Film Review: The Host

(Published in the April edition of Sage)

From Twilight author Stephenie Meyer, The Host is a science fiction romance novel that introduces an unseen alien race known as Souls, which take over Earth and its inhabitants’ bodies. Adapted and directed by Andrew Niccol, the film version, released this month, follows 17-year-old Melanie Stryder (Saoirse Ronan) who has been taken over by a Soul known as Wanderer. Melanie refuses to just fade away, however. When Wanderer starts hearing Melanie’s voice inside her head and experiencing memories of her brother Jamie (Chandler Canterbury) and boyfriend Jared (Max Irons), she sets out to risk everything to find Melanie’s loved ones, as she struggles to put aside the strong human emotions that are refusing to let her cooperate.

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Film Review: The Twilight Saga – Breaking Dawn (Part 2)

The final film in a franchise adapted from Stephenie Meyer‘s supernatural romance novels, Breaking Dawn – Part 2 is the fifth and final instalment to the love-it-or-hate-it Twilight Saga, concluding the series with the second part of the adaptation of her final novel, Breaking Dawn. Directed by Bill Condon, who also directed Breaking Dawn – Part 1 which was released this time last year, Part 2 picks up with newly turned vampire Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart), her now vampire husband Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) and their newborn half-human/half-vampire child Renesmee (Mackenzie Foy). When the news reaches the Volturi, however, the coven begin a plan to destroy the Cullen family for bringing an immortal children into their world. On the brink of a vampire war, the Cullen’s must gather vampire clans from around the world, but will it all end in disaster? Or will the new powers of Bella and her daughter be strong enough to defeat the coven?

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From The Creator of ‘Twilight’ – The Host Gets A Full Trailer

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This month we have an interesting new trailer for The Host, an adaptation of Twilight author Stephenie Meyer’s sci-fi romance.

Directed by Andrew Niccol, the new trailer does a great job of setting up the film’s plot, which is about the survival of love and the human spirit in a time of war, set in a futuristic world that has been invaded by an unseen enemy that host themselves in humans.

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Ranked: The Twilight Saga

Released between 2008 and 2012, The Twilight Saga, based on Stephenie Meyer‘s vampire-themed fantasy romance novels, is known for being both loved and hated by two very conflicting audiences. Whilst I feel like I always have to justify myself when I say that I like the Twilight films, there’s no denying that I do, but I find myself on very neutral grounds about the Saga on a whole, both loving and hating it for many different reasons.

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Meet Renesmee Cullen: New Breaking Dawn Images

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We have the first set of images for the latest Twilight film this week, introducing us to some of the new characters who will be joining the cast as well as Bella and Edward’s new born vampire child.

Directed by Bill Condon, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 is the final instalment in a series of adaptations based on Stephenie Meyer’s highly acclaimed supernatural romance novels.

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Film Review: The Twilight Saga – Breaking Dawn (Part 1)

(Written for Lost In The Multiplex and published in Issue 4 of In Retrospect)

Directed by Bill Condon, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 is the first part to the final instalment of Stephenie Meyer‘s Twilight Saga novels.

The first part of Breaking Dawn follows Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) and her now vampire fiancé Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) through their marriage and honeymoon to the life-threatening consequence of Bella falling pregnant. Now, with the Volturi coven waiting for Bella to be turned immortal and the Quileute werewolf pack keeping guard, Bella must prepare to say goodbye to the ones she loves as she weakens from the blood-sucking baby inside of her.

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9 New Images for Part 1 of Twilight: Breaking Dawn

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With the release of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 this Friday (18th November), we have nine new images from the film, just to get you that little bit more excited.

Breaking Dawn is he final novel to Stephenie Meyer‘s Twilight Saga. This first part follows Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) and her vampire boyfriend Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) through their marriage and honeymoon to the life-threatening consequence of Bella becoming pregnant. Now, with the Volturi, a vampire coven, waiting for Bella to be turned immortal and the Quileute werewolf tribe keeping guard, Bella must say goodbye to the ones she loves and prepare for the birth of her blood-sucking baby as they watch her weaken from its thirst.

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Jake Abel and Max Irons to Lead In ‘The Host’

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Jake Abel and Max Irons have been confirmed to play the two lead roles in an adaptation of Twilight author Stephenie Meyer‘s, The Host, reported FirstSource this week.

The Host is a science fiction/romance novel by Stephenie Meyer that introduces an alien race called the Souls, who take over the Earth and its inhabitants by inserting themselves into a human body. One Soul, who is fused with a woman named Melanie Stryder, becomes overwhelmed by the vividness of human memories and emotions and begins to lose control over its possession over her body. The soul, who renames herself as Wanda, chooses to seek out human contact instead of following her race’s master plan.

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Breaking Dawn Updates

As Breaking Dawn starts filming this week, the new cast set is revealed.

Breaking Dawn, the fourth and final part to Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight Saga, continues to follow Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart), Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) and Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner) on their human/vampire/werewolf love triangle. I can imagine people cringing at the idea already, but you just wait. Bella and Edward get married, and whilst on their honeymoon Bella realises that she is pregnant with a half-human/half-vampire child. As love-struck and pathetic as the plot sounds, I think this could be the best book adaptation from the Saga, especially when war breaks out with the Volturi.

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Film Review: The Twilight Saga – Eclipse

From Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight Saga, the third film adaptation from her novel collection, Eclipse, is directed by David Slade, who has already dabbled in the vampire franchise with 30 Days of Night. Eclipse, living up to the Saga’s bad criticisms, churns morals to its younger audience and disappoints with changes from the original film and cast. But it’s not that bad, it’s just not one to charm its haters.

Eclipse follows the story of Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) who must finally choose between her glittering vampire boyfriend Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) and werewolf phasing best friend Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner) as the two most important people in her life must work together to fight and protect her as an army of vampires form to destroy the Cullen family.

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