Male TwiHard Wrapping Up His Column

Next Movie’s Male TwiHard is wrapping up his two-year Twilight column. Today he has an A-Z retrospective on what it’s been like.


You would think that “Twilight” bloggers are shut-ups who only eat Lipton soup, own 12 cats and cry every night in front of Access Hollywood. However, everyone I’ve met seems normal, social, has a sense of humor and is (very) willing to talk about other topics besides Team Jacob.

Shake Weight

I bought a Shake Weight for my costumes as Member of the Wolf Pack Who No One Calls. One, it didn’t get as big a reaction as I was hoping for at the Convention Costume Contest. Two, Shake Weights are a lot harder than you’d think.

Male TwiHard Twilight Academy Awards 2012

The Male TwiHard is back with more fun.

Best Supernatural Feature

“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1”
“Super 8”
“Rise of the Planet of the Apes”
“Justin Bieber: Never Say Never” (no way that kid is a mere mortal)

WINNER: “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1”
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart in “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1”

Best Supernatural Sequel

“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1”
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2”
“Paranormal Activity 3”
“Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides”

WINNER: “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1”

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Next Movie’s Male TwiHard Reviews the Breaking Dawn Part 1 DVD

The Male TwiHard has chimed in with his opinion about the Breaking Dawn Part 1 DVD:

I was looking forward to Condon’s commentary, because he got short-changed during his panel discussion at the Twilight Convention, when he was onstage with KStew, RPattz and Lautner. And the native New Yorker doesn’t disappoint.

Right out of the gate, he talks about how the film didn’t originally begin with Jacob receiving the invite to Bella and Edward’s wedding and running angrily off into the pouring rain. The first scene was Aro receiving the invitation, right after the Volturi have massacred 50 people. It was supposed to remind the audience of the looming threat of the vampire elite, but was cut because Condon felt “Part 1” is more about Bella’s struggle inside than the outside threats. Luckily, Condon also says that scene will show up on an extended cut at some point.

Condon is intelligent and gives a number of great insights — way too many to note here — but I will tell you that he says the original sex scene between Bella and Edward was more graphic. Unfortunately, the MPAA threatened an R rating unless it was scaled back, so we got what we got. And, there is no Bella nipple. I was wrong before. Trust me, I checked a few times.

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Next Movies Male TwiHard Lists Top 2011 Twilight Moments

Ryan McKee, AKA The Male TwiHard, has a countdown of his top experiences as a male TwiHard this year. We like number one. It’s not often that a guy gives props to the fansite operators as fans who are passionate, but not frothing at the mouth sparkle crazy 24/7.


1. Meeting Other ‘Twilight’ Bloggers

The entire Twilight Convention is my biggest “Twilight” highlight of the year, but meeting other bloggers and realizing they’re also not the geeky shut-ins that people think we all are is my most comforting moment of the year. Thanks to Letters to Twilight and Elle of Twilightish for supporting me in the costume contest. Also, Laura Byrne-Cristiano of Twilight Lexicon for posting the video. Big props to Kandi Prickett of Salt Lake City Twilight Fans for taking photos, as well as discussing Major League Soccer with me and for having the coolest tattoo I’ve seen all year: Pug Jack Sparrow.

Get the full list here.

Here’s to what the Male TwiHard bring next year. And in tribute we have the video of Ryan entering the costume contest. Love ya, Ryan!

Confessions of a Male TwiHard: Valentine’s Day Style

Next Movie’s Confessions of a Male Twihard has a tongue-in-cheek look at Valentine’s Day with Twilight commentary.


According to Stephenie Meyer, she isn’t sure why a ruffled tulip appears on the cover of “New Moon” because she wasn’t involved with the cover design. We can guess it stems from the idea that the ruffled tulip symbolizes perfect love. Buying a bouquet of those would be a nice gesture for even non-fans. Put the ruffled tulips in a black vase for fans, though.

If you’d like to forego the traditional flower gift, send your lover a fruit basket instead, filled only with red apples. If you have a dramatic bent, perhaps present one apple first in your hands like on the “Twilight” cover. If you’re a bit on the crazy side, you can take a bite from each one beforehand to symbolize your desire to eat the “forbidden fruit.”

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Next Movie: Male Twi-Hard’s Family Commentary

Next Movie’s male twi-hard blogger watched the Eclipse DVD with his family. There are some hilarious results here. All of us have probably seen the same with family members, friends, and co-workers who may or may not be that up on Twilight.

“Since some of my family members are fellow Twi-Hards, I brought the DVD to Thanksgiving just to blow their minds, which it did. I didn’t expect the non-Twi-fans to be interested in it, but after dinner a number of them wanted to watch.

So I took note of their reactions and ended up with a more interesting commentary than those on the disc.  And yes, of course I’ll share. Below are some highlights and insights on “Eclipse” from a family that cannot stop talking.

Family members participating:

Betty: 70, my grandfather’s second wife, loves puffy-paint sweatshirts, has vaguely heard of “Twilight”
Kelly: 26, my sister-in-law, teaches preschool, a bigger Twi-Hard than me
Jason: 22, my cousin, loves Jagermeister, hates “Twilight”
George: late-50s, my aunt’s ex-husband/cousins’ father, drives Corvette, minimal “Twilight” knowledge
Jane: mid-40s, George’s “friend,” drinks vodka, thinks she “may have seen one of those movies”

Check out the crew’s running commentary on Next Movie.