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3Say It Ain’t So, Cullen Family!

Ashley Greene and Kellan Lutz

The latest film in the Twilight series, Eclipse, will be out in theatres at the end of June.  That means that filming for the last part of the saga, Breaking Dawn, is all set to start filming, but there have been some setbacks.

Ashley Greene and Kellan Lutz, or Alice and Emmett Cullen, want more money.  They originally signed on for three movies, and in order to stick around for the fourth, they require roughly $4 million each. That’s kind of a ballsy move, considering how this series isn’t afraid to replace actors. Catherine Hardwick, director of Twilight, said on the topic:

“It would really break my heart if they were replaced, but it could happen. Things could turn ugly quickly.”

The first thing that comes to mind when considering the possibility of two members of the Cullen family being recast is the intense grieving the fangirls will go through.  I didn’t see New Moon, but I have such fond memories of the Twilight midnight premiere, like when Edward and Bella were just about to kiss for the first time, and the theatre was absolutely silent, then when the kiss happened this girl let out an actual moan.  And yeah, that’s just for Edward, but every member of the Cullen family has his or her own special following, and I can’t wait to see how this turns out.

As for Breaking Dawn, I don’t really care if some people get recast as long as it has the scene where Edward rips into Bella’s womb with his teeth to get the baby out.  That is the only thing I care about.

May 18, 2010 at 10:38 am by Emily

36OMFG, Are They Gonna ‘Do It’?

These do absolutely nothing for me, but I’m sure some of you Twilight freaks will be all hot and bothered by these Eclipse stills that have popped up on the Internet today. What’s the deal with these two again? They’re virgins? Do they bone in the book version of this movie? Should I be looking forward to a rash of vampire-obsessed pregnant teens in America within the next year or so?

February 14, 2010 at 12:41 pm by Molls

7Dark Moon: Untold Stories of African-American Vampires

Check out this New Moon parody put out by Funny or Die called Dark Moon. Props to Eve for the lip biting and Brandon T. Jackson for his breathy Robert Pattinson. It doesn’t matter if you’re a lover or a hater of the Twilight franchise (or in my case, generally clueless), you’ll find something in this you like.

February 9, 2010 at 12:57 pm by Molls

36Way to Contribute to the Problem, America

Robert Pattinson

Well, that New Moon crap opened up this weekend and everyone’s seeing it/talking about it/talking about seeing it. I sat with a group of 20-somethings over a business brunch just an hour or so ago and all we talked about is mother freaking vampires and I’m just sitting there like “Did anyone have sex this weekend? Where’s my bacon? Are there any movies out without fantastical creatures in them, because I’m about to kill myself if I have to hear one more word about werewolves and vampires. Seriously. You see this butter knife? I am a woman on the edge. I could cause some serious damage, you guys.”

There’s an US Weekly headline up right now that says the following: “New Moon Has Third-Biggest Opening Weekend in Film History”. That’s supposed to be impressive and show all of us what a hugely popular franchise it is, I suppose. Maybe it really is just that popular. But here’s a fun tip: That movie played in every theater in America this weekend, and the number of screens a movie plays on is a huge factor in how much it brings in at the box office. Any time a movie “like this” comes out it sets records because if you live in Bumbleboo, Indiana, that’s the only movie that’s out in your theater right now.

Perhaps it’s just my complete and utter hatred for all things fantasy that’s making me want to blow away the smoke and smash the mirrors, but I’m hearing this movie sucks. I can’t believe that I’m going to have to hear about Twilight and Twilight-related things for the next year or two of my life. Harry Potter? He was fine. I’ll take Harry. Delightful boy.

I will tell you this, though: I, much like Sasha, would kidnap that 17 year old Taylor Lautner and keep him in my apartment until he is of legal age for me to do terrible things to him.

November 22, 2009 at 2:43 pm by Molls

24Taylor Lautner Couldn’t Wait to Ditch the Horrible Wig

Taylor Lautner at the 2005 Premier of "Sahara"

If you weren’t a big fan of the wig Taylor had to wear for his role as in Jacob in Twilight and part of New Moon, you weren’t alone. Taylor himself wasn’t too fond of it.

“I would not want that hair,” he told the Boston Globe. “When I looked at myself in the mirror, I couldn’t even recognize myself.”

I couldn’t agree more. I thought he looked like a nasty metal head who’d just rolled out of bed and into a pile of really long head pubes.

Lautner aslo revealed in a recent interview that he wasn’t much of a reader, until he picked up the Twilight books

“As a matter of fact, I was not a book reader at all. The only books I ever read were the ones I was forced to in school. But when I started reading this book series, I fell in love with the characters and started turning the pages one after another. It was crazy. I never thought I could do that. But I love this story. This franchise has everything in it: Romance, obviously, action, suspense. It has a dark side to it.”

As a fan of the series himself, he said he thought it was important to remain faithful to the source material when making New Moon.

“The fans are passionate about the book and all they want is those words on the pages brought up on the screen for them to watch. We want to stay as close to the books as possible.”

New Moon comes out November 20th, as I’m sure you already know. My local movie theater is doing a double feature for the local Twi-hards, showing Twilight at 10:00pm on November 19th, followed by New Moon, shortly after midnight.

I still don’t get all the obsession, but to each his or her own. What are your premier night plans? Any of you fanatics going to see the flick at midnight, or dressing up like the characters? I think a Kristen Stewart / Bella costume would be pretty fun to pull off. Just sleep on your couch for a few days, smoke a few bowls, and show up to the premier looking like you couldn’t give a shit about anything… except sour patch kids.

Everyone gets excited about sour patch kids.

Taylor Lautner at the 2005 Premier of "Sahara"

November 15, 2009 at 12:08 pm by Kelly
Filed Under: Taylor Lautner, Twilight

12Dakota Fanning Crowned Homecoming Princess

Dakota Fanning took a break from filming movies about angsty vampires covered in sparkles to hang out with angsty teenagers covered in sparkles at her high school’s homecoming football game last night.

Fanning is a cheerleader for Campbell Hall Episcopal School in North Hollywood where she was crowned Homecoming Princess during halftime last night. She didn’t get the Queen’s crown, but she’s only a sophomore. Give it a few years.

You can see pics of the crowning here. I couldn’t post them because we don’t have a contract with the company that owns them and I don’t want to get sued. Instead, I posted the above video montage of Dakota Fanning cheerleading pics, because it’s Halloween and this video creeps me the fuck out. You can practically taste the essence of “creepy stalker of underage girls” emanating from it. Tastes like grape soda laced with sleeping pills.

October 31, 2009 at 12:09 pm by Kelly
Filed Under: Dakota Fanning, Twilight
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