Saturday, April 24, 2010

Eclipse Quote of the Day #68

"Did you see the size of that Jacob kid? I think he could take Cullen down." - Mike

The 'Eclipse' Movie site is now live!

Following the release of the final theatrical trailer for 'Eclipse' this morning the 'Eclipse' movie web site has now gone live!

In addition to the new trailer you can also view the first 'Eclipse' teaser trailer as well as new images of the cast.  There are new images of Rosalie, Esme and Alice as well as the Volturi and the wolfpack. Only 67 days to go!

You can go to the site here.


'Remember Me' props for Auction

Some of the props from 'Remember Me' are currently up for auction. You could own Tyler's cell phone from the movie as seen in this picture --->>

 It's 'Buy it now' price is $999.  Bid on it HERE

The shirt that Tyler wore in the fight with the cops, the fire extinguisher he threw through Caroline's classroom window, one of Emilie De Ravin's costumes, a t-shirt worn by Aidan and a torn page from Tyler's journal.  Some of Caroline's sketches of Charles are also up for auction. You can bid on all of these items HERE.

Most items have a $50 minimum bid, but Rob's fight outfit is up to $400 already with seven days left to bid!

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Friday, April 23, 2010

Eclipse Quote of the Day #69

"Sorry. I don’t have any leeches on my speed dial." - Jacob

Furry Friday : Alex Meraz wants to dress up like a stormtrooper!

Since Paul was the second member of the wolf pack, it is only appropriate that Alex Meraz is today's Furry Friday spotlight!

Twenty-five year-old Alejandro (Alex) Meraz is very much the Renaissance Man. He's been studying martial arts since he was nine, and he is, by all accounts, an amazing dancer. In fact, he was discovered while break dancing on the streets of Phoenix, AZ. It was these skills that landed him a role in 2005's New World. Alex is also an avid painter and illustrator, and he is happily married to his wife, Kim. The couple also have a little boy named Somak.

As for his role in the Twilight Saga, his wife is actually a fan of the books and suggested that he should try out for a role in the wolf pack. Alex is descended from the Native American Purepecha Nation, so he is certainly physically suited for the role. Luckily, all of the dancing and martial arts keep him in prime physical condition, so he has to do very little in the way of weight training. In an interview in celebuzz, his friend and mentor, Raoul Trujillo, said, "He doesn't even really work out because if he works out he gets huge. He's got these shoulders on him. It's from the martial arts and the break dancing. And he's one of those genetically gifted guy[s]."

Alex is looking forward to shooting Breaking Dawn, and admits to keeping up with the online speculation about the movie. For him, another perk of being involved with Twilight is that he gets to go to conventions. Alex confesses to John O'Brien of the Courier-Mail that "I was a huge comic book/toy nerd...So now that I'm a part of it . . . it's hard, because I wanna go to the different booths, the different vendors, I wanna see all the different stuff that a convention has. Maybe I should dress up like a Stormtrooper or something!"

So what do you think? Is Alex in Stormtrooper gear tragic or fantastic?

Follow Alex on twitter. You never know when he might respond. *cough*he may have confessed his love for Kerry in a DM*cough*

Eclipse Final Trailer Revealed!

The Eclipse final trailer premiered on Oprah this morning and she has now made the trailer available online:

Check it out HERE. Oprah also revealed that Taylor, Kristen, Robert and Dakota will be on her show May 13th (also Rob's birthday!) set your DVR's!


Thursday, April 22, 2010

Eclipse Quote of the Day #70

"Shut your window if you want me to stay away tonight. I’ll understand." - Edward

I'm with Bella on this one, I couldn't have left the window shut either.

Eclipse Discussion - Chapter 19. Selfish

This week's post is by one of my first bloggy besties, Cutie from Super Secret Twilight Blog. She is totally awesome as you will see from this post! Big thanks to her for this awesome job and taming herself down just for us! LOL

Well hello there Eye's of Amber followers!
My name is cutie.
And I am an avid admirer of the wonderment that is this blog.
When Amber asked me to join in this lovely discussion
I must admit I felt completely honored and stoked!
I feel it's only right that firstly I thank her and
her fellow bloggers for letting me muck up
their awesome blog with my silliness.
*hugs all around*
Who wants to talk some Eclipse?!

There are a few things y'all ought to know about me:
1. I'm 100% Team Edward and Bella.
Like stubbornly so.
It's a blessing and a curse.
Please don't hate me for it.
*bats eyelashes cutely*
2. I am a Team Bella fan when she isn't annoying the errr... heck out of me.
3. I'm not all that fond of the wolf...
But I will keep this post friendly and as neutral as I possibly can.
See, I can be reasonable. *smiles winningly*
Now why am I sharing all of this with you before breaking down chapter 19.
Me thinks by the end of this post you shall see.
And let's begin:

A Fill Up:
In many ways chapter 19 is a bit of a filler chapter. There's a whole lot of info but not much plot progression. However, don't count this lovely little-chapter-that-could out. We learn about the inner workings of the wolf packs' shared mind, the fact that Jacob is the man behind the power (aka Sam's right hand), that Bella's little plan to help out during the battle has been revealed to Alice (and squashed), that Bella is dreaming about the third wife, that poor Leah is a wolf and making everyone's life miserable in true drama queen fashion, and we watch as Bella plays the guilt card and talks Edward into staying with her during the fight against Vicky and her minions. All of this we read, all of it is interesting, BUT ya wanna know what I love the most about this chapter? The gloves come off...

The Green Eyed Monster:
Edward's been playing it cool for awhile now. His motto seems to be "stick to the high road and keep your fingers clean." But something has gotten under his skin in chapter 19 in the form of a charm bracelet. A bracelet that has been given to the love of his life by his rival, Jacob Black. While we can't hear his thoughts, they play out for us the reader in his calculating words and his oh-so-wounded-looks, looks the oh-so-intuitive Bella just can't seem to put her finger on (Annoying much? Yes!). Using a bit of manipulation, Edward turns on the charm and expresses his feelings to Bella. It's not fair in his mind that Bella is so concerned about Jacob's feelings being hurt (heck along with everyone else) yet not his. That she will accept others gifts but not his own. Her reply, "You're more important than everyone else. And you've given me you. That's already more than I deserve, and anything else you give me just throws us more out of balance." Ludicrous, is Edward's reply to this statement. And I agree, Bella's insecurities are starting to get out of control here! But more on Bella and her issues in a bit... Edward talks her into him giving her a "hand me down" and Bella accepts even though she can tell he's up to something. And Edward is - Thank. The. Gods! For not only is he expressing his hurt feelings, he's finally making a move - kidnapping his girlfriend for a little alone time (YES!! *fist pumps*). As he leaves Bella at the end of the chapter in the paws (I know... I'm a funny one *rolls eyes at self*) of another man, Edward's ego is hurt while he watches them together. He is forced to watch and listen to Bella happily embrace Jacob's friendship (literally). But he's got a card up his sleeve and he's ready to play for keeps... One wonders what could be going on in that beautiful head of his...

Snugglin' with the Wolf-man:
Though he is only in the chapter for a few moments, Jacob makes an impact on my mind. He's been playing the game since day one, trying his hardest to get Bella back. He's trying to be everything Edward isn't, lighter, more playful, warmer, and more vocal about his feelings. His purrs and wolfishly handsome grins suck Bella in. I don't think he remains with Bella out of charity at the end of the chapter while everyone else goes off to play fight. You can disagree with me if you'd like, but I'd venture to guess that Jacob is stealing any moments he can away from Edward with Bella. And, as Edward helps his brother train the wolves on how to fight, he gets to listen to Jacob's happy thoughts as Bella pets him and snuggles close. I'm sure all the purring isn't just for Bella's benefit! Cheeky little wolf-boy. Do I blame Jacob? No, he's merely taking what is so willing given to him. He's fighting for the girl he loves. So who do I blame?

Selfish with a Side of Insecurity:
Here's my issue, and I want y'all to remember fact #2 that I pointed out about myself earlier, I have never once believed Bella was a completely selfless person. I'm not saying she incapable of selfless acts, what I am saying is I've always found her to be capable of great acts of selfishness. So, was I thrown when she asked Edward to stay with her during the battle? No. Do I believe she was wrong to do so? Honestly? I really don't know... What I find interesting about this moment in the book is it seems to be perpetuated more by Bella's feelings of insecurity than by her need to have Edward with her. I know she says that she doesn't want to be without him, but let's look at it from a different POV.
1. Bella can't stand Edward doing things for her (as in getting her gifts or even making her breakfast in bed). In her mind, it tips the scale too far out of whack.
2. Bella is obsessed with pulling her own weight during the battle, even when it's extremely clear that she will be more of a hindrance than a help.
3. Bella feels she is nothing in comparison to Edward (not a shocking revelation there, we all know this to be true, but a statement that must be made).
4. Bella refuses to be left out, even when she physically cannot do something (i.e. staying up all night hanging out with war preparing vampies and wolves).
5. Bella longs to be heroic (*coughthirdwifecough*), something more than a mere mortal. She wants to be equals with Edward and his family. And she feels incredibly lacking due to her mortality.
Soooo, when faced with not being allowed to fight and knowing the-all-seeing Alice is constantly one step ahead of her, Bella asks Edward to stay with her. I don't think she is completely lying when she admits that she can't live if something happens to Edward, that she can't watch him leave her again. But, I do think she is not willing to admit she doesn't want to feel left out! That she wants someone else to feel like an outsider with her. And who would give her the world if he could? Who would do anything for her? Edward.

These insecurities and lies keep her from embracing her relationship with Edward fully. In my humble opinion, they are why she told Edward no when he asked her to marry him (don't get me started on her BS reasons for saying no!). Why she keeps turning to Jacob (whom she feels is more on her level of importance). And why she is so willing to sacrifice herself in battle for the sake of others (third wife in the making? *rolls eyes*). Bella's got a serious case of "poor me" right about now. And frankly, I'm worried for her. She's blind, unable to see how badly she is hurting Edward, Jacob, and, mostly, not to mention most importantly, herself. She's got to stop throwing her pity party, accept who she is, and put on her big girl pants or else.

I love the final sentence of this chapter:
The killing games continued in the clearing, and I stared at the hazy moon.
Bella's confusion is mirrored in the haze which surrounds the moon. She can't see it clearly, just as she can't see her own life clearly. I have complete faith in Bella! I know she will realize soon the errors of her ways. However, I fear the straw that will break the camel's back as well as learning who will get hurt in the end...

Melissa Rosenberg finishes EPK and addresses Alma Mater

Melissa Rosenberg announced on her facebook page last night that she had just finished EPK (Electronic Press Kit) for 'Eclipse'. EPK's usually contain interviews that can then be used online and in articles to promote the movie.

"Just finished my EPK interview ECLIPSE - my third for the Twilight Saga! I can't believe I've already done three of these. You'll all see the interview sometime this summer when the movie really starts ramping up!"

 It has also been announced by Melissa's Alma Mater, Bennington College, that she will deliver this years commencement address.  Melissa studied drama and dance there and was in the graduating class of 86!

"Bennington is pleased to announce that screenwriter, producer, and alumna Melissa Rosenberg '86 will address this year's graduating class at the College's 75th commencement dinner on Friday, June 4, at 7:00 pm on Commons Lawn."

See the rest of the announcement here.

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Eclipse score is complete and new trailer is ready for release!

Exciting developments on Eclipse this week.  David Slade Tweeted that the Eclipse score was now complete and included a picture of the orchestra in the historical Abbey Road Studios in London:

"Howard Shore composer and conductor at Abbey Rd Studios with Orchestra. Our sound score recording is complete and there are no words to describe it. The film just got more exciting."

Summit also tweeted that the final Eclipse trailer would be available on Friday 23rd April!

"This Friday at 8PM ET / 5PM PT, check out the final #EclipseTrailer in HD on the official Twilight website, Facebook, MySpace & YouTube"

Remember the trailer debuts on Oprah on Friday where Dakota Fanning will be introducing it. After the trailer goes online there will be a live video chat at 8:15PM ET / 5:15PM PT with Bryce Dallas Howard, Nikki Reed and Julia Jones official Twilight website.

Exciting times!

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Kristen is beautiful at 20

Congratulations to Kristen, she has been named one of People magazines most beautiful people in their 2010 list and we agree!

"When you think Valley girl the Twilight star, who plays tortured loner Bella Swan, doesn't exactly come to mind. And you won't catch this California native slaving over the latest fashion and beauty trends. "I think it's ridiculous that you need to look a certain way to be conventionally pretty," she declares"

See the article HERE


Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Eclipse Quote of the Day #71

Edward and Alice playing chess was one of the funniest things I’d ever seen. They’d sat there nearly motionless, staring at the board, while Alice foresaw the moves he would make and he picked the moves she would make in return out of her head. They played most of the game in their minds; I think they’d each moved two pawns when Alice suddenly flicked her king over and surrendered. It took all of three minutes. - Bella

Stretch Armstrong has director, writer

Taylor Lautner has been attached to the 'Stretch Armstrong' movie for some months today and Entertainment Weekly is now reporting that the movie has secured a director and writer finally.

Rob Letterman, the director behind 'Monsters Vs Aliens' will join with Nicholas Stoller ('Forgetting Sarah Marshall'). Both just worked together on 'Gulliver’s Travels'.


Chaske and Gil to star together again!

We blogged about Chaske's new role in Shouting secrets several weeks ago (read the article here) and it has just been announced that Gil Birmingham, who plays Billy Black in the Twilight series, has signed on to the movie also.

Gil will play Cal, the father of Wesley. It is not the first time they have been cast together as the Native American Art's Examiner points out "In “Skins,” Gil played the role of Sonny Yellow Lodge, the abusive alcoholic father of Rudy, played by Chaske.

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Who will make the 'Eclipse' soundtrack cut?

As we all know the Twilight soundtracks are almost as hotly anticipated as the movies. As I blogged yesterday we now know that the soundtrack has a release date of June 8th but the artists on board are still unknown. MTV have tried to dig to the bottom of the mystery revealing some interesting artists who may make the cut.

Adam Lambert - Adam has a song "Suburban Decay"  that didn't make his own album cut and could appear on the soundtrack;

"He told MTV News that it could be the perfect tune to further elaborate the love story between Bella and Jacob. "It's a great song and I hope to perform it someday, and I think it will find a home on a soundtrack or something ... maybe 'Twilight,' ""

Muse - Muse are a favorite of Stephenie Meyers and are the only band to have made every single soundtrack cut in the saga. Will they be adding a third appearance to their rap sheet? Well they are not giving anything away but drummer Dominic Howard did say  "It's great to have the feeling of being a new band again in so many people's eyes or minds ... we might even do something for the third one,". They are also good friends of 'Eclipse' British director David Slade so that may sway them even more.

 Paramore - Paramore appeared on the 'Twilight' soundtrack but turned down an opportunity to appear on the 'New Moon' soundtrack.  Hayley Williams has said that she wouldn't rule out writing for a third album saying "if it feels genuine. If we write a song, and I feel like it goes with it, I wouldn't turn it down, but I wouldn't force it."

Read the rest of the article here.


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Eclipse Quote of the Day #72

"If we could bottle your luck, we’d have a weapon of mass destruction on our hands." - Edward

Nordstrom to sell 'Eclipse' fashion

Nordstrom have announced that they will once again be selling clothing inspired by 'Twilight'.  This follows on from their previous collaboration with Summit during 'New Moon'.

The fashion will go on sale starting on May 15th.

"According to WWD, “lace trim tops, miniskirts, striped and floral dresses, skinny jeans, cardigans and a plaid jacket” will go on sale, all quoting Bella and Alice’s style.  The collection, which will range from from $30 to $58..And for those of you who feel wearing a Bella-style tee shirt isn’t enough to express your Twi-love, Nordstrom’s will also be selling life-size cardboard cutouts of the main characters for $33."

Read the rest of the article HERE.


Eclipse Movie Premiere Tickets up for grabs from Teen Vogue!

Teen Vogue Magazine has a competition going on at the moment to win tickets to the 'Eclipse' premiere! Two winners and their guests will fly out to LA to attend the premiere and see the movie. There is no purchase necessary and you can enter HERE.


'New Moon' Nominated for National Movie Awards

'New Moon' has been nominated for five National Movie Awards, with Taylor, Kristen and Robert all vying for the top honors in the 'Best Performance' category.

The awards, which are voted for by the public, will be shown live on ITV1 in the UK in May. 'New Moon' is up against 'Alice in Wonderland' and 'Avatar' in the Best Movie category.

Votes can be cast HERE and online voting doesn't appear to be restricted by location but multiple votes will be disqualified, so get voting! Voting is open until 30th April.

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'Eclipse' Soundtrack available June 8th

Amazon is currently taking pre orders for the 'Eclipse' soundtrack.  We still have no track listing or cover art available

The soundtrack can be pre -ordered HERE.

Like the 'Twilight' and 'New Moon' soundtracks Chop-Shop records are again at the helm for the 'Eclipse' soundtrack.  The 'Twilight' soundtrack was Grammy nominated for Best Compilation Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture. Soundtrack artists, Paramore, were also nominated in the Best Song Written For Motion Picture category for ‘Decode’.

The 'New Moon' soundtrack contained original music from the likes of Thom Yorke and Bon Iver. Who do you hope is on the 'Eclipse' soundtrack?


Alex and Kiowa are 17 guys

Alex Meraz and Kiowa Gordon both sat down with 17 magazine recently and revealed 17 secrets about themselves. Amongst the reveals Alex was 12 when he had his first kiss, he would have Taylor (!) play him in the movie version of his life and he loves 'The Notebook'.

Kiowa revealed that he was only 3 (!) when he had his first kiss, he has no celebrity crushes (he only crushes on his girlfriend..awhh!) and he would like to be an ant for a day!

You can read Alex's 17 answers here and Kiowa's here.

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Monday, April 19, 2010

Carlisle wealthiest fictional character

I meant to blog about this great story last week but forgot so here you go!

Forbes magazine has released the list of their top fifteen wealthiest fictional characters and top of the list? Carlisle Cullen. According to Forbes:

"Topping the list this year is newcomer Carlisle Cullen, patriarch of the Cullen coven of vampires in the Twilight series of novels. Cullen, age 370, has accumulated a fortune of $34.1 billion--much of it from long-term investments made with the aid of his adopted daughter Alice, who picks stocks based on her ability to see into the future. Low-key and undead, Cullen has spent recent years posing as a mortal doctor in a small town in Washington State."

Runners up included Chuck Bass of 'Gossip Girl' and Mr Burns from the Simpson's. Check out the whole article here.


Eclipse Quote of the Day #73

"There’s no law that says I can’t cook in my own house." - Charlie

Peter is Vinny Pazienza

Peter is rumored to have a new role he will reportedly play boxer boxing champion Vinny Pazienza in a biopic called 'Paz'. The movie focuses on Vinny’s life and on the car accident which left him with a broken neck, after which doctors told him he would never box again.

The boxer goes on to prove the doctors wrong, however, and becomes a world champion, beating Jr. Middleweight champion Luis Santana in 1991. Filming is slated to begin in 2011 and the project is currently listed as being in 'Pre Production' on Peter's IMDB page.

Peter also stars as Dr Cooper in 'Nurse Jackie' currently on SHOWtime.

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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Eclipse Quote of the Day #74

"You've experienced the way I can manipulate the emotions around myself, Bella, but I wonder if you realize how the feelings in a room affect me. I live every day in a climate of emotion. For the first century of my life, I lived in a world of bloodthirsty vengeance. Hate was my constant companion." — Jasper

'Rob' and 'Kristen' on SNL

Thanks to RobPattzNews for the video and TwiFans for the picture.