Variety sucks and rocks at the same time, the Dark Knight is awesome, and don’t let your daughters read Twilight.

Maybe it’s cheating because I got this link from the website I write for, but meh. It’s pretty dang funny, and I love that Variety themselves host and link to the original video.

Variety’s version of the video…

And here a few more links to that have kind of been building up in my mind.

First, I know it’s a little late, but it’s Manohla Dargis’s review of The Dark Knight, the single best review I read of that movie, and one of the better ones that I’ve ever read. It’s insightful, sensitive, and very aware of the film’s flaws, while also addressing criticism against the movie with a swift and sure hand. It’s also extremely well written, not just a whole bunch of big fancy words strung together like the bad and sometimes head inflated critics do, but words that are actually creatively used and make it fun ot read while also learning some important ways to look at the movie.

Second, this is a review from Salon about how Twilight is more than just sappy teen literature that just happens to be a bestseller. People compare it often to the Harry Potter series, but as the article points out, the comparison is only apt on the surface; dig just a tiny bit deeper and you’ll see instantaneously the differences: Twilight’s audience is almost exclusively female, whereas Harry Potter reaches from tiny toddlers all the way up to old men, across all ages and demographics all across the world, and has been much better reviewed and received by critics and much better loved at the box office (Twilight had less than half the audience on Saturday than it did on Friday).

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2 Responses to “Variety sucks and rocks at the same time, the Dark Knight is awesome, and don’t let your daughters read Twilight.”

  1. Totally not cheating. As long as you credit your source.

  2. seems likely that they will come out with a Twilight sequel pretty soon, there’s a crazy lot of ticket sales at stake

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