Eclipse to Be Released in Theatres


Just in time to celebrate Bella’s Birthday on September 13th, Summit Entertainment is re-releasing Eclipse in theaters. Perhaps re-releasing isn’t quite the word since you can still find it in theaters now if you scrounge around and its box office run hasn’t officially closed (and likely won’t until October/November). Here’s what Summit Entertainment put out on their Twitter:

“In celebration of Bella’s birthday, ECLIPSE will be re-released in theatres nationwide this Friday!”

Now given that they will put the movie back into wider distribution, and that the current movie choices are generally considered by most movie blogs as lackluster at best, Eclipse should clean up this weekend.  We’d be stunned if by the time exact figures are released on Monday, Eclipse hasn’t reached the $300,000,000 mark. This will be the first time a predominantly women’s drive movie has reached that mark since Titanic hit it over a decade ago.

So, will one more visit to see Eclipse in theaters this weekend be on your agenda?

UK Fans: See Eclipse Outdoors

This just in from the Movies on the Meadow:

30th Cambridge Film Festival 2010

Movies on the Meadows

Special outdoor screenings of UP, TWILIGHT: ECLIPSE and METROPOLIS on Cambridge’s Grantchester Meadows

August Bank Holiday Weekend – Friday 27th, Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th August
Gates will open at 6.00, with the films starting around dusk – roughly 8.30.

Join the Cambridge Film Festival in celebrating its 30th birthday with special outdoor screenings of classic movies, modern masterpieces and guilty pleasures under the stars in Grantchester Meadows, an idyllic location which is just a short walk, bike ride or punt from Cambridge city centre.

A highlight of Cambridge’s summer calendar, these August Bank Holiday screenings will see the Cambridge Film Festival transform a picturesque corner of Grantchester Meadows into the perfect open-air cinema. We’ll be setting up our massive inflatable cinema screen on the banks of the River Cam in Spring Lane Field, which is just behind the famous Orchard Tea Garden.

And there’s more than just films – come along early, bring a picnic or treat yourself to some of the tasty refreshments that will be available on-site from award-winning local suppliers, and enjoy the great riverside setting in time to see the inflatable cinema screen rise majestically from the river bank before the projectors roll…  Gates will open at 6.00, with the films starting around dusk – roughly 8.30. So bring your blanket, pack a picnic (and a brolly, just in case!) and stretch out under the stars to enjoy these cinematic treats…

These special screenings are part of the Screen Team project, a Cambridge Film Trust initiative which has been funded by Legacy Trust UK, an independent charity set up to help build a lasting cultural and sporting legacy from the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Book your tickets now via, in person at the Cambridge Arts Picturehouse, or by calling 0871 902 5720.

Friday 27th August
Director: David Slade. Starring: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner. USA, 2010. 123 mins.
Calling all Edward and Bella fans!  What could be more electrifying than the ultimate outdoor movie experience of seeing TWILIGHT: ECLIPSE in the eerie surroundings of the Meadows after dark? Whether you’re Team Edward, Team Jacob or a TWILIGHT virgin, few guilty pleasures are as intoxicating as this teen sensation.  Come and take a bite…

The third instalment in the epic TWILIGHT franchise sees the bloodsucker brood return with aplomb, as Bella Swan is forced to decide whether to side with lover Edward Cullen or close friend Jacob Black when a series of sinister killings put Seattle on red alert.

Eclipse Movie Twitter Contest

If you haven’t joined Twitter, now might be a good time. The Twilight Saga movies official Twitter is running a contest. Here is the information that they just Tweeted earlier today:

Tweet #1
4 chance 2 win one-of-a-kind script, Tweet @Twilight “I’ve seen Eclipse__times! #SeeEclipseAgain” See full rules at & next tweet for further details.

Tweet #2

Prize is a signed script from David Slade, including handwritten notes & storyboards. See full rules at next tweet for further details.

Tweet #3
Tweet @Twilight Sweeps. No purch. nec. VoidifProhib. Must be res. of 50 US/DC, 13+. Ends 11:59 pm PT 7/28/10. Limit one tweet per day. Subject to full rules at

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EW: The Costume Process in Eclipse

EW had a chat with designer Tish Monaghan on how the clothing has evolved in the third movie. Tish Monaghan was also the costume designer on New Moon, whereas Wendy Chuck was the designer for Twilight.

• Robert Pattinson wanted to wear karate pants for the training sequence. “So we got him some karate pants, and it’s like the crotch hangs down to the knees, and I just thought, Ugh. Who’s gonna go for this? Because everything has to be approved by Summit,” Monaghan says. “We took them in a little bit, and they loved the karate pants. Who knew? I was so surprised.”

• Even at the film’s premiere, people squealed when Taylor Lautner turned around in that black T-shirt. “It was almost embarrassing. I felt so bad for him,” Monaghan says, with a laugh. “They were screaming and going ‘Wooooo!’” As she’d done on New Moon, her M.O. was to put him in smaller size Gap or Banana Republic T-shirts to emphasize his biceps, tightening the tees around the arm holes and taking them in down the side. (Pattinson wore Gap T-shirts, exclusively, she adds. “They were what fit him best. They had the best colors. So that’s what he ended up wearing, even when Edward takes Bella up to the tent. It may strike people as odd, but he doesn’t feel temperature, so that’s why we only put him in a shirt, and Bella’s all bundled up, and Jacob, of course, is running around shirtless.”

See more on EW

Via Twilight examiner

Eclipse Breaks IMAX Record

According to The Numbers:

“As expected, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse had a huge opening on IMAX; in fact, it set a record, pulling in $1 million during midnight screenings alone. This broke the previous record of $950,000 held by Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Over the six days, the film made $9 million on 193 IMAX screens domestically, while it added $235,000 on just 11 IMAX screens internationally.

Also announced this week were the results of IMAX’s second quarter at the box office, and they were impressive. From April to June, IMAX pulled in $115.0 million, which is a 37% increase from the same time last year. It goes without saying that this is much stronger than the industry at large. Over the first six months, IMAX has generated $347.2 million in ticket sales, more than triple last year’s pace.”

See more on The Numbers

UK Twilight Fans Just As Excited as American Fans

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It doesn’t matter what continent you are on, a Twihard is a Twihard! Although the accent does make the Brits sound a bit more posh.

Via Lorabell at TwiCrack

Eclipse: To IMAX or Not To IMAX That is the Question

With apologies to The Bard, is Eclipse in IMAX the way to go? One reviewer from ABC gives the IMAX experience a thumbs down talking about how it magnifies flaws not seen on the smaller screen, and in that regard, ruins a bit of what could be called “movie magic” making it harder to suspend disbelief.

” I couldn’t help but notice that IMAX is very unforgiving. So much of “Eclipse” is close-up shots, meaning that Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson , Taylor Lautner and the rest of the cast had their faces magnified to the point where they were two stories tall. And, uh, it didn’t do such great things for them.

Kristen’s hair was so obviously a wig and it was driving me nuts. Really, would it be so hard to give that thing a part? Then it wouldn’t be so glaring. Ditto for Ashley Greene—can’t they use her real, gorgeous hair rather than that hacked-up wig? Homegirl looks like she cuts her hair herself with pinking shears.

Speaking of the Cullen clan, Edward and crew didn’t look pale; they looked like they had pan makeup congregating in the corners of their mouths. And they didn’t look like their eyes were crazy colors; you could actually see their contact lens lines.”

The admin team had both experiences and we are mixed in our reactions about the IMAX experience.  If you saw it in IMAX, did the story work in that format, why or why not? Also are you a regular IMAX viewer if you saw it in that format?

The Lexicon and Moviefone’s Movieclub

Yesterday Laura (Pel) had the opportunity to discuss the Eclipse movie on Moviefone’s Movie Club with two panelists from Moviefone and Myriam (the Twilight Superfan) who Skyped in.


With the release of Eclipse tonight in the US, we’d like to remind everyone that you can say hi to Pel in NYC at the AMC theatre on 34th street.  She’s there talking to fans and giving away prizes.  Follow @twilightees for tons of cool prizes tonight from Cafe Press.

And if you are in Nashville, Alphie plans to stop by the Carmike where we will be holding our Eclipse Movie Event on Saturday.  Be sure to say hi!

For those of you staying in tonight, @Larry411 has a list of all the good reviews of Eclipse.  Just be warned that there are spoilers to be had in some reviews.

And when you get home, be sure to stop by our forums where you can talk about your favorite scenes or the scenes that didn’t quite hit the mark.

PLEASE no spoilers out here in the open though!  Feel free to tell us if you loved it or thought it could have been better, but save the specifics for the forums.

Variety Reviews Eclipse

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I feel like I am living in some kind of weird alternative universe here. First The Hollywood reporter gives a positive review to Eclipse, and now Variety has done the same! Someone pinch me, because I swear I’m hallucinating!

“Taking a cue from the “Harry Potter” series, which maintains continuity on the writing and casting fronts while introducing a different feel with each change of director, the “Twilight” producers have embraced a variety of different visions behind the camera. Capitalizing on her indie sensibility and keenly observed teen insights, Catherine Hardwicke set the tone with the low-budget first film, with Chris Weitz expanding (and flattening) the world with his broader, daytime soap-opera style in “New Moon.” Now, the task falls to Slade, who clearly understands how to work with actors while also demonstrating a welcome competence in the action and melodrama departments.

It’s no easy task taking a piece of material auds already know inside-out and spinning it in such a way that individual scenes still generate tension and suspense. Slade sets us on edge from the outset with an atmospheric vignette merely alluded to in the book, as small-town boy Riley (Xavier Samuel) is ambushed and bitten by an unseen vampire in shadowy Seattle (looking every bit as ominous as Tim Burton’s Gotham City).

Slade and screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg wisely intercut these puppy-love scenes with uneasy horror-movie jolts. After all, “Eclipse” builds not to a showdown between Edward and Jacob (no matter how often he takes off his shirt, the poor wolfboy will never be Bella’s first choice), but to an uneasy alliance between the Cullen clan and Jacob’s tribe of shape-shifters, united to protect Bella from the vengeance-seeking Victoria (Bryce Dallas Howard, taking over the role from Rachelle Lefevre) and her army of “newborns,” undisciplined but super-strong new vampires.”

Read more on Variety (be warned obviously as a review it does cite some film specifics).