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.
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, fresnobee.com 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.
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.
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.
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 Â£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?
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.
Here are random pictures of celebrities I found interesting/funny/sad today:
Trying to get a closer look at some landscaping rocks she’s thinking about using in
her garden, definitely not-drunk Lindsay Lohan needs a hand getting upright again in
Los Angeles [via The Superficial]
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.
1. Chace Cawford. I get this one confused with Zac Efron (they both look like Ellen DeGeneres to me), but I believe this is the one on “Gossip Girl.” He’s also soon to be in a remake of “Footloose,” at which point, People will be forced to revoke the “Hot Bachelor” title. Because he’s doing a remake of “Footloose.” Seriously.
These paparazzi shots were taken yesterday in Italy on the set of “New Moon.” If you read the book, you know what’s going down. If you didn’t, why are you still reading this post? There’s nothing for you here but pasty, airbrushed-on abs, and a lightheaded feeling as all of the oxygen is sucked up by legions of hyperventilating Twihards.
[Thanks to Brodiemash, who is himself a fan of pasty, airbrushed-on abs]
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.
Which makes sense, I guess. I’ve never been a fan, but I can objectively look at Hugh Jackman and say, “Yes. That is a very attractive man.”
It’s the rest of the list that worries me.
I’m sure People, unable to accept just how silly and irrelevant the annual “hot” man parade has become, had grown tired of the Brads and the Georges and the Matthews taking up space on the cover, and was looking for new blood. Therein
lies the problem — the rest of their choices are sad, sad, sad, and even a little perplexing, with one major exception.
I think we all know who the rightful owner of the “Sexiest” title is:
You know how it is when you find something you love and instantly you want everyone you know to love it, too? Here is a list of things the Beehive is into at this very moment.
We invite you to share your obsession in the comments.
Donald: I’m obsessed with Artists’ Repertory Theater’s production of “The Rocky Horror Show” at Severance Building. Can’t stop talking it up to people. I wrote my column on Sunday about Daniel Chavez Jr., the talented actor/director/choreographer who plays Frank ‘N’ Furter, the sweet transvestite from another planet. Add to that a big advance 7 cover story on the show on opening day and a lengthy Beehive review, and I admit it’s been a tsunami of coverage. Why such enthusiasm? It’s a sharp production, of course, with some great singing, dancing and creative use of the Severance space. The chance to hear a pipin’ hot live band is a big plus, too. But more than just the quality of the show, what makes me so pro-”Rocky” is that it truly feels like a community theatrical event. The amount of work that went into this production is obvious — and the energy that the cast and crew gives is infectious. I know that I’m going back to see it again.
You know how it is when you find something you love and instantly you want everyone you know to love it, too? Here is a list of things the Beehive is into at this very moment. We invite you to share your obsession in the comments.
Note: The Beehive welcomes aboard its new editor, Kathy Mahan, whose obsession gave us a reason to post the hot picture of Michael Phelps seen at right. She fits right in, no?
Editor Kathy: “I’m obsessed with the Twilight saga. Fans are really sounding off about Book 4, Breaking Dawn. Apparently some fans are peeved about the twists and are letting loose with ugly reviews. Author Stephenie Meyer responded and is sticking by her story. Now that I’ve finished reading the books, I’ll have to focus on the movie’s fab Robert Pattinson.
Will: “It’s football season, so right now I’m obsessed with following my Bucs‘ preseason games on the NFL Network. Usually that would be enough to get my sports fix until regular season starts, but for the first time baseball is wedging its way into my late summer/early fall TV watching. That’s right, my Rays (and if they keep winning, I’ll call them whatever they wanna be called — Devil Rays, Angel Rays, X-Rays) are still shining atop the AL East standings, and making a real threat at a playoff run with the second-best record in all of baseball. It’s all sports, all the time, at my house — and with my alma mater ranked just above Fresno State in the preseason polls, it’ll be a college football season to pay attention to, as well.”
Confession time: When I saw that Entertainment Weekly has the stars of the upcoming movie “Twilight” on its cover this week, I actually gave an excited gasp and immediately made plans to get my hands on a copy of the magazine.
I am one of the many adults who has read all of the books in Stephanie Meyers’ Twilight series that is geared toward young adults (New Moon and Eclipse are the other two books; the fourth, Breaking Dawn, will be released August 2nd). If you’re not familiar with the phenomenon, you can read the EW article that breaks it down here.
Essentially, it is the story of 17-year old Bella Swan who moves to the gray and soggy Washington town of Forks and immediately falls in love with Edward, a gorgeous vampire, whose love for Bella puts her in all kinds of dangerous situations (including drama with Bella’s best friend, Jacob, who is a â€“ well, I wouldn’t want to spoil it for you). Comparisons to “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and Harry Potter are made about the series often, but aside from the love-with-a-vampire element and weeks spent on the bestsellers list, the similarities pretty much end there.
Twilight is one of those series that is so personal to fans that when the time came to cast Edward and Bella for the movie (in theaters December 12th), everyone and her mom had to weigh in with their opinions. I admit that when I heard Robert Pattinson was playing Edward, my first reaction was “Really? Cedric Diggory?” I’m reserving judgment, however, until I see the movie.
In the meantime, if you don’t want to be left out of what will inevitably be a major pop culture discussion in the next few months, I suggest you get yourself to your nearest bookseller and study up. The books are hefty, but quick reads, and the first three are now available in paperback.
Watch the teaser trailer for “Twilight” after the jump: