Monday, August 30, 2010

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do: Where Will Breaking Dawn Split?


Check out this really good article from the guys over at TwilighersAnonymous. Where do you think they should split Breaking Dawn???

From TwilightersAnonymous:

As we await the next films in the Twilight Saga, I can’t help but have mixed emotions. I’m not quite sure how I feel about last books being split into two films. Maybe I’ll know for sure after I experience it with the next Harry Potter movie? I can’t help but wonder whether two films truly benefits the fan’s thirst to see more of the book in film or whether it really benefits the pockets of those invested in the film. For fans it may even be a love-hate situation. There’s the bitter sweetness of accepting the delay of the end of beloved saga for as long as possible, along with the agony of waiting yet another year for extra movie. Rather than dwelling on the sadness and frustration of both, I’ve tried to preoccupy myself with two things:

Wondering instead how they plan to keep us excited for the upcoming movies and of course the question on everyone’s minds…where will they split the two movies?

With the two parts of the movie, I think most of us assumed what screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg confirmed in an MTV interview:

"The first half is really about Bella as a human and a newlywed and then pregnant, and the second half is about her as a vampire and a parent, so somewhere in that transition is where the break is.”
Fans have posted plenty of general speculation about this break, but has anyone really thought specifically about how visually this would best work in film? I know I have!

I think the first movie should end with the moments after the birth scene, which I do think should be included in the movie, in some capacity. The same MTV interview mentions that Rosenberg is unsure if she’d want to show Bella’s birth scene. I personally would not prefer not to see all the macabre details of vomiting blood, cutting Bella’s stomach, Edward biting through the placenta or working over a bloody corpse. Anything too gory would feel out of place for me since the previous films all lacked extreme bloodiness. It could definitely be done with minimal gruesomeness and focus on the characters and their reactions.

But back to the ending scene, here’s what I imagine…

Renesmee has bitten the weak Bella and is carried away through the door. As she fades away, Jake looks at Bella’s body in shock and then back towards the door where Renesmee was taken through, sad and confused by the new tug that he feels.

He then looks back at Bella and touches her hand as if to say goodbye. As anger wells up inside him, he looks furiously back at the door and gets up with murder on his mind.

The scene slows down with back and forth shots of images of Jake and the things going on at the same time while Bella has a voiceover of parts of book’s preface….

“I’d had more than my fair share of near-death experiences; it wasn’t something you ever really got used to (images: Edward working on saving Bella)…When you loved the one who was killing you, it left you no options (images: Bella’s bitten wounds closing up, Jacob angrily leaving the birth scene)…If your life was all you had to give to your beloved, how could you not give it? (images: Renesmee being cared for without showing her face but she looks up)….If it was someone you truly loved?” (images: Jake stopping in his tracks, expression changing to shock and understanding as he imprints)

To top it off, I would just love it if they have one of those snippets at the end of the credits like they’ve had in some movies like Pirates of the Caribbean: at the World’s End, Wolverine, and Iron Man 2. I imagine it showing muffled sounds becoming clearer, darkness becoming lighter and then a close-up shot of Bella’s red eye opening. BAM! Now that would get me psyched for Part 2!

I can’t wait to see how they plan to make Bella look different as a vampire, especially with the red eyes. Particularly to replace the unfortunate peek we had of vampire Bella in the New Moon movie (come on now, even Chris Weitz expressed regrets with that scene!). Hopefully the movie posters for each film will contrast each other with Bella’s look. Which reminds me, is anyone else bored of the posters simply showing the threesome and hoping for more details or perhaps other characters? Ah there I go feeling excited yet sad again thinking about the last movie. It’s been an exhilarating journey that hopefully will end with a lot of poignant closure…and I for one can’t wait to see those movie posters showing Bella as a red eyed vampire, you know as long as she’s not frolicking in the forest.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

"FAME: Kristen Stewart" Biography Comic Book Sells Out In One Day!


On Sale Now! From BlueWaterProductions:

Actress Kristen Stewart became an instant celebrity the moment she signed on to play Bella, the love interest of vampire-with-a-soul Edward in the Twilight series of vampire/romance movies based on the popular novels of the same name.

Now Stewart is making the leap to full-on celebrity: She is the newest star of Bluewater Productions' Fame series of biography comics coming in June.

But Stewart has been acting long before Twilight, and most of her work hasn’t involved vampires or werewolves. In fact, anyone who has watched the coming-of-age drama/comedy Adventureland, knows just how powerful of an actress Stewart can be.

Fame brings to life in graphic form the stories of the world’s biggest celebrities. The series premieres in May and covers the life stories of Lady GaGa & Robert Pattinson. Future editions will include the stories of Taylor Swift and soccer sensation David Beckham.

Writer Kim Sherman, who has also penned Bluewaters' Robert Pattinson entry in the series, said that Stewart's versatility and talent might surprise readers who only know her as Bella.

"For Twilight fans, Kristen Stewart is a woman whom fans long to be and love to hate," Sherman said. "But Kristen has been in the public eye for years, and her career as a serious actor spans dozens of films over a 10-year period of time. My goal with this biography was to show readers the depth residing in this young woman and the roles she's beautifully tackled through a series of spot shots, pinups and word art."

Sherman added that the art on this book, provided by renowned artist Warren Martineck, perfectly brings Stewart's story to life.

"Well-known artist Warren Martineck, of Marvel and D.C. fame, takes my script and provides an amazing viewpoint of the beauty, the grit and the individuality which defines Miss Stewart," Sherman said.



Friday, August 27, 2010

Carlisle Ranked as "Worst Vampire"

We don't agree with Carlisle being ranked #1 of the worst vampires, but unfortunately he is on Peter Travers's list...oh well, Peter Facinelli has an excellent attitude about it ~ WAY TO GO!!!!

From Gather.com:

Vampires are big business currently. Everyone seems to be in love with them at the moment. Just look at the popularity of "True Blood" and "Twilight" on the small and big screen. Don't forget 'The Vampire Diaries' too!

A recent report stated that vampires have brought in $7 billion into Hollywood. As with any anything, someone will have an opinion on who is the best and the worst at being a vampire. That list came out last week when Peter Travers released his list of the best and worst vampires on screen. The worst vampire, coming in at number one, was Carlisle Cullen from the Twilight series. Yes, someone doesn't like Papa Cullen too much.

Peter Facinelli just found out about the title yesterday, and he went straight to his Twitter account to give his response to the selection. He had this to say: "As Carlisle is a compassionate humanitarian, and anti-vampire in nature, being the worst vampire was quite the compliment. Although, you had me at "solid actor". :) I did find the comparison to Austin Scarlett utterly ridiculous though ... He has way better cheek bones."

A man that can take criticism with a sense of humor. He may be considered the worst, but he handled the title well.

Click here to see the list: RollingStone.com

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Strike Two! Ashley Seen at Joe Jonas's Second Softball Game in Three Days

Just three days after she first attended a softball game to cheer on boyfriend Joe Jonas, Twilight star Ashley Greene was back to support him again.
The 23-year-old actress couldn't hide her pride as Joe played with his team The Road Dogs in Newark, New Jersey.

As the girlfriend of the Jonas Brother, she was allowed to sit and watch the game from the dugout - although this time she wore her own trendy clothes instead of the Road Dogs uniform.
The look of love: Ashley Greene and Joe Jonas can't keep their eyes off each other at Joe's softball game in Newark, New Jersey

At the ballgame: Ashley cheers on Joe's Road Dogs team. And Joe certainly didn't seem to mind, frequently gazing at his girlfriend and chatting with her in between plays.

The couple - who were first seen together at the start of this month - have yet to officially confirm their relationship. But judging by the pictures, it's clear they're crazy about each other.

Read more: DailyMail.co.uk

Monday, August 23, 2010

Forbes Magazine: Successful Author List 2010


Stephenie Meyer ranks second on Forbes Magazine’s successful author list. She’s number two, and right behind fellow megaseller James Patterson.

“Vampire romance author Stephenie Meyer ranks second this year. Her Twilight series has become such a juggernaut that despite not releasing a new title in 2009, she earned $40 million over the year. About $7 million of that came from the movies adapted from the Twilight series. In June the third Twilight installment pulled in $175 million in its first six days, the most successful first week of any movie of 2010.”

Other women authors on the list include JK Rowling, Danielle Steele, Janet Evanovich.

Thanks to Twilight Lexicon!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Nikki Reed Talks Bella's Baby Decisions in Breaking Dawn

From HollywoodCrush.MTV.com:

We all were big fans of Nikki Reed's one-on-one scene with Kristen Stewart in "Eclipse" and, fortunately for us, there are many more to come in "Breaking Dawn: Part 1." For those who haven't read the books, though, it might seem a strange shift for Nikki's Rosalie to quickly become such a staunch supporter of Bella's cause.

That cause is Bella giving birth to her half-human, half-vampire baby. While everyone surrounding her — including BFF Jacob Black and husband Edward — tell her to give up the baby that is draining her of strength and forcing her to drink animal blood, Rosalie encourages Bella to keep the baby.


While promoting her upcoming indie, "Last Day of Summer," Nikki discussed Bella's controversial pregnancy with MTV News.

"Here's how I look at it: I try not to be super opinionated and vocal, because in Hollywood, that seems to only lead you in the wrong direction," she said. "I try to relate this particular case to Rosalie and not make it metaphorical or symbolic of anything else."

She explained that Rosalie's support of Bella's birth comes from her own personal bitterness over not being able to have a child and be a mother.

"I think that Rosalie just always wanted to be a mom, and that's how I look at it," Nikki said. "It has nothing to do with being pro-life or anything. I think it's about her want, her need to be a mother, and this is the only opportunity she's every going to have, so she's willing to let Bella die so she can have that and fulfill that, and that's how I look at it. It's her own personal desires."

Friday, August 20, 2010

Mike Welch's Signature Move

Mike Welch entertained Twilight fans on the first ever Twilight Cruise. At the crowd’s request he reenacted the infamous “butt shake dance”. Nice moves!



Thanks to Twilight Lexicon

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

USA Today's Best-sellers

I don't know about you, but Twilight has turned me into a reader. I never enjoyed reading before, but now, thanks to Stephenie, I just can't seem to get enough!!

Here's a list of USA Today's current best-sellers. Breaking Dawn is sitting in the number 4 slot after all this time. Way to go! With New Moon at number 41 and Twilight at number 46.

If you're looking for something awesome to read and haven't yet read The Hunger Games & Catching Fire, go pick them up!!! We here at OTC highly recommend this series by Suzanne Collins. The third and final book, Mockingjay, comes out August 24th!

Reading is good :-)

1. "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" by Stieg Larsson (Vintage) (F-P)

2. "Eat, Pray, Love" by Elizabeth Gilbert (Penguin) (NF-P)

3. "The Girl Who Played With Fire" by Stieg Larsson (Vintage) (F-P)

4. "Breaking Dawn" by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown for Young Readers) (F-P)

5. "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest" by Stieg Larsson (Knopf) (F-H)

6. "Charlie St. Cloud: A Novel" by Ben Sherwood (Bantam) (F-P)

7. "Running Scared" by Lisa Jackson (Zebra) (F-P)

8. "Water Bound" by Christine Feehan (Jove) (F-P)

9. "Orchard Valley Brides" by Debbie Macomber (MIRA) (F-P)

10. "Artemis Fowl: The Atlantis Complex" by Eoin Colfer (Disney-Hyperion) (F-H)

11. "The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner" by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown) (F-H)

12. "Fantasy in Death" by J.D. Robb (Berkley) (F-P)

13. "Smash Cut: A Novel" by Sandra Brown (Pocket) (F-P)

14. "The 8th Confession" by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro (Grand Central Publishing) (F-P)

15. "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett (Putnam Adult) (F-H)

16. "The Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic Press) (F-P)

17. "The Red Queen: A Novel" by Phillipa Gregory (Touchstone) (F-H)

18. "Fly Away Home: A Novel" by Jennifer Weiner (Atria) (F-H)

19. "Star Island" by Carl Hiaasen (Knopf) (F-H)

20. "Eclipse" by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers) (F-P)

21. "Sh t My Dad Says" by Justin Halpern (It Books) (F-H)

22. "Days of Gold: A Novel" by Jude Deveraux (Pocket Star) (F-P)

23. "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee (Grand Central Publishing) (F-P)

24. "Private" by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro (Little, Brown) (F-H)

25. "Little Bee: A Novel" by Chris Cleave (Simon & Schuster) (F-P)

26. "Beezus and Ramona" by Beverly Cleary (HarperCollins) (F-P)

27. "Under the Dome" by Stephen King (Pocket) (F-P)

28. "The Search" by Nora Roberts (Putnam Adult) (F-H)

29. "The Lucky One" by Nicholas Sparks (Vision) (F-P)

30. "The Rembrandt Affair" by Daniel Silva (Putnam Adult) (F-H)

31. "Ghost Night" by Heather Graham (MIRA) (F-P)

32. "Catching Fire" by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic Press) (F-H)

33. "Pretty Little Liars" by Sara Shepard (HarperTeen) (F-P)

34. "The Kane Chronicles, Book 1: The Red Pyramid" by Rick Riordan (Hyperion) (F-H)

35. "Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 5: The Last Olympian" by Rick Riordan (Disney-Hyperion) (F-H)

36. "Nine Dragons" by Michael Connelly (Vision) (F-P)

37. "Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace...One School at a Time" by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin (Penguin) (NF-P)

38. "The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary" by Jeff Kinney (Amulet Books) (F-H)

39. "Sins of Omission" by Fern Michaels (Zebra) (F-P)

40. "Sizzling Sixteen" by Janet Evanovich (St. Martin's) (F-H)

41. "New Moon" by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown for Young Readers) (F-P)

42. "The Pillars of the Earth" by Ken Follett (Signet) (F-P)

43. "Angelina: An Unathorized Biography" by Andrew Morton (St. Martin's Press) (F-H)

44. "Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 2: The Sea of Monsters" by Rick Riordan (Disney-Hyperion) (F-P)

45. "Death's Excellent Vacation" by Charlaine Harris and Toni L.P. Kelner (Ace) (F-H)

46. "Twilight" by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown for Young Readers) (F-P)

47. "Best Friends Forever: A Novel" by Jennifer Weiner (Washington Square Press) (F-P)

48. "Women Food and God: An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything" by Geneen Roth (Scribner) (NF-H)

49. "Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1: The Lightning Thief" by Rick Riordan (Disney-Hyperion) (F-P)

50. "Infamous" by Suzanne Brockmann (Ballantine) (F-P)

Monday, August 16, 2010

A Twilight Cook Book?

That's right. Apparently there's an unofficial Twilight cook book out there. Great ideas for when we're planning all of our Twilight/New Moon/Eclipse movie nights!

From KansasCity.com:

If your kids are caught up in the "Twilight" craze, why not translate the madness into kitchen magic? That's the idea behind "Love at First Bite: The Unofficial Twilight Cook Book" by Gina Meyers (iUniverse, $14.95). Within its 200 pages are family-friendly recipes, as well as plenty of "Twilight" trivia. An easy sweet snack, this treat is easy enough for kids to make with a little guidance.

Werewolf chow

9 cups rice cereal, such as Chex brand

1/4 cup butter

1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

1/2 cup peanut butter chips

1/2 cup smooth peanut butter

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

11/2 cups powdered sugar

1. Place the cereal in a large zip-seal plastic bag; set aside.

2. In a large glass bowl, combine butter and chips. Cover with wax paper and microwave on high speed for about 1 minute. Stir well. If all the chips haven't melted, microwave for an additional 10 to 20 seconds.

3. Once melted, stir in vanilla extract.

4. Pour mixture over the cereal in the plastic bag, add the powdered sugar, seal well and shake until completely mixed. Spread the mixture over a sheet of wax paper to cool thoroughly. Transfer to a serving bowl.

Friday, August 13, 2010

New Dating Rumor - Ashley & Joe Jonas ?????


From The Toronto Sun.com:

Joe Jonas has fuelled rumours he is dating Twilight beauty Ashley Greene after the pair was spotted enjoying a date near the actress' Los Angeles home.

The Jonas Brothers sensation sparked gossip he had sunk his teeth into the star - who plays vampire Alice Cullen in the hit franchise - after they were spotted on a dinner date in London last month.

And the pair has kept in touch - they were spotted chatting and laughing near Greene's apartment on Monday before heading for a nearby mall and picking up coffees.

Greene is the latest teen pin-up the singer has been linked to - he has previously dated Taylor Swift and Demi Lovato.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

50 Cent in Breaking Dawn? NO!


Just in case you heard this rumor, it's not true....but I must say, if he were a vampire, I'd be scared!

From The Deadbolt.com:

50 Cent in Breaking Dawn? NO! All films of The Twilight Saga had their own outrageous casting rumors and now the latest has rapper 50 Cent up for a cameo in Breaking Dawn. Amid the Breaking Dawn rumor, 50 Cent admits that there's nothing to the Twilight buzz and he won't be in Breaking Dawn.

In casting aside the Twilight rumor, 50 Cent (aka Curtis Jackson) also reveals that he hasn't been approached about any role in either of the Breaking Dawn films.

Twilight Saga author Stephenie Meyer made a cameo earlier in the series ahead of British musician Peter Murphy's cameo in Eclipse.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Teen Choice Awards 2010 Tonight on Fox


The show actually took place last night, as evidenced by the article below, but you can catch it all tonight (August 9) on Fox at 8/7 C.

From MTV.com:

UNIVERSAL CITY, California -- Compared with the sensation caused by Miley Cyrus' saucy performance of "Party in the USA" at last year's Teen Choice Awards, the 2010 show was pretty tame. With 85.5 million votes cast, "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" and "Eclipse" took home the most awards (15 in total).

Just like any other awards show, the reason to tune in when the show airs Monday night (August 9) on Fox is to catch a glimpse of your favorite stars, and the 2010 Teen Choice Awards certainly delivered big names. Attendees and winners included: Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Megan Fox, Channing Tatum, Sandra Bullock and David Beckham, just to name a few.

Beginning with host Katy Perry and co-hosts/ "Glee" co-stars Cory Monteith, Mark Salling, Kevin McHale and Chris Colfer, any time Perry took the stage with one of the boys, they played to a recurring theme of revisiting high school and being in a "Teenage Dream," which involved costume changes into different stereotypes: jock, nerd, hippie, prom king and queen.

Other show highlights included killer live performances: The two best were by the "Step Up 3D" dancers, who wowed the crowd with acrobatics and crazy dance moves and, later in the show, Bruno Mars and Travie McCoy's high-energy rendition of "Billionaire." Jason DerĂ¼lo also get style points for opening his "In My Head" number sporting light-up shoes and MJ-inspired moves.

Sandra Bullock's acceptance of Choice Movie Actress (for her performances in "The Blind Side" and "The Proposal") and Choice Movie Dance was another key moment because she involved her "Proposal" and dance-sequence co-star, Betty White. Bullock taunted White to come onstage, and the spry 88-year-old responded by shimmy-ing her way to Bullock, and they shared a freestyle dance moment together, which delighted the crowd.

Another acceptance-speech-related highlight was Taylor Swift's remote thank you for her award. Swift appeared in a taped message wearing a wet suit, Teen Choice Award surfboard in hand, and literally jumped into a lake with the board, attempting to surf on it, sans waves or ocean.

In addition to expected ear-splitting screams for Pattinson and Lautner, Choice Male Athlete David Beckham earned a healthy share of his own. Not only that, but to accept his surfboard, he brought his three sons onstage with him, and at the end, they tossed Beckham-signed soccer balls into the crowd. Awww.

The show ended with the very sizable casts of "New Moon" and "Eclipse" onstage to send a group thank you to their Most Obsessive Fans.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Final Installment of Breaking Dawn Release Date: 11/16/12 - Yikes!


Twilight Saga fans of Breaking Dawn received good news this week when Summit Entertainment announced the release date for the second part of Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, slated for November 16, 2012.

With Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 released on November 18, 2011, many Twilight insiders thought Breaking Dawn Part 2 would follow the pattern of the previous Twilight films with a summer release date. Obviously thousands of speculative Twilight stories surrounding Breaking Dawn Part 2 were wrong with their summer predictions.

Source: The Deadbolt

Photo by Moniquiu

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Vampires Suck (The Movie)

In Theaters 8/18/10. This looks pretty funny! We've got to be able to laugh at ourselves, right???


Vampires Suck Trailer

Monday, August 2, 2010

Breaking Dawn to Film in Vancouver AND Louisiana

From MTV.com:

When Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart dive back into the "Twilight" universe, they'll be doing so in both America's Deep South and Canada's Pacific Northwest.

"Breaking Dawn" will be filmed in both Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Vancouver, Canada, Summit Entertainment announced on Friday (July 9). Split into two separate films but being shot simultaneously, the production will ramp up in the fall and continue over the next year. No exact start date for filming was given.

The first film will be released on November 18, 2011. No official release date for the second part has been set, but as a Summit exec told MTV News this week, the studio is exploring multiple dates in 2012, both in the summer and later that year.

Many other questions remain about "Breaking Dawn," the most intriguing of which is the 3-D question: Will it be shot using 3-D cameras or converted to 3-D during post-production? Summit tells MTV News that such discussions are currently under way, but that no decision has yet been made. Much of the cast is onboard with the 3-D idea, including Kristen Stewart.

"I'm probably speaking out of line or whatever, but I think it would be awesome," she told MTV News. "Nobody knows what it's like to look through the eyes of a vampire. What if [Bella] opens her eyes to this extraordinary world? It could be cool."

Bill Condon ("Dreamgirls") will direct both parts of "Breaking Dawn," taking over for "Eclipse" director David Slade. Pattinson and the rest of the cast wrapped production on "Eclipse" at the end of October 2009, which means that when the stars show up on-set for "Breaking Dawn," about a year will have passed since they slipped into their respective roles as vampires and werewolves.