Saturday, October 17, 2009

5 Twilight Stars Make Empire Mag's Sexiest List

Empire Magazine published their "100 Sexiest Movie Stars", and 5 members of the Twilight Cast made the list. They're obviously mistaken, since pretty much the whole cast belongs on that list.

The Ladies:

Ashley Greene at #32. Out of 50? My hubby would beg to differ. But there's no denying our Alice-girl is amazingly gorgeous. From Empire: "Ashley Greene is a grade-A, 100 per cent stunner. Just look at her eyes, her beautiful, beautiful eyes. Most alluring as... Prescient vampire chick, Alice Cullen."

Kristen Stewart at #7. Now we're talking. I love Kristen because she doesn't feel the need to put on a show when she goes out. She's often mocked for how she looks in public, but there's no denying that when she's aiming for stunning she hits it with staggering success. From Empire: "Stewart still places high on the list because a) she's staggeringly beautiful and b) her don't-give-a-[beep] attitude is sublimely sexy.....Most alluring as... Em Lewin in Adventureland - sparky, human, and plenty sexy,"

The Men:


Kellan Lutz at #36. There's some seriously tough competition on the men's list, but I'm still not sure they hit the mark at all. From Empire: "Most alluring as... He may be man of few words, but he's in Twilight, what more do you need? Off the silver screen he does seem to have attracted a large female fanbase who squeal uncontrollably with delight so he's doing something right."

Taylor Lautner at #35. We know all our Twi-Guys rank higher than the 30's, but we'll allow for this one since Taylor is still a minor. From Empire: "Most alluring as... Jake-abs. Specifically, whenever he's topless in Twilight. So for the most part, whenever he's in New Moon then. " Ha! 'Jake-abs'. 30 pounds, people!


Robert Pattinson
at #2. TWO?!?! They obviously hadn't seen this picture.
But, since number one is Johnny Depp, I might make an allowance, Johnny's been hot for a while now, and Rob's still the young upstart. I won't rant again, but Empire seems to still be under the misapprehension that Rob is only adored by the adolescent set. Think again, folks. From Empire: "Most alluring as... Gotta be Edward Cullen, with all that restrained passion and the penchant for melting glances. "

See the full list here.

Friday, October 16, 2009

New Moon Fandango gift cards are here!

Fandango's Limited Edition New Moon gift cards have arrived!! What a selection there is. I'm speechless...



Buy Limited Edition New Moon gift cards. Good for any movie, anytime on Fandango!I feel very certain I will not be the only person ordering one (of each) of these! The link is on the sidebar under the countdown banner as well.

Fan Made Friday: Twilight Inspired Music


In honor of the New Moon Soundtrack (early!) release today, I thought I'd bring you an assortment of Twilight inspired music. Various groups, either formed to sing Twi-music, or bands inspired to write something related to the series.

You've heard of the Mitch Hansen Band, I'm sure. Stephenie Meyers herself is a fan. I had heard their hilarious song Jacob Black, but until recently, hadn't heard any others. Here is "Lullaby", not their interpretation of Edward's creation, but just a song about his feelings as he was writing Bella's Lullaby.




Be sure to listen to the rest of their songs here.

Take a listen to the Twilight Music Girls, I've chosen "The Lion and The Lamb" to share with you, it's amazingly beautiful, both the music and the voice.



Take a listen to Kathleen Colton May, I don't have a youtube video for you, but there are several pieces, mostly instrumental. My personal favorite is "The Hunt".

Newly recommended to me is The Bleeding Forks. Amy Murphy, from Creation Entertainment (the folks bringing us the Twilight Conventions) brought them to our attention recently. The Bleeding Forks write songs inspired by the characters of Twilight themselves.

Do you have any Twilight inspired music? And have you picked up your copy
of the New Moon Soundtrack yet? Leave a comment and tell me what you think!

-Kerry

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Peace. Love. Twilight. TwiJewelry.

The good people at Peace Love Twilight just reached their 200,000th visitor, and hare celebrating by hosting a giveaway of some great Twilight inspired jewelry.


Click here to read their post and enter the contest. Congratulations, PLT!!

New Wolfpack Promotional Picture

Rawr. That is all.


Oh. And thanks to Twifans.

Ashley Greene Talks to Vanity Fair


This month, Vanity Fair's "Twilight Watch" is featuring Ashley Greene. Here's a snippet of the interview:

What’s it like working with different directors on the same character?

At first, it’s a little difficult; it’s a lot of give and take. Everyone’s different and has their own take on it, but it’s been pretty good. You have to sit down and go, “This is what I’ve been doing, this is why I feel this way,” and you have to take suggestions. Basically, it’s about communication, and it hasn’t been a problem yet.

Your role as Alice Cullen becomes more significant as the series continues. What was your experience filming New Moon?

It was incredible, and I think the timing was right. I’m glad that [my role] wasn’t that big in the first one because I was wide-eyed and nervous. By the second one, I had the time to fully develop this character, and I’m really comfortable with Alice Cullen now. It’s going to be sad to be done with it. I was really excited when I read the script because I had, of course, read the book and you never know how they’re going to translate it, how it’s going to read, and filming it was great. Chris [Weitz, the director] was awesome.

You can read the rest of the interview here.

Thanks to the Lexicon!

People Magazine: Special New Moon Edition


This week People Magazine is release a Special Collection Edition for New Moon! The magazine will include interviews with the cast, set pictures, stills and the first image from Eclipse!

Over at the Twilight Lexicon, they had this notice:

SPECIAL PROMO: We wanted to offer you and all Twilight fans a $1.00 off this special collector’s edition! Just go to this site, http://subs.people.com/PE/newmoon3.jhtml, click on “Save $1.00 Off Newsstand,” print out the coupon & use it!

Go check it out and print your coupon!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Special Offer on the New Moon Soundtrack


Fandango sent over a notice that they have a special promotion with the New Moon tickets. Now you can buy advance tickets to New Moon and receive a free, exclusive soundtrack song remix on iTunes!

So, if you haven't bought your tickets yet, or even if you have (because you know you're going more than once), take advantage of this offer!

Halloween: Twilight Edition


Several Twilight fan-sites have some great tips, ideas and even contests for a Twilight-themed Halloween.


Novel Novice Twilight has a great guide to costumes, decorations, treats and tricks. Don't miss their 2009 Twilight Saga Halloween Costume Guide, especially. These tips could come in extra handy over at His Golden Eyes' costume contest.


If pumpkin carving is your thing, carve yourself a Twilight-themed jack-o-lantern and enter the Twilight Lexicon's pumpkin carving contest. They have some great links for patterns and tips, too. If you plan to carve Rob "I can even make a squash look hot" Pattinson's image, enter it over at MTV's Hollywood Crush contest.

Twilighters Italia Reports on RingCon

For those that don't know, RingCon is the largest fantasy convention in Europe. Not surprisingly it was inspired by the Lord of the Rings movies, but soon expanded to include other fantasy books and movies, including Twilight.

The folks at Twilighters Italia were in attendance and have been writing their account of the events. Alex Meraz, Daniel Cudmore, Christian Serratos, and Edi Gathegi were the special guests, answering questions and signing autographs.

You can read their full account here, with even more updates and transcripts coming soon!

Wednesday Wrap-Up

Hello Wednesday! Halfway through the week already, and it's been quite the busy week! Yesterday we tossed up a bunch of updates, so be sure to scroll down and catch all of those, as well as the first of the new Twi-Theories Series!

There's more news and fun stuff coming, but, since it's Wednesday, it's time to review the Twi-News of the week and see What We Missed.

Twilight MUST Win

The Twilight Soundtrack is nominated for Best Soundtrack at the American Music Awards. Please please please go vote HERE! The competition is Hannah Montana and....Hannah Montana. For the love of all that is holy, vote now!


Speaking of Soundtracks

There was an update on Stephenie Meyer's website today:

"I received the following message from Atlantic Records today: Due to overwhelming and unprecedented demand, Chop Shop/Atlantic Records have announced a new release date for THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK. By far the most anticipated soundtrack of the year, the compilation will now be released this Friday, October 16th, four days earlier than originally scheduled! If you have pre-ordered the album, you can expect it to arrive on that date or shortly afterwards. In addition, we would like to exclusively announce that in the physical CDs, the booklet folds out into a poster! The image is below. (Kerry: Or to the right.) Make sure to head out on Friday to get your copy of THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON Soundtrack!"


LOVE that pic, so pre-ordering my copy now! You can listen to the soundtrack first at the Official Twilight Saga Myspace.

Eclipse Updates

David Slade has been, as usual, great at keeping us updated on the progress of Eclipse. They're in the final weeks of principal photography, wrapping a full week of night shoots last week. I don't live all that far from Vancouver and it's been cold and wet here at night, I can't imagine it's been pleasant. Makes me appreciate the movies even more!

Latest update was this:


Possibly the Bella/Jacob kiss? Hmmm, we'll have to see.


Since It's My Favorite Photoshoot

More outtakes from the Vanity Fair shoot were released. They cause a bit of an uproar on Twitter, but let's remember...it's a photoshoot. And I think they're absolutely adorable.
My two favorites:

Awwwww...


And as cute as that was, I think this is really adorable..


Check Robsessed for more.

Amber Is a Busy Woman

How she does it all, I have no idea. Amber is my hero when it comes to taking on writing projects, even if she does cheat on Edward in the process.

Check out her t5m column, she's starting a fun series on Real Men Who Love Twilight. Being married to my own personal unicorn, this is a subject near and dear to my heart. This week's unicorn is @TheShagDaddy, Mr. @AmberRMW, from RobMyWorld, Follow them both on Twitter, definitely some of my favorite Twitter personalities.

And, of course, she dallies with the other vampires in her life, the Salvatore boys. Check out her column again there, she does a great job, and I know she has a good list of new articles coming. Character and actor profiles, observations on the series, and interesting news.


I have a long list of NEW material to post, too, so I think we'll call this the Best of the Wrap-Up.
Stay tuned!

-Kerry

Review: New Moon Party Planning Kit

Planning your own New Moon release party? Or a New Moon themed Halloween bash? You might be interested in this party planning kit created by the very creative RaShell aka TwiMom. RaShell is the fabulous talent behind our background and banner, so we love her already, this just adds to the fun.

Included in the Kit are some great decoration ideas, as well as crafts. Twilight-themed patterns are provided for various project ideas. She even has some suggestions for costume or theme competitions. And the best prop ideas ever, like these beverage labels.

But that's not the best part. What's a theme party without games? RaShell has created 5 games, complete with printable materials, sure to bring laughs and a little Twilight bonding. From the new fan, to the most devoted, I believe all would be able to participate and enjoy.

You can purchase RaShell's New Moon Party Planning Kit at her Etsy shop. Take a moment to peruse her other creative endeavors also available there, as well.

Have fun and enjoy your party!


You can see here why we might be partial to the invitations. :)

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Seventeen Magazine Interviews Rob and Taylor

Seventeen Mexico wowed their readers recently with two covers, one featuring Rob and the other Taylor. Some funny and interesting interviews went along with those
From Taylor:

What’s the main difference between you and Jacob?

Well I can’t jump 10 ft high and transform into a werewolf. I’ve tried, it just doesn’t work.

What’s are the similarities you have with Jacob?

I’d like to think we both have a very friendly side. If you ask anyone who knows me, they’ll tell you I’m just like Jake before he becomes a werewolf. And he’s a goofball! Well, not really, he just can’t deal with many issues. He’s very emotional when he transforms into a wolf.

Jacob has a hard time in New Moon, he turns into a werewolf, he falls in love with a girl who loves someone else. Was it complicated for you? It’s easy to get caught up under this character and feel that I’m literally Jacob Black, especially when you get to work with Kristen. In fact, sometimes it's not very easy to let go. We have a scene which is very intense, she fights with Jacob and tells him she’s going to Italy to find Edward. Obviously, after filming that I wasn’t the happiest person.


From Rob:

Taking the Backseat in New Moon "It's just so nice being in a supporting role. There was so much pressure on Taylor for this one, and it's like, he didn't have a single bad day the entire shoot. I just stroll onto set, I'm like, 'Oh, I've got one line!'"

His Take on Edward
"I kind of just tried to make him a little bit more aware of the irony of the situation…a 109-year-old who's in love with a 17-year-old who he's pretending to go to school with."

Tabloid Marriage & The Kristen Pregnancy Rumors
"Literally, that would be terrifying if I suddenly — well, actually, it wouldn't be terrifying, it would be quite satisfying, actually, to be able to get someone pregnant from across the country. With a text message!"

Ahem...

Thanks to Twilight Poison and Robsessed for the translations.

Rob Looks Good in Everything, Japan Included

Check out these lovely outtakes from Rob's photoshoot in Japan. They're new/old, but we like them anyway. Japan Rob is definitely one of my favorites.

More to be seen at Breaking-Dawn.fr, too.


Dear Rob, If we ever meet in person, and you look at me like this, please do not expect coherency. Thanks. Love, Me




Kellen Looks Sharp in a Suit, Too!

Purveyors of all yummy Twi-related photos, Breaking-Dawn.fr, had these great photo outtakes of Kellen Lutz today. As much as I can appreciate his fine muscle tone, I really like these pics of him in a suit.




Oh Kellen, you and your dimply, blue-eyed sweetness.

More pics here.

Taylor Does GQ

Since New Moon is kind of Taylor's show (especially if you ask Rob Pattinson) it's only fitting that he gets his turn being the swoon-worthy one one featured in GQ. He may not have Rob's smoulderiness, but you have to admit, he looks pretty sharp in a tie...

And the abs aren't bad either.

I have a bone to pick with the fine people who run GQ.

"Chances are you never saw Twilight, because chances are you're not a 15-year-old girl (or her mom). But here's the thing about the blockbuster and its sequel, New Moon—and for that matter, all the yet-to-come films in the teen-vampire series: They feature Taylor Lautner, a 17-year-old kid who is one of the luckiest actors in Hollywood..."
I am not a 15 year old girl, nor am I the mother of one. And I'm not the only one in my demographic. Someday, someday, someday, I hope the rest of the world will catch up with Twi-fans and admit we're not all crazed teenaged girls.

/soapbox off

Now I'll let you look at these amazing pics..



Thanks to TwiCrackAddict.

Exciting News About the New Moon Soundtrack and Score!

Twilight fans got a wonderful surprise from the Powers That Be, today. Look at this awesome tweet from earlier:


I know I've enjoyed the little previews, I can't wait to hear the whole thing.

Also, Summit announced the cover for the Official Score CD, available November 24th. I listen to my Twilight Score almost as much as I do the Twilight Soundtrack, so I'm really looking forward to this.



I might have had the chance to hear The Meadow, today, also, and it very well might be closer to my imaginings of Bella's Lullaby than the one written for the Twilight Soundtrack, although I really enjoy that piece as well.

Thanks to newmoonmovie for the images.

Twi-Theories Tuedays: Some Thoughts on Jacob


Early on in my Twilight Obsession, I was surfing the interwebs for fun Twi-gear, and came across the Twilight section of Cafepress. I giggled over all the slogans and pictures, but one nearly broke me. I looked for it again, but couldn't find it. It basically said:

"I skipped pages 71-381 of New Moon!"


After I picked myself up off the floor from laughing so hard, I started thinking. I was devastated when Edward left Bella. I knew practically nothing about the storyline before I read the book, so I was as blindsided as Bella was. I knew he'd be back, since there were two more books to read, so I endured with Bella. There were times, not so much in New Moon, but Eclipse where Jacob really annoyed the snot out of me. I laughed at the slogan because I understood the desire to just get past all that Jacobness and get back to swoony Edward.

Then I read the series a second time, and Jacob really jumped out at me, and I got a better idea of his purpose in the story. I'm still firmly Team Edward, but, like Bella, I have a special spot in my heart for Jacob, and am grateful for his presence. I see his contribution largely in two categories:

1. Jacob strengthens Bella and Edward's relationship.

Twilight is about first love, that warm fuzzy, life-in-a-bubble, all-consuming feeling. It's one of the greatest feelings in the world. Jacob provides them, particularly Bella, the chance to choose to be with each other. As wonderful as the 'falling in love' phase of a relationship is, ultimately the choice is what brings the power to weather all the highs and lows of life together. And with Bella and Edward facing, literally, eternity together, that's a lot of highs and lows. Jacob provided Bella the opportunity to look at her relationship with the eyes of an adult making a life choice, not a love-struck teenage girl at the mercy of her hormones and a crush.

2. Jacob helps us get to know Edward


Let's assume you've never read "Midnight Sun". Without that peek, you don't get much opportunity to really get to know Edward in the story. You see his personality, of course, and you get to share the personal moments with Bella, but Bella's view of Edward is a bit skewed. She's dazzled by him, in love and sees him in the best possible light, and he's very good at hiding some of the thoughts and emotions he struggles with from her.

Through Jacob, especially in the "Tent Scene" in Eclipse, and the entire Jacob POV section of Breaking Dawn, you get a unique insight into Edward's mind. Jacob doesn't want to like him, Edward is his enemy, on a number of levels. Yet, he can't help build a grudging respect for him, as he sees the 'real' Edward, all the heartache, and the depth of his love for Bella, and the lengths he is willing to go to keep her safe. It was the section of Breaking Dawn, that I felt we finally really got to know Edward, and made going back and reading it again a whole different experience for me, being able to apply that to the early parts of the story.


I'm interested in what the rest of you think about Jacob. Where do you see his contributions to the story? I invite you to leave a comment and let me know. As this series of discussions continues, I'd love to have input from our readers. After all, we're all discussing our favorite books here, right?

-Kerry

*A note from Amber...I've long said that while I'm a staunchly Team Edward girl, like Kerry and Bella, I dearly love Jacob as well. I look forward to hearing your thoughts on Jacob. I'm behind the New Moon reading schedule at The Danger Magnet, and I'm going to say something I never thought I'd say. After reading Kerry's post, I'm kind of anxious to get to the part of New Moon when Edward leaves... (I mean, we know he's going to come back, let's enjoy Jacob's time while it lasts)

Vampire Diaries' Paul Wesley talks Twilight

Paul Wesley, better know as Stefan Salvatore, is featured in the November issue of Teen Vogue. Among other things, Paul talks Twilight. While he was preparing for the role of Stefan, he tried to avoid any influence from Twilight. Ironically, the pilot for Vampire Diaries was shooting in Vancouver back in April when New Moon was shooting.
"The cast was staying at our hotel - we saw them everywhere and hung out all the time. They're actually really nice people."
Read more of what Paul has to say about Twilight in my latest Vampire Diaries Examiner article, as well as the link to the Teen Vogue article.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Two Twilight Fansite Release Parties Announced

Two of the largest Twilight fansites are hosting separate New Moon release parties.

If you are/will be in the San Francisco/Bay Area, you'll want to be sure to meet up with the Twilighter Anonymous folks.

Here is their announcement:

Join TwilightersAnonymous.com to watch the most anticipated movie event of the year, New Moon! If you live in the SF Bay Area (Northern California), you can enjoy friends, activities, prizes, and meet other Twilight Addicts! Also attending are staff of TA including the owners as well as staff from other Twilight Fansites. This New Moon Movie Release event is geared to sell out very quickly as it is only limited seating so get your tickets before they sell out!

Event Details:
When: November 19, 2009
Time: Party begins at 11:00 p.m. with movie following at 12:00 am
Where: Brenden Theaters in Concord, CA
Cost: $19 ($1 off discount if paying by check!) - includes movie, party time activities, goodie bags, and a chance to win door prizes!

Hot Topic, Necco SweetHearts, Fantasy Twilight Tour, Mitch Hansen Band, Twilight Music Girls are providing prizes and giveaways!

The festivities include goodie bags filled with decals, bookmarks, charms, New Moon Burger King crowns and much more! There are more things being added to the goodie bags every week. Other things to look forward to are door prizes such as CD’s, t-shirts, gold ticket convention passes, and more! After all the activities, we all get to sit back and enjoy New Moon movie together at midnight.

Already bought your showtime tickets? There’s plenty of time to get your refund and participate in this CAN'T MISS event instead!

Ready to buy your tickets?
CLICK HERE: http://NewMoonMovieRelease.com

Seats are limited so act fast! Hope to see you there!



If you are/will be in the Salt Lake City area, Twilight Lexicon will be hosting there event there:

From the Lex:
The Lexicon is running a movie event in the Salt Lake City area the Saturday morning of the opening New Moon weekend. We all know people are going to see the movie more than once, so if they are in the Salt Lake City area why not see it with us? Attendees don't have to be Lexicon members. It's open to whoever would like to buy tickets to attend.
The cost is $25 which gets you:
  1. The Movie
  2. A canvass bag on a Forks theme filled with all kinds of goodies
  3. a chance at fabulous door prizes including tons of autographed merchandise, Gold Passes to the creation entertainment Twilight tour stop in Salt Lake City, and a prop that was used in the movie (we don't know what they are giving us yet, but we're hoping that Rob's DNA came in contact with it :)
There's also a you tube video explaining it here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9grIs7T2bs



Summit announces official New Moon twitter with Chris Weitz tweets!

Could this have been brought on by the popularity of David Slade's twitter account? Did the twittering cast talk Chris Weitz into it? No matter how it came about, it's safe to say that all of Twilight fandom is happy with this new development. It's no secret that the fans love Chris will only increase his popularity!

A picture from the sound mixing stage...
Here are his tweets thus far.
So let's all welcome Chris Weitz to twitter and let him know how much we love him and can't wait to see New Moon! You can follow him by clicking here. And while you're at it, be sure you're following these accounts as well so you don't miss anything.
EyesofAmberBlog - For blog updates, contests, and more (Amber's personal account)
PinkPixieChick - Both blog twitter and Kerry's personal account
VampDiariesXmnr - Vampire Diaries articles and updates written by Amber

Thanks to New Moon Movie for the images!