Every once in a while, a movie is released that is so well written, so well directed, so fundamentally GOOD that the film becomes more than just some scenes recorded on celluloid – they become the movies that remind us why we love movies in the first place. Citizen Kane, The Wizard of Oz, The Godfather; these are just a few examples of movies that not only pleased generations of audiences but actually carved a place in American culture. Now, in the 21st Century, where we have the technology to bring pretty much any aspect of our imagination to life, filmmakers are exploring ways to make the best movies possible and this movement is giving birth to a slew of films that will remain important throughout time. Then, there’s Lionsgate who, for whatever reason, has decided to throw out any attempt at making a movie that matters and has now turned back to making more entries in a franchise that is…less than epic – The Twilight Saga. That’s right. There are more of these movies on the way. (more…)
It’s simply amazing to me that Kristen Stewart can still somehow get work. Eh, I guess an emotionless gaze and frequent lip biting gets your far in Hollywood land. Suffice to say, I hate her and Twilight, but I am a journalist… or something like one, so I report on things even I am not a fan of. With her latest stint as Bella Swan in Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1 hitting theaters next month and with Kristen currently on her way to being a bad ass Snow White in Snow White and the Huntsman, there is plenty for tween girls to cream (meant scream, but I’m not changing it) about.
In an effort to promote Kristen’s role as Edward Cullen’s fleshlight (giggity), Box Office Magazine interviewed Stewart to discuss some major changes that will be hitting Bella (ie: that mutant baby bump).
[SPOILER ALERT: If you don’t want to know anything about Breaking dawn by all means skip this next paragraph]
“There’s so many different versions of Bella in this, it’s insane,…You shoot, obviously, out of order and you keep going back and forth between pregnant, human and dead vampire Bella… It was a strange experience walking on set the first time I played a scene as a vampire because I’d watched everyone around me doing it all the time.”
Stewart goes on to talk about vampire Bella and writer/creator of the Twlight Saga Stephanie Meyer:
“I sound so lame,” Stewart continues, “but vampire Bella really is my favorite character. She’s very representative of a matriarch. She’s very intuitive on almost a psychic level and no one ever acknowledges it, which is interesting. Maybe that says something about Stephenie [Meyer] that she doesn’t get respect for all of her f–king amazing qualities… And I think it’s nice to see her finally get what she wants. That’s probably the best thing, even if it sounds simple and indulgent, which is why the f–king thing is criticized all the time. It’s nice to see people be happy. And she really — if I’ve played it right — is born to be where she is.”
Box Office Magazine even got the future Mrs. Cullen to speak about her new role, the sword swinging twist on the classic tale of Snow White. This iteration would be all singing and poison apples however, this take on the fariy tale character is a bit more…extreme.
“She is sort of the last shred of hope for her land,” says Stewart of the Snow White character, who represents a balance between violence and compassion. “She has this ethereal, spiritual connection to her people… Basically, I’m fighting evil. I’m fighting the most evil motherf–ers and it’s fine that they’re being killed. It’s anguish. It’s literally f–king anguish. She takes absolutely no pleasure in ever hurting anything.”
Bella be dropping the F-bombs now… OK, she’s gained a pinch of my respect.
Via: Coming Soon
I hate Twilight. But I am a journalist…Or something like one, so I report on things even I am not a fan of, this being Bill Condon’s Facebook letter to the people regarding Breaking Dawn. Oscar-winner Bill Condon is directing Breaking Dawn, thankgod, the end game to The Twilight Saga, which may be one film or may yet be split into two, god be damned.
His words are straightforward and don’t go into any Nerd depth on what’s planned for the film, but he does have one line that gives the inkling we may have terrible 2’s.. Split into two films:
“I’ve been given a very warm welcome by Stephenie and Team Summit – who are super-focused, as you know, on getting these movies right.”
Taking the Hobbit que, they are MILKING this series like lactating set of double D’s on a pregnant woman with a nipple fetish, AND I don’t believe with it’s psychotic following and all the money involved that Stephanie Meyer will NOT make another Twilight book. I already think I heard she was going to, but unless no, my hypothesis is that it won’t be long. Look at JK Rowling? She’s already saying that there will be another Potter book after she swore Hallows was the last, the limelight goes onto another (like Meyers) and the other’s get jealous...Check out the Letter to the fans by Bill Condon After the Spike