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This November, "The Twilight Saga" will come to an end, and with the newest teaser trailer for "Breaking Dawn - Part 2," it looks like it's going out with a bang.
As the Volturi get wind of little Renesmee Cullen from a resentful Maggie Grace, new vampire Bella Cullen must do whatever it takes to protect her family, and that involves introducing a lot of new vampires, including Lee Pace and Rami Malek.
We also get a fuller look at vampire Bella, who as Jacob says, like just like regular Bella. Renesmee, on the other hand, has stayed mostly hidden, aside from the fact that she was on the cover of Entertainment Weekly last week.
What did you think of the teaser trailer for "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2"? Let us know in the comments below and on Twitter!
If you read any of the reviews or box office reports from this weekend's reign of "The Hunger Games," you no doubt read some comparisons to "The Twilight Saga." Both are based on a series of YA novels with female leads, but how apt are those comparisons?
We've taken a look at the key elements of the two series and stacked them up against each other. It turns out that they are inherently different stories, despite what you've read this past weekend.
The similarities shared by "Twilight" and "The Hunger Games" begin with the actual novels behind the multi-million dollar franchises. Both Stephenie Meyer and Suzanne Collins struck gold with their first-person narrated novels, told from a young woman's point of view, and aimed at the young adult quadrant of readers. Meyer's books fell victim to complaints about poor writing from the outset, while Collins' trilogy puts the emphasis more on action and cliffhangers, instead of character-centered, supernatural melodrama.
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, there were no sexy vampires whose skin sparkled in the sunlight--and that's exactly how some fans prefer it. A new, unexpected rivalry seems to be heating up between two science fiction franchises against the "Twilight" series, and the person leading the charge is an equally unexpected party.
Get details on that new feud and more as we look around the blogosphere today!
Vampires and werewolves are apparently as popular as ever, seeing that "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1" is still the box office leader after three weekends in theaters. The first part of the "Twilight" conclusion netted $16.9 million this weekend for a $247.3 million domestic total to date. But there's no reason to be so green: "The Muppets" hung in there with a $11.2 million second place finish, bringing Kermit and friends up to $56.1 million total after two weekends.
Get the rest of the weekend box office results at MTV Movies!
It's not easy to find love in the city. Christy Carlson Romano, formerly known as Kim Possible and Ren on "Even Stevens," seems poised to learn that the hard way in this exclusive clip from "Loosies."
In the film, Peter Facinelli, who also wrote the script, stars as Bobby, a pick pocket who ends up in over his head. At a restaurant with Romano's character, Carmen, Bobby charms the young woman he supposedly helped with a lost wallet. When the bill comes and the credit card comes back denied, it looks like Bobby's luck may be running out.
FROM MTV MOVIES: "Twilight" fans raced to theaters faster than Jacob running to stop Bella and Edward's wedding and gave "Breaking Dawn - Part 1" the fifth-biggest opening weekend of all time.
The fourth film in the romantic vampires-and-werewolves phenomenon collected $139.5 million domestically (more than $30 million of which was from midnight showings early Friday) for an estimated $283.5 million worldwide haul.
"The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1" stands behind only "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2" ($169.2 million), "The Dark Knight" ($158.4 million), "Spider-Man 3" ($151.1 million) and 2009's "New Moon" ($169.2 million) on the all-time opening-weekend scorecard. It's worth noting that the "Twilight" grosses haven't relied on pricier 3-D or IMAX tickets like "Potter" or "Dark Knight." The new movie's numbers were within roughly 2 percent of the "New Moon" franchise best and helped propel the series' overall numbers past $2 billion worldwide.
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Even if you're not as smitten with "The Twilight Saga" as the legions of screaming tweens around the country currently skipping school to see "Breaking Dawn – Part 1," the movie might be worth checking out just for the bananas birth scene at the film's end. Young Bella Swan, impregnated with Edward Cullen's vampire seed, goes into labor, and when a scalpel can't penetrate the placenta and unleash the bloodsucking fetus, her hubby starts noshing on her tummy. The whole scene is bloody and campy and ridiculous and, while not exactly worth the price of admission, is undoubtedly one of the most memorably nuts movie sequences of 2011.
In this way, the "Breaking Dawn" childbirth joins a long and occasionally venerable list of gruesome movie birth scenes. Read about some of them below.
We already brought you an exclusive chat with "Twilight" stars Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner during "MTV First: 'Breaking Dawn,'" but that's simply not enough "Twilight" goodness for the MTV Movies team. The first half of the vampire saga's epic finale hits theaters this week, and right now, we're live on the red carpet for the "Breaking Dawn - Part 1" premiere in Los Angeles!
Tune in to MTV.com from 8:00 - 10:00 PM EST as we present Rob, Kristen and the rest of the "Breaking Dawn" cast with our questions and yours, all live from the carpet. As always, you can follow our red carpet coverage on Twitter using the hash-tag #TwilightLIVE.
FROM MTV MOVIES: The echoes of MTV News' "Breaking Dawn" live stream event with Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner are still reverberating through Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, but MTV News is already getting set to do it all over again.
On Monday, November 14, at 8 p.m. ET on MTV.com, host Josh Horowitz will be streaming live for two hours from the red-carpet premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1" outside L.A.'s Nokia Theatre. That means we'll once again be talking to Pattinson, Stewart and Lautner, as well as the rest of your favorite "Twilight" stars. It's all happening just days before the film arrives in theaters on November 18.
Read the full story at MTV Movies!
Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner are all household names, but they weren't always that way. A little tiny something called "Twilight" changed the game for each of them, elevating them from promising young actors to full-fledged movie stars. Whether you're pinning it on Kristen's allure, Rob's mystique or Taylor's infamous abs, there's no doubt that there's a unique chemistry to the core "Twilight" trio that is absolutely essential to making these films work. And, according to the three of them, the chemistry between them came very quickly.
"I think [our chemistry] was very immediate," Lautner told us during "MTV First: 'Breaking Dawn – Part 1,'" our exclusive 30-minute chat with the "Twilight" cast last night (November 3). "Amongst everyone, it was just a warm and fuzzy feeling."