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?

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Is it June yet?

MyNever





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





Twilight Trivia Challenge

30 10 2009

UPDATE: A POLL HAS BEEN ADDED TO THIS POST! Be sure to vote!

My friends and I went through a phase where we would randomly quiz each other with the hardest Twilight questions we could come up with because none of the trivia quizzes out there were hard enough (We were seriously, seriously obsessed. Wait, what am I saying? We ARE seriously, seriously obsessed.)

So here I present you with the fruits of our labor, as well as some questions that I personally deem less difficult, for those who have just discovered the series and haven’t read them a hundred times yet 🙂

1. In what order did the werewolves discover their abilities? Sam…2nd?

2. By the end of the series, how many wolves had imprinted?

3. Who did each wolf imprint on?

4. In what order did they imprint?

5. What is the first “injury” Edward sees Bella get?

6. What is the first blonde joke Jake tells Rose in Breaking Dawn?

7. What color were Edward’s human eyes?

8. What is Bella’s deceased grandmother’s name?

9. When is Bella’s birthday?

10. When is Edward’s birthday?

11. What is Alice’s real name?

12. How many humans has Rosalie killed?

13. Who first realized Sam Uley was a werewolf?

14. Where did Stephenie Meyer get the idea for Twilight?

Good Luck!! Comment with your answers!

Answers will be posted SATURDAY to give everyone time to think them over. No cheating! 😉

I think I am going to make this a regular feature, so if you have an good trivia questions you want to share, shoot me an email (isawforeverinmynever@yahoo.com)! Also, I’m going to do a series of posts showing some love for the rest of the Cullens that tend to get overshadowed by the amazing Edward. Vote for which Cullen should be my first topic! Comment with the reasons WHY you love them!

Also, the special post I mentioned via Twitter should be up by the early next week, so keep an eye out! And don’t forget to follow on Twitter and friend on Facebook (Isawforever Inmynever)!

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Thanks for reading and, as always, lots of TwiLove,

My Never

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Scream Awards

28 10 2009

As I’m sure many of you know, the Spike TV Scream Awards aired last night. Here’s a recap:

Twilight” won for Best Fantasy Film

Robert Pattinson won for Best Fantasy Actor

Kristen Stewart won for Best Fantasy Actress

Taylor Lautner won for Best Male Breakout Performance

 

Here’s some footage from the show:

Taylor accepting Best Fantasy Movie for “Twilight”:

Behind-the-scenes werewolf action:

TLaut Interviews from Scream Awards:

Some delicious TLaut pics from the show:

So what did you guys think of last night’s show? Any favorite moments? Talk about it in the comments and be sure to follow on Twitter!

Screamingly yours,

My Never

PS – Check out the EXTENDED Kiss Me Scene from “New Moon”!

PPS – 23 Days!!!





News Wrap

25 10 2009

With the release of “New Moon” fast approaching, the media coverage is getting more and more intense. So today I thought I’d do a wrap-up of the bits of news flying across the internet so that you diehard Twihards can spend less time scouring Google for news and more time watching that transformation clip over and over and over….

First things first – there are rumors flying that “New Moon” has been leaked in its entirety. From everything I’ve heard, this is not true. Don’t click the links because you’ll probably get a virus!!!

On a more exciting note, the “New Moon” cast is going on a promotional tour!!

The dates are as follows:

THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON cast tour will visit the following mall locations:
November 6 – Hollywood & Highland Center (Los Angeles, CA) *
November 8 – Park Meadows (Denver, CO)
November 9 – Natick Collection (Boston, MA) *
November 9 –Mall Location TBD – Check hottopic.com for update (Chicago, IL) *
November 9 – Fair Oaks Mall (Washington, DC)
November 10 – Houston Galleria (Houston, TX)
November 11 – Mall of America (Minneapolis, MN) *
November 11 – Cherry Hill Mall (Philadelphia, PA) *
November 11 – Stonestown Galleria (San Francisco, CA)
November 12 – Mall of Georgia (Atlanta, GA)
November 12 – Westfield Southcenter (Seattle, WA) *
November 13 – Dadeland Mall (Miami, FL)
November 13 – Scottsdale Fashion Square (Phoenix, AZ)
November 14 – Fashion Place (Salt Lake City, UT) *
November 19 – Times Square (New York, NY)
*Denotes a performance by a band featured on THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON soundtrack.

For more information, click here.

Also, @Twilight has released the Eclipse title treatment via TwitPic!

Eclipse Title Treatment

@Twilight tweeted about a couple of “New Moon” contests!

The first is sponsored by Torrid and runs October 23-November 15. The grand prize is a trip to Forks!! Go here to enter!

The second is sponsored by Nordstrom and ends on November 2. The grand prize is a trip for you and a friend to the LA premiere of “New Moon” with the cast on November 16! Go here to enter!

And, as if enough footage hasn’t been released/leaked, some of the cast are set to premiere brand-new footage at MTV’s Halloween Fest on October 30th 9/8 central.

KStew, RPattz, TLaut, NReed, KLutz and AGreene are all scheduled to appear.

Speaking of released footage, some new TV spots debuted this week.

(Um, wtf is up with Edward’s face CRACKING?!)

According to David Slade’s twitter, filming on “Eclipse” has wrapped for several actors and “its getting a lot less crowded in Forks.”

He says all shooting should be complete in few days, but there’s still 8 months of post-production ahead. Among the actors heading home are Elizabeth Reaser (Esme), Anna Kendrick (Jessica) and Christian Serratos (Angela).

And, finally, for some eye candy head here and here for some TLaut and KLutz deliciousness 😉

Hope everyone is having a TwiTastic weekend! Head over to Twitter to follow and check out the awesome new background! And please comment on the blog post – I’d love to hear your thoughts!

TwiLove,

MyNever





Parodies

24 10 2009

Let’s face it. Some of the trailers can be pretty silly. One that stands out in my mind is the very first one released – where Jazz comes leaping across the room in slooooow moooootion and Edward leaps sloooooowly in front of Bella and…well, you get the idea. Ever since then, parodies of the trailers (and movies) have been cropping up all over the interet, and some of them are pretty damn funny, even to a diehard Twihard like me. So here, for your viewing pleasure, are some of the better parodies out there. Enjoy! (27 DAYS TILL NEW MOON!!!!)

Jimmy Kimmel Live (Wait for it, wait for it…)


Possibly my favorite of them all…

The Jacob parts of this one are the greatest lol!

Here’s one with some ridiculously appropriate music-overs:

Twilight and High School Musical have a lovechild:

Twilight the Puppet Saga

I include this one solely because it includes the phrase “man meats”…

Hope you got as much amusement out of those as I did! Be sure to comment with your thoughts and don’t forget to follow on Twitter!

TwiLove,

MyNever