Being a teenager is scary enough in a city as impersonal as New York. All kinds of weirdos patrol the streets at night, and dilapidated buildings hold a variety of horrors. But instead of junkies and pickpockets, in The Mortal Instruments the real urban blight comes from vampires, werewolves, and demons. This is more than just a Twilight knockoff, though– The Mortal Instruments is well-crafted introduction to a mysterious alternative reality.
Immediately following the death of Apple founder and CEO Steve Jobs in late 2011, business magazines and biographers struggled to identify the source of his ingenuity and success. Moviegoers who hope to draw inspiration from the new biopic Jobs won’t discover many highly effective habits, partly because the film keeps his personal struggles at arms’ length and bypasses major portions of his life and career.