Introducing 30 Days of Eclipse & the Kick-Off Contest!


Welcome to 30 Days of Eclipse, our 30-day countdown to the U.S. theatrical release of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. We’ve had great 30-day countdowns over the last two years for both Twilight and New Moon, but our countdown to Eclipse promises to be our best one yet!

We’ve got a month of exciting goodies planned for you to make these final days until the movie’s release go by even faster. Here’s just a taste of what you can look forward to:

  • Contests galore — we’ve got lots of ways for you to win great stuff this month!
  • Downloads & desktop wallpapers — look for new ones every Tuesday & Thursday
  • Eclipse-themed Fan Fic Picks!
  • Top Quotes from Eclipse
  • Original Videos
  • And lots, lots more!

And to kick things off, we’ve got a CONTEST just for you — with some great prizes sponsored by our friends at CafePress!

30 Days of Eclipse Kick-Off Contest

Prizes:

1st prize: t-shirt, water bottle & button of your choice from the CafePress Twilight Shop

2nd prize: hat & bag of your choice from the CafePress Twilight Shop

See some of the designs from CafePress to your right, and browse more designs at the CafePress Twilight Shop –>

How to Enter:

Just comment on this post with the phrase “I WANT ECLIPSE” for your chance to be entered!

Be sure you enter a valid e-mail address in the comment entry form, so we can get a hold of you if you win. (Don’t worry, the e-mail addresses are not made public.)

Rules:

Prizes can only be mailed to addresses in the U.S. (Sorry, int’l folks — it’s just too dang expensive.)

Please only enter once. If you enter multiple times, you will be disqualified.

EDITED TO CLARIFY: Your comments only count if they are made on *this* post … comments on other posts (any other post) will not count.

Please only comment ONCE total. Multiple comments from the same person (even if they are made on different days) will be disqualified.

Deadline:

This contest runs all month long! We’re closing comments after midnight (PT) on June 30th, and will choose the winners shortly thereafter.

Questions? Leave ’em in the comments & we’ll reply!

UPDATE 7/1/10 – Comments have been closed. This contest is over. We’ll be choosing a winner soon. Thanks for entering!

MTV interviews Elizabeth Reaser

MTV has a short video interview clip with Elizabeth Reaser, the awesome mom-vamp Esme Cullen.  They asked a couple of questions about Taylor and Rob and the training for Eclipse.  Reaser said that everyone involved trained for hours and hours to be able to get the fight scenes down.  When asked about Taylor Lautner, Reaser chuckled and replied:

“Taylor doesn’t even have to train. He can stand here and do a back flip for no reason using five percent of his energy he’s so fit.

They asked how Rob managed to keep up and if he was a secret gym fanatic.  To find out her answer, you can check out the rest of the interview here.

Thanks to Twifans.

Rob Washes His Hair With….Dirt?

Check out this hilarious promo for the MTV Movie Awards (beware some adult language):

Friday Twi-News!

And there is Oh-So-Much to share today!  MTV movie awards, sneak peaks of the soundtrack and more!

First, as many, most or all of you know, New Moon is up for several MTV movie awards this year and the voting is still open for 8 more days.  Show your Twi-love support and vote!  You can see all of the categories and nominations here.  Voting ends Saturday, June 5.

As any Team Edward fan knows, Rob Pattinson is not only gorgeous but insanely talented.  Besides looking good on and off the camera, he is an amazing singer/songwriter, and now he is showing off another facet of his artistic side by putting an original artwork of his up for auction for charity on eBay.  Examiner has a story about it here.  And you can bid on his artwork here.

Next up in Twi-News, former Twilight-baddie Rachelle Leferve has decided to be the bigger person in the whole Twilight debacle and is going to see Eclipse in support of her former cast mates.  In a lunch-interview with E!Online, Leferve told Marc Malkin:

“They’re amazing people and they’re great kids and they’re doing awesome work. Why shouldn’t they be supported? And Stephenie Meyer is an incredible writer, as is [screenwriter] Melissa Rosenberg, and I think both of them should be celebrated.”

We always knew we loved Rachelle!

Speaking of things we love, how about some music news?  Did you know that you can hear an exclusive sneak peek of the Eclipse soundtrack before anyone else?  It’s true!  The official Eclipse Soundtrack Website is going to be previewing 3 (yes you read right, 3!!!) songs from the soundtrack on Monday.  By pre-ordering the soundtrack before then and being added to the exclusive Twi-insiders mailing list, you can hear the songs on Monday.  There’s no hint to which songs it will be, but personally, I love the excitement of the surprise!

Last, but certainly not least, Boston.com has a new interview with hometown native Julia Jones who will be playing Leah Clearwater in Eclipse (which I just realized is down to just over a month away, is anyone else as thrilled as I am?).  There are some lovely new pictures to go along with the article, in which Jones has some really sweet things to say about her young co-stars.

“My overall observation was that they just have it down. Kristen steps in and out of character. Rob – same thing. Taylor, too. It’s been incredible on a bunch of levels.”

Jones goes on to talk about her time dancing with the Boston Ballet and how she felt at the premiere of New Moon last November.  You can see the full article here.

Thanks to: Twilight Poison, Twilight Lexicon, and HisGoldenEyes for the heads up!

What to read after Twilight … our latest suggestion!


It’s a dilemma we’ve all faced. You’ve just finished reading The Twilight Saga (maybe for the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, etc. time) — and you’re still enamored with Edward, Jacob and all the rest. You’re not quite ready to move on. Yet, you want to read something new — something different, yet similar in tone and feeling.

The book you should read after Twilight … is Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey.

I just posted my review of the book over at Novel Novice, and that will explain what is so captivating & satisfying about Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side. Because the books have more in common than a vampire romance. The mood, the feeling … the satisfaction you get from reading them … both share those characteristics.

Check out my review of Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side and decide for yourself if it’s worth checking out (I certainly think it is!). Meanwhile, here is the official synopsis:

The undead can really screw up your senior year …

Marrying a vampire definitely doesn’t fit into Jessica Packwood’s senior year “get-a-life” plan. But then a bizarre (and incredibly hot) new exchange student named Lucius Vladescu shows up, claiming that Jessica is a Romanian vampire princess by birth—and he’s her long-lost fiancé. Armed with newfound confidence and a copy of Growing Up Undead: A Teen Vampire’s Guide to Dating, Health, and Emotions, Jessica makes a dramatic transition from average American teenager to glam European vampire princess. But when a devious cheerleader sets her sights on Lucius, Jess finds herself fighting to win back her wayward prince, stop a global vampire war—and save Lucius’s soul from eternal destruction.

For the comments: Does this sound like a book you’ll be checking out?

Awards, TV spots & lots more Twi-News Updates


* The Twilight Saga took home two awards at the UK National Movie Awards — New Moon took home Best Fantasy Film, and Robert Pattinson won for best performance. Peter Facinelli was there to accept:

* Check out the latest TV spot for Eclipse, “Event” from Yahoo:

* The cover art for the Eclipse Score has been revealed. You can pre-order it online. It hits stores on June 29th.

* Entertainment Weekly has a review of the Eclipse Soundtrack, giving it a B+

* Speaking of the Eclipse Soundtrack, the Twilight Examiner has a peek at the packaging and what’s included in the Deluxe edition.

* The Twilight Lexicon has posted its review of the early cut of Eclipse they recently got to see at the “Oprah” taping … the review is mostly spoiler-free.

* Jackson Rathbone tells MTV about a close encounter he had with Kellan Lutz’s fist while filming Eclipse. Ouch!

Twilight spoof coming to theaters & more Twi-News


* There have been lots of Twilight spoofs out there, but for the first time one is making its way to the big screen. Fandango reports:

A little over a month after The Twilight Saga: Eclipse hits theaters, the folks behind movies like Disaster Movie, Epic Movie, Date Movie and Meet the Spartans are planning to unveil their latest travesty: Untitled Vampire Spoof Movie. And no, that’s not the official title (for those who thought the whole “Untitled” thing was part of the spoof), though we expect the title they do choose will specifically target the Twilight franchise since they know how lucrative anything related to it can be.

August 18th is the day we’ll all be able to run to the theater and purchase a ticket (so mark it on your calendar now … or not), though one imagines you Twi-hards out there will skip this one, unless you want to watch some Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson look-a-likes do absurd, unfunny things in the name of “comedy.” Of course Twilight won’t be the only film spoofed (we assume), as the vampire genre has been pretty hot as of late. We may see some True Blood in there, as well as a little Blade – and maybe even a nod to the Lost Boys franchise, which returned with a cruddy sequel two years ago. (In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if we saw a cameo from Corey Feldman in this thing.)

Read the rest here.

* Tinsel Korey talks to MTV about her favorite scenes in Eclipse, and New Moon‘s MTV Movie Awards nominations.

* Jackson Rathbone talks to MTV about his excitement to film Breaking Dawn and to work with director Bill Condon.

* Last night’s episode of “Glee” featured some fun Twilight references, as reported by the Twilight Examiner and seen in this clip: