New Eclipse stills!

30 03 2010

Dearest Twihards,

We have some new Eclipse stills!

Photo: Kimberly French (c) Summit Ent. 2010

So let’s talk about what’s going on in the picture above. First of all, as many have noted – Jasper’s hair (at least, I THINK that’s Jasper…it’s so hard to tell with him looking all girly like that) has managed to get WORSE. Who even knew that was possible??? I’m afraid to see what it looks like by the time we get to Breaking Dawn. I KNOW the real Alice wouldn’t let him get away with a ‘do like that…

On another note, what scene do you think this is? The fight with the newborns? Is that why they’re all color-coordinated? Like team jerseys? If so, do the wolves have blue doggie jerseys? Aww 🙂 Or maybe this is just David Slade paying homage to Cathy’s (over)usage of the color blue (on EVERYthing) in the first film. Who knows? I’m not going to ask him. Dude’s scary.

Photo: Kimberly French (c) Summit

Nooooow we’re talkin’ 🙂 We all know what scene this is – the Legends of the Bonfire (lolz jk). Look at Taycob gettin’ all serious about his wolfy heritage. Boy looks hotttt. Kristen, on the other hand…what is UP with the hair in this movie?! Check out that wacko hairline. Poor Kristen, we know it’s not your fault. Other than that though, you look beautiful babe. I’d kill for skin that clear. She looks a little revolted though…you think Paul just swallowed a cow whole? (And live? Ew.)

What I don’t know is how the girl is resisting grabbing onto that musclebound hunk of man-arm RIGHT BESIDE her shoulder. Willpower.

Photo: Kimberly French (c) Summit

AHA FINALLY – GREAT HAIR! Seriously, everyone in this scene has it going ON upstairs. Kristen has no wacky hairlines, Rob’s little perfectly coiffed curl sticking out front (no that’s not a euphemism) and Taylor…well, now that they stopped using that godawful wig, he’s pretty much good to go. Question though – is Kristen really THAT much smaller than BOTH of them? Or do they have TayTay standing on a box? ‘Cause the KStew looks friggin’ TINY in this pic! So, now, what scene is this? Edward looks a little pissed…Kristen looks wide-eyed (what a shock) and Taycob looks…like the sun’s in his eyes lol (Or maybe he got blinded by Edward’s sparkles ;-)). Looks like they’re outside of Bella’s house. I want to say that it’s the “Sounds about right, pup” scene, BUT Bella isn’t clutching her hand from werewolf-punching (really, why would you punch something that fine? Why? You can kiss me any time, honey. …though I will admit that seeing Kristen punch Taylor is going to be EPIC.) I’m drawing a blank. Help me out guys – what scene do you think this is?

(Thanks to Examiner.com!)

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Is it June yet?

MyNever





News & Stuff

27 01 2010

Hey guys!

Sorry I’ve been MIA so long. Life is crazy, and posting is more time consuming than I would have believed, so it’s going to be less frequent now, but I will still post from time to time! I also tweet pretty frequently, so follow me here.

Anyway, a few news updates.

The New Moon DVD is available for preorder and has a release date of March 20, 2010. If you preorder on Amazon, they’ll give you a refund if the price goes down before the release date.

Also coming to DVD March 20, 2010 is the documentary of the real town of Forks called “Twilight in Forks: Saga of the Real Town.” It is also available for preorder.

Here’s the trailer:

The release date for the first Twilight graphic novel has also been revealed: March 16, 2010! There is a press release on Stephenie Meyer’s website under January 20th.

The Hillywood Show (aka my heroes) have released their New Moon Parody! It’s AMAZING. Check it out:

Also, here’s some behind-the-scenes footage from their Twilight Parody:

In unrelated but related news, have you guys seen the online show I Heart Vampires? I LOVE it. It has a lot of Twilight references, in my opinion, too. These two girls are in love with this book series about vampires & have a vlog about it. Someone emails them the first chapters of an unreleased book in the series and they share it with their fans. Then, all hell breaks loose (sound familiar?) You can watch it here.

You can also read the first five chapters of the fake series here. Trust me, it’s awesome! I’m dying for more!

Finally, Ashley Greene (aka Alice aka amazing) tweeted about Teens For Jeans, which is helping homeless teens in Haiti. You can donate jeans to any Aeropostale store through Feb 14. There are also lots of other charities helping out in Haiti – go here for more information. Please guys, let’s do all we can.

Well, that’s all from me for now! I’ll do another Cullen Lovin’ post on the remaining two (Carlisle & Esme) as soon as I can! I also have some love to show for some non-Cullen characters. Keep an eye on my twitter for updates!

Also, I am officially affiliated with the blog that started it all – Letters to Twilight. I’ve also affiliated with Edward’s Meadow! Check out their links on the Affiliates page!

Also, if anyone has emailed me, I’ll get back to you soon! I am sooo behind.

Oh, and of course – 15 days till Taylor Lautner’s birthday!

Twilove,

My Never





Parodies Part 3

19 11 2009

LESS THAN 24 HOURS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

New Moon quote-of-the-day: “Before you, Bella, my life was like a moonless night. Very dark, but there were stars—points of light and reason… And then you shot across my sky like a meteor. Suddenly everything was on fire; there was brilliancy, there was beauty. When you were gone, when the meteor had fallen over the horizon, everything went black. Nothing had changed, but my eyes were blinded by the light. I couldn’t see the stars anymore. And there was no more reason for anything.” –Edward, Chapter 23

To tide you over till then, I bring you another installment of parodies from my new favorite site Take180.

But first, the hilarious Moviefone Unscripted interview with TLaut, RPattz, and Chris Weitz:

And, a hilarious UNCENSORED (Warning – tons of cursing) interview with the New Moon cast:

Now, on to the parodies. I should warn you, these parodies are different than the usual ones – they parody the actors. This is not a hater post – but let’s face it, we all know Rob’s hair is crazy, Taylor’s six-pack has taken on a life of its own, and Kristen stutters. It’s a fact of life in the Twilight world, so I think we can poke some good-natured fun at them.

Tom Cruise auditions for New Moon:

Taylor’s abs speak for themselves:

KStew discusses her special style of acting:

Rob talks about The Hair:

Rob talks about driving women wild:

And, finally, about letting his sisters dress him up as “Claudia” (which is a true story, btw):

Remember to practice your deep breathing exercises in these final hours! The day has come at last! Prepare to squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!

Squeeee,

My Never

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Videos, Videos and more Videos!

17 11 2009

2 Days!!!!

New Moon quote-of-the-day: “It will be as if I’d never existed.” –Edward, Chapter 2 (and everyone’s heart breaks simultaneously)

UPDATE: More Access Hollywood interviews are available here. (Including Peter Facinelli and his wife acting out New Moon with the New Moon barbies….yeah lol)

Last night was the Hollywood premiere of NEW MOON!!!! Here are some videos from last night:

Rob interview with Access Hollywood:

Access Hollywood with Taylor (which was hilarious, I might add):

The KStew with Access Hollywood:

A REALLY sweet and touching moment with RPattz & a fan:

Rob answering the cookie question & another question about the film:

Jamie Campbell Bower on the red carpet:

(Shoutout to the Twilight Facebook and The Twilight Guy for the vid!)

And, of course, our goddess, the one and only Stephenie Meyer, rockin’ it on the red carpet:

(Again, shoutout to Twilight Facebook & The Twilight Guy!)

(Yesssss, there *needs* to be some Blue October on the soundtracks! Justin Furstenfeld is a god!)

Yesterday was also a day of TV appearances:

TLaut on Leno (EPIC): (Part 2 also features new New Moon footage!)

Dakota Fanning on Ellen: (She gets the bejeezes scared out of her by…what else? A vampire LOL):

Stephenie also posted the answers to some fan questions about New Moon on her site! I HIGHLY recommend you read them! Steph is amazing and hilarious! Plus, she talks Midnight Sun!

You can also watch extra footage from her Oprah interview from Friday here.

I still need to do my Cullen Lovin’ post for Carlisle and Esme! Let me know why you love them!

2 DAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My Never

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PPS – I found some more parodies! Keep an eye out for them sometime this week!





The Twilight Effect

13 11 2009

6 days!!!

New Moon Quote-of-the-day: “Here’s to responsibility twice a week, and recklessness every day in between.” –Jake, Chapter 7

If you missed Stephenie Meyer on Oprah today, you can watch it here. On Monday (Nov 16), don’t miss Kristen Stewart on The Tonight Show, Taylor Lautner on The Jay Leno Show and Dakota Fanning on Ellen!

Hollywood believes that the masses prefer familiar plots and characters, so that they can get easy entertainment without putting too much effort into it. This theory does have some sense to it – this is the generation of instant gratification. God forbid we read a book when we can get a quick shot of entertainment in the form of a 30 minute TV show or two-hour movie. This same mindset appears to go into the production of the plethora of remakes and book adaptations that fill the silver screen year-round. One is hard pressed to find a movie today that isn’t a remake, sequel or book adaption – or sometimes a combination of all three – and it can be argued that this methodology has gotten out of control. The number of sequels in certain franchises has reached astronomical levels. Sam Raimi has signed on to direct the fourth and fifth installments of the Spiderman franchise. Saw 6 came out in October, Rambo 5 is in the works for 2011, with the possibility of a Rambo 6 to follow at a later date. DenOfGeek.com also speculates that, following the success of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, there will certainly be a fifth installment in the franchise. A fourth and fifth Shrek film have also been confirmed. Virtually every successful movie produced today is followed by at least one sequel. Even movies that were really intended to be a holiday one-hit-wonder and weren’t created with a sequel in mind, such as the Christmas event film Alvin and the Chipmunks, have fallen prey to Hollywood’s penchant for recycling. Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel hits theatres Christmas 2009.

Furthermore, it seems no film is off-limits, no matter how long it has been since the original was released. According to DenOfGeek.com, the 80’s cult classic Heathers has a sequel in the works, though no release date has been set. For series based on books or comic books that have a set number of installments and thus a finite potential for sequels, Hollywood has resorted to making prequels, such as The Hobbit, which precedes the enormously successful Lord of the Rings trilogy, and X-Men Origins: Wolverine, prequel to the successful X-Men franchise.

The decision to adapt The Hobbit for the silver screen points to another trend: Book adaptations have run rampant. According to ChasingTheFrog.com, 30 novels a year are adapted for the big screen. In recent years, the number has far exceeded the average. About.com reports that in 2006, 50 books were made into movies, and in 2007 that number rose to 70. Some of the better-known adaptations include the Harry Potter series, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, and, more recently, the Twilight Saga. These adaptations prove what the movie industry is only just beginning to realize – fantasy novels, an underappreciated genre in written form, make excellent movie fodder. The appeal of book adaptations is understandable – books already have preexisting fan bases that are certain to turn out at theatres to support the movie version of their favorite book. Plus, many action or fantasy novels are geared toward special effects and sequels, which are two key ingredients in the Hollywood formula for success.

However, it is often the case that movie incarnations of popular novels are inferior to the print version, which serves to outrage loyal fans rather than win them over, but incensed fans are not enough to stop the Hollywood’s production machine if they think they can make a buck or two. In what EW.com has dubbed the “Twilight Effect,” a slew of similar book-to-film adaptations are on deck for upcoming years, such as James Patterson’s teen-oriented Maximum Ride series, because the Twilight film, based on author Stephenie Meyer’s bestselling novel of the same name, has done for the fantasy genre what Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey did for science fiction. The teen hit also proved to Hollywood what, deep down, they’ve known for years: If a movie can draw in a teenage audience, the demographic with the most free time and disposable income, it’s sure to be a smash hit.

However, Hollywood has recently started to dip into genres and books less appealing to the teenage crowd, as well as less well-suited to franchises, action thrillers, and special effects. The film incarnation of Jodi Picoult’s popular novel My Sister’s Keeper premiered last June. While the film featured a blockbuster cast of Cameron Diaz, Abigail Breslin, Alec Baldwin and Joan Cusack, the story of a young girl battling cancer and her sister’s fight for the control of her own body is not typical summer blockbuster fare. Hollywood has even gone so far as to turn a children’s bedtime story book into a film set for released in October: Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. This is not the first time this particular book has been adapted for the big screen; another version was released in 1973. Nor is this a record for remakes. Many films have been remade multiple times, most frequently films who have their origin in classic novels. For example, IMDb.com shows that Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte has been adapted as a movie four times, not counting multiple made-for-TV versions, and is set for yet another remake in 2010. The same is true of Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre, which is set for an eighth remake in 2011.

Films based on classic books are not the only genre in danger of being remade these days. Hollywood has now turned its eye towards cult classic films, such as Footloose, Fame, Dirty Dancing and even The Rocky Horror Picture Show, which all beg the question: Is nothing sacred? One would be hard-pressed to find a film that doesn’t have roots in a novel or previous film, or sometimes both. It was once said that there is nothing new under the sun, and in today’s Hollywood it rings truer than ever. In fact, the only original cinematic attractions in modern Hollywood are the movies full of gross or ridiculous humor, such as You Don’t Mess With the Zohan, and the movies that mock other films, such as the Scary Movie franchise. However, even these movies draw upon the films they parody.

In short, Hollywood today isn’t producing anything that’s going to last. Hollywood’s Golden Age seems to be over – the age of stars like Humphrey Bogart and Audrey Hepburn, whose films are still favorites with modern audiences. But this phenomenon isn’t isolated to just the film industry. The modern age also isn’t producing lasting literature comparable to that of Charles Dickens and Jane Austen, or revolutionary music like the Beatles, who still have die-hard fans, even though two of the band members are dead. Perhaps Hollywood is not the only problem; perhaps modern audiences are demanding less by repeatedly shelling out 10 bucks to see the same film they’ve seen a hundred times before, packaged under a different title. Nevertheless, Hollywood cannot be completely absolved. Film studios, producers and directors have found a formula that works and don’t want to risk their financial security in these uncertain times by generating radical or revolutionary films that have the potential of shocking or alienating audiences. But it’s been proven a hundred times before – the only way to make progress is to push boundaries and move into new territories that have never been charted before. Audiences will love it or hate it, but hey – at least they tried it.

What do you guys think of the “Twilight Effect”? Is it getting out of hand? I’m really starting to wish they’d leave my favorite series alone! They’re turning all my favorite books into sure-to-be-substandard adaptations. The Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld and the A Great and Terrible Beauty series by Libba Bray (both of which I highly recommend) are set to be adapted in 2011 and 2010, respectively. How do you guys feel about this recycling-gone-amok?  Discuss in the comments! Plus, don’t forget to follow on Twitter!

6 days!!!

My Never

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Parodies Part 2

8 11 2009

11 Days!!!

New Moon Quote-of-the-Day: “Romeo wouldn’t change his mind. That’s why people still remembered his name, always twined with hers: Romeo and Juliet. That’s why it was a good story. “Juliet gets dumped and ends up with Paris” would have never been a hit.” –Bella, Chapter 16

In  honor of Taylor Swift’s hilarious SNL performance last night, I thought it would be a good day for some parodies. If you missed it, here is her musical monologue in which she mentions “that werewolf from Twilight” 😉 And for the parody starters, here’s Taylor Swift’s Twilight parody from last night’s show:

Firelight

I think she would have made a good Bella, don’t you? Of course, then Bella would have ended up with Jake 😉

Unwanted, Undead or Alive

“On a vampire I ride” = priceless. (Shoutout to Jessica!)

Dimlight

The Twilight Before Christmas

Twilight-High School Musical

New Moon: The Musical

Twilight: The Music Video

Edward rapping? Really? I don’t even know where to begin…

Twilight Trailer Spoof

New Moon Trailer Spoof (The ending is what makes it worth it ;-))

 

Hope that gave you a good laugh! I know it did me 🙂 Don’t forget to comment and follow on Twitter! Interested in affiliating? Email me! isawforeverinmynever@yahoo.com

TwiLove,

My Never





Cullen Lovin’ Part 2: Jasper Hale

5 11 2009

14 Days!!!

 New Moon Quote-of-the-Day: “Attention is never a good thing, as any other accident-prone klutz would agree. No one wants a spotlight when they’re likely to fall on their face.” –Bella, Chapter 1

UPDATE: Here is a handy-dandy New Moon promo interviews TV guide!

Reasons to Love Jasper Hale

1. His nickname is Jazz. And that’s just awesome.

2. He can feel and contol your emotions.

Really, how awesome is that? Who hasn’t wished their boyfriend knew how they felt? With Jazz, it’s a reality 😉 And as long as he uses the emotion control thing for good and not evil, we’re set.

““And Jasper making you feel all warm and fuzzy about spilling your guts, don’t forget that.” — Bella, Twilight, Chapter 15

“You know how Jasper is – he can’t resist a good emotional climate. You’re so happy all the time, love, he gravitates toward you without thinking.” –Edward, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 27

3. He’s a good Southern gentleman.

“And you ducked your head, like a good Southern gentleman, and said, ‘I’m sorry, ma’am.'” –Alice, Eclipse, Chapter 13

4. He was a solder.

To quote an unrelated TV show: “Men are weak. Except for soldiers. Soldiers are sexy.” –Edna, Everwood

Who doesn’t love a man in uniform?

5. He has one badass history. See Eclipse Chapter 13.

“Jasper shows up, covered in battle scars, towing this little freak who greets them all by name, knows everything about them, and wants to know which room she can move into.” –Edward, Eclipse, Chapter 13

“It was hard to take my eyes off his ravaged neck and jaw — hard to believe that even a vampire could have survived so many sets of teeth ripping into his throat.

Instinctively, I tensed to defend myself. Any vampire who saw Jasper would have had the same reaction. The scars were like a lighted billboard. Dangerous, they screamed. How many vampires had tried to kill Jasper? Hundreds? Thousands? The same number that had died in the attempt.” –Bella, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 20

Who doesn’t love the bad boy?

6. But he’s also an overprotective fool. (Like someone else we know. Aww.)

“Overprotective fool.” — Alice (about Jasper, after he tried to keep her from having anyone to fight in the battle and ended up getting bitten), Eclipse, Chapter 25

7. He fights his thirst and suffers every day, for his love, Alice.

“After a century of instant gratification, I found self-discipline… challenging.” –Jasper, Eclipse, Chapter 13

“You held out your hand, and I took it without stopping to make sense of what I was doing. For the first time in almost a century, I felt hope.” –Jasper (To Alice), Eclipse, Chapter 13

8. He’s also just plain hella sweet.

“I can feel what you’re feeling now — and you are worth it.” –Jasper (To Bella), Twilight, Chapter 19

9. Jackson Rathbone and 100 Monkeys are basically pure awesome.

It doesn’t so much matter what he’s saying, but the boy’s voice is a panty-dropper:

And the baseball scene with the Jasper’s epic single line of the whole movie (Skip to 4:42 if you just want to hear the line without watching the whole clip):

Well, there’s today’s dose of Cullen Lovin’. What did I leave out? Why do YOU love Jasper? Discuss in the comments! And come back tomorrow for the Emmett installment of the Cullen Lovin’ Series!

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JazzySnazzy,

My Never

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