Stephenie Meyer

There’s an immersive summer camp experience waiting for her Keri Russell in ‘Austenland,’ out on Blu-ray, where actors in period costumes play out the typical Austen roles as women like her live out their fantasies. Like strippers, however, there is no actual intimacy at Austenland.


‘The Host’ could have been an exploration of internal conflict, or a mystery that questions whether Melanie still exists in this body that once belonged to her. Unfortunately all is explained from the moment the movie begins, and we are left to trod the cinematic desert without a drop of tension to sustain us.