Friday, July 2, 2010

::Team Twilight:: Fan Fiction Friday is back!

WOW. AH-MAZE-ING. INCREDIBLE. There are so many more adjectives to describe The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, but I'll stop because otherwise this post would be epically long. I hope everyone has seen it by now, or have plans for this weekend. Meanwhile, if you're stuck in line waiting, here are some stories to keep you company.

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 Cullen Sister:

---This first recommendation is very special, as it is being written by our very own Lili, a.k.a. ForksPixie. It is gripping so far, keeping me on the edge of my seat waiting for the next chapter. Yes, I am a pre-reader on it, but since I normally avoid any and all non-canon pairings, you have to trust me. This is a great read!!

Visions of Our Destiny by ForksPixie

Rated: M
Type: Romance/Angst---AU/Supernatural---Non-Canon Couples
POV: Jasper and Bella
Status: Work In Progress (3 chapters)
Shack Rating: * * * * *(5 sparkles!)

Visions of Our Destiny

Jasper has been waiting 60 years for Alice's vision of his vampire soul-mate. What happens when she knocks on the Cullen door escorted by the Volturi Guard.


Across the Airwaves
by Isabel0329

Rated: M
Type: Romance/Angst---AU/AH---Canon Couples
POV: Edward and Bella
Status: Complete (25 chapters)
Shack Rating: * * * * *(5 sparkles!)

Across the Airwaves

Bella Swan is suffering from another bout of her continual insomnia when she comes across a velvety voice on the radio late at night.


The following reviews are from Forks Pixie:

The Orbiting Meteor
by IdreamofEddy

Rated: M
Type: Romance/Drama/Supernatural---AU/OOC---Non-Canon Couples
POV: Peter and Bella
Status: Work in Progress (17 chapters)
Shack Rating: * * * * *(5 sparkles!)

The Orbiting Meteor

Three and half years after escaping from the mythological and heartbreaking world of Forks, Bella is moving on with her life. What happens when a mysterious stranger catapults her back into the world she so desperately wanted to leave behind?


Saved by crysta656

Rated: M
Type: Romance/Drama/Supernatural---AU/OOC---Non-Canon Couples
POV: Jasper and Bella
Status: Complete (19 chapters)
Shack Rating: * * * * *(5 sparkles!)


It was there where my life fell apart, where everything inside of me died. It was a simple decision really. Who would give up the opportunity to have a piece of heaven? I tried but I couldn't. I was so young, so naive.


That's it for another week my little sparklettes. Go see ECLIPSE!! Show those


Thursday, July 1, 2010

::Team Demetri:: Charlie Bewely Knocks Jacob's Head Off on Lopez Tonight

::Team Eclipse Soundtrack:: Cee Lo Green Performs 'What Part of Forever' on Lopez Tonight

::Team Bella:: Kristen Stewart on Lopez Tonight

::Team Jasper:: Video: Jackson Rathbone on Good Day New York.

::Team Breaking Dawn:: Video: Wyck Godfrey Talks About The Films.


::Team Eclipse:: London Eclipse Premiere Pics

::Team Edward:: NEW Rob Pattinson Film "The Summer House" Coming to iTunes on 7/13


LONDON, UK, 17 June 2010 – Shorts International will release the short movie The Summer House featuring The Twilight Saga: Eclipse star Robert Pattinson on July 13. The film will be available to download from iTunes Movie Stores in the US, Canada, UK, France, Ireland and Germany.

It is Northern France and the swinging sixties are well underway. While mankind is landing on the moon, a young girl becomes a woman and learns that life on earth can prove to be just as alien as those famous first steps.

The Summer House pairs the emerging British starlet, Talulah Riley (St Trinian’s, The Boat That Rocked) alongside international idol, Robert Pattinson.

“We are delighted that Talulah and Robert’s intoxicating on-screen chemistry can now be seen on iTunes,” said The Summer House producer Anna MacDonald. “We are immensely proud of the film and are looking forward to seeing how audiences react.”

“This sweeping, romantic fable will be a Summer 2010 hit,” said Carter Pilcher, CEO of Short International. “From Keira Knightley to Mel Gibson, not to mention Beyonce and Lady Gaga, the stars are breaking in to short movies – now it’s time for Robert Pattinson and Talulah Riley to join the club.”

::Team Eclipse:: Eclipse Breaks Wednesday Opening Day Record, 2nd Overall to New Moon.

Posted July 01, 2010 by Larry Richman
Eclipse breaks Wednesday opening with record $68.5MUPDATE THURSDAY 1:00 PM:

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse has broken the record for a Wednesday opening, taking in an estimated $68.5M. This tops the $62M brought in by Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Included in the total is the $30M reported previously from midnight and 3:00 AM screenings. In comparison, The Twilight Saga: New Moon took in $72.7M from 4,024 theaters on its opening day, setting a new all-time single day box office record. That figure included $26.3M in midnight shows. It also set a new record for the #1 summer day of all time, beating The Dark Knight's $67.2M. It was the second highest single day of all time (New Moon holds the top spot).


Early figures estimate that The Twilight Saga: Eclipse will break the record for a Wednesday opening, taking in $65M. This tops the $62M brought in by Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Included in the total is the $30M reported previously from midnight and 3:00 AM screenings. In comparison, The Twilight Saga: New Moon took in $72.7M from 4,024 theaters on its opening day, setting a new all-time single day box office record. Of course, that was a Friday, not a Wednesday.

These numbers are not official and are only estimates based on early reports. However, these preliminary figures are usually fairly close to the final data. Summit Entertainment will officially announce domestic and worldwide numbers later.


The Twilight Saga: Eclipse has opened to a record $30M+ overnight from approximately 4,000 screenings, beating the record $26.27M set by New Moon. This is an estimated total from all midnight and 3:00 AM shows. The film also set a new IMAX overnight record, with $1M at 192 locations beating the recordholder Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen with $959K.

As I posted below, Twilight opened on November 21, 2008 at 3,419 theaters, taking in around $7M in midnight screenings (which was considered stratospheric at the time). Its first weekend total was $69.64M. The Twilight Saga: New Moon opened on November 20, 2009 with $26.27M from 3,514 midnight screenings at 4,024 locations on its way to a first day total of $72.7M (more than Twilight's entire opening weekend). Its first weekend total was $142.8M, making it the #3 all-time and #1 non-summer opening weekend of all time.

The Dark Knight had a $18.4M midnight debut (3-day weekend) and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince took in $22.2M on a Tuesday night on its way to a 5-day weekend total of $158M. The Dark Knight went on to take in $67.17M that opening day, dropped 29.1% from Friday to Saturday to bring in another $47.65M, and ended with $43.6M on Sunday for an opening weekend total of $158.4M.

What to watch for: We won't be able to measure per theater averages until we know exactly how many showings there were. That will be a better indicator of how well Eclipse did vs. New Moon. The film's opening day total will be released tomorrow afternoon, Thursday 7/1. More theaters are expected to be added on Friday. The Independence Day holiday weekend is tabulated starting Friday, so the 3-day weekend totals will not include today and tomorrow's numbers. Therefore, it's possible that Eclipse may not set a holiday weekend record. Wednesday and Thursday's numbers will still count toward the film's total box office although they will be included in the week of Friday 6/25 - Thursday 7/1.


As I did with Twilight and The Twilight Saga: New Moon, I will be tracking the box office numbers for The Twilight Saga: Eclipse on a daily basis. You will be able to follow the progress of the film on this blog just as you were able to witness the success of the previous movies here from the moment the first ticket was torn at the midnight screenings of Twilight, the first in the series based on Stephenie Meyer's best-selling books. That film was, at the time, expected to be a modestly successful indie -- and, yes, these are independent films, which is one of the the primary reasons I began reporting on them in the first place (and will continue to do).

The rest is cinematic history, and this morning's release of the third film in the The Twilight Saga was the biggest opening of all time at 4,416 venues. So it's no surprise that early reports say theaters were mobbed not just in America but overseas as well.

There are a few things to watch for (click the links for daily numbers and extensive analysis). Twilight opened on November 21, 2008 at 3,419 theaters, taking in around $7 million in midnight screenings (which was considered stratospheric at the time). Its first weekend total was $69.64 million. The Twilight Saga: New Moon opened on November 20, 2009 with $26.27 million from 3,514 midnight screenings at 4,024 locations on its way to a first day total of $72.7 million (more than Twilight's entire opening weekend). Its first weekend total was $142.8 million, making it the #3 all-time and #1 non-summer opening weekend of all time.

After the second weekend, its domestic total was $230.95M and worldwide was $473.95M. The film passed the $1/2 billion mark worldwide in its third weekend. After four weekends, New Moon sat at $267.32M domestic. And the film ended its fifth weekend with a total $274.6M domestic and $634.7M worldwide on its way to a current theatrical total of $296.6M domestic and $709.7M worldwide.

In comparing the box office numbers for Eclipse vs. New Moon, due to the differences in number of theaters and screens, it would be best to follow the per theater and per screen averages (which I'll be posting). That would be a more reliable indicator of how well this film is performing vs. the previous one. Not to mention that it's a 6-day holiday weekend opening.

The key to the total weekend box office will be the percentage drop (or increase) from one day to the next, especially Friday to Saturday. Twilight dropped 40.8% from Friday to Saturday its first weekend. New Moon dropped 41.8% the first Saturday after it opened. So that's the key to this weekend. No matter how well Eclipse does over the next couple of days it won't hold up if there's a precipitous decline on Saturday.

::Team Eclipse:: Eclipse Cast To Make Surprise Visits to Theaters This Weekend.

You may have already seen "Eclipse" two times by now (heck even three!), but you might want to get yourself ready to head back to the theater some more this weekend after you hear this news!

We've seen a lot of chatter on Twitter today — including this tweet and this one — regarding the possibility of stars from the movie making surprise appearances at "Eclipse" showings in theaters throughout the country this weekend.

Well, surprise! We have exclusively confirmed with a source from the studio that YES the rumors are true! And, we can also confirm that it will be a whole SLEW of "Twilight" actors popping up in MANY locations around the country. While we don't have any more information at the moment (i.e. don't ask us if GPS chips will be put on the actors), you can rest assured that you now have that much more of a chance to come within feet of your very favorite Forks resident. Happy hunting, Crushers!

Source MTV

::Team Carlisle:: Peter on Jimmy Kimmel 6/30

::Team Eclipse:: Warning to Twihards- BE CAREFUL of online scams right now.

Sparkly Ones,

Hey and welcome to post-Eclipse BLISS!!! Isn't it great!

I need to say a few words here from me, Lisa, the owner of this blog.  When a movie is as successful as Eclipse is playing out to be, there are predatory people online who will play on your every Google and Yahoo search. I know we have a lot of young members of our blog and I feel compelled to make this post.  DO NOT click on any Tweets or Facebook Groups/Fan Pages that say they can give you the movie for FREE on your computer. The first simple fact is that it is highly illegal but moreover, it is very dangerous for your personal information AND your computer.  

I've been around the internet and in the industry for a very long time. The scams for something as popular as Twilight are NUMEROUS.

I've seen two really slick scams tonight on Twitter and Facebook that are extremely deceiving and are out to collect credit card and personal data off your computer.

So the best bet is don't click on anything that sounds too good to be true... and in Edward's words.


Ok, now go back to your Post-Eclipse JOY!!!!!
Love you all!

::Team Jasper:: The Last Airbender Premiere NYC Pics. OMG JACKSON!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

::Team Eclipse:: Total Eclipse From the Start. Eclipse SMASHES Box Office Records.

It was a total Eclipse from the start.
The blockbuster third installment of The Twilight Saga opened to more than $30 million on its first night in North America.
It surpasses the previous midnight opening record holder, which was the second Twilight installment, New Moon, at $26.3 million.
It’s too early to know whether Eclipse will top New Moon’s (full) first day record of $72.7 million.
The movie also set a new IMAX record for midnight grosses with over $1 million from 192 theaters, beating Transformers 2’s $959,000.

Developing story, more on the numbers to come.

Source -

::Team Eclipse:: Pics of Scenes We Did Not See in the Movie. (DVD Maybe?!)

::Team Eclipse:: Metric's "Eclipse (All Yours)" Music Video

"Eclipse (All Yours)"

METRIC | MySpace Music Videos

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

::Team ROBSTEN:: Twilight Producer Wyck Godfrey PLAINLY says Rob and Kristen are TOGETHER!!!

 Wyck Godfrey Talks to Time Magaizne

Everyone is talking about whatever is going on between Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart. Is that good for business?
Do you want the honest answer? I haven't even thought of it that way.

That's not the honest answer.
It really is. I honestly don't think of it in terms of business. It doesn't affect our core business at all. The thing I do think about is, Oh my God, I hope they stay together. Because it could be awkward on set in the next movie if they have a huge falling out. It's like, Wow, they have to portray this love story through two more movies. God, I hope they stay together; please stay together. That's what affects my day-to-day.

But you walk by newsstands and it's a publicist's dream: they are on every cover.
I don't feel it's out there anymore. Do people still report on it? If you look at people who have a stable personal life, the rags get tired of them. I think we're heading to that place where they are together and that's their life and we better find someone new to create drama out of.

Read full interview at Time - Talks about Breaking Dawn not being R rated and Rachelle Lefevre

::Team Bella:: Kristen on Late Night With David Letterman Videos.

Much Love to for the videos. 

::Team Love Shack:: Eclipse Read Along Chapter 27 NEEDS.

Chapter Number: 27

Chapter Name: Needs

Page Numbers: 605 – 620

Date of Chapter: June 15th – 16th

On the drive back from La Push, the tears that Bella wouldn’t cry in front of Jake finally overwhelm her and she has to pull over to the side of the road. Alerted by Alice, Edward is with her almost immediately, and comforts her silently in his arms until she is composed enough to go home and put up a reasonable front for Charlie. The realization that there is a small traitorous part of her heart that wishes it were Jake holding her in his arms only makes her agony worse.

Fobbing Charlie off with half-explanations, Bella stumbles upstairs to her room and breaks down again completely in Edward’s arms. She tries to pull off the charm bracelet Jake gave her, but Edward stops her, telling her that it’s part of who she is. It’s a very long night. Bella has all too much time to think about the human life she is giving up — and to realize how deeply she has hurt the two people she loves most, in coming to her decision. The thought that she vowed only that morning never to let Edward see her weep again for Jake sets off a fresh wave of hysteria. Edward just holds her quietly and lets her cry herself out. When she wakes dry-eyed in the morning, he is braced for more tears, but Bella assures him that it won’t happen again. In the course of that agonizing night, she has at last understood what giving up her humanity for Edward really means — and the pain of that sacrifice will always be with her. But she has come to terms with her choice.

Edward takes her face in his hands and asks: Are you sure? He’s never seen her in such pain — he can’t believe this can be the right choice if it hurts her so much. But Bella reflects that Edward didn’t see her pain when he left her last autumn. She knows whom she absolutely can’t live without. He may be strong enough to live without her, she explains, but she could never be that unselfish. She needs him too much. With the memory of Bella’s grief so fresh in his mind, Edward is still dubious; but she insists that he is the most important thing in the world to her, quoting Cathy from Wuthering Heights. Edward replies in Heathcliff’s words: “I cannot live without my life! I cannot live without my soul!” Exactly, Bella says. She knows what she needs and what she is going to do now. (Edward corrects her: what they are going to do). Go see Alice about their wedding.

Having foreseen Bella’s decision, Alice is waiting impatiently for Edward and Bella to arrive and bursts into transports of excited gratitude. Bella tries to damp her enthusiasm by repeating her conditions (which Alice has anticipated): the wedding is to take place by August 13th, Bella has a veto over the guest list, and Alice is forbidden to go overboard with the arrangements. Alice’s exuberance is undiminished and she whisks Bella off to show her the turn-of-the-century wedding dress she already ordered for her months ago — just in case. Bella is uncharacteristically gracious about these preparations (which she has no taste for); when she emerges, Edward looks at her for a moment, saying simply “that was very, very nice of you,” before suggesting that they get away and go to their meadow.

After the terrors and grief of the past couple of days, the meadow seems a peaceful refuge. They lie quietly holding hands, and then Edward asks casually: why August 13th? Bella explains that it gives her a month’s leeway before her birthday. Edward points out that Esme is technically three years older than Carlisle, so it’s silly for Bella to worry about the exact age at which she becomes a vampire. But Bella replies that her age isn’t the real issue: she just wants to get on with it. She’s ready now — she has made her decision properly, in the full understanding of what it will mean. What’s the point of waiting any longer? It’s time to start living the life she has chosen. Asked about the guest list veto, she hesitates and then explains that she doesn’t want Jake invited because it might make him feel he had to come and she wants to spare him that pain.

Edward is silent at that, and then pulls Bella to his chest to ask why she is suddenly throwing herself into Alice’s plans for a formal wedding. Bella tells him about her last conversation with Charlie. Perhaps a formal leave like a wedding will make the business of saying goodbye easier. Charlie gets his chance to walk her down the aisle, and Renee and Phil and all Bella’s friends can gather to wish her well. And she will have the chance to declare publicly to them the only part of her choice that can be told: that she is choosing life with Edward and that they will be happy together. It’s the best she can do for them.

And abruptly, Edward can’t bear it. Deal’s off, he tells Bella, and she gasps in horror, thinking he has changed his mind about making her a vampire. He swiftly reassures her that he’s not backing out of his part of the bargain — but he is releasing her from hers. The prospect of waiting any longer is too horrible: it’s time to get this over with. His own ideas about what will make her happy have proved wrong time and again; trying delay her, to get her to change her mind, to provide her with reasons to stay human, has only made things worse for her. His way of doing things has hurt her over and over — so they’re going to do it her way: “Tonight. Today. The sooner the better.” He will speak to Carlisle: perhaps if they give her enough morphine it won’t be so bad….

Bella starts to object, but Edward interrupts to assure her that he hasn’t forgotten the rest of his promise to her. His lips are on hers and her mind is already beginning to spin before she works out what he is getting at. Part of her exults and thinks “oh, never mind,” but her responsible self knows she needs to stop him, and quickly: while she can still think clearly about what she ought to do. “Why?” he asks, when she tells him she doesn’t want to do this now. “This had better not be about me.” Silly remark, she thinks: everything in her world is about him. But she explains that it’s important to her to do things right and responsibly and in order. To give Renee and Charlie proper closure, to let Alice have her fun, and most important to tie herself to Edward in every human way before she lets him make her immortal. She is determined to follow all the rules: his soul is too important to her to take risks with. And Edward regretfully agrees.

And now, she tells him, it’s a good thing he’s bulletproof, because they have to do something dangerous: it’s time to get the ring and break the news to Charlie. Edward laughs and agrees. Producing the ring from his pocket, he slides it onto Bella’s finger. Where, she reflects, it may well stay for eternity.

Characters Involved:
Bella Swan, Edward Cullen, Charlie Swan, Alice Cullen

Characters Mentioned:
Jacob Black, Esme Cullen, Carlisle Cullen, Renee, Phil

Places Visited:
The road from La Push, the Swan home, the Cullen home, the Meadow

Memorable Quotes:

I realized that I’d been wrong all along about the fridge magnets. It had not been Edward and Jacob that I’d been trying to force together, it was the two parts of myself, Edward’s Bella and Jacob’s Bella. But they could not exist together and I never should have tried. ~ Bella looking back on the events of Eclipse.

“You don’t understand. You may be brave enough or strong enough to live without me, if that’s what’s best, but I could never be that self-sacrificing.” ~ Bella to Edward

“I cannot live without my life! I cannot live without my soul!” ~ Edward to Bella, quoting Wuthering Heights.

“Edward, I’m ready. I’ve chosen my life — now I want to start living it.” ~ Bella to Edward

“You can have happiness your way. My way is always wrong. So…We’re doing it your way Bella. Tonight. Today. The sooner the better.” ~ Edward to Bella about changing her.

Important Information learned:

Bella now fully recognizes the cost of giving up her humanity for Edward, and the pain of that loss will always be a part of her.

Bella has imposed three conditions on Alice: the wedding is to take place before August 13, Bella retains control of the guest list, and Alice is to restrain herself from going overboard with the arrangements.

Bella wants to get married by August 13 to give herself plenty of time to be changed before her 19th birthday.

Bella wants a veto over the guest list to make sure no one invites Jake, because that will only put him in the hurtful position of feeling he ought to come.

Bella has come round to a formal wedding because she can see that it is the best way of giving closure to the friends and family she is leaving behind. It also allows her to declare publicly the choice she is making (and the reason she is leaving them): to be with Edward forever.

Edward no longer thinks that putting off Bella’s transformation until after their wedding is best for her. All the delays he has urged on her have only made it all harder for her: he wants to do it the way she wants, with no strings attached — and as soon as possible.

Bella, conversely, has concluded that Edward was right: before she becomes a vampire she wants to tie herself to him in every human way possible, and take a proper leave of her friends and family.

Bella is also anxious not to risk Edward’s soul by having sex before they are married.

Bella and Edward are going to break the news of their engagement to Charlie as soon as possible.

::Team Jasper:: Jackson Talks Eclipse, Last Airbender AND Sings!!! OMG!

And some pics too!

Monday, June 28, 2010

::Team Twilight:: Bree Tanner tops 100 Million Copies Worldwide. Top Book of 2010

The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: an Eclipse Novella has sold more than 1 million U.S. copies since its release on June 5, making it the year’s best-selling book in under a month.
The novella is written from the viewpoint of Bree Tanner, a newborn vampire Stephenie Meyer introduced in Eclipse, the third installment of her mega-selling The Twilight Saga.


::Team Emmett:: Kellan Lutz lands lead in Anime Guardians of Luna as a Werewolf.

Los Angeles, CA, June 26, 2010 – Today Cybergraphix Animation announced the addition of Kellan Lutz (Emmett Cullen, Twilight Saga)  to the cast of upcoming anime DVD feature Guardians of Luna. Kellan will play the lead role of Carson Stone in the dark-action film, which will be completed in Fall 2011, and distributed by FUNimation Entertainment in North America.
Guardians of Luna centers around Carson Stone, who has come to Steelhenge looking for answers about his lineage. Driven by a mysterious letter from his father, what Carson uncovers is a city bearing an ancient curse. With each full moon, the city is terrorized by a pack of vicious werewolves. City leaders plan to eradicate the threat, and Carson must team up with three other werewolves in order to protect an ancient power source. In the process, they discover a dark secret about their ancestors that will force the “heroes” to make a crucial decision…on which could save humanity, or destroy it.