Friday, January 15, 2010

New Moon DVD Release Date Announced

@Twilight, Summit Entertainment's official Twilight Saga Twitter gave us this little tidbit:



So March will be a great month for Rob fans! Amazon does not yet have pre-orders ready, but you can still sign up to be notified here.

Thanks to Robsessed for the image.

New Moon Valentine's...finally some other Cullen men

Once again, NECCO is bringing us the Forbidden Fruit Sweethearts. This time we're getting them packaged for Valentine's Day and it's not just Edward and Jacob...that's right, some of the other Cullen men are getting some attention. For all the Jasper and Emmett fans out there, myself included, here you go...







There are also these adorable little mini lunch tins, available in Jacob and Edward.








And for those of you who love them both or you're just plain undecided...there's the Valentine Exchange Box. They even have cards on the back you can cut out to give away with the little packages. Looks like they've thought of everything.

The prices on these is excellent too. The heart-shaped ones I picked up for $1 each and the mini tins and exchange box were all just $3 each. I'm just really thrilled to finally see something out there with Jasper and Emmett on them! **Update - We bought these at Walmart**

Oh, and this is for LiLi...

You can find more on EclipseMovie.org




Thursday, January 14, 2010

Eclipse Discussion Chapter 5: Imprint

This post contains book spoilers for Eclipse, through chapter 5.

Welcome back to the Eclipse Book Discussion. While I'm enjoying this slow read through and discussion of Eclipse, I have to say, I'm not sure it's helping the time go by faster. I do find myself asking if it's June yet. We'll have to revisit this post in a couple months when I'm saying, "Whew! Where has the time gone?"

Chapter 5 picks up right where chapter 4 left us, Bella has taken an opportunity to visit Jacob, and they're having a chance to talk after several weeks of silence and bad feelings. At the beginning of the chapter, Jacob fills Bella in on the Pack. Quil has joined, to Quil's delight, and we hear Sam's story.
Amber: Such a big change from the Quil of New Moon who was terrified of what was going on and afraid that he was going to be next.
Sabrina: Well, garage Quil is very cute and funny.
Kerry: I think it's interesting that only Jacob and Sam are really negative about their change, even though Sam is pretty much over it now. And it seems to both stem from relationship issues.
Sabrina: Heartbreak, really.
Amber: For both of them, it caused a separation.
Kerry: Can you imagine having to deal with that alone?
Sabrina: I literally cannot fathom what that would be like.
Amber: It's amazing that Sam isn't more bitter than he is.
We get the down and dirty details of Sam and Emily's engagement. His heartbreak of Leah, and himself, really, as well as the horror of hurting Emily.
Kerry
: What are your thoughts on imprinting, ladies?
Sabrina: I've always really liked the idea in general. I mean, wouldn't it be nice if it were that cut and dry?
Wouldn't that cut a lot of the mess?
Sabrina: I mean, just think if you had this massive crush on someone, and all of the sudden... he's totally devoted to you. You don't have to worry about him cheating, or not caring for you, or that he might get bored. There's definitely a good side.
Sabrina: But yeah, then there's Sam/Emily/Leah. No winner there.
Sabrina: Every one of the three paid a high price for the imprint.
Amber: Sam's story is so different. He meets Emily and breaks every promise that he's ever made to Leah. Like Jake says, he has to look in her accusing eyes and know that she's right.
Sabrina: And, some part of him has to, well, care in some way about Leah, even though his feelings for her were totally eclipsed by those he has for Emily.
Kerry: and he probably still cares for her...the love he felt has changed..but no reason for him to stop liking her.
I just want to call attention to this astute observation from our dear Amber:
Amber: Emily is Sam's Edward, Leah is his Jacob.
See what she did there? I thought that was a fantastic analogy of the situation, as well as some good...maybe not foreshadowing, but mirroring? Maybe.

The concept of imprinting is a bit of a sticky point for some people when they read Eclipse. This is our first introduction to the concept, but you can bet we will be coming back to it. Look for it in a future Twi-Theory also. I don't want to just gloss over it here though, so here are a few more of our thoughts on the matter.
Kerry: Like Jacob said, "it's hard to resist that level of commitment and devotion"
Kerry: Here you have this man, who is utterly perfect for you
Amber: it was just in her nature to try and take care of him, comfort him
Kerry: everything you want in a person, maybe even more than you knew you wanted
Sabrina: Still.. wouldn't you be just a little resentful?
Sabrina: It's like, finding yourself in an arranged marriage that you never wanted, yet it suits you perfectly. would you be happy it worked out, or would you wish you had a chance to make your own choice?
Kerry: maybe at first, like Jacob said, she was angry at first, but over time, as the commitment is proved
Sabrina: I"m looking forward to exploring this topic more in depth down the line.
Bella asks Jacob the question we're all wondering at this point then. Has he imprinted on anyone?
Kerry: How about the part where Bella asks Jacob if he's imprinted...
Amber: I think Bella was relieved when he said no, but I think there was more to it than that. She didn't want him to claim some "wolfy connection"
Sabrina: That was a weird scene... the one where she asks if jake has imprinted.
Kerry: yeah, awkward moment for them
Kerry: how do you feel about her reaction?
Amber: I think she wouldn't have really been surprised if he'd said yes
Sabrina: Um... suspicious. I don't think she's being entirely honest with herself.
Amber: I agree, I think she may have been a tiny bit disappointed, but at this point not sure why
Kerry: I think she was honest...she's already confused about where she and Jacob are, so she's relieved she doesn't have to argue the supernatural with him
Sabrina: Well, in some very small corner of her heart, I think she was a little disappointed. I think she is still secure in Edward, but still.
Amber: probably so, but I just think there might have been a twinge there that she wouldn't have understood
So, some disagreement there in the camps, I'm sure this subject will get revisited soon!

This is followed by a brief explanation of wolf characteristics, we find out that Jacob isn't aging, much to Bella's dismay. It's easy to understand her sensitivity to the subject. When many of the people around you are immortal, it's easy to see how quickly your life is passing, even at the tender age of 18.

Two more points I want to highlight for this chapter:
Amber: Did anyone else notice the sun reference in this chapter? How it made everything look different?
Kerry: it's interesting that they shift into talking about "before" then..
Amber: Page 126: The sun broke throught the clouds...everything changed color - the waves turned from gray to blue, the trees from dull olive to brilliant jade, and the rainbow-hued pebbles glittered like jewels
Amber: it was like the sun changing the way everything on the beach looked, is just a physical demonstration of how Jacob changes the way things look to her.
Amber was totally on with the deep observations!

Lastly, a Bella expresses to Jacob how much she dislikes the attitude between Jacob and Edward.

His eyes narrowed slightly, "But I am a werewolf," he said unwillingly. "And he is a vampire," he added with obvious revulsion. "And I'm a Virgo!" I shouted, exasperated.
Amber: I like that she's trying to make it clear to Jacob that she doesn't think of him or Edward in terms of vampire and werewolf...they may see each other that way, but she doesn't even take that into consideration
Kerry: and the statement about Jacob/Bella/Virgos I love..because it shows that she doesn't define either Edward or Jacob by their supernatural qualities
Sabrina: lol... cute ladies!
Aren't we adorable? This chapter is so full of symbolism, with the imprinting and the love triangles and the sun and everything. This is wear the we start really getting into the deep feelings and things are being brought out to the open.

Please share with us your feelings on Chapter 5. What do you think of Sam and Emily's story, or the conversation between Jacob and Bella. Next week, we'll read about some of the aftermath of Bella's visit in Chapter 6: Switzerland.

Monday, January 11, 2010

New Moon DVD Cover!

Amazon has posted the New Moon DVD cover. There is no official release date yet, but you can sign up to be notified as soon as it's available for pre-order.
Don't forget, you can also get Eyes of Amber on your Kindle through Amazon as well!

Thanks to Robsessed!

Taylor Lautner at the Golden Globes!


Taylor Lautner will be representing Team Twilight as a presenter at the Golden Globe Awards next weekend!!

From the press release:

Josh Brolin, Taylor Lautner and Amy Poehler have been set as presenters at “The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards” on Sunday, January 17. The show, hosted by Ricky Gervais, will be broadcast live coast to coast on NBC (5 to 8 pm PT, 8 to 11 pm ET) from The Beverly Hilton.
They join previously announced presenters Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Aniston, Halle Berry, Gerard Butler, Cher, Chace Crawford, Cameron Diaz, Colin Farrell, Jodie Foster, Jennifer Garner, Matthew Fox, Mel Gibson, Tom Hanks, Neil Patrick Harris, Nicole Kidman, Sophia Loren, Julia Roberts, Mickey Rourke, Kiefer Sutherland, Kate Winslet and Sam Worthington.
Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio will present the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s Cecil B. DeMille Award to Martin Scorsese for his “outstanding contribution to the entertainment field.”
“The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards” will be seen in more than 160 countries worldwide and is one of the few awards ceremonies that span both television and motion picture achievements.
The special will be produced by dick clark productions in association with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Philip Berk is President of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Orly Adelson, president of dick clark productions, and Barry Adelman will executive produce the special. Chris Donovan is the director and Bob Bardo is the executive in charge of production.


Be sure to tune in to watch Taylor, and cheer for Anna Kendrick who is nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture (Up in the Air)

Ashley Greene on Jimmy Fallon

Here's the clip of Ashley on Jimmy Fallon's show. She talks a little about New Moon, her upcoming thriller The Apparition and the smexy bodypaint Sobe suit photoshoot for Sports Illustrated's swimsuit edition.


Peter Facinelli: Keep My Twitter Pure!

Peter has always been great to us fans on Twitter. Contests and funny videos, sharing about his Eclipse experiences and even a few moments on his family. I think it's incredible that he devotes so much of his time to being accessible to his fans.

Access Hollywood published an article to day about PFach's twitter habits. He also mans a twitter account for his Nurse Jackie alter ego, Dr. Cooper. The best part? This statement:
“It’s a great way to share information with them and it’s also a great way to entertain,” he said. “I like being able to put a smile on people’s faces and I like being able to also mix that up with sharing information with them that’s important and also letting them know what I’m doing. I mean I’ve had people come to me and say, ‘Hey, will you Tweet this out?’ There’s like paid advertisement stuff. I’m not into that. I like to keep my Twitter pure. I don’t want to sell my followers anything.”
Read the full article here.