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2:00 PM on 11.05.2013

Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2 could have been worse

Back when I reviewed The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2, I admired the saga's balance of tones (I gave the film a 75, and still stand by it to this day) but I absolutely hated the film's cheap CG effects. For the first ...

Nick Valdez


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11:00 AM on 02.25.2013

Here's your list of Razzie winners and losers

While we were stuck in Oscar mania, another set of awards took place a few nights beforehand. The 33rd Golden Raspberry Awards handed out "awards" to "winners" in ten categories ranging from Worst Actor to Worst Remake, Rip-O...

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 02.13.2013

Twilight fan novel, Beautiful Bastard getting adapted

You know how I wrote that feature the other day taking guesses on what the next Twilight would be? Turns out I had misjudged the central audience of those movies. It wasn't for teeny boppers as I had first thought, it's for t...

Nick Valdez



Which Young Adult series will take Twilight's crown? photo
Which Young Adult series will take Twilight's crown?
by Nick Valdez

What exactly made The Twilight Saga so special? So special that is spawned off five multi million dollar films, fifty shades of pretenders, and left a gash on the industry now that it's gone. Executives have figured out that Twilight phenomena somehow tapped into a demographic that no one really believe existed, or at the very least believed they could see it blurry and walking sideways like Bigfoot.

You could try and argue that a current scramble to find a replacement isn't happening, but it if weren't happening, we wouldn't have films like I Am Number Four, a flick created with a new "write a book for the explicit reason of becoming a Twilight movie" process. After the release of Warm Bodies last Friday, which was oddly being compared and fronted as a new version of Twilight, it got me thinking. 

What exactly is the next Twilight Saga? What's Young Adult/Teen/Tween/Tweensies book series gets the crown and all of the money and glory that comes with it? I have a few guesses with a little bit of special "commentary" from my 12 year old cousin and a Magic 8-Ball with whom I asked, "Could it be just like Twilight?"

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Review: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 photo
Review: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2
by Nick Valdez

There's no real way to predict what you're getting when watching one of the Twilight films. You either get a surprisingly corny and fun film (the first Twilight) or you'll get something severely disappointing like Breaking Dawn Part 1. These wildly varying outcomes affect the overall nature of the series since there's no set definition as to what the Twilight films actually are. Should we expect schlock or greatness going into a Twilight film? It's been unclear up until this point. 

As the final film of the Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn Part 2 looks to narrow down the answer for us, for better or worse. It needs to end the entire series well while still becoming an adequate film in its own right. Does Breaking Dawn Part 2 accomplish either of these things? Read on for the answer. 

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3:00 PM on 10.18.2012

MGM continuing Twilight without Pattinson or Stewart

Everyone loves R-Patz and K-Stew, correct? Him with his stupid hair and shiny face, her with her grumbly countenance and sloppy posture. Truly, 'tis a love story for the ages, except for when she cheated on him with a forty-y...

Xander Markham



E.T. and the Twilight Saga will get one day re-releases photo
E.T. and the Twilight Saga will get one day re-releases
by Nick Valdez

To celebrate E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (one of the most redundant names ever)'s 30th anniversary Blu-ray release, Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies, and Universal Pictures are showing the digital remastered version in select theaters October 3rd. So...the tickets are probably sold out by now. If you're lucky enough to live near one of theaters and can get to the site before the tickets are all gone, you can try your luck here (I'm so jealous of you jerks!). 

In other theatrical re-release news, much like the Marvel movie marathon before The Avengers premiere, Summit Entertainment will sponsor a marathon of the previous four Twilight films before the world premiere of Twilight 5 (TTS:BDP2) on November 15, 2012 in a wide selection of theaters across the United States of 'Merica. Chances are, you won't be able to get tickets for this either. I once saw Twilight Dos at midnight, and there was a group of girls waiting at my theater since noon o' clock that morning. Those tweens is crazy, y'all. 

Good luck to those attempting to get in either of these wonderful events (I'm trying my damndest to get in on that Twi-Marathon)!

[via /Film]

 

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10:00 AM on 09.10.2012

Trailer: Breaking Dawn Part 2

I am so glad that I decided to use quotations when I described the last "final" trailer. This new "final" final trailer has a lot of the same footage as the previous one (it even shares the same thumbnail!), but it comes wit...

Nick Valdez

11:30 AM on 09.07.2012

Trailer: Breaking Dawn Part 2

Last night during MTV's VMA's (which I totes wasn't watching, I swear!), the "final" trailer for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn- Part II, or Twilight 5 for short, was released. Naturally, I freaked out...I mean, the little...

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 08.29.2012

Two new images of Twilight 5, the shortest one currently

This summer I went on an endeavor to read through all four of the Twilight books for some reason and it has warped my perception of things. While the first Twilight was kind of good, the others left me hanging. The fifth...

Nick Valdez

1:00 PM on 06.22.2012

You will believe a werewolf wants to bang a child

In case you've forgotten, the final entry in the Twilight series features a werewolf(Tay-Lautes) that falls in love with a child(Mackenzie Foy) with the absolutely normal name of Renesemee. Photographic evidence is above...

Alex Katz







Trailer: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 photo
Trailer: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2
by Alex Katz

Yep, that's certainly a trailer for the last Twilight movie. I feel like this must inspire the same feelings in Twilight fans that the Dark Knight Rises trailer from yesterday inspired in me. They're going to see this, and for them, it's going to be good, but I can't see anyone being super excited by this trailer. It's not terribly well cut or exciting. There's some sort of vamp on vamp brawl at the end implies here, a change from what the Wikipedia entry says on what happens at the end of the book. I'm not going to spoil it, though I'd imagine that's a bit pointless if you're already a fan of the book, but the ending of the book is certainly a lot less action packed than this implies.

Anyway, if you were planning on seeing this, here is a trailer to let you know what you're in for.

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9:00 AM on 06.14.2012

Take a look at Renesmee, the vampire kid from Twilight

Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1 was possibly one of the stupidest stories I've seen on screen, and this is coming from a guy who could actually tolerate the previous two films (not the first one, though). I can't even imagine ...

Matthew Razak

9:00 AM on 05.25.2012

Three Twilight character posters revealed

Yesterday Summit announced what they called a "Coven Scavenger Hunt." By looking for clues on various Twilight fansites, fans could uncover three new Twilight character posters. Of course, being Twilight fans, all the clues w...

Liz Rugg

11:00 AM on 03.26.2012

Trailer: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2

I have braved the 49 second teaser trailer for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Part 2 (or rather, TWSBDP2) to present to you these very super-official important bullet points about the film that is going to change the ...

Andres Bolivar

9:00 AM on 03.23.2012

Trailer: The Host

It looks like Stephanie Meyer was tired of writing Twilight and wanted to try something new. By "try something new," I mean "combine V and Animorphs and hope nobody notices." The Host takes place in what I guess is a not-so-...

Jenika Katz



Lionsgate and Summit Entertainment in talks for merger photo
Lionsgate and Summit Entertainment in talks for merger
by Alex Katz

This could potentially be a very big deal. Lionsgate Entertainment and Summit Entertainment are currently in early negotiations for a possible merger. There are few details, as these are, again, early negotiations, but this has the potential to be a very big deal. Both Lionsgate and Summit are smaller-scale companies, compared to your Universals and your Disneys, However, consider the fact that Summit owns the entire film version of the Twlight franchise, and Lionsgate owns the entire Hunger Games franchise. I'm not saying Hunger Games is going to take off at the box office the way Twilight did, but they're popular books, and they're going to make somewhere around infinity billion dollars. Lionsgate also produces Mad Men, one of the best shows on television that I watch, and Breaking Bad, the best television show on that I don't watch. Don't get pissy about it. It's just a scheduling thing.

There's no telling how this is going to shake out, but it could have fairly big repercussions in the industry if it winds up going through. These two corporations represent a ton of money, and together, they could make a massive impact.

[Via Deadline]

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Review: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 photo
Review: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1
by Matthew Razak

It's a challenge to get angry over something you don't really care about. When your greatest emotion toward a thing is general apathy, then getting angry about it isn't worth your time. So it is a testament to how insanely stupid The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Part 1 is that it made a series of films I didn't give a damn about into something so stupid that it actually aggravated me into annoyance.

I, like many a husband/father/boyfriend, had heard that the fourth book was pretty universally hated from my wife, but I didn't actually realize how stupid, weird and flat-out disturbing it got until seeing the new movie. Still, you can't blame a film based on a book for adhering to the book's idiotic storyline. I can, however, blame it for sucking as a movie.

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The Flixist Show #3: Those Krokodil Blues photo
The Flixist Show #3: Those Krokodil Blues
by Alex Katz

We have a surprisingly on point show today, where we discuss the new Twilight movie, the Akira remake, the new phenomenon of splitting up movies into two, and krokodil. Here's a good idea, guys. Don't look up krokodil. It's probably responsible for some of the worst images I've ever seen. This show also has a special guest, where Jenika briefly joins us to talk about the dueling Snow White stories hitting this year.

Find us on iTunes, the Zune Marketplace, or catch the direct download link after the jump. Keep listening, and tell your friends! We love you.

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7:00 PM on 11.15.2011

The Muppets are way into Twilight

If you don't follow Twilight or write for a movie website, you might not know that The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Part 1 is coming out this Friday. Well, the Muppets are certainly aware, and they dressed up to celebrate. I...

Jenika Katz

11:00 AM on 11.02.2011

Gus Van Sant is totes Team Jacob, casts Lautner in film

Though Taylor Lautner: Action Star didn't work out quite well, looks like the kid is trying to add "indie darling" to a growing list of achievements that include "bang someone who has the same name as you" and "excelling ...

Andres Bolivar

8:00 PM on 10.06.2011

First three Twilight movies coming to theaters again

NCM Fathom and Summit Entertainment are planning to celebrate the release of Twilight: Breaking Dawn - Part I by having the first three (yes, there have already been three...) Twilight movies play in theaters across the U.S. ...

Liz Rugg