Obama approval tanks, he attempts to court Twilight fans…

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July 7, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , . Celebrities, Entertainment, Fantasy, Fiction, Film, Horror, Mystery, Obama Administration, Politics, Popular Culture, Supernatural, Suspense, True Blood, Twilight, Unemployment Statistics, Urban Fantasy. Comments off.

Jersey Shore cast does Twilight – Jimmy Kimmel

Courtesy of Jimmy Kimmel:

Jimmy Kimmel Live’s Twilight Saga: Total Eclipse of the Heart – The Jersey Shore Saga: Friggin’ Twilight

June 24, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Celebrities, Comedy, Entertainment, Fantasy, Fiction, Film, Horror, Popular Culture, 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.

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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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.

SNL: Taylor Lautner Opening Monologue

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WSJ:

In his opening monologue, Lautner, the co-star of the “Twilight” franchise and a champion martial artist, made fun of his rumored relationship with country star Taylor Swift by imagining what he should have done to stop rapper Kanye West from interrupting her during the MTV Video Music Awards. Spoiler alert: West ends up losing his head.

more about “SNL: Taylor Lautner Opening Monologue“, posted with vodpod

December 13, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , . Celebrities, Comedy, Entertainment, Fantasy, Fiction, Film, Horror, Popular Culture, Urban Fantasy. 1 comment.

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.

Update: Opening Day Box Office Stomps ‘Dark Knight’, new record; ‘New Moon’ breaks box office records for midnight run- $26.3 million; “Paranormal Activity” the most profitable film of all time, highest grossing R rated thriller in a decade…

Actors Taylor Lautner and Kristen Stewart arrive at The Twilight Saga: New Moon premiere in Westwood, Calif. Monday, Nov. 16, 2009. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)

Update: Heh. The ‘female-driven’ New Moon has knocked Batman’s dxck in the dirt. Vamps rool and caped crusaders drool this winter, lol:

Summit Entertainment’s “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” tore up the box office record for best opening day, grabbing the title away from Warner Bros. “The Dark Knight,” and earning a spectacular $72.7 million yesterday at 4,024 theaters.An exceptional feat for a film playing outside the summer frame.

There were an array of estimates being reported on the internet about how high the first day of “New Moon” actually was. This morning’s figure is Summit’s official Friday estimate.

“Dark Knight” had minted $67.2 million from 4,366 runs on July 18, 2008 before making a three-day opening weekend of $158.4 million.

Fueling the Friday B.O. for “New Moon” were midnight shows in 3,514 venues which drew in a record-breaking $26.3 million for the time slot.

The opening day for “New Moon” posted more than a 100% gain over the first Friday of “Twilight” which made $36 million a year ago and a three-day weekend of $69.6 million.

Hollywood better wake the hell up, another piece here focuses on the ‘female crowd’ and we know they are producing nothing original from interviews with Rob Zombie and the director of Trick R Treat also; Paranormal Activity made a mint and so will New Moon. Stop wasting money on Will Ferrell and other noted morons who want to criticize America and instead focus on producing things ‘females’ and their husbands, boyfriends, friends, sons, brothers, cousins may want to watch. How many times can you make American Pie? All Will Ferrell’s movies are the same. Go ahead hire a few women as studio execs and see what happens.  Shake it up, lol. CW is doing pretty damn fine.

For a franchise that has clearly targeted females, “New Moon’s” first day is so exceptional that it’s fair to say that the film most likely played beyond its core crowd to males. However, Summit plans to release the pic’s moviegoing demos in its three-day estimate report tomorrow. Ever since the first installment finished its play in theaters, the production of “New Moon” has garnered non-stop headlines on glossy covers and fansites with the media savoring details on the film as well as its cast members Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner….

Variety:

Summit Entertainment’s sequel “New Moon” has set box office history in breaking all records for midnight runs, grossing a whopping $26.3 million as it unspooled in 3,514 theaters at 12:01 a.m. Friday.That easily beats the $22.2 million collected by Warner Bros.’ “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” this summer. Today, “New Moon” goes into a total of 4,024 runs domestically. For a female-driven property to draw such a turnout is also history-making.

Next record for “New Moon” to eclipse: Best opening day. Current record-holder is Warners’ “The Dark Knight,” which grossed $67.2 million from 4,366 runs on July, 18, 2008.

However the first day grosses for “New Moon” turn out, they will far exceed the $36 million earned by “Twilight” on its first Friday exactly a year ago…

MiM is also pleased to note “Paranormal Activity” is now the most profitable film of all time.

The hit $15,000 thriller PARANORMAL ACTIVITY has grown from its midnight-only showings in a handful of college towns to become this year’s biggest movie phenomenon, and will cross $100 million at the box office after only five weekends of national release as of Friday. In so doing, the movie has become the top grossing R-Rated thriller of the past decade.

…PARANORMAL ACTIVITY began its theatrical life with midnight-only screenings in 12 college towns across the U.S. and quickly developed into a national wide hit, with fans visiting the ParanormalMovie.com website and demanded the film be brought to their city. After more than 1 million such requests, Paramount expanded the film nationally where it has been playing to packed theaters ever since.”

What is truly amazing about PARANORMAL ACTIVITY is the depth of commitment from fans who demanded to see it,” said Paramount Pictures Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Brad Grey. “Adam Goodman, our head of production, believed in the film and championed it from the very first screening. This box-office milestone is also a testament to Oren Peli’s considerable talents as a filmmaker. All of us at Paramount are proud to have been involved with his revolutionary project.”…

Paranormal Activity $5,035,043 Weekly Box Office $104.7 TOTAL GROSS Millions

November 21, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Celebrities, Entertainment, Fantasy, Fiction, Film, Horror, Mystery, Popular Culture, Supernatural, Suspense, Twilight, Urban Fantasy. 2 comments.

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