March 26, 2012 | Posted by Linda Ge
Don’t worry, “Twilight” fans, you haven’t been forgotten in all of this “Hunger Games” hoopla. A brand new trailer for “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II” debuted in front of the $155million #1 movie over the weekend, and we have our first brief glimpse of Kristen Stewart as a newborn vampire Bella Swan, red eyes, lightening fast reflexes and all.
Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner make brief appearances as well, but this teaser is – rightfully so – all about Bella’s transformation. Watch out, Bambi! The final “Twilight” installment will release on November 16th.
Watch the first teaser trailer below – if you haven’t already lost all interest and are all about “The Hunger Games” by now, that is.
November 22, 2011 | Posted by Linda Ge
and Rebecca Lewis
Thank you for joining us again if you listened to our earlier podcasts or if you are new to the program, welcome! Once a week, Linda and Rebecca will take to the internet airwaves to discuss a variety of subjects, including all the latest news, movies we’ve seen recently, the Oscar season and more topics that interest us (or you! Please send us your suggestions for topics to talk about).
This week we are joined by some special guests who are experts on book to movie adaptations. Special thanks to Kimmy West from PageToPremiere.com, which follows books as they make their way on to the big screen. Apt!
There are some technical, audio issues with this week’s podcast, so many apologies on that front, edited it the best I could!
• 00:00 – 17:30 – We digest some recent news, including a redux on the Battle of the Snow Whites, in light of the “Mirror Mirror” trailer; Kit Harington finally landing “Arthur and Lancelot” and more.
• 17:30 – 43:30 – We review “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn” in depth, quickly touch upon “The Descendants” and gush over “Shame.”
• 43:30 – END – Linda and Kimmy are joined by Stephanie (PoetryToProse.com) and Lindsey (AStormOfWords.net) to discuss book to movie adaptations, including “Harry Potter”, “Twilight”, “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”, “The Hunger Games” and more. Discussion mainly hinges on big franchises and what makes them successful, and what’s the Next Big Thing.
Podcast: Play in new window
October 11, 2011 | Posted by Rebecca Lewis
As tween heartthrob Taylor Lautner has left the Twilight Saga ready to be groomed as the next big Hollywood action star – signing on to star in Fox 2000′s futuristic prison society action thriller Incarceron, being considered for the role of David opposite Dwayne Johnson’s Goliath in Director Scott Derrickson’s retelling of the Old Testament tale, and starring in, by all accounts the terrible action-thriller Abduction – fellow Twilight star Kellan Lutz, who has an equal amount of action-hero potential as Lautner, has been quietly forgotten about (probably due to box office duds such as 2010′s A Nightmare on Elm Street remake and the little-seen Love Wedding Marriage.)
Lutz is sure to be hoping for a turn around of luck, with Tarsem Singh’s upcoming Immortals due for release on November 11th, and A Warrior’s Heart (also starring Twilight alum Ashley Greene) due for release in December, and Variety is reporting that Lutz has now boarded Margate House Films’ Java Heat, an indie thriller that “revolves around a mysterious American (Lutz) who teams with a Muslim cop to track down a new breed of klepto-terrorists in Southeast Asia.”
Also starring will be Lutz’s Immortals co-star, Oscar nominated actor Mickey Rourke, who will play a jewel thief, and the mastermind behind the terrorist acts. Java Heat will be directed by Conor Allyn, from a script co-penned with father Rob Allyn, but there is no word yet on when production will begin.
September 13, 2011 | Posted by Linda Ge
Edward and Bella finally get married and then things quickly go to hell when their honeymoon becomes a PSA for safe sex. Bella’s got one in the oven, and thanks to the miracle baby taking after her vampire father, she’s proving to be too much for her meek little human mother to carry to term and then deliver. Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and the rest of the cast all return to the roles that made them international superstars, for the next to last time as they all work together to protect Bella from her demon spawn and from outside forces who, understandably, want to kill it (and her if necessary) before it hatches and wreaks havoc upon the world. Will they succeed? Well, we won’t be finding out any time soon. With the last book being split up into two movies (thanks “Harry Potter”!) it’ll be over a year before we get full closure on the saga of Edward and Bella.
“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Part I” is released on November 18th, with “Part II” scheduled for exactly one year later.
September 8, 2011 | Posted by Linda Ge
Just two months to go before the beginning of the end for Edward and Bella’s vampire shenanigans in “The Twilight Saga” and today, the first set of teaser posters for the first part of that final installment, “Breaking Dawn”, have been released by Yahoo! Movies. Robert Pattinson as vegetarian vampire Edward Cullen and Kristen Stewart as his human love Bella Swan cuddle close and show off some new bling: wedding rings. Yes, spoiler alert, Edward and Bella finally get married and … you know how it goes. “First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the miracle half-vampire half-human baby who daddy has to chew through mommy’s womb to deliver.” As you can see, we have very good reasons to look forward to this movie. Don’t let us down, Bill Condon.
On his own solo poster is Taylor Lautner as Jacob, now a lone wolf in more ways than one as Bella moves on to marry Edward and he simultaneously becomes estranged with and banished from his pack of werewolf buddies.
Yahoo also promises to premiere the theatrical trailer for the film next Tuesday, September 13th. See full versions of both new posters below.
September 5, 2011 | Posted by Linda Ge
and Rebecca Lewis
2011 has already been a banner year for movies, with even the typically brainless summer blockbuster season bringing it in terms of quality, satisfying films for even the most die-hard film buffs. Just try to argue that the likes of “Bridesmaids”, “The Rise of the Planet of the Apes”, “Captain America” and “The Help” are not a huge notch above their counterparts from previous years. The best part? Studios have not even begun releasing their “best” movies yet. The prestige pictures, the Oscar contenders, the A-List of movies aren’t released until the latter half of the year, so it’s with great excitement that we present our 20 Most Anticipated Fall Films of 2011.
First Up: Warrior >>
January 16, 2011 | Posted by Linda Ge
Talk about starting things off with a bang. The first officially released image from “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn” gets right down to it and shows us Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart as newlyweds Edward and Bella on their honeymoon, doing what newlyweds do. First published in this week’s Entertainment Weekly, the choice of scene was well-calculated by director Bill Condon. “It’s one of the most anticipated scenes,” Condon tells the magazine. “I spent a tremendous amount of time thinking about it. The anticipation is part of it and you want to play with what people expect and maybe subvert it a little and surprise them.”
“Breaking Dawn” finds Edward and Bella (SPOILER ALERT for those living under a rock)