Which words turn up most in Hunger Games, Twilight, and Harry Potter?

Certainly The Hunger Games and Twilight are very different media experiences, but how do the YA series differ in their actual vocabulary and sentence structure? Slate put together a textual analysis of Suzanne Collins and Stephenie Meyer's series, alongside J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter novels. » 11/23/13 10:00am 11/23/13 10:00am

The Host is the most terrible movie you'll ever fall in love with

Everybody loves dystopias right now. And we're in the middle of a huge boom in movies about sexy young people who are struggling to figure out their identities and which hottie they want to boink. Both of these trends are inherently absurd, so it's a pleasure to encounter a movie that embraces the absurdity as… » 3/29/13 9:00am 3/29/13 9:00am

The Host and Gattaca director Andrew Niccol explains his obsession with…

From The Truman Show, Gattaca to In Time, director Andrew Niccol is swiftly becoming Hollywood's go-to architect of beautiful but dangerously flawed utopias. But what's his attraction to these tidy futures? In our exclusive interview, the director of The Host explains the message behind his shiny, disturbing visions. » 3/27/13 12:45pm 3/27/13 12:45pm

The Host trailer shows just how these alien parasites infect your brain

This is the first good, long look we're getting at The Host, the movie version of Stephenie Meyer's novel about an alien invasion that takes over the bodies of humans. When one human host won't vacate her old shell, love happens. Honestly, this trailer does make the whole thing look pretty fun. And the resistance… » 2/14/13 12:30pm 2/14/13 12:30pm

Jasper Hale spent the first Twilight movie wanting to kill Bella

The movie version of the Twilight saga comes to an end tomorrow — with quite possibly the biggest vampire smackdown ever committed to film. We sat down with Jackson Rathbone, who plays Jasper, for an exclusive interview. Rathbone told us about the massive battle scene — and why Twilight's vampires are sort of like the… » 11/15/12 9:00am 11/15/12 9:00am

First trailer for The Host is sexy Body Snatchers

Now that the Twilight franchise is nearing completion with the release of Breaking Dawn: Part 2, it's time for Stephenie Meyer to release yet another teenage love bomb upon this world. Behold, the first real trailer for The Host. A story about two kids who find each other and fall in love, despite the rest of the… » 11/13/12 7:51am 11/13/12 7:51am

First footage of The Host feels like Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Holy cow, the first ever footage from Stephenie Meyer's latest book adaptation The Host is drowning in angsty teen romance. Watch as an collection of attractive teens run through tunnels while dealing with their alien possessed friend played by Saoirse Ronan (who plays "Wanda" the alien stuck inside the teen… » 5/29/12 9:36am 5/29/12 9:36am

Watch Bella tell Edward she's carrying his unholy vampire spawn in 4…

It's the beginning of the end for Stephanie Meyer's Twilight series. Breaking Dawn Part 1 promises so much for the vampires who sparkle and their clumsy human mates — including one of the most famous sex scenes in literary history, followed by one of the most famous birth scenes! Watch the first clips now! » 11/03/11 6:30am 11/03/11 6:30am