Twilight: Eclipse

Culture Warrior

When I purchased my ticket for the Thursday night midnight show of Twilight: Breaking Dawn – Part 1, I had no idea what I was in for; not because I hadn’t seen any of the previous Twilight films – I have, in fact, seen them all – but because I had never seen a Twilight film in a theater before, much less on opening night. The Twilight subculture befuddles me, as I’m sure it does any non-initiate of the series. Having seen all the films, I still feel like I’m viewing them from afar, like it’s some strange anthropological project of a phenomenon whose worth and value I will never fully understand. Twilight seems to encapsulate the drastic changes that have taken place in big-budget event filmmaking in the last thirty years. Rather than a film made with the intent of mass appeal (like franchises ranging from Indiana Jones to Jason Bourne), the Twilight films play almost exclusively to a specific – but dedicated – demographic. Of course, one could make this argument about many film franchises. Everything from Star Trek to The Dark Knight certainly have rabid fanbases at their core, but the audiences for these films seem to be “filled in” with a significant amount of casual fans. For example, I once viewed the Harry Potter films similarly to the way I now approach Twilight – not in terms of filmmaking quality, mind you, but in terms of being a cult phenomenon surrounding a fictional narrative that I […]

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The Reject Report

It’s time to put the skepticism to bed like the nice orphan of past failures that it is.  Just about every film this weekend performed either right around or above expectations, and some second, third, and even fourth weekend films had drops that were impressively minuscule.  As expected, Despicable Me was the big winner of the weekend, but even its take was head and shoulders above most analyst’s best guesses. Predators wasn’t a slam-dunk champion, but it performed on par given its rating and mid-range budget.  Even limited releases that didn’t break into the top 10 had notable debuts.  All in all it was a lucrative weekend to own a movie studio.

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The Reject Report

As is the case of the rest of the Twilight franchise, Eclipse‘s stay at the top is sure to be short-lived. Two new films hit this weekend, neither of which have the potential to set box-office standards but both that are sure to deliver more than dismal numbers. An animated film in Despicable Me and a return to an R-rated legacy in Predators. The top spot is sure to be a toss-up between the two. Thank God it’s not a hand-to-hand battle, because I feel the spear-wielding, shoulder cannon-blasting alien hunters from another world might serve as a challenge to Steve Carell’s plot to steal the moon. The minions might help though, and that could level the playing field if just for a bit. Full box office analysis and predictions after the jump…

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And so it goes for the 4th of July weekend, two heavy hitters deliver fireworks to the masses, even if those fireworks aren’t on a milestone level of awesomeness. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse and The Last Airbender had respectable openings even if neither of them came close to breaking any records this weekend. The much beloved Toy Story 3 held strong in its third weekend out, and a big surprise came in the form of the latest indie comedy from the Duplass brothers. All in all, another fun-filled weekend at the movie theater.

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Twilight: Eclipse

Eclipse, the third film in the famed Twilight Saga, left not a dry or empty seat in the house last night as it steamrolled its way to the all-time midnight opening record. It also claimed the record for widest release of all time, starting its box office journey in well over 4,400 theaters. By the end of the night it had earned more than $30 million dollars, eclipsing (get it?) the record held by its franchise predecessor, Twilight: New Moon (which earned $26.3 million on its opening night last year).

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Twilight Eclipse

In this line of work, there often comes a time when the ability to be objective comes in handy. When it feels great to throw away prejudgments and biases and give a movie a chance, no matter how bad its bloodline may be. Such is the case with The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. There’s bad blood in this family — really bad blood — in the form of two films that were poorly constructed and shoddily executed on just about every level. But like any interesting rebellious child, Eclipse breaks the mold at the hands of a craftsman. It becomes something new — something oddly watchable, at times enjoyable and surprisingly unlike what has come before.

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Twilight Cast

Our resident intellectual Cole Abaius recently volunteered to take on the reading of Stephenie Meyer’s “Twilight” a book (and soon to be film) that is causing quite a stir on the internet. He offers up his thoughts, plus ten tips for guys who are interested in taking the plunge into “Twilight” as well.

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Paranormal Activity

Paranormal Activity 2, the mildly anticipated sequel to the smash hit frightener of 2009, is set for release in October. And to this point — much to the projects benefit — we’ve seen and heard almost nothing about it. That’s the way it should be, horror fans, because with a film like this the element of surprise is everything. In fact, if there are any surprises left in the franchise, they are best kept secret. Thus, it will be interesting to see how many of said secrets are revealed to moviegoers when the first trailer runs with The Twilight Saga: Eclipse next weekend.

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Twilight: Eclipse

Summit Entertainment has announced that it will release The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn on November 18, 2011. They have not, however, decided on one movie or two.

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Twilight: Eclipse

According to today’s final line-up press release, LAFF will welcome the world premiere of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, the third film in the popular glittery vampire romance franchise. But fans might be disappointed about how it’s scheduled to go down.

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This week, on a very special episode of Reject Radio, we discuss The Snatch Test, refuse to comment on Mickey Rourke’s bathroom parts, and tell you how to save money while Hollywood raises ticket prices and double-dips.

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Twilight: Eclipse

I never — not in a million, gazillion years — thought I would type the above headline. But here we are. Record this date into history. I have been impressed by a trailer for a Twilight movie.

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Stephen Daldry

The rumor mill around the fourth Twilight movie, Breaking Dawn, keeps spinning with each passing day. And like the film’s main character, Edward (Robert Pattison), the damn thing just won’t die — no matter how much we wish it would. Until Summit Entertainment picks a director, their “wish list” will be the source of great speculation.

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Twilight: Eclipse

It all begins with a choice, says the poster for The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. I’m certain that for some of you — many of our regular readers — that means the choice to completely ignore and avoid Twilight like the plague. And for good reason, there isn’t much in these movies for those who have not already been indoctrinated into the cult of Twilight. Yet for those who are, this concept of “choice” means a lot.

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Twilight Eclipse

Today, we see the first trailer for Twilight: Eclipse, and it’s mostly just fan service. All of those broody teen superhumans (and unhumans) talking about how much they will fight, if the fight happens. It’s all very romantic, I suppose.

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Twilight: Eclipse Robert Pattinson

At this point, I feel like I’m making fun of this entire process. Perhaps I’m just trying to point out the absurdity of this marketing ploy — the releasing of a ten-second teaser that is teasing a teaser trailer which will go online tomorrow. It’s a little much, for any movie. The fact that it’s Twilight: Eclipse only makes it easier for the comment section below to get a little rowdy.

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Twilight: Eclipse

There’s no easy way to go about this little piece of news — I’ll just come right out with it. Summit Entertainment has announced that the first trailer for Twilight: Eclipse will debut online on Thursday (March 11) at around 6:00a PST / 9:00a EST. The contents of this 90-second teaser are being kept under wraps until it debuts, but we can tell you this: it will include Edward (Robert Pattinson), Bella (Kristen Stewart) and Jacob (Taylor Lautner).

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There’s a really dirty joke about teenage girls and soccer moms here somewhere, but I’m resisting out of respect for Twilight fans. In fact, I’ve long thought that their fandom should be commended.

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The IMAX Corporation announced today that they will be distributing The Twilight Saga: Eclipse in their gigantic-screen format. This of course, is exactly what fans of the franchise have been yearning for: to see Edward sparkle in glorious IMAX.

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NewMoonMelissaRosenberg

Did you know Eclipse was already in post-production? Well, apparently I didn’t, and the interview still went really well.

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