Film Review: The Twilight Saga – Breaking Dawn (Part 2)

The final film in a franchise adapted from Stephenie Meyer‘s supernatural romance novels, Breaking Dawn – Part 2 is the fifth and final instalment to the love-it-or-hate-it Twilight Saga, concluding the series with the second part of the adaptation of her final novel, Breaking Dawn. Directed by Bill Condon, who also directed Breaking Dawn – Part 1 which was released this time last year, Part 2 picks up with newly turned vampire Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart), her now-vampire husband Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) and their newborn half-human/half-vampire child Renesmee (Mackenzie Foy). When the news reaches the Volturi, however, the coven begin a plan to destroy the Cullen family for bringing an immortal child into their world. On the brink of a vampire war, the Cullen’s must gather vampire clans from around the world, but will it all end in disaster? Or will the new powers of Bella and her daughter be strong enough to defeat the coven?

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Film Review: On The Road

Directed by Walter Salles and based on Jack Kerouac’s highly acclaimed 1957 novel of the same name, On The Road tells the largely autobiographical tale of author Kerouac’s spontaneous road trips with his friends across mid-century America in the 1940’s. Not using any real names in the film, Kerouac is named Sal Paradise and is played by Sam Riley, whilst his travelling companions Neal Cassady and Allen Ginsberg are named Dean Moriarty (Garrett Hedlund) and Carlo Marx (Tom Sturridge) respectively. The trio encounter a mix of people on their journey, including both of Cassady’s wives, Lu Anne Henderson who is named Marylou (Kristen Stewart) and Carolyn who is named Camille (Kirsten Dunst), as well as Kerouac’s friend William S. Burroughs who is named Old Bull Lee (Viggo Mortensen) and his wife Joan Vollmer who is named Jane (Amy Adams). With Kerouac’s novel considered a defining work of the postwar Beat Generation, the trio’s journeys are full of jazz, sex, drugs, and plenty more sex, as their lives are impacted in very different ways.

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New UK Trailer for ‘On The Road’

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After the release of plenty of posters and clips for Walter SallesOn The Road before it premiered at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year, we now have a brand new trailer for the film.

An adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s highly acclaimed novel of the same name that was published in 1957, the story is largely autobiographical and is based on the spontaneous road trips Kerouac took with his friends, including that of Neal Cassady, William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg, across mid-century America in the 1940s.

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Film Review: Snow White And The Huntsman

(Published in Issue 11 of my publication In Retrospect)

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Directed by Rupert Sanders, Snow White And The Huntsman is the latest in a series of childhood fairytale re-imaginings. Based on the classic Brothers Grimm tale Snow White and The Seven Dwarves, the film follows the story of a Huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) who is ordered to find and kill the princess of the realm, Snow White (Kristen Stewart), who has run into the haunted woods after escaping being locked up by the Evil Queen (Charlize Theron), a sorceress whose dark magic has immersed the kingdom into complete despair. The Huntsman, however, finds himself becoming Snow White’s protector, as they meet seven dwarves on their quest through the forest and begin to conspire a plan to defeat the Evil Queen for good.

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Meet Renesmee Cullen: New ‘Breaking Dawn’ Images

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We have the first set of images for the latest Twilight film this week, introducing us to some of the new characters who will be joining the cast as well as Bella and Edward’s new born vampire child.

Directed by Bill Condon, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 is the final instalment in a series of adaptations based on Stephenie Meyer’s highly acclaimed supernatural romance novels.

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Get Some Face Time With New Character Posters for ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2’

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With the release of the final Twilight film, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, set to be released later this year, Summit Entertainment has revealed three new character posters of the film’s main characters, Bella, Edward and Jacob.

Set to be released on November 16th and directed by Bill Condon with a script by Melissa Rosenberg, the final chapter in Stephenie Meyer’s supernatural romance, the film picks up with newly turned vampire Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart), her now vampire husband Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) and their new born baby Renesmee, as the vampire coven, the Volturi, plan to destroy the Cullen family for bringing an immortal children into the world. On the brink of a vampire war, the Cullen’s gather a number vampire clans from around the world. Will it all end in disaster? Or will the new powers of Bella and her daughter be strong enough to defeat the coven?

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Snow White And Even More Posters

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Yes, that’s right. We have even more new posters for Rupert Sander’s upcoming fairy tale re-telling, Snow White And The Huntsman.

Featuring the three characters depicted in the new posters as the film’s lead, Snow White And The Huntsman follows a Huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) who is ordered to take Snow White (Kristen Stewart) into the woods to kill her, but who winds up becoming her protector in a quest to defeat the Evil Queen (Charlize Theron).

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Snow White And The International Poster

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A new international poster for Rupert SandersSnow White And The Huntsman has been released this week.

Adding itself to the top of the already highly piled-up collection of promotional releases, it’s likely that you’ve already been impressed from the number of trailers and new images for this film recently, so you’ve probably made up your mind on this epic and dark twist on the classic fairytale. The new poster, however, is pretty decent and will only further flourish your expectations.

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New Character Poster Featuring Tom Sturridge For ‘On The Road’

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With the release of the first character poster for Walter Salles‘ English-language French adventure, On The Road, earlier this month, this week sees the release of a new poster, this time featuring the handsome face of Tom Sturridge.

Directed by Salles, the film is based on American author Jack Kerouac‘s highly acclaimed novel of the same name that was published in 1957.

Largely autobiographical, the novel is based on the spontaneous road trips Kerouac took with his friends, including that of Neal Cassady, William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg, across mid-century America in the 1940s.

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Film Review: The Twilight Saga – Breaking Dawn (Part 1)

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Directed by Bill Condon, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 is the first part to the final instalment of Stephenie Meyer‘s Twilight Saga novels.

The first part of Breaking Dawn follows Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) and her now vampire fiancé Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) through their marriage and honeymoon to the life-threatening consequence of Bella falling pregnant. Now, with the Volturi coven waiting for Bella to be turned immortal and the Quileute werewolf pack keeping guard, Bella must prepare to say goodbye to the ones she loves as she weakens from the blood-sucking baby inside of her.

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9 New Images for Part 1 of ‘Twilight: Breaking Dawn’

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With the release of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 this Friday (18th November), we have nine new images from the film, just to get you that little bit more excited.

Breaking Dawn is the final novel to Stephenie Meyer‘s Twilight Saga. This first part follows Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) and her vampire boyfriend Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) through their marriage and honeymoon to the life-threatening consequence of Bella becoming pregnant. Now, with the Volturi, a vampire coven, waiting for Bella to be turned immortal and the Quileute werewolf tribe keeping guard, Bella must say goodbye to the ones she loves and prepare for the birth of her blood-sucking baby as they watch her weaken from its thirst.

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Will Kristen Stewart Make a Wet Snow White?

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Earlier this week we saw Kristen Stewart all armoured up for her role in Snow White And The Huntsman. Today, even more photographs were put online, showing Stewart getting a bit wet on set for Universal Pictures whilst filming in Pembrokeshire, Wales.

It was announced that the Twilight star was given the role of Snow White earlier this year. The film, which is directed by Rupert Sanders, is a twist to the classic fairytale following a Huntsman who is ordered to take Snow White into the woods to be killed but who winds up becoming her protector in a quest to defeat the Evil Queen.

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Tweets Confirm A ‘Wanted’ Sequel

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Writer of Wanted, Derek Haas has been busy tweeting getting our hopes up for a sequel of the 2008 action film starring James McAvoy, Angelina Jolie and Morgan Freeman.

Loosely based on Mark Millar‘s comics, McAvoy played the character of Wesley, an average guy who was being cheated on by his girlfriend and working in a dead-end job with a bitch of a boss. Soon enough, he was taught to bend bullets and flip cars in slow-motion a mysterious Fraternity.

The film achieved a box office take north of $300m so a sequel was always on the cards. It has now been confirmed through Empire that original screenwriters Haas and Michael Brandt have been re-hired to start working on Wanted 2.

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Film Review: The Twilight Saga 3 – Eclipse

From Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight Saga, the third film adaptation from her novel collection, Eclipse, is directed by David Slade, who has already dabbled in the vampire franchise with 30 Days of Night. Eclipse, living up to the Saga’s bad criticisms, churns morals to its younger audience and disappoints with changes from the original film and cast. But it’s not that bad, it’s just not one to charm its haters.

Eclipse follows the story of Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) who must finally choose between her glittering vampire boyfriend Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) and werewolf phasing best friend Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner) as the two most important people in her life must work together to fight and protect her as an army of vampires form to destroy the Cullen family.

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Film Review: The Runaways

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The Runaways is a biopic about the ’70s American rock band of the same name, formed by six teenage girls (1975 – 1979). Based on lead-singer Cherie Currie’s book ‘Neon Angel’, and directed by Floria Sigismondi with rhythm guitarist/backing vocalist Joan Jett as executive producer, the film is set to be released in UK cinemas on 27th August 2010.

The storyline is based on the formation of the band, the reflection of Cherie’s experiences and the heavy manipulation by their manager as ‘jailbait rock’. It focuses on the stories of Cherie (Dakota Fanning) and Joan (Kristen Stewart) played by two current actresses from the Twilight saga cast. But these two are far from their teenage role model characters here; it is literally all sex, drugs and rock and roll.

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Film Review: The Twilight Saga 2: New Moon

Directed by Chris Weitz, New Moon is the second film in The Twilight Saga based on the series of books by Stephenie Meyer. The story of Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) and Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) continues as the Cullen family flees Forks in order to protect Bella after an attack that nearly claimed her life. Edward makes the difficult decision to leave his beloved behind as Bella begins to embrace self-destruction, finding comfort in the arms of her close friend Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner) who has a supernatural secret of his own. Subsequently delving into the history of the Quileutes, Bella discovers the secrets of Jacob’s tribe while looking forward to a reunion with Edward that may have deadly consequences.

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Film Review: The Twilight Saga 1: Twilight

Based on Stephenie Meyer‘s novel of the same name and directed by Catherine Hardwicke, Twilight follows high-school student Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart), who moves from sunny Arizona to the perpetually overcast town of Forks in Washington. There, she meets Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson), a handsome but mysterious teen who has a secret. Edward is a vampire. His family don’t drink blood, but Bella’s scent inspires a nearly-impossible-to-harness bloodlust in Edward. Far from being frightened, the two enter into a dangerous romance. Things go relatively smoothly until a visiting vampire clan – consisting of James (Cam Gigandet), Victoria (Rachelle Lefevre), and Laurent (Edi Gathegi) – catches Bella’s unique scent and threatens the young couple’s future together.

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