Saturday, April 30, 2011

'Water for Elephants' - Our Review

We attended a press screening of 'Water for Elephants' on Thursday - below is our review.

Based on the international best selling book by Sara Gruen, 'Water for Elephants' is a classic piece of film that will transport you to an era long past, but after you watch this movie, one you will not soon forget. 

From the very beginning when we happen upon old Jacob (Hal Holbrook) standing amidst the circus trucks in the rain, you feel for the character. As he begins to tell his story, the film transitions seamlessly back to the 1930's where a dashing Robert Pattinson plays the role of young Jacob Jankowski. A tragic accident changes the course of Jacob's life and in a moment all his dreams are gone, his future unknown. 

Hopping a train, leaving his past behind him, Jacob finds himself thrown into circus life unwittingly. As an almost fully trained veterinarian he is found useful to the Ring Master of the circus, August (Christoph Waltz). August is a beguiling, sometimes charming man who will entrance you one moment, only to fill you with sheer dread and terror in the next. An evil lurks under the big top in the form of this man who is played well by Oscar winner Christoph, known for another character's evil deeds in 'Inglorious Basterds'. 

Reese Witherspoon completes the trio of lead roles, as Marlena, August's wife. She seems to be the only one who truly understands her husband and doesn't think there's anything she can get from a life outside the circus, until she meets Jacob. Marlena is the star attraction of the circus, until an incident that throws her path in line with that of Mr. Jankowski (Robert Pattinson). This is how we come to meet the real star of the film, in the form of a pachyderm named Rosie (Tai). Working together to train Rosie, Marlena and Jacob soon discover a mutual empathy for the animal and its well being under a cruel leader, proving that love can blossom even in an era of depression. But can their love survive a man who is the master of his small universe and views even people as his possessions to dispose of as he wishes?

Witherspoon and Waltz, along with Tai and a fabulous cast, play their roles marvellously and in line with the spirit of the book which for the most part the movie stays true to. Robert Pattinson shows true acting skill in this film; his charming interaction with Rosie, his easy alliance with 'Camel', played by Ireland's own Jim Norton, his dramatic relationship with August, and his passionate displays with Marlena, all combine to show that this man has a future as Hollywood's leading man. The depth of emotion shown in his eyes in some scenes is so apparent, it will leave you without any doubt of what he is portraying.

Visually the film is breathtaking to watch. Francis Lawrence, Director, does an amazing job of making the viewer feel the authenticity of the time. You will have a visceral reaction to some of the scenes and long after it's over you will be discussing the sheer emotion of it all. 

Water for Elephants has a theme of escapism running through it with each character, even the elephant, having something in their lives they needed to escape from.So, let yourself escape and run away with the circus. 

Do not red-light this film- It is, after all, the most spectacular show on earth!

'Water for Elephants' hits Irish cinemas on Wednesday 4th May (Paid Previews) & General Release on Friday 6th May - Book Your Tickets NOW!!! 

Friday, April 29, 2011

Kellan in new "Love, Wedding, Marriage" Still

Jackson talks 100 Monkeys, Breaking Dawn and Twitter with Mix 94.1

I love Jackson! This is such a cool interview :)

First Look: Rob On Le Grand Journal (France)

You can watch the interview by clicking here (it is in french though!)
Click on the videos called: La Suite 1, and La Suite 2

See the rest over at ToR!

Peter Facinelli Talks Breaking Dawn

From EnergizerKeepGoing:
Actor and outdoorsman Peter Facinelli gives the scoop on filming the fourth installment of the Twilight series while participating in a volunteer event at Grand Canyon National Park. Facinelli is working with Energizer to raise awareness for supporting America's national parks. Learn more at

Hmm... surprises, eh? How do you feel about that?

New/Old Outtakes of Rob's AnOther Man Photoshoot


Translated interview of Robert Pattinson with

Now I know why all women dream of Robert Pattinson…
Robert Pattinson with BILD-Columnist Norbert Körzdörfer in Berlin

Fate has bitten him. He’s ‘crookedly’ beautiful. Sleepy eyes. Angular head. tousled hair. Scruffy vampire beard. Hot lips. an innocent, shy, romantic smile. Perfect?!

Robert Pattinson (24, “Twilight” saga), the man with whom every woman wants to have breakfast. A mix of Hugh Grant, James Dean, Jesus Christ and beer-drinking vampire.

“Hotel de Rome. Roof terrace. Bodyguard. Assistants – and BILD.
He is tall, shy, open, relaxed, friendly, humble, loves to laugh and has a warm, careful voice. He drinks Coke.

He’s wearing an outfit by Hugo Boss:
a gift that was in my suite – and my stuff was dirty.”

BILD: Describe yourself?
I don’t even know who I am. Before I was famous, it was easier. Now it’s hard. You still have to talk about yourself, your character is exhausted. I am who I am.

He came with Air Berlin from the Caribbean – no private jet.
He travels with just hand luggage: backpack, bag and guitar.
He smokes, is allergic to weed and earned 27 million dollars last year. His life’s dream and nightmare.

His success is his prison: “I’m afraid to buy a house because it would then be besieged.” He is on the run – for millions of fans.

His latest movie “Water for Elephants” is a true mirror of his soul (yesterday was the premiere in Berlin, Germany). Story: A young vet loses everything. He jumps on a circus train and has to grow up the hard way. His love: Reese Witherspoon. His opponent: Christoph Waltz!

A kind of “Gone with the Wind” on railroad tracks. ‘I felt so good while making the movie because I could be myself. I didn’t have to say much – but I had to react more. It almost felt like my soul was naked and bare.’

BILD: How do you live?
‘I wake up and fall asleep. My most important friend is my alarm clock. I read books on my Kindle and my iPad2.’

BILD: Do you believe in fate?
‘I think so yes. It makes things easier: you can do what you want’

BILD: What does happiness mean to you?
‘Simple things. It’s easy to make me happy. A pizza and a sixpack beer are enough.’

BILD: What is your most important possession?
‘I don’t want to own things. I always have my Gibson electric guitar from 1963 with me. I love losing my phone: makes me feel free.’

BILD: Any ‘bad habits’? I’m obsessed sometimes. I hoard and collect things – but I don’t have a house. I put everything in storage houses.

BILD:What makes Rob unique?
‘You just have to look at him!’ Director Francis Lawrence laughs: ‘He’s got something mysterious, magnetic. Just a camera can capture that and it makes people radiate!’ Robert Pattinson laughs – at himself.

BILD: Are you single or in love?
He laughs even more. His big blue eyes look at me. His teeth dazzle: “Well, yes, I am single, but I’m in love too.”

BILD: With whom?
He laughs, I laugh, we laugh. “I sometimes feel like a native in the jungle. Such a question is like a picture of my soul. And I won’t let my soul be stolen.’

Source / Translation / Via

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Pics of Rob at the Paris WFE premiere

Arriving to the premiere
Signing for fans outside
Looking amazing!

I love this picture a ridiculous amount! Look at Rob's face! *swoon*

Christoph, Francis, Reese and Rob
Rob and Reese (They both look so amazing!)


You can see loads more over at RPLife!

Charlie Bewley and Bill Tangradi talk about working with Rob and Kristen

Below is an extract from when USA Weekend interviewed Bill Tangradi and Charlie Bewley at the Creation Entertainment Official Twilight Convention in Virginia. They talked about everything from meeting fans, to getting involved in a large franchise film, to Rob and Kristen: 

Awwww! Click for bigger :)
“So there I was hanging out with some of the cast of Twilight. I had to ask what Pattinson was like in real life. And the guys ran with that one.

“He’s really dreamy,” Tangradi quips.

“He moonwalks on water on one foot,” Bewley jokes. “Can you imagine?”

Then they got serious.

“I found Rob to be really charming,” Tangradi says. “I didn’t have too many encounters with him because I left him alone. He was really self-deprecating and giggly. He laughs a lot under his breathe.”

“Unfortunately, he’s in this position where he has to entertain everyone around him all the time,” adds Bewley, who has gotten to work with him a lot longer. “He takes that burden on him and I’ve seen it kind of progress, from the first time I chatted with – him being like, ‘What is this thing around me? This is so ridiculous. I just want to go home and make music’ – to where he is now. He’s a stand-up guy and he’s completely comfortable in his surroundings wherever that might be.”

And where you have Rob, you have Kristen Stewart, who plays Bella, Pattinson’s on-screen love interest — and reportedly off-screen as well.

“I’ve always found her kind of endearing,” Bewley says. “Her awkwardness is wonderful.”

You can read the full interview over at USA Weekend.

Source / via

Sky's 35mm Interview with Rob, Reese & Francis Lawrence

Nueva entrevista de WFE  con Sky Movies/ con... by Saruchis


Check out ITS on Saturday for our review of Water for Elephants...
Tip: Get booking your tickets now!!!!

New Breaking Dawn images in People and EW

Click the scans to enlarge and read!
Both cover images
Inside cover

Huge thanks to epnebelle for the scans!

Article from
Fans have waited years to see Bella (Kristen Stewart) and Edward (Robert Pattinson) tie the knot, 
and the wedding scene, scheduled for the end of production on The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn,
proved to be equally climactic for those involved. “It was one of the coolest things that I’ve done,” 
says Stewart. “There was a certain point when I walked on set, and I saw everyone from the 
entire cast sitting there in the pews, about to do their bit. And it was just so perfect for me in 
that moment. It was so emotional in such a real way. I literally felt like thanking them for coming.”

But filming wasn’t always quite so idyllic. As the stars and director tell EW, Breaking Dawn Part 1 
and 2 (in theaters November 18 and November 2012) involved a grueling, globe-trotting shoot,
and scenes far darker, bloodier, and more polarizing than any in the franchise so far. If audiences
haven’t matured with the Twilight books, they’re about to grow up fast. “We shot everything
— whether it’s the lovemaking or the childbirth — as potent and powerful as it can be,” says
director Bill Condon, who knew he was working within the constraints of a PG-13 rating. “It will
be interesting to see whether there will be people who think it too disturbing for this universe.”
For her part, Stewart wishes the movie could have been even truer to the graphic nature of the
book — not so much the honeymoon sequence (“It feels like a real love scene, not necessarily
vampire-y, which is good”), but the brutal birth of the baby, Renesmee. “It’s funny because
when [the PG-13 issue] comes up, everybody thinks it’s all about the sex,” she says. “The birth
is really effective, and I’ve heard it really hits you in the face. But what it could have been? It 
could have been shocking and grotesque, because that’s how it was written in the book.”
She sighs: “I would have loved to have been puking up blood.”

Taylor Lautner, who plays Jacob, says that even being a member of the wolf pack didn’t have 
its privileges. “Everybody is always complaining to me that I don’t have to wear the contacts, 
I don’t have to wear the white makeup or wear wigs and all that stuff. And I’m like, ‘I’m the one 
in the freezing rain and cold not wearing a shirt! I paid my dues in New Moon and Eclipse.’” And as 
for his plot arc in Part 2, which will involve falling for — or imprinting on — Renesmee? “There 
were many times I walked up to Stephenie [Meyer] and asked her, ‘What exactly is imprinting?’”
says Lautner. “It’s still a very confusing thing for me, so don’t ask.” 

See The New Stills from after the break!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Breaking Dawn - Parts 1 and 2 are finally wrapped!

According to Jackson Rathbone, the last few shots that needed to be done on The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn were completed last night.
Jackson, Peter, Ashley and Kellan had all returned to Canada a few days ago to finish up their work, while Kristen and Rob ventured to the Virgin Islands to finish their last portion of filming.

Now, they're all done (except, of course, for director Bill Condon, editor Virginia Katz, score composer Carter Burwell, the CGI team, and the rest of the post-production crew; they've no doubt got a long road ahead). Here's what some of the castmembers had to say about the end on Twitter.

Jackson Rathbone (today): 
Picture wrapped last night on Breaking Dawn parts 1&2... Thanks to all the cast and crew for the good times! What a wonderful ride!

Ashley Greene (last night): 
And that - is a wrap!

Peter Facinelli (last night): 
Just wrapped Breaking Dawn. Its been a long ride. Am I happy or sad? The hat says it all. 

Production on Breaking Dawn began as early as November for some of the cast and crew (starting with the Brazil shoots) and has waged on through until last night. Both films were made at the same time, and production locations used throughout the process included Brazil, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Vancouver and Squamish, British Columbia, and St. Thomas of the Virgin Islands.
So, that's a wrap! Does it make you sad? Happy? Excited?
At least the new Breaking Dawn stills that came out today has taken a bit of the sadness away!

If you'd like a better round-up of Breaking Dawns production, check out the Twilight Examiner's Breaking Dawn's need-to-knows article!


Scans: Robert Pattinson & Reese Witherspoon In TV Now (Ireland)

Click the images below to read!
They talk about Rob's cold and how he used peppermints to get Tai to like him. Nothing new really, but Kate over at Robsessed was kind enough to scan it for us all anyway :)

Only 9 days until we get Water for Elephants in the cinema... will you be going to see it?

Scans: Rob Talks Royal Weddings, Screenplays, and WFE to Radio Times Magazine

Thanks to Kate at Robsessed for the scans :)

New Breaking Dawn Images!

New Pictures from Breaking Dawn are in the May 9th issue of People Mag(with a Steven Tyler cover)
We will try to update with scans ASAP! Click the pictures to enlarge :)

Bella/Edward pic #1 in People magazine

Yes, Pattinson and Stewart can smile!
"There's funny stuff they improvised that will surprise people" Condon says of their chemistry. "They both brought lighter parts of themselves."

Bella/Edward pic #2 in People mag
"Kristen said, 'Are we ever going to do a
scene where we don't kiss?'" jokes Condon
of shooting the steamy honeymoon sequences. The new Mr. and Mrs. get it on, and Bella gets pregnant. 
The saga concludes in Breaking Dawn Part 2, out next year.

Bella & Alice before wedding pic #3 in People Mag

Ashley Greene's Alice debuts a shorter pixie cut in Dawn. (It's a wig.) Prepping for the wedding scene with Stewart, says Greene, was "a bonding moment"

Jacob on motocycle, Carmen & Eleazar at wedding pics #4 & #5

[Can't read the Taylor piece properly right now! Too blurry :( but we can read the bottom bit!]

Among the guests at Bella and Edward's wedding: "vegetarian" vamps Eleazar (christian Camargo) and Carmen (Mia Maestro).