Tuesday, May 19, 2009
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Monday, May 18, 2009
There are a ton of film titles being tossed around as Rob's next project. Amanda Bell over at the Examiner discusses the latest talks that when Rob was meeting with Peter Berg he was actually discussing a film version of the board game "Battleship" rather than Dune.
One speculator of the Perez Hilton-inspired conversations about The Twilight Saga: New Moon star Robert Pattinson and his meet-up with Peter Berg has raised an interesting observation.
Peter Berg is in talks to direct a big screen adaptation of Hasbro’s board game Battleship for Universal Pictures. Brother screenwriting team Jon and Eric Hoeber have signed on to write the script, which is said to be “an epic naval action adventure” loosely inspired by the game. Universal seems to have a multi-picture development deal with Hasbro/Milton Bradley.
Twilight star Robert Pattinson, while on break from shooting New Moon, was spotted last week leaving Berg’s Los Angeles home. At the time, many speculated that Pattinson might be in talks to join Berg’s planned remake of Dune, but Berg has so many projects in the development pipeline that it would be impossible to narrow it down to one of them. And it would be too speculative for me to say that Battleship is probably the film.Oh, how the flood of childhood memories are hitting me!
Read the full article here
Nothing is set in stone and who knows if any of this is true, but what do you think?
Making his way overseas, Robert Pattinson arrived at the Nice airport to attend the 62nd International Cannes Film Festival on Monday (May 18).
The hunky "Twilight" star was bombarded by fans and paparazzi upon landing, being helped through the terminal by airport staffers.
See more pics and the rest of the story HERE.
Have a wonderful time Rob!
Source: Lainey Gossip. See her site for the original post and more pictures.
**[Did you see Rob looking out of the side of his glasses with one eyebrow raised in the second picture? OME.]
I can exclusively reveal that footage from the Twilight sequel will be shown for the first time during the upcoming MTV Movie Awards,
And that's not all - it gets better...
Awards show producer Mark Burnett says Patzz, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner will hit the stage together to present the clip.
YAY!!! Two more weeks!!! The show will air live on MTV May 31st. Read more HERE.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
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Twilighters Italia, one of my favorite international fansites, is organizing an international Twilight fan round-up in Italy on May 30th. Say they, "at the moment we have more or less 1500 people from all over the world subscribed, All Music (national broadcasting italian music TV) is going to do a 1 hour special on our event, MTV and newspapers will also be present."
Read the full article and find out how to join the group in Italy here
She continued, "At Jackson's, I never realized how deep his voice was. I asked him if he had to choose one, which would he choose: a full time career in music or a full time career in acting? In a nutshell, he said he loves all forms of art, and he would find a way to do both at the same time. He said he always plays his guitar in between takes and such. Also, he also started to blush a little bit and get a little awkward when a fan asked him if he was stuck on a desert island with a cast mate, which would he choose, and he said Ashley (Greene) and no more."
"At Kellan's Q&A, he was such a sweetheart and he even let this little boy come onto the stage with him. Jackson's band, 100 monkeys, played and the band The Nova Echo opened for them. They rocked the house! I got to give all of them hugs, and I gotta say, Kellan's muscles are huge! Anyway, I'll attach some pics, and the picture with all of them holding up sketches are my dad's portraits of them. He is a professional artist and we gave them each a copy of them. Kellan loved his and didn"t want to put it down!"
Check out the rest of her amazing pics here.
It looks like she had an awesome time at EyeCon! I wish I had been there too! Oh well, maybe next time. Thanks Brianne for sharing your experience!
In a recent radio interview, Taylor Lautner (who was once a teen martial arts champ; yes, that's him in the photo at the age of 11) revealed that he wouldn't be getting his kicks in on the set of New Moon.
"I mean Jacob really doesn't haveany martial arts skills, so I think it would be untrue for me to beusing some of those," he said (possibly with tears in his eyes).
"But, the thing with Jacob is that he is clumsy before his transformation, he trips when he walks. Once he transforms, he is very agile so I think that's where most of it will come into play. We've got a few things up our sleeves that I'll be able to do to show Jacob's agility post transformation."
I wonder what kinds of things they've got up sleeves for Jacob. I can't wait to find out!
What do you think?
Jackson Rathbone might be busy filming his New Moon scenes but he can't wait to film Elipse later this year.
In Eclipse we will learn a lot more about his character Jasper Hale.
TeenMag recently asked Jackson why Jasper's vampire abilities weren't mentioned in Twilight.
Jackson answered: "Well it doesn't really come out too much in the book. It's one of those things were it's understood but in the third book it really comes out like the back story and everything.
"I think one of the things we didn't want to get too much into was focusing on all the other vampires.
"We wanted really to establish this relationship and how she (Bella) gets sucked into the world of the Cullen family and once she's in the world that's when things kind of start coming out.
"One of the things about Jasper is he doesn't use the ability all the time. It's something that he's very strict about using because it's like an invasion of privacy to make someone feel something, to manipulate emotions."
We can't wait for 'Eclipse' either Jackson!!
Saturday, May 16, 2009
So back in September I wrote Rob a letter & sent him a mix CD I made especially for him. I didn't send a photo to get signed or an empty envelope with my address on it. I just told him that me writing him & what not wasn't about wanting something in return. I haven't checked my mail every day awaiting for something from him. I didn't expect anything at all.
So today when I check the mail I was given an amazing surprise!
Is he amazing or what! This just makes me go awwww.Thanks to captivated4121 for letting me repost your story here on CBA. I think is so cool that you made a mix tape for Rob and that you actually sent it to him without asking for anything in return. Kudos to you!
She also has some awesome video of Kellan, Jackson & Peter as they recieved their super cool gifts from the Central FL TwiMoms. Watch them HERE.
In case you missed it PEOPLE.com had an article about it. Here is an excerpt:
"There was a lot of buzz and energy in the restaurant," said the source. "Being in the same restaurant as Rob Pattinson for his birthday is great."
A fan told PEOPLE: "I was so happy to see Rob and help him celebrate his 23rd birthday. He took the time to meet us and take a picture with us, that was so cool."
Radar Online has a Gallery of photos:
Here is What E! News had to say about it:
Twilight Mind-reading Personalize:
See the card at Hallmark
People.com is asking who should play Ol' Blue Eyes, Frank Sinatra and they have a poll up. Rob is one of the choices along with Leonardo DiCaprio, Johnny Depp, Joe Jonas & Justin Timberlake. Read more and vote HERE.
Would you like to see Rob in this role? Why or why not? Let us know in the comments.
Rob's body double for the scenes in Montepulciano has been chosen! His name is Alan Cappelli. Here is a youtube video of an interview with him. I don't speak Italian, but if you watch the video, you will see him do the same thing with his hair that Rob does.
Twilight Italia posted the news about Alan and also gave us some details about the filming of New Moon in Italy. The scene where Bella runs through the square to find Edward has upped its original extra count of 500 to 15oo walk-on actors!
Youtube video courtesy of Comesuonanoisogni.
Special thanks to Shire for Italian translation, and for Twilight Italia for the original post.
Source: TwiCrack Addict
The wonderful Angela over at Intoxicating Scent invited us to participate in their interview with Daniel Cudmore, who plays Volturi member Felix in New Moon. You can hear the interview live on Vamp Radio Tuesday, May 19th at 9pm EST. I can't even tell you how excited we are about this! Do you have a question for Daniel? Leave it in the comments by tonight.
Twilighters Anonymous has an interview with everyone's favorite Gill Birmingham. Here is an excerpt:
TA.com: How did you first hear about the movie Twilight, and can you tell us a little bit about your audition process for the role of Billy Black?
GB: My agent brought me the script. At that time, I knew little about the Twilight books, but I knew that the character had a unique story, and that the vampire/werewolf romance genre had a great appeal. I felt very connected with the character, which apparently showed during the audition process.
TA.com: Has the Twilight hype affected you in anyway? After having gone through one Twilight film already, do you feel you are better prepared for the hype the second time around?
GB: The whole Twilight experience has been truly amazing. I am constantly in awe of the love and support that Twilight fans all over the world continue to give me. The downside is that I have less time now to communicate directly with my fans, but I hope they know that I feel truly blessed to be a part of this thing called Twilight. I’m at the point in my life where I can appreciate all the adoration from fans, but not get swept up in all the hype. I’m still the same Gil Birmingham I was before Twilight.
Read the full interview HERE.
We love you Gil! You are the perfect Billy Black, no one could have done it better.
Friday, May 15, 2009
Check it out at the 100 Monkeys Official Site
Banana suits! Dresses! Bunnies! Barrel O' Monkeys! Go watch it now!
We didn't think it was possible for New Moon's Alex Meraz to look quite as sexy fully-clothed while out and about at the T-Mobile Sidekick LX Launch party.
How cute is he? Too cute, if you ask me!!!
Access Hollywood has a video with Nikki where she also discusses Italy and mentions that filming for "Eclipse" is tentatively scheduled to begin August 17th!
Brian Leaf, author of Defining Twilight, is having an essay contest that will grant the winner $500 and also a copy of his book.
One First-Prize winner and four Second-Prize winners will be selected from each age category based on the above judging criteria.
Each First-Prize winner will receive $500 and a copy of Defining Twilight
Each Second-Prize winner will receive $50 and a copy of Defining Twilight
Check out all the details and enter here.
He will be Edward Cullen in future installments of the "Twilight" Saga. We have "How To Be" and "Little Ashes". Now Rob is being linked to further Summit projects, Hugh Jackman and more. So, what can we expect from Rob in the future? Amanda Bell addresses some of the rumored projects in an article today.
Here is the run-down of what's being put out there:
- Dune, a sci-fi novel by Frank Herbert, has been dubbed as one possibility. According to MTV, gabber Perez Hilton caught sight of Pattinson on his way from actor Peter Berg's home. Stating that Berg is working on an upcoming film remake of Dune, MTV's Adam Rosenberg speculates that there could be some affiliation between Pattinson and the film coming off of this meeting.
- Bel Ami, which is described by the Encyclopedia Britannica as one of Guy de Maupassant's "most important full-length novels," is said to be a "detached but destructive portrait of the worlds of journalism and finance." According to my friends over a ROBsessed, "the French newspaper Lyon Plus [says] Rob will be in Paris for 3 months at the end of the summer to shoot a new movie which is the adaptation of the novel Bel-Ami written by Maupassant."
- Unbound Captives, which is said by the Herald Sun to now include Robert Pattinson on the cast list, also stars Hugh Jackman, who has been on Pattinson fans' radar for a while for his ephemeral compliments of Pattinson's singing, his hair, and the like. Jackman, who hosted the Academy Award's ceremony that Pattinson made his first appearance at this year, is quite a character, and many fans are excited to see Pattinson work alongside the X-Men Origins: Wolverine star. Also starring in the film will be The Lovely Bones star Rachel Weisz, and the director will be Madeleine Stowe.
In our discussions here (see here), we have also talked about whether Robert Pattinson would be a good match for up-coming Summit Entertainment project The Secret Life of Houdini, and many fans agree that, based on his resume of excellence in character-acting (How To Be, Little Ashes, The Bad Mother's Handbook), Pattinson would make an excellent Houdini. The description of the story, according to Summit Entertainment, is as follows:
The comprehensive tome, published in 2006 by Atria Books, became known for insinuating that Harry Houdini acted as a spy for Britain and was asked to be an adviser to Czar Nicholas II's court in prerevolutionary Russia. The book also portrayed the master escape artist and magician as a debunker of con artists who pretended to be spiritualists, leading to the controversial theory that Houdini's death was caused by the spiritual movement as payback.
Others hope to see Pattinson take on a part of Nick Carraway in the 2010 re-making of the F. Scott Fitzgerald masterpiece The Great Gatsby. The novel, which chronicles the roaring twenties in American economic history, is wrought with self-deprication of an era, as Carraway takes us into the world of New York City right before the Great Depression. Between envy for riches and cynicism against unrestricted materialism, Carraway is a literary character of particular significance - and fans of Pattinson think that he is right for the part.I will say that if Rob is in talks for these films, or films like these, then I am very impressed that he is really flexing his acting muscles. I really did not want him to be typecasted and end up stuck in roles that do not allow him to fully express his talents.
What do you think?
Good luck to Cam and New Moon!! I hope they both win!!!
Thanks to Krystyna at The Twilight Files for sending us the tip!
Is she hoping to get Rosalie added to a scene in Italy? "Absolutely not" she says:
"No. I feel so strongly about them sticking to the books."
"In fact, there was a scene in a very early draft of the 'New Moon' [script] that they had invented that was not in the books, and there was a discussion, and that scene is no longer in the script."
Read more HERE.
History and the Werewolf
Although the Quileute tribe is said to be descended from wolves, there are a variety of Native North American tribes that have similar folklore in their rich lineage. The Navajo tribe (also known as the Navajo nation), the largest tribe in the United States, has a legend that is almost akin to the werewolf clan in the Twilight Saga. The Navajo version of the werewolf originates from the “Skinwalker” who actually attains the power to shape-shift. But in order to acquire the “evil” abilities of these shape-shifters, tribe members, as the legend goes, must kill a family member. On the other hand, the Quileute legend is much less gruesome as a Skinwalker is said to have encountered a wolf and then transformed it into a human being, thus the legend’s origins.
In relation to Twilight and New Moon, Stephanie Meyer takes it one step further by explaining in great detail how Jacob and the rest of the werewolf clan actually transform from human to werewolf from the angle of inner turmoil and the experience of the transformation. In New Moon, the transformation of Jacob Black is filled with questions surrounding mental pain and how the change is also linked to self-control. What’s different about how the legend and lore play out in New Moon with regard to the actual transformation, as compared to other werewolf based stories and films, is that it goes well beyond the visual transformation to a intriguing human level of
Read the full article here.
Calling all teens! Are you a teen Twi-hard? We would love to have you take part in our survey for teens only about how the Twilight Saga has affected you. We have a short list of questions for you to answer. If you would like to participate or know someone who would email Dawn at BDBLVR@COX.NET. The deadline to email is May 30th. Of course it is all anonymous.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Also available from Amazon is an 18 month Twilight calendar. It’s good from July 2008 through December 2010 and features images from the Twilight movie.
Source: Twilight Guide
Move over, "Field of Dreams." Take a backseat, "The Natural." Hit the bench, "Mr. Baseball." There's a new flick putting everyone's favorite sport square in the batter's box and it's called "Twilight." It may get a bad rep as a cheesey, teeny bopper chick-flick, but hardcore "Twi-hards" know it's one hell of a baseball movie.
Didn't think vampires were willing to take a break from their busy blood-sucking/high school student-wooing schedule to enjoy a rousing game of baseball? You're wrong. (Un)dead wrong. As main character Edward Cullen himself says, vampires love baseball because "it's the American pastime."
In fact, from the first moments of the film, it's clear that neither young Hollywood, nor author Stephenie Meyer's characters are the stars: baseball is. It plays a role in nearly every important plot-point. Protagonist Bella Swan has to move from the safety of Phoenix, Ariz. to vampire-ridden Forks, Wash. because her mother's new baseball-player husband is heading to Jacksonville for spring training. (Eventually an injury and lack of talent puts an end to his career, and he takes a more permanent Florida-based job as a high school baseball coach, cementing Bella's open-ended stay in Forks.) She moves in with her real father who is a huge sports fan, spending most of his time watching Mariners games with his best friend, Billy Black, whose son Jacob plays a pivotal position (see how I did that?) in the film's sequels.
And in what is arguably the film's most dramatic moment, vampire heartthrob Edward takes Bella to play baseball with his family, only to draw the attention of some visiting vamps who challenge the coven to a game, realize Bella's a human, attempt to take a bite out of what they believe to be an after-game snack and kick off the film's violent climax.
So next time you get a hankering to be taken out to the cinematic ballgame, reach no further than to your wife/girlfriend/little sister's DVD collection and spend a some quality time on the field with the uber-emo cast of Twilight. Maybe you'll finally understand why we ladies all make Edward our first-round fantasy league pick.
I knew I'd always liked baseball for a reason!
Now that he's conquered the box office with Wolverine, Jackman is set to star in the 19th-century drama Unbound Captives with Twilight's Robert Pattinson. "He's a really great actor and a really good guy," said Jackman. "His role is phenomenal and it's going to be really amazing stuff."
And what does he think about Pattinson's famous hair? "I'm not an aficionado of hair, but his looks great."
I can't wait for that movie to come out! Hugh Jackman and Robert Pattinson both in the same movie together. My oh my, I think I might actually pass out!!
Thanks to Brandi for sending that to us!
..discussing his influences, his work, and by delighting us with a live version of "The Bounty of Mary Jane," Long finishes the interview with, he claims, nothing left to say.
Long, who played with FLIPRON last week in London, will be returning to the U.S. to resume touring this summer
You can view the video below and read Amanda's article here
As we all know, yesterday was Rob's 23rd birthday and he celebrated with family and friends in Vancouver.
After 12 long hours on the New Moon set, Robert Pattinson headed back to his hotel at 6 p.m. Around 9 p.m., the birthday boy headed out to his favorite Vancouver drinking and dining spot, The Global Grill And Satay.
Entering through the back door with good buddy Sam Bradley, the boys made their way to their table, where they were joined shortly after by Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene, Jamie Bower, Rob's parents, and other cast mates and friends.
Looks like he had a great time!
With approval from the Municipality of Montepulciano and a partnership with the tourism association and the city press office, we'll be glad to invite all of you on
Saturday May 30th in Montepulciano
for an unforgettable day among fellow twilighters!
Click HERE for all the details.
Twilighters Italia also is reporting some New Moon activity going on in Montepulciano:
Look at these posters that have appeared from around a week on the side entrance gate of the fortress, just where were held the casting a few weeks ago! It seems that the Italian double for Robert and Kristen were already there in the preliminary visit today!
See their report HERE.
"This 4th of July, fans of the Twilight and New Moon book and movie series can watch the cast and crew from the Twilight play Vampire Baseball for a good cause. FanTrips™.travel, TwilightLive and other fan sites have teamed up with the actors to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Oregon* through this event. A few lucky fans will have their own opportunity to play Vampire Baseball, watch Rachelle Levefre throw the first ball to open the Portland Beavers and Colorado Springs Sky Sox game, and much more, while 10% of the net proceeds from the event are donated to the Make-A-Wish-Foundation® of Oregon.
Fans will compete against each other and the crew during the first half of the day. The fan game will be followed by Vampire Baseball™ featuring cast and crew from the movie Twilight which was filmed in the Portland area. Actors Peter Facinelli, Ashley Greene, Edi Gathegi, Rachelle Levefre, Solomon Trimble, Michael Welch, Ayanna Berkshire, Alex Meraz, Christian Serratos, Kiowa Gordon, and Catherine Grimme will all be present to participate in the festivities. PGE Park, a professional baseball stadium and home of the Portland Beavers, has been reserved for their exclusive use and fans will cheer on their favorite teams from the Grand Stand and have the opportunity to take as many pictures (no video allowed) as they like when cast and crew take to the field.
Vampire Baseball™ "All-Star" Premium Package: $135 - LIMITED AVAILABILITY
~ 1 ticket to the Vampire Baseball™ Game - Premium seating
~ 1 Autograph at game
~ 1 ticket to the Portland Beavers-Colorado Springs Sky Sox game
~ Dinner at the Portland Beavers game
~ July 4th Fireworks
Vampire Baseball™ "All-Star" Day Package - $49
~ Includes: 1 ticket to the Vampire Baseball™ Game - General admission seats
Journalist press passes are available on request. Tickets go on sale May 15th with Ticketmaster. For more information about Twilight Fan Trips™ or this event, visit the website or call Jeannie Barresi at 719-471-0222
Beyond Boundaries Travel
How awesome is this!!!! If I lived anywhere near the Portland area, I would be there in a heartbeat!
"Peter Facinelli joins more than 40 other celebrities who have designed/signed plates to be auctioned on eBay in support of the Parkinson Society Maritime Region's efforts to fund research, support services and education.
The plate will be auctioned worldwide on eBay beginning May 14, 2009. Please visit http://stores.ebay.ca/parkinsonsociety to bid or www.parkinsonmaritimes.ca to view his plate and more! A link to bidding will be available through the Parkinson Society Maritim"
Read the full article HERE.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
The film stars Daveigh Chase (Donnie Darko, The Ring, HBO's Big Love), Ed Westwick (Gossip Girl), Jackson Rathbone (Twilight, Dread) and Briana Evigan (Step Up 2: The Streets). The run time is 103 minutes and the special features include:
• Filmmaker Commentary
• Deleted Scenes
• The Making of S. Darko
• Utah Too Much
Tagline: "It's Time To Travel Forward "
This film takes place several years after Donnie's death in the original.
If you have not seen Donnie Darko, the movie is about a teenage boy (Jake Gyllenhaal) who suffers from paranoid schizophrenia and has visions of "Frank", a six foot tall rabbit.
While Donnie is sleep walking one night, Frank informs him that the world will end in 28 days, 6 hours, 42 minutes, 12 seconds and goes on to convince Donnie to commit different criminal acts. When a jet engine crashes through his bedroom, Donnie is not home and this event starts a chain reaction causing Donnie to realize that it is he alone who can save the world.
(Donnie Darko IMDB Page)
**Spoiler Alert Below: I have tried to include as few spoilers as possible, but there are some**
S Darko tells the tale of Donnie's sister, Samantha. Now 18 years old, Sam is still mourning her brother's death. Her family has fallen apart as a result of their loss and Sam has joined her friend Corey in a road trip across the country. Their car breaks down outside of Conejo Springs and while staying in the small town they meet such characters as Randy (Westwick), Jeremy (Rathbone) and Iraq Jack.
Just after the girls arrive, a meteorite strikes a local farmer's windmill and that is when the oddness begins to ensue. Sam has not been able to dream since her brother's death and she also begins to suffer from sleep walking. While she herself does not experience visions, Iraq Jack is a different story. He is very much like Donnie Darko in that he is thought to be "crazy" and his vision is of Samantha herself wearing a gown and with a large gash to her temple. Sam is an example of the manipulated dead that was also used as Frank in Donnie Darko. She, along with the town's missing boy, appear to bring messages to the "receivers" that are alive.
Like the original, S. Darko involves the idea of time travel as well as self sacrifice. Sam and Corey have an argument just before Samantha is hit by a car (I assure you, this is not a huge spoiler and happens early in the movie). Corey realizes that she would do anything to bring Sam back, which leads again to the notion that one person can save the world from ending.
Jackson's character, Jeremy Frame, is the town science nerd who purchases the fallen meteorite to study. Jeremy discovers that the meteorite contains metal that is not on the periodic table (Jeremy: "I'm going to call it Framium", Samantha: "Like your name?") and begins to develop a "rash". He meets Sam and Corey at the local diner and is immediately smitten with Samantha. Later in the movie, he is the one who purchases the gown that Sam is wearing in Iraq Jack's visions and asks her to watch the town fireworks with him at an overlook.
(pic credit: Jackson Rathbone Online)
Jackson does a great job of portraying Jeremy's timid side and later showing his anger and frustration. At the end of the movie, I was reminded of Adam in "Criminal Minds" when he was being questioned. Jeremy's character starts as hesitant yet excited. He is picked on by other teens in the town, but that does not stop him from introducing himself to Sam and Corey. He also attends a party in the hopes that Sam will be there. As his "rash" grows, as does his anger and determination and he suddenly becomes violent when he headbutts Randy, knocking him unconcious. Jackson does an excellent job making this change in Jeremy's attitude so smooth that one can actually see how the residents of the town may miss it. Jeremy, like Sam in her own family at home, tends to be overlooked and even after climactic moments in the film he is not seen as more than a science enthusiast.
The movie is not the original, nothing can be. I really enjoy that Jackson pointed out in the "Making of S. Darko" special feature that this is a "continuation". It is not trying to be what Donnie Darko was, but is telling Samantha's story. Richard Kelly's world cannot be duplicated and I enjoyed this movie as an extension of that universe.
I would recommend this movie to fans of Donnie Darko and Jackson fans alike, however, I do recommend watching the original first. These movies can both be a bit intricate and I will admit that when I first became a Donnie Darko fan I had to watch it more than once to truly grasp each idea.
Also, make sure that you catch the "Making of S. Darko" as well as "Utah Too Much" in the special features. The "Making Of..." helps to explain what is happening in the film and Jackson adds his own thoughts. "Utah Too Much" is a song that the guys in the cast including Jackson sat down and wrote and the feature includes lots of behind the scene shots.