Saturday, February 21, 2009

Happy Birthday Ashley!

You can send her birthday wishes by clicking here, the source of this picture.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Cart before the horse anyone?

Okay, I realize that the Cullens aren't supposed to age, but by this schedule you'd think they were deteriorating! Seriously, seven months from one movie to the next? Basically firing a director from future projects before the first scene has been shot? What is Summit thinking?

Twilight Lexicon has reports from both Nikki Finke's Deadline Hollywood Daily and EW discussing Eclipse. A second EW article that was released just 12 minutes before the one cited on Lexicon is basically quoted from Nikki Finke's report. If you haven't read them, to sum things up, The Twilight Saga's Eclipse is set to open in theatres June 30, 2010. Also, there is no director named for it as yet, but Chris Weitz definitely won't be it because he is going to be wrapped up in post production of New Moon when Eclipse starts filming. So there we are, at the title of this post...cart before the horse anyone?

I have read some of the comments on these articles and I am certainly not among those saying that they should wait to see if New Moon makes money before they decide if they are going to make Eclipse or not. I doubt that will be an issue. I don't see the sense in setting a release date for the third installment before you've even started filming the second! And why in the world are they doing these SO fast? I just don't believe that they are even a bit concerned with quality at this point. I believe that Summit has convinced themselves that Twilighters will go see anything with the Twilight name on it. That we'll buy it no matter what! Granted, most of us will go to see the movie once, just because of what it is, but they will not see the repeat tickets and DVD sales if what they serve up is a big mess. Sticking the Twilight bow on top will not fool us into thinking it's great if it's not.

At least the plot description that Summit has released seems right...
"As Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge, Bella once again finds herself surrounded by danger. In the midst of it all, she is forced to choose between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob — knowing that her decision has the potential to ignite the ageless struggle between vampire and werewolf. With her graduation quickly approaching, Bella has one more decision to make: life or death."

I'm just seriously concerned about the quality of these movies. New Moon starts filming in a month, and so much of the cast is still officially up in the air. If they are doing this type of scramble to get it all together with a full year between releases, what is it going to be like with only seven months? I'm just seriously concerned about the quality of these films. These books are so very precious to so many of us. We want to see justice done for our beloved characters, not something thrown together to bring in the big bucks. So what do you think? Is anyone else worried?

Sweethearts Giveaway

Because of the overwhelming response today to the post about the Twilight Sweethearts (nearly 3500 hits thus far), I have decided to do a giveaway. I am still working out the details at the moment, but I will be giving away 1 complete set, and individual boxes as well. Be sure to check back for details over the next couple of days.

Twilight Sweethearts

I went to my local FYE this afternoon and purchased three boxes of the Twilight Sweethearts Conversation Hearts. We opened one of them, I wanted to see what they looked like and my children were very interested in eating them. There are three collector's boxes. Number 1 has the cast, number 2 is Edward and number 3 is Bella.

I did these on my scanner and apparently moved them during the scan of the Bella box and I missed the very edges of the first box, but you get the idea.
The back of the boxes have Twilight "trivia" on them. It really bugs me that everything put out lists Edward's full name as Edward Anthony Mason Cullen. If you reference his Twilight Lexicon bio, you see that his name is Edward Anthony Masen Cullen. Just one of my pet peeves. You can read the boxes when you click on the picture.
Here they are, unboxed and on the loose! The sparkly ones were really neat. Some of the sayings are great too. Along with the expected Bite Me and Soul Mate, there are Forks, Bad Guy, Trust Me, I Trust You... You can actually read some of them if you click on this picture
And of course...a heart shape
The cashier told me that they'd just put these out around noon and they were already selling really well. I am not surprised. While I was there I pre-ordred my DVD and picked up the DVD and photo collection box set. I must admit, opening it, looking through the pictures and contemplating the midnight release, I became a little giddy...

I may go by tomorrow and pick up some more to use for a giveaway so keep checking back for details!
Update: I neglected to mention the taste. They are most certainly fruity. If you like the traditional conversation hearts and you like fruit flavors, you'll probably like these. They taste a bit like a cross between the regular hearts and a starburst. Alas, after eating some last night, I did not dream of Edward...

New Moon Logo, Title

MTV's 10pm announcement was the New Moon logo and official title...The Twilight Saga's New Moon. I was disappointed that it wasn't actually up right at 10 after I kicked my poor hubby off his computer because mine was acting up...LOL. I like the colors. As the article says, it will be interesting to see what colors they'll use in the future. I like the logo as well, it stays very much in line with Twilight, and I love the little moon. So what do you think?

Thursday, February 19, 2009

MTV Blogs Exclusive Tonight

‘New Moon’ Exclusive Coming At 10PM EST Tonight!
Published by MTV Movies Team on Thursday, February 19, 2009 at 6:29 pm.
The director has been chosen. The Jacob controversy is behind us. And the new cast is coming together. Now all that’s left is to make a movie, right? Well, not so fast. Before a single frame of “New Moon” is shot, MTV is thrilled to present an exclusive piece of imagery from the film you all can’t wait to sink your teeth into come November.
So at 10PM EST tonight, come right back here to the MTV Movies Blog for your first look! And by way the there’s more than just an image you can look forward to. There’s some interesting news in what we’re debuting too. Trust us. You’ll see.

Edward's First Bath

I can't believe I forgot to post a link to this. The continued adventures of Pocket Edward at Lauren's Bite. Hilarious.

You can read about his cooking adventures with Lauren here and his cooking misdventure here.

You can also read about the sad misadventure of my poor Edward here.

Twilight Sweethearts

Bella and Edward.com has pictures of the Twilight Sweethearts from Necco. I scoured the Necco website last weekend and couldn't find any info about them. These were purchased at FYE. I was planning to run to FYE this afternoon anyway, so I'll be checking to see if they have any of these left.

Awesome Song

Click on the picture to hear this wonderful song. You can also find out more at His Golden Eyes.

The Robert Pattinson Birthday Project

Lest any of you think I am loving on Kellan and ignoring Rob, here is the info for the Robert Pattinson Birthday Project being done by TwilightMafia.com. Here's your opportunity to write a short birthday note and sign it for Rob. They are going to take all of these scanned signatures and put them on the card that they are sending along with his gift. Awesome, huh? Click here for the rest of the details.

BravoTV.com A-List Nominees

Rob has been nominated for A-List Breakout
Click here and vote for Rob.
Thanks to ROBsessed for the heads up.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

2009 Dazzle Awards

To all my readers, now is the time to let me know if you like Eyes of Amber. All you need to do is nominate Eyes of Amber for the 2009 Dazzle awards. The ten sites with the most nominations in each category will then be put up for the final vote. There are a whole bunch of categories, but these are the ones that I qualify for...

Top Female Twilighter- Open to all Female Twilighters that have a personal Blog or webpage.
Best Twilight Blog- Open to everyone with a twilight-themed blog.
Best Twilight Fansite- The highest Dazzle Award. This Category is open to all Twilight Fansites (with the exception of Myspace and Facebook Groups)

Visit the Dazzle Awards 2009 site to see the other categories. I'm sure you have other favorite sites that would fit these and other categories and would appreciate your nominations as well. If you have a site that you would like nominated, be sure to let me know. I'm sure we can all enjoy helping each other.

In order to make a nomination, you need to send an e-mail with my blog's name and/or address and the category that matches it to the following address: dazzleawards@yahoo.com
So that's Eyes of Amber, eyesofamber.blogspot.com. You need to do a separate email for each category. Happy voting!

Kellan's Birthday Scrapbook

KellanLutzOnline.com is making a birthday scrapbook for Kellan from his fans. You can send in letter, notes, pictures, Birthday wishes, etc. They will combine everything into a scrapbook and send it to him. The last day to send items in is March 3. Click here for all the details.
If you've ever read this blog, it's no secret that I am a Kellan fan. I think this is a wonderful idea and he's just the kind of guy who would really enjoy receiving it.

More How To Be News

From ROBsessed, a new still and some very exciting soundtrack news.
It has been confirmed that Rob will be playing and singing in 4 of the tracks. These will all be songs that his character performs in the movie. The soundtrack will be available for pre-order beginning March 1. I am a huge fan of Rob's music so I am really looking forward to this. He is such a talented musician with such a unique voice. This is definitely on my wish list!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Rob is back in LA

Thanks to Robert Pattinson Life, I can happily say that Rob is back from London. So maybe there is some truth to the rumors that he'll be a presenter at the Oscars on Sunday after all. I love the beard and I hope he keeps it until he has to report for filming. I'm impressed that he made it all the way back without any airport shots leaking out.

Letters to Twilight - A Guy's Perspective

Ladies, you have to read this letter from Jordan at Letters to Twilight. I am beyond impressed. It's nice to know that a guy like this exists out there. I hope this is inspirations for those of you who are single to keep looking for your Edward! Wow!

Another Borders Exclusive

For those of you, (me too), who missed out on getting the Borders exclusive 2009 calendar, they are offering us a reprieve from our grief. They are offering a 2009-2010, 18-month calendar. It starts with July of 2009 and runs through December of 2010. The calendar is currently available for pre-order here. It is set to be released March 17.

How To Be is coming to the US!

Thanks to ROBsessed for this wonderful news. You can check out their site for the details.

Alice Action Figure, New Edward Puzzle

I first saw the new Alice doll at The Danger Magnet. I wasn't really all that thrilled about the idea of getting a Bella doll, but if they're going to do more of the cast, I'm going to have to have them all. New Moon Movie has a cute article with Ashley Greene talking about having her own action figure. Twilight Lexicon did a feature as well and when I went here to look at the pictures, I found this...
The Edward puzzle. That is one of my favorite Edward pictures. I must have that puzzle! Of course, I still haven't started working on the cast puzzle I got for Christmas, but that is beside the point. You can also see the Edward and Bella set and other new merchandise by clicking the above link. Definitely exciting.

Rob to present at the Oscars?

According to HitFix, it has been confirmed that Rob will be presenting at the Oscars. This seriously surprises me, and to be honest, I'm still not convinced. They don't offer any source or reference and leave themselves a way to back out of the story. You can read more about it here. This just seems out of character for Rob, and I'd say if he does make an appearance it's at the strong urging of the studio. I don't see him leaving London any sooner than he has to. You can't blame him for not being eager to jump back into the craziness his life is when he's here.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Twilight at the Oscars? Sources say Yes

The following is a quote from E! Online...

Twilight may not be nominated for any Oscars, but that doesn't mean the movie
won't be a part of Hollywood's biggest night on Feb. 22.
"I promise you, there will be a presence," Laurence Mark, a first-time producer of this year's Academy Awards, tells me. "You'll see. I promise there is and on more than one occasion."
If Twilight doesn’t give Mark and his co-producer Bill Condon a huge jump in the ratings, we can't imagine what would.


There is a rumor being reported that Rob and Kristen will be presenting together, but it is merely rumor and has not been confirmed at this time. In fact, you'll notice that it doesn't mention any actor specifically, only a "presence" of Twilight. So no, I'm not saying Rob's going to be there, in fact I seriously doubt it, I just wanted to put a picture with this post and what reason could there possibly be not to use this one.

Kellan at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2009 - Monarchy


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