Archive for the ‘Twilight’ Category
We recently reported the filming locations for the final Twilight film Breaking Dawn. Many fans questioned why the crew would shoot in Baton Rouge. We understand the confusion, as previous Twilight films have been set in generally cold and wet places (necessary for a Forks-like atmosphere) like Portland and Vancouver, and we’re here to clear it up for you! Beware the following spoiler:
In the books Edward and Bella honeymoon on a private island off the coast of Brazil. JSYK suspects the Baton Rouge set is being used for the honeymoon portion of the film because, as you might imagine, Vancouver isn’t exactly the ideal setting for a tropical island vacation.
JSYK also reports that it’s a possibility that Summit execs are using this as an opportunity to help rebuild the economy in places such as Louisiana that have been negatively affected by the BP oil spill.
It seems like everything is coming at us in three dimensions nowadays and it looks like maybe even the Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn might even follow the trend.
Patrick Lussier, director of Summit’s upcoming 3-D film ‘Drive Angry,’ says that Summit is fascinated by the technology.
“They’re completely fascinated and intrigued by the technology, I think Summit has been discovering, as they’ve been seeing the 3-D material and the ease we’ve been able to work with it, is that it’s an incredibly viable format to work in,” said Lussier.
Richard Fay, distribution head for Summit, says “That decision has yet to be made. It’s still the source of a discussion There’s certainly a financial part of the discussion and yes, there’s a certain amount of technology that has to be considered and accounted for. But it really comes down to the creative folks.
“In any of these round table conversations, [Summit CEO] Rob Friedman has always been concerned about the ‘Twilight’ patron. His concern is always the people that come in to see this movie. He doesn’t want to turn them off or offend. That’s why it’s a creative decision. A big factor is the perception of our audience. What are their feelings going to be? If it lends itself to being a better movie because of 3-D, then that’s the technology we’ll use.”
The final wave of Teen Choice Award nominees were announced this morning. The nominations are for the”Choice Summer” categories in Music, Movies and TV.
After the final wave of nominations, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse and The Twilight Saga: New Moon received the most with a combined 17 nominations, while “Glee” and Miley Cyrus each earned 13 nods and Taylor Lautner nabbed 11.
The show will air on August 9 on FOX at 8pm EST. The show will be hosted by Katy Perry and in addition to David Archuleta, Kristen Bell, John Cena, Miranda Cosgrove, Zac Efron, Victoria Justice, Jim Parsons and Shailene Woodley, Khloe Kardashian, Kim Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Logan Lerman, Zachary Levi, Ryan Sheckler and Yvonne Strahovski are scheduled to attend.
Don’t forget to cast your votes for all your favorites here.
Choice Summer Movie
“The Karate Kid”
“Knight and Day”
“The Last Airbender”
“The Sorcerer’s Apprentice”
“The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”
Choice Summer Movie Star: Male
Zac Efron, “Charlie St. Cloud”
Taylor Lautner, “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”
Robert Pattinson, “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”
Adam Sandler, “Grown Ups”
Jaden Smith, “The Karate Kid”
Choice Summer Movie Star: Female
Cameron Diaz, “Knight and Day”
Selena Gomez, “Ramona and Beezus”
Angelina Jolie, “Salt”
Emma Roberts, “Twelve”
Kristen Stewart, “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”
Choice Summer TV Show
“Make It or Break It”
“Pretty Little Liars”
“The Secret Life of the American Teenager”
“So You Think You Can Dance”
Choice Summer TV Star: Male
Zachary Abel, “Make It or Break It”
Ken Baumann, “The Secret Life of the American Teenager”
Ian Harding, “Pretty Little Liars”
Daren Kagasoff, “The Secret Life of the American Teenager”
Stephen Moyer, “True Blood”
Choice Summer TV Star: Female
Nikki Blonsky, “Huge”
Lucy Hale, “Pretty Little Liars”
Josie Loren, “Make It or Break It”
Anna Paquin, “True Blood”
Shailene Woodley, “The Secret Life of the American Teenager”
Choice Summer Music Star: Male
Choice Summer Music Star: Female
Choice Summer Music: Song
“Airplanes,” B.o.B featuring Hayley Williams
“Alejandro,” Lady Gaga
“Billionaire,” Travie McCoy featuring Bruno Mars
“California Gurls,” Katy Perry featuring Snoop Dogg
“Your Love Is My Drug,” Ke$ha
If you haven’t had your fill of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse yet, you now have incentive to check it out this weekend.
MTV has confirmed that various members from the cast will be making surprise appearances in theaters across the country this weekend.
There is no word yet of exactly which cast members will appear or where, so you’ll have to keep an eye and ear out. We’re sure that no matter who shows up, it will definitely cause a lot of screams.
Which Twilight actor or actress would you like to see pop up in your theater?
We all figured Eclipse would dominate this weekend, but it might be dominating every other mid-week opening in history. Eclipse is expected to have the best-ever mid-week opening, with a $65 million.
Eclipse pulled in $30 million in midnight showings alone breaking the record previously set by it’s predecessor “New Moon” last year which made $26.3 million it’s opening.
Eclipse opened in 4,416 theaters, which also broke a record previously set by Iron Man 2 with 4,380 theaters.
Breaking yet another record Eclipse made $1 million in IMAX theaters which breaks the record of $959,000 set by Transformers 2.
Eclipse has high hopes of breaking the Spiderman 2 record of the best Fourth of July opening weekend, pulling in $180 million. Right now Eclipse is expected to pull $142 million, but with the good reviews and it’s new appeal to boys, word of mouth could push those number up.
That means all of us twihards got to go see it AGAIN and AGAIN!
Were you one of the Twi-hards that caught a midnight or even opening day showing of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse? If so, you were in good company.
The third movie in the series made over $30 million in estimated boxoffice just from midnight showings! New Moon made $26.3 million from midnight showings on opening day. Wow!
Midnight screenings of Eclipse in IMAX grossed an estimated $1 million-plus, surpassing the record previously held by Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen.
We can’t even imagine what the total box office will be at the end of the holiday weekend. We’re sure it’ll be huge!
“Eclipse” tickets would still represent 91 percent of Fandango.com’s sales today.
That’s practically all of them!
Its presale has already beat out its two predecessors, Twilight and New Moon, and it’s predicted to continue to dominate. It’s receiving better reviews than it’s two predecessors as well.
Check out the review below:
New York Times: “‘Eclipse,’ directed by David Slade, is a more robustly entertaining film than either of its predecessors….What there isn’t, as usual, is much in the way of good acting, with the decisive and impressive exception of Ms. Stewart, who can carry a close-up about as well as anyone in movies today. Mr. Lautner still seems to have recently escaped from a high school cheerleading squad somewhere, and Mr. Pattinson’s pout conveys not the existential angst of a lovelorn immortal, but rather the peevishness of a guy who just lost a Greta Garbo lookalike contest – for the third time in a row! – to his own girlfriend.”
L.A. Times: ” ‘The Twilight Saga: Eclipse’ is back with all of the lethal and loving bite it was meant to have…. Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner…finally, finally breathe life into the characters first created by publishing phenom Stephenie Meyer.
[Director David] Slade finds a way to blend the street-smart edge he brought to ‘Hard Candy’ with the dark irony of ’30 Days of Night’ to bring some serious fun to ‘Eclipse.’ Finally, someone with a sense of humor about vampire love….”
USA Today: “This is definitely the most romantic of the films, although some of these scenes are set in flower-filled meadows that bring to mind feminine-hygiene commercials. The action sequences are harder-edged, and occasionally exciting, especially the scenes of vamps who sprint and run in mid-air, as if in flight. But it’s still hard to see what all the fuss over ordinary Bella is about…The huge contingent of girls – and women with girlish fantasies – who liked the first two movies will doubtless enjoy Eclipse. But this third go-round won’t make Twihard converts of the rest of us.”
Hollywood Reporter: “It took three films, but ‘The Twilight Saga’ finally nails just the right tone in ‘Eclipse,’ a film that neatly balances the teenage operatic passions from Stephenie Meyer’s novels with the movies’ supernatural trappings….Where the first film leaned heavily on camp and the second faltered through caution and slickness, ‘Eclipse’ moves confidently into the heart of the matter – a love triangle that causes a young woman to realize choices lead to consequences that cannot be reversed.”
Roger Ebert: “The movie contains violence and death, but not really very much. For most of its languorous running time, it listens to conversations between Bella and Edward, Bella and Jacob, Edward and Jacob, and Edward and Bella and Jacob. This would play better if any of them were clever conversationalists, but their ideas are limited to simplistic renderings of their desires.”
Vampires have always been metaphors for sex — the forbidden, the craven, the sweaty pleasures of the carnal carnival. So has rock ‘n’ roll — even the name has sexual connotations.
But what happens when you remove the sex from both vampires and rock? You get the “Twilight” movies and the Jonas Brothers. And the two have more in common that you may think.
Exhibit A: Pent-up passion
Up until this point, the entire “Twilight” franchise must hold the world record for scenes of nearly kissing. In the second movie, “New Moon,” almost-smooches are more frequent than action scenes. In fact, they are the action scenes. Or, inaction scenes. In fact, the “Twilight Saga” has been little more than a cinematic purity ring — a chastity promise that keeps its main characters (age 18 and 109) pent-up for four books. Series author Stephenie Meyer has been vocal about her views on sex before marriage.
Exhibit B: Not until you’re married
Each of the homeschooled Jonas Brothers has worn a purity ring. As Joe told US Weekly, the rings were “a promise to ourselves and to God that we’ll stay pure till marriage.” Their “pure till marriage” vow follows “Twilight’s” strategy — fans will have to wait until the fourth movie, or possibly fifth (the final book is being split into two movies) for some hot hot hot vampire lovin’. Within the bounds of marriage, of course.
Exhibit C: Hair
Both the Jonas Brothers and vampire Edward Cullen have the most amazing, architecturally unsound hairdos. A little known fact: Edward himself is 86 percent hair product, 14 percent gristle.
Exhibit D: All that glitters
Contrary to tradition, “Twilight’s” vampires don’t die when sunlight hits them. Instead, they sparkle — as if covered in glitter. The Jonas Brother sell glitter-covered concert T-shirts. Coincidence?
Exhibit E: Synergy
There was talk of the Jonas Brothers appearing on the “New Moon” soundtrack (they didn’t) and Kevin Jonas said he was “blown away” by the first movie. Rumors even surfaced that one of the brothers could score a role in the franchise. Kevin, however, told Access Hollywood that he wouldn’t want to be a vampire. “I’m happy where I’m at, so I’ll stick with living,” he joked. Girls (and record execs) everywhere sighed with relief.
Exhibit F: When angels sing
Instead of roles in “Twilight” adaptations, the JoBros were typecast as the voices of cherub angels in 2009’s “Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian.”
Exhibit G: Taylor-made
In “Twilight,” Taylor Lautner plays Bella’s lovelorn runner-up, a furry second fiddle to her leading vampire, Edward. In the Jonas Brothers, another Taylor — lead guitarist John Taylor — gets second billing. Even though he guides the band through its candy-coated pop anthems, he’s still just a backup player. Beware, Taylors everywhere.
Exhibit H: What’s that smell?
Initially, Edward is drawn to Bella because of her unique scent and blood type. (Why she’s drawn to him, we never really know. She doesn’t seem to want anything, has no dreams, no career aspirations — she’s just obsessed with being Edward’s eternal arm candy.) Teen mall magnet Hot Topic even released a perfume linked to the film — Twilight Perfume, a lavender and freesia-like fragrance in an apple-shaped bottle. Though the Jonas Brothers wear Prada and Polo Black, it’s only a matter of time before they get their own line. Anyone remember Debbie Gibson’s Electric Youth spray?
Exhibit I: False danger
Both properties sell manufactured attitude, false intimacy and a safe rock ‘n’ roll rebelliousness that could only be marketed by Disney. Comedy Central’s “South Park” already expertly parodied the Jonas Brothers for selling sex to tweens while marketing a “pure” family image. All this while singing lyrics like, “I fell / So fast /Can’t hold myself back / high heels /red dress / all by yourself.” Is anyone else catching Little Red Riding Hood hypocrisy from the Jonas Brothers?
Exhibit J: Neutered and non-threatening
The Cullens are vampires, but not the bad kind of vampires. They live in a family structure, send their kids to school and don’t feed on humans. They are “vegetarians,” jokes Edward. Similarly, the Jonas Brothers are a rock band, but not the bad kind of rock band. They come from a good family of absolutely no threat to you or your daughter’s honor. It’s rock, but completely safe and neutered.
Verdict: Both lack bite
The Jonas Brothers and “Twilight” stretch the metaphors of rock and rebelliousness until both are fangless franchises that just plain bite.-MSNBC
Ashley Greene making out with boyfriend Brock Kelly in a Los Angeles parking garage and walking around. Ashley responded to Miley Cyrus vampire hatred: ‘That’s so unfortunate because I love her new songs..
I’m going to sit Miley down and force her to watch Twilight.’ Kellan Lutz added: ‘She hasn’t met me then. I would change her opinion on that, I’m sure. I have my ways.’
source – oceanup