Twilight Makes CNN’s Most Iconic Movie Kisses

CNN has a list of what they consider to be the most iconic movie kisses. There are some oldies like Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable and Scarlett and Rhett from Gone With the Wind to modern ones like Leonardo Di Caprio and Kate Winslet in Titanic.


Even the most diehard members of Team Jacob can’t deny the romantic power of Bella and Edward’s first kiss. Kristen Stewart — who’s almost uniformly closemouthed about her off-screen relationship with costar Robert Pattinson — did offer “I get to kiss Edward Cullen,” when asked to name a few of her favorite things about the gig.”

Check out the entire list here.

CNN: Five Great Movie Locations to Visit

CNN has a list of five great movie locations to visit. Twilight is on the list and is especially prominent in their photo gallery. Minor point is that they feature Forks and La Push and don’t have a single photo up of any actual filming location in Portland, Vancouver, or Montepulciano. We suppose it’s the thought that counts.

3. “Twilight” series, Washington state

The Forks, Washington, area has turned into “Twilight” heaven. Visitors can enjoy dinner at Bella Italia in Port Angeles, where Edward and Bella had their first date; stop by Forks Outfitters, where Bella worked; and travel to Forks High School, where the two first met (rumored to be the filming location for the school scenes.)

Additionally, the area boasts stand-in homes of the Swans and Cullens and motels such as the Dew Drop Inn, complete with “Bella’s suite” featuring black and red bedding.”

Check out the story and fellow nominees on CNN

CNN Wants Your Video Questions

Robert_Kristen_kissCNN just brought this to our attention, and  this is actually pretty cool. Instead of just saying, “Kelli from Muncie wants to know…” you get to actually be on CNN (granted on tape) asking your question.

“Calling all Twi-hards: What if you had 15 seconds to ask anything you want of the cast of “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse?” Well, now you do!

Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner, Dakota Fanning and the rest of the cast will be sitting down with CNN this weekend and will be taking your iReport questions on video.”

Get the full details here.

CNN: Yes, Hollywood, Women Do Go To Movies

CNN talks about how New Moon and films like The Blind Side surprise Hollywood executives with their success. It’s an interesting tale of history repeating itself on Valentine’s Day and then amnesia striking. The stats on the decline of women’s roles and directors is particularly telling.

“There’s an old Hollywood tale, and it goes like this: Open a female-led movie around Valentine’s Day. Watch women go in droves and drive up box office numbers.

Then let Hollywood executives call it a fluke, since everyone knows that women don’t go to movies.

Over the past few weeks, that tale has been told with a twist.

Two female-led movies have earned astronomically high box office numbers — like “third best opening weekend” high — on fall weekends typically dominated by blockbuster movies aimed at men. “New Moon,” the second film in the “Twilight” vampire series, has grossed more than $230 million since its opening, while “The Blind Side,” about a white family that takes in a homeless African-American boy, is already past the $100 million mark.

See the rest on CNN.

This holiday season The Blind Side, New Moon, and The Lovely Bones are all poised to do well. Why? In no short measure, plots that appeal to women!

By the end of this weekend New Moon should be in 5th and possibly 4th place for 2009 movies taking the place of the heavily male dominated audiences for Star Trek and The Hangover.