Tag Archives: Kristen Stewart

Still Alice

LIVE IN THE MOMENT.  50-year-old linguistics professor Alice Howland (Julianne Moore) begins to notice disturbing little things about herself; after getting lost while out jogging, her doctor diagnoses her with early onset Alzheimer’s. A straightforward drama portraying a relatively young woman and her family’s attempts to get used to an aggressive, debilitating disease that can’t … Continue reading Still Alice

Café Society

ANYONE WHO IS ANYONE WILL BE SEEN AT CAFÉ SOCIETY. In the 1930s, Bobby Dorfman (Jesse Eisenberg) moves to Hollywood where his powerful uncle (Steve Carell) gives him a job at his agency; he falls in love with a secretary (Kristen Stewart), without realizing that she’s having an affair with his uncle. A pleasant but … Continue reading Café Society

Breaking Dawn – Part 2

After having been rescued by Edward (Robert Pattinson), Bella (Kristen Stewart) is trying to get used to her new life as a mother and a vampire… but her family is threatened by the Volturi. The fifth and final film in the Twilight series covers the last part of Stephenie Meyer’s novel and some aspects of … Continue reading Breaking Dawn – Part 2

Snow White and the Huntsman

When Princess Snow White (Kristen Stewart) escapes from the prison cell where her now dead father’s wicked wife (Charlize Theron) put her, the new queen sends a troubled huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) out to catch her. The old fairy tale gets a makeover (released the same year as another version, Mirror Mirror) that should send audiences … Continue reading Snow White and the Huntsman

Breaking Dawn – Part 1

FOREVER IS ONLY THE BEGINNING. After finally walking down the aisle, Bella and Edward (Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson) go on a honeymoon that is abruptly interrupted when she falls critically ill… The fourth part of the Twilight franchise takes the romance to a more mature level, but still remains simplistic and dreamy enough to keep its fan base … Continue reading Breaking Dawn – Part 1

The Runaways

IT’S 1975 AND THEY’RE ABOUT TO EXPLODE.  The story of the rise and fall of the first successful all-girl hard rock band, The Runaways, focuses on its most colorful and famous members, Cherie Currie and Joan Jett. They’re convincingly portrayed by Dakota Fanning and Kristen Stewart (who’s clearly looking for something a bit more challenging … Continue reading The Runaways


IT ALL BEGINS… WITH A CHOICE. As Bella (Kristen Stewart) tries to choose between the vampire and the werewolf (Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner), Seattle is plagued by a series of killings. The 30 Days of Night (2007) director was picked for the third chapter of the Twilight saga, which garnered a few positive reviews… but all I can see is … Continue reading Eclipse

New Moon

THE NEXT CHAPTER BEGINS. Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) realizes that he poses a threat to Bella’s (Kristen Stewart) life and leaves her; as she tries to deal with her loss, Bella becomes more attached to Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner). The sequel to Twilight (2008) was frowned upon by critics and unconditionally loved by Stephenie Meyer’s teenage fans. Chris … Continue reading New Moon

What Just Happened

IN HOLLYWOOD, EVERYBODY CAN HEAR YOU SCREAM.  This movie, which chronicles a Hollywood producer’s harried life as he’s trying to please studio bosses, egotistical movie stars and two ex-wives is easy to believe as it was based on real-life producer Art Linson’s book. Everybody involved here must have had plenty to bring to the table; … Continue reading What Just Happened


WHEN YOU CAN LIVE FOREVER WHAT DO YOU LIVE FOR? 17-year-old Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) moves to a small Washington town to live with her father; she falls in love with a boy (Robert Pattinson) who turns out to be a vampire. This film adaptation was much appreciated by the teenage girls who had turned Stephenie … Continue reading Twilight

Into the Wild: Dream or Death Wish

YOUR GREAT ADVENTURE ON ALASKA. The story of Christopher McCandless continues to be controversial. Jon Krakauer’s book, the documentary, and now this film by Sean Penn all address the positive aspects of the young man who ended up starving to death in 1992 in the Alaskan wilderness. But, as a friend of mine told me, … Continue reading Into the Wild: Dream or Death Wish


ANYWHERE. ANYTHING. INSTANTLY. At the age of 15, David Rice (Hayden Christensen) discovers that he has the supernatural ability to transport himself from one place to another within seconds. The concept tickles the imagination, but the filmmakers are unable to deliver. Those in the film who are “jumpers” don’t do much with their powers apart … Continue reading Jumper