Friday, October 2, 2009

Emily's Scars: Chris Weitz Raided My Brain Again

Team Twilight had this picture today. This is Tinsel Korey done up in her Emily make up, complete with scars. I am amazed and pleased to say that this is nearly exactly how I pictured them.



-Kerry

Joy Magazine: Interview with Rob Pattinson

Isn't any magazine with Rob in it Joy?

Maybe, but this time it's literal. Joy Magazine, from Mexico, had this interview with Rob in their latest issue, complete with new pics! The great people over at Twilight Poison translated the article for us all to enjoy. Thank you so much! Check them out for the full article and all the scans, but here are a few of my favorite parts.

In Twilight we got to see some sexual tension between Bella and Edward. That’s something very enigmatic. Will that continue in the rest of the movies?

I don’t think there was sexual tension, nor do I think that that’s the focus of the movies. I don’t see it that way. I think it’s a stroy about what it means to commit to a feeling and to the person that you love. Above all, it’s about finding someone to love despite having to fight so many problems that might show up. What hooks you about the movie, I’m convinced about it, is that it talks about the fear of what can happen to you if you fall in love and give yourself away completely. Realising how far you can go for love, passion and being amazed by it. People identify with it more than you can imagine. To me it’s not even a story about vampires, but about feelings that we’ve all felt before. It talks about the fear of feeling those things. It’s a movie with so many meanings, that’s why I like it and I think that’s why people like it too.

Speaking of passion and music, we know you write songs. What can you share about it?

I’m trying to write some songs for the next movie. (Kerry: Squee?!?!) I don’t know if it will be possible because of my schedule, but I want to do it. Music is the other side of me, it’s one of the things that complete me and I wouldn’t want to leave it aside for anything in the world. I have the intention of evolving in that aspect. It’s something I want to develope just as much as acting. I want to have a balance between those two things.

We know you can’t say much about New Moon, but don’t leave before you tell us, did you have to go to some place dark to play this vampire again?

Yes, the truth is that the way I wanted to play Edward was less powerful. He’s a character that can’t change his condition, he didn’t choose his fate. He was unconscious when Carlisle turned him into a vampire. When he woke up, three days later, he realized that in order to survive he would have to kill people. Imagine what would you feel like if you knew you would never grow old and that you would live forever. And what’s worse, you didn’t look for it. You become a sort of Superman without even wanting to be that, you were just a 17 year old kid. You must feel a huge impotence and frustration. Instead of believing you’re hero, you’re a person who can’t find himself and doesn’t know who he is. Understanding that has been fundamental in understanding Edward. That very human side of him is what I love about him and I feel like I can relate to that. There’s something we all find hard to change and face about ourselves.


Darn you Rob, just when I think I couldn't love you more.

-Kerry

Fan-Made Friday

TGIF? Amen to that. To help ourselves pass the time until we can actually *really* call it the weekend, I thought I'd share some Twilight fan art pretties.

I was playing a bit at Twilight Guide this morning. They have a pretty good selection of fan-made wallpapers, graphics, icons and posters for everyone to enjoy. These are a few of my favorites.


The posters were by far my favorites. this one makes me so sad. I still can't read the beginning of New Moon without crying, and this poster brings that all back.



This one, too. For Bella..


I could see this being an official poster. The eyes!!!



Wolfpack, rawr! Don't make them upset!



Just some sigs/graphics/icons/whatever. Made me giggle a bit.

I love Harry Potter, but he's definitely not a Cullen.


Details..details..



Always good to know what exactly you want..


Check out all the graphics here!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

A Special Message from Edward...

Edward would like to take the stage for a moment and respond to Damon's statement on tonight's Vampire Diaries episode that he is "whipped".


Keep up with Damon (and Stefan) over at Amber's Vampire Diaries Examiner page.

Thanks to Bella and Edward, here's the clip

Kristen Stewart Goes Dark and Dangerous for Interview Mag Shoot

These photographs..very different from the typical Twilight promo shots we get of Kristen, but I think that maybe she relishes the chance to break from the Bella-image. Paired with the pictures is an interesting interview conducted by none other than actor-director-writer-everything Dennis Hopper. I couldn't pass up the chance to post this.

Here's a little bit of the article:

In the last 12 months, Stewart has become a tabloid regular and a blog-stalked cynosure. The fact that her Twilight character is romantically linked to Pattinson’s in the film has also fueled nonstop speculation that they are involved in real life. BUYING A HOUSE? and GETTING MARRIED? were just a couple of the early autumn headlines. Between filming Twilight sequels, Stewart did a turn as Joan Jett in Floria Sigismondi’s new rock-band biopic The Runaways; even her hair for the film—which was chopped and dyed to mimic Jett’s late-’70s shag—inspired reams of media critique.

HOPPER: Does it bother you to see yourself in the tabloids?

STEWART: There’s nothing you can do about it, to be honest. I don’t leave my hotel room—literally, I don’t. I don’t talk to anybody about my personal life, and maybe that perpetuates it, too. But it’s really important to own what you want to own and keep it to yourself. That said, the only way for me not to have somebody know where I went the night before is if I didn’t go out at all. So that’s what I’m trading. It depends what mood I’m in. Some nights, I think, “You know what? I don’t care. I’m just going to do what I want to do.” Then the next day I think, “Ugh.Now everyone thinks I’m going out to get the attention.” But it’s like, no, I actually, for a second, thought that maybe I could be like a normal person.

And some of the pics:




Read the full article and see all the pics here. As a warning, Kristin is her blunt no-nonsense self, a bit of a language warning. Thanks to TwiCrack for spotting these!


Nordstrom's New Moon Line Launched Today

In last week's Wrap-Up, I mentioned that Nordstrom's would be featuring a New Moon line of merchandise. Today marks the official launch of all the products. There are actually a good number of neat items. I especially like some of the jewelry, they fit my requirements of 'subtle'.

Click the pic to go to the Nordstrom's site.


For the not-so-subtle, I'm wondering if I can get away with the Edward cut-out for my bedroom. My hubby won't mind, right?




Plus size Twilight and New Moon apparel is available from Torrid. In fact, they're currently having a Twilight clearance.

New Moon Illustrated Movie Companion

Make a point pick up New Moon: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion (Twilight Saga). You can order it from Amazon through the new Eyes of Amber Twilight store here, or check out the widget to the right. While I suspect I'll have this before New Moon comes out, I won't be opening it until I come home from seeing it the first time.

Thanks to ROBsessed for the tip.

Hot Topic debuts New Moon merchandise

October is here. We can actually say that New Moon comes out next month. How strange and wonderful does that sound? I already have tickets to the midnight showing. If you don't, check out the Fandango banner to the right. Although they're not out yet, Fandango will be offering New Moon gift cards like they did with Twilight. I am very excited to get my hands on those.

Of course another excitement of today is the debut of Hot Topic's line of New Moon merchandise. You can see it all by clicking on the picture or this link.

While there is SO much cool stuff there, these are the two items that I absolutely must have...

This puzzle to go with my cast and Edward puzzles from Twilight
And yes, I will be using this at soccer games...I am not a closeted fan
So go check it all out and let us know what your favorite items are! And remember...next month is New Moon!

Running With Wolves, A Look at the Real Quileute Nation


When someone asks me what I like the most about the Twilight books, my answer is obvious. The characters are so real. Every one of them, not just the main characters. Even Harry Clearwater, who you barely see in the books, you get the pang of loss when he passes, because of the friendship he bears for Billy and Charlie.

I know I'm not alone in this opinion. The throng of visitors to Forks and La Push every year speaks to that. We know they're fictional, even make fun of ourselves for having crushes on fictional characters, but anyone who has read the stories understands the magic. Going and seeing the small town, the green mossy forest, the high school, the beach, just lets us experience a little bit of the magic for ourselves. I have a trip planned next summer for sure, but I will probably try to get there before the bad weather really sets in this winter.

It's not all entirely fiction, though. The Quileutes and their traditions are similar to how they are portrayed in the books. The wolf is intertwined into their creation stories, and their love and protectiveness of their home territory is strong. Vampires might not have been a part of the original stories, but it is easy to see how Stephenie Meyer was able to incorporate them.

The Reelzchannel recently did a spotlight on the Quileute Nation, highlighting their history, and the way they have embraced the opportunity to bring awareness to their tribe and Native American history that the Twilight phenomenon provided them.

This first video is an interview with Quileute member Roy Black, Jr., dubbed "Jacob's Grandfather" by the locals. He's got a great attitude about the whole thing, definitely grandpa material.



Next up is a song and story about the real Quileute creation story. You'll see how important the wolf is to them, and some beautiful scenery of the area.



Lastly, Tinsel Korey, the actress that is playing Emily, has spent some time in La Push, working with the children on the reservation, teaching them about acting and creative pursuits. I love that she's also embracing the opportunity to teach and give back a little.



-Kerry

Source: Twilight Examiner

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Summit releases composite poster!

Click to enlargeThere are certainly no shortage of promotional posters this time around. I'm just ready to get to the movie already! Tomorrow we'll be able to say that New Moon comes out next month!

Thanks to Cullen Boys Anonymous.

Wednesday Wrap-Up

Happy Wednesday, everyone! Can you believe it's the end of September already? Fall is officially here in Vampire Country, so it's a great day to curl up with the laptop and coffee and catch up on fanfiction news I missed this week. And there was definitely a lot, good scenery, twitter updates, weird interesting items. Let's see what we've got, ok?


Angela Is That Babe-in-Hiding Girl We All Went to School With

A few of the Twilight cast turned up at the Teen Vogue party/event held this week. Michael Welch, Christian Serratos and Taylor Lautner spiffed up and worked the red carpet. We've all ogled Taylor's abs and Michael is that boy-next-door cute, but let's just take a minute to appreciate how gorgeous Christian looked that night. I've never been the obsessed by shoes girl, but those heels are amazing!

Things That Make My Husband Happy

Steak for dinner, new tech gadgets, welcome home kisses from me and our kids, and when I email him hot new photoshoot pics of Ashley Greene. Ashley is featured on the cover of Saturday Night Magazine, with a nice interview and a absolutely stunning array of glamour photos. She amazes me with her versitility in front of the camera, she has such a wide range of 'looks'. Everything from girl-next-door cute, to smexy pin-up. This is my favorite from the shoot:


Check out the rest of them here.


Peter is So Awesome!

The other day, a number of fansites got together to try to get Peter and Rob's attention regarding a fan letter. Well, maybe Peter DOES read Eyes of Amber, because he did somehow get the message! He tweeted a response the next day:



Thanks, again, Peter, for being a great cast representative to the fans. We really appreciate the personal gestures you give us.

Speaking of Gorgeous Photos

The old Vanity Fair shoot from last year is still my most favorite of all the cast photo shoots. Another outtake of Rob and Kristen was released, I so love this picture. Again, it's very similar to the one that was originally released, but I can't get enough.


Edward Cullen Goes to MIT

I guess that shouldn't surprise us, Edward is good at everything, right? Apparently some folks at MIT are debating the various myths about vampires, and how Twilight and other stories can vary from the commonly accepted lore. I have several non-Twihard friends that love to tease me about how the Cullens aren't "real" vampires, and my arguement to that belongs in another article. However, the article from MIT is interesting, give it a read. I love the comparison here, cracked me up.

The recent Stephenie Meyer phenomenon of Twilight has raised some very divisive questions among fantasy fans. All debating over artistic merit aside, up for contention is the matter of exactly how many liberties an author can take with established monster lore. The concept of the vampire has been around for centuries, and the Twilight series seems to incorporate very little of it. Fine, so Edward Cullen drinks blood, is sort of ancient, and has a mild allergy to sunlight, but then again, so does Ozzy Osbourne. Few would mistake Ozzy for a vampire, and much fewer would mistake him for the lead in a romance novel.


You Really Expect Me to Drink That???

Every marketing department out there seems to be trying to figure out a way to jump on the vampire bandwagon. You can't blame them, just saying "vampire", or "Twilight", or Robert Pattinson will pretty much guarantee to capture the attention of a large money-spending audience. But this? Maybe a little too far for me.

Energy drinks are popular, I'm more of a coffee girl, but you can always see people with a Red Bull or Monster. Now, you can meld your energy drink addiction to your vampire addiction. Blood Energy Drink is available, apparently both looking like blood and providing similar nutritional value as if you were actually drinking blood. Hopefully, without the vomiting. Good luck if you try this, I'll be passing. I'd love to hear from someone that's tried it though.



On that note, I think I'm done here. Amber is still rocking the Vampire Diaries stuff, though since there's no way Stefan can match up to Edward, she's on this kick about Damon, too. I'm going to be watching the first few episodes later today, and will have a report later this week about it.


Love ya!
-Kerry

Thanks to TwiCrack, Robsten Lovers, Twilight Lexicon, and Robsessed for images and news we missed!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Summit announces Twilight the Movie Game

Just in from Summit Entertainment...

As you all know, there’s a NEW MOON rising… but before it does, we’ve got something to test your trivia and get you ready for the next chapter to unfold. A new mobile game is launching exclusively on AT&T today, and we’re only telling the biggest TWILIGHT fans (that’s you!) about it first. If you have an AT&T handset, download Twilight The Movie Game for hundreds of trivia questions that will bring back your favorite moments from the movie (click here if on a mobile handset). Play solo or challenge friends to find out who among you is the most devoted fan. Watch the trailer and find out more on www.twilight-mobilegame.com.



Got an iPhone or iPod Touch? We haven’t forgotten about you! A special ‘Scene it?’ version of Twilight will be released soon on the App Store, and it will blow your mind! Videos, puzzles and more trivia will keep you entertained for hours. Watch for a ‘Scene it? Twilight’ trailer to be posted soon at www.twilight-mobilegame.com.For a chance to win an iPod Touch, free copies of the game and other fun prizes, follow @RealTweeter on Twitter and be ready for frequent Twilight quizzes!

Thanks to Twilight Moonlighter for the tip!

A sneak peek at New Moon Sweethearts

@My_Sweethearts posted this pic on facebook today...


I am seriously excited to get a hold of these! I will not confess here as to how many boxes I bought of the Twilight ones, but I gave away 6 on the blog, so needless to say, it was a lot. Of course, I'll be buying both. What about you?

More Official Movie Posters!

I wonder if I can convince my husband to incorporate these into our decorating theme? Look, dear! It's Alice!! That's my in..

Love the possessive pose from both of them. I wouldn't let go either, Bella!


Don't get them upset...



I can't wait to see Dakota be creepy Jane!



Thanks to Run Away with Fate!

-Kerry

Monday, September 28, 2009

Rob Pattinson: The (An)Other Man


Available October 1, in the UK, AnOther Man Magazine will be featuring Rob on the cover with an interview and article. Is it possible for this man to take a bad picture anymore? (We're just going to pretend 'zygote' Rob never happened, ok?)

Rob often expresses disbelief at the idea of how crazy his fans are about him. If he's wondering, this might be part of why we love him:

His manner is very laid back. He doesn’t sound thrusting or ambitious, more like he’s just going with the flow and enjoying things. Is he going to harness his newfound fame and box-office appeal to approach the kind of filmmakers he wants to work with in the future? He’s not so sure. “Annoyingly, there are so few parts I feel I can add anything to, or that I want to do.” But he knows what he doesn’t need. “I don’t want to be an actor for the sake of it. I don’t find any particular pleasure in being an attention-seeker.”


Also, this might have something to do with it.





-Kerry

Source: Dazed Digital via CullenBoysAnonymous

Attention Peter Facinelli & Rob Pattinson

Dear Peter & Rob:

I know you both faithfully read Eyes of Amber daily, so I want to take this opportunity to bring something to your attention.

Okay, so I'm really just hoping one of your reps has an assistant whose job it is to surf the fansites for things like this, because this story is important for you both to hear. Jackie over at Edward-Cullen(dot)Net received a letter from a devoted fan who is suffering from a very serious medical condition. Both of you took time from your amazingly crazy and busy schedules for her; Rob signed a copy of New Moon, and she was able to meet and have a picture with Peter.

I can't imagine what she's going through health-wise, I'm blessed with a fairly normal life and good health, but I know what it would mean to me if I got a moment of time from each of you. I think that if my life was as difficult, and my future as uncertain as hers is, it would mean a thousand times more.

Please take a minute to go over to E-C, and read the letter in full for yourselves. I think a 'be strong like a vampire' card would be amazing from you, and Jackie can make that happen.

Thanks, guys.

Love,
Kerry

New Music Monday - Rosi Golan

Last week we introduced you to New Music Monday, bringing you more of the artists we like through the fan sites you love. On Friday, each site gave away a cd and a very lucky follower even won tickets to Greg's upcoming show at Hotel Cafe!

This week's artist is the incredibly talented Rosi Golan.

From her official Bio...
Rosi Golan is an Israeli born singer songwriter who has made many stops in her travels, including Germany, Paris and finally ending up in Los Angeles at the age of nine. During her travels, she not only managed to hone her infectiously melodic songwriting, but also learned to speak five languages: French, Hungarian, German, Hebrew and English.
Rosi is indeed a long way from home, but certainly in the right place to showcase her unique talent for rich, dark melodies and a voice that not only draws you in, but still haunts you the next day.
Those talents are on full display with her Marshall Altman produced debut CD, The Drifter and the Gypsy. The 11‐song record has already yielded 13 placements, most recently her song “Think Of Me” in the new Nicholas Sparks (The Notebook) film “Dear John, directed by Lasse Halstrom (Cider House Rules, Chocolat). She has also had songs on such shows as One Tree Hill, Private Practice, Doll House, Biggest Loser and Ghost Whisperer. Her song “Shine” is the anthem for the international Pantene campaign and “C’est L’amour” is currently licensed to Chicco Clothing and Stroili Oro with ads in Italy, Portugal and Switzerland.
You can listen to Rosi's beautiful music and learn more about her and her current tour by visiting her myspace page. You can also keep up with her on twitter here.

By the time prizes are announced on Friday, you'll have fallen in love with Rosi Golan's music. Make sure you are following @EyesofAmberBlog, @SAMAMGlobal, @myRobertPattinson, @ShackofSoul and @LandofDreamers on twitter for all the giveaway information and the most chances to win!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

More New Moon/Burger King Info

Some more information was released yesterday about the New Moon promotions at Burger King...
For fans hungry for another bite of the "Twilight" film franchise, Burger King Corp. is revealing a few details of what will be available in participating BURGER KING® restaurants nationwide this November as part of its multi-faceted "New Moon" promotion. A special gift of holiday value, which guests will receive free (while supplies last) with the purchase of a BK BURGER SHOTS® six pack value meal, will be packed full with "New Moon" merchandise offers, retail coupons and collectible cards. Additionally, a series of limited-edition "New Moon"-themed BK® Crown Cards featuring stars from the film are available for purchase at BURGER KING® restaurants and online at www.bkcrowncard.com. Once acquired, these collectible gift cards, which have a $5 minimum limit, can be loaded at BURGER KING® restaurants nationwide. These exclusive items are just a glimpse of what will be offered in BURGER KING® restaurants and are sure to be a hit with "Twilight" fans looking for hot gifts this holiday season. More information will be revealed in early November when the promotion launches in BURGER KING® restaurants nationwide.
You can read the rest here. We'll be bringing you more information as we get it and possibly some giveaways!