Night Falling

Full disclosure: I’ve never read Twilight, the 2005 young-adult novel by Stephenie Meyer that spawned three additional novels and a serious fan following. But I know dozens of people who are addicted to the series, from adults to my thirteen-year-old niece, who read Twilight “in, like, a day,” she says. “I couldn’t put it down. I’m counting the days till the movie comes out.”

Her count has now reached one: The film version of Twilight hits screens all across the nation tomorrow. It’s bound to give other record-breaking films based on young-adult series a run for their money (we’re looking at you, Harry Potter!). Even those — like me — who haven’t picked up the book can enjoy the age-old tale of love between misfits. In this case, the star-crossed pair comprises Isabella (Bella) Swan, a human, and Edward Cullen, a vampire.

Shy Bella is somewhat of an outcast; when she moves from Phoenix, Arizona, to Forks, Washington, to live with her father, she suddenly finds herself at-tracting more male attention than she really wants. And Edward, the only boy Bella would consider dating, seems inexplicably repulsed by her, attempting to avoid her at all costs. When the two finally do fall in love, they find their union threatened by a vampire coven whose members think it would be fun to hunt Bella for sport.

Be among the very first to catch Twilight at a 12:01 a.m. showing at Colorado Cinemas in Cherry Creek (3000 East First Avenue), Arvada (5550 Wadsworth Boulevard) or Littleton (8035 West Bowles Avenue). For information on the film, visit
Thu., Nov. 20, 2008

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Amber Taufen has been writing about people, places and things in Denver since 2005. She works as an editor, writer, and production and process guru out of her home office in the foothills.
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