Grey Issues: A Look at “Fifty Shades of Grey”

In 2011, British novelist E.L. James wrote an erotica Twilight fan fiction series originally titled Master of the Universe. Later, the story was re-worked, self published and released in Australia as an e-book under its new name, Fifty Shades of Grey. The story went viral and was eventually picked up by a division of Random House, printed and released in 2012 in paperback format. Housewives went nuts over the steamy romance between Christian Grey and Ana Steele, […]

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Warm Bodies: Twilight for Zombie Lovers

R (played by Nicholas Hoult) lives in an airplane at an abandoned airport filled with hundreds of other moaning zombies just like him. Day in and day out he shuffles through life with no pulse and no memory of his life before he was dead, thriving on a regular diet of brains. But all that changes the day he meets Julie (Theresa Palmer). There’s just something about her – nevermind that he ate her boyfriend’s […]

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Books, Movies

Beautiful Creatures: Another YA hit Novel Goes to the Big Screen

When Hollywood can’t come up with something original, it looks to popular books to bring in big bucks at the box office. One needs to look no further than Harry Potter, Twilight or The Hunger Games to see that this formula can indeed work – Summit Entertainment made billions on the Twilight franchise alone. Warner Brothers hopes its adaptation of the novel Beautiful Creatures by the writing team of Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, will […]

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