This morning, Facebook announced its “2012 Year in Review,” a series of lists of the top trends of the year. And befitting a website that boasts hundreds of millions of users, popular, youth-skewing taste ruled the day — with one very hairy exception.
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With The Twilight Saga officially over (for now), we reminisce with the five films’ best kisses.
From quick pecks on the cheek, to heavy snogging, and even an unwanted kiss or two, there’s a reason why Twilight has won “Best Kiss” at the MTV Movie Awards four years in a row. Watch the video below or catch it on YouTube.
ADAM B. VARY: Last year, I guided my colleague Dan Snierson through his very first experience with a wizard named Harry Potter — Dan had neither read J.K. Rowling’s books nor seen any of the movies, and we both wanted to see what would happen when a Potter newbie watched the final Potter movie. He had fun, I had fun, and I daresay at least four or five readers of our subsequent conversation about the experience had fun too.
And now it would seem the wand is in the other hand, or the the promise ring is on the other finger, or something. Because as I write these words, the final feature film in The Twilight Saga is nigh upon us, but this time, I’m the one who has never read any of Stephenie Meyer’s books nor seen any of the feature films. As I gear up to become the pop-culture guinea pig and see Breaking Dawn — Part 2 with only the second-hand knowledge I’ve absorbed walking the halls of EW, you, Denise Warner, have bravely agreed to escort me through all the vampiric romance and Taylor Lautner shirtlessness. I mean, there will be shirtlessness, right?
DENISE WARNER: You know, I can’t promise shirtlessness. READ FULL STORY »
Twilight haters, you’ve got yourself an ally: Robert Pattinson himself.
The Twilight actor has never exactly raved about the movies to begin with. But that’s what makes this Buzzfeed video of Pattinson — answering questions with a goofy-yet-barely-concealed rage against the franchise — so entertaining.
The video compiles all his best soundbites over the years attempting to explain the things even fans struggle to defend: “If Edward wasn’t a fictional character, he’d be one of those guys who’s an ax-murderer,”he says. “There’s definitely something wrong with [Bella], and there’s obviously something wrong with me.” On his standard look in the film: “It’s a mixture of looking slightly constipated and stoned.”
Now, I’ll say that in all of these clips Pattinson appears to be joking, somewhat (same deal for the Tumblr RobertPattinsonHatesTwilight). Except for the soundbite when he says that the most rewarding part of Twilight was getting SK-II face packs (face cream). I have no excuse for that.
Watch below: READ FULL STORY »
SPOILER ALERT: DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN BREAKING DAWN — PART 2.
When I volunteered to watch a five-movie Twilight Saga marathon, I’ll admit I didn’t fully anticipate the challenges and doubts I’d encounter along the way. As the weeks, then days, then hours ticked down, I realized I’d need to get my head in the game. I trained like any marathoner would, honing skills appropriate to the course — subsisting on a diet of carbohydrates, carbonated drinks, and stale air; sitting on my rear for long periods of time, and abandoning all thoughts of age-appropriate content or cinematic quality. Also like any marathoner, I blacked out for long periods of time between the start and finish lines. But! Here’s what I do remember… READ FULL STORY »
If you’re at the midnight premiere of Twilight: Breaking Dawn — Part 2 (well, technically, a 10 p.m. Thursday night show) chances are you’re already more than familiar about what exactly goes down in the finale of the vampire saga. With my colleagues Lanford Beard (who was coming off an all-day Twilight marathon) and Denise Warner, we braved the first public showtime in Manhattan alongside a – no surprise – sold-out crowd. More surprising was how adult and costume-free our group seemed to be.
While our theater clearly was audibly buzzing with anticipation, the dirty little secret is that in the book, not a whole heck of a lot happens in the second half of Breaking Dawn. There’s a Volturi battle, and an arm-wrestling match (What big muscles you have, Emmett!), but there’s also a ton of contemplative stares and thoughts on Jacob’s relationship with Renesmee. So you can forgive fans for being a little skeptical, albeit excited, when I asked them for their thoughts prior to the final film release. READ FULL STORY »
With The Twilight Saga coming to an end, we’re reliving our favorite memories from the first four films. Eclipse is up!
How many times I saw it in theaters: 0
I couldn’t bring myself to watch Bella slobber all over Jacob on a big screen. I saw it for the first time when it came out on demand, and I fast-forwarded through all the Jacob parts.
How many times I’ve seen it since: 1
This time, I forced myself to watch the entire movie.
If you think Kristen Stewart seems uncomfortable during interviews, just imagine how awkwardly she must have felt while filming “aggressive” sex scenes for Breaking Dawn — Part 2.
Stewart discussed her on-screen discomfort on Conan last night, confessing that vampire lovemaking isn’t all glitter and sunshine. Her character Bella may finally be “on top,” but Stewart said the director’s technique of shooting a close-up of her “schmexy faces” during those sex scenes made her want to shoot herself. What’s that, a pun from Stewart? She really is a new woman!
WithThe Twilight Saga coming to an end, we’re reliving our favorite memories from the first four films. New Moon is up!
How many times I saw it in theaters: 2
Surprisingly, a dude I liked wanted to go — so we went the first Sunday it was out. I saw it the next week with a few girlfriends and one unfortunate guy who happened to be staying with me.
How many times I’ve seen it since: 1
My obsession from the first film wore off by this time. But after re-watching it recently, I realized I liked it better than I remembered.