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Friday
Mar012013

Final "Twilight" Film Comes to DVD Saturday

Summit Entertainment(NEW YORK) -- Hope you saved your cash, Twilight fans.  The fifth and final Twilight film will be released on DVD Saturday morning at midnight.

The DVD for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 2, again starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner, includes a seven-part making-of documentary, audio commentary from director Bill Condon, and more goodies.

Breaking Dawn -- Part 2 made $292 million at the domestic box office following its release last November.

As if the DVD debut of the final Twilight film wasn't enough, an "extended edition" version of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 1 also comes to DVD on Saturday.  It contains eight minutes of never-before-seen footage.

Copyright 2013 ABC News Radio

Wednesday
Jan092013

Final "Twilight" Film Leads Razzie Nominees

Summit Entertainment(NEW YORK) -- The Twilight franchise has been given a rude sendoff from the Razzie Awards, which annually "honors" the worst in film.

The fifth and final Twilight movie, Breaking Dawn -- Part 2, on Tuesday night received a leading 11 nominations for the 33rd Annual Razzie Awards, including in the worst picture category.  Stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner and Ashley Greene are nominated in acting categories.

The other nominees for worst picture are the Adam Sandler comedy That's My Boy, the Eddie Murphy comedy A Thousand Words, the board game adaptation Battleship, and the kiddie film The Oogieloves in The BIG Balloon Adventure.

That's My Boy ranks second with a total of eight nominations.

The Razzies revealed its list about 30 hours before the Oscar nominees are scheduled to be announced.  The winners will be named on Feb. 23, the day before the Academy Awards ceremony.

Here are the nominees, in the format announced by the Razzies.  Please note that some of the movie titles are altered by the Razzies as a joke:

Worst Picture
Battleship
Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure
That's My Boy!
A Thousand Words
Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 2


Worst Actress
Katherine Heigl, One For The Money
Milla Jovovich, Resident Evil #5: Retribution
Tyler Perry (In Drag), Madea's Witless Protection
Kristen Stewart, Snow White and The Huntsman & Twilight S.B.D. #2
Barbra Streisand, Guilt Trip

Worst Actor
Nicolas Cage, Ghost Rider 2: Spirit of Vengeance & Seeking Justice
Eddie Murphy, A Thousand Words
Robert Pattinson, Twilight S.B.D. #2
Tyler Perry (Not in Drag), Alex Cross & Tyler Perry's Good Deeds
Adam Sandler, That's My Boy!

Worst Supporting Actress
Jessica Biel, Playing For Keeps & Total Recall
Brooklyn Decker, Battleship & What To Expect When You're Expecting
Ashley Greene, Twilight S.B.D. #2
Jennifer Lopez, What to Expect When You're Expecting
Rihanna, Battleship

Worst Supporting Actor
David Hasselhoff (as "Himself"), Piranha 3-DD
Taylor Lautner, Twilight S.B.D. #2
Liam Neeson, Battleship & Wrath of the Titans
Nick Swardson, That's My Boy
Vanilla Ice (as "Himself"), That's My Boy

Worst Screen Ensemble
The Entire Cast of Battleship
The Entire Cast of Oogieloves in The Big Balloon Adventure
The Entire Cast of That's My Boy
The Entire Cast of Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 2
The Entire Cast of Madea's Witless Protection

Worst Director
Sean Anders, That's My Boy
Peter Berg, Battleship
Bill Condon, Twilight S.B.D. #2
Tyler Perry, Good Deeds & Madea's Witless Protection
John Putch, ATLAS SHRUGGED: PART II

Worst Screen Couple
Any Combination of Two Cast Members from Jersey Shore
The Three Stooges
Mackenzie Foy (as "Little Renesmee") & Taylor Lautner, Twilight: S.B.D. #2
Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart, Twilight: S.B.D. #2
Tyler Perry & His Drag Get-Up, Tyler Perry's Madea's Witless Protection
Adam Sandler and either Leighton Meester, Andy Samberg or Susan Sarandon, That's My Boy

Worst Screenplay
Atlas Shrugged: Part II
Battleship
That's My Boy!
A Thousand Words
Twilight S.B.D. #2


Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-Off or Sequel Nominations
Ghost Rider 2: Spirit of Vengeance
Piranha 3D
Red Dawn
Twilight: S.B.D. #2
Madea's Witless Protection

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Friday
Nov162012

Final "Twilight" Film Now in Theaters; "Lincoln" Expands

Summit Pictures(NEW YORK) -- Your local movie theater will be packed with teens all weekend long, because the fifth and final Twilight film has made its debut.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 2 reunites stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner.  Stewart's Bella has given birth to her daughter with Pattinson's vampire character, Edward.  She survived the delivery and is now a vampire herself.

The couple's family is threatened when the ancient vampire council, the Volturi, finds out about their child, which is half-human, half-vampire.

Ashley Greene, Kellan Lutz, Nikki Reed, Dakota Fanning, Michael Sheen and Peter Facinelli also star in Breaking Dawn -- Part 2, which is rated PG-13.  [Click here to read a review]

How big of a weekend will Breaking Dawn –- Part 2 have?  Well, consider this: the film represented 92 percent of all ticket sales on Fandango for Thursday.  There are predictions that it could rake in as much as $150 million.

ABC News Radio caught up with some fans after a late Thursday night screening in Manhattan, and their reviews were mostly positive. 

A woman named Joanna initially screamed with excitement as she spoke to a reporter, then, after composing herself, said, "I thought that it was the perfect marriage of all of the series, and it came together nicely."

A 22-year-old female fan named Alex gave the film a "B," explaining, "It was blatantly obvious that it was forced, a lot of it.  The sex scenes were horrible.  And the fight was really good."

A man named Jorge -- who clearly was not a "Twi-hard" -- was less enthusiastic.  He said, "It was the least bad of the Twilight movies.  Like -- it was nowhere near any of the awesome summer blockbusters: No, Batman, no, Avengers, no.  It's the least bad, the least girly movie."

If Twilight's not your thing, you can check out Steven Spielberg's Lincoln, which expands into wide release this weekend.  Daniel Day-Lewis stars as the 16th president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Wednesday
Nov142012

"Breaking Dawn" Director: I'm Done with "Twilight," No Matter What

Summit Pictures(LOS ANGELES) -- At a press conference earlier this month, Twilight author Stephenie Meyer left the door slightly open for more books -- and potentially more movies -- in the series' future. 

If she does create a new Twilight story, though, don't expect Breaking Dawn -- Part 2 director Bill Condon to adapt it for the big screen. Condon, who helmed the final two Twilight flicks, says he's not interested in continuing with the franchise, should the opportunity arise.

Speaking on the black carpet of the Breaking Dawn -- Part 2 premiere this week, he said, "I really enjoyed doing this but I liked the fact that I was able to bring this story to a conclusion.  I don't think I'd want to start on another one."

Condon says he and the screenwriter of Breaking Dawn -- Part 2, which opens Friday, were sensitive to the fans' wishes to some extent while crafting the film.

He said, "I think there's a sense when you're working on the script...of like what they don't want to miss and what's become special favorites of theirs."

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Thursday
Nov082012

More Than 2,000 Fans Camp Out for New "Twilight" Movie

Summit Entertainment(LOS ANGELES) -- As of Thursday afternoon, more than 2,000 people were lined up in Los Angeles for Breaking Dawn Part 2, eager to camp out for the Monday premiere of the final installment of the Twilight franchise.

Twilight studio Summit Entertainment organized a “camp” for die-hard  fans, sometimes known as Twi-hards. Step one: line up in front of L.A.’s Nokia Theater to get your “camping spot” on a concrete plaza outside the theater. Step two: take part in any or all of the activities designed to placate boredom during your five day wait, including Twilight movie screenings and Jamba Juice-sponsored workouts.

Step three: scream your lungs out when Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner, and the rest of the gang grace the red carpet Monday. Finally, race back to your local movie theater so you can actually see the film when it comes out Nov. 16. Look out for lines there too -- advance ticket sales for the movie accounted for nearly 30-percent of MovieTickets and Fandango’s Wednesday sales, according to Deadline.com.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Friday
Nov022012

"Twilight" Author Leaves Door Open for More Books in the Series

Andrew Cooper© 2011 Summit Entertainment, LLC.(BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.) -- The final Twilight film opens in two weeks.  Will the franchise ever be revived one day?  Probably not for the foreseeable future, though Twilight author Stephenie Meyer won't rule out the possibility.

At a press conference Thursday in Beverly Hills, Calif., Meyer indicated she currently has no intention to write a new book in the series, but she may change her mind in the future.

She said, "I had planned out where it would go for a couple more books.  So I know exactly what would happen. ...There are other characters that I think would have a lot of voice in those coming stories."

Producer Wyck Godfrey, alluding to Disney's acquisition of Lucasfilm this week and its plan to release a new Star Wars movie, joked, "We keep sending her the George Lucas press releases."

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 2 opens on Nov. 16.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Thursday
Nov012012

"The Woman in Black," "Twilight" Among Winners of Fright Night Awards

Andrew Cooper© 2011 Summit Entertainment, LLC(NEW YORK) -- Daniel Radcliffe is usually associated with the Harry Potter films, but he was recognized on Halloween for his work in the 2012 horror film The Woman in Black.

The Woman in Black was named favorite scary movie of the year during the first annual Fright Night Awards, a celebration of horror-themed pop culture presented by a blood cancer awareness campaign called Cancer Bites.  Radcliffe earned the award for favorite actor in a horror film.

Among the other winners were stars of The Twilight Saga and TV's True Blood and The Vampire Diaries.

The winners were announced online Wednesday following a fan vote at FrightNightAwards.com.

[CLICK HERE FOR THE COMPLETE LIST OF WINNERS]

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Tuesday
Oct232012

"Twilight," "True Blood" Nominated for First-Ever Fright Night Awards

Andrew Cooper© 2011 Summit Entertainment, LLC(NEW YORK) -- A campaign that raises awareness and educates people about blood cancer is launching an awards show dedicated to Halloween and the entertainment world.

The campaign, Cancer Bites, announced on Monday the nominees for the first annual 2012 Fright Night Awards, featuring categories such as "favorite scary movie of the year" and "favorite supernatural TV show."  Not surprisingly, Twilight, True Blood and The Vampire Diaries are all well-represented on the nominees list.

Fans can vote for their favorites at FrightNightAwards.com.  The winners will be announced on Oct. 30, the day before Halloween.  The awards show will be streamed online.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Tuesday
Sep112012

Survey Names Final "Twilight" Film 'Most Anticipated Fall Movie'

Andrew Cooper© 2011 Summit Entertainment, LLC(NEW YORK) -- With the summer movie season having ended on Labor Day weekend, fans can look ahead to several anticipated films set to be released over the next four months -- specifically, the final Twilight sequel.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 2
has been named the "Most Anticipated Fall Movie" in Fandango's "Fall Film Survey," earning 32 percent of the vote.  It also received the title of the "Best Date Night Movie." 

Breaking Dawn -- Part 2 opens in November.

On a fun note, 61 percent of participants say Clint Eastwood's unusual speech at the Republican National Convention, during which he pretended to speak with an invisible President Obama sitting in an empty chair, has made them more interested in his upcoming baseball drama, Trouble with the Curve.

Here are some of the other "winners" in the survey, taken by more than 1,000 moviegoers:

  • Les Miserables: "Film that Could Sweep the Oscars"
  • This Is 40: "The Movie Expected to Deliver the Biggest Laughs"
  • House at the End of the Street: "The Movie Expected to Deliver the Biggest Frights"
  • Daniel Day-Lewis: "Most Anticipated Performance of the Fall," for Lincoln
  • Joaquin Phoenix: "The Most Welcome Return to the Screen," for The Master

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Monday
Aug202012

Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart Opt Out of "Twilight" Conventions

Fred Duval/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart have decided not to attend any of the final four official Twilight conventions in the wake of her much publicized affair with her Snow White and the Huntsman director, Rupert Sanders, according to Zap2it.com. 

Fellow Twilight star Taylor Lautner has reportedly also opted not to attend the events.

According to Zap2it, at least one of the stars was scheduled to appear at each of the conventions, scheduled for Aug. 25 in San Antonio, Sept. 29 in Detroit, Oct. 5 in Parsippany, N.J. and Nov. 3 in Los Angeles.

Promoter Creation Entertainment says of the final convention in Los Angeles, “Although Rob, Kristen and Taylor will not be with us this time out we will have a super line-up of other Twilight stars and the weekend will be filled with special events, movie prop and costume displays, contests, panels, auctions, parties, exclusive merchandise, music and much more, including some surprises!”

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