Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Surviving the Eclipse premiere

Someone just asked me to give her pointers on how to get close to the red carpet, what waiting in line is like, etc. based upon my New Moon premiere experience.

I suppose that right after I was so busy editing and uploading video from that premiere (see my YouTube channel for the videos) that I never got around to describing that weekend.

So I started writing and it turned out into a three page e-mail. So, if your planning or thinking about going to the Eclipse premiere this summer (official date TBD), look under the cut for more info. I put it behind the cut because, well it's three pages long and I didn't want to crowd my main page with a bunch of text.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

New Moon DVD and Eclipse stuff

The New Moon DVD:

Because the US Postal Service is 10 kinds of fail, I didn't get my New Moon DVD until Monday, the 22nd. I had to try and not watch the special features that were posted on-line because I wanted to see it on my large screen TV.

Anyway, I had ordered the 3-disc DVD from Target and I'm pretty satisfied with it. It would be 100 times greater if Kristen, Rob and Taylor were on the commentary but oh well. I guess they didn't want to sell too many DVD *shrugs*.

My favorite part of the DVD was the featurette about the bands that were in the movie and on the soundtrack. They showed a few clips from the Hollywood/Highland cast tour event of the band performing and you can totally see me in the crowd! (pictured with the red arrows point at me) I pretty much told everyone because if you saw yourself on a DVD wouldn't you want to share the news too? Yea, so that was exciting.

The Target 3-disc DVD came with a collectable "cell". Now, I'm a really big fan of anime (japanese animation) and when I would go to conventions and comic book stores and would sell "cells" it's usually a scene of that particular show but without the background. They usually use map paintings or layer another cell below it. So just imagine a clear plastic page with some hand drawn and colored picture. That to me, is a "cell".

So that's what I was expecting to see, just a smaller version of it, in the DVD package. What was really inside was a tiny 35mm piece of film inset in a card. So disappointing. The one I have is the beach rescue scene when Jacob is hovering over Bella after just pulling her out of the water. What am I supposed to do with a 1"x1.5" piece of film? I don't own a dark room so it's not like I can blow it up and develop it. Maybe put a flashlight behind it and project it onto my wall? Lame.

Robsessed has some clips from the press junket in Japan that's on their DVD. Check them out here.

Eclipse stuff:

The Eclipse Movie Companion is going to be released June 29th ( Which freakin' sucks because what am I going to have the cast sign at the premiere which will probably be held a few days earlier (official date still not announced). Didn't the New Moon Companion come out way ahead of the movie?

Eclipse is coming out in paperback on May 25th. I own the hardback but I think I'm going to have all the paperbacks as well because I'm getting my hardback signed by any of the cast and crew I can find and don't want to lend them out to people to spread the Twilight love so I'll get the paperbacks to spread the Twilight gospel.

Sort of Random:

Chris Weitz is a rugged hottie. :0)

Monday, March 15, 2010

Official Twilight Convention

This Friday, Saturday and Sunday, I went to the Official Twilight Convention at the LAX Marriott Hotel. Overall it was pretty good but honestly, I don't think I would go to a convention again. One of the nice things was that I was reunited with my "Twilight Family" that I met while waiting in line for the New Moon Premiere. We're spread out on the West Coast and have all aggregated here which was really nice. It was great getting the whole family together again.

Just so you know, we bought the Preferred Weekend Package that give you mid-range seating and an autograph (on something you have) from all the people that were there at the convention. I was going to have them sign my Eclipse book but I ended up having them sign production photos so that I could frame them and hang them up. You can't hang a book. I'll just have to save it for the Eclipse premiere.

Ok so I'll summarize and highlight the best of what happened this weekend after the break below.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Eclipse Trailer


Watch in HD.

This looks so fantastic! There are so many things that I've noticed in the 3, maybe 4, times I've just watched it.

1. Rob is hot and I totally feel like he'll protect me. What a man.
2. Taylor does "broken" really really well. I really like him as Jacob.
3. Did Bryce look like Lady GaGa but with red hair? Her eyes look humungous!
4. Bella wig... she didn't have humidity issues for the first two movies... that wig is so fail.
5. Volturi: So glad they gave Dakota more lines. It lets her act. I kinda thought she just stood around in the second one. Plus, Charlie Bewely strutting his stuff. Woot!
6 - 10. Seriously, Rob. You're so freakin' hot. >_<

Oh random but I love the opening and closing title sequence. The billowing dark clouds in the beginning and the quiet snow fall in the end (or is it rain?). Loved it!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Rob, Eclipse, Runaways

3/9/10 Robert Pattinson on The Early Show. This interview contains a small clip from Remember Me. Skip it if you don't want to get spoiled or cry. I nearly cried, not ganna lie.

Wednesday 6am PT/ 9am ET, a 10 second teaser of the Eclipse trailer will be available on-line. Guess who's waking up super early?

Listen to the entire soundtrack for The Runaways here featuring David Bowie, Sex Pistols, Dakota Fanning and Kristen Stewart.

Also, for my fellow Angelinos (aka people from Los Angeles. Note: we don't actually call ourselves this), The Runaways are having a premiere 3/11 in Hollywood at the ArcLight Cinemas. Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning confirmed to attend. Arrivals will be between 5pm and 6:30pm. They've also scheduled a New York premiere on 3/17. Which is also be when Rob will be attending the London premiere of Remember Me.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

82nd Academy Awards

Kristen Stewart on the red carpet.

Taylor Lautner on the red carpet.

Anna Kendrick on the red carpet.

More screen captures here.

Michael Sheen did a wonderful introduction for Helen Mirren as an actress in a leading role category. I'm Michael's newest fan and he's just amazing in everything.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Michael Sheen FTW!

Michael Sheen has a new movie and it comes out today! He is the voice of the white rabbit in Alice in Wonderland. Here are a few interviews he did to promote the movie.

Warning! Michael is totes funny! :-D
I'm a new super fan of Michael Sheen. I liked him before but now I like him a whole lot more.

After the break below are a few old-ish interviews of Michael doing some press interviews for New Moon.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Just noticed..

Ok, disclaimer time. I have a full 40 hour (sometimes more) job so the only time I have to submerge myself in all things Twilight is when I get home and crawl into my Twi-cave and pretty much shut out everything else. I don't get to look at/read all the stuff that's out there so sometimes things fall through the cracks.

So, first off... Summit has replaced David Slade's long time partner/editor, Art Jones, with the Twilight editor Nancy Richardson, according to Entertainment Weekly. What does this mean for Eclipse? Who can say. I'm slightly scared that Summit pretty much ran off David's choice of editors and seemingly replaced him with was seems like a puppet to do their editing bidding. Eclipse is a whole different animal compared with Twilight. It needs to accomplish so much more than have two characters fall in love and get harassed by visiting vampiric nomads. I want to know why Summit didn't like what Slade and Jones were producing to necessitate this change so late in the game. I just know that Slade is going to be asked this question when he has to do publicity for Eclipse... I have a feeling like he's going to sounds disappointed and try and brush off the questioner. A pox on you Summit!

Secondly... click on the "leaked" Eclipse meadow picture of Edward and Bella looking 100 shades of happy and tell me this.... is there a distinct wedding ring on Bella's left hand??!! It looks a lot like the replicas that Twilight inspired jewelry businesses are trying to sell: golden, oval, with a bunch of sparklies. Seriously, I can't wait to see this movie!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Remember Me video round up

Rob flew into New York this week to promote his movie, Remember Me, which is released into theaters on March 12.

He gave several interviews to the press and was a guest on The Today Show, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The View, The Early Show, and The Daily Show with John Stewart.

This is only a little bit of what's out there. There are tons of pictures and more videos. If you want more, I suggest heading over to Robsessed and Robert Pattinson Life.

Watch a bunch of videos by clicking on the link below.