"Eclipse" released over the summer, to the delight of fans everywhere. I even enjoyed it; while I certainly respect the sizable fanbase that has built around the franchise, I've been open with you readers all along that the series just isn't for me. But "Eclipse," for any of its faults, does manage to deliver a decidedly darker take on things, with much more action. As a dude, I left mollified.
While I won't be running out to pick up the home video release, I'm pleased to report to you that a date has been set for the Blu-ray/DVD: December 4. One of the key bonus features on two of the four different versions being released will leave you all pretty excited too-- an audio commentary with stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart.
Now how about those four flavors of release? What's happening there? Read More...
I can't take things like this on a Monday morning. Granted, it ran on Friday night. I didn't peek at it until now though.
"Twilight" isn't anything new on this blog. Hollywood Crush handles most of the heavy lifting in that regard now, but I still cover the Stephenie Meyer franchise when it seems relevant to the larger world of movies. Frankly though, I'm not sure who today's Daily TwitPic is relevant to.
British rock & roll group Motorhead has been around since the mid-'70s, but there's been only one constant in the band: bassist, singer, songwriter and founder Ian Fraser Kilmister, a man known to most of the world as Lemmy. A rock god personified. I'm not sure what brought him and "Eclipse" actor BooBoo Stewart together for the photo op after the jump, but it is an undeniably bizarre sight.
Also, can I be the first to say that "Breaking Dawn" should open with "Orgasmatron" playing over it? Read More...
There have been many attempts to tell the story of Janis Joplin's too-short life in film. The Big Brother and the Holding Company lead singer died in 1970 at the age of 27. Now, in an interview with FearNET (via The Playlist), "Twilight" producer Wyck Godfrey revealed that he's shepherding the latest attempt at a Janis biopic into existence. What's more, he revealed that "City of God" director Fernando Meirelles will helm the flick and Amy Adams will star. And that's the extent of what he revealed. Rest assured though, we'll be following this one closely.
If you found a "Twilight" actor stranded on the side of the road with his car, would you give him a few bucks to help him out? Well, check out the video Justin Chon posted yesterday and find out if you would have shown him any more kindness than the strangers he ran into at a gas station.
Elsewhere in Twitter-Wood, as with pretty much any other place you could have looked for information yesterday and today, LeBron James' decision to leave Cleveland for the Miami Heat provoked a wide range of responses. Tom Arnold has his back, but Patton Oswalt seems a little more suspicious. Check out their responses below along with who's excited about working with Jane Lynch.
I'm @brianwarmoth, and it's on the record in Twitter-Wood for July 9, 2010. Read More...
"Eclipse" might not be poised to make more money than its predecessor "New Moon" did, but many fans and cast members believe that the film is the best of the three "Twilight" installments. A large part of that is thanks to director David Slade, who took his edgy, emotional skills from "Hard Candy" and the thrilling vampires from "30 Days of Night" and combined them into something that most viewers are getting behind.
In fact, Slade's success got us thinking about "Breaking Dawn." Yes, we already know that Bill Condon is set to direct both films, and it seems like he will probably play it pretty close to the book like Chris Weitz did on "New Moon." But what if someone else got his hands on "Breaking Dawn" -- someone a bit less expected? What would the longest and, frankly, weirdest installment of "The Twilight Saga" look like in the hands of a 3-D guru like James Cameron or a gritty crime specialist such as Martin Scorsese?
We decided to have some fun with the idea and guess how "Breaking Dawn" might look if directed by some of Hollywood's most elite filmmakers -- even if these filmmakers aren't necessarily the likeliest fit for the franchise. Read More...
1. "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" ($69 million)
2. "The Last Airbender" ($40.7 million)
3. "Toy Story 3" ($30.2 million)
4. "Grown Ups" ($18.5 million)
5. "Knight and Day" ($10.2 million)
The Fourth of July is in full effect with families across the country grilling feasts and watching fireworks, but it seems that many Americans are headed to movie theaters, as this weekend proved a very lucrative one for multiple films including new releases "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" and "The Last Airbender." Read More...
1. "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" ($28.6 million)
2. "The Last Airbender" ($16 million)
3. "Toy Story 3" ($10.4 million)
4. "Grown Ups" ($7 million)
5. "Knight and Day" ($3.4 million)
What better way to kick off a Fourth of July weekend than a showdown between vampires, werewolves and super-powered martial artists? The holiday weekend kicked off in earnest on Friday as "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" easily took first place, with "The Last Airbender" following closely behind. Read More...
Who knew that all it would take to bring the worlds of "Twilight" and HBO's "True Blood" together was Bruce Willis? Nikki Reed and Deborah Ann Woll are now confirmed for starring roles in "Catch .44," Deadline reports. They join Willis, Malin Ackerman and Forest Whitaker in a story that follows three hottie female assassins who are sent off on a suicide mission. The movie, which starts shooting in Louisiana on July 8, will be directed by relative newcomer Aaron Harvey, who made his 2007 debut with "The Evil Woods."
There was a time awhile back when "Knight and Day" director James Mangold was rumored to be in the running for the job of directing "Breaking Dawn," a gig that has since gone to Bill Condon. MTV's Josh Horowitz spoke with Mangold recently about this week's Tom Cruise/Cameron Diaz-starring action-comedy, and he managed to squeeze in a question about what happened there with those "Breaking Dawn" rumors.
"I guess they must have been seriously considering it, but I don't know how I got into that," Mangold said with amusement. "A lot of times in the trades what happens is people... they think you'd be good for something, so they actually tell the reporter that you'd be good for it. And somehow that evolves into you doing it." That said, the director has nothing at all against Stephenie Meyer's uber-popular vampire series. Read More...
There are "Twilight" fans. And there are "Jersey Shore" fans. Is there much crossover between the two though? I don't know. But they've been mashed together now, thanks to Jimmy Kimmel. And so, Twilighters, I give you... "Friggin' Twilight." Good morning.