Saturday, December 26, 2009

::Team Twi-Fic :: Fan Fiction Friday ooops, Saturday Reviews

Hey Sparkly Ones,
Hope you all had a great holiday week and are still enjoying the family you can stand and all the Twilight presents you surely got this year!! Sorry the Fan Fic reviews are late..but Smut is always better when you have to wait for it. So welcome to Fan Fic Saturday! Team Smut has a few holiday themed lemony goodness for you this week as well as a little Domward for you truly freaky girls!

Thanks again to Cullen Sister and @CullenLoveShack - ::Team Twi-Smut:: for picking these juicy lemons for us!

Fan Fic acronyms to know: AU=Alternate Universe, AH=All Human, OOC=Out of Character, Canon=As Stephenie Meyer wrote it, M=Rated Mature. Stories are ranked from 1-5 Sparkles for writing skill, story and plot and overall story quality as it relates to the Twilight Universe.

The following Reviews are from @CullenLoveShack

The 12 Days Of Dickopotamus by ShinyVolvoLurve

Rated: M
Type: Romance/Humor AU/AH Bella and Edward
POV: Bella and Edward
Status: Complete
Shack Rating: * * * * * (5 Sparkles!!)

Edward has always been generous, more so at Christmas. Celebrate 12 days Edward style. Lemons from start, language, hot sex! My favorite Lemony Christmas story! HAWT HAWT HAWT!! Mature Themes.

The following Reviews are from Cullen Sister

Master of the Universe by Snowqueens Icedragon

Rated: M
Type: Romance/Hurt/Comfort AU/AH Canon Couples Very Mature Themes
POV: Bella
Status: Work in Progress (55 Chapters complete)
Shack Rating: * * * * * (5 Sparkles!!)

Bella Swan is drafted in to interview the reclusive enigmatic Edward Cullen, multi-millionaire CEO of his company. It's an encounter that will change her life irrevocably, leading her to the darkest realms of desire. MATURE THEMES


Countdown To Christmas by Breath-of-Twilight

Rated: M
Type: Romance/Humor AU/AH Canon Couples Very Mature Themes
POV: Various
Status: Complete
Shack Rating: * * * (3 Sparkles!!)

Have yourself a smutty little Christmas-24 days till x-mas, at least 1 one shot per day by a new author, posted full of lemony goodness that will leave you with a whole new wish list for Santa. Followed by one mass collab at the end. MATURE THEMES


There Are Worse Things I Could Do by EZRocksAngel

Rated: M
Type: Romance/Humor AU/AH Canon Couples Very Mature Themes
POV: Bella and Edward
Status: Complete
Shack Rating: * * * (3 Sparkles!!)

Bella and Edward have a summer affair leaving for two different states when it is over. They end up at the same school and they must figure out how to make their love last despite all the obstacles in their way.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

::Team Carlisle:: Peter home for the holidays

I told my wife [Beverly Hills 90210 alum Jennie Garth] the only gift I want is to be able to be with my family," Peter Facinelli recently told iVillage while filming Nurse Jackie (the Showtime drama starring Edie Falco) in New York. "I wrap up the second season today, and I head home tomorrow. I'm looking forward to a break and just spending some time with my family."

It's no surprise that the dad of three looks forward to a little downtime with his loved ones in their L.A. home. In addition to his role as Dr. Fitch Cooper on Nurse Jackie, Facinelli also plays vampire Carlisle Cullen in the blockbuster Twilight films. Anticipating his holiday break, the 36-year-old took a moment to chat about a beloved Christmas tradition, New Moon fan requests and why he's in favor of a fifth Twilight movie.

The Twilight Saga has such a huge fan base. Has the experience been crazy so far?
I'm a fan of the books, too, so I understand their passion for the project and the movies. And I'm excited to be a part of the franchise and be able to have a say in how it's made.

Are you constantly getting stopped on the street?
It's helpful that in the movie I have blond hair and in real life I don't. I'm able to get around a little easier than some of the others. That said, the fans know me by now and what I do look like, so I do get approached quite often.

Have you had any crazy fan requests?
Yeah, you get the, "Can you bite me?" a lot. Once in awhile I'll bite them on the wrist for a picture. It's fun, you know. The whole series is fun to be a part of. It's great that they're so excited about these movies. It would be worse if they were throwing tomatoes at us, you know what I mean?

Did you draw on your own fatherhood experience for your role as Carlisle Cullen?
Whenever you take on a role there are things you connect with and things you have to research, and for me, being a patriarch of a family came naturally. I have a family of my own and so I understood what it was like. So it was more about working on who Carlisle was as a person and where his travels have taken him and how to get 350 years onto the screen.

Did you take on a father-figure role with your younger castmates?
I think in the first movie I was more fatherly towards them, because when you meet up with the other actors you kind of see them as their characters and they take on traits of their characters. So everyone kind of fell into who they are in the family, and my role was the patriarch. But as they got to know me more, I became more like the older brother kind of figure.

Do you all really get along?
We're pretty much a family on and off set. After work we enjoy each other's company. We go out to dinners. We had this experience together. There were no egos involved when we started Twilight, and there are still no egos involved, and that's kind of nice to see that people's heads haven't grown. They're still the same people we started the journey with.

What vampire superpower do you wish you had in real life?
I'd love to be able to fly -- that would be cool. But I don't know if that's a vampire power. I mean, Carlisle's power is compassion, and I think I got the short end of the stick. I was like, "Can't I be compassionate and fly?" You can't really [be] like, "Stand back! I'm going to smite you with my compassion!"

Are your three daughters Twilight fans?
They all are. I've got a 12-year-old [Luca Bella], a 7-year-old [Lola Ray] and a 3-year-old [Fiona Eve], and they've all seen Twilight. The 12-year-old and the 7-year-old have seen New Moon, and it's exciting to be a part of a movie that my family can actually be a part of and see.

New Moon was a little intense. Was the 7-year-old scared?
No, she gets that they're movies because of what I do. She loves the movie. She was excited to be able to go to the premiere and be able to see it.

Do they think it's cool that you're a celebrity?
No, because we live very down to earth... when we're at home, we're very regular people. It's not any different for them than any other upbringing. But it's kind of cool for them to be able to go to the premieres and see that and be a part of the whole Twilight Saga.

You and your wife are both famous actors. Is it hard to stay grounded in family life when you're a part of the Hollywood scene?
No, because my wife comes from Illinois and I come from New York, and at the end of the day what we do is a job and not who we are as a people. I'm an actor, not a celebrity. I never walk around thinking I'm a celebrity. So, in that sense, we really do live a grounded lifestyle. And I wouldn't want it any other way for my kids.

Do you have any plans for the holidays?
I'm going to take the kids skiing.

How about any holiday traditions?
We have a little village set that we put underneath the Christmas tree, and this year the kids got to build it themselves because I was out of town. Usually I help, but this year they kind of surprised me and did the whole village under the tree. It was kind of fun to come home and see that they had done it by themselves.

Do you have a New Year's resolution for 2010?
I don't make New Year's resolutions anymore because they always get broken. I also feel like if you want to change your life, there's no time like the present. So why wait for a certain date, you know what I mean?

There's been talk about the last Twilight book, Breaking Dawn, being split into two separate films. Can you confirm the rumors?
I don't know. I know there are rumors. I'm in support of it. It's a very thick book and there's a lot going on. To scale it down to one, we would miss a lot of stuff. So, if I had a say, I would love for it to be two. That said, I haven't heard anything about it, nor has Breaking Dawn been confirmed at all. So I think we're all just waiting to hear what someone decides to do.

So you're not itching for it to be over?
No, I'm a big fan of the books. So for me, it's fun to be able to revisit Carlisle and I'm quite saddened that there's only one more book to do. It would be great if it was broken into two.

What can fans expect from the next film, Eclipse?
Every one of these has had a different director [David Slade directs The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, opening in June] so the feel's been a little bit different. Each one of the books progressively has more action. New Moon has some really cool action with the werewolves and the Volturi and it builds from there into the third one where the Cullens get to do some really great action stuff. And that's fun for me, because as a Cullen we're very reserved and always trying to fit in and look humanlike. But in Eclipse, you get to see what we're capable of as vampires.

Who would win in a fight between Taylor Lautner and Robert Pattinson?
In real life? Well I'd have to go Taylor all the way on that one, just because he's been taking karate since he was in his mother's womb. And I've seen him do some back flips and some high kicks. I think that Taylor would win the fight between him and me, too.

Alright, give us the scoop. Are Rob and Kristen Stewart dating?
You know, I don't know who my costars are dating, and I don’t ask. I mean, I don't know who Edie Falco is dating either.

Do you get tired of people asking you that?
Yeah, I get tired of people asking me who Edie Falco is dating all the time!

::Team Eclipse:: Summit releases synopsis

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

* June 30, 2010
* Action/Romance
* Directed by David Slade
* Screenplay by Melissa Rosenberg
* Based on the novel “Eclipse” by Stephanie Meyer
* Cast - Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Ashley Greene, Billy Burke, Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Nikki Reed, Kellan Lutz, Jackson Rathbone and Dakota Fanning

In The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, Bella once again finds herself surrounded by danger as Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge. In the midst of it all, she is forced to choose between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob - knowing that her decision has the potential to ignite the struggle between vampire and werewolf. With her graduation quickly approaching, Bella is confronted with the most important decision of her life.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

::Team New Moon:: "Avatar" fails to match New Moon at box office

LONDON (Reuters) - Director James Cameron's new movie "Avatar," considered one of the most expensive films ever made, dominated the box office on its first weekend but failed to reach the 10 million-pound mark.

The story of a man sent to infiltrate an alien race made 8.5 million pounds, according to Screen International on Tuesday, less than last month's vampire sequel "New Moon" which took 11.68 million and well down from the record UK 2009 opening of 19.8 million set by "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince."

Film studio 20th Century Fox has said it spent $237 million (147.9 million pounds) to make the movie, but some newspaper reports have estimated it cost at least $300 million.

Coming in at No. 2 was "St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold," with the girls of St Trinian's searching for pirate treasure.

Last week's chart-topper, Walt Disney's high-tech adaptation of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," was down at three, just above "Nativity," with two schools competing through Christmas plays, which rose two places to four.

"Planet 51," the story of an alien race living the life of 1950s America, was down two spots at five, with "Where the Wild Things Are" slipping four places to six with the tale of a boy trying to bring happiness to a magic kingdom.

"The Twilight Saga: New Moon," was down at seven from five, just above Gerard Butler as the "Law Abiding Citizen" avenging the murder of his wife and daughter who fell one place to eight.

Former chart-topper, horror thriller "Paranormal Activity," was the week's biggest faller, slipping five places to ninth.

Disaster movie "2012" was down at 10 from eighth spot.

::Team Edward:: ExtraTV's Most Desirable Character of 2009

Of's Edward Cullen! Once again Team Edward beats out the dog for the top spot!


::Team Carlisle:: Peter Facinelli returns to alma mater to speak

Peter Facinelli Tweeted last week about his visit to his high school, St. Francis Prep, in Queens, New York. The local Northern Queens paper covered the visit.

“St. Francis Prep principal Patrick McLaughlin said that Facinelli recently reached out to a teacher at the school and said he would like to come back and talk to students.

“He really did a great job,” said McLaughlin, who taught Facinelli when he was a student at Prep. “When something like this happens, just having him walk back into the school sends an important message to every student in this building that there’s someone who walked in your footsteps and is now very successful.”

Facinelli, who was born and raised in Ozone Park and graduated St. Francis Prep in 1991…”

Read the rest in the Courier