In Robert Pattinson's latest movie, Bel Ami, it's clear that his character is nothing like Twilight's loyal and honest Edward. In a recent interview with the Herald Scotland, Pattinson was asked what Edward Cullen would think of Georges Duroy and declared "Edward so wouldn't approve!"
While the moody vampire, Edward, is decidedly a one-woman man, the 19th-century cad, George Duroy, seduces one lady after another. Or as Pattinson described it: "Christina Ricci, Uma Thurman, and Kristen Scott Thomas... And I sleep with all of them." more from RPatz on his characters >> Posted 02.07.12 by Mandy
For many Twilight fans the question isn't are you going to buy the The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 DVD when it's released this weekend, but which edition do you have your sights on? We've got good news if you're eyeing the "Bella's Wedding Special Edition." We're giving away five copies of this Walmart-exclusive version, which features collectible wedding dress packaging, a fabric poster of Bella and Edward's big day, and music videos from Bruno Mars and Christina Perri.
Better yet, each DVD winner will also get a copy of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 soundtrack signed by The Belle Brigade, whose "I Didn't Mean It" is track 8. The contest is open to US residents only who are at least 13 years of age. You can enter daily, but hurry since the contest ends Friday, February 10, at 11AM PT.Enter The Breaking Dawn DVD + Soundtrack Giveaway >> Posted 02.06.12 by reelz
The "big game" is on its way. Far more exciting, the Super Bowl commercials are starting to hit the web. While it seems unlikely that anything will be more exciting than the Ferris Bueller commercial that's been teased, there's a new Twilight-inspired commercial that is pretty hilarious.
There's no direct association to the book and movie franchise, other than vampires with crazy contacts that can run really quickly up trees. And that where they're hanging out looks a lot like Edward and Bella's neighborhood. At first it seems strange that Audi would make a commercial that's reminiscent of a franchise that plugs Volvo... and then it all makes sense. watch the Super Bowl commercial >> Posted 01.27.12 by Mandy
As of this weekend, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 broke the $700M mark at the box office, and it's closing in on New Moon to become the highest grossing pic in the franchise.
Summit and Lionsgate, already busy counting un-hatched chickens, reportedly made the official announcement that Breaking Dawn - Part 1 will have the top spot, even though it still has several million to go to actually pass New Moon which eventually hit $709.8M worldwide. Breaking Dawn has $8.62M to go to catch up.
Adding fuel to the speculation, Breaking Dawn - Part 1 has had the strongest foreign box office sales so far, and has yet to open in Japan and China... though New Moon only hit $1.9M in Japan, so Japan's numbers alone probably won't be enough to close the gap completely.
Whether Breaking Dawn - Part 1 comes out on top or not, it's clear that it's a huge hit, and hopefully that means that the saga will continue. Posted 01.23.12 by Mandy
Twilight author Stephenie Meyer has been decidedly coy about the possible continuation of the extremely popular series. While she has stated that Breaking Dawn was the last chapter of Bella and Edward's story, she's left the possibility of continuing other characters' stories wide open.
The continuation of the series was brought up again after Lions Gate acquired Summit Entertainment, the studio that made all five Twilight movies. The L.A. Times reported on Friday that when asked if the series could be continued, Jon Felthmier, the CEO of Lions Gate, replied "Boy I hope so."
It sounds like Meyer's supernatural world is bound to live on in some form or another. Considering all the new characters introduced in the second part of the Breaking Dawn alone, there are plenty of story lines to choose from. There are some obvious candidates that the story could follow (the Cullens, the Uley Wolf Pack), but some less obvious choices seem a little more interesting to explore. Here is a list of a few characters we'd like to know more about. Who's on the list? Posted 01.18.12 by Mandy
The biggest release party for Breaking Dawn - Part 1 is happening at an unexpected venue. In nearly 500 stores across the US on February 10th, Target will host a DVD-Blu-ray party that includes a glimpse of Breaking Dawn - Part 2. The event will start at 11 PM with Breaking Dawn Part - 1 available for purchase at midnight, February 11.
Fans will have to be present at the party to see the glimpse of the fifth Twilight movie, because it is not included in the DVD special features. The Target exclusive Limited-Collector's Edition DVD does include something else special though. Authentic prop flowers from the wedding scene are included in the set, giving fans a party favor from Bella and Edward's big day. Posted 01.18.12 by Mandy
A new exhibition is opening this week at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian called “Behind the Scenes: The Real Story of the Quileute Wolves," and the museum points out that "the tribe's heritage does not include werewolves." Maybe Stephenie Meyer's Twilight saga isn't based on a true story after all.
The exhibition will showcase 23 rare works of Quileute art including headresses, rattles, baskets, and more. There are also historic drawings from the early 20th century made by teens who attended the Quileute Day School at Mora, WA (near Jacob Black's hometown, La Push). The events depicted in the teens' drawings include wolf ritual dances, shamanistic performances, and whaling scenes, but the drawings apparently do not include any scenes of brutal fights against sparkly-skinned vampires.
The exhibition does acknowledge Twilight, and the influence the franchise has had on the tribe. In a twelve-minute looped video that is part of the exhibit, topics of oral histories and cultural traditions are discussed, as well as interviews where tribal members and teens discuss the Twilight phenomenon.
The exhibition, organized by the Quileute Nation, has already run at the Seattle Art Museum, and will run at the Smithsonian from January 13, 2012 through May 9, 2012. Posted 01.09.12 by Mandy
Anybody who needs a date for Valentine's Day is going to have some options. Edward and Jacob will both be available.
Yesterday, an announcement was made on the Twilight Saga's official Facebook page that Breaking Dawn - Part 1 will be released on DVD and Blu-ray Saturday, February 11. While most new releases hit the shelves on Tuesdays or Fridays, it seems that Summit Entertainment wants to make sure all of the series fans will be able to make it to a midnight release party, making Saturday a perfect choice.
According to Collider, the 2-Disc Special Edition set will include special features such as a six-part "Making Of" documentary, Bella and Edward's Wedding video, commentary from director Bill Condon, and fast-forward features that will take you straight to the best Edward (Robert Pattinson) scenes or Jacob (Taylor Lautner) scenes in the movie. The only thing that could make it better were if a handsome vampire delivered the movie straight to your door. Posted 01.04.12 by Mandy
|Title ||Weekend ||Total ||Analysis |
|The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 ||$16.9M ||$247.3M ||Now #4 for 2011, surpassing Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides |
|The Muppets ||$11.2M ||$56.1M ||62% drop makes Statler and Waldorf grumpy |
|Hugo ||$7.6M ||$25.2M ||Getting traction in 2nd week of release, up two spots |
|Arthur Christmas ||$7.4M ||$25.3M ||Fading after last week's weak opening |
|Happy Feet Two ||$6M ||$51.8M ||Sequel continues to disappoint |
Posted 12.05.11 by reelz
Becoming the ninth film of 2011 to have grossed $500 mill worldwide in twelve days, Breaking Dawn Part 1 has surpassed many expectations. Eleven other films also hit $220 million in North America in just ten days, but the numbers still deem impressive to the Twilight Saga. With $223.4 million domestically and $285 million internationally, Breaking Dawn has definitely done Summit Entertainment proud, and the Co-chairmen of Summit, Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger, had something to say about it.
We couldn't be more pleased with the success of this film and a franchise that the fans have continued to support over the past several years. Thank you to all involved with the films from the actors, filmmakers and Stephenie Meyer to the most important group of all, the global fan base that continues to drive a desire for more Edward, Jacob and Bella
Even though New Moon continues to carry the crown as far as Twilight box office success goes, with a domestic earning of $233 million at the same point in North America, Breaking Dawn is managing to out do the third movie to the saga, Eclipse. This may be a breakthrough for the movie, but there is still a significant amount of time before the movie is out of theaters. Posted 12.01.11 by reelz