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Questions and Answers With Stephenie Meyer

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She made her name and her fortune with the "Twilight" books and movies, but now Stephenie Meyer is ready for new experiences. She steps out as a producer of "Austenland," which opens in limited release this weekend. It's her fourth producer credit (she produced both "Breaking Dawn" installments and "The Host"), but the first movie she's worked on that's not based on her own writings.

The story focuses on a young woman (Keri Russell) who is obsessed with the work of Jane Austen and thus heads to an Austen-themed English estate to live out her Regency era dreams. Once there, she finds out that maybe living within a fantasy isn't all it's cracked up to be.

We chatted with Meyer ahead of the movie's release and got her to dish on her secret to youth (she's not a vampire), what she's obsessed with and her favorite "Twilight" fanfiction of all time. Get More »

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'Austenland' Trailer: 'The Only Good Men Are Fictional'

Giddy up! It's time to hop on that trusty old steed and head out to "Austenland"!

The first trailer for Jerusha Hess' directorial debut, which she co-wrote alongside the book's author Shannon Hale, is in and man can we relate to Miss Jane Hayes (Keri Russell), whose fascination with the literary world of Jane Austen has left her single and totally unwilling to mingle with just any regular chap. Get More »

New on DVD and Blu-ray: 'Spring Breakers' and More

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This week: James Franco turns in one of the best performances of his career as a drug and arms dealer who corrupts four vacationing coeds in "Spring Breakers," the latest from director Harmony Korine.

Also new this week is the comedy "Admission" starring Tina Fey and Paul Rudd, the Stephenie Meyer YA adaptation "The Host" and the thriller "Dead Man Down" with Colin Farrell and Noomi Rapace. Get More »

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A Hater's Guide to 'The Host'

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The big screen adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's bestselling novel "The Host" only just hit theaters today, but there's one thing many Twihards and non-Twihards alike can already agree on: They hate it.

Of course, most of the haters not only haven't seen the movie yet, but they haven't read the book, either. Usually we'd suggest waiting to pass judgment until after you've actually read the book or seen the movie and developed an informed opinion. But on the other hand, what fun would that be? Get More »

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A Crash Course in Stephenie Meyer Geometry

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Stephenie Meyer has journeyed away from the "Twilight" zone to create her first desert-based sci-fi tale with "The Host," the Andrew Niccol-directed adaptation for which hits theaters this weekend. However with all the current talk about the story's "love box," we realized there's definitely a running theme here within each of her stories: basic geometry. Get More »

Questions and Answers With 'The Host' Star Jake Abel

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Before you write "The Host" star Jake Abel off as a pretty-boy lead in yet another supernatural romance aimed at teens, you should know: a Twihard he's not. He hasn't even read the "Twilight" series. That didn't stop him from being intrigued by the script for "The Host," based on "Twilight" author Stephenie Meyer's sophomore effort, a sort of "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" meets, well, "Twilight" story. Abel's character, Ian, is one of the last humans on Earth who hasn't become host to a benevolent alien race intent on taking over the planet. Ian's group of vigilantes takes in Melanie (Saoirse Ronan), who has been taken over by an alien named Wanderer or, as she is eventually known, Wanda. Ian eventually comes to have feelings for Wanda, but there's a hitch: His BFF Jared (Max Irons) used to date Melanie, pre-alien. Uh-oh.

NextMovie sat down for a chat with Abel prior to the film's March 29 opening to discuss Twihards, love triangles — or, perhaps more accurately, love quartets — and how in the world to pronounce "Saoirse." Read on to impress your friends with an effortless pronunciation. Get More »

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Video Q&A: Jake Abel and Max Irons Talk 'The Host'

Just as "The Twilight Saga" comes to an end, Stephenie Meyer's next book-to-film adaptation is getting a brand new trailer. The updated peek at "The Host" released today (see it here!) will run in theaters before "Breaking Dawn - Part 2," and we were lucky enough to chat with the two young male leads about bringing the book's unusual love story to life..

Max Irons and Jake Abel star as Jared and Ian, respectively, in the upcoming film that's already generating tons of buzz. In talking about "The Host," out March 29, Irons told NextMovie, "It's a mistake to dwell too much on the consequences of a piece of work that you're making. The best thing you can do as a group is to just try and create that world."

But who would win in a battle of werewolves, vampires and aliens?

Aliens, of course, Abel insisted. "They have the technology to destroy from a distance," he said.

Watch what the two actors had to say about their roles, and how difficult it was to get Meyer to spill details about a potential "Host" sequel.

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First Trailer Proves Saoirse Ronan Is 'The Host' with the Most

With Stephenie Meyer's "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" about to hit theaters and bring to a close the pop culture phenomenon that has swept the globe for the past four years, fans and pundits alike have been wondering what could possibly fill the void.

Well, today MTV has that answer, as they've unveiled the exclusive new trailer for Meyer's "The Host."

Someone sure has a pretty good sense of timing. Get More »

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GALLERY: All the Photos From 'The Host' Released So Far

Step aside, vampires and werewolves — 2013 marks the year of the alien takeover with "The Host."

The upcoming adaptation of "Twilight" author Stephenie Meyer's sci-fi novel centers around Melanie (Saoirse Ronan), a human serving as a host for Wanderer, one of the alien Souls that have invaded Earth. Wanderer struggles to maintain power over Melanie, whose strong emotions and memories cause friction between body and soul. Eventually, they fall for the same human guy — played by Max Irons. Diane Kruger is The Seeker, the nasty alien threatening to put a stop to the freaky love triangle.

The film doesn't hit theaters until March 29, 2013, but they're releasing images now. Check out today's new look at Wanda.

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15 Things We Learned at 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2' Press Conference

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If you follow @NextMovie on Twitter, you know that we were there as the cast and crew of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" gathered at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills on their final press tour for the "Twilight" series.

Or is it? There were some hints that the door is open for more "Twilight," so read on for information about that and other press-conference revelations surrounding the last "Twilight" film, which opens in theaters everywhere on November 16. Get More »

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