PREMIERED: March 9
AIRS: 10 p.m. Monday
THE PREMISE: A cop and a best-selling mystery author (Nathan Fillion, above) team up to solve a murder that resembles scenes from the writer's novels. By helping serve justice, the author finds inspiration for a new novel series featuring the cop.
MY THOUGHTS: A twist on criminal mysteries that teens might find interesting.
-- Michele Falin
RELEASED: March 6
MPAA RATING: R
THE PLOT: In an alternate 1985, the United States faces the threat of nuclear holocaust. Superheroes are outlawed, but after they realize the seriousness of the threat, they don their costumes.
MY THOUGHTS: Director Zack Snyder creates beautiful cinematography while staying true to the graphic novel. There are many explicit scenes, both sexual and violent, but the plot is powerful.
Several critics claim the plot is hard to follow, but it's not, as long as you analyze the movie while watching it.
The best part is the motif of the Doomsday Clock.
-- Amber Forbes
RELEASED ON DVD: Saturday
MPAA RATING: PG-13
THE PLOT: This movie based on the best-selling book by Stephenie Meyer is about an awkward teen, Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart), who moves to live with her father in Forks, Wash. She meets a mysterious, gorgeous guy, Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson). Their attraction is explosive, and she falls in love, while figuring out he is a vampire. Edward tries to resist, but that's easier said than done.
MY THOUGHTS: The plot closely follows the book. I thought this movie was amazing and a "must see."
-- Lindsay Garrick