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Jackson Rathbone: Fault Magazine Additional Preview Image

Fault Magazine has released a final image and tidbit of interview from their Jackson Rathbone issue.

FAULT: You’ve just wrapped all of the worldwide Breaking Dawn premieres, how was the tour?

JR: Each stop on our tour, from Madrid to Rome to Toronto to LA to NY to Chicago and so on, was a wild and wonderful experience in its own way. We are just so grateful for the love and support of our fans, who continue to inspire us. Getting to meet these fine folks around the world, face-to-face, is one of the most rewarding experiences I’ve had as an actor.”

FAULT: Will we get to see Jasper’s character developed more in Breaking Dawn Part 2?
JR: Absolutely. In Breaking Dawn Part 1, we got to see a new, lighter side of Jasper. He’s finally able to let loose a bit, and smile! At the wedding, he gets to take his lovely wifey, Alice, for a spin on the dance floor. By the end of the film though, the tone gets darker and he’s fighting to protect his family, Bella and the baby. In Part 2, with the looming threat of the Volturi, you’ll continue to see the evolution of Jasper. ..

Details on how to order the magazine for all pictures and the full interview are here.

Monday Morning Review: ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1′ from a Fan’s Perspective

Be warned the review that lies ahead contains massive spoilers, so if you haven’t watched the film, don’t read it. It’s part of Movies.com’s latest series called Monday Morning Review (MMR). The concept behind MMR is “…a review of a film the Monday morning after it arrives in theaters. As such, this review is written for people who have seen the film, and will discuss plot points, spoilers, etc, so read it only if you’ve seen it or if you don’t mind knowing everything that happens.” The Lexicon’s Laura (who freelances a a bi-monthly column for Movies.com) was asked to pen this review.

It would be really easy to jump on the “Wimpy Heroine, Sparkly Vampire, Shirtless Werewolves are Banal Abominations” train. Let’s face it, proportionately there are as many reviewers taking that stance as there are going to be folks lining up for midnight sales on Black Friday. Certainly there is more than enough room to poke fun at far-fetched plot lines, predicable longing looks, and implausible dialogue. So taking all of this into consideration, why did The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 rake in an estimated $30.25 million on midnight screenings alone, and, later, $139.5 million? Far from falling on its economic face, Breaking Dawn Part 1 is well placed to shatter several box office records, and to finish its cinema run as a top five movie of the year.

Given that the novel Breaking Dawn is considered by many fans to be a huge letdown, and that it is the least popular book in the franchise by far, it does make you wonder why the movie version is doing so well. By in large it’s been established that this franchise is being fueled but its loyal female fanbase. There are a few fanboys out there known as “Twiguys,” but the male audience seems to be largely comprised of men that end up getting dragged along under duress to a screening by their girlfriends, wives or friends. So given that it’s a movie “for the fans” that weren’t really that happy with the novel, let’s take a look at why Breaking Dawn Part 1 is succeeding.

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Mark Kermode: A Guy Who Gets It, Reviews Breaking Dawn

We have been covering Mark Kermode’s assessment of the Twilight Saga since New Moon. Mark Kermode is well aware the series (like we are ) isn’t in danger of winning an OSCAR, but understands it’s escapist, romantic fun. He is also highly critical of reviewers who seem to think it’s a treatise on abstinence, a Mormon conversion piece, or a defense of abusive male behavior. Check out Mark’s latest and scroll down for links on his previous reviews.

Check out Mark’s Eclipse opinion here and his New Moon Opinion here

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Video Preview of Nikki Reed on the Cover of 17

Nikki Reed will grace the cover of 17 for the Dec/Jan issue.  Here is a preview.

Preview of Cast on Ellen


As always, Ellen is up to her usual antics with the cast of Breaking Dawn. And we do mean the ENTIRE cast! The episode will air this Friday.  Check your local listings for channel information.

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A Review of Breaking Dawn By a Non-Fan That Keeps Fans in Mind

I appreciated reading this review from Take40 that admits the film won’t win an Oscar for Best Movie, but that the fans will love it.  Be warned though, it does have a few spoilers.  Here are a few highlights:

Well the movie take40.com (and the rest of the world) have been anticipating for close to twelve months has finally been released — and we thought it was fantastic!

First of all, despite the bad reviews we’ve been reading of this flick, Breaking Dawn impressed us (and the audience by the sounds of it) and if it’s keeping the fans happy, then that’s probably what matters the most!

As someone who has never read any Twilight books (I can hear Twihards gasping in horror) I can’t say how Breaking Dawn ranked against them, but I was pleasantly surprised that I came out liking this film above all the others, and am keen to see the next one!

After Edward knocks up Bella, it’s pretty much all down hill in the looks department for Kristen Stewart. As the vamp baby harms her from the inside, the film stylists have succeeded in showing us a side of Kristen never seen before — sickly, emaciated and just plain unattractive!

The birth scene is fairly graphic in terms of teen movies — with Kristen having to drink her own blood, and then undergo a bloody C-section in a room full of blood thirsty vampires. I’m sure you can do the maths there. Robert Pattinson really shines through this scene, as Edward deals with possibly losing the love of his life.

The Lexicon would like to note a couple of things – The fansites had the chance to see the film at the premiere in the Nokia, which was FILLED with fans.  I believe they let most of the tent city campers into the film.  There were several moments of applause, and not at the points where you would expect them.  There was lots of laughter, and even a few moments where it was stunningly silent.  So I feel the audience LOVED the films, and like this review said, the fans loving it is what is important.  Secondly, before we get comments about it, Bella does NOT drink her own blood.  She drinks the blood that Carlisle has kept for her in case she needs it as a clumsy human who manages to get hurt a lot.  Just like in the book.  Since this reviewer admits that he’s never read the books, he didn’t catch on right away to that.  You can read the whole review at Take40.

Lexicon’s Spoiler Free Review of Breaking Dawn: Part 1

As I sat down to write a review of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1, I honestly had difficulty considering where to begin. Should the review open with a comment about the love scenes that are getting so much hype? Should it focus on how much each of the characters change in this film, which also is getting attention in the press? Or should I begin with the various performances? To tell the truth, the best compliment I can pay for this film, and the first thing I said when I finished watching the film, was that it is the best book to screen adaptation from this series thus far. All the rest falls into place for that reason and because the film was in the hands of a brilliant director.

As far as story content goes, this film has all the important moments that the book has. All the necessary plot points are met, and then it goes even further to fill in any missing blanks. There is a mixture between Bella’s story and Jacob’s story from the book as the movie switches points of view to make sure all key moments from the book are given due justice. There are even some flashbacks to Edward’s time spent away from Carlisle and Esme that are very well done. Personally, I wish there had been some more fighting banter between Rosalie and Jacob, but I only thought about it after the film was over as I considered what had been cut from the book. That was the only thing that didn’t make it into the plot that I wish had been included.

When you consider that this film follows the full cycle of a romance from wedding to baby, as well as a werewolf pack dividing and plotting to kill said baby, there is a great deal of content to cover. But the film never felt rushed, and it never missed a beat, either. In fact, at one point after a great deal of plot had been covered, Laura looked down at her watch to find that there was still over 45 minutes left in the film! And even then, the content that came after that point was still just as well executed as the beginning of the film. The steady pacing allows the story to flow naturally without any beats being forced.

Bill Condon has praised the acting chops of the cast in several interviews. Well, I have to give the praise to Bill Condon for eliciting performances from this cast that are unlike anything we’ve seen previously. Every single cast member steps it up and takes their character to the next level. I’m not sure where Kristen Stewart found it in herself to show the pain and fear that she did in the birth scene, but it is chilling. Robert Pattinson brings an angry Edward into the game for the first time while still showing how much he loves Bella. Yet for me, the one performance that shines above the rest comes from Taylor Lautner. He has a few moments in this film where his reactions and facial expressions are beyond perfection. Without spoiling too much, I will say that the two moments that stand out the most both have to do with Renesmee. Other great moments come from Billy Burke and Anna Kendrick during the wedding scenes. Booboo Stewart and Julia Jones both have their own stand out moments and lines as do each member of the Cullen family. And be sure to stay through the credits for one of my personal favorite sarcastic line deliveries in the film, possibly the entire saga!

Of course no review of Breaking Dawn would be complete without addressing the romance. This is easily the most feminine story of the saga. From wedding to honeymoon to love making to pregnancy to birth, there is so much of the plot that revolves around major life moments, especially for a woman. Yes, there are plenty of romantic moments. Yes, the love scenes are done well and manage to be sexy but still tasteful. However, I actually think the most romantic moments come later on when Edward is fighting for Bella’s life. And as a mother, my heart was tugged on quite a bit by the moment when Edward hears the baby for the first time. I believe that Condon managed to make this a full love story, not just about a newly wedded couple, but about a newly formed family.

My only complaints are similar to complaints in the past. That’s right, we’re talking about hair styles and clothes again. In the past all my complaints have been about Jackson Rathbone’s hair. Not this time. Jackson looks really great! It’s Peter Facinelli that drew the short end of the hair style stick! We heard rumblings of it from Comic Con when the first images rolled out, so this shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone. I’m also tired of seeing the Cullens in grey. I know that’s so very, very nit picky, but I don’t understand it. They have all the money in the world. Can’t they wear a color other than grey? I don’t know if it’s a way to make them all look paler, but it is a little sad and dreary after awhile. Poor Esme even wears a greyish color to the wedding. But these are minor complaints that I will gladly take to get the amazing performances that were shown in the film.

Over all, I really enjoyed the film. I found myself laughing out loud at several moments and nearly cried at others. I know there were some things that I missed in my first viewing, so I’m excited to see it again and take it all in. It is very true to the book, which as an original fan of the book I appreciate so much! I felt comfortable watching the scenes I have read so many times come to life. In past films, I have held my breath and hopped that certain moments worked well on screen. Often times, I have come out of those moments feeling alright about what I saw and said, “Well, that wasn’t too bad.” There was only one moment in Breaking Dawn that truly had me worried and holding my breath about how it would play out. I won’t tell you which moment that was, but I will say that it ended up being one of my favorite moments in the whole film. Thank you, Bill Condon, for staying true to the story and for finding realism in something so heavily embedded in fantasy. And thank you to the cast for going to those dark places and bringing this whole series to life. With Part 1 being this good, I find it difficult to believe we have to wait a whole year for Part 2!

We will post a more detailed review full of specifics and spoilers after the film has released.  This review is solely the opinion of Lori Joffs.

Preview of MTV Breaking Dawn Wedding Clip

The full clip will be on later today. Here are the details from MTV: “Can you stand it, “Twilight” fans? There are only a few hours until the premiere of an exclusive clip from “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1,” followed by a lengthy Q&A with stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner as part of “MTV First: Breaking Dawn” tonight at 7:56 p.m. ET on MTV and MTV.com.”

Breaking Dawn Part 1 Soundtrack Preview

Soundtrack fans!  You don’t have to wait to get a preview of four more songs from Breaking Dawn!  You can listen to the songs at the Twilight Facebook page as well as hear some messages from Christina Perri and The Joy Formidable.  The songs available to preview are:

A THOUSAND YEARS – CHRISTINA PERRI
ENDTAPES – THE JOY FORMIDABLE
I DIDN’T MEAN IT – THE BELLE BRIGADE
TURNING PAGE – SLEEPING AT LAST

Twilight Fan and Breaking Dawn Soundtrack Artist Cried At Film Preview

Can you imagine being a Twilight fan (as in fully committed Twi-Hard with the body art to prove it) and having your song get selected to be on the Breaking Dawn Soundtrack? Well that’s exactly what happened to Christina Perri. As she tells MTV, the whole thing was really emotional.

Yes, I am 1,000 percent a ‘Twilight’ fan. I can’t even deny that I am actually, in fact, a Twi-Hard and have a ‘Twilight’ tattoo,” she laughed, also revealing that she’s Team Edward. “I got a tattoo on my wrist that says ‘bitten,’ and it’s written in the font of all the book titles. So, yes, I am of one the big, geeky fans.”

“I’ll never forget going to the screening of the movie. But, for me, having this opportunity is also such a wild card, because it’s Hollywood, and you never really know. … I wasn’t even sure I was going to be on it until yesterday, when I saw it in print,” she laughed. “So I tried not to get hyped out, because it’s one of my favorite movies, one of my favorite books, one of my favorite soundtracks, and that could potentially freak out the little songwriter in me.

“So I tried to put that aside and take it one step at a time, went to see the movie and cried like a baby, because it’s so good, and I felt so lucky to be there,” she continued. “And then went home and wrote a love song to Edward and Bella … and to have it be chosen, I’m unbelievably honored.”

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