Breaking Bland: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 Reviewed

Bella and Ed are dead. Finally.


Movies & Television
The cruel wait for this year's hotly anticipated (ha) release is over—and so is the Twilight series. Thank the Mormon heavens. Breaking Dawn Part 2 screened after WW press deadlines, but vampophile Kelly Clarke was there to endure the carnage.Critic's Grade: C-The first Twilight hit theaters in 2008, a gentler time when fans of supernatural romance had less to choose from when it came to ...   More
Thursday, November 15, 2012 KELLY CLARKE

Headout: Blood Feud

Pale, shirtless pretty boys with pointy teeth. How do they compare?

It’s been almost a decade since Buffy the vampire slayer dusted her last television bloodsucker and delivered her final snark-laden riposte, but the show’s popularity has endured in the hear   More
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Bad Baby Belly: Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 Reviewed


Movies & Television
Team Edward/Jacob, Bella and baby make three, but the latest Twilight installment's due date was past WW press deadlines. We got a look at the newborn last night. It wasn't pretty.  The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1WW Critic's Score: 29After three tween-baiting movies packed with innumerable shirt-rippings and furrowed brows, the Twilight saga is finally getting to the good stuff. And by ...   More
Friday, November 18, 2011 KELLY CLARKE

Vampire Bites

The people who brought you B-Movie Bingo help you endure the teen vamps.

Movie Reviews & Stories
Breaking Dawn, the fourth movie in the sparkly, kinda-Mormon vampire franchise Twilight, opens this Friday.    More
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 AARON MESH

Nobody Works Anymore: Twatch, Watch and Whistle

(Above: Oregonian columnist Chelsea Cain and Oregon icon Pennie Lane at Nordy's fashion show for PICA) TWATCH WATCH 2008 : The Twilight Kids (and Moms) weigh in on WW"s fashionable take on the most anticipated movie EVER ! At least they thought this: was better than this: DECEMBER MORN : The Decemberists pen a little ditty about Valerie Plame [mp3]? Who knew? [New York ] GOSSIP ...   More
Tuesday, September 30, 2008 Byron Beck

TWATCH 2008: Twilight Final Trailer is Here (and so are my pics of the set where it was shot)

TWILLLLLLLIGGGGGGHHT!!! You can almost hear the deafening sound of one billion virgins screaming that across the globe. That's because the "final" trailer for that film , which is going to be unleashed on audiences Nov. 21, is upon us. And, guess what, a big chunk of that trailer, comes from the spot where we recently shot our Fall Fashion cover for Willamette Week and I spent ...   More
Friday, October 10, 2008 Byron Beck

Women Who Run With the Werewolves: New Moon Reviewed

Hidden from critics until last night, here's... The Twilight Saga: New Moon She should so choose Jacob. From an opening dream sequence that echoes Wild Strawberries to a cliffhanger finale featuring an ingeniously hammy Michael Sheen—and especially in the middle, while a shirtless wolfpack broods and brawls across the screen—New Moon is infinitely better than Twilight. Sorry, ...   More
Thursday, November 19, 2009 AARON MESH

Once Bitten: Grilling Robert Pattinson's Twilight photo/stunt double Preston Johnson.

Preston Johnson, 22, had just gotten out of class in Eugene when he got the call from a casting agency: “Do you still have long hair?” they asked. A couple weeks, hair length confirmation and multiple auditions later, the University of Oregon student was kickin' it on the set of a small film called Twilight with actors Kristen Stewart (Bella), Robert Pattinson (Edward) and the rest ...   More
Tuesday, December 1, 2009 India Nicholas

Too Soon, Robert Pattinson, Too Soon: Remember Me Reviewed

The new movie with that vampire kid was perfunctorily screened last night for critics who, judging from the angry exclamations in the row behind me, hated it. They're wrong. Remember Me WW Critic's Rating: 74 Remember Me will be long remembered for its ending—a finger shoved in the eye socket of middlebrow good taste, and a forearm shiver to the gut—but in a just world, it ...   More
Thursday, March 11, 2010 AARON MESH

WW Trades Twilight: Eclipse Sneak Preview Screening for Fan Fiction

Don't say we never did anything for Portland's sizable vamp-crazed teen and mom demographic. WW is giving away a pair of tickets for a special red-carpet sneak-preview screening of the latest installment of America's most swoony undead love triangle, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, on Tuesday, June 29. Who gets the tix? That's be the Portlander who writes the most compelling Edward, Bella and Abs ...   More
Tuesday, June 22, 2010 KELLY CLARKE


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