Saturday, February 7, 2009
The Starz movie channel has a series of animated shorts where they have bunnies acting out entire movies in 30 seconds. They're hysterical and they have done everything from The Pirates of the Caribbean to Saw.
Yes, my fellow Twilighters, they have done Twilight. It's really cute! Watch it here . It's the first link right now on the page, sorry I couldn't get a more direct link, it's all done on flash. If you get Video On Demand with Starz, it is currently on demand as well.
MediaBlvd Magazine has posted an article on Jackson's Band, 100Monkeys, which is
also comprised of his actor-roommate Ben Graupner, and his friend Ben Johnson (the former drummer of the Stevedores), the old friends from high school are taking their unique improvisational music in front of live audiences.
The article also discusses the two albums that the band will be releasing, including one that is completely improv and recorded in one take. There are also photos taken from their January 6th show at the 24k Lounge and some notes on Jackson's upcoming projects such as Dread, S. Darko ( which Yours Truly is super excited about) and The Last Airbender.
Check out the article here
Photo credit goes to the 100Monkeys myspace, which you can take a peek at here
Then you may want to order your copy from Barnes & Noble! It seems like every retailer is popping up with extra little somethings to go along with the DVD being released on March 21st and B&N is stating that it's Twilight copy will come with a...
FREE Customizable Twilight Skin for your cell phone, PDA or MP3 player!* Each copy of this exclusive Twilight DVD comes with an individual code redeemable at Skinit.com. While supplies last.
Check out all the details here
The retailers are not making it easy for the Twilight fans to figure out who to give their hard earned cash to, are they?
Have you decided where to pre-order your copy?
The Twilight Series has been nominated for a 2009 Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Award:
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Do It Yourself Book
Harry Potter series
Kids will be able to cast their vote online at http://www.nick.com/kca beginning Monday, March 2 in a total of 18 categories. Surprise awards also will be announced during the show. Kids also will be able to vote via the Nick mobile website (wap.nick.com). Beginning Monday-Friday, March 2-6, a different category will be featured on-air each day, and kids again vote for their favorite online at Nick.com.
E! Online also has an article about it here.
I know we have a many Joss Whedon fans here at CBA. I'm happy to report that Joss Whedon understands the Twilight addiction:
TVWeek: Vampires are big in pop culture right now. Have you seen "Twilight"?
Mr. Whedon: I saw "Twilight." And it's-what can you say? It's absolutely like crack. It strikes a tweener chord that's just as loud as the apocalypse. You cannot deny the power of it. It just works. And I sort of like that.
TVWeek: What about HBO's "True Blood"?
Mr. Whedon: I've seen less of it. "Twilight" makes its own rules, as we all do. It takes what it wants and discards the rest but ultimately, it is kind of classical. They're puffy-shirt vampires in a sense.
Read the complete TV Week interview here.
The previous record for January sales was held by The Da Vinci Code, with 14,500 copies sold in the first month of 2005.The four books in Meyer's series are currently sitting at the top of the bestseller chart, with Breaking Dawn in first place followed by Eclipse, New Moon and Twilight."
Read the full article here. Great job Aussie Twilighters!!
Friday, February 6, 2009
The vamp franchise finds itself represented at Comic-Con in no less than two different areas on the show floor.
Check out the article here and you can also check out some pics of the Tonner Dolls of Edward and Bella on display amongst such legends as Wonder Woman, Superman, The Joker and Harley Quinn.
Do you think that there will be a lot of people buying the dolls at the NY Comic Con? Will you buy one?
Robert Pattinson is a "Fashionable Fellow" & gets noticed in Who What Wear:
As it turns out, your WhoWhatWear.com editors are not impervious to the Twilight epidemic, nor can we resist the sinfully handsome, Robert Pattinson. This story finally gave us some validation for ogling and googling him: style stalking! We were curious about Edelstein's take on the dapper-meets-rugged ensemble Pattinson wore to MTV's Video Music Awards last fall and weren't disappointed with the response! "Mixing grays is a huge trend on the runways, but Pattinson does it with ease and seemingly little effort," Edelstein says. "His messy, but gorgeous hair and beat-up boots add character and keep his look from feeling too styled."
See who else gets mentioned here.
Thursday, February 5, 2009
A few days ago I posted about the lovely Creme Magazine interview with Rob called, "Interview With The Vampire." Well the folks over at Letters To Rob let me know about a "letter to Rob" sent to them by the "Creme Girls." The letter is very funny & cute. Here's an excerpt:
I work for a teen magazine here in New Zealand, which is very, very convenient because it means my colleagues and I get to spend our days researching you, writing about you, tracking your movements and devoting hours to finding out who you're dating, (FYI: don't go there with Camilla, you don't want Joe Jonas' left-overs).
Anyway, we thought we would take a photo of the recently created "Rob appreciation wall" at our work, where we have put together a small selection of super-hot posters of you looking moody/sexy.
To see the "Creme girls" amazing "Rob Wall" & read the rest of their letter go here.
Thank you Letters To Rob! I love your site.
More than 600 of you asked -- and Jackson answered! "Extra" gave your text and video questions to Jackson Rathbone on the set of "Criminal Minds," and he went one-on-one with us to answer them!!
Does Jackson relate to his "Twilight" character, Jasper? How did he land the role? Does he have a girlfriend? What's changed in his life since "Twilight?" Watch the video for the answers!
Even though he isn't a Cullen Boy, we here at CBA love Billy Burke! He played our favorite Sheriff, Charlie Swan, perfectly in the Twilight movie. You can watch Billy on TNT's The Closer, with Kyra Sedgwick, this Monday, Feb 9th at 9pm. The episode is titled, "Power of Attorney."
Catherine Hardwicke's Twilight: Director's Notebook is now available for pre-order on Amazon.com. It's 176 pages & sells for $10.79. What a bargain! Here's the link.
According to Dakota herself, she hopes to be able to give us a "definite answer soon."
MoviesOnline: Speaking of roles, can you talk about Twilight? Have you sealed the deal for New Moon?
Dakota: It's not a hundred percent yet, set in stone but it's not totally untrue or a rumor or anything. It's definitely a possibility and it would be really, really fun to be a part of. I'm a big fan of the cast and to join would be a really great honor and I really hope that it works out and hope I can give you guys a definite answer soon. [laughs]
MoviesOnline: What are you looking forward to most?
Dakota: I think just playing an evil vampire. That's really cool so if I got to do it that would be probably the most fun part.
**I think the most fun part would be getting to stare at Robert Pattinson all day!
"Darren Jones, general manager of Borders at the Huntington Mall, said that he didn't have a complete list of the top bestsellers for the store but the most notable sellers were books from the "Twilight" series, especially during the Christmas season.
"I think the entire country was reading Stephanie Meyer," Jones said.
Empire Books and News general manager Jessica Messinger said that people of many ages would come in to purchase books from Meyer's series.
As the popularity for Meyer's series grew and eventually sparked a movie, Marshall University students took notice.
"I see a lot more college students coming in for them than I used to see, and then they also start buying other books," Messinger said."
Check it out here.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Slumdog Millionaire actor Dev Patel talks Twilight & Jackson Rathbone in an MTV interview. Dev is Jackson Rathbone's new costar in The Last Air Bender. He took over for Jessie McCartney as the character Zuko.
You can read more on Dev Patel & The Last Airbender here.
Is AnnaLynne McCord being considered for a role in New Moon? According to Mark Malkin at E! Online the answer is yes...
"Another 90210-er may be making a stop in the Twilight zone.
I'm hearing that filmmakers have been considering the idea of casting 90210 star AnnaLynne McCord as Heidi in the upcoming New Moon, the much-anticipated sequel to Twilight.
Heidi isn't a major character in the book, but McCord definitely has the gorgeous looks to pull it off.
The character is a "fisher" who brings humans to the Volturi vampires to eat. She's also known as "bait" because of the way she uses her stunning looks to attract humans. In her brief appearance in the book, Bella describes Heidi as having "exceptional, unforgettable" beauty. She has stunning legs, long hair and violet eyes.
Sources tell me McCord has auditioned for the role. "It's not a big part," one of the sources said. "Heidi would be more like a cameo.""
You can read the full article here.
*Just one thing, Mark Malkin goes on to say shooting will begin next month in Washington state. What is that about?
13. Robert Pattinson, 22, gained some recognition as Cedric in "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire," but it was his role as Edward Cullen in the ridiculously successful flick "Twilight" that vaulted him into our Top 30. Vampires are hot.
Well of course His Highness, Robert Pattinson made the list. Why he is only listed at #13 is beyond me.
To find out how to post your question for Jackson and when the interview will air live, click here.
Also, thanks and credit go to Declare Yourself: The Blog! for the picture above.
Creme: Clearly you and Kristen have great chemistry! Do you think you can cultivate that kind of thing, or is it a case of either you have it or you don't?
RP: In a way I think you can cultivate it - to an extent. You need to be quite committed to it but definitely from the beginning there was that thing with Kristen and I felt like it was right. On the other hand, if you stay somewhat in character the whole time it eventually starts to rub off.
Creme: So you stayed in character?
RP: Well, sort of. I mean, I didn't say much. I thought that would be best - oh no, I'm revealing all my tricks! (Laughs) But I thought the best way to do it would be to not say anything to the rest of the cast. So, I didn't talk to any member of the cast about anything but the movie. I think that always makes you more attractive if you don't say anything so I was trying to do that.
Read more here.
From Stephenie Meyer.com:
Exciting news for fans of Twilight the movie! Little, Brown will be publishing Twilight: Director's Notebook written by Catherine Hardwicke. It will be released on March 17th. This intimate look on making the movie will include inside secrets on everything from casting to wardrobe along with personal notes from Catherine and behind-the-scenes photographs. Scroll down to read the press release and here to read Entertainment Weekly's article. [Please note: I have not been able to find anyone who is accepting pre-orders for the book, but I will post a link as soon as I find it somewhere.]
Here is the press release:
February 4, 2009 (New York, NY) - Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, a division of Hachette Book Group, will release Catherine Hardwicke's Twilight: Director's Notebook as a one-day laydown on March 17, 2009, it was announced today by Megan Tingley, the division's Senior Vice President and Publisher. This intimate look at the making of Summit Entertainment's film follows visionary director Hardwicke through the creative process. Designed to replicate the director's own personal notebook that she kept on set, readers will discover the inside secrets on casting, location scouting and wardrobe to storyboard sketches, behind-the-scenes photographs, personal notes about Catherine's favorite scenes and much more. This one-of-a-kind experience for all Twilight fans will be released in hardcover for $17.99 with an announced first printing of 500,000 copies.
"With this book, I tried to show fans and future directors some of the process that the crew and I went through filming Twilight," said Hardwicke. "My challenge was to translate Stephenie's powerful book and make you feel what she makes you feel when you read her works."
The movie version of Twilight has grossed over $340 million worldwide since its release on November 21, 2008. The movie debuted at #1 at the box office with $70 million, making it the highest debut for a female director. Twilight: Director's Notebook is being released just in time for the March 21st multi-million copy release of Twilight on DVD.
In three years, Stephenie Meyer has become a worldwide publishing phenomenon. The Twilight Saga's translation rights have been sold in 39 countries and over 42 million copies have been sold worldwide. The last book in the Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn, sold 1.3 million copies in its first day on-sale, breaking publisher records.
Catherine Hardwicke trained as an architect at the University of Texas, and started in film as a production designer. She designed over 20 films, including Tombstone, Tank Girl, Three Kings, and Vanilla Sky. Hardwicke's debut as a feature film co-writer and director was the Sundance award winning Thirteen. Made for under $2 million dollars, it garnered an Academy Award-nomination for Holly Hunter. She has since directed Lords of Dogtown, The Nativity Story, and most recently, Twilight.
Front Row Fanz is also having a Twilight Prize Pack Contest. The Grand Prize Winner receives a TW Soundtrack & other goodies. You have until Feb 22 to enter.
Go here to read the interview & for their contest info.
"Supanova 2009, explodes back into Melbourne Sat March 28 & Sun 29 March and Brisbane Sat April 4 & Sun 5 April with its usual brand of special guests, cool comps, fantastic retailers and cool exclusives from the worlds of sci-fi, fantasy, anime, gaming, comic-books and more!"
Peter Facinelli is scheduled to be there! For details click here.
"He is among the most successful novelists of the last several decades; so is she. He is known for writing blood-soaked tales filled with creepy monsters and supernatural beings; she dabbles in the realm of vampires, werewolves and bloodletting. So why is Stephen King hating on Stephenie Meyer?"
Read the article here.
I debated whether to post this or not. In Ryan's defense, I think he is just being sarcastic.
Miranda Cosgrove (I Carly) was on the Ryan Seacrest show yesterday. Ryan asked her if she has a crush on anyone & she says "Rob Pattinson". That's when Ryan *gasp* disses Rob. Listen in around 1:30.
So what do you think? Do you think Ryan Seacrest is just being sarcastic? Do you think it's haterade....maybe a little jealousy? LOL!
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Well, TheHDRoom is here to help! They have included release dates, retailers and all the extras that the Blu-Ray will have to offer in this article.
Now there's another choice some of you may have when decided which copy to purchase. Perhaps we should just get one of each!
In this 2007 clip, Stephenie Meyer is in "the alley" in Volterra, Italy. Can't you just feel Edward watching this! It's so exciting that New Moon will be filming in Volterra!
If you haven't seen the Twilighters interview from Volterra with Stephenie go here for part one & here for part two.
USA Weekend has an interview with Stephen King. In it, he comments on several authors, including Stephenie Meyer & J.K. Rowling.
"Both Rowling and Meyer, they’re speaking directly to young people. ...The real difference is that Jo Rowling is a terrific writer and Stephenie Meyer can't write worth a darn. She's not very good."
"People are attracted by the stories, by the pace and in the case of Stephenie Meyer, it's very clear that she's writing to a whole generation of girls and opening up kind of a safe joining of love and sex in those books. It's exciting and it's thrilling and it's not particularly threatening because they're not overtly sexual. A lot of the physical side of it is conveyed in things like the vampire will touch her forearm or run a hand over skin, and she just flushes all hot and cold. And for girls, that's a shorthand for all the feelings that they're not ready to deal with yet."
Read more here.
**Millions of readers of all ages & myself think your an amazing writer Stephenie!!!
According to Variety, the Twilight sequel, New Moon, will shoot in the ancient Tuscan city of Volterra for two weeks in May.
"Eagle Pictures, which released Twilight locally, announced on Tuesday that it has reupped with Summit Entertainment for the sequel, which will shoot in the ancient Tuscan city of Volterra for two weeks in May."
Also, New Moon will open in Italy Nov 20th, the same day as the US release.
Read the article here.
"A few weeks before the late November release of Summit's box office smash "Twilight," the company headed by Patrick Wachsberger and Rob Friedman, was approached by Lionsgate about a potential merger. Lionsgate, well aware of the teen vampire film's hot pre-release buzz, made an offer for Summit but was rebuffed because the price was too low."
Basically the article says Summit & Lions Gate aren't merging, at least not yet. The idea was discussed but nothing is happening. According to the article:
"The idea has been broached, according to insiders, but nothing is cooking. Such a corporate marriage, were it to happen, would unite a suddenly hot movie production company with Hollywood's leading independent movie and TV studio, which is behind the "Saw" and "Tyler Perry" franchises."
"Lionsgate and Summit, which are located right around the corner from each other in Santa Monica, say privately that there have been no formal talks since last fall. That's not to say that Lionsgate Chief Executive Jon Feltheimer and Summit's Friedman, who are golfing buddies, would never discuss it between rounds. Who knows?"
Read the entire LA Times article here.
Also from Nikki Finke's Deadline Hollywood:
"Now I've confirmed that the merger talks are old news and took place before Summit's Twilight hit big. As one of my sources tells me, "Those discussions went on at the end of the summer and beginning of September. Nothing came of it as Summit started to realize how big Twilight would be.""