Saturday, August 29, 2009
Today, Eclipse director David Slade delivered a special treat to fans via Twitter. This picture of Taylor Lautner, taken by David himself during lighting tests earlier this month.
I'm really enjoying these little tidbits from the set, it's a different experience than following the past movies, and it feels like we're all included in the process.
Thank you David!!
Let's face it, Amber totally has me beat when it comes to being Sam's #1 fan, but I'm okay with settling for second place. Today, Sam turns 23, and he has a big day planned to celebrate.
Today marked the grand opening of his new website and the launch of his EP! The EP is available for download there and you can also purchase posters and t-shirts. Sam's Myspace page has also been updated, and you can view his new video for "Sea Blue" there.
While you're waiting for the EP to download, head over to the Shack of Soul and find out how to enter their contest for a signed poster of Sam Bradley. Also, follow Sam on his twitter and wish him a happy birthday yourself.
Happy Birthday Sam! Thanks for sharing your music and always being so great to your fans. I'm looking forward to seeing you in Vancouver next month! Finally, my first Sam concert!! (You still need to come play Seattle, though!)
Cake image from Cassy's Cakes
Keep an eye out for the next Teen Vogue magazine. This is a scan from the upcoming issue, along with an interview.
ON WHY LADIES LOVE JACOB "If she likes having a really close friendship with a guy, being able to tell him anything, and then having that friendship slowly transform into something more." (Uh, yes please! Unless it transforms into just playing fetch.)Awww, Taylor, you're so adorable.
Thanks to 4tnz! for the pic
Friday, August 28, 2009
I know a lot of you have read at least some fan-fiction, but let me break it down for those that haven't. Twilight fan-fiction is can be broken into a few categories. "Canon" meaning stories that could feasibly have taken place within the context that Stephenie Meyer gave us in the original series, i.e. filling in time gaps left in the story, or retelling from another character's perspective. "Alternate Universe" or "AU"; stories that involve the characters as they are written, but the story diverges from the original plotline at some point. Finally, "All Human" (AH) stories, where the characters retain their basic personalities, but with out any supernatural qualities.
The AH category seems to contain the most stories, and some of the more well-known fanfics. I'll talk about those another week. Today, I want to highlight some of my favorite, maybe not as well known canon pieces. These are some of the first fanfics I read, as I resisted anything out-of-canon for a long time. Some are funny, some are touching, but all are great reads and a nice extra to our favorite series.
The Serious: You might need a hanky.
- Little Sister, (T) by tanwellman. Pieces of Breaking Dawn as told from Jasper's point of view (POV). Bring your hankies, Jasper's special talent lends an especially touching experience of the events. The author also has several other great pieces in their profile.
- Be Safe. (K+) Cocoa987 brings us on a journey of that little note Edward left Bella when he went hunting in Twilight.
- She Has Your Eyes.(K+) Prolific fan-fic author Justine Lark wrote this as Edward's thoughts as he talks to Bella during her transformation.
- Dark Side of the Moon,(T) by Blondie aka Robin. One of my favorite writers, this is her take on Edward's New Moon story.
- Totality,(T) also from Blondie aka Robin. We all love the 'leg hitch' scene, right? Find out what Edward was thinking!
- Once Bitten,(M) by NoMoreThanUsual. Told from Edward's POV, Bella wonders what that first day in Biology would have been like if she had been the vampire, and Edward the tasty human.
- Fear, (K)NoMoreThanUsual rocks at the funny fiction. Edward's worst fear finally happens, Bella runs screaming from his house.
- 51 Things Emmett Is Not Allowed To Do,(T) by the indifferent child of earth. We love goofy Emmett, but Bella feels the need to lay down some ground rules.
- Charlie's Fantasy,(T) by Emmy131. On the way to the graduation ceremony, what was Charlie thinking as he looked at Edward in the back seat of the cruiser?
- As The Cushion Turns,(M) from My-Bella. The various couches (Yes, the couches) in the stories have their say. Suggestive, but nothing explicit.
- Isle Esme,(M) by Vixen1836. Told from Edward's POV, this is an amazing story. Not just smut, it tells the story of Edward's thoughts, fears, and motivations as he and Bella consummate their marriage.
- The Second Night,(M) by Nightdancers. Edward caves! Woot! Edward's POV. Hold on to your headboards.
- Practice Makes Perfect.(M) Again, Nightdancers gives us another sexy moment. Need to burn calories? This beats swimming with the dolphins any day. Bella's POV.
- Second Honeymoon.(M) Nightdancers again. (Nightdancers also has a 'first time' fic, I just happen to really like Vixen1836's). Two chapters, one Bella's POV, one Edward's. Edward doesn't have to hold back anymore. Nuff said..
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Dakota Fanning as Jane.
Rob will also be featured in the French Premiere magazine. I spy a Batman shirt!
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Stay tuned for details about Saturday activities to celebrate Sam's big day!
David Slade has sent a few tweets here and there regarding the last few weeks of filming, including some nice things about Xavier Samuels (image from TwiCrackAddict) and this last one:
Shot with Rob and Kristen today, both gave great performances. Lots of frustrating noisy planes overhead but beautiful scene regardless.
Oooo! I wonder what scene..my brain keeps wandering to the ending meadow scene, but that just might be the romantic in me.
The Forks Humans bunch arrived in town yesterday to start filming their portion. Justin Chon seemed a little excited that they get to film outside the cafeteria this time.
Dakota Fanning filmed her short part of Eclipse last week also, so glad to see she'll continue as Jane.
BooBoo Stewart got a little over excited about the films and misinformed Access Hollywood that there would be three more movies. Summit said:
“We appreciate our young actor’s enthusiasm for the franchise and his role, but his comments about the number of films were unfortunately uninformed and not accurate,” the Summit rep said in a statement to Access.
Although BooBoo has contract options for additional films after “Eclipse,” there are no guarantees yet that those films will be made.
And while a fourth film in the series is likely since there are four books in the popular Stephenie Meyer’s series, the studio could not confirm “Breaking Dawn” would make it from the page to the screen just yet.
On the New Moon side of things, MTV released this interview with Kristen and Taylor, regarding their 'break-up' scene.
MTV: He is very huggable. Tell us about one scene that you read either in Stephenie Meyer’s book or in Melissa Rosenberg’s screenplay that you were like, “Man, that’s going to be tough to pull off,” and tell us how you were able to figure it out.
Stewart: “New Moon” is riddled with all of that. I think it’s the one book in the series that I was intimidated by — in a good way. That’s the best feeling to start a movie with. But probably, my favorite line in the book is when I have to say to [Jacob], “It’s him; it’s always been him!” Like, I have to say that. Yeah, it killed me, it killed me.
Edi Gathegi was his usual funny self when talking to Access Hollywood about watching New Moon with Stephenie Meyer. I so love him!
Stay tuned, folks, we'll keep you updated as we can. Let's all ask together..Is is November yet???
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Hollywood Crush complied a list of celebs they and fans would like to see hosting Saturday Night Live this coming season. Who topped the list? I'll give you a guess...
You're SO smart! Our favorite Brit (No, not Sam, Amber! Focus!) is in high demand by fans to host SNL. Fans even petitioned the show last year to bring him on board. The answer was no, but there's hope for the future, at least as far as Lorne Michaels is concerned. Here's the million dollar question though, will Rob do it? I'd love to see his quirky, dry, adorkable humor on SNL, how about you?
You can read the article and the rest of the list at Hollywood Crush/MTV here.
Monday, August 24, 2009
Here are some images from another New Moon calendar. Looks like this one will contain set photos and stills. *fangirl moment* I'm sure I can find another place to hang another calendar!
I'm so in love with New Moon Edward. LOVE the look for this movie.
I still don't know how so many people with gorgeous eyes ended up in a movie where they have to wear contacts! Just seems cruel.
Thanks to Lion & Lamb Love
"In Eclipse, Bella's dress is described as an early 1900s design (which complements her antique engagement ring) with friend and Maid of Honor Alice Cullen's modern tweaks to the train and veil. "You look like you just stepped out of an Austen movie," Bella's mother says to the bride-to-be when she spies her in the gown in the final book, Breaking Dawn. "It's gorgeous! So graceful, so elegant.""
There are nine designs, but I picked my three favorites to show you here.
This one is by Lela Rose and I think it is absolutely gorgeous! I can totally picture Bella in this one. This one is by Max Azria and is the closest to what I pictured from the description in the book. I think it's probably the best choice based on that, but you know as well as I do, just because the book says it, doesn't mean that's the way it is in the movie.
I love this one as well. It is by Monique Lhuillier and is based on a dress from the 1920's, certainly era-appropriate for Edward's bride.
So check out all the dresses here and let us know in the comments which one is your favorite!
There is a new interview with New Moon director Chris Weitz over at MTV.com. Not a whole lot of new information, but some expanded insight into the process and ideas behind the movie. And, Chris is hilariously funny, as always.
MTV: You revealed two scenes that were a big hit at Comic-Con. How do they fit into the movie?
Chris Weitz: We showed two new scenes, and each one focused on abdominal muscles. That was the high point, I think, for the audience. [Laughs.] One scene was the one in which Jacob is teaching Bella how to ride a motorcycle. She falls, he comes to rescue her and dab her forehead — thereby revealing his bodacious abs and chest. And the other is Bella rushing to save Edward when he decides to commit suicide by revealing himself to the humans in Volterra, Italy.
I'm already so excited for New Moon, and Chris really seems to have a good handle on the story and the audience. You can read the rest of the article and learn about Vitamin "T" here.
Is it November yet?
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Check out these way cute outtakes of Taylor and Kristen's Entertainment Weekly photoshoot. I love the smiles and the easy, happy atmosphere in this whole shoot. Very Jacob and Bella.
Photos via Twilight Moonlighter. Clicky for big pics!