Saturday, April 10, 2010

Eclipse Quote of the Day #82

"And speaking of Italy and sports cars that I stole there, you still owe me a yellow Porsche." — Alice

Eating in the Twilight

YES, I've read the books, Stephenie Meyer's vampires don't eat. At all. They don’t eat, sleep or go to the bathroom, I know. But, there’s got to be food somewhere in there, right? Humans still need some nourishment, do they not?
For one thing, there’s an infamous Forks' diner, where we get to observe the father-daughter interaction through a meal that consists of meat/potatoes for Charlie and “veggie” burger for Bella. I recall there’s a promise of pie for dessert (at least in the movie).
Then there’s a first dinner that Bella and Edward “share” in Port Angeles, remember the Italian restaurant? Of course, Mushroom ravioli are on the menu, and lots and lots of Coke. This is the place of an infamous “I’m on a special diet” admission from Edward which gets Bella all rallied up ;)
At home, Bella produces very decent comfort food for pleasantly surprised Charlie (who didn’t expect much from culinarily spontaneous Renee’s daughter). Charlie himself is not particularly good at the kitchen, I only remember him cooking some very unsuccessful pasta dish.
On the werewolf part of the equation, there’s always Harry Clearwater’s famous fish fry. Werewolves eat a lot, to sustain their big hot bodies, but there’s really nothing special in their diet. They are just big goofy perpetually hungry teenagers who are not above crunching some big bag of chips and hitting their buddies on the head with the bag ;)

Then, there’s movie-specific food I’d like to mention. In Twilight it was liquorish, of course, which was kind of a spontaneous thing that the freezing actors got to munch on, while sitting in the van in the La Push Beach scene. In the New Moon, there’s a “cake that can feed fifty” and Emily’s gigantic muffins. I wonder what they’ll come up with for Eclipse and Breaking Dawn!
If you're looking for a creative and original menu for your Twi-Themed party, you're in luck! While writing my party kits, I've found a ton of online places serving yummy ideas:

There is a whole Flickr group, dedicated entirely to Twilight-themed food and decorated cakes.
Twilight party sites, including my personal fave which I frequent, Tara’s Twilight Party blog, feature beautiful, creative dishes that true Twilight fans churn out for their get-togethers. More food/drink ideas can be found here.
There’s an actual (albeit unofficial) Twilight cookbook, available among other places on Amazon.
I've seen a very cool site Wicked Wines that sells “vampire-themed” wines.
So, what’s next? Considering the neverending stream of related products that movie/book companies produce for each pop culture phenomenon (best examples I can come up with at the moment are “all flavors” jelly beans straight from Harry Potter - or Willy Wonka chocolate bars with the chance to win the Golden Ticket for a trip around the world), what are we going to see on the shelves for TwiFood? I believe True Blood beat them to the punch with the “artificial blood” drink. What do you think the merchandising people will come up with to feed our Twicravings? Any good ideas?

Hallmark will have a Twilight ornament!

Thanks so much to E from Twilightish for letting us in on this little detail. This picture is from her mother's book of ornaments that will be released this summer. I must have one! What about you?

Friday, April 9, 2010

Eclipse Quote of the Day #83





"I can't imagine how awful that must feel. Being normal? Ugh." — Bella

New Moon officially ends theater run

New Moon has now officially ended it's theater run according to 'Box Office Mojo'.  New Moon officially ended it's box office runs on Thursday, April 1. That means, according to BOM their distributors decided to stop tracking them, even though they may still be playing at a handful of theaters. New Moon, which has been out on video since Mar. 20 will continue to show on at least five theaters.

New Moon grossed $296.6 million in 133 days making it the fourth highest-grossing movie from 2009 and it ranks 34th on the all time grosses chart . It also stands as the biggest teen romance and vampire movie on record, eclipsing the first Twilight for the title. New Moon built significantly on Twilight's turn-out, which was $192.8 million. According to BOM when a predecessor is that popular, it has been historically uncommon for a sequel to surpass it.  New Moon still holds the record for biggest single day with its $72.7 million haul on its opening day, Nov. 20, 2009, as well as the midnight showings record ($26.3 million). It also logged the third highest-grossing opening weekend of all time, $142.8 million, but has the distinction of being the most front-loaded blockbuster ever, making 48 percent of its total gross on its first weekend alone.

You can read the rest of the interesting article HERE.

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Ashley and Kellan are busy!

When not working on the Twilight sagas our cast are busy bees on other projects. Here is a roundup of some of  the casts newest projects:

Ashley Greene - According to 'The Hollywood Reporter' Ashley has signed on the star in 'Butter' alongside Jennifer Garner who will also be producing the movie.  The Weinstein Co. film, which begins shooting in Louisiana next week, follows a number of competitive characters in a small Midwestern town as they become entwined in an annual butter-carving contest. Greene will play a high school rebel. Jim Field Smith ("She's Out of My League") will direct.  Ashley just finished shooting the thriller "The Apparition."


Robert Pattinson Is Kurt Cobain?

**UPDATE** GossipCop just confirmed that this is not true - it was good while it lasted! 

There are rumours that Rob is set to play iconic rock star Kurt Cobain in David Fincher's biopic of the tortured frontman 'All Apologies'.  London's NME is also reporting that Scarlett Johansson is being tipped to play Courtney Love.  Apparently Courtney Love has been in 'regular contact with Pattinson' and she will have a key say and input to the movie.   If true it would be a great opportunity for Rob to play music as he has frequently said "has always thought of himself as a musician rather than an actor".  

You can read the full article HERE.

Just a rumor at this stage but what do you think about Rob playing Kurt Cobain?

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Last Day of MTV Nominations

Today is the LAST day that you can vote for the MTV movie award nominees. Once all the votes are collated MTV will decide their shortlists for each categories.

Lets get New Moon, Remember Me and The Runaways all nominated so get voting. If a scene or character that you liked is not nominated you can add them to the category list by using the free text box and movie selection dropdown box at the bottom of the page.

You must register to vote and you can do it all HERE

What are you waiting for GET VOTING! The awards will be on MTV June 6th at 9/8c.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Eclipse Quote of the Day #84

"The right thing isn't always real obvious. Sometimes the right thing for one person is the wrong thing for someone else. So... good luck figuring that out." — Charlie

Thanks to Heather for pointing this one out during her discussion of chapter 16.

Melissa Rosenberg talks 'Breaking Dawn' on Facebook

Melissa Rosenberg just updated her Facebook page thanking fans for their feedback on 'Breaking Dawn'. 

She said:

"My feeling is - more or less blood, or more or less graphic violence, sex or child birthing gore doesn't define Breaking Dawn. It's the characters, their journey, their relationships."

You can read the rest HERE

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Kristen turns 20!

A very Happy Birthday to the wonderful and talented Kristen Stewart she turns 20 tomorrow (Friday 9th April). We hope she has a great day.

The best birthday present we can give Kristen is to support 'The Runaways' which is going into wider release in many towns and cities tomorrow, I have my tickets - do you?


You can get your tickets HERE

New 'Nightmare on Elm Street' Trailer

A new trailer has been released for Kellan Lutz's new movie 'Nightmare on Elm Street'. I have hidden it for those who may be scared or a little frightened!

Ashley Greene is excited about 'Breaking Dawn' directors

Ashley Greene has revealed that she is excited about the names that have been thrown around to direct 'Breaking Dawn'. 

She told MTV's Larry Carroll (who is in the excellent 'Twilight in Forks - if you haven't seen it) "I think they would all bring incredible elements to the films, and that's what I think we've been doing the whole time. You've seen such a difference between Catherine [Hardwicke], and then we went to Chris Weitz and then David Slade, and it's progressively getting a little darker.
"They are all incredible directors," she added. "I think we'd be very happy with all of them."

Read the rest of Larry's interview HERE

Ashley is currently filming 'The Apparition'  with 'Gossip Girl's' Sebastian Stan.

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Eclipse Discussion - Chapter 17 Alliance

Hi, it's RaShell, the guest blogger. Well, what are the chances? I got The Party chapter of the Eclipse!

There’s at least one party for each of the Twilight books, isn’t there? And all of them Bella dreads. First the Prom, then the Birthday bash at the Cullen's, the Graduation in Eclipse (which we’re about to discuss) and finally the Big Day in Breaking Dawn. I still don’t quite understand what exactly is Bella’s problem with the parties… She claims that she doesn’t like to be center of attention, ok, I kinda get that, but you would think it’s easy enough to blend into a crowd at the big gathering of people and that wouldn’t be a problem. Bella is notoriously clumsy and is embarrassed to dance, also,
understandable, but as we discovered early enough, Edward has enough grace and strength to make Bella look like she’s dancing effortlessly, even when she’s in a cast! And the graduation party doesn’t even involve any presents!!! Nothing to wear? Alice always takes care of that!
Alrighty, I have to admit, I was pretty unhappy with Bella throughout Eclipse. She has two great guys vying for her attention, and stupid girl just can’t make up her mind!!! She constantly doubts herself, always a martyr, blames herself for all the incoming trouble and drives everybody around her crazy with her spontaneous stunts. What kind of heroine is that? I guess I left the worst of my teen days way behind and forgot all the angst that comes with them…

So, the chapter begins when Bella arrives at the Cullen's house for the above-mentioned party. Edward is right there, ready to escort her in, but before they enter, he surprises her with yet another “scary” kiss. Yes, there’s a special kind of kiss in Twilight Universe that comes laden with unspoken worry and despair. So, this one is one of “those” kisses – desperate, tense and edgy. The thing is, Bella just shared her revelation about the connection between the vampire visitor in her house and the newborn army in Seattle. At this point, Edward’s mind is working overtime, blaming himself (here’s one more worry-wart!) trying to figure out how to resolve this dangerous situation and avoid casualties. But at the moment, Bella decides that she (in the best Scarlet O’Hara traditions) “is not going to think about it” in the light of the upcoming party.
Oh, the PARTY. Yes, all capital letters - Alice "did it again", by transforming this elegant house in the Washington boonies into a believable equivalent of a posh big city night club. I don’t really like how she discusses Bella’s modest attire (not helping already lower than low self-esteem here!). After a brief tense exchange among Edward, Jasper and Carlisle about the situation with newborns, the humans finally arrive. Cullens habitually assume their “normal” demeanor, and party begins. Bella still acts like partying is really hard work. She feels the slight discomfort that humans inevitably feel around vampires and tries to “act upbeat”, like a true hostess. She mingles with her classmates and finally has to admit that this party is a big success and “not as hard as she thought it’d be”. Well, thank goodness for that.
Nonetheless, there’s still something wrong in the kingdom, so when Edward suddenly runs off into the shadows Bella figures out that his escape is related to Alice’s being overcome with one of her visions. But before she can find out what it is exactly that Alice saw, the Wolves arrive.

Naturally, after the kissing fiasco and the broken hand, Bella didn’t expect Jacob to show up at the party, especially at the Cullen clan “lair”. Obviously, Jacob is not the shy type and he does show up, with two of his buddies, Quil and Embry, in tow. He catches Bella, who’s still trying to find out what scared both Alice and Edward so much. Bella actually has a few snarky remarks for him, until he pouts and pulls the “you don’t love me as much as THEM” trick. Pretty soon, all is forgiven (if not forgotten) and now Bella is begging Jake to show her the present he mentioned, which, as we all know, is the famous bracelet with a hand-carved wolf on it. Bella loves it and immediately puts it on (I am totally with the New Moon Edward on this one – how come Jacob black can shower Bella with presents and she doesn’t give him grief about it, but when Edward as much as moves finger toward gift-giving and she gets all upset? No fair!).

In the meanwhile, Jacob gets a whiff of Bella’s attempt of concealing some important and potentially dangerous information from him and with aid of his friends literally gets her cornered. Which doesn’t sit well with neither Alice (who finally appears back in the room) nor Jasper. Situation gets pretty tense, until Alice decides that the tribe does have the right to know what’s coming their way. That’s right, Alice’s vision confirmed that soon, the bloodthirsty army of newborns will be moving towards poor little Forks. And that means that everybody around will be in danger. Jasper, always the protector, is worried that the numbers are not in the Cullen's favor, especially if they’ll need to stand between the army and the town. Of course, Jacob jumps right in and immediately “signs up” for the battle. Hey, hot-headed teenage boys are famous for their sense of invincibility with a touch of trigger-happiness, are they not? But to Bella’s utmost surprise, present Cullens seem very happy with this turn of events. Alice’s vision completely disappears the second Jacob makes up his mind, but she seems genuinely relaxed and relieved. Even doubtful Jasper comes to terms with the newest development and makes plans to meet up for a “strategic meeting” with the werewolves. Poor frightened Bella gets one more huge reason to worry. Of course, she blames herself. Naturally she wants to die instead of everybody else. But thankfully there’s enough mythical creatures around to stand between The Magnet and The Danger.

So, here it is, the Alliance is in place. Almost everybody is much happier about the situation than they were in the beginning of the chapter. Bella is more worried than ever (if that's at all possible). And you and I can discuss them all – Bella’s partyphobia, Jacob’s guilt trips, Alice’s party-throwing talents, Edward’s obsessive-compulsive protectiveness, Jasper’s military mind and last but not least, oblivious humans, who have no clue that they have a very good chance to become the Newborn Army’s mid-afternoon snack.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Eclipse Quote of the Day #85

"The stories say that the Cold Woman was the most beautiful thing human eyes had ever seen. She looked like the goddess of the dawn when she entered the village that morning; the sun was shining for once, and it glittered off her white skin and lit the golden hair that flowed down to her knees. Her face was magical in its beauty, her eyes black in her white face. Some fell to their knees to worship her." — Billy

Bill Condon for Breaking Dawn?

Deadline Hollywood is today reporting that Summit are in final negotiations to have 'Dreamgirls' director Bill Condon helm the final book in the Twilight Saga 'Breaking Dawn'.  According to Deadline;

 "Bill Condon has emerged as the number one choice to direct the final two installments of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, I’m told. Summit Entertainment hasn’t signed him, but I’m told that after several strong meetings, they are negotiating. Condon was among a list of A-list directors approved by Summit and Twilight author Stephenie Meyer.”

Read the whole DEADLINE article HERE

Aint it Cool is also backing this set up saying 'it sounds like he could give this franchise the gloriously campy sendoff it richly deserves.' and questioning if Condon would have input on Melissa Rosenberg's screenplay.  You can read the Aint it Cool article HERE.

All speculation for now with NOTHING confirmed but as the Twilight Lexicon notes Deadline broke the news originally about Summit speaking to Gus Van Sant and Sofia Coppola.

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'The Runaways' goes wide and 'Remember Me' keeps going

Despite initial concerns about an pushback on 'The Runaways' distribution it goes on limited wider release this Friday (April 9th). The distribution is still a little uneven with it only showing in a few cinemas in some larger cities.

Find out if 'The Runaways' is showing in your city HERE, remember to change the date selection to Friday April 9th.  So far 'The Runaways' has taken  $1,955,954.00 at the box office according to Box Office Mojo.


'Remember me' went on wide release in most (not all) parts of Europe, including the UK, this past week. So far Box Office Mojo has takings both domestically and internationally at $29,121,850.00. You can buy tickets HERE (US only).

Congratulations to Rob, Kristen and Dakota. Continue to go out and support these movies!

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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Eclipse Quote of the Day - Playing Catchup #86-89

The Easter holiday got me behind.Sorry about that! Hope you all had a wonderful holiday!

"I was just wondering why you stabbed him. Not that I object." — Edward

"We're a bit sensitive to blood around here. I'm sure you can understand that." — Bella

"I never thought I needed to teach you how to throw a punch. Guess I was wrong about that." — Charlie

"I didn't have quite the same... upbringing as my adopted siblings here. My beginning was something else entirely." — Jasper

Exclusive excerpt of 'The Host' revealed

Stephenie Meyer's 'The Host' is being published in paperback on April 13th. The Wall Street Journal has an exclusive excerpt of a never before revealed bonus chapter now available on their website! For those who want to remain spoiler free I have put it after the jump!

Rob and Kristen are UK Glamour's best dressed!

Rob has topped UK's Glamour annual list of the most fashionable male stars! Rob was named top dressed male and Kristen was a new comer to the women's list placing at number 20 out of the 50 best dressed women.

This is the 8th annual UK Glamour Best Dressed list and it is compiled from around 14,000 votes. It appears with the May issue of the magazine, on sale from April 8.


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Rob in chocolate??

A life size bust of Robert Pattinson has been created out of chocolate. Following hot on the heels of his wax incarnation Rob now has a chocolate version as well!  Chocolate artist Prudence Staite created the model in two weeks when Rob was voted the 'Tastiest star' by the UK's Lovefilm.com.  I am not sure how well it resembles Rob ( I will leave that up to you to judge!)

What do you think, do you think it resembles Rob? Would you be able to eat a chocolate Rob Pattinson??

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Sunday, April 4, 2010

'Eclipse' Premiere Date Confirmed

Summit has confirmed that the 'Eclipse' premiere will be held on June 24th 2010. No confirmed location as of yet but we will update when we know.

Thanks to Twilight Lexicon and ROBsessed for the tip!

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