YGN: Twilight: Eclipse Review

Your Geek News ~ Mat and Nat!:

As a film and as an adaptation of Stephanie Meyer’s bestselling tween romance novels, Eclipse’s director, David Slade, most certainly out-did either of his predecessors. While the love story remains intact to satisfy Nat’s need for any angsty werewolf/vampire/human love triangle, Matt appreciated the clear effort taken to attract a male audience by adding a dark and more violent visual style, that was clearly riffing on actual horror elements for the first time in the series.

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July 18, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , . Celebrities, Entertainment, Fantasy, Fiction, Film, Horror, Mystery, Popular Culture, Supernatural, Suspense, Twilight, Urban Fantasy. 1 comment.

YGN: Twilight Eclipse Exclusive Clips and Interviews

Scoopage from Matt and Nat at YourGeekNews:

After two movies of angsty interspecies romance, Jacob and Edward are forced to join together to protect Bella from the dangers of Victoria’s vampire army and the Vulturi. Watch what Kristen, Robert, Taylor, plus new cast members Bryce and Xavier have to say about their characters in Eclipse, and what director David Slade thinks about his contribution to the Twilight Saga!

June 27, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Celebrities, Entertainment, Fantasy, Fiction, Film, Horror, Mystery, Popular Culture, Supernatural, Suspense, Twilight, Urban Fantasy. Comments off.

Twilight Eclipse: New Edward/Bella/Jacob clip from MTV Movie Awards…

Courtesy of OnTides:

Kristen Stewart hops on back of Taylor Lautner’s motorcycle in the new Eclipse scene shown during the 2010 MTV Movie Awards on Sunday night (June 6). The Twilight Saga Eclipse NEW CLIP from MTV Movie Awards 2010!

June 7, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Celebrities, Entertainment, Fantasy, Fiction, Film, Horror, Mystery, Popular Culture, Supernatural, Suspense, Twilight, Urban Fantasy. Comments off.

Eclipse movie clips: Edward threatens Jacob

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More clips after the break:

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May 23, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , . Entertainment, Fantasy, Fiction, Film, Horror, Mystery, Popular Culture, Supernatural, Suspense, Twilight, Urban Fantasy. Comments off.

MiM meets Brandon Sanderson plus the Suvudu Cage Match of the multiverse…

MiM met Brandon Sanderson at his book signing for The Gathering Storm..

Warbreaker is out in paperback, and Alcatraz Book 3 was awesome according to MiM Jr..the Wheel of Time collaborative work is a sad but satisfying read as we await the final two volumes of Memory of Light..

Check it out -Best thing I’ve read today (I can haz in gamer format please?!) from Brandon’s Amazon Blog –  Suvudu Cage Match:

So, from what I’ve heard, Rand won the Suvudu cage match.

This leaves me with mixed feelings. On one hand, I am pleased and proud. On the other hand, George R. R. Martin’s write-up of how he thought things would go was simply epic. In his version, the fight went as it should have in many ways, particularly near the end. Rand and Jamie, sword to sword, man to man. A win without a kill, respect given on both sides.

Robert Jordan is smiling somewhere, Mr. Martin.

If we take an infinite multiverse view of things (as is suggested in the Wheel of Time world) then what Mr. Martin wrote did indeed happen. And it didn’t. And everything in between happened as well.

However, in the version imagined by Brandon Sanderson, here’s how the fight goes down.

Mr. Martin’s narrative is more or less dead on until the end. Rand and Jamie struggle and fight, and it comes down to man against man. However, neither man can gain advantage over the other.

Then something flickers in Rand’s vision. Perhaps it’s a trick of the light. Perhaps it’s an assassin’s bolt, dipped in the poison of an asp and fired toward Rand in a moment of weakness. Perhaps it’s Rand’s madness asserting itself. Regardless of the cause, he thinks he’s being attacked by someone other than Jamie and his allies. Treachery, a violation of the trial of seven.

It may be real. It may not be.

Rand, in desperation, somehow forms weaves of power. Reckless weaves, fueled by anger, perhaps delusion (or perhaps when the One Power pool surrounding King’s Landing was used up, some started trickling in from surrounding areas through One Power drainage ditches and has just come close enough for Rand to tap). He creates a gateway through which to escape, but also lets loose a brilliant bolt of balefire, firing it at shadows moving on the other side of that gateway.

A column of liquid light springs forth, passes through the gateway, and hits Suvudu itself.

Now, it’s hard to say what effect this should have. Balefire, for those unaware, has the power to burn threads from the pattern and rework time itself. Kill someone with balefire, and things they did prior to being killed will be reversed.

Perhaps this should mean that the battle never happened. Perhaps it should wipe the entire experience from our minds. But balefire is an odd thing, as is a contest such as this one. And so, Rand’s actions remove the previous fights from existence, but don’t change what is happening between him and Jamie.

Through accident, Rand’s balefire brings back each and every fighter who participated in this tournament. Everyone appears on the battlefield at once.

Rand and Jamie stare in wonder at the chaos that follows.

Aragorn, Garet, and Hiro have a conversation about who is really the greatest swordsman in the world. It involves much stabbing, some pizza, and very little coding.

Kahlan exclaims that she was never part of a “fantasy” novel in the first place, and so disappears in a puff of hypocrisy.

Arthur Dent says, “Oh no, not again.”

Dumbledore tries to send Lyra on a quest to find some random magical object that is going to save the world, really, and is terribly important. So important that he can’t go himself. Honestly.

Roland ponders for twenty-two years before telling you what he does.

Harry Dresden decides this is really all too much work, and wanders off to get himself something to drink. He gets beaten up seventeen times on his way, but saves two orphanages.

Ender writes a poem about the Shrike, entitled “It Might Be a Demonic, Sadistic, Terrible Monster Made of Blades, Thorns, and Terror—but It’s Really Just Misunderstood.”

Kvothe flies in, riding Temeraire, Hermione at his side, and— (I’ve written the second two thirds of this sentence, but I’m not giving them to you yet.)

The Wee Free Men start chatting about this interesting fellow they met WHO SPEAKS IN ALL CAPS and wonders if this is all going to create a great big paradoxical mess he will have to fix.

Edward broods.

Ged, Vlad, and Conan give Eragon a wedgie.

Polgara throws something breakable at somebody, then goes to find Belgarath, who is most likely drinking with Mat, Tyrion, and Harry at this point.

Haplo and Raistlin get into an argument about how to pronounce Drizzt’s name.

Elric tries to decide just who among these people he likes the most, so that he can be forced to feed them to Stormbringer at a terribly dramatic moment, causing much personal angst.

Anita takes out Edward for good measure.

Gandalf and Aslan eye everyone mysteriously, then have a discussion over tea about whose resurrection was more meaningful.

Locke steals Gandalf’s staff and sells it on eBay as an authentic prop from the film trilogy. He then does the same thing with Hermione’s wand.

And at that point, the great Cthulhu himself awakens, and his terrible, alien nature drives everyone irrevocably insane.

Rand wins by default, since he was already insane, and Cthulhu showing up doesn’t really change him at all.

Ladies and gentlemen, we just got Cthulhu’d.

Best,

Brandon
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This is syndicated from Brandon Sanderson Blog.

April 19, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Celebrities, English Literature, Entertainment, Fantasy, Fiction, Film, Horror, Mystery, Popular Culture, Sci Fi, Supernatural, Suspense, Urban Fantasy. Comments off.

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse full trailer

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more about “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse trailer“, posted with vodpod

March 11, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , . Celebrities, Entertainment, Fantasy, Fiction, Film, Horror, Mystery, Popular Culture, Supernatural, Suspense, Twilight, Urban Fantasy. 1 comment.

Twilight: Eclipse 10-second trailer

full trailer releases manyana…

Vodpod videos no longer available.

Sara Stewart parses the clip for us:

01: Bella and Edward embrace in a field. Is this the same field where they once lay on the ground and held hands as a chaste metaphor for sex? Forks, Washington is a small place, so we’re going to assume yes.

.03: Edward tells Bella to consider “the consequences of the choice you’re making.” That choice being, as “Twilight” readers know, to become a creature of the night like him. Which he’s going to fight her on, big time.

.04: Obligatory shot of the woodsy Pacific northwest — looking considerably brighter than when Catherine Hardwick shot it for the original, depressive “Twilight.”

.05: Jacob, shirtless. Chris Weitz, who also directed the ridiculously successful “New Moon,” knows not to mess with a good thing. Plus, Taylor Lautner worked really hard for those abs — let him have his moment.

.08: Jacob tells Bella he’ll fight for her “until your heart stops beating.” It’s been pointed out that this sounds kind of like a veiled threat. But no: he’s referring to her vampiric aspirations — meaning, once she becomes one, her heart won’t be beating anymore.

.10: Bella leans in, looking an awful lot like she’s going to kiss — Jacob? OMG!

 
 
 

March 10, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , . Celebrities, Entertainment, Fantasy, Fiction, Film, Horror, Mystery, Popular Culture, Supernatural, Suspense, Twilight, Urban Fantasy. Comments off.

Taylor Lautner hosts SNL December 12th, musical guest Bon Jovi

Yowsa. And this pairing was PERFECT for this spoof, now it’s real, lol. Reality imitating Art again!

Variety:

“New Moon” star Taylor Lautner will host the Dec. 12 edition of “Saturday Night Live,” NBC has announced.Lautner, who plays Jacob in the hit “Twilight” franchise, will be paired with musical guests Bon Jovi…

Created by http://mstaken.com

This video is our TWILIGHT: NEW MOON fantasy: what if Bella was part Buffy and shredded an epic rock ballad?

The story behind this video is that a while ago we got approached by a young woman who had an idea for a fake engagement ring to ward off douchebags. She asked us to make her a video and we made “Puke In My Mouth” http://youtube.com/watch?v=DJsQcnB6GC0. It was so much fun, we told her we had to make a sequel about Twilight. Hope you guys enjoy – don’t forget to leave a comment and subscribe!

-beau, peter and david
the pantless knights

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November 28, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , . Celebrities, Comedy, Entertainment, Fantasy, Fiction, Film, Horror, Music, Popular Culture, Supernatural, Suspense, Twilight. 1 comment.

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