Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Happy Holidays everyone! Thanks so much for listening and supporting 100 Monkeys.
Here's a list of songs that might be on the upcoming album:
Wing's On Fire
Long Distance Phone Call
We're really excited to get into the studio in the new year.
Here are some lyrics too... Click here.
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
It has been an amazing year for How To Be. But first, let's start with some announcements for 2009!
- We have sold distribution rights for Italy to Just Us Films! Details of the release are being worked out right now, and further news on the Italian release of How To Be will follow in the New Year.
- For all you American Fans, How To Be is very close to securing a distribution deal for the US! We are also looking forward to UK and other international releases. We will do all we can to keep you up to date!
- We are also very happy to announce we have been accepted to CineQuest Film Festival in San Jose, California. We'll pass on dates, locations and times as soon as we have them. This will be the first California screening of How To Be!
- Official film posters which we debuted at the Austin Film Festival, are now on our website. Please download them, send them to friends, and print them out!
Monday, December 29, 2008
"With a $167.3 million overall domestic take as Sunday, per Box Office Mojo, Twilight made more than four times its reported $37 million production budget-the best rate of return on any film in the 2008 Top 10, including The Dark Knight."
Read more here.
Newly minted movie star Robert Pattinson signed autographs for the teeming crowd of teen vampire fans who showed up to see Stephenie Meyer's best-selling book hit the big screen. The film had earned $175 million by mid-December.
Call it the haircut of the year! When we asked PEOPLE.com readers what they thought of Twilight heartthrob Robert Pattinson's new crew-cut, we were inundated with responses - 2,271 responses to date. Our poll shows that a slight majority of you actually prefer the young actor without his signature free-flowing hair, with 56% saying they love the new cut. Click here to take our poll and sound off - you're in good company!
In the CBA poll the vast majority love his hair either way. Be sure & cast your vote in CBA's poll!
Also notable.....was the vampire blockbuster Twilight surpassing the total gross of fellow November hit Quantum of Solace. Just a month ago, nobody would have guessed that the modestly-budgeted $37M teen saga would go on to outgun the latest James Bond film and its $200M+ budget. Twilight grossed an estimated $4.5M this weekend, down only 13%, for a $167.1M domestic total while Quantum fell 29% to an estimated $1.5M pushing its cume to $164.3M. Overseas, of course, is another story with the 007 actioner having a $300M advantage, but Stephanie Meyer fans have given the film industry something that is rare nowadays - a hit with legs. For the year, Twilight ranks as the eighth biggest blockbuster of 2008.
Twilight comes in at #10 on CNN's list of Top 10 Entertainment Stories Of 2008:
This year's literary frenzy had nothing to do with a boy wizard and everything to do with a love affair between a human and a vampire. The first movie based on Stephenie Meyer's books did just fine, too.
Read the rest here.
Thanks Kelmet Happens!
Sunday, December 28, 2008
"DREAD is a psychological thriller centering on three college students who study other people's fears. As the study progresses, one of the students begins to seek salvation from his obsession by exploiting the terrors of his fellow participants."
Thank you Jen & friends! I'm so jealous! Not to mention they got to see Equus, with Daniel Radcliffe. *dies*
Awkward 'Twilight' bits
- Bella in her undies: Let's face it, the majority of "Twilight" viewers were there for Edward, so showing a little underwear was entirely unnecessary.
- Edward sees Bella in biology class: Judging by his reaction to meeting Bella, we'd say Edward suffers from epilepsy, rather than love.
- "Say It": Edward knows he's a vampire, Bella knows he's a vampire; we know he's a vampire. There's got to be a better way to remind us all of this.
- Vampires in the sunshine: Apparently, vampires don't die in the sun. They just get showered with arts and crafts glitter.
- Jessica tries on prom dresses: No, that dress does not make your chest look good.
LOL! Thanks for keeping it real guys! To see their other categories go here.
"Buzzbox clarified with ABS-CBN Corporate Communication Head Bong Osorio and after checking with ABS-CBN Television Head Cory Vidanes categorically stated: "There is no plan for ABS-CBN to remake 'Twilight.'"
Go here to read the full article.
Cam's new movie, The Unborn, will be released on Jan 9th. He plays Mark Hardigan, boyfriend of main character, Casey Beldon (Odette Yustman). It's a horror/thriller movie. Go here to watch the trailer. It looks wet your pants scary to me.
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Rob's movie Little Ashes will be released in the USA on March 27th, 2009. Would you like to know more about this movie? Visit the Little Ashes Promotional Blitz website for all the details. You can also visit the Movie-Fanatic, they are currently running an in depth 4 part series on Little Ashes.
New Moon is one of the most anticipated movies of 2009 according to Fandango. They polled 2000 visitors to their site & divided the list according to men & women. New moon is #2 with women & # 10 with men.
Most Anticipated Blockbusters of 2009 - According to Women:
1. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
2. New Moon
3. Transformers: Revenge of The Fallen
4. Angels & Demons
5. X-Men Origins: Wolverine
6. Star Trek
7. Public Enemies
8. Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
9. The Lovely Bones
10. Where the Wild Things Are
Most Anticipated Blockbusters of 2009 - According to Men:
1. Star Trek
2. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
3. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
4. X-Men Origins: Wolverine
5. Terminator Salvation
7. Angels & Demons
8. Public Enemies
9. G.I. Joe
10. New Moon
So New Moon is one of the most anticipated blockbusters of 2009 & all Summit plans to spend is 50 million???
Robert Pattinson's hair cut made the front page of Yahoo again:
This week, Robert Pattinson, or more accurately, Robert Pattinson's hair, wafted over and settled upon the Buzz big time, as Web devotees of the "Twilight" star clicked away on anything having to do with his new haircut. In trading in his signature unruly locks for a much shorter, untousled do, Pattinson joins the ranks of Elvis Presley and John Edwards as public figures whose haircuts have the power to make people absolutely bonkers. And for those who harbor strong pro or anti new-hair sentiments, please remember: Long tufts or no, he's still Robert Ever-Lovin' Pattinson!
*** The Edward throw is NOW available on the Hot Topic website. If you missed getting one the first time around you have a second chance. Go here to order. If you want one order ASAP you know how fast these things sell out.
The Arizona Republic has named Stephenie one of their "most fascinating people".
"Cave Creek author Stephenie Meyer appears in Twilight, the movie, for less than 60 seconds. Watch for her: She's the pretty brunette ordering a vegetarian plate at a diner. She's so easy to miss, and to think that she's the real star of this show.
Meyer, 34, is the creator of the Twilight universe, a series of books that has sucked the nation into a tale of teenage vampires and their love woes. Meyer's four-volume saga has sold 10 million copies. The books spent all year on the best-seller list and even knocked Harry Potter off its lofty top spot."
Read more here.
Friday, December 26, 2008
I almost couldn't believe this when I saw it but Rob's hair cut made the New York Times. The New York times for pete sake's:
Goodbye, Mr. Curly Locks
Robert Pattinson, the break-out star of the vampire movie "Twilight," has touched off a furor in some corners of the Internet for recently trimming his wavy hair down to a crew cut, according to yahoo.com. The Web site reports "a frenzy of look-ups" for phrases like "Robert Pattinson haircut," "Robert Pattinson new haircut" and "Robert Pattinson with short hair." Among fans' concerns are that Mr. Pattinson's hair will be too short for him to reprise his role when a sequel is to begin filming early next year.
named the baseball scene from Twilight one of The Most Ridiculous Movie Moments Of 2008:
TWILIGHT -- VAMPIRE BASEBALL/WESTSIDE STORY MOMENT
Going into "Twilight," you'd expect to see some teen angst, a little blood sucking, and a lot of moony-eyed swooning. Yet the baseball game might be a surprise. Apparently, vampires love to don uniforms popular during the Black Sox scandal and play ball in thunder storms. Apparently, Edward can bolt after any fly ball with lightning speed, even if the special effects used makes him look more like Speedy Gonzales than an undead dreamboat. And apparently when two rival bands of vampires meet, they face off Broadway-style, like the Sharks and the Jets in "West Side Story."
**That scene was AWESOME!! Yeah, maybe the face-off part was a little West Side Storyish but over all the baseball scene was one of my top 3 scenes in the whole movie. What do you think? Does it deserve to be on their list?
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Tired of cozying up to your cat, ladies? Try one of these Hollywood hunks....
Robert Pattinson, the sexy star of Twilight, has women's hearts aflutter all over the world after his big break out role as Edward, the movie's sexy vampire. Known to have the best hair in Hollywood, if you can beat the teens off him, he appears to be sweet and quite smart.
See the rest here.
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Yes, it's true...TW is being made into a t.v. show in the Philippines.
Manila, Philippines (CNS) - Because it's so popular right now, the vampire flick "Twilight" is being adapted into a Philippine TV series, with teen stars Rayver Cruz and Shaina Magdayao playing the lead parts.
Read more here. Would you like to see Twilight the tv show?
Twilight couldn't have had a bigger year. The Blog Idol Chatter takes a look back at "The Year In Twilight":
May 9th: the movie trailer for "Twilight" takes the blogosphere by storm
July 16th: Entertainment Weekly (and everyone else) begins talking about "Stephenie Meyer's Vampire Empire" and fans begin to count the days to the release of Book Four of "Twilight."
August 1st: USA Today calls Meyer the "most famous author you've never heard of" and likens Meyer to the next JK Rowling, while fans keep counting down the days to the release of "Breaking Dawn."
August 2nd: "Breaking Dawn" comes out with enormous fanfare, midnight parties, and a NYC concert/book release event simulcast all over the web.
August 26th: The backlash against "Breaking Dawn" is in full swing, and fans debate (and some defend, including me) the merits of "Breaking Dawn" as the last installment of "Twilight."
September 3rd: Stephenie Meyer's unfinished manuscript for "Midnight Sun"--which is "Twilight" told from Edward's perspective--is leaked online for all to read (but I do not!)
October 31st: "Twilight" fans are treated to a new movie trailer and start counting the days to the film's moved-up pre-Thanksgiving release date.
November 12th: Cue the screaming, teenage girls (and their moms)! Fans get a taste (so to speak) of Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen, in the flesh.
November 21st: The movie "Twilight" releases nationwide, to mixed reviews.
November 24th: It's official--regardless of reviews, the Twilight movie is a huge hit, grossing $70 million its first weekend.
December 15th: Though "Twilight" director Catherine Hardwicke bows out of the same role for Twilight sequel, "New Moon," author Stephenie Meyer reassures fans that film number two will be just as good (if not better) than the first, as Chris Weitz signs on to head the project.
Read the full story here.
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
I also like these Robtastic, Robulous, Robalicious, & of course Robsessed.
If you have been wanting to see Rob's first movie, Ring of the Nibelungs, aka The Dark Kingdom: The Dragon King, now is your chance. The SciFi Channel will be airing it December 30th at 8am EST.
In this move Rob plays Giselher, brother of King Gunther. Go here to learn more about it.
Check your local listings here. *Nobody can pull off a mullet like Rob!
"Teen vampire movie "Twilight" topped the British box office over the weekend, taking 2.5 million pounds and beating animation picture "Madagascar 2" into second place its distributor E1 Films said on Monday."
Read the full article here.
Monday, December 22, 2008
"Twilight" star Robert Pattinson is known for a lot of things, but first and foremost has to be his wildly styled hairdo that's gotten Twilighters everywhere atwitter at the sight of him. So does hair make the man? That question will finally be answered, as Pattinson has decided to ditch his trademark locks in favor of a much shorter cut.
Tell them what you think here.
Film.com examines that question with an article titled:
Which Chris Weitz Will Direct New Moon?
He could give the next Twilight flick an About a Boy treatment, or he could disappoint, like he did with The Golden Compass.
Sunday, December 21, 2008
20. Rob Pattinson. His glistening skin distracted millions of teen girls this year, and it's safe to say the Twilight franchise will transform the actor into a superstar. Even if the sequel bites, Pattinson's hair is a box-office cash machine.
See the full list here.
**obviously this was written before the haircut. Enjoy the short hair while you can Rob!
This is a Twilight convention taking place in San Francisco, February 20 - 22, 2009. Their special guests include, Taylor Lautner, Peter Facinelli, Kellan Lutz, Jackson Rathbone & Ashley Greene.
Also, on Saturday night Jackson & his band 100 Monkeys will be giving a special musical concert! For more info on Salute To Twilight click here.
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
J-14: Everyone's putting you up against Taylor Lautner - why do you think you should be Jacob?
Michael: I have nothing against Taylor personally. I think he's great and tremendous at what he does. But it's just adjusting to the fact that Jacob has to grow. It's a matter of going with the storyline. It goes with the territory. I see so much in Jacob Black that I feel like wasn't brought to the first film that if I had the opportunity, I would totally create an amazing character. He's more than just a guy who walks around and smiles and likes Bella. It's just too one-sided. It's two colors and I feel like Jacob is full of a hundred colors.
J-14: Taylor's been bulking up to try to get the role. Have you been preparing in any way?
Michael: If anything, I feel like I need to bulk down. Right now I'm close to 200 pounds of muscle. Taylor's probably what, 140, if he's lucky? I'm already 200 pounds, so there's no need for me to get any bigger. Plus he's 5'6" and I'm 6'2". In the book, he grows eight inches and I'm exactly eight inches taller than Taylor. Huge difference.
Read more here.
It's a Lacrosse drama where Kellan, who plays Connor, has the staring role & Ashley, plays Brooke, his love interest. Read more here.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Michael Copon has good reason for wanting to replace Taylor Lautner as Jacob Black in New Moon, the sequel to the box office smash hit Twilight. The first movie of the franchise has already grossed $204,215,854.00 world wide in just four short weeks. All four books of the Twilight saga are still in the top ten on both Amazon.com and at Barnes & Noble. Lastly, the doors that have opened to all of the young actors that are casted in the Twilight movies are countless. This is the chance of a life time!
So let's break it down, who will make the better Jacob Black in the upcoming film?
Michael is 6'1, 26 years old and half Filipino and German compared to Taylor at 5'9, 17 years old and part Native American, German, Italian, Irish and Mexican. Both are dark completed but neither fully Native American as Jacob is. Michael and Taylor both have extensive acting background in mostly television, Michael being best known for his roles in Power Rangers and One Tree Hill, and Taylor for his roles in Shark Boy and Lava Girl, Cheaper By the Dozen 2, and of course as Jacob Black in Twilight.
Below is a link to YouTube clips showcasing each actor and his acting skills. I want to point out that I did not choose a clip of Taylor playing Jacob so that you can judge each actor in a non-biest way.
Michael Copon: One Tree Hill
Taylor Lautner: My Own Worst Enemy
So you be the judge. Should Taylor go and Michael replace him in the roll of Jacob? Or can Taylor pull off Jacob's transformation into a werewolf for New Moon and the remaining two films?
If you have spent any time with me in our forum you know that Taylor holds a special place in my little Twilight loving heart. (not in a creepy cougar after jail bait kind of way. Gees you guys!!) I would like to point out a couple of reason why I think Taylor should stay in the roll as Jacob.
The obvious, Taylor has already played the part and in my mind is the epitome of Jacob Black, sweet, stubborn, absolutely adorable and just a bit cocky. Not to mention the extent that Taylor is willing to go to keep the part, putting on twenty pounds and guaranteeing director Chris Weitz ten more by March. (ladies all of you know you would never gain 30 lbs just to be in a movie. Lol) Like I have said in some of my blogs I believe it could be disastrous to the movie franchise to replace him. It shows poor judgment on Summits part. Did they truly under estimate the massiveness of Twilight as a book and what its adaptation into a movie would be? Did they think the first movie would flop and there would be no other sequels? (I find that hard to swallow since the cast signed contracts for not just one movie but three). Why hire someone to play the part of a teenager that changes physically into a grown man if he can not pull it off?
As far as Michael Copon is concerned the recent articles that have been released are disturbing to me, and make me truly dislike the guy. Last week there was news in the Twilight fandom that Copon was posting his status on Face Book as being Jacob Black and other statements along those lines. Yet today he says to PopStar.com that the talk about him playing Jacob is nothing but rumors. Which is it Michael Copon, are you up for the part or not? It looks to me like someone is opening their mouth when he should have been quiet. Not to mention that Michael said in the same interview that he just started reading Twilight. News for you Copon you are trying to get a role in NEW MOON and you got over 2000 more pages to go in the whole Twilight series. My advise to you, stop playing with your Face Book and get to reading!!
Finally here is the last reason why I think Taylor should stay. Notice his answer compared to Jackson's. Not that there was anything wrong with Jackson's answer.
And that is what it is all about. The Twilight Fan!!
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