The Kindle eBook deal of the day over at Amazon today is New Moon – The Twilight Saga, Book 2 – by Stephenie Meyer for only $2.99 (that’s 63% off the list price of $7.99).
Note – this deal is valid only for today, Thursday, December 13, 2012, until 11:59pm PST.
If you’d like to purchase a physical copy of New Moon, the book is also available in trade paperback for $8.69, trade paperback movie tie-in edition for $7.55, while the paperback is $7.99 and is part of Amazon’s 4-for-3 promotion, where you can purchase four select items for the price of three (see the Special Offers and Product Promotions section of the product page).
I’m going to do my best not to insult the many (dedicated) fans of Twilight who visit Geeks of Doom, but I will say that the only reason I watched the first movie was because there was a Rifftrax audio file available.
What’s Rifftrax you say?
It’s hilarious audio track featuring commentary of a recent movie. It’s also put together by the same guys who did Mystery Science Theater 3000 — the cult television program about a man and his robot sidekicks who are trapped on a space station by an evil scientist and forced to watch a selection of bad movies. Their commentary is what redeems those flicks.
While I’m not *saying* New Moon, which was released yesterday out on DVD and Blu-ray, is a horrible piece of garbage, there are people who feel this way. So, the Rifftrax team has released commentary for the film for those people. For a reasonable $3.99, it can transform that experience to one of pleasurable ridicule and laughter.
As always, we like to have the results of the big awards ceremonies here for all to see, and tonight was the biggest of them all: the 82nd annual Academy Awards.
This, the king of all awards shows, has faced much criticism the last few years, and their nominations this year did not help bring validity to their cause. Many of the films and actors were very deserving of their nominations, but many others were passed over in lieu of some big box office successes of questionable overall quality. And though they made a valiant effort to increase the excitement of the show with 10 Best Picture nominations, the end result was frustrating to we the film lovers of the world?
In the end, some fantastic films and performances were justly awarded, and as always, there were a few that rubbed the wrong way. Continue on over to the other side to see all of the final results!
Both DVD and Blu-ray will be released on March 20, 2010.
DVD & Blu-ray Bonus Features
Audio Commentary by director Chris Weitz and editor Peter Lambert
Six-Part Documentary takes you behind the scenes of the film
Rehearsal Footage with Muse, who is featured on the hit soundtrack
Three Music Videos from Death Cab for Cutie, Anya Marina and Mute Math
No mention in the bonus features about deleted or extended scenes, as promised by director Chris Weitz (as told to Collider back in November).
Apparently, Barnes & Noble will also have an exclusive version of the DVD and Blu-ray editions, that will include a Dreamcatcher bag clip, according to Twilight Source, though nothing has been put at up the BN site at this time.