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Saw Warm Bodies this weekend and I knew this was a movie adapted from a YA book and was being distributed by the company that distributed the Twilight series, so my expectations were quite low. But, to my surprise, it was a fun and funny movie with a lot of action and a couple of jump in your seat moments that will satisfy your guy. So, if you like the Walking Dead and Shaun of the Dead, but have a romantic streak than this is the movie for you and your love.
If you need to know, There were three main component that made this movie so fun: 1. The hysterical Rob Corddry, 2. Teresa Palmer and 3. Nicholas Hoult. I think, if these two portrayed Bella and Edward in Twilight… I would have liked the series so much more. Actually, let me take that back. I think if the author of Warm Bodies (Isaac Marion) wrote Twilight, the Twilight movies would have been far more entertaining. Yes, I know… burn…
So, I highly recommend this movie, especially to those who are young of heart and in love.
Anywho, after watching the movie… it was very evident that Nicholas Hoult is one to watch and he is also incredibly adorable. Therefore, he is our Monday Morning Hottie.
Now that the Twilight franchise has gone off into the sunset, we were wondering when we would see the cast next outside of the tabloids. Well, at last night’s Golden Globes, Robert Pattinson appeared and we have to admit that he cleans up nicely. Love the short do, the tux… etc.
Talk about beating a dead horse with a stick. There is talk of creating a Twilight-based series that may focus on the wolf pack…
Moviehole.net stated that many people are interested in milking the wildly popular franchise that is based on the books by Stephanie Meyer.
Would you watch Twilight: Wolf Pack edition?
2013 is the Year of YA Novels Adapted for the Big Screen: Beautiful Creatures, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire…Thursday, August 9th, 2012
We’ve noticed a pattern emerging from all the news that has been filtered through the twitterverse over the last couple of months and that is that the 2013 movie season is all about the young adult books that you and your kids have come to love.
If you troll IMDB, than you will see listings for such projects* as:
- Wicked Lovely – YA Fae
- Shiver – YA Were
- Fallen – YA Angel
- Untitled Vampire Academy Project – YA Vampire
- Untitled House of Night Project – YA Vampire
These projects would never have been thought of if it were not for J.K. Rowling and Stephanie Meyer. These authors allowed Hollywood to tap into a vein of literary gold. Now, Hollywood cannot get enough of the stuff and all we have to do is wait for the right screenwriter, actors and director that can give the audience the same experience that fans of the books had.
Because of the recent success of the Hunger Games, whose second installment will be released in 2013, two YA titles have been pushed onto the fast track and are in full-fledged production mode. The two projects are Beautiful Creatures and The Mortal Instruments.
If you do not know these titles, here is a bit of info on both:
Beautiful Creatures (February 13, 2013)
- Lena: Alice Englert
- Ethan: Alden Ehrenreich
- Amma: Viola Davis
- Macon: Jeremy Irons
- Mrs. Lincoln: Emma Thompson
- Ridley: Emmy Rossum
Director: Richard LaGravenes
Writers: Richard LaGravenes, Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she’s struggling to conceal her power, and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But even within the overgrown gardens, murky swamps and crumbling graveyards of the forgotten South, a secret cannot stay hidden forever.
Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town’s oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them.
In a town with no surprises, one secret could change everything.
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (August 23, 2013)
- Jocelyn Fray: Lena Headey
- Clary Fray: Lily Collins
- Alec Lightwood: Kevin Zegers
- Jace Wayland: Jamie Campbell Bower
- Valentine: Jonthan Rhys Meyers
Director: Harald Zwart
Writers: Cassandra Clare (based on the novel by), I. Marlene King (screenplay)
When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder—much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It’s hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing—not even a smear of blood—to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?
This is Clary’s first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It’s also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace’s world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know.
These movies, coupled with The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and the Hobbit, it seems that literature for the kids will be aimed at those who will be suffering from Twilight-withdrawl and to those who are young at heart.
Will you be watching any of the movies listed?
Congratulations to the following winners:
Choice TV show (sci-fi/fantasy): “The Vampire Diaries”
- Choice TV actress (sci-fi/fantasy): Nina Dobrev
- Choice TV actor (sci-fi/fantasy): Ian Somerhalder
- Choice male hottie: Ian Somerhalder
- Choice male TV scene stealer: Michael Trevino
- Choice actress (sci-fi fantasy): Jennifer Lawrence, “The Hunger Games”
- Choice liplock: Josh Hutcherson and Jennifer Lawrence
- Choice movie (sci-fi/fantasy): “The Hunger Games”
- Choice book: “The Hunger Games”
- Choice male scene stealer: Liam Hemsworth
- Choice villain: Alexander Ludwig, “The Hunger Games”
- Choice female movie star of the summer: Kristen Stewart, “Snow White and the Huntsman”
- Ultimate choice award: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner
- Choice movie (romance): “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1″
- Choice movie actress (romance): “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1″
- Choice TV Female Scene Stealer: Candice Accola, “The Vampire Diaries”
- Choice movie actor (sci-fi/fantasy): Josh Hutcherson, “The Hunger Games”
- Choice summer male movie star: Chris Hemsworth, “Snow White and the Huntsman”
Here are some other images from the fun-filled event:
The Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2 panel began at 12:45pm PT, in Hall H.
In attendance were: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner, Ashley Greene, Nikki Reed, Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Jackson Rathbone and Mackenzie Foy.
Here are the deets from the panel, from Cinema Blend:
12:58 A rare late start for a Hall H panel. Before the screaming and excitement can begin, though, it looks like we’re getting a tribute to the woman hit by a car waiting in line for this panel. Sad note to start on, but necessary.
1:00 Eric Moro, of Wikia, starts things off, and yes, the screaming begins. “This will be the final appearance for the Twilight saga” gets a combination of cheers and boos– no one knows quite how to feel!
1:01 Apparently we’re getting more footage and more special guests than any Twilight panel before. Given that the movie was shot over a year ago, that only makes sense.
1:02 The three main stars take the stage– sorry, Team Jacob, but Robert Pattinson gets by far the loudest cheers.
1:03 Stephenie Meyer is here, but Bill Condon makes us settle for a recorded message. Maybe he couldn’t handle the thought of getting fewer screams than Taylor Lautner?
1:04 They’re showing the first 7 minutes of the movie! See you after!
1:11 There’s really only one thing you need to know about this footage; Kristen Stewart wrestles, then eats, a mountain lion. For real.
1:13 Kristen Stewart, looking more relaxed than ever and with some excellent lipstick, says she too had been waiting a long time to “break her in, see how fast the car goes, you know.” Apparently the vampire version of Bella is what she’s always been wanting to play.
1:14 There is a baby sitting behind me. Y’know, to see the mountain lion eating.
1:15 Rpattz answers a nonsense question with a nonsense answer. He looks as bored as Kristen Stewart always did.
1:16 Time for MacKenzie Foy, a.k.a. Renesmee, to speak. The fact that Taylor Lautner’s character is supposed to be in love with her in the movie is making this entire panel a little bit creepier than usual.
1:18 Another clip, this one actually pretty funny, of the Cullen family trying to tell Bella how to act human. Apparently it’s a lot harder than it seems– you can’t move too fast, you can’t sit up too straight, you have to remember to blink and look like you’re breathing, and you have to wear some itchy contacts. If you think Kristen Stewart can’t do comedy, you might be pleasantly surprised by this scene.
1:20 Time for the rest of the Cullen family to take the stage. People are inexplicably really into Kellan Lutz.
1:22 Everyone’s teasing Peter Facinelli for not being able to come up with a decent answer to a softball question.
1:24 Kellan Lutz says the world “kiss,” the crowd goes wild. Everyone is being asked about their favorite parts of working on the movie, and somehow none of them really have good answers. Come on, you guys, you knew this was coming!
1:27 Time for fan Q&A! A girl asks them which villain they would dress as if they attended Comic Con as a fan, and Stewart goes for a nice plug– “The evil Queen from Snow White!” Pattinson picks General Zod, which would impress most Comic Con crowds, but that’s not exactly this audience.
1:28 Someone asks Stephenie Meyer about a potential book from Edward’s point of view, and she tries to fob it off on to Pattinson writing his own book. As if that wouldn’t be a total bestseller.
1:30 Apparently there’s a scene cut from the movie in which Taylor Lautner throws a bowl at Nikki Reed’s head, and they had to do about a million takes of it because Lautner kept missing– apparently he hit the cameraman in the groin once. Come on, deleted scenes!
1:33 A Brazilian fan asks a token question about their experiences shooting in Brazil, and it actually livens up Pattinson and Stewart– they get really lively remembering the food they ate their, and the dancing scene you saw in the movie. Well done, Brazilian fan!
1:34 First adorable kid questioner of the Con! She seems totally overwhelmed, and Stewart seems delighted by how shy the girl is.
1:35 Q: “If you could give your character from Twilight any piece of advice, what would it be? Pattinson: “Keep it in your pants.”
1:37 Lautner says the scene where he tells Bella he’s “imprinted” on her daughter was “fun to shoot and hilarious.” She beats him up, and understandably so!
1:39 MacKenzie Foy says she lost a tooth “riding wolf Jacob. I’m sorry, I can’t get over the imprinting thing! This is so weird!
1:41 The whole cast gets asked what concert they would go to. Stewart picks Rilo Kiley. Pattinson picks Woodstock.
1:43 Stewart admits it’s sad to be doing her last Comic Con panel for Twilight. “But it feels good. It’s almost like, yes! We finished.”
1:43 “I just want to have a bro moment right here with Taylor Lautner. You inspired me to lose weight.” Way to go Alex! He asks Lautner for workout questions. This is kind of great!
1:45 Surprise guests! A lot of representatives from the movie’s other vampire covens take the stage. No one really knows quite what to make of them, though– most of these people aren’t particularly famous. Maggie Grace gets a lot of applause though!
1:48 About a million actors take the stage, and that’s the end of the panel!