Twilight interests me because it almost takes the “mass” out of “mass entertainment.” Most film franchises have their special target audiences but also try to sweep in as many other customers as possible. James Bond’s macho thrills and high-tech nonsense may be male-oriented, but they cut across age divisions. (Going into Twilight, I crossed paths with two geezers, at least two years older than I am, chortling over the body count in Quantum of...
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