Weekend Movie Guide: Twilight on Shyamalan?
By this time Monday, the dust will have settled and it is possible that The Twilight Saga: Eclipse will set a record for largest opening weekend ever. While it's fair to say that the film is the best (e.g. least shitty) of the series, one must also mention that the entire Twilight phenomenon continues to impart awful lessons about emotionally abusive and obsessive relationships to millions of young women across America. It's weirdo Mormon lessons should be alternately shunned and ridiculed. If you are indeed an actual (and not ironic) fan of the series, the same applies to you. Get off my lawn!
After the embarrassing Lady in the Water and the dreadful The Happening it looked like things couldn't get any worse for delusional director M. Night Shyamalan. Nope! Amazingly, The Last Airbender may be even worse than the evil Sex and the City 2. Where in the hell have Taylor Hackford and Joe Pesci been? Sadly, it looks like Love Ranch is not a return to form for either of them (though Helen Mirren is, as always, splendid). As much as I love the idea of Great Directors, I would much prefer to see it as a series on cable instead of a movie. There is simply too much material to cover in two hours. As a result, the film feels light.
Tickets, Showtimes, Reviews and Previews after the jump!