Twilight Saga Movies: A Showtime Exclusive

Deadbolt seems to have picked up on a piece of news that just about every other media outlet out there missed. Showtime has scooped up the rights to broadcast all the movies in the Twilgiht Saga. That’s quite a coup! According to Deadbolt:

“…it was announced that Showtime has signed an exclusive Twilight deal with Summit Entertainment that gives Showtime the rights to air all Twilight films in the Stephenie Meyer based Twilight Saga upon the release of Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking dawn to cable television. With cable television curry enjoying a new moon in popularity and far from any twilight of what TV fans can expect, the release of critically acclaimed cable TV movies and series have overshadowed mainstream networks.”

Check out the full article on Deadbolt.

New Moon Trailer: An Analysis of the Analysis

Deadbolt has done it again and come up with a great feature that explores the media hype that surrounds the Twilight franchise. This time they’re talking about how the Internet is going to explode tonight with people analyzing and reanalyzing the trailer. No doubt there will be screen caps of second by second footage, blow ups of frames, and endless commentary ranging from OME! Can’t wait till Nov. to Chris Weitz ruined it!

According to Deadbolt:

“…the New Moon trailer will serve a dual purpose:

1. It will satisfy the near fever pitch Twilight anticipation.

2. Build fresh New Moon momentum from a brand new starting point.

Hey, we’re just as excited to see the New Moon trailer as you are, but it’s been awkwardly entertaining to see so much hype around … well … a trailer.”

Check out their full trailer story.

How Powerful Will Robert Pattinson Be in New Moon?

That’s the question that The Deadbolt asks in their latest feature.

“Edward Cullen will be a strong spirit in New Moon, but from an acting standpoint, Robert Pattinson will need to up the Twilight ante to make as much of an impression on New Moon as he did in Twilight. Although the events of New Moon have already been set in harmony with the novel, it’s not like Robert Pattinson can simply mail in his performance, especially since the Twilight Saga is – safe to say – twice as popular as it was before the first film. In leaving his imprint on New Moon, how will Pattinson make the most of his time for the sake of the character and the set-up to the third Twilight film, Eclipse?”

Check out the full analysis on Deadbolt.

What Makes Twilight Accessible?

The Deadbolt does a run down of just what make the Twilight Saga so accessible and relatable to so many people:

“Why has the Stephenie Meyer based Twilight Saga become such a global phenomenon? Why have so many female fans flocked to the town of Forks in the Twilight setting? Based on the volume of Twilight related articles hitting the internet and the levels of online Twilight and New Moon discussion, it’s obvious the Twilight franchise is the most popular big screen adaptation series out there.”

They come up four key reasons to answer this question. Do you agree?

Twilight Stars at Risk for Stereotyping?

The Deadbolt has a great article up that analizes whether or not the Twilight Saga stars are at risk of being stereotyped given their high profile roles.

“In Vancouver, B.C. where the Twilight sequel New Moon is being shot, Twilight mania has reached a new high as both fans and press have converged to eagerly await the daily personal or professional moves of Pattinson, Stewart, and Lautner. However, with the rising success of the Twilight Saga, as well as the target audience of young female fans that continues to escalate, are the Twilight actors being swallowed up in the enormity of attention? When the cinematic sun eventually sets on the Stephenie Meyer based Twilight Saga, will the actors be forever hemmed in by their own Twilight success, or will they be able to shake their Twilight image to avoid a professional stereotype.”

Check it out on Deadbolt, which is rapidly becoming one of our personal favorite websites.

Twilight News Out of Control

The Deadbolt has a great article up on how Twilight news coverage has spun completely out of control. We’ve seen it all in the months since the movie came out. There were fairly harmless things like Vanessa Hudgens supposedly auditioning for the nonexistent part of Leah in New Moon to outright character assassination regarding the Stephenie Meyer lawsuit. What’s more interesting is that once a story is corrected, the outlets that made the error almost never retract their stories, not even in tiny tiny font. So the stories just keep perpetuating themselves.

Deadbolt, which operates out of Vancouver, did something really awesome the other day. They asked us about the quote we got from Summit about the Stephenie Meyer lawsuit being fake. They didn’t just take our word for it. Deadbolt has an article up on what they’ve seen as a shift in media responsibility in the ten or so years that they have been on the Internet.

“Between five and ten years ago, rumors were handled much differently prior to the blogging explosion. It was an unspoken rule that without confirmation, you’d be tarred and feathered and mocked over a lack of credibility by reporting rumor as fact … or near close to fact, as near certainty. Confirmation, or near confirmation was key. Today there’s an “okay, let’s move on” mentality since there are simply too many outlets, too many people writing the same stories, and too many writers with wide gaps in experience all playing in the same pool.”

Check out the whole story here.