Friday, May 29, 2009

Countdown To New Moon Trailer!!!!

The first trailer for 'New Moon" will debut on Sunday's MTV Movie Awards! We are eagerly anticipating our first glance into the new movie! You can use the widget below to count down the minutes (and yes, even seconds!) until the premiere. Here's the MAGIC -- as soon as the trailer airs on MTV, this countdown clock will transform into a video screen where you can watch the trailer (over and over again!!!) whenever you want!

Book Discussion: Evernight by Cynthia Gray

Okay! Let's talk!
Did you finish this month's book, Evernight? What did you think? If you're not sure what to write in the comments field, here's a few questions you could answer...

1. Did you enjoy the big surprise in the book? Did you expect it, or was it a total shock? How did it change your opinions of the characters?

2. Grudge match: Lucas vs. Balthazar... Who makes a better boyfriend for Bianca? Why?

3. Bianca has some difficulties adjusting to a new place. What do you think is in her past that makes it so hard for her?

EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO COMMENT! We love to read what others think of the books that we are reading!

Friday, May 22, 2009

CW's Vampire Diaries Trailer!

Woo-HOO! Here's a treat for the weekend! We have footage from the new Vampire Diaries TV series slated to begin on the CW network in the fall on Thursday nights at 8. Below is the teaser trailer (the red box) which is less than two minutes long. Below that is other footage (in gold), which is over three minutes long.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Rob Pattinson talks at the Cannes Film Festival

Rob Pattinson is at the Cannes Film Festival for a few days before traveling on to Italy where the final days of shooting 'New Moon' will occur. He said some pretty interesting things!

Rob revealed that he has definitely been signed on to play Edward in the film version of Breaking Dawn! Having his star power linked to the project seems to guarantee that a fourth film will be made, and will hopefully attract other cast members to return.

Rob also talked a little about New Moon. Skeptics have pointed out that Edward appears very little in the book version, but to appeal to the legions of RPattz fans, rumors have circulated that the film will include more Edward in the plot. (And let's face it--who doesn't want to see more Rob Pattinson? He's simply adorable!)
According to the Hollywood Reporter:
The script adaptation for "New Moon" beefs up his character's role considerably -- in the book, Edward is a "a voice in Bella's head," he said.
Said Pattinson, laughing: "You're playing a figment in Bella's imagination so I was trying to do it in a 2-D way. I hope it doesn't translate onscreen as being boring." The hardworking actor is taking a few days off after completing "New Moon" before the start of the "Remember Me" shoot. He plans three days off after an eight-week planned shoot for "Remember Me" before finishing "Eclipse" before October.

New Moon Poster!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

June Book Club Selection

Hi everyone! If you've been reading along with us, you will want to know that the selection for June's discussion is Evernight by Claudia Gray.

Here's a description of the book:

Bianca wants to escape. She's been uprooted from her small hometown and enrolled at Evernight Academy, an eerie Gothic boarding school where th students are somehow too perfect: smart, sleek, and almost predatory. Bianca knows she doesn't fit in.

Then she meets Lucas. He's not the "Evernight type" either, and he likes it that way. Lucas ignores the rules, stands up to the snobs, and warns Bianca to be careful—even when it comes to caring about him."I couldn't stand it if they took it out on you," he tells Bianca, "and eventually they would."

But the connection between Bianca and Lucas can't be denied. Bianca will risk anything to be with Lucas, but dark secrets are fated to tear them apart . . . and to make Bianca question everything she's ever believed.

I feel I should mention that this book comes HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. It is wonderfully constructed, and has a really surprising plot twist that will have you scrambling to figure it all out! Evernight is the first in a series, the second book was released recently, and it is called, Stargazer. Try reading Evernight, and then comment on the book discussion that will be posted on June 1st.

For a list of upcoming book discussions, scroll down.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Book Discussion: Dangerous Girls

May's book discussion is on Dangerous Girls by R.L. Stine. The Book Club met in person at the library yesterday, and we talked about the book selection. I won't candy-coat this, there were really mixed opinions about this book. Several people felt that it was slow-moving, unbelievable, with a weak plot and weak characters.

On the other hand, there were members of the group who said that sure, it wasn't Twilight, but it was a good book, and totally worth a read. One person who really liked the books said that you really had to read the sequel to understand and appreciate them.

What did you think?

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

If Edward was a human and Bella was a cheeseburger...

I'm thinking that a cheesburger would survive a vampire attack better than Bella would...