TWILIGHT SAGA NEWS FOR OCTOBER 2ND

KRISTEN STEWART IN INTERVIEW MAGAZINE! 

www.community.livejournal.com/lion_lamb/: The first decade of the 21st century, which is about to draw to a close, is in serious danger of being remembered as the time when fame was measured in pokes, tweets, and the ability to parlay a death-defying (and sometimes not so death-defying) degree of persona recklessness into a reality-television deal. But just as the door was about to slam shut on the double aughts, in walks—or, more appropriately, saunters—Kristen Stewart.

In celebration of Interview’s 40th anniversary, we asked actor, director, writer, and photographer Dennis Hopper—whose connection to the magazine reaches across all fourdecades—to handle the interviewing duties for this cover story. He graciously obliged. He spoke to Stewart, who was shooting Eclipse in Vancouver, from the set of his cable series, Crash, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Read the interview here.

QUILEUTE TRIBE GRANTS RARE MEDIA ACCESS TO REELZCHANNEL

www.examiner.com: While many of the real Quileutes of the Pacific Northwest appear to appreciate the notoriety Meyer’s novels have brought to them and welcome visiting fans, the Quileute Nation recently granted rare media access to their lands to Reelzchannel-TV for a program that helps explain the relevance of wolves in their heritage and creation story (needless to say, it does not involve werewolves).  The Quileute believe they were originally transformed from wolves into human beings by a wandering Transformer. 

In one segment of the television program, an elder sings and explains the wolf creation story.  In another, a host visits a great-grandfather named Roy Black, Jr. and asks him playfully where “Jacob Black” is today.  He replies that “he’s out fishing” and tells a story of how he’s greeted in Forks, Washington, these days (the town where much of the Twilight Saga is set) as “Jacob’s grandfather.”  In another segment, actor Tinsel Korey, who plays “Emily” in New Moon, talks about her work with students in the Quileute Nation school.

Read more here.

KRISTEN STEWART LOOKING HOT IN THE NEW ‘NEW MOON’ POSTER

 www.ontheflix.com: Kristen Stewart, the star of Twilight,New Moon,and Eclipse movies appears on this latest official individual movie poster for “Twilight Saga : New Moon,” which is the 2nd installment of the “Twilight Saga” series. The poster displays a very beautiful shot of Kristen Stewart staring with her piercing eyes into the camera.

More here.

NATIONWIDE SHOWINGS OF ‘NEW MOON’ ON NOVEMBER 19TH PLANNED

 www.examiner.com: Cineplex is apparently aware of how sweet this deal can and will be to a lot of Twilight fans who can’t wait until The Twilight Saga: New Moon comes out on November 20th. Why? Well, for starters, they’re going to be selling tickets for a showing on November 19th here soon, according to a recent press release.

Cineplex Entertainment will begin selling advance tickets for the highly anticipated movie The Twilight Saga: New Moon, which opens in wide release on Friday, November 20, 2009. The Twilight Saga: New Moon will also be shown at advance previews at select Cineplex Entertainment theatres across the country on Thursday, November 19, 2009 at 10 pm. Beginning Friday, October 2nd, advance tickets can be purchased online at www.cineplex.com as well as at participating Cineplex Entertainment theatre box offices.

MICHAEL SHEEN TALKS UNDERWORLD, NEW MOON AND ALICE IN WONDERLAND

www.collider.com: A few hours ago I spoke with Michael Sheen regarding his new movie “The Damned United”. While I’ll have much more on his new film soon, I was able to ask Michael about some of his other projects like “The Twilight Saga: New Moon”, “Tron Legacy”, “Alice in Wonderland” and the “Underworld” franchise. So if you’d like to hear what Michael had to say about those projects, hit the jump.

 The first thing Michael told me was he’s heard the rumors about a 4th “Underworld”, but no one has contacted him yet.

We then spoke about the next “Twilight” movie, “New Moon” and he revealed the main reason he took the role of Aro is because of his daughter. He also talked about working on Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland” and explained his love of the book and how the movie is going to be different.

More here.

THE PRO’S AND CON’S OF TWILIGHT

www.wildcat.arizona.eduLet’s get one thing straight: I’m not arguing that “Twilight” is the greatest tale of all time. I wouldn’t even consider it quality literature. Even so, I have nothing against author Stephenie Meyer or her books, and I think it’s absurd of anyone to waste his or her time hating on a successful series.

As big as the following may be, there are a number of people in opposition of all things “Twilight.” There’s even the Anti-”Twilight” movement, a comprehensive Web site listing everything wrong with Meyer’s series. The site administrators have two main justifications for their anti-”Twilight” beliefs, “It’s poorly written and promotes ideas that teenage girls shouldn’t be taking to heart.”

What is this really about? Are the haters just mad that an average writer like Stephenie Meyer could become a best-selling author and be considered by some as the next J.K. Rowling?

Like most instances of hatred, this seems to stem from jealousy. Plenty of poetic writers will never be as rich or famous as Meyer, who repeats most of her words and uses lots of adverbs in her text, but she’s what the majority of young Americans want to see on their bookshelves.

Read more here.

What do you think of today’s Twilight Saga news?

I love the pics of Kristen in Interview Mag, don’t you?

The Quileute feature that ReelzChannel did was really interesting and I will have to watch the entire feature very soon. I had the pleasure of visiting La Push months ago and found it to be a wonderful place full of nice people. :)