By Craig Flaster
Peter Facinelli became a young adult heartthrob with his role as Carlisle Cullen in "The Twilight Saga," but now is adding an unexpected twist to his resume: comic book creator.
"I can't believe that I actually have a comic book that I created out there now," said Facinelli about his comic, "Protocol: Orphans."
The series follows the exploits of orphans who have been taken by the government and trained as part of a special program to have superhuman-like abilities.
Facinelli's love affair with comic books began at an early age, as he followed the adventures of a fellow Peter: Peter Parker. "I grew up reading "Spider-Man," he said. "He was from Queens, I was from Queens. His name's Peter, my name's Peter....we had a lot of similarities."
For her follow-up to the first "Twilight" movie, director Catherine Hardwicke didn't stray too far from the paranormal romance genre with "Red Riding Hood." Since that movie was — let's call it — less than successful, it comes as no surprising that Hardwicke is going in a different direction for her next movie. But she's hanging onto the love triangle.
"Plush," her new film starring Emily Browning and "Twilight" baddie Cam Gigandet, just debuted its first trailer, giving us a look at Hardwicke's twisted take on the world of rock and roll.
In the film, which hits theaters this week and debuts on DVD next month, Browning plays a rocker that faces the challenges of producing another hit. Things get even more complicated when she hires a sexy new guitarist and begins to get mysterious packages from an apparently obsessed fan.
Check out the trailer after the jump!
Whenever a young actor is a part of an enormously popular series of films, "The Twlight Saga" for example," the public keeps a close eye on what they do after the series ends, usually expecting big things. Rob and Kristen for the most part have gone off, following their own independent spirits, to low budget art films, but we have not heard too much from the rest of the cast, leaving the franchise without another true breakout star, until now.
That's because Mackenzie Foy, the young actress who played Renesmee Cullen, is the real breakout star from "Twilight."
You may have not heard too much from Mackenzie since "Breaking Dawn - Part 2's" head-rippingly exciting finale, but with a new movie, "The Conjuring," opening this week and a high-profile gig just announced, Foy is well on her way.
The love story of Shovelface and Mouth Breather comes to an end in the final installment of Honest Trailer's take on "The Twilight Saga," "Breaking Dawn." The hilarious takedown of the final two "Twilight" movies doesn't just mock Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, but also the Cullens, the "Snow Dogs" and the fact that vampires don't even sparkle in the sunlight anymore. Hey, that's a good point!
The funniest parts come from the Honest Trailers montage of all of "Breaking Dawn's" stares, the need for four different chess games and KStew's inability to apply toothpaste to a toothbrush. Yes, really, it happened. Check out the video after the jump!
Xan Cassavetes — daughter of famed moviemaking couple director John Cassavetes and actress Gena Rowlands — seems to have been inspired by the sexy and twisted vampire films from the 1970s for her new movie "Kiss of the Damned." The cool, contemporary take on bloodsucking fiends tells the story of one vamp falling in love with a human, but the relationship is threatened when the undead woman's wild sister shows up.
The entire vampire community also becomes endangered thanks to the troublemaker's pathological personality. The red band trailer that popped up on Yahoo! this week reveals a very retro, erotic vibe. Look for "Kiss of the Damned" on iTunes/On Demand March 28, or see it in theaters May 3. We vote you whet your appetite in the meantime by watching this NSFW trailer.
Check out the trailer (and the rest of Horror Bites) after the jump!
Before we say anything else, there's something that must be said. Yes, we are MTV, the same MTV that, for the past five years, has heaped Golden Popcorn onto "The Twilight Saga," an otherwise award-less franchise. (Hey, sorry for giving our audience what they want, right?) We've been a home for wayward Twi-hards from the very beginning, but before you dismiss what we have to say, hear us out.
"Breaking Dawn - Part 2" simply did not deserve the public shaming at the hands of the Razzies, who officially announced their Worst Achievement in Film nominees today.
The anti-Academy Awards, which traditionally announce their nominees a day before their unironic counterpart, unleashed 11 nominations for Golden Raspberries onto the fifth "Twilight" film, despite there only being ten categories. The closest contender, "That's My Boy," only managed to fail to the tune of eight nominations.
If you are one of the many people afflicted with the "Twilight Saga" blues, then we have just the cure for you. The brilliant minds behind Bad Lip Reading videos have tackled the "Twilight Saga" yet again, and have created some of their best work yet.
Taking some of the most emotional moments from the "Twilight" series and turning them into some of its funniest is no easy feat, but the lip reading experts manage to do so with flying colors here. Just what were Edward and Bella talking about when he was leaving her in "New Moon" if it wasn't about her taking her rabbit to the vet? And remember that time when Bella crashed Jacob's dirt bike because she ran over a gummy bear? Yeah, those were some of our favorite scenes too. Check out the video after the jump.
MTV News has been covering "The Twilight Saga" for a very long time, and news correspondent/"After Hours" host Josh Horowitz has been there for most of it. He already wrote a long thank-you letter to the series for all its done for him professionally, but that wasn't enough for Horowitz. No, he also wanted to make sure that he checked off every item on his "Twilight" bucket by the time the "Breaking Dawn -- Part 2" premiere was over.
Could he do it? Did he get drunk with the cast? Have prolonged physical contact with some of our favorite actors? Provoke startling revelations from those he spoke with? Well, you'll just have to watch the above video to find out. Once you're done, please continue to mourn the fact that there won't be any more "Twilight"-themed "After Hours" just like you have been doing all weekend.
What is on your "Twilight Saga" bucket list? Tell us in the comments section below or on Twitter!
FROM MTV NEWS
"The Twilight Saga" went out with a bang this past weekend, when "Breaking Dawn - Part 2" debuted with $141.3 million, making the eight biggest opening weekend of all time. That figure just nearly missed the record for the series, which still belongs to "New Moon" with $142.8 million.
But not every major box office story of the weekend had to do with vampires and werewolves. James Bond continued his big screen conquest with "Skyfall." The 23rd film in the 50-year-old series added $41 million to its domestic gross, enough to send it over the top as the highest earning entry in the series so far.
"Lincoln" expanded to 1,775 theaters and took its high per-screen average with it, making $21 million over the weekend.
Head to MTV News for your complete box office recap.
It's easy to joke that "Twilight" is nothing but the characters giving each other very serious stares, but it's not until you edit them all together that you realize how much staring their really is.
The folks over at Film.com have made a supercut of all of the time Edward Cullen stares very intensely. (Spoiler alert: He does it many, many times.)