Wednesday, October 22, 2008

New Pics!

Just thought you'd all like to see... (Click on them to see them larger)

...The creepy crowd at Forks High School.

And, some prom pictures!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Twilight Movie Sequel in the works!

Even though the film debut is still a month away, plans are already in the works for another Twilight film!!! Hoo-RAY!
This is according to Nikki Finke's Hollywood Deadline, who wrote:

When your soundtrack isn't even completed much less released (not until November 4th), yet it's already in the Top 5 Best-Selling Albums on Amazon based on pre-sales alone, you know you have a hit. When Borders makes an exclusive calendar and sells out the first printing in a matter of days, you know you have a hit. And when the new trailer to your movie surpasses 3.5 million views less than 48 hours after its online debut, you know you have a hit. Which is why Summit Entertainment's CEO Rob Friedman is already readying a Twilight sequel -- even though the vampire tween/tween movie isn't set for release until November 21st which is the date vacated by Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince. Oh, and did I mention that Twilight has the fastest selling licensed merchandise since -- you guessed it -- Harry Potter?


Twilight Tidbits...

The official run time of the Twilight movie has been announced! According to Summit Entertainment, the movie will be about 120 minutes long. That's good news for many of us who are worried that a shorter 90-minute flick just wouldn't be long enough for the storyline and relationships to develop.

According to MTV News:
At various points during the film’s development, many have speculated that Catherine Hardwicke’s movie would run between 90 and 100 minutes, a typical length for most teen-oriented films. Since Meyer’s novel stands it at about 500 pages, concerns had naturally been raised over which beloved moments would need to be cut. With this news from Summit Entertainment, however, fans can find solace in knowing that the love story of Edward and Bella will be allowed a good two hours to develop. While we’re still not talking P.T. Anderson or Martin Scorsese length, 120 minutes is seen by most Hollywood insiders as long enough to tell a good story, but not so unwieldy that fewer showings need to be scheduled each day (thereby losing opening weekend revenue).

All I can say is, (sigh) O M E! (That's "Oh my Edward!")

In other news, MTV has also posted a text breakdown of the final trailer! If you want to read a commentary about each second of film that the third trailer shows, click here.

And finally, here's the latest graphic image from the studio: the theater lobby banner for Twilight:

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Twilight Soundtrack "Listening Party"

You won't be able to buy the Movie Soundtrack for Twilight until November 4, just 17 days before the movie is due in theaters, but you might be able to hear the soundtrack by attending a "listening party".

Atlantic Records confirmed this week that on October 24th at 7:00 p.m., Hot Topic stores will be hosting "Listening Parties" during which they will be playing the new soundtrack.

The first single off the album is Paramore's "Decode," which made its world premiere in early October on author Stephenie Meyer's Web site. You can listen to it here.
Decode [High Quality] - Paramore

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Just For Fun: Tantalize Book Trailer!

Watch this short video made like a movie trailer for Tantalize, the book, that was designed by almost 18-year-old Shayne Leighton, found on Cynsations. It's pretty awesome...if you haven't read it yet, it'll seriously make you want to read Tantalize!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Online discussion of Tantalize

Have you started reading our second selection? It's Tantalize, a cool vampire novel set in an Italian restaurant. I read this when it was first published last summer, and couldn't put it down. The book is cleverly written, and sectioned into portions like a restaurant menu. Clearly, the author intends for us to savor and enjoy the "meal" as we digest this book!

The characters are great--let me introduce you to my friend, Quincie. She's smart, pretty, and brazen, and even though she's still a teen, she has a mind for business and mystery!

Please make your comments on Tantalize by clicking on the word, "Comments" below!

Online discussion for Blood and Chocolate

Well, it looks like most of you are well into the next book, Blood and Chocolate, which we will be discussing on November 6th. I'm ashamed to say that I haven't even started it yet! Still, I wanted to provide a place to put comments about this book on.

So, leave your comments below by clicking on the word, "comments". Select Name/URL if you don't have a blogger account. You won't have to leave a URL, just your name.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Third Twilight Trailer

Did you see it? A new soundtrack, a few new clips, and some that we've already seen. What did you think? Did you notice things you hadn't seen before? The clips were so short, and as soon as I started thinking about one, they were on to something else! I really like the overall overcast gray look to the film---I think it really embodies what Forks is supposed to be like. I also like the lush green of the meadow, and the way the camera sort of spirals above them. I can't wait to see what they do with Edward's "sparkly" skin.

I took some screen shots from the trailer. What is the one with the gazebo covered in lights? When did Bella and Edward have their first dance? Could that be prom?

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Next month's selections

Hey all!

Now that you've read a book, or several books in only a two-week period, how do you feel about reading more than one book by November's meeting?

Several of you have commented that you are able to read more than just the first book in the Vampire Kisses series...some of you have read all the way to book 5 in the series. (BTW, if you want to read books 2-5, see me at Tecumseh Branch. I can probably hook you up with a copy of one.)

Currently, we have scheduled Blood and Chocolate to read before November 6th. Do you want to schedule a second book to read along with that? We will have four weeks before the next meeting. I was thinking that since Blood and Chocolate is a single book (not part of a series), maybe we could read another standalone book like Tantalize, then just move up the next series into that slot. (If you want to see the schedule of books that we chose through February, scroll down!)

What do you think?