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[UPDATE] You can win tickets to ‘Twilight’ screening

The winners of the reserved seats to see “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Part 2,” randomly selected from all of the comments, are Brittany, PTolentino, Melissa, Shell and Trisha R. They get a pair of seats to the advance screening Wednesday.

Thanks to all who participated. Keep an eye on the Beehive as there will be more movie-related giveaways.

ORIGINAL POST: The end of “Twilight” is here. “Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2,”the final movie in the film franchise, opens in theaters Nov. 16.

Loyal readers of the Beehive know we try to make the wait less painful. It’s short notice but, we have five (5) pairs of tickets to see an advance screening of the film at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14.

You won’t have to wait in a long line or show up days in advance. If you win a pair of tickets, all you have to do is show up that evening and head to a reserved seat.

Here’s what you have to do. Send me a comment of which “Twilight” character — other than Edward, Bella or Jacob — you would like to see in a spinoff movie series. A random drawing of those comments will determine the five (5) winners.

Comments must be posted by 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13. That doesn’t give you much time, so get to work. You will be notified by 5 p.m. Nov. 13 if you are a winner.

Good luck.

The rules and regulations are below.

Only readers who submit a comment on this post are eligible. Winners will be picked at random. Recipients will be notified by e-mail at the end of each giveaway period. No substitutions or transfer of winners/prizes. Prizes are not redeemable for cash. Some prizes may have due dates for redemption/use. Employees and immediate family of The Fresno Bee, and any/all of the participating giveaway sponsors, are not eligible to win. By accepting a giveaway, recipient consents to allow the use of his/her name and/or photograph for advertising or similar promotions without further compensation. Winner releases all sponsors of liability regarding use and enjoyment of the prizes. Tax liabilities and insurance, if any, are sole responsibility of the winner. No purchase necessary to win.

‘Twilight’ fans can’t wait for ‘Breaking Dawn’

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Hundreds of fans – all with one central goal to be among the first to see “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1″ – crowded into small areas in front of local theater complexes Thursday afternoon. They are spending the time before the midnight screenings working on computers, reading and taking naps.

The lines aren’t as long as for past “Twilight” movies. That’s because every seat at Edwards Fresno Stadium 22 & IMAX had long been sold before the first fans arrived. That means those with a ticket know they will get into the theater. The early arrivals are just to get the best seats.

Ten theaters are sold out at Regal Manchester Stadium 16 with only 350 seats left in the final theater at the theater complex. The UA Broadway Faire Stadium 10 had six theaters filled for the midnight show.

One of the best bets for getting tickets is the Sierra Vista Cinemas 16 in Clovis. They have filled six theaters but will keep selling tickets until all 16 screens are soldout.

The fan interest is for the first of the two movies made from the Stephenie Meyer book “Breaking Dawn.” The second part won’t be in theaters until November 2012.

UPDATE: Win tickets to see ‘Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1′


The 25 winners of seats to see the advance screening of “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1″ have been randomly selected. If you did not get a response from me saying you were a winner, then I am sorry your name was not selected.

Ideas for wedding gifts for Bella and Edward ranged from CDs to matching coffins.

Winners include: Kelsey, Isabella, Jacqueline, Minerva, Estie, Racheal, Kanani, Salgado, Denise, Regina, David, Val M, Britty, Kayla, Mae, Ruby, Dolores, Brian, Angie D, Wilson, Ashley, Edith, Hulamom, Ricky and Shell.

Keep watching for future Beehive advance screenings.

ORIGINAL POST: The end of “Twilight” is getting near. “Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1,” the first of two movies based on the final book, opens in theaters Nov. 18.

Loyal readers of the Beehive know we try to make the wait shorter. We have 25 pairs of tickets to see an advance screening of the film at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Regal Manchester Theaters.

You won’t have to wait in a long line or show up days in advance. If you win a pair of tickets, all you have to do is show up that evening and head to a reserved seat.

Here’s what you have to do. Send me a comment of what wedding gift you would give Bella and Edward. Please, no garlic underwear jokes. A random drawing of those comments will determine the 25 winners.

Deadline to enter is midnight Monday, Nov. 14. You will be notified on Nov. 15 if you are a winner. Good luck. The rules and regulations are below.

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WTF Moment of the Day

Dear “Twilight” fanatics, don’t be this lady. Meet Cathy Ward, a 49-year-old British lady who is now permanently obsessed with “Twilight.” According to The Daily Mail, she “plans to save £2,000 more to spend another 12 hours under the needle as she eclipses her whole torso with the gothic tribute.”


So what’s going to look worse in 20 years: that tattoo or Robert Pattinson?

R Patz inspired undies

robert-pattinson.jpgThe Guardian reports that Marks and Spencer is creating an underwear line inspired by Robert Pattinson designed to “appeal to a younger, fashion-savvy customer.”

The story says:

Dubbed the R-Pant, the low-rise briefs and trunks are designed to be worn under skinny jeans and trousers, a look popularised by the likes of Russell Brand and Mark Ronson, two celebrities the chain cites as design influences.

Unfortunately, ladies, it doesn’t sound like he’ll be modeling the tighties. But it sure is funny how many down-there products he and his “Twilight” character are associated with . Remember these. And this.

Big movie weekend that has lots of romance + Oscar stand outs

There are five new movies opening in Fresno this weekend, plus a special Fresno Filmworks presentation of the Oscar short movies. And, after its big win last week, “The Hurt Locker” is back at Sierra Vista Mall. That all adds up to a lot of competition for your movie dollars. Film critic Rick Bentley picks “She’s Out of My League” as the best of the movies he saw.

Here’s his one-minute video review for that movie, followed by his video review of “Our Family Wedding” and a bit about “Remember Me,” which I saw on Wednesday night.

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And the Teen Choice winners are …

“Twilight” proved to be a big hit with teens at the “Teen Choice Awards” televised by Fox tonight. It picked up 11 awards. These are the winners of the “Teen Choice 2009.”



Choice Movie: Action Adventure
“X-Men Origins: Wolverine”

Choice Movie: Drama

Choice Movie: Romance

Choice Movie: Bromantic Comedy
“Marley & Me”

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Do all vampires look alike?

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Comparisons are going to be made. The CW Network’s new drama “The Vampire Diaries” has a familiar look. It is about a young girl in a small town who falls for a brooding high school hunk.

It sounds like the people behind “Twilight” might have grounds for a lawsuit. But, the books the new fall TV series is based on were released before the “Twilight” books.

That’s not going to stop the countless comparisons that will be between “Twilight’s” vampire heartthrob Robert Pattinson and “Vampire’s” Paul Wesley. The two could have been separated at birth.

Wesley was ready to be asked about the resemblance when he showed up in Pasadena to talk to TV critics.

“Prior to shooting the pilot, I had never seen ‘Twilight.’ And I specifically went out of my way to not watch ‘Twilight’ because I didn’t want it to in any way influence me because I knew that it was a similar subject matter,” Wesley says. “And now, I’ve actually never watched the movie in its entirety, but I’ve seen parts of it. And, you know, I don’t think that it would be wise for any actor to make any judgments on their character or decisions based on anyone else.

“I think if there are similarities to Robert Pattinson’s character in “Twilight,” so be it. I take the scripts … and I do my honest, best portrayal. And then anything else — any, like, similarities, that’s sort of an after effect.”

It is an after effect that could draw viewers to the new CW series.

So what do you think about the “Twilight” movie?

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For the past two weeks, I have written thousands of words about “Twilight.” The stories have included everything from an interview with “Twilight” author, Stephenie Meyer, to the review that published in today’s Fresno Bee.

Now it is your turn. It is time to make your voice heard.

Did you like the movie? Did it do justice to the book? How soon are you going to send a wedding proposal to Robert Pattinson or Kristen Sewart?

Make your opinions known. Take it away “Twilight” fans.

For more on “Twilight”:

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Sexiest vamps on the big screen


Here’s some validation to Robert Pattinson being on the “sexiest man” list (take that Heather!).

Moviefone sent along results from a poll of movie fans on who is the hottest vampire. “Twilight’s” Robert Pattinson wins and even beat out Bratt Pitt in “Interview with a Vampire.”

Pattinson has chicks screaming from him — and apparently freaking him out — everywhere he goes. I’m definitely into “Twilight”, but some of these women are really pathetic — they can’t even explain why they like him or his character Edward. Just look at how these women/girls acted on the Today Show this morning.

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