Saturday, March 28, 2009
There are also some sites on there that I am really interested to check out. It's amazing how many great sites there are that you may not have even heard of yet. Check it all out and be sure to vote! Thanks to everyone who nominated me and have voted for me so far. You guys are awesome.
Friday, March 27, 2009
Have you ever imagined that one character would give you so much exposure and gather you so many fans of all ages? How does that make you feel?
Like a southern bell with a fancy new hat! No, it makes me feel very humbled and appreciative that people would respond to me in a positive way. Although, the higher up the pole you climb, the more everyone can see your bum… Did I imagine this for myself? Not really. I always saw my career going the way of someone like Ed Harris (in a good case scenario). Great actor, well respected, works all the time, but nobody’s screaming for Ed Harris. To experience thousands of people screaming at you is totally indescribable. I never could have asked for this but now that it’s here, it feels very nice and I thank you for your intense and warm support. Not many people get to experience what I’m going through.
Just love it! Read the entire interview here.
CBA: How many hours a day do you spend working on your site?TCA: More than my bosses want to know. ;-) And more than my husband would like.
The Des Moines Register reports that a 13-year-old middle school boy has been charged with assault for biting 11 of his classmates over a roughly one month period. The last occurrence took place earlier this month when he bit a female student on the right hand during a track meet. His father says that his behavior is caused by the movie Twilight, and that he didn't mean to hurt anyone. What the heck?
This is simply ridiculous and an obvious lack of common sense. I don't understand why this was allowed to escalate to the point that he'd bit 11 other children! Why wasn't something done much earlier? Why can't the father see his personal responsibility in this matter? My children are far younger and see all the Twilight things around my home. No, they haven't seen the movie, but they know it is about vampires and they aren't biting each other. Someone who commented on the article said that this sounds like a boy with autism. If this is the case, shouldn't the father have been even more vigilant about what his son was exposed to?
I just think it is incredibly sad that our society has become so short on personal responsibility. How can our children learn this hugely important lesson if we as parents don't model it for them?
Stepping down off my soapbox, we will now return to regularly scheduled Twilight blogging...
Thursday, March 26, 2009
We are a group of media researchers (and Twilight devotees) at the University of Missouri-Columbia who are interested in researching the cultural phenomenon known as Twilight.
We invite you to participate in our Twilight Survey. If you are 18 or older, you can take our survey through this link: www.surveymonkey.com/twilightmoms. If you are under 18, you will need to ask the permission of your parent or guardian, and s/he will be sent a code via email that will allow you to enter the survey. Please ask your parent or guardian to email Elizabeth Behm-Morawitz at firstname.lastname@example.org to give their consent for you to participate and to receive the code. Once you have the code, you can take our survey through this link: www.surveymonkey.com/twilightteens.
On the survey, you will be asked to answer questions regarding your personality, relationship history, your interpretation of the characters and relationships in the Twilight saga, your fan activities, and finally your basic demographics. The entire survey should take about 20 minutes to complete. Your participation is voluntary, and you are free to withdraw at any time.
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The risks to participating in this research study are expected to be no greater than those encountered in ordinary, everyday life. In fact, you have likely talked about the topics we will ask you about with your friends or in online discussion forums. The benefits to participating in this research study include the opportunity to get exposure to the research process and to take part in an academic study that will contribute to the understanding of fans' connection to Twilight.
The data from this study will be kept anonymous. Your personal information, including your name, will not be connected to the data you provide, unless you indicate at the end of the survey that you would be willing to be interviewed over the phone or in person. Interviews will be conducted at a later date.
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Assistant Professors of Communication
University of Missouri-Columbia
"If he gets nothing else right, Chris Weitz had better not screw up ... the werewolves. He better not try to go for Hollywood's old grizzly version of werewolves. The Quileute werewolves just turn into regular wolves ... jumbo sized."
"If he gets nothing else right, Chris Weitz had better not screw up ... Edward leaving and making Bella (and all of us watching) miserable. Chris needs to make sure that all the viewers feel how much pain she is in. The whole sequence from the book has to be there, including Bella in the woods feeling lost, horrible, and half dead because she lost Edward."
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
So here is my question, which occurred to me when I heard Kellan's earlier statement, why does it matter that she is from Vancouver? Sounds to me like the interior shots from Volterra are going to be done in Vancouver.
New Moon has its Heidi.
I can exclusively reveal that Canadian supermodel Noot Seear has won the coveted role of the beautiful human bait in the Twilight sequel...
The 25-year-old dark blond stunner hails from Vancouver, Canada
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
This story is completely false. Robert has not been injured in any way and no version of the story ever occurred.
Another really good interview with some questions I'm not sure I'd heard him answer before. I'm sure I'm not the only one who would love for him to release an album in the future, but I think he's barely going to have time to breath the next couple of years while they finish filming the Twilight Saga. I am so glad we have a lot of Edward still to look forward to.
Interview from Lola Van Loo - Behind the Mic
Q. Edward fell in forbidden love, what if this happened to you in real life?
Q. What is your favorite scene?
Q. That superhuman scene where you run up that tall tree was impressive.
Q. Is there pressure playing a perfect prince?
Q. Loving Bella, Edward has very good self-control.
Q. Do you use romantic phrases in real life often?
Thanks to ROBsessed for the video, translastion by Jen.
Before I pass this on to 5 friends, I wanted to take this opportunity to again feature some of my favorite items by Shielou. Be sure to visit her Etsy shop, which will begin taking custom orders again on March 30.
How cool is this??? That first conversation memorialized in jewelry!
The many faces of Robert Pattinson...I just love these
Los Angeles, CA — March 23, 2009 — Summit Entertainment announced today that Native American/First Nation actors Chaske Spencer, Bronson Pelletier, Alex Meraz, Kiowa Gordon and Tyson Houseman have signed on to star as the members of the wolf pack in THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON. In the film, the wolf pack defends humans against vampires although they have a tribal history intricately entwined with Edward Cullen and his family. The wolf pack members will join Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and fellow wolf pack member Taylor Lautner in the film directed by Chris Weitz which will be released domestically November 20, 2009.
In THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON, Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) is devastated by the abrupt departure of her vampire love, Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) but her spirit is rekindled by her growing friendship with the irresistible Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner). Suddenly she finds herself drawn into the world of the werewolves, ancestral enemies of the vampires, and finds her loyalties tested.
Each member of the wolf pack is of Native decent. Spencer is Lakota (Sioux), Pelletier is Cree-Metis, Meraz is Purepecha (Tarasco), Gordon is Hualapai, and Houseman, who was discovered at an open casting call, is Cree. Casting of the wolf pack was overseen by award-winning casting director Rene Haynes who is wellknown for her work on Native projects ranging from DANCES WITH WOLVES to BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE.
I look forward to seeing the wolf pack in action!
Monday, March 23, 2009
19:22 And the eyebrow obsession begins as the close-ups on Stewart and Pattinson get closer and closer in biology:
Pattinson: We have very similar eyebrows. [Laughs]
Hardwicke: Rob! We had to pluck the heck out of your eyebrows.
Pattinson: S--- hurt. Aw, man.
22:18 Carlisle's entrance, swinging through the hospital doors. Pattinson compares it to a J. Lo video. Then realizes he means Beyoncé. "Peter [Facinelli] would be so good at doing that. I want him to do the Beyoncé biopic." I have no idea what he's talking about, but I like it when he stumps Hardwicke. This will happen again.
24:30 Bella confronts Edward in the hospital and he tells her what she thinks she saw happen in the parking lot is wrong. "The moral of this scene is never trust a guy who plucks his eyebrows. You know, there's always something up. Something suspect."
29:50 Cullens in the cafeteria. "In this scene, I'm talking about how much I don't like cookies.... I'm sayin', 'Listen, guys. Have you read the book? We're not supposed to be eating.'"
39:35: Edwards pulls up to save Bella from the bad humans (pictured above).
Pattinson: [In prissy voice] "Now listen, guuuyyysss!"
Stewart: See, I knew you were gonna start saying something about this, but I think you look very scary.
Pattinson: "Come on guys. Let's all, come on, let's be simple about this."
Hardwicke: I like the way the car roars in. Obviously, that wasn't your driving, or those people would all be dead.
Read the article then watch the commentary for yourself. I promise there is even more Rob hilarity than is listed in the full article. Thanks to CBA for the heads up on this one.
So the first night we just watched the movie because we got home so late then had trouble with the new surround system that hubby had just installed. Turns out it was an issue with our player, so I went out on Saturday to buy a new one. I watched the extended scenes on Saturday morning. That was my only chance to watch anything because after I got home I was waiting for hubby to get the new player hooked up which didn't happen until after I'd gone to bed. Sunday evening I finally got to watch the deleted scenes, the theatrical promotions and the movie with commentary.
The Extended Scenes -
These cleared up a good deal of my issues with the movie. Remember, I didn't watch any spoilers online so I was pleasantly surprised by some of these. I loved the longer diner scene that included Bella offering to cook and a discussion of the Cullens. The extended meadow scene was nice because you can never have too much of the meadow, but I did think the positioning was a little awkward. Although I liked the journals part of the extended bedroom scene, I am so glad we were spared the information about the chinchilla droppings. That was completely unnecessary.
The Deleted Scenes -
I'm pretty glad we were spared the James and Victoria groping scene. It just seemed awkward, particularly with Laurent looking on. I really loved the scene where Edward and Bella were walking in the woods, right up until the point she offers him a "taste" and he eagerly accepts. This just wouldn't happen. This is long before Edward became anywhere near comfortable being around Bella's blood. Had this happened, he would have killed her on the spot. So although I enjoyed most of the scene, I'm very glad it didn't make it into the film. I liked the scene with Emmett and wish that one had made the movie. Edward clutching the side of the car...definitely intense. I loved the Carlisle and Esme scene and I would have liked that one in the movie.
The Commentary -
So far, this has been the highlight for me. Just when you think Rob can't do anything to make him more appealing, we hear this commentary. He was hilarious. I cannot tell you how many times I laughed so hard I was shaking, trying to keep from waking up the baby. I loved Catherine's insights into the filming difficulties and drama. I really loved this part and I am sure I will be watching it again. I can't decide if my favorite part was when Rob said they ate cheeseburgers, when he talked about the multiple fractures in his foot or when he said "I hope it's a horse!" You also have the Efron line. Rob certainly made the commentary for me. If you have not watched it with commentary, go do so right now!
Edward did not enjoy the commentary. He found Rob to be far too critical and did not appreciate being called a freak.
I would say that the only major change in my review of the movie from the theater to the DVD would be that I seriously underrated Jackson's performance as Jasper. I'm really looking forward to him in New Moon. I'm hoping to watch the documentary later tonight. The 3Disc Set should be arriving any day now so I'll be reviewing those extra features later this week.
Now don't get me wrong, I don't think Rob should have no social life, but he said himself that the seclusion helps him to get into the role of Edward. Therefore, I am thrilled that he is keeping to himself when he's not working these days. Rob is an awesome actor, but we don't want him to lose the process that will bring about the best Edward possible.
"Robert Pattinson was running lines on Sunday too for a few hours. He has
however for the most part shut himself in when not working out, apparently
hasn’t ventured out much, prefers to be alone, politely declines invitations to
go out, either getting into character or perhaps frightened by the loser
twi-hards who’ve descended upon Vancouver to hunt him down?"
As midnight drew closer, the excitement grew and eventually we saw them bring the boxes out. The hum of anticipation was palatable. And the story all goes down hill from now. We stood there and never moved. At some point we realized that the woman in front of us in line actually had her DVD in her hands! Moments later an announcement was made that the line needed to be formed around a post because people had been waiting in line across from us and had not been served. (Note that we'd actually been in line longer than the people on that side, but were then forced to go around to the back of that line or the line that was at the front of the store.)
Things did not go any better in this line. The giddiness of being so close to bringing Edward home was overshadowed by the frustration at having to wait so long. Everyone in our group had put deposits down to preorder their copies, but this made no difference. In fact I think it slowed things down. They had attached receipts with your name to a copy of the DVD so when you did actually get to a register, they had to go through the boxes to find your DVD. At this point, the youngest among our group was beyond exhaustion and fell asleep. Her dad took her home. People were beginning to just leave and say they'd come back the next day. We had invested so many hours at this point, we weren't going to leave until we got what we came for.
They were running a promotion if you bought the Twilight DVD and another DVD you received a free Twilight tote bag. While this was great, it was another hold up because people who didn't realize they had to have a second DVD to get the tote were actually leaving the register while checking out, going to find another movie, then returning to finish their transaction. People were cutting in line everywhere. We stood in the same place for so long. One of the girls had gone to the other line, to see if it would move any faster. Her DVD was on the same receipt as mine, so we knew we'd have to meet up whenever one of us finally got up front. When the line in front of her dropped to ten people, we moved into our third line of the evening!
From this line we finally got our DVDs. It was so funny, I got a text message from my hubby saying he hoped I was having fun. Another one of the girls called her husband with the news that we were close to the register. (He was the one who had taken their sleepy daughter home.) It was insane. So, we all sat down on the bench outside the store and had our pictures taken with our DVDs. So to recap, we arrived around 10:30 and got into line about 11:30. By the time we sat down on that bench for our pictures it was 1:20! That's right, three hours.
After three hours, we decided to take our picture with Edward on the way out. It was slightly crazy because one of the Team Jacob girls among us was trying to do ugly things to Edward. I recall there was a conversation that occurred right after this pic, and she even asked me if it was going to go on the blog...but I honestly can't remember what it was about. We were all so tired it was just ridiculous. I promise to post it if I can remember it!
So a lesson was learned and we will not be getting New Moon from FYE. They were completely unprepared for the crowd, did nothing to speed up the process for people who'd already placed their orders, and ran out of punch around 11! Hasn't everyone learned by now? If it's got to do with Twilight, it's going to be at least twice as big as you expect.
Edward and I will post a DVD review soon. I'm still enjoying watching the special features. So here is hoping your release night went better than ours did. Thanks to our photographer!
Update: I did receive an apology email from FYE today stating that things would definitely be improved for future events.
“We are incredibly appreciative that TWILIGHT fans came out to once again
support this film at our midnight events across the nation,” said Steve
Nickerson, Summit’s President of Home Entertainment. “With such a successful
first day sales, it is apparent that our fans remain passionate about the
TWILIGHT SAGA and want to own a piece of the Edward and Bella story they have
come to love. We look forward to the continued success for both the home
entertainment and retail sales of this property as a whole.”
Sunday, March 22, 2009
This is a temporary color scheme change, while playing around with other choices, I managed to lose the one that I'd been using and cannot get it back. I will try to get to this tonight but I'm on my way out the door right now so this is the best I could do.
Also, the Eyes of Amber girls went to FYE Friday night for the release party...not as gloriously fun as you might first think. I'll post the story and pictures this evening.
I hope everyone is enjoying their Twilight DVD!