Saturday, April 24, 2010

::Team Jasper:: The Last Airbender Theatrical Trailer #3 NEW!

 This is the 3rd and final trailer for Jackson Rathbone's new movie. The Last Airbender hits theaters on July 2nd and the BIG NEWS!  It has now been confirmed that the film WILL BE in 3D!!! That's exciting news!

::Team Eclipse:: Fearnet's 8 Things we LOVED about the Eclipse Trailer.

Werewolves and Volturi and newborns, oh my! The final trailer for June's The Twilight Saga: Eclipse was unveiled today, revealing lots of interesting things about David Slade's take on the third novel.

Summit's been rather tight-lipped with previews for the third Twilight film; we've only had one previous teaser trailer thus far, in comparison to the endless clips and trailers and trailers for trailers we've had on the last two installments. So they decided to unveil their final look at the darker, more violent Eclipse in a big way… on Oprah!

Some fans may have wanted more of the same old Edward-Bella-Jacob mooning, but the final Eclipse trailer delivers something perhaps more important: in the span of just 90 seconds, it packs in wolves, vampires, Cullens, Volturi, intrigue, action, and plenty of glimpses of the new enemy in Eclipse, Victoria's army of newborn vampires. It gives a sense of the suspense and violence in Eclipse (out June 30) and of the darker and hopefully bloodier atmosphere set by Victoria's vengeful rampage across Seattle. This promises to be a Twilight movie with more, well, menace.

Herewith, eight things we kind of-sort of-loved about the trailer!

David Slade's dark and gloomy Seattle
With that aerial shot of rainy downtown Seattle, Slade opens up the Twilight world beyond the small town scope of Forks and Quileute country. Even during the span of the trailer, stakes feel higher than before, especially since more emphasis is placed on the killings in Seattle than there was in the book, where Bella's life was always front and center. Whether it's Riley being attacked in a darkened alley or later, leading a pack of newborns as they crawl insidiously over logs and machinery to gather at the dock, you already feel the tension mounting towards the big showdown between the Cullens, the wolves, and Victoria.

Jacob the Bad-ass
Ever since Bella chose Edward over his wolfy self at the end of New Moon, Jacob's been rather hostile. Distant. Hot. The Eclipse trailer opens as Jacob shows up to surprise Bella and Edward with a warning -- but this isn't that old familiar warm 'n' cuddly Jacob Black. It's a new, metrosexual, "I wear a black muscle tee because I'm tough" Jacob Black. With a steely Seagal-esque gaze he speaks for his pack with a resounding, "We're in." He wants really bad to KILL something. Later, he PUNCHES something in anger! Taylor Lautner conveys a confidence that we haven't seen before, and we like it.

The Wolf Pack!
Surely the final Eclipse trailer could have included more shirtless boys (tally: one brief shirtless Jacob shot), but we do get to see plenty of the Wolf Pack in wolfy, fighting form. Slade appears to have kept mostly to the wolf models that Chris Weitz created for New Moon, although in some shots they look a bit more photorealistic -- the sensitive eyes are less emphasized since they're in hunt mode. Sure, they still look oversized and otherworldly, but the vision of the newborn fight exploding with snarling, slo-mo wolves has me excited.

The Cullens!
We were wondering when we'd get to see more of our favorite veggie vampire family, and the Eclipse trailer does not skimp. Carlisle and the gang show up to formulate their plans to figure out who's creating the vampire army in Seattle, Alice has a nice close-up line of dialogue, and Jasper gets his moment to shine as he leads the clan in to battle with his Confederate Army know-how. (The fight in the clearing looks amazing.) What I'm still not crazy about is the Cullen family hair, which looks a bit updated (Alice's bob has a nice little flip to it) but still looks, well, just a tad silly (check out Jasper's fabulous mane!). Not coincidentally, Peter Facinelli and Ashley Greene are probably two of the more popular fan fave cast members. Did they get more face time because of their popularity?

The introduction of Riley
Curiously, the trailer downplays Victoria's presence in favor of showing more of Riley. (Perhaps this is on purpose to deflect fan attention from the New Victoria, Bryce Dallas Howard.) But since Riley is played by Aussie actor Xavier Samuel, star of the recent horror flick The Loved Ones, I really didn't mind. Samuel strikes a few menacing poses himself as Riley leads Victoria's army closer to Bella, and that shot of him and the newborns walking out of the water like Martin Sheen in Apocalypse Now is kind of awesome.

The newborn fight in the clearing
The biggest gift the final trailer gives us is the newborn fight, which should be the most action-packed moment in Eclipse. Slade's vision of how it goes down is pretty thrilling, even in snippets -- his camera rushes in as both sides, good vampires vs. evil vampires, run headlong into each other from the left and right. In the battle, a figure that looks like Alice runs toward a baddie and vaults out of the way just as one of the wolves grabs him. A wolf with reddish fur (is it Jacob?) tumbles with a vampire. Victoria, who's evaded captors with her super speed in previous movies, shows off some new moves as she leaps from tree to tree in a forest chase.

The tent scene
Since this trailer's all about action, we don't really see much of the love triangle at the heart of the story. But we do get a brief glimpse of a scene between Bella and Jacob -- he's shirtless and it's snowy, so this could be part of the famed "sleeping bag/tent scene" -- which is laden with heavy emotional glances and shot in gorgeous natural-looking light with what looks to be a handheld camera, an element that promises to give parts of Eclipse a feel more akin to the intimacy of the first film.

Edward in action! Kinda…
While the fight in the clearing shows mostly the Cullens and Co. vs. the newborns, Edward does get a bit of action here. It's probably him chasing Victoria through the trees (it's hard to see in this trailer) but it's definitely him guarding Bella as Victoria gets closer, and it's him pushing over a massive tree that Victoria's hiding in. Fear not, fans -- as the teaser and previously released stills show, Edward should get plenty of the other kind of action in Eclipse (you know, the kind that involves making out), and shots of him looking concerned and adorable and proposing to Bella elsewhere in the trailer solidify his hold on Bella's (and our) hearts.


::Team Eclipse:: Trailer Quote Breakdown Film vs. Book. Did they get it right?

When the first trailer for The Twilight Saga: Eclipse was revealed, I did a side-by-side comparison of the quotes offered in the trailer versus those found in Stephenie Meyer's book.
You all seemed to enjoy it, and we found then that a lot of the words chosen for the film were very similar to those used in the book version of the story.
The same is true for today's new, final trailer for the film, and after looking at the trailer quotes next to those of the book, I think you'll agree.

Trailer: "Jacob what are you doing?" Kristen Stewart as Bella Swan.
Book: There was no direct quote from Bella like this because Edward is the first to address Jacob, but her first words to Jacob in this scene were as follows: "What are you talking about?" Bella Swan, Page 78.
Trailer: "I'm here to warn you," Taylor Lautner as Jacob Black.
Book: Edward intiates the "warning" talk by saying, "I already know what you came to say. Message delivered. Consider us warned." Edward Cullen, Page 78. Then, Jacob says "You didn't tell her? What, were you afraid she'd take our side?" Jacob Black, Page 78.
Trailer: "You should just leave . . . now," Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen.
Book: "Leave now," Edward Cullen, Page 79.
Trailer: "She has a right to know," Taylor Lautner as Jacob Black.
Book: "You don't think Bella has a right to know? It's her life," Jacob Black, Page 80.
Trailer: "What?" Kristen Stewart as Bella Swan.
Book: "What don't I know? Edward?" Bella Swan, Page 78.
Trailer: "We’ve been tracking the situation in Seattle for a while. Unexplained disappearances, killings . . ." Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen.
Book: "We've been monitoring the situation for a few weeks. All the signs are there - the unlikely disappearances, always in the night, the poorly disposed of corpses, the lack of other evidence . . ." Edward Cullen, Page 26.
Trailer: "Someone’s creating an army," Peter Facinelli as Carlisle Cullen.
Book: In the book, it is Jasper who introduces the concept of a newborn army. "I've seen this before, and there's no other explanation. There is an army of newborn vampires in Seattle," Jasper Hale, Page 303.
Trailer: "An army of vampires?" Kristen Stewart as Bella Swan.
Book: There doesn't seem to be a direct counterpart to this quote, but it does resemble one quote by Alice during these moments. "An army. Why didn't you tell me?" Alice Cullen, page 302.
Trailer: "They're coming here," Ashley Greene as Alice.
Book: In the book, Alice says "The decision's been made" on Page 378, and Bella is the one to say "They're coming here" on the same page.
Trailer: "This means an ugly fight with lives lost," Peter Facinelli as Carlisle Cullen.
Book: This is more of an interpretation than a direct quote translation. Here's a passage it is reflective of. "'We'll need you to teach us, Jasper,' Carlisle finally said. 'How to destory them.' Carlisle's jaw was hard, but I could see the pain in his eyes as he said the words. No one hated violence more than Carlisle," Page 306.
Trailer: "We’re in . . . as long as we get to kill some vampires," Taylor Lautner as Jacob Black.
Book: "It won't be even [. . .] It won't be easy for us. Still, this is our job more than yours," Jacob Black, Page 380. "Don't be ridiculous, Bells. You're giving me a much better gift than the one I gave you," Page 382. Also, here's another passage that echos the sentiment of this quote: "'Fighting with vampires instead of against them!' Jacob mirrored Edward's tone of disgust. 'Well, you still get to fight against some of them,' Edward said. Jacob smiled. 'That's the reason we're here,'" Page 409.
The final quotes in the trailer are between the Volturi, with someone saying "It's time," and Dakota Fanning as Jane saying, "Yes it is." The Volturi viewpoint during the story was not previewed to the reader, so there aren't any direct quotes from the book that mirror this, but the phrases do mimic those used by the characters in The Twilight Saga: New Moon, so there's not any issues with continuity.
As you can see above, it seems that the dialogue in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse is quite reflective, so far, of the book's language. If the whole script pulls this narrowly from the text, it should be one heck of a Twilight film!


::Team Eclipse:: One piece of jewelry, one big CONTROVERSY! The saga of the ring!

Hey Sparkly Ones,

Oh yeah I'm gonna dip my toes into this pool of molten lava and inflict my opinion of THE RING on you!  Don't know what I am talking about? Well, as with all things in our fandom, one little thing can turn into bitch-fest 2010 on the internets in a matter of seconds and that's what happened with the ring yesterday after the final trailer was revealed.  Many seem to feel the ring is not right, it's not what it should be.  To that I say, you better take that up with the goddess herself, Stephenie Meyer. The ring is EXACTLY what it should be. Here are Stephenie's own words about the ring:

“Nestled into the black satin, Elizabeth Masen’s ring sparkled in the dim light. The face was a long oval, set with slanting rows of glittering round stones. The band was gold — delicate and narrow. The gold made a fragile web around the diamonds.”

I'm not gonna argue with Stephenie's words!  Here's hoping we're done discussing this now and can move forward in salivating anticipation of June 30th!  I am done anyway, there's much fangirl squeeing to be done, I don't have time for controversy! 

Dazzling Hugs, 

::Team Eclipse:: Nikki Reed talks to fans on Facebook chat.

In honor of the release of the second "Eclipse." trailer (press play below to see it!), last night was the first ever live Facebook chat between fans and the stars of "The Twilight Saga," hosted by Summit Entertainment. While only about 8,000 viewers tuned in (we say "only" because we know there are millions of you out there), it was a nice chance to let the stars — Nikki Reed, Julia Jones and Bryce Dallas Howard — show off their chemistry and tell some tales from the set of "Eclipse." Even some news worthy stuff slipped in.

Rosalie Hale in the 1930s
Yesterday we had questioned whether or not Rosalie and the wolf pack would be getting flashbacks in the film for their backstories, and Nikki answered the former during the live chat. She said they had been able to do a decent amount of filming in the 1930s and get a chance to explain where Rosalie's character was coming from.
"Kristen and I shot a really intense seven page scene where I was just pouring my heart and explaining why I am the way I am," Nikki said, adding that Rosalie was "not a one dimensional character." "It's a frustrating feeling. You don't really get to say what you want to say, and you hope that you can convey what you want to say in the two seconds you're on screen."
She also tossed out Jack Huston's name as the actor playing her ex-fiance Royce King, who you will know best from the TV show "Eastwick."
David Slade's goofy side
While all the actresses said that director David Slade was a great person to work with and was very detail oriented and personal, they shared tales that he also had a very silly side on set.
"David likes to step into these characters. He's incredible with accents. He would invent like these hypothetical situations and would create these characters and we would all play along," said Nikki, adding that it takes a certain type of person to go along with the silliness. "When you have five pounds of white make up on, it's really important to have a light atmosphere."
The most terrifying actor to fight with in "Eclipse"
Bryce and Nikki spent a lot of time talking about the grueling fight training they had to go through to become physically fit in the film. It meant weeks of personal training, fight training and running on huge treadmills to learn how to move evasively at a fast speed. Bryce said, of all the burly men on set, the person she was most terrified of during these training sessions was Nikki.
"I never partnered with Nikki because she was terrifying in fight training," Bryce admitted with a laugh.
"I get really intense," Nikki agreed.
Jackson Rathbone's battle wounds
Thanks to harnesses and trained professionals, there weren't many serious injuries sustained while filming the fight sequences in "Eclipse." But Nikki said there was one scary moment when Jackson Rathbone was hit by a stray punch and got pretty injured.
"He got punched in the head by Kellan [Lutz], of all people," she said. "He went to the hospital, he had a huge egg on his head. I would not want to get punched by Kellan."
Apparently not everyone agrees with Nikki's final statement. Bryce turned to her and said with a laugh, "I would prefer to get punched by Kellan than Nikki."
Also, in case you missed it, the official Eclipse movie site is now up and running!


::Team Eclipse:: MTV News Freeze Frame Eclipse Trailer

Friday, April 23, 2010

::Team Eclipse:: New Eclipse Promo Shots

::Team Eclipse:: High Def Trailer SUPER High Quality.

::Team Eclipse:: The "Lifesize" Promo Pics for the Cardboard Cutouts.

::Team Eclipse:: HIGH QUALITY version of the Final Trailer!!!

::Team Eclipse:: What's the real deal with the trailer? Details here!

Hey Sparkly Ones,

Ok so here's the deal. We all know the new trailer is airing exclusively on The Oprah Show today. But when? But where?

Oprah tapes her shows at 9am in Chicago. Chicago TV station WLS ABC7 airs the taping live at 9am Central Time. I have not found a live stream for this station.

For everyone else the show airs either at 3pm or 4pm. Check your local listings if you want to record it for your TV.

Summit Entertainment will "officially" release the trailer online through their Youtube channel at 8pm Eastern Time.

Obviously we aren't going to wait for 4pm or, egads, the unthinkable 8pm! We know there are Twitarded Lovelies in Chicago who will nab this for us at 9am.

The MOMENT I get it you will get it!

Crossing fingers for our sisters in Chi Town to come through for us!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

::Team Love Shack::: Welcome to Forks!!

Hey Sparkly Ones!

Well just imagine my surprise when I woke up on this Earth Day and discovered Alice and Esme got a hold of the blog!!! There must have been some serious construction noises in the Love Shack last night! Looks like they gave us a power makeover and redecorating!! Way to go Alice and Esme!

I hope everyone likes the new design! It's a lot easier on my old eyes. The photo in the background is an actual photo from the forest in Forks!!

Make it a dazzling day gentle Twihards!!


Wednesday, April 21, 2010

::Team Eclipse:: Teaser for Friday's Eclipse Trailer from Oprah. Video.

::Team Eclipse:: Myspace names Eclipse the #1 Summer Blockbuster.

We can all pretty much agree that The Twilight Saga: Eclipse will be one of this summer's biggest films, but do you think it will be number one?

Well, MySpace's recent Trailer Park Chart seems to indicate so. In their "Top 5 Hot Movies of Summer 2010" feature, MySpace predicted the top five biggest films of the summer and placed The Twilight Saga: Eclipse in the number one spot.

MySpace cited user comments, saying "This movie is our number one because, judging by your comments, YOU are going to make it the biggest hit of the summer."

The site then went on to say, "This is the 3rd movie in the franchise. The first one grossed $408.7 million, the second one grossed $709.7 million, so it’s only going up. Question is: will it pass the $1 billion worldwide?"

An intriguing question, indeed.

A few months ago, we talked about a suggestion by one publication that Eclipse would not fare as well as predecessor The Twilight Saga: New Moon, but the consensus was then, and is likely still now, that Eclipse would surpass Twilight and New Moon.


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

::Team New Moon Twilight:: Twilight Saga Nominated for 5 National Movie Awards (UK)

The Twilight series of films have picked up five nominations at next month's National Movie Awards.

The Twilight Saga: New Moon will battle it out with 3D films Avatar and Alice In Wonderland in the fantasy category.

Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner have best performance nods. The next Twilight film, Eclipse, is up for most anticipated summer film.

The awards, which are voted for by the public, will be shown live on ITV1 in May.

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, which is up against movies including The A-Team and Toy Story 3, is due out in the UK on 9 July.

Harry Potter actors Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint are also pitted against each other in the best performance category.

Other actors nominated include Leonardo DiCaprio for Shutter Island, Aaron Johnson for Kick-Ass and Sherlock Holmes stars Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law.

Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince is nominated in the family film category against movies including Nanny McPhee And The Big Bang, and Up.

Budget horror Paranormal Activity and Michael Caine film Harry Brown are among films nominated for breakthrough movie.


::Team Carlisle:: Season 2 Episode 5 Nurse Jackie "Caregiver" Full Episode.

Monday, April 19, 2010

::Team Emmett:: Kellan Goes Shirtless in new thriller "Meskada"

The Tribeca Film Festival is just days away now and New Yorkers are starting to prepare for their city's annual celebration of film. There are some big names this year, starting with "Shrek Forever After," the (supposed) final chapter in the series, which opens the fest this year.

Today I'm here to showcase "Meskada," a thriller from writer/director Josh Sternfeld starring Nick Stahl, Rachel Nichols and "Twilight" star Kellan Lutz. The story follows a small-town detective investigating the death of a young child, killed during a home robbery. Not that you get a sense of that here; what you do get a sense of is Lutz, shirtless. Enjoy, ladies.


::Team Eclipse:: Eclipse The Animated Parody

::Team Carlisle:: Peter lands role as Boxer in "Paz"

‘Twilight’ Star Peter Facinelli Will Play Boxer Vinny Paz In Upcoming Biopic!

The Twilight vampire is ditching his fangs and stepping into the ring! He’s going to star in a new film about the true story of an inspirational boxer! Do you think Peter is the right choice to play Vinny Paz?

Peter Facinelli, best known for playing Carlisle Cullen in the Twilight series, is taking on a huge new role! The actor, also known for his role on Nurse Jackie as Dr. Cooper, will play boxing champion Vinny Pazienza in a biopic called Paz. The movie is about Vinny’s life and will focus on the boxer’s car accident which left him with a broken neck, after which doctors told him he would never box again. The boxer goes on to prove the doctors wrong, however, and becomes a world champion, beating Jr. Middleweight champion Luis Santana in 1991.

Filming starts in early 2011.


::Team Eclipse:: Video from Reelz Channel Eclipse Roundup

Sunday, April 18, 2010

::Team Human:: Billy Burke's New Song Titled, Removed Is Sent To His Subscribers

If you have already subscribed to Billy Burke's new website. You have received a fun email, giving you instruction on how to enjoy his new song, Removed. If you haven't subscribed, what are you waiting for?

This is a copy of my email:
Hi ForksPixie,

So here's your free song. It's called "Removed" and it's one of the
leading candidates to be the first single from the album. This mix
is fresh of the press and it's an exclusive unmastered version of
the track. If you decide to get the album, the final MASTERED
version of the song will come along with that.

Once you've successfully downloaded the song, here are some
suggestions for optimum listening pleasure:

1) Make yourself comfortable with a relaxing beverage of your
2) If your computer is hooked up to some killer speakers, you're in
good shape. If not, you're gonna want to grab yourself some
3) Create an environment for yourself where you won't be bothered
for at least 5 minutes, set the volume according to your mood, sit
back and groove.
4) Repeat steps 1 through 3 if so inclined.

Upon completion of the experience, please feel free to tell your
friends and loved ones to sign up and download the single as well.
Then, if you have a second to spare, head on back to and post a comment on the home page. I'll
appreciate ANYTHING you might have to say.

To download the free single: Just click on the following link, save
to your computer, unzip the file and then just add it to your
itunes library. For most Mac users (depending on your settings),
simply clicking on the link should download it and add it to your
iTunes library automatically.

We're working toward releasing the album in late June, but that
could change so keep checking in at

Lastly, as I mentioned on the site, this album has been a long time
coming for me so I want to thank you all again for taking the time
to come along for the ride.

And without any further B.S. - - here you go...

much love,

::Team Eclipse:: Final Trailer to Air on Oprah Friday April 23rd.

Summit Entertainment announced the final trailer for The Twilight Saga: Eclipse will be aired on Oprah on April 23rd!

Summit tweeted the latest Eclipse news on Friday via the official Twilight Twitter account:

Next Friday 4/23, watch Oprah for the exclusive debut of the FINAL #EclipseTrailer!

And visit our social networks after to chat live with surprise guests from the cast! More details to come…

After Oprah’s debut of the second Eclipse trailer, fans will be able to chat live with some of the guests via the official Facebook page. This announcement comes a week after Oprah shouted for Twilight fans.