| Mar 21, 2014
| 5:22 AM
In Veronica Roth's young adult trilogy of best-selling futuristic hellholes, being a "divergent" means you avoid easy categorization and defy the crushing dictates of your overseers.
The movie version of "Divergent" is no divergent. It goes along to get...
| Feb 23, 2013
| 10:30 PM
Seems like the “Twilight” folks saved the worst for last.
“Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2,” the last of five films adapting author Stephenie Meyer’s best-selling tales of vampires, werewolves and teen lust, was...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 3:41 PM
Every day, they sit alone in their offices, writing about love, passion, romance.
They bring to life muscled heroes, dangerous vixens, strong heroines — lovers all — then put enormous obstacles in the way of the would-be lovers so they...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 10:46 AM
Breaking Dawn Part 2, the final Twilight movie -- and the climax of Stephenie Meyer's best-selling series -- is sure to delight loyal fans. But critics aren't so kind, giving the movie reviews of the single-star variety for weak acting, poor special...
| Mar 5, 2012
| 12:49 PM
With less than three weeks remaining before "The Hunger Games" movie is released, I thought it was time to join the 20-plus millions who have read books in Suzanne Collins' hit trilogy. (That and the contunued urging of my teen-age niece, K.T.)
| Mar 20, 2012
| 6:43 PM
When the lights dim for "Hunger Games" at midnight Thursday, Fatimah Nelson, who bought tickets weeks ago, will be there, a bit breathless, at the edge of a plush seat at Arundel Mills.
"I've been waiting months and months and months," says the Baltimore...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 3:00 AM
With so many tickets sold in advance of the release of "The Hunger Games," reviews may be beside the point. With millions of readers already drawn into Suzanne Collins' trilogy about the post-apocalyptic world of Panem, the way has been paved for a...
| Oct 4, 2011
| 11:32 AM
History and present day are interwoven along the train tracks of the old B&O Railroad in Ellicott City. The ruins of Hell House, an old seminary, and the railroad itself are full of stories, and Columbia writer Jamie Wasserman has added one more tale to...
| Mar 26, 2012
| 8:01 AM
As I noted Saturday, The Hunger Games movie was off to a big weekend, and the totals are huge: about $155 million.
To give it some perspective, that topped the total from the Top 12 movies for all but two weekends this year, according to Box Office Mojo,...
| Nov 19, 2011
| 2:09 PM
I never liked the idea of taking a book and splitting it into two movies -- as happened with "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" and is now happening with "Breaking Dawn" of the Twilight series. I've always said, if you can cram "Gone With the Wind"...
| Nov 21, 2008
You want your first crush to last" could have been the theme song for Twilight, the movie version of Stephenie Meyer's mammoth best-seller about a high school junior, Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart), who moves from her mother's place in arid Phoenix to her...
| Jul 4, 2014
Who I am
Anna Heinemann from Oak Park.
"Shiver" by Maggie Stiefvater, "Graceling" by Kristin Cashore, "Cinder" by Marissa Meyer and "Code Name Verity" by Elizabeth Wein.
This piece first ran in Printers Row Journal,...