Taylor Lautner shirtless in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse helps to advance the film's plot in a number of ways: a) you can see why Kristen Stewart's Bella may wonder if a werewolf might be more enticing than a vampire b) it shows that Lautner's Jacob represents earthiness and sexual desire while Robert Pattinson's thin, white-faced Edward represent etherealness and spiritual love c) it shows that Jacob may be young but he's a man. In other words, you can lust after him without feeling guilty.
Directed by David Slade, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse opens on June 30.
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In other news…
The Online Film Critics Society, the international association for Internet-based film reviewers and journalists, has elected its new Governing Committee.
Readers of film websites will recognize the names:
Eric D. Snider was re-elected to a second consecutive term. The Portland, Ore.-based critic writes for Film.com, Cinematical, and EricDSnider.com.
Phil Hall, who had previously served on the committee from 2002-2009. Hall is the New York-based contributing editor for Film Threat and is the author of four books, most recently The History of Independent Cinema (BearManor Media, 2009).
David Cornelius, the Cincinnati-based reviewer for eFilmCritic.com, joins the Governing Committee for the first time.
The three-member Governing Committee will serve through March 2011.
Founded in 1997, the Online Film Critics Society has been a major force in establishing and raising the standards for Internet-based film journalism. The OFCS membership spans the Americas, Europe, Africa, and the Asia/Pacific Rim region. For more information, visit the Online Film Critics Society at www.ofcs.org.