1. Entertainment

    RiffTrax Wants to Make Fun of Twilight in Theaters, We Want That Too

    In the not too distant future, somewhere in movie theaters, Mike Nelson and his RiffTrax pals could be making fun of Twilight live for your entertainment. That's right, the RiffTrax team wants to do another of their simulcast live events where they make fun of a movie, and they want that movie to be Twilight. To do that though, they have to acquire the rights to the film, which can be expensive. They've launched a Kickstarter campaign that is already over three times its goal, but that still might not be enough to make this happen -- and I really, really want this to happen.

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  2. Entertainment

    Watch the First Four Minutes of Warm Bodies, We Promise It’s Not Just Zombie Twilight

    Hearing there's a movie that's a love story between a human girl and a zombie could draw instant comparisons to Twilight on the basis of a girl and an undead boy being in love, but the first trailer for Warm Bodies alleviated most of those suspicions. It even looked pretty good. Today they released a clip of the first four minutes of Warm Bodies that should put to rest any lingering doubts that this thing has potential.

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  3. Entertainment

    Twilight Taught in Honors College Literature Course

    This is an actual thing happening at an actual college. Ohio State University is teaching sparkly tween paranormal romance Twilight as part of an honors literature course. Taken from the actual course's syllabus, which can be downloaded here:

    While we read and discuss some important, influential narratives about the supernatural – Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Henry James’ The Turn of the Screw, and Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight as well a few minor works – we will also explore how these texts, like much other fiction, try to create particular reading experiences, as they push us to consider the nature and importance of literary imagination and the way fiction’s seductiveness is tied to other potentially dangerous attractions.

    For good measure, here's how a fairly esteemed college feels about Twilight.

    (epicponyz via The Daily What)

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  4. Entertainment

    Woman Gets Full-Back Twilight Tattoo

    After a woman named Cathy Ward lost a huge amount of weight (14 dress sizes), she wanted to reward herself with something symbolizing what inspired her the most ... The Biggest Loser. No! Twilight, obviously. She was inspired by Twilight. Ummm ... congratulations?

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  5. Entertainment

    Anne Rice Calls Vampires in Highschool “Ridiculous”

    Anne Rice news is making the entertainment blogs this weekend for an interview with Vulture Magazine in which she hypothetically casts a hypothetical modern adaptation of Interview With a Vampire, mentioning, among other people, Robert Downey, Jr. for the role of Lestat.

    Now Lestat, there are a lot of people who could play Lestat... Jamie Bamber, he’s terrific, I was just watching him last night in England’s Law & Order. I’d seen him on Battlestar Galactica, but I’d never seen him unleash that beautiful diction. So I think there are many, many actors...
    Robert Downey Jr.? That would be wonderful. He is a great actor. He would bring the gravitas and the wit and humor and all of that to the part, and I don’t think he’s too old. I think if he had a blond wig and makeup, he would be a wonderful Lestat. Lestat has to have the gravitas of a 200-year-old man and Robert Downey Jr. can do it.
    But we were actually much more interested in her comments on Twilight.

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  6. Geekolinks

    Geekolinks: 7/10

    6 People Who Turned Crime Into Legal Careers (Cracked)

    Watch All The Emmy Nominees for Best Main Title Sequence (Motionographer)

    They Are Making A Calvin & Hobbes Stamp (USPS)

    If The Expendables Were Women (ScreenRant)

    5 More Mythical Things Bella Swan Should Fall In Love With (NPR)

    Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game (Little Bo Beep)

    The Life of Nikola Tesla in Animated Form (jeremiahjw)

      (image via ToughPigs.)

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    • Entertainment

      We Ask Prominent Geeks: Team Edward, or Team Jacob? We Get … Interesting Replies

      Twilight: Eclipse: This is a movie that is in movie theaters, and some people are apparently very excited about it. Yesterday, there was quite a stir at Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan’s Senate confirmation hearing when a senator pseudo-asked her stance on the Twilight feud between Edward (the vampire) and Jacob (the werewolf). Against our [...]

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    • Entertainment

      Elena Kagan Wishes You Wouldn’t Ask Her About Twilight [Video]

      Three days into Elena Kagan's confirmation hearings, Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar decided to enter into uncharted territory: Twilight. Is nothing sacred? Klobuchar: "I keep wanting to ask you about the famous case of Edward vs. Jacob or the vampire vs. the werewolf." Kagan: "I wish you wouldn't."

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    • Geekolinks

      Geekolinks: 6/29

      Bros ice famous movies (CollegeHumor) This guinea pig festival does not end like you expect it to (Telegraph) Harvey Pekar interview in comic form (Smith) Final Fantasy fashion shoot (Styleite) In defense of Buckaroo Banzai (Forces of Geek) LEAVE TWILIGHT FANS ALONE (Salon) The man who hated Deus Ex, ten years later (Rock Paper Shotgun) (title image via Kotaku.)

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    • Entertainment

      Twilight: Eclipse Blasted with Bad IMDb Ratings Before Anyone’s Even Seen It

      In spite of the fact that The Twilight Saga: Eclipse hasn't even hit movie theaters yet and has only been seen by a handful of celebrities and reporters at last week's premiere, it's getting barraged by awful, awful ratings on IMDb. Twilight: Eclipse currently has a 3.3 rating out of 2,818 votes; by contrast, Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever, which is widely considered to be one of the worst movies of all time and has an abysmal 00% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, beats it with an IMDb rating of 3.4.

      You can guess why:

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    • Geekolinks

      Geekolinks: 6/19

      The Story of the Original Star Wars Poster (LA Times)

      Metriod: Other M Trailer (Joystiq)

      Twilight for Men (NSFW) (QDB)

      E3 In Review (Kotaku)

      Rain Powered Umbrella Drum (Tuvie)

      Violinist Provides All Sound for Super Mario Bros. (Visionclassicjp)

      If Sports Got Reported Like Science (Uffish)

      (image via HuffPo.)

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    • Entertainment

      Christopher Nolan Talks Inception, Batman, Superman, and 3-D

      Movie maestro Christopher Nolan, who in my book can never do any wrong, screened a double feature of Insomnia and The Dark Knight at the Hero Complex Film Festival in LA this past weekend. In between the two films, he was gracious enough to participate in a Q&A about his movies past, present, and future. With all the buzz behind Inception, Batman 3, and the Superman reboot gaining traction--most recently the rumor about fan favorite Joseph Gordon-Levitt being pegged as The Riddler--I'll take whatever words from the man himself that I can get. After the jump, check out some of the interesting tidbits:

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    • Entertainment

      New Twilight Book’s Pallbearing Werewolves Show Incorrect Coffin-Carrying Protocol

      Allow us to explain: This is a shot from a London bookstore yesterday, when copies of Stephanie Meyer's new short novel set in the Twilight universe were delivered to the store... by werewolf. Shirtless, barefoot, cosmetically muddied werewolves, carrying a coffin full of books that will be "kept under guard before fans can get their hands on them." The book goes on sale at midnight EST today. Obviously, our biggest problem with this is that they are totally the worst pallbearers ever.

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    • Entertainment

      The MIT Science Fiction Society’s Review of Twilight

      QED. Click to enlarge.

      (MIT Science Fiction Society via The Daily What)

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    • Entertainment

      How Dracula’s Birthday Taught Me To Trust Campy Lesbian Vampire Comedies

      It was on May 26th in 1897 that Bram Stoker's vampire novel Dracula first made its way onto bookstore shelves and into popular lore. When I just recently learned this fact, I raised my fists to the air, thinking loudly, "This is the day that 113 years ago, a course of events was put into motion that ultimately led to Twilight! Curses!" I had, of course, assumed that as the definitive piece of vampire literature, Dracula was also the first. But you know what they say: When you assume, you make incorrect claims about the ancient origins of irritating popular culture phenomena. Or something to that effect. After a bit of research, just to confirm my disdain was well founded, I realized it wasn't. Dracula was actually preceded and inspired by the work Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, which came out in 1872. This novel, the real first vampire novel (though still not the first piece of vampire fiction), tells the story of a lesbian vampire who seduces a young girl and manipulates her family. Wait a minute. Carmilla sounds familiar. Lesbian vampires. I've got it! It turns out, this movie wasn't the completely random romp I once considered it to be:

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