Twilight Fan Event in NYC November 3 and 4, 2013 Props, Movie, Guests and More

This just in from Summit Entertainment:

 

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THE TWILIGHT FOREVER FAN EXPERIENCE KICKS OFF EXCLUSIVELY IN NEW YORK ON NOVEMBER 3rd & 4th

 

Event Celebrates The 5th Anniversary of Summit Entertainment’s Blockbuster Epic And The Eagerly Anticipated DVD And Blu-ray Box Set Release of

Twilight Forever: The Complete Saga

 

Two Days Of Fan Festivities Are Open To The Public Including

A Complete Twilight Saga Marathon Of All 5 Films, Unveiling Of The Twilight Movie Props Exhibit, Along With Special Appearances, Events & Giveaways

 

SANTA MONICA, CA (October 21, 2013) — Summit Entertainment, a LIONSGATE® (NYSE: LGF) company, and Planet Hollywood International have joined together to create The Twilight Forever Fan Experience, a unique event commemorating the fifth anniversary of The Twilight Saga’s original theatrical debut and the eagerly anticipated November 5th launch of Twilight Forever: The Complete Saga on Blu-ray and DVD. The festivities will kick off Sunday, November 3rd with a two-day celebration featuring exclusive events for fans in New York City. Attendance is open to the public on a first come, first served basis. RSVP details will be available at https://www.facebook.com/twilight and http://www.twitter.com/twilight.

 

The Twilight Forever Fan Experience begins with a marathon screening of all five films in Summit’s Twilight Saga franchise, including the extended version of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 which will screen theatrically for the first time ever. The event starts at 9:00 a.m. on November 3rd at New York’s Regal E-Walk Stadium 13 Cineplex (247 W. 42nd St., New York, NY 10036), and also features special appearances (to be announced), exclusive prizes and giveaways.

 

On Monday, November 4th, Planet Hollywood Times Square (1540 Broadway, New York, NY 10036) will host an exclusive fan celebration to unveil its new Twilight Forever Fan Experience exhibit, where props from all of the films – including Bella’s wedding dress, Edward’s tuxedo and Jacob’s motorcycle — will be on display to the public. The evening event encompasses musical performances and special guest appearances (to be announced), fan contests (to be announced), photo opportunities and exclusive prizes and giveaways.

 

Below is the timeline of The Twilight Forever Fan Experience (times and events subject to change):

 

Sunday, November 3 – Twilight Forever Fan Experience Marathon

Location:              Regal E-Walk Stadium 13 Cineplex, 247 W. 42nd St., New York, NY 10036

Time:                       9:00 AM

Films include:    Twilight (122 minutes)

The Twilight Saga: New Moon (130 minutes)

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (124 minutes)

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 Extended Edition (124 minutes)

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 (115 minutes)

 

Monday, November 4 – Twilight Forever Fan Experience Exhibit Launch

Location:              Planet Hollywood, 1540 Broadway, New York, NY 10036

Time:                       6:00 PM

Appearances & Events: TBA

 

Twilight Forever: The Complete Saga encompasses all five films, over 2 hours of brand new exclusive content and over 10 hours of every special feature ever created for the multi-billion dollar franchise. The ultimate collector’s set, this is an immersive experience for every Twilight fan to recapture and relive the most epic romance of the century. Twilight Forever: The Complete Saga is available as a 10-disc Blu-ray (plus Digital HD UltraViolet) set for the suggested retail price of $74.99, and as a 12-disc DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet) set for $64.98, both debuting November 5, 2013 from Summit Entertainment, a LIONSGATE company.

Win Bella’s Shirt from Twilight via Catherine Hardwicke

Bella Shirt 1Catherine Hardwicke is raising money for a scholarship to be used by students at The University of California and in the process giving away a one of a kind Twilight collector’s item. For every fan that donates $25, their name will be entered into a drawing to win one of Bella’s t-shirts from Twilight. But this isn’t just any old t-shirt. This is the t-shirt Bella wore when she and Edward shared their first kiss! The winner will be drawn at random. If you’d like to participate, you can visit the Promise for Education website and donate now.  All contributions are tax deductible.  

 

 

 

Twilight Forever Box Set Trailer

We’re just one month away from the release of the Twilight Forever Box Set.  Yahoo! Movies released a trailer with a look at the packaging and a few of the new interviews that will be included in the set.

Leave us a comment: Are you excited? What are you hoping is included in the box set that you’ve never seen before?

 

Win the Curated Version of Breaking Dawn Part 2 from Yeah! #YEAHtwilight

Yeah! films is offering us five version of their new curated version of Breaking Dawn Part 2 to give to five of our users. If you’re unfamiliar with Yeah!, think of their work as the “pop up” version of the film filled with interesting facts and tid bits as well as a few humorous comments as well. There are also some interviews with the cast and filmmakers. Watch the trailer below, and if you are interested in winning a copy, just type PICK ME in the comments. We will pick five winners at random on Friday, Sept. 13.

Bill Condon Says Breaking Dawn As One Movie Is Possible In The Future

Check out the interview with Collider that took place at the press junket at the Toronto Film Festival for Bill Condon’s new film, The Fifth Estate that opens October 18 in wide release. It’s already gaining ground as an early OSCAR contender. Check out EW’s take here

Stephenie Meyer Reflects on 10 Years of Twilight

Stephenie SmilingIn an interview with APP.com, Stephenie talked about how it feels to have a 10 year old franchise.

“It feels like I’m super, super old,” said Meyer, 39. “Like 10 years? Oh, my gosh, I don’t know where it went. But it’s amazing to stop and think back to my life 10 years ago and how drastically it has changed. I just wouldn’t have seen any of it coming. If you had told me back then, ‘Ten years from now you’ll be promoting a movie you produced,’ I’d have been like, ‘What drugs are you taking?’ It’s so bizarre.”

Stephenie also address the question every writer dreads: what are you working on next?

“See, back in the early days I used to tell people about all of the ideas that I had floating in my head that I assumed would become books at some point,” she said. “But then, people have the expectation that it will be out in six months, and so I really don’t talk about what I’m working on anymore because it changes a lot.

“I’ll be working on something and then another idea will drag me away. I guess that’s really my problem, committing to one idea and sticking with it. And so I’m not going to talk about what I’m working on right now.”

Read the whole interview at APP.com.

Announcing #TwilightThrowback with Catherine Hardwicke

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To celebrate the five year anniversary of the film version of Twilight, every Thursday in September, director Catherine Hardwicke is going to host a Twilight Throwback on her Twitter and Instagram accounts.  We’re not sure if she’s just sharing more stories or if she will be taking questions from fans or what.  Follow her on Twitter or Instagram to get the news as it’s happening and participate.  

 

Thanks to PagetoPremiere for the heads up!

Vote for Bella/Edward at Hypable

battleshipIt’s the final round of Battleships over at Hypable and to the surprise of no one in the Twilight fandom, Bella and Edward have made it to the very end! They are pitted against another couple from a popular vampire series, Rose and Demitri from Vampire Academy.

Voting will close at midnight Sept 1. At the time of this post, Bella and Edward had a narrow lead of 58% of the votes against Rose and Demitri’s 42%.  Visit Hypable.com to vote now!

Lexicon Austenland Review

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Being a Jane Austen fanatic for decades (and I do mean decades) I read the novel Austenland when it first came out.  I admit it, if there actually was an Austenland, I’d probably go.  I’ve read fanfic at Austen Interlude, the Republic of Pemberly, and alas, the now defunct Hyacinth Gardens. I even wrote an ultimate Jane Austen movie guide for Hypable. I consider myself something of a cross between Elinor Dashwood from Sense and Sensibility and Fanny Price from Mansfield Park. I’ve seen every Austen movie, spin-off, loose adaptation. Yeah, I am one of those people. So to say I am picky about my Austen is an understatement.

When I read the novel version of Austenland, I was kind of meh about it. I loved the plot, but I didn’t really connect to the heroine. In the novel she was too much like the 30-something, NYC-overly career obsessed and struggling to find themselves women who I have to deal with in my day job.  I have to say one of the big improvements from the novel is that Jane’s backstory is streamlined, and she is infinitely more likable and quirky than the Jane of the novel. Whereas, I was so-so about the novel, I liked the movie way better.

A good deal my liking the movie Jane has to do with Kerri Russell’s portrayal. How can anyone not just love Kerri Russell!  She is vulnerable, lovable, loyal with a streak of independence. Her character of Jane also has a great way of making lemonade when she is served lemons. She doesn’t let Mrs. Wattlesbrook, played by Jane Seymour, get her down, or ruin her fun.  She’s also way more obsessed with the world of Austen than her book counterpart is.

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Stephenie Meyer described the movie as a com-rom. It’s a newly coined term for a comedy romance. First and foremost this movie is a comedy. There is the high-brow, witty comedy provided by the acerbic remarks from Mr. Nobley. He is a Darcyesque character played by JJ Feilds.  There’s also the low-brow comedy provided by Miss Charming played by the larger than life Jennifer Coolidge.  According to director/screenwriter Jerusha Hess, Coolidge was given freedom to ad lib many of her scenes.  One of her best moments is pretending to read aloud from Pride and Prejudice, only what’s she say isn’t regency. It goes in an entirely rated r fashion until Jane cuts her off with a blush and a curt, “I don’t think Mr. Darcy would ever say that.”

Secondly, the movie is a romance. Jane has two equally presented choices. Book fans will be interested to note that I did not find that the movie revealed too much about either gentleman. I saw them each as Jane viewed them, the good and bad. The question the viewer is presented with is, Can Jane find happiness, a fling, and perhaps a future with Mr. Nobley or Martin, the groundskeeper.  If she makes a choice, will she want more than either is willing to give? What might be the price for giving her heart? Is it real love, or just a vacation romance?

The supporting cast is just terrific. There isn’t a weak actor in the lot including the background actors who in various scene are lugging all sorts of period items from picnic supplies to luggage around and looking very weary in doing so, but then perking up when the upper classes observe them. One of the real standouts is Ricky Whittle who plays the over-the-top, swashbuckling Captain East. He doesn’t miss a chance to flirt with three ladies at once while showing off his 8-pack abs at the drop of a hat.

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The movie is very faithful to the novel with only minor changes. There is a slight change in the ending that I quite enjoyed. I found the novel’s ending a bit too abrupt. Without spoiling, I felt the movie let the airport scene play out more naturally with a far more satisfying and believable resolution. 

I only had minor quibbles with the film. As funny as Jennifer Coolidge is, the big, brassy, and loud thing works better in small doses.  The humor was milked too much. It’s as if the director wasn’t sure we’d get the joke so it played on too long. We get it, she has a bad accent, she’s the typical “ugly American”. It was funny the first time, not the 5th scene where it goes on too long. I realize she is supposed to be over-the-top, but it was too much for me. It was like she was trying too hard for the gag that never seemed to end. Also the scene where Lady Amelia drags Jane aside and wants to be her bosom sister and then goes crazy jealous on her was funny, but again too long for the comedy to land.

Lastly, viewers should stick around for the credits for a HILARIOUS look at the actors doing a rap lip-synch in Regency dress.  It’s like a bunch of Downton Abbey wannabes trying to be the little girls from the hood. You don’t want to miss it.

 

 

Bella and Edward VS Lizzie and Darcy

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Well this is interesting in light of the fact that Austenland is about to open! Apparently over at Hypable, the next stage of their Battleships Tournament has Bella and Edward VS Lizzie and Darcy. Get over to Hypable and vote for your favorites.