Dylan Moran said that a woman’s life is like a constant opera with masks falling to the floor throughout your life whereas men have one finger up their nose, the other hand on their dick and they get taller. This pretty much sums up the Twilight Saga.
We pick up two days after the end of Breaking Dawn Part 1, so newcomers beware there isn’t any recapping. Bella (Kristen Stewart) has survived the ordeal of child birth and being turned into a vampire by her one true love Edward (Robert Pattison). Her first hurdle is coming to terms with how Jacob (Taylor Lautner) has imprinted (a process where a werewolf commits to one person for the rest of their life) himself on her newborn daughter. This isn’t as creepy as it sounds and doesn’t cause much consternation. Where the tension comes from is the Volturi coven, lead by Aro (Micheal Sheen) who see Bella and Edward’s daughter Renesmee as a threat to all vampires.
Robert Pattinson tries to distance himself from the Twilight Saga with David Cronenberg’s adaptation of Don DeLillo’s 2003 novel Cosmopolis.
The story concerns Eric Packer, a 28 year old market analyst billionaire who travels around town in a white stretch limo while his fortunes slip away. He entertains many a passenger philosophising with each and slowly becomes more unhinged as the day progresses. Finally finding the barber he has been searching for from the opening scene he ends up realising the expected threat on his life isn’t as far fetched as he previously thought.
I’d happily leave the review at that but we’re not nearly as cool as Mongrel was, so take a few minutes to read this and at least you won’t have wasted 100 minutes of your life.
Congratulations to the Lighthouse Cinema on their launch of the 10th JDIFF last night. The cinema was packed to the rafters with Dublin cinephiles.
The guest of honour Stellan Skarsgård was in flying form and got us all into festival mood, with the complementary whiskey helping as well.
The programme certainly doesn’t disappoint and for a full look at what’s coming up, check out the JDIFF site or use the embedded program at the bottom of this post.
But to make things that little bit easier when going through the program I have picked a few highlights.
With the fourth instalment of the Twilight saga the melodrama is cranked all the way to eleven.
Unintentially humourous moments? Slow? Joyless?
Sounds like Tree of Life to me!