Breaking Dawn Part II Trailer

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Official Trailer for Breaking Dawn Part II Revealed!

The newest trailer for "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II" was revealed earlier this morning and we have it posted here on our site.

We see Bella in her "true" form, Renesmee, the Volturi and all the vampires who have come to support the newest member of the Cullen family.

Check out this great clip and let us know what you think!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The Cullen Family - 1st Official Photo!

1st look at the 1st family!!!

Mackenzie Foy was revealed as Renesmee by Entertainment Weekly last night on their Facebook Page. As you can see, "Renesmee" is shown tucked behind her defensive vampire parents "Edward" (Robert Pattinson) and "Bella" (Kristen Stewart).

More photos of Renesmee will be seen in this week's issue of Entertainment Weekly on stands Friday. Be sure to check them out!

Read more here.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

"Breaking Dawn Part I" - My Review

If  you're a true Twilight fan like me then you saw "Breaking Dawn" the day it premiered. You may have even seen it more than once already...like me. :) I'm not one of the "midnight show" theater goers though for fear I may be too tired to be up that late. So now I've seen it (twice) and I've had time to digest it - ready to offer my personal review as a fan of the series. If you haven't seen it yet - shame on you!!! ;) But be warned - there may be some spoilers here and I don't want to ruin anything for you.

I try to rein in my expectations with each movie, but get excited when I see trailers because "it looks so good," and then avoid as much media attention on the film as possible. I learned early on that if I don't re-read the books or pay attention to every media story there is, my movie going experience is a lot better. Such is the case here because so far in the series this was the best film by far and my favorite of all time!

Under director Bill Condon the movie took on yet another look and feel, but still kept some threads of similarity to the other films. The actors worked well under his direction because they gave some of their best performances so far, which also is a result of their other acting experiences over the last few years as well. Condon used plenty of symbolism in the movie and it was hard to catch everything at first - second time certainly helped! And the cinematography was beautiful! It was a very visually appealing movie.

Again, Melissa Rosenberg did a great job at staying as true to the book as possible. I was a little disappointed when they downplayed Rosalie's and Jacob's aversion to each other - it was there but not as intense as in the book. For example, I would have loved to have seen the dog bowl come flying out at Jacob but apparently it didn't fit into the flow of the film. It certainly wasn't a make or break moment, but it would have been funny. But overall her interpretation of this portion of the book was as true as it could be to translate it to the big screen.

Now on to the wedding - it was absolutely gorgeous! While it was taken out of context a bit from the book, I think it was more visually appealing and very romantic. And that dress!!!! Holy cow! Absolutely stunning!!!! The toasts at the wedding reception were very funny and glad that those were put in there. They provided for a very light moment in the film, considering there were quite a few tearjerker moments throughout. And the toasts were something that you'd find at any wedding so it brought some commonality to it. The honeymoon was very romantic too. Glad some of the things from that section made it in - feathers everywhere!!! But the total disarray of the room really made a statement and got a good laugh out of everyone in the theater.

The special effects were really great I thought. I know there's been some criticism about the wolves, but I think they look great on screen. The only wolf scene I had issue with was when they were talking to each other "telepathically." It seemed a bit over the top because they were talking over each other and whatever they said seemed to be over done. But the scene was brief and didn't affect my overall opinion of the movie.

Now when they had to show Bella's deteriorating health due to the pregnancy I was shocked at how emaciated they were able to make her look without it appearing "fake." And when it came time for her to deliver...yikes! That whole scene made me cringe seeing it on screen. It was tough enough to read but to then see it made quite an impact.

Renesmee as a baby was beautiful! Can't wait to see her grow in the next film, but we did get a glimpse of her as a child and an adult when Jacob imprinted on her. And that scene I thought was done extremely well! Condon took what was a somewhat "weird" twist in the book and turned it into something you could understand and appreciate. And to tie it back to how Jacob had seen Bella in the past to seeing Renesmee in those same scenes as his future was really impressive and a unique way to relate the imprinting.

The movie ended exactly how I had envisioned it when they decided to split it into two parts. I loved how he showed Bella changing from the inside out with the final change being her eyes when she opened them. It was a great transition from the swirling white to the red eyes to show how they changed inside out, while using those red and white themes continuously throughout the movie. And I liked how they had her remember those important moments from her life during the transition while Carter Burwell's "Bella's Lullaby" was playing. It was a great way to link all the movies together and to tie in the lullaby since that was such a common thread throughout the books.

Finally, I am a HUGE fan of the soundtrack and thought the songs were placed in the right places throughout. Although I'm bummed we didn't hear Christina Perri's song at all during the movie. It's my favorite from the soundtrack and I'm going to assume it was one of the last ones used in the credits since I didn't watch all of them. However, I did stay long enough to see the additional scene with the Volturi which sets up Part II. It was a great scene, so hopefully you didn't miss it!

So without going on for pages, that's my review of the film. I thought it was as true to the book as it could be, it was visually appealing, the actors gave some of their best performances to date, the special effects were great, and I loved the soundtrack laced throughout the movie. It's unfortunate we have to wait a year for Part II, but it will be worth the wait since I'm sure it will be just as wonderful as Part I! Kudos to Bill Condon and the cast and crew. As a Twilight fan I thank you for doing such a great job in bringing Stephenie's story to life and I look forward to Part II!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

"It Will Rain" Music Video Premieres

The second music video from "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part I" premiered Wednesday on MTV for "It Will Rain" by Bruno Mars.

This was the first song released from the soundtrack and there has been quite a bit of speculation as to whether this was an Edward/Bella song or a Jacob/Bella song. I thought it clearly was meant for Edward and Bella, and after seeing the video it appears to be the case. And it will probably appear during the honeymoon scene in the movie since the few clips that are in the music video are of that portion of the movie.

So check it out here and tell us what you think! I've posted it on my Soundtrack page as well as a link on the left side under Music Videos. Enjoy!

The entire soundtrack is now available and can be downloaded on iTunes. Be sure to check it out - it's really good!!!

Countdown: 8 Days!!!!

Bruno Mars "It Will Rain"


Sunday, October 30, 2011

"A Thousand Years" Music Video Premieres


Christina Perri's new music video for "A Thousand Years" from "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part I" soundtrack is now available!

What a beautiful song and I think by far, my favorite from any of the soundtracks to date. The video is stunning with just the right mix of Christina and clips from the movie.

It's available on iTunes for download and you can vote for it on the VH1 Top 20 Videos!

Click here to view now. I have it posted on the Soundtrack page as well. Enjoy!!!

Christina Perri's "A Thousand Years"


Tuesday, September 27, 2011

"It Will Rain" by Bruno Mars Released

The first song from "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part I" has been released. It's called "It Will Rain" by Bruno Mars.

Some critics weren't sure what Mars could bring to the soundtrack, but having listened to it a few times and reading the lyrics, it's a really good song. It's also very different from anything that's been done on previous soundtracks.

Here are the lyrics:

If you ever leave me, baby,
Leave some morphine at my door
'Cause it would take a whole lot of medication
To realize what we used to have,
We don't have it anymore.

There's no religion that could save me
No matter how long my leaves are on the floor
So keep in mind all the sacrifices I'm makin'
Will keep you by my side
Will keep you from walkin' out the door.

Cause there'll be no more sunlight
if I lose you, baby
There'll be no clear skies
if I lose you, baby
Just let the clouds, I
I will do the same if you walk away
Everyday, it will rain

I'll never be your mother's favorite
Your daddy can't even look me in the eye
Oooh if I was in their shoes, I'd be doing the same thing
Sayin there goes my little girl
walkin' with that troublesome guy

But they're just afraid of something they can't understand
Oooh well little darlin' watch me change their minds
Yea for you I'll try I'll try I'll try

I'll pick up these broken pieces 'til I'm bleeding
That'll make you mine

Cause there'll be no more sunlight
if I lose you, baby
There'll be no clear skies

if I lose you, baby
Just like the clouds, I
I will do the same if you walk away
Everyday, it will rain

I'll do the same
goodbye, don't just say, goodbye
I'll pick up these broken pieces 'til I'm bleeding
That'll make it right

Cause there'll be no more sunlight
if I lose you, baby
There'll be no clear skies
if I lose you, baby

Just like the clouds, I
I will do the same if you walk away
Everyday, it will rain

You can download the song on iTunes now, or give a listen to it at BrunoMars.com.

So what do you think?

Countdown to BDI: 51 Days!!!!