Saturday, September 5, 2009
Virgin Radio 95.3 in Vancouver, B.C. had a telephone interview with Jackson Rathbone yesterday. Jackson discusses the extensive fight training and whole Twilight experience. He also gets to promote his band, 100 Monkeys, who will be performing in the Vancouver area September 12 at the Rickshaw Theatre.
You can listen to the entire interview here.
*Amber here* Speaking of Jackson, be sure to check out my "What if Jasper was Edward?" article at t5m.
Friday, September 4, 2009
I have said before, Eclipse is the movie I'm most worried about making the transition from book to movie. There's a lot going on, in a short period of time, and all those details are important to the story. I worry that they'll spend too much time and focus on the love triangle, making it a soap opera. Or, that they won't spend enough time on it, focus too much on the vampire army and we'll miss out on the lovely romance as Edward and Bella's relationship grows.
It seems that David Slade has things pretty well in hand though, judging from the tidbits that get tweeted in from Vancouver. Today, I'm turning my attention to what the fans think Eclipse should look like.
These are the ones that I found captured the story the best, or evoked the emotion of the story to me. There is a downside to these videos, though. Most of them were made almost a year ago, meaning there wasn't much Taylor Lautner footage to use. Sorry, Team Taylor fans, you're going to see a lot of Steven Strait as Jacob. I have scoured Youtube for new material with Taylor in it and have be unsuccessful so far.
On with the videos!
First up is by mailin90jj. I like this one because it *feels* the most like a trailer to me. The music, the pacing of the clips, I'd totally get excited to see this, even if I was unfamiliar to the series.
Next up is katie911225. I love what they have done with the newborn army.
Here's one from TiteLola. Excellent use of quotes from the book, and "Fire and Ice" by Robert Frost.
The next two are my favorites, and I never can decide which one I like the best.
Most of you are probably familiar with tiffanyd666 and her fantastic New Moon trailers. Check out her car commercials, too! Here's Tiffany's take on the Eclipse trailer.
Lastly, TheOne2Want. The video quality isn't quite as good, but the story elements are fantastic.
Which one is your favorite? Or do you have one I haven't shown here? Let me know in the comments!
Fan Art Eclipse Poster made by Trish!
Thursday, September 3, 2009
The newest issue of People magazine, there were a few more new stills, in addition to the previous ones we showed here.
An intense, intimate moment between Bella and Edward. I keep hearing the line from the official website, Cullen House. "Every second that I am with you is about restraint..." Shiver!
Alice and Jasper looking adorable together, as always.
*Amber here - I love Jasper, I really do, but this wig looks like an apricot poodle died on his head*
The lovely ladies at Robsessed had these today. Three beautiful pictures from the birthday party.
Thanks to TwiCrackAddict for the People pics.
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
I'm sitting here this morning, sifting through Twilight news and various blogs (check the blogrolls, so many awesome people out there) drinking my coffee. I live in Washington state, about a 4 hour drive from Forks, and it's a good drizzly vampires-are-out kind of day. Twilight is playing in the background, thanks to a request from my youngest. (You can see I've instilled the important things..) It's a good time then, to review the last week and see what we've missed.
Are you ready to Scream?
Can Twilight sweep another awards show? MTV Movie Awards, Teen Choice Awards, whenever the fans get to vote for the winners, Twilight seems to dominate. This time around it's Spike TV's Scream awards. The movie and cast are nominated for a number of categories again:
- The Ultimate Scream – Twilight
- Best Fantasy Film – Twilight
- Best Fantasy Actress – Kristen Stewart, Twilight
- Best Fantasy Actor – Robert Pattinson, Twilight
- Best Supporting Actress – Ashley Greene, Twilight
- Best Breakout Performance – Taylor Lautner, Twilight
- Robert Pattinson, Twilight
- Best Ensemble – Twilight
- Scream Song of the Year – “Decode” by Paramore, Twilight
- Best Villain – Cam Gigandet as James
Is it November yet?
Tickets for New Moon are already becoming available in some areas on the Fandango website. I know it's two months early, but if you and I are counting down the days, you can better the rest of the Twi-fandom is. Buy them early, get the showing you want! Who's going to the midnight showing?
Who doesn't want Rob?
Death Cab for Cutie was recently confirmed for the New Moon soundtrack. and they'll be shooting the video for "Meet Me at the Equinox". Bassist Nick Harmer spoke about their desire to have some shots of the cast in the video.
“I’m of the mind-set that the more Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner you can throw in the video, the more popular the video is going to be. Nobody wants to look at us, so we’ll probably be standing in the shadows.”
MTV spoke with Edi Gathegi recently about his final scene in the Twilight saga. You have to love Edi, he's so funny. He talks about some of the challenges in filming scenes with mostly CGI characters.
When asked whether his character’s penultimate showdown was more of a fight or a chase, Gathegi remained mostly mum, but did concede that it was hard acting with something that wasn’t there. “We basically acted with a man holding a piece of cardboard shaped like a cow. So when you see the movie, look at my eyes and [decide], is he seeing a cow or is he seeing a wolf?”
Read the rest of the article here.
Whoa, dude..Slow your roll..
Alex Meraz (Paul) also had some funny stuff for MTV. Apparently, he really embraced his character and added some physicality to a scene with Kristen Stewart.
“[Director] Chris Weitz comes off-set like, ‘Yeah, I like the energy Alex, but just take it down a little,’ ” (Chaske) Spencer chimed in: “Meanwhile the producers are freaking out back there.”
” ‘Cause nobody touches Kristen Stewart,” joked Meraz.
More on that here.That's MAJOR Jasper Whitlock to you...Sir.
MTV was all over the recent round of Twilight Conventions. Here's an interview with Jackson Rathbone regarding Jasper's Civil War days and his special ability.
Twitter Love for Twilight Fans
The little gems keep rolling in. Peter Facinelli, Billy Burke and David Slade have all tweeted little tidbits to keep us salivating for more from the set and cast.
Peter let Kellen Lutz tweet from his account last night.
Billy had us all running for the Brain Bleach with his comment.
David shared a bit from the set.
Billy again, it's safe..go ahead and read.
Well, Twilight is over, and my coffee cup is empty, so I'm going to wrap up our wrap up here. Never fear, there is ALWAYS more Twi-news coming.
Thanks to newmoonmovie.org, eclipsemovie.org and TwiCrackAddict for pics and captures.
The wrappers...I apologize for the quality on these. I'll try to scan the wrappers this evening.
All of these candies look like this. They have cream flavored filling. The Hubs compared them to a Cadbury Cream Egg for flavor.
Now these, my mom bought for me last week. They come in a bag of 24 and there were several of all, although more Edward than anything else.
The wrappers. Again, I'll try to scan some tonight to give you a better view.
The Bella...cream filled, like the above
The Jacob...peanut butter filled. (My favorite taste-wise)
The Edward...caramel filled. (My favorite looks-wise. It's just so detailed.)
I'll be honest, I thought about doing a giveaway with these, but I'm afraid they would melt in transit. They are tasty and I'm sure they will be showing up in a lot of Twilight goody bags come New Moon party time! I'm already thinking that I may stock up on these to pass out at Halloween! I found these at Kroger and Walgreens.
So, what do you think?
Monday, August 31, 2009
See all the photos here
Read the article here
I must disagree with that statement. If fans would have loved any Jacob, there would not have been such a revolt when there was talk of giving the role to another actor in New Moon. I am 100% Team Taylor and so glad they kept him as Jacob. He is definitely Jacob to me...
Take the How Well Do You Know Taylor? Quiz here
Another date to put on your calendar, September 25th. US Weekly is bringing us another magazine full of Twilight (New Moon edition) posters and photos. Looks like some movie promotional pictures and stills, some photoshoot outtakes and pictures from the Teen Choice Awards. (I can't tell you my true opinion of the cover, Amber says this is a PG-13 blog....also, my mother reads this.)
*Amber showed up to make comments*
Here's a sampling of some of what we'll see September 25th... You can pre-order your copy from Barnes & Noble: http://search.barnesandnoble.com/The-Sexy-Stars-of-Twilight-New-Moon/Editors-of-US-Weekly/e/9781615568321/?itm=67
*Amber* Really? I mean, I get the eyes, but there were some that were SO much better from that shoot!
*Kerry* Can't. Get. Over. Eyes. What were we talking about?
*Amber* Wow, it's baby Jacob in this one.
*Amber* What the heck is the caption on this one supposed to mean?? What does the title of an Edi Gathegi movie have to do with this pic?
Photos found here
Rob gives us some insight into his life with all the fan craziness that follows him where ever he goes, and hints at a schedule for Breaking Dawn. (*squee!!*) (click images for larger copies)
Daniel and Charlie are hilarious together, joking about fan responses and locating Rob by the direction of the screams.
Chris Weitz and Wyck Godfrey both give us some insight into New Moon and there thoughts as the story progresses. This article is truly an interesting read, the candidness (is that a word?) of everyone interviews is great to see. Hop over to Thinking of Rob to read the full translation and drop FP a thanks for her hard work.
Finally a new movie still, we've seen the scene before, but it's still a lovely picture..
80 days and counting, people..80 days...
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Taylor Lautner Pic from set, yes that is him mid backflip. He does it from standing still.Between Taylor and the scenery, how beautiful is this pic? If you're not already following David Slade on twitter, you're missing some neat updates. I believe this is unprecedented access for the fans to be getting this kind of stuff from the director. I can't wait to see what type of finished product he gives us.