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Books Children Read!

By Gulrukh Tausif Stories that you read and hear in your childhood stay with you all your life. Sometimes as a wisp of a memory and sometimes as a lesson etched into your mind. I have always loved reading and I used to read a lot of Urdu and English books in my youth. There…

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'Twilight' author swaps vampires for aliens in movie 'The Host'

LOS ANGELES: Can lightning strike twice for “Twilight Saga” author Stephenie Meyer?Meyer trades vampires for alien beings in her latest book-to-film endeavor, “The Host,” opening in U.S. movie theaters on Friday.Film distributor Open Road hopes the film will attract millions of “Twilight” fans and be the first of a new franchise, but Meyer says she…

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Vampires foil Tooth Fairy, Santa to claim box office win

LOS ANGELES: Teen vampire film “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2” continued to take a bite out of the domestic box office, drawing $64 million in ticket sales over the five-day Thanksgiving holiday weekend to finish ahead of James Bond film “Skyfall.”After opening with a massive $141.1 million last weekend, the finale of…

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Vampires, 007 may set record Thanksgiving sales

LOS ANGELES: The teen vampire movie “Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2” continued to lure huge audiences, siphoning off $12.8 million (8 million pounds) in Wednesday night showings in what could fuel a record box office haul for the five-day Thanksgiving Day holiday.The final film in the “Twilight” series, collected $141.3 million last weekend…

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Writer worked to make vampires scary again

TOKYO: What with romance and suave, sensitive characters, vampires weren't scary enough for author David Wellington anymore. So he decided to see if he could bring some terror back to tales about the centuries-old undead creatures. The result was five books starring policewoman Laura Caxton and Justinia Malvern, the ancient vampire she fights, climaxing in…

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Vampires bite off rivals to box office glory for 3rd week

LOS ANGELES: The latest “Twilight” teen vampire sequel was the most popular movie in North America for the third weekend in a row, industry estimates showed Sunday. The vampire heart-throbber neared the quarter-billion-dollar mark, raking in a total of $247.3 million since it opened, and $16.9 this weekend alone, according to Exhibitor Relations. That put…

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Vampires rule, “Transformers” divides fans

LOS ANGELES: The “Twilight” vampire franchise topped a survey of 2009 moviegoers' favorites, but film fans were divided over whether they loved or hated this year's “Transformers” sequel. A poll on the AOL movie website Moviefone.com ranked “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” both the worst of 2009 and the year's best action movie, as well…

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