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It’s Twilight’s Fifth Anniversary and Forbes Takes a Look at its Undoubtedly Positive Legacy

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

It has been 5 years since Twilight came out in theaters in 2008, and while the saga is over and it faced all kinds of backlash and criticism, Forbes.com acknowledges that the franchise left behind an enormous, one-of-a-kind legacy behind.
You’d think that Hollywood would have noticed the $1.8 billion success of James Cameron’s epic romance Titanic back in 1997 which was partially fueled by younger women seeing the film countless times in theaters. But instead of crafting big-budget entries centered around females, studios merely spent the next decade increasing the arbitrary young-love quotient in male-centric films like Armageddon and The Patriot. Even animation, once a place for female-centric narratives like Pocahontas or Anastasia became a proverbial boy’s club in the wake of Shrek and Pixar’s rise to the degree that Brave was considered a “big deal” in 2012. By the time Twilight rolled around, the conventional wisdom was that female-centric films were tantamount of box office poison due to the whole “girls will see boy films but boys won’t see girl films” cliche. Female-centric hits like Deep Impact, Charlie’s Angels, Sex & the City: The Movie, or Mama Mia! were written off as flukes and not to be used as a template for success, while female-centric flops like Electra or Catwoman was held up as proof that female-driven superheroes were box office poison. But Twilight kick-started its franchise five years ago with a stunning $69 million opening weekend and eventually earned $392m worldwide on a $38m budget. Unlike the quick-kill sequels which generally opened over/under $140m and ended up over/under $290m domestic, it didn’t collapse after opening weekend, what canadian pharmacy is legitimate earning $192m off that $69m debut weekend, a solid 2.76x multiplier. Its fan base peaked at New Moon, but it along with the Harry Potter sequels, helped prove that you didn’t need to expand your fan base if that fan base was big enough. Twilight and its respective sequels finally and indisputably proved that there was a real and potent market for blockbuster franchises explicitly aimed at, and unquestionably about, women. When The Twilight Saga: New Moon shocked the industry by opening with $142 million four years ago this weekend, the most interesting statistic was that the audience was 80% women. Aside from a missed marketing opportunity for Ninja Assassin (“So, your girlfriend dragged you to New Moon, now it’s YOUR turn to pick the movie!”), the stat showed that even if not a single ticket buyer for New Moon had been
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You can read the rest of the article here at Forbes.com. I think it’s important to point out, once

all is said and done, that Twilight did a lot of good canadian international pharmacy association reviews for women in the film industry, for female audiences in general, and that there is not a single new franchise out there that doesn’t aspire to duplicate its success as much as possible. If Twilight’s success is still helping female centric projects being made at all, I think we can all agree

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Bret Easton Ellis Claims Rob Was First Choice to Play Christian Grey While Stephenie’s Original Choice for Carlisle Got the Role

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

American Psycho author, Bret Easton Ellis, claimed on his Twitter page that Rob was the first choice to play Christian Grey in 50 Shades of Grey, according to author E.L. James, who allegedly shared the scoop with him at Rob’s house, no less, during a party a few months ago (it was that birthday party that Rob hosted for director Nicholas Jarecki, which was full of celebrity guests, remember?). Bret loves to ruffle feathers on Twitter, and at one point he was very interested in writing or directing 50 Shades, so God knows if he’s serious or trolling as per usual, but here are the tweets:

It would not surprise us to be honest, if Rob was truly E.L. James’ first pick for the role. If you were part of the fandom three years ago when Master of the universe (the original fan fic title for 50 Shades of Grey) was taking over Twitter and pretty much everyone (not really us) counted the days for the next update, then you remember that back then all the fan manips featured Rob and Kristen as the main characters, and obviously they were everybody’s image of them for quite a while, not just because they were originally Edward and Bella, but because people liked to imagine them as the actors of the story… until the new wave of fans of the book started asking for Matt Bomer and Alexis Bledel. And it was also kind of suspicious how E.L. James was at Rob’s house for that party.

Either way, 50 Shades of Grey has its Christian and the funny story is that is Charlie Hunnam, Stephenie’s first pick to play Carlisle.

From the StephenieMeyer.com files, she posted on July 7, 2007, the following:

Second only to Edward on my “passionately decided” list is Carlisle’s character. My favorite: Charlie Hunnam. The reason this actor was able to get such a hold on me was his work as the title character in Nicholas Nickleby. He pretty much was Carlisle in that movie.

Check out that page for some real nostalgia and general weirdness. It’s crazy how time flies and how pretty much the series is now over. It seems like only yesterday fans were discussing who should play the characters, and how they were all throwing fits when Rob was announced as Edward Cullen (which, coincidentally, is how I discovered Twilight. I was a fan of Rob since managing HPLA, and the scandal made me read the book). The backlash was insane back then, if you remember Rob got death threats, there were petitions to remove him from the project, and that’s pretty much exactly what Charlie is facing right now from disappointed 50 Shades fans, but we’re pretty sure fans will get over it with time. Twilight fans did as soon as they saw Rob as Edward.

H/T: Page to premiere.

#TwilightThrowback with Catherine Hardwicke, Celebrating the 5th Anniversary of the Release of Twilight in Theaters

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

It’s almost the 5th anniversary of the Twilight movie, if you can believe it, and director Catherine Hardwicke will be celebrating on her Twitter and Instagram accounts with a little something called #TwilightThrowback. We still don’t know exactly what will take place in her accounts, or what is she going to post, but I suggest you follow her on Twitter: @C_Hardwicke and Instagram, because she will be posting stuff every Thursday in september and, who knows, being the director of the first movie and all, and being directly responsible of picking the cast, she probably has a few goodies and stories never told to share with us to celebrate the five years

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the release of the movie. Via: TwilightLexicon.

Artist Repaints Twilight Dolls with Stunning Results

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

Noel Cruz is a doll painter on Deviantart. But more than that, he’s an artist. He takes the special edition dolls created by Necca or Mattel, and repaints them, re-styles their hair, putting the work of the original artists to shame. If you’ve ever seen an official Twilight doll and thought “This doesn’t look like the character” it’s because it doesn’t have Noel’s amazingly detailed touch. I’ve never really bought an official doll in my life, but if they were as life like and impeccable as Noel’s, I would definitely have the entire collection by now. We’ve seen other doll repainters in this fandom before, but Noel seems to be the most active one, with work on dolls like Cher, Anne Hathaway, Angelina Jolie, Farrah Fawcet, Barbra Streisand, Michael Jackson, Elizabeth Taylor, Lady Gaga, Madonna and many more. He does seem to prefer Twilight dolls, as he has done many different repaints for each movie.

Repaint is a new form of pop art, wherein the doll’s face is treated like a three dimensional canvas, with the added challenge of painting within a very small area and an even greater challenge of recreating a real person’s likeness. Since dolls are basically miniature pieces, brush strokes and shading have to be very controlled and precise.

See the following dolls he repainted.


See the rest of his work here. For more, visit his official site.

Final Poster for Breaking Dawn-Part 2 + New UHQ Stills!

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

This is it guys, the final poster for Breaking Dawn Part2. The final poster for The Twilight Saga. It feels bittersweet, doesn’t it? Seems like it was just yesterday when we read this beautiful epic story about a teenager girl falling in love with the sweetest, hottest, most unique and perfect vampire. Yes, we are proud fans, we are proud of having found this beautiful story that made us meet great people from around the word. We are proud because we never cared about people teasing us because we were so into these
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“fantasy characters”, hell no! WE WILL ALWAYS LOVE BELLA & EDWARD. WE WILL ALWAYS LOVE TWILIGHT! :D Ok, I’m feeling nostalgic ;) haha Enjoy these new stills for BD2:

Twilight Becomes the First Movie Ever to Reach One Million Followers on Twitter

Sunday, August 19th, 2012

The Twilight fans have done it again! The official Twitter account for Twilight (@Twilight) has become the first movie account to reach one million followers on Twitter, and as a thank you, Twilight has posted a very moving video on Yotube thanking fans. Make sure you have a tissue in hand before watching! It’s so moving to see how the premieres got bigger and bigger with each installment, isn’t it?

Olympic Champion Gabrielle Douglas Loves Twilight!

Sunday, August 19th, 2012

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Nathan Adrian, part of the USA Swimming Team, is not the only Olympian who is a Twilight fan (though a reluctant one!). Now Gabby Douglas, who took home the Gold Medal for the women’s all-around gymnastics competition in London has told fans on Twitter that she likes Twilight better than Harry Potter, and she is Team Jacob.
Gabby and the American gymnastics team also won the team all-around gold medal. She is also the first American gymnast ever to win both the team and individual all-around gold at the same Olympics and the first woman of color of any nationality, to win All-around gold.

Check her out:

Twilight has the coolest fans :)

Comic Con Season! Who’s Dressing Up? Check Out Our Costume Tutorials!

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Comic Con is right around the corner, and for those of you anticipating the event you know that it will be beyond special because it’s the last time that Twilight will ever be at the convention, being the opening panel at Hall H, no less. Not just that, but Jack Morrissey teased fans by letting us know that “You’ll see stuff you haven’t seen yet inside Hall H for the last Twilight panel at SDCC.” It will be a Comic Con year to remember!

So to celebrate this special occasion, we think it’s time for fans who love to dress up to really step up their game and shine, and make the Twilight presence seem stronger than ever at San Diego. Lucky for you, we have some wonderful Twilight costume tutorials that we’ve written over the years (mainly for Halloween) that you can follow so you look your best as a Twilight vampire. The thing we love about our tutorials (if we’re allowed to toot our own horns) is that not only are you going to use make up and clothes that are very stylish and not Halloweenish at all, but if you buy stuff you’re going to use it for other occasions too. You will not waste any money. Our tutorials are basically going to turn you into what a Twilight vampire becomes – the hottest version of you! You’re going to learn how to apply your make up like a Twilight vamp, and perhaps the only extravagant thing you’ll need are the contact lenses (it’s Comic Con people, and our final one at that. Get those contact lenses!)

Each tutorial has links for shopping online in case you have no time to lose and want to order stuff asap, and we also recommend several different brands and give you other options in case you can’t find in your city what we’re suggesting. We always recommend the brand Too Faced make up because it’s fun, sexy, stylish and actually a little vampiric too. This is the brand that has all the colors that you need for this tutorial, and it’s a brand that I personally use (love their eye shadow palettes, and they always come with instructions and mini-tutorials) so I’m actually recommending something from my own experience. As a matter of fact, a couple of years ago Jerrod Blandino, creator of Too Faced saw our tutorials, loved them and contacted me! Here’s what he had to say back then (needless to say I was freaking out, because 1) I buy his products all the time and i’m genuinely a big fan, 2) He reached out to us, and we liked that we recommended his products, 3) His products are awesome because they’re cruelty free!).

I wanted to say I love the tips you gave using our makeup. We’ve actually supplied quit a lot of
product to New Moon & most recently Eclipse sets (Ashley Green & Kristen are big fans), so you were spot on with your tips. A few on
set requests have been “Primed & Poreless” face primer for that flawlessly smooth vampire complexion and a product we created
specifically for the vampire effect, “Candlelight powder” for that ethereal glow.

After that he posted a video tutorial on Youtube which will help you out in your quest for creating the perfect vampire make up. My instructions are pretty accurate on text, but it’s always helpful to actually see a video:

These are the tutorials I wrote:

>> Rob and Kristen Costume Guide. This tutorial includes a Kristen make up tutorial, and a tutorial to make your own MTV golden popcorn! (seriously, how awesome would this look?)
>> Twilight Costume Guides (girls). This guide teaches you how to get the looks from all the main female characters, all movies so far. We show you many alternatives and things you can find in your own closet, and we suggest things you can buy.
>> Twilight Vampire Make Up Guide (girls). This guide teaches you how to do your make up like Alice, Rosalie, Esme, Bella, Jane, Victoria, Leah, Emily (scars included!) and María, complete with my recommended products.
>> Twilight Costume Guides (boys). Want to force dress your man like your favorite Twilight male character? Here’s how! We show you how to get the look of Edward, Jasper, Carlisle, Emmett, Jacob (tattoo included) and The Volturi men. This guide is complete with a make up guide for guys based on the same make up tips used on the boys of Twilight.
>> Edward and Bella Prom Tutorial. This tutorial is for couples who want to dress like Edward and Bella at the prom in the first movie.

Don’t forget that the point of the costume is to look beautiful like a Twilight vampire, not scary or halloweenish. And the best touch you can add to your look are the contact lenses, so please do buy those contacts! ;)

If you’re looking for something else, we have the SWATH armor tutorial, which I bet that if you follow perfectly you will be the only Snow White at Comic Con, and someone’s gotta represent one of the top movies of the summer, right?

>> Tutorial here.

This armor tutorial rocks because, yes, you will be building your own armor from scratch with very simple and cheap materials but it will look realistic and awesome (just as long as you stay away from sharp objects). I’ve looked around online and let me tell you – this is one of the handful armor tutorials for cosplay players that exist on the internet. A lot of people keep their secrets but I’m teaching you how to do the armor (which I actually figured out how to do myself when I realized I didn’t have a theme for this past Halloween, since BD hadn’t come out yet and there were no new looks). The tutorial also includes hair tutorials so you make your own Snow White braids.

So enjoy these tutorials, and if you need it, we also have them in Spanish at out Spanish blog. And please, if you do use these tutorials for Comic Con, let me know and send me a picture! wolfspirit at twilightpoison dot com.

Best of luck! :D

No Twilight Reboot Planned, According to Summit

Monday, June 18th, 2012

Over the weekend Bloody Disgusting reported the following story:

Lionsgate, who acquired Summit back in January for $412.5 million in cash and stock, will be in serious discussions regarding the future of the Stephenie Meyer vampire/werewolf franchise. They’ll deny it, right here, right now. We’ll get plenty of eggs in our face. Sites will burn us at the stake like a witch during the Salem trials. Still, the fact will remain: it’s true. In fact, they’re already discussing it internally. It will happen… It is still undecided exactly what the future of the franchise will be, though. It could be a direct remake, considering the initial saga is so poorly made, but then again it could also be a spinoff or maybe even a one-off sequel. It could be anything to keep the green bills piling high. But expect a remake. Yes, quickly.

Remake? It sounds very unlikely to us. Spin-off, maybe one day. But not in the near future. The Twilight Lexicon has a very interesting post explaining why they don’t believe the rumor either.

Of course the studio wants more. In order for them to do something else with Twilight they’d have to get the permission of Stephenie Meyer, who has said that she not writing anything vampire related for awhile. So that knocks out the sequel idea right there.

The only remaining Twilight stories left are the Bree Tanner novella and the backstories from the Twilight Guide. The first one is kind of short for a movie and the other would need major development since they are individual stories with minimal, non-linear connections.

Stephenie is also now doing The Host (which will probably entail two sequels that Stephenie needs to write) so she’s a little busy at the moment.

Summit immediately shot down the rumor in a statement to Deadline:

Summit Entertainment just phoned me to publicly deny an Internet report that its parent company Lionsgate already is drawing up plans to remake the Twilight Saga by the 5th anniversary of the insanely successful movie and book series which began November 21, 2008. Summit Co-Chairman and now Lionsgate domestic movie czar Rob Friedman tells me: ”We are not remaking Twilight. We will happily support Stephanie Meyer if she decides to proceed in any way. But this will be the last one unless that should change.” What this statement means is simply that the studio will do whatever Twilight Saga author Stephenie Meyer wants. She has said in some interviews that she wouldn’t mind seeing a reboot — so an evantual remake isn’t out of the realm of possibility. But as of now none is on the drawing board.

And there you have it. The rumor is still running wild online, and some foreign outlets have picked it up on Monday, but so far the official answer is no.

How do you feel about a reboot of all the movies? If it where to happen, whenever it does, all we have to say is good luck finding a better Edward and Bella! ;)

Video: Robert Pattinson Talks About Making Twilight Because of Kristen Stewart

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

We have always known that Rob wanted to make Twilight because of Kristen Stewart, someone he admired since he saw Into the Wild. Here’s a new Cannes interview in which he talks about it once again.

Tonner Dolls To Produce Breaking Dawn Line – Tweet Your Suggestions!

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

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For our doll collectors out there, Tonner has announced via Twitter the beginning of a new Breaking Dawn line of dolls, and they want your ideas! So far Tonner has created Edward, Bella, Alice, Jasper and Jane. Any ideas for new dolls?

Here’s our wishlist:

- Bride and Groom Edward and Bella.
– Rosalie.
– Jacob.
– Renesmee.

Via TwilightLexicon.

Videos: MTV Spain/E! Twilight Documentary

Monday, April 16th, 2012

An MTV/E! collaboration documentary aired in Spain. Check it out!

Thanks, SensacionesTwilight!

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