Saturday, October 31, 2009

Please Leave a Message at the Beep

I've left to camp Borders for the December issue of Vanity Fair. That is, my ghost has gone, because I am died.

Update: From @vanityfairmag: Goodies on Monday, issue hits stands in NY/LA on Wed, nationwide next Tues.

Please send flowers to Breaking-dawn fr. It's their fault.

Did You Miss the MTV Ulalume Last Night?

Thanks to the good people at Cullen Boys Anonymous, you can catch all the footage featuring New Moon!

It's mostly interviews, and a crazy trip through a haunted house with Nikki and Kellan, but if you're trying to stay spoiler-free, you'll want to stop the video at about 6:25.

Kellan Vanity Fair Interview

Yay for new interviews! We love 'em! Here, Kellan speaks to Vanity Fair during a quick break from shooting. He discusses downtime activities, the fans, New Moon and Eclipse tidbits, and his part in Nightmare on Elm Street.

What’s your take on the millions of fans who are getting rabidly excited about the release?

It’s really fun to be these characters, bring them to life, and have them [the fans] accept us. It’s very humbling to have fans that spend so much money to come and see us, which is great to give them a piece of what they’re allowing us to do. We’re so blessed that our fans are so loving. It’s fun talking to them about how they relate to characters in the story. My sister and my mom, for instance—it’s great to see how these books really draw mothers and daughters together. It’s an adventure they can all go on. Then they bring the husbands, and the brothers, and everyone gets swooped up into this magical experience.

You're such a teddy bear, Kellan! Read the full article here.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Charlie Bewley Talks to Glamour Mag

Our adorable, love-to-hate-him, Demetri sat down with the folks at Glamour and shared a bit about his experience on the New Moon set. Demetri was one of those secondary characters in the books I wanted to know more about, so I'm excited to see him brought to life on the screen.

An excerpt:
How was it coming into the cast for the second movie as an outsider? A lot of people misquoted me when I said that it was difficult to come into a group of actors like that and they thought that the whole Hollywood cliché was the problem, but what it is is that with Twilight you have a phenomenon that's only a year old and everyone has gone through it together; the staple six or eight characters in this film have gone through this massive amount of attention from the world and they have had to bond; they've had no choice, whether they liked each other from the start or not. And for people to come onto the set on such a high profile film and expect to just walk in and start high-fiving, that's just not logical and human nature, and it does take two or three days for people to adjust to someone's personality and sense of humour, etc.
Read the whole article here, he's got such a great attitude about the whole experience. See you on the 12th Charlie!!

Billboard Music Conference

Yesterday, a good portion of the music industry gathered in Beverly Hills, CA for the Billboard Film and TV Music Festival. The purpose of the gathering was to gain information for careers and the future of music supervision in television and film.

Not surprisingly to us Twilighters, the New Moon soundtrack and score were the hottest topics, with two panels presenting. The first was Alexandra Patsavas (Chop Shop Music), Livia Tortella (Atlantic Records) and Paul Katz (Music Consultant for Summit) discussing the soundtrack, followed by director Chris Weitz and composer Alexandre Desplat discussing the score.

From Twilight's facebook page:
At first, the movie's production company, Summit Entertainment, LLC was concerned for the continuity between the scores for Twilight and New Moon. However, the feeling dissipated when they heard early cuts of Desplat's score. The great relationship between Chris Weitz and Alexandre Desplat was clearly evident on stage, as the two playfully bantered about trips to France and their family. Something to look for in the movie: Desplat mixed "Edward's Theme" and "Jacob's Theme" ( and vice versa) to illustrate Bella's internal conflict between her two loves.
I know I love "The Meadow" on the soundtrack, and I can't wait to hear the rest of the score.

TheMoonisDown (or Moon, for short) from Letters to Twilight, got the opportunity to attend the the conference, as all this music supervisory stuff is right up her alley. (And she may or may not have a tiny crush on Mr. Weitz). Moon was lucky (and agile) enough to snag a few moments with Chris Weitz and get his words directly on a number of things New Moon. You can read more of her experience over at LTT.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Chris Weitz Says to Trust

Ok Chris..*wince* I'll have faith...

Read full article here. Spoilers ahead.

Hot Topic Tour Talent Announced

Check here for the listing of who will be where, and special instructions for getting the wristbands. I will be attending the Seattle event, so I'll be up at O-dumb-thirty to drive down on Saturday for mine. I sure hope Daniel Cudmore and Charlie Bewley appreciate it!

And That's a Wrap

David Slade tweeted earlier today that Eclipse has officially wrapped.

New Moon in 3 weeks! And now, with everyone done, will start the whirlwind tour of promotional interviews and appearances. I hope everyone gets at least a few days of R&R before starting the crazy travel schedule!

Thanks to Robsessed for the tweet image!

Twi-Music Meets Fan-Fiction

A couple weeks ago I mentioned the Twilight-inspired band The Bleeding Forks. The band is holding a fan-fic competition, with prizes of $100 and to have the story inspire lyrics for a new song.

Here are the details:
*New Twi-Band holds Twilight Fan-Fiction Competition* * * The newly formed Twi-Band, “The Bleeding Forks,” have decided to hold a competition amongst all Twilight Fans. The competition which will start on October 31st, calls for competitors to write a one page, Fan-Fiction scenario about a Cullen Christmas. The winner will be chosen by the band’s sole member, Ben Alcott. *First Prize will win $100 from the band, and the story will be used to make lyrics for The Bleeding Forks upcoming “Cullen Christmas Song.”* “I wanted to pose this challenge to the fans in order to pose a challenge to myself. I wanted to give all of us a chance to flex our creative muscles, and give myself an opportunity to work with fans. There’s usually this huge figurative boundary blocking fans from musicians, and I want to break that down. Since there never was a Cullen Christmas, I thought Fan-Fiction was the most logical approach to writing lyrics, and generate some excitement.” Anyone who wishes to send in there Fan-Fiction piece can send it to **
As a note, since it's not mentioned specifically, one-shot fan-fiction is generally about 4,000 - 8,000 words in length, and since they're a Twi-Band, I'm guessing they're going to want canon stories, so get your vamp on. If you choose to write one, please let us know, I'd like to follow the progress of our readers!

Good luck and Happy Writing!

Thanks to Edward Cullen (dot) net.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Volvo is On Board, That's a Step!

I'm all about changing the popular perception of the Twilight fan. We're not a bunch of rabid teenage girls. A lot of us are rabid stable, mature adults. I'm glad to say that one advertising campaign is embracing that. I wondered how long it would take Volvo to utilize the concept that their cars are thought of fondly by those of us wishing for our knight in shining armor vampire in a Volvo.

Check out the campaign commercial. There are a few brief glimpses of New Moon footage:

Thanks Volvo! And don't forget to enter the contest for the car or the trip to the premiere!

Thanks to RPLife.

Wednesday Wrap Up

Yes, it's already 12:30 MY time as I start this, I'm so failwhale today. I was up way too late last night, and the coffee requirement for coherency was epic today. Up until about 5 minutes ago, I was sure today's wrap up would consist of some Rob pics set to Kings of Leon and a piece of Vampire Diaries/Twilight silliness I've been sitting on since 5 minutes after I posted last week's pic about not being able to think of anything. And no, that's not me.

So, this morning, I've chatted with some friends, made blueberry muffins for breakfast (uber-mom win!) and made a certain sound clip from a certain spoiler we're not talking about in front of Amber my text message alert tone. Ahem.

Are you still with me? I didn't lose you did I?

Ok then, let's get on with the News We Missed.

Did I Post This Spoiler?

Just in case, here it is. Edward and Felix rumble, spoilers, blah blah. Just watch, unless you're saving your New Moon virginity, then just skip ahead!

What's In Your Trailer?

Just to show you that even our Twilight stars are as weird and random as the rest of us, MTV brings us this video where some of the cast shares the things they'd keep in their trailer to entertain themselves when not shooting.

What's Ashley's Favorite Scene?

Read the article here.

What does Kellan Think of Making the Movies?

And find out what scene was his favorite here.
What Does the Doctor Say?

Dr. Cullen that is! Peter Facinelli spoke with Vanity Fair. You can read the full article here, but here's an excerpt:
Has there been a difference in the way you interact as a cast since you filmed Twilight?

Rob[ert Pattinson] has more security guards hanging around him! [Laughs] Other than that, not really. We really enjoy each other’s company, and we’ve been working so much on this movie that we really haven’t had as much time to hang out with each other. We’re putting in these long hours and then just heading home. Usually we just try to catch dinner with each other then get back up the next morning and do it all over again.

Is It Even Safe For Them to Be at a MALL??

No word on who will be present, and frankly , I'd be surprised if it were Rob, Taylor or Kristen, but still, I'd be a little afraid if I was them. If you are feeling brave though, head to one of these malls for a New Moon cast appearance!

THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON cast tour will visit the following mall locations:

  • November 6 – Hollywood & Highland Center (Los Angeles, CA) *
  • November 8 – Park Meadows (Denver, CO)
  • November 9 – Natick Collection (Boston, MA) *
  • November 9 –Mall Location TBD – Check for update (Chicago, IL) *
  • November 9 – Fair Oaks Mall (Washington, DC)
  • November 10 – Houston Galleria (Houston, TX)
  • November 11 – Mall of America (Minneapolis, MN) *
  • November 11 – Cherry Hill Mall (Philadelphia, PA) *
  • November 11 – Stonestown Galleria (San Francisco, CA)
  • November 12 – Mall of Georgia (Atlanta, GA)
  • November 12 – Westfield Southcenter (Seattle, WA) * <--who's joining me?!
  • November 13 – Dadeland Mall (Miami, FL) November 13 – Scottsdale Fashion Square (Phoenix, AZ)
  • November 14 – Fashion Place (Salt Lake City, UT) *
  • November 19 - Times Square (New York, NY)
  • *Denotes a performance by a band featured on THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON soundtrack.

See Hot Topic and Nordstrom for more information!

When Will the Cast Appear on TV?

My dear Internet/Twi/Rob Twinner, Jena, made a great list of the up coming TV appearances.

  • 10/30 MTV: Ulalume Howling at New Moon 9pm eastern.

    11/16 Kristen Stewart on Conan/The Tonight Show

    11/18 Kristen Stewart on The Today Show
    Kristen Stewart on Regis & Kelly
    Rob Pattinson on David Letterman

    11/19 Rob Pattinson on The Today Show
    Rob Pattinson on Regis and Kelly
    E! Special on the Secrets of Twilight 10:30pm eastern on E!

    11/20 Taylor lautner on The Today Show
    Taylor lautner on Regis & Kelly
    Rob Pattinson on Ellen
    Rob Pattinson, Taylor Lautner and Kristen Stewart (all together) on Jimmy Kimmel Live (this tapes 11/6 but airs 11/20)

    11/23 Ashley Greene on David Letterman

There are more appearances being scheduled all the time, so I'll update as I steal from Jena find them.

What's Amber Been Up To?

Everything, as usual, the woman makes me dizzy! You MUST check out the latest at t5m, though, that's MY unicorn she's talking about there. She's got tons going on at the Vampire Diaries examiner. The show returns this week with a good ol' Halloween episode, and an intriguing article about a ...ahem...side of Paul Wesley you might not have seen.

This has nothing to do with the article, but I cracked me up with it.

Have a great week!

Thanks to the Danger Magnet, I so would not have gotten this post started with out you!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Exclusive Interview with Daniel Cudmore

Is it just me, or is this lady getting all the swoony guys to talk to her lately? Kim Sherman, the Twilight Parents Examiner, had an exclusive chat with Daniel Cudmore who plays New Moon's Volturi baddy Felix.

I admit, I haven't seen his other movies, so I knew very little about him. He's fairly new to the acting game, but making a name for himself. While his size certainly makes him stand out, I've seen enough clips from New Moon to say that he has the acting skill to back it up. He's one creepy vamp.

An excerpt...
And yes, Daniel’s immense size have played a large (pun intended) part in the movie parts that he’s secured in his short, yet glamorous career. For the record, the enthusiastic Canadian actor reveals his true stats-- 6’7”, 240 pounds. Thus began our interview.
I really enjoyed reading this article and viewing the slideshow that goes along with it. One word of warning, if you are avoiding spoilers, there are pictures from New Moon in the slideshow. You can view all of Kim's articles here.

We're going to be seeing even more from Kim as she adds yet another hat...check out her new gig here, Summit Entertainment Examiner.

Twi-Theories Tuesday: Jasper's Bloodlust

Warning: This post will contain book spoilers for the whole series. And picture spoilers for the New Moon movie.

A group of Twi-buddies and I were discussing Jasper the other day, and one of them posed a question. Why did Jasper react so strongly to that small amount of Bella's blood at the birthday party? After all, he'd been in the ballet studio too, Bella had been spurting arterial blood, and he didn't attack her then.

I think the answer lies in the inherent humanity in Stephenie Meyer's vampires. We all know the differences between the Twilight vamps and the "traditional" vampire, but I think a less-obvious difference is the humanity factor. Despite the monstrous tendencies, the Twilight vamps are very human, susceptible to the psychological tricks we are, they get jealous, they hurt, they feel love and loyalty, and they can use their strengths and weaknesses to impact their actions.

The point is made very clearly throughout the series that Jasper struggles with his bloodlust. His past as the trainer of the newborn armies, and the thorough disregard to human life of that time led to habits that he still struggles to control. There was also the thought that newborns are always out of control. Remember in Breaking Dawn, when Bella is amazing everyone with her control, Jasper begins to wonder how much of his issues are just...psychological. I believe that's right, both with the moments he has control, as well as the moment he doesn't.

Jasper is a soldier. If you know anyone who has a military history, you know how much the military mindset affects their personality. The discipline, the dedication to a cause, and the focus to the mission at hand.

In the ballet studio, Jasper was on a mission. He had a job to do. Get in, take care of James. Like the good soldier he is, that is exactly what he does. Of course, we don't get much of the fight from the book, as Bella is a little preoccupied with pain at the moment, but we hear from Edward later.
"After I pulled him off you, Emmett and Jasper took care of him." But then, "They had to leave the room...there was a lot of blood."

So, Jasper DIDN'T handle it well then, but first he had a job to do, and he did it, and then got out of there as soon as his focus was off of James. It probably helped that Emmett was right there with him, to help him focus on the next task. "Get out". After all, a strategic retreat is something a military man can understand.

This brings us to the birthday party. The situation is different. The atmosphere in the Cullen house would have been different that day. Happy, excited Alice as she flits around decorating and preparing. The excitement from the rest of the family as they prepare to celebrate a real birthday. Even Emmett and Rosalie are looking forward to it. So all those emotions are making Jasper, in his empathetic self, very relaxed. He's always kept his distance from Bella, as a precaution, but he's excited too. Now, throw in a little confusion, Bella isn't very happy about the occasion, and maybe Edward's a little stressed about that, too. Now Jasper is a little conflicted, but he's dealing with it.

Everything is going well, until that cut. It's unexpected, they'd probably never even considered the possibility of a paper cut, of all things. The reaction is sudden and intense, and he feels Edward's thirst as well as his own when the blood starts flowing. All of this, and there is no mission. No job to do. Nothing to focus on. And the Monster wins.

It is not about the quantity of the blood spilled, it's about the mindset of the moment. The human angle. The getting complacent, and then being surprised. The split second when you're not paying attention and you're blindsided by a choice, and reflexively give in to your addiction.

Every aspect of the Twilight novels are about being human, no matter the character involved. This one is no different. Part of being human is those little moments, and sometimes those little moments affect us in a surprising way, even when we deal with the big crisis with calm.

Tell me what you think in the comments. I'd like to hear other theories as well.

And 23 days to New Moon!

New Zealand Herald Interviews Rob

'Tis the season for new interviews! New Moon means new interviews and appearances. One of these days I'll get my act together with a schedule of appearances, but for now, enjoy this article.
"I had three days off between Remember Me and Eclipse and then I've had to start learning Comanche and bareback riding for Unbound Captives. I don't only want to do the same part. I'm doing Bel Ami, based on the Guy de Maupassant novel in January as well, and I don't really know how I'm going to fit that in. I have to gain weight – but I don't think they'll let me put on much as I have to shoot the final Twilight movie afterwards. I have to look older, as the character Georges Duroy has been living hard for a good six years just getting drunk all the time. So I want to look a bit haggard."

While he says that in Remember Me he is basically playing himself, Georges Duroy probably is also closer to his own reality. Currently Pattinson lives out of three suitcases. "I live in hotel rooms," he admits. He had a grungy rented flat in London's Soho but let it go when it essentially became a crash pad for his buddies.

The young London-born star has kept his close friends close, and his family, too. "The fame thing's been good for one thing. My friends I grew up with are musicians and they were involved with a few songs on the Twilight soundtrack and it's amazing what's happened to them. They're doing tours of America and they're selling out every single show. My friend Sam Bradley did a show at the Whisky A Go Go in Los Angeles and it sold out quicker on telephone presales than any show that's been there. Sam's unsigned [to a record deal] and there was no advertising, nothing. It's insane what you can do just by that connection."
As much as we love you Rob, we have to thank you for introducing us to Sam, Bobby, and Marcus. (And Tom, too, I'm not leaving you out!). Very talented musicians who have expanded the musical horizons of many fans, we all win.

I'm nearly as excited to see Remember Me, Unbound Captives and Bel Ami as I am to see New Moon. After seeing Rob in his other movies, I'm really looking forward to the variety of roles he's capable of performing.

Read the rest of the article here and find out what Rob is looking for in a woman. (Unfortunately, married with 2 kids wasn't on his list. Le sigh.)

Thanks to Robsessed.

Monday, October 26, 2009

It's all about Meme! Or How Bloggers Entertain Themselves

We were tagged last night for Twitarded's Meme bye MyTwilife! Since we can't doubt the awesome fun that Twitarded and My Twilife are capable of, we just had to jump in with our responses.

From Kerry:
1) What is the craziest/most stupid thing you've ever done (that you would be willing to share!)?

Hmm, this is a tough one, for this PG-13 blog. But I have a funny (to me) story. Shortly after we were married, my dear husband and I spent the day at a the amusement park at the Seattle Center. Neither of us are intimidated by wild and crazy rides, so we had spent most of the day on the more intimidating rides in the park. It was starting to get to my stomach a bit, so I decided I needed a break and wanted to ride something fairly sedate. I chose this car ride, you know, the old fashioned cars that run around on a track, you have no control, just fun for little kids to say they drove a car.
Well, I wanted 'sedate' not 'boring', so I decided to liven up the ride by making race car noises as we sped (at a wild 5 miles an hour) around the track, screeching tires around corners and everything. To top it off, I'm tall enough that the horn bulb was stuck between my leg and the steering wheel, making a loud "BEEPBEEPBEEPBEEPBEEP!!!" every time we cornered to the left. My poor husband was doing his best to hide in the passenger seat. But no such luck, as we rounded the halfway point, we could see the fairgrounds, and noticed the quite sizable crowd I had managed to draw. I think the really crazy/embarrassing part of this story is that I was absolutely stone-cold sober.

2) "Eff, Marry, Kill"

This was fun, actually had to think about it. Eff: Paul. Hot-tempered equals passionate, works for me. Marry: Edward, of course, romantic, protective, and old fashioned about some things, so marriage it is! Kill: Felix, that's what you get for being mean to Edward, Felix!

3) What is your favorite band/type of music?

This is a tough one, I like a lot of different stuff. I go through phases, but a trusty standby is..

4) What is your favorite movie besides Twilight?
What can I say, I'm a sucker for a good love story...

5) Do you RL life family/friends know you’re addicted to Twilight? A blogger?
Yes and yes, I am not ashamed, most know the extent of my obsession, if they don't, they haven't been over in a while. My mother even visits this blog from time to time. Hi Mom!! (Don't worry..there really aren't any non-pg-13 stories to tell..umm..honest!)

6) How many hours a week do you spend doing Twi related things? You know, blogging, looking at pictures of the cast, reading fan fiction, etc.
Probably way too many, since I don't even want to count.

7) Any random fact you might want to share. Big or small, it doesn't matter.
I have participated in a wide variety of online communities, mostly game-based, but several of them. The Twilight fan community is the most fun, most mature, and most NORMAL online group I've ever had the pleasure of associating with. Now, if only the rest of the world would see that instead of the screaming hordes. Love you all!


From Amber:
1) What is the craziest/most stupid thing you've ever done (that you would be willing to share!)?
Looking back on it now, it has to be how I met and married my husband. He im'd me one day on AOL, back in Feb of 1997. We started chatting and emailing and he came to see me in June. In August we were engaged and married in December. (He gave me the engagement ring as a birthday gift in July, but didn't propose officially until August) I was just 17 when I met him, but I knew the first time I looked into those gorgeous blue eyes that I wanted to marry him. Biggest regret? That we didn't elope to somewhere I was legal and get married when we met in June! LOL Oh yeah, did I mention that I drove 7 hours, by myself, to go visit him a week after he'd come to see me and we haven't been apart since? So crazy? Definitely. Stupid? Pretty much. But 12 years later, still the best move I ever made.

2) "Eff, Marry, Kill"
Hmm...this is a hard one. I'm changing this one up a bit. Besides, Twitarded is all about breaking rules, right? They won't mind. So mine is Dump, Marry, Kill. I spent way too much time and was putting way too much thought into this, so here are my answers.

And here is my reasoning....
Dump - Jake, because as much as I love him, we'd have to move to the arctic if we planned to ever snuggle. And I just couldn't handle him being gone so much, running around as his wolfy self. Who knows who he could run into and imprint!
Marry - Edward, because he's Edward! Duh!
Kill - Jane, because of what she's capable of and what she's done to Edward.

3) What is your favorite band/type of music?

If you've been reading this blog for any amount of time, you know this guy is at the absolute top of my list. Yes, that is the one and only Sam Bradley. Check out his myspace to hear why I love him so much.
I have varied musical interests. The radio station in my car is country. The cd's in there are Sam, Twilight Soundtrack, Twilight Score, New Moon Soundtrack and Rob Thomas.

4) What is your favorite movie besides Twilight?
Ever After. No contest at all. I adore this movie and could watch it over and over and over...well, you get the picture. As a bonus, my favorite quotes...

Danielle: A bird may love a fish, signore, but where will they live?
Leonardo da Vinci: Then I shall have to make you wings.

My great-great-grandmother's portrait hung in the University up until the Revolution. By then, the truth of their romance had been reduced to a simple fairy tale. And while Cinderella and her Prince *did* live happily ever after, the point, gentlemen, is that they *lived*.

5) Do you RL life family/friends know you’re addicted to Twilight? A blogger?
Yep! I am not a bit in the closet at all.

6) How many hours a week do you spend doing Twi related things? You know, blogging, looking at pictures of the cast, reading fan fiction, etc.
I gotta go with Kerry on this one. I guarantee it's more than I really want to know and I'm sure most people would find it disturbing.

7) Any random fact you might want to share. Big or small, it doesn't matter.
Hmm, I'm a fairly random person so there are a lot of different things I could share.
I had an extremely extensive unicorn collection when I was a little girl. Now when I hear the term unicorn, the actual creature is the third thing that comes to mind.

Thanks everyone, that was fun! And since everyone should have fun, we tag KStewBlogSource, Betti.Music.Twilight and My Twilight Saga Blog

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Breaking Dawn: Blood, Sex, and the MPAA

Warning: Some book spoilers for Breaking Dawn in this article.

I came across this article in the LA Examiner today, detailing some issues that will need to be addressed in the transition of Breaking Dawn from book to screen. We're all a little concerned about how the content will make it, but let's just look at what the writer of this article had to say.
"The fourth and final book by Stephenie Meyer has explicit sex scenes and graphic birth descriptions full of blood, spine cracking and of course, biting, which is exactly what Rob Pattinson fans are desperately craving. But due to the gruesome and erotic nature of the story, readers may need to just stick to the pages if they want to imagine Edward and Bella Cullen properly consecrating their wedding nuptials. And although sex education and delivery room videos are arguably necessary within the confines of an outdated health class, Summit Entertainment finds no need to fully adapt the shockingly illustrative chapters."
First of all, did we read the same book? Which explicit sex scene is she talking about? Put down the fan-fiction! I can agree on the childbirth, the arrival of Renesmee is definitely graphic.

So, let's talk about the decision to stay PG-13. I don't think any of us are surprised. No way is Summit going to do anything to prevent a large piece of their target audience from attending the movie. However, if you are concerned about the impact of the rating on the content, let's look at some examples of other PG-13 movies.

From the MPAA, "There may be depictions of violence in a PG-13 movie, but generally not both realistic and extreme or persistent violence." So, it can be realistic, just not too long, or long, but not very realistic. Judging even just from the ballet scene, I don't think there's going to be a problem creating the severeness of the moment, with enough blood and craziness to back it up, and still remain comfortably within the PG-13 Rating. Keep in mind that the Lord of the Rings movies are PG-13, as are The Ring, Serenity, and Wyatt Earp.

Also from the MPAA: "More than brief nudity will require at least a PG-13 rating, but such nudity in a PG-13 rated motion picture generally will not be sexually oriented." Nudity means naughty bits, and you can show an awful lot of skin without naughty bit exposure. Again, it's also about ratio, they more covered the bits are, the more prolonged you can make the sensual moment. But then, you really didn't think you were going to get a good look at Rob's...assets...anyway, did you? And if you're worried we will miss those moments entirely, let me name some smexy PG-13 movies: Titanic, Ghost, and Pearl Harbor.

So never fear, my dear Twi-hards, we'll get some goodness, I promise.