Many thanks to Dana Stevens of Slate for recommending this heartwarming little film:
As we get ready for next week’s big release, Will Ferrell’s “Land of the Lost,” let’s take a moment to remember the deliciously cheesy Saturday morning television show that inspired it.
I get a kick out of silly parodies like this “Terminator” power ballad.
Check out Entertainment Weekly’s gallery of shots from the set of “New Moon.” They say that even though Edward does not play much of a role in the book, fans have been assured that the popular Robert Pattinson will play a significant role in the film.
But this film is where we — and Bella — really get to know Jacob, played by Taylor Lautner, who put on 25 pounds of muscle for the role. I interviewed Taylor four years ago when he appeared in The Adventures of SharkBoy and LavaGirl in 3-D, written and directed by Robert Rodriguez (the “Spy Kids” series). At that time Lautner had already won three junior world karate championships. You can see in the interview the qualities that made it possible for him to persuade the producers that he could convince an audience that he had grown up as quickly as Jacob does in the book.