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Jack Rico

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2012/04/26 at 12:00am

2 brand new pics from “Twilight: Breaking Dawn 2”!

04.26.2012 | By |

2 brand new pics from “Twilight: Breaking Dawn 2”!

Seven months from the awaited release of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2″, two new pics from Summit Pictures have been revelaed with the three protagonists stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner.

In the first still, we see Stewart and Pattinson (dating in real life) looking at yonder. Pattinson looks concerned, while Stewart is on a cheerful note. Is he expecting an attack and is she happy to be a vampire? The second photograph is of Lautner determined and courageous, ready for any situation where he can defend his beloved Stewart. These harmless speculations, will be answered via the new trailer in due time.

The official synopsis of the film the astonishing conclusion to the series, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN, PART 2, illuminating the secrets and mysteries of this spellbinding romantic epic that has entranced millions.

“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2″ opens in U.S. theaters on November 16.

Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson

Jack Rico

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2011/11/12 at 12:00am

7 clips from ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1’

11.12.2011 | By |

7 clips from 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1'

Fans of ‘The Twilight Saga’! We obtained 7 exclusive scenes from ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1, a film which opens in the U.S. on November 18. These scenes show a bit more than what trailers have been presenting. However, you will see more of what the film offers with these videos.

The plot the Quileute and the Volturi closing in on expecting parents Edward and Bella, whose unborn child poses different threats to the wolf pack and vampire coven.

To view photos, news and official trailer, click here.

Mack Chico

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2010/06/22 at 12:00am

Lindsay Lohan could be in ‘Twilight 4’

06.22.2010 | By |

Lindsay Lohan could be in 'Twilight 4'

I know she’s trying to revive her career and the following news report might be just what gets her to over the hump. A source close to Lindsay Lohan says the actress is doing everything possible to casted in the fourth installment of the Twilight saga, Breaking Dawn. Both her mother Dina Lohan and her ensure that being part of the cast would reestablish the controversial actress once again in Hollywood.

The same source added that after knowing that Lohan had passed her detoxification test, rumors began circulating that the singer of 24 years could join Robert Patinsson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner in the film (Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn).

Dawn will begin shooting in August this year and will be released in two films on November 18th, 2011.

Mack Chico

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2009/03/11 at 12:00am

Juan Antonio Bayona could direct ‘Twilight 3’

03.11.2009 | By |

Juan Antonio Bayona could direct 'Twilight 3'

Could Summit be going genre with its third “Twilight” pic?

Sources indicate that horror wunderkind — and Guillermo Del Toro protege — Juan Antonio Bayona has emerged as one of the finalists to direct “Eclipse,” the third movie in Stephenie Meyer’s “Twilight” franchise.

The studio declined to comment; a rep said producers were looking at a number of candidates.

Bayona’s name has come up in recent months, though generally in a group of other directors — an eclectic list that’s ranged from Paul Weitz to Drew Barrymore to James Mangold;earlier today, in fact, a report on the Twilighters fansite reported it would be Paul Weitz.

Many of the other names have been batted down. Bayona’s name, on the other hand, has surfaced more in recent days as the man who could land the job, in what would mark a bold departure for the franchise.

If he does come aboard, the studio would have brought on a female coming-of-age girl director in Catherine Hardwicke for the first “Twilight” picture, a mainstream Hollywood comedy director in Chris Weitz for sequel “New Moon” and a genre maven for the third picture.

 The shift would make sense on a number of levels — “Eclipse,” while continuing the romances and love triangles of previous books, does contain a mystery of unsolved murders that protags Bella and Edward seek to solve. (Notably, Bayona’s debut “The Orphanage” also contained a plotline centering on children who had been killed under mysterious circumstances.) It also features battles between werewolves and vampires that could call for a practiced genre hand.

Bayona, for those who don’t follow foreign horror directors, is a hot property — the 33-year-old Spaniard  who goes mainy by his last name has been championed by  “Pan’s Labyrinth” and “The Hobbit” director del Toro, who has produced and/or godfathered his work. Bayona received rave reviews for his Spanish-language “Orphanage,’ the Picturehouse-released Gothic tale about childhood and loss that was rife with spooks. He’s currently signed on to direct the dystopian thriller “Hater” for Universal. 

That project was to mark his English-language debut. If he and Summit can make a deal work, he may have some vampires to contend with first.

Mack Chico

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2008/11/24 at 12:00am

‘Twilight’ drains competition at box office!

11.24.2008 | By |

'Twilight' drains competition at box office!

Fangirls of all ages scored their biggest box office victory yet in delivering a $70.6 million opening for Summit Entertainment’s teen vampire romance “Twilight” at the domestic box office.

Based on Stephenie Meyer’s bestselling book series, “Twilight” is a ready-made film franchise, and the opening reps a resounding victory for the relatively new Summit, which didn’t even wait for the weekend to finish before announcing plans for sequel “New Moon.”

A $70 million opening is generally reserved for family pics or fanboy fare. “Twilight,” playing in 3,419 runs, tied with “The Incredibles” for the fourth best November bow after three “Harry Potter” pics. Gross is the highest ever for a female director and also beats the $57 million debut of “Sex and the City” in May.

The competition didn’t stand a chance against “Twilight.” Disney 3-D toon “Bolt” opened below expectations as older girls and moms made “Twilight” their first choice.

“Bolt,” grossing an estimated $27 million from 3651 runs, ended the weekend in a virtual tie with James Bond holdover “Quantum of Solace,” which grossed an estimated $27.4 million from 3,458 for a 10-day cume of $109.5 million, according to Rentrak.

Sony/MGM’s “Quantum,” like other holdovers, saw steep declines due, at least in part, to “Twilight.” Bond pic fell 59% from opening weekend, far more than predecessor “Casino Royale.” But Sony’s hardly complaining; through Sunday, “Quantum’s” worldwide total was $418 million.

Other studios may have been envious of Summit’s win, but the overriding emotion was relief at the sheer volume of theater traffic despite the economy. Frame was up as much as 68% over last year, when the weekend before Thanksgiving saw the debut of “Beowulf.”

Even the specialty side had bragging rights as “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas” landed in the top 10 for the first time, and Fox Searchlight’s “Slumdog Millionaire” clocked in with a boffo per-location average of $31,050 in its second sesh.

For Summit, “Twilight” brought good fortune from the beginning. Project landed at the company after MTV Films passed on it, while Fox Atomic also refused to bite. Conventional wisdom says that female-driven properties aren’t always the safest bet.

In more good news for Summit, Warner Bros. moved “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” which was supposed to open on Nov. 21, to July 17. Summit and Disney quickly moved “Twilight” and “Bolt,” respectively, onto that date.

Summit also kept costs down by hiring a relatively unknown cast and keeping costly special effects to a minimum. “Twilight” reportedly cost $37 million to produce. At that price, pic’s profit margin will be substantial.

“Quite frankly, as we journeyed on this road, from the inception to

Comic-Con to announcing we were moving from December, it became a perfect storm,” Summit prexy of distribution Richard Fay said.

“It’s clear that none of this would have happened had it not been for the incredible popularity of Stephenie Meyer’s books,” Fay added. “Being an old English major, it’s good to know that kids still read.”

Meyer’s four books have sold more than 17 million copies worldwide, including more than 8 million in the U.S. The most avid fans are tween and teenage girls, but women are part of the mix too.

According to Summit, 75% of the audience were females. The surprise came in that 45% of the audience was over age 25.

In marketing the pic, Summit reached out to boys by emphasizing the movie’s action and vampire lore. “Twilight” played well nationwide, but the biggest-grossing theaters were in Utah. (Meyer is Mormon).

By Friday morning, it became clear that “Twilight” would log a bigger opening than originally predicted. Thursday night midnight ticket sales clocked in at $7 million for a total Friday haul of $35.9 million. Mirroring “Sex and the City,” “Twilight” saw a significant Friday-to-Saturday drop, or 43%. Both pics generated enormous advance ticket sales.

Those who did turn up for “Bolt” gave the toon top grade. Pic saw a 66% increase from Friday to Saturday.

Mouse House expects “Bolt” to do well over the long Thanksgiving weekend as “Twilight” fervor dies down.

“It’s one of the busiest times of the year for family moviegoing,” Disney prexy of domestic distribution Chuck Viane said.

“Bolt” played on more than 900 3-D screens, the biggest count yet for a 3-D title. Those auditoriums did more than two times the business that conventional theaters did.

Still, “Bolt” is far down the list in terms of openings for animated films. Earlier this month, DreamWorks Animation/Paramount’s sequel “Madagascar: Return 2 Africa” debuted to $63.1 million. Among original toons, “Bee Movie” opened to $38 million in November 2007.

“Bolt” did beat the $25.1 million opening of Disney toon “Meet the Robinsons,” which cumed $97.8 million domestically.

“Madagascar” sequel, coming in No. 4 for the weekend, fell 54% in its third sesh, grossing an estimated $16 million from 4,007 runs for a cume of $137 million. Pic’s decline — more than usual for a family film — reflected the entry of “Twilight” and “Bolt.”

Elsewhere on the top 10 chart, Universal took the Nos. 5 and 6 spots with comedy “Role Models” and Clint Eastwood’s “Changeling,” respectively.

A sleeper hit, “Role Models” declined only 35% in its third weekend to an estimated $7.2 million from 2,733 runs for a cume of $48 million.

“Changeling” declined 38% to an estimated $2.6 million from 1,739; cume is $31.6 million.

Fox Searchlight’s “The Secret Life of Bees” kept buzzing away, declining 45% to an estimated $1.3 million from 1,095 runs for a cume of $35.7 million in its sixth week.

Mike Pierce

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2008/11/22 at 12:00am

Twilight

11.22.2008 | By |

Rated: PG-13 for some violence and a scene of sensuality.
Release Date: 2008-11-21
Starring: Melissa Rosenberg
Director(s):
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Country: USA
Official Website: http://www.twilightthemovie.com/

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Friday night + the release of TWILIGHT = WACK! Supa Dupa WACK!
People…I was soooo pumped to check out this movie. Vampire movies rock….NOT this one. The crazy thing is – I know people who actually got the chance to see an early screening. Everyone said, “oh…Mike, your going to love it.”
 
NOT!
 
Once the movie started…I was like, “Ok…it’s going to get better…ok…not there…ok….now? Hell naww!!” It’s basically about this girl…who lives with her mom in Phoenix, AZ. She is then forced to live with her dad…who lives in this small town in Washington. She’s the new kid in school…pretty much keeps to herself…but then catches the eye of this guy. His name is Edward. Well, to make a long story short…he happens to be a vampire. Yeah, I said it…a vampire. His special skill? He can run fast! Lol Yeah…wack!
 
It’s basically a vampire…Romeo and Juliet love story. If your 12 years old…and a chick, I’m sure you’ll like this movie. Me…not a chance. It never got going in my opinion…it stayed flat the whole time. NO BLOOD, NO GUTS, NO COOL VAMPIRE FIGHT SCENES…NO NOTHING! People, don’t believe the hype…read the book instead. I hear that’s better anyhow.
 
So, this weekend…save your money…and go see BOLT.

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