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'The Host' poster: Saoirse Ronan's brain aliens give her eye trouble

The final Twilight film will be hitting theaters in November and I know what you guys are thinking: “How will EW possibly survive without a Stephenie Meyer property to write about?” It’s sweet of you to worry, but you needn’t — the movie version of The Host, Meyer’s only novel not about bedazzled bloodsuckers, isn’t coming out for another year. So there’s still time! The film’s first poster, featuring star Saoirse Ronan with some sort of severe corneal damage, has just hit the web – check it out below.

'Fifty Shades of Grey': E L James explains Anastasia's traces of Bella Swan

Anastasia Steele, half of the hot couple in E L James’s runaway erotic bestseller Fifty Shades of Grey, bites her lip a lot. The habit may remind a lot of readers of what some call the Kristen Stewart Lip Bite, so much a part of the character of Bella Swan in the movie adaptations of the Twilight saga. Coincidence? James, who gave her first American interview exclusively to Entertainment Weekly, describes herself as a Twihard who began her mid-life literary career after devouring Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight trilogy. The married mother of two teenage sons posted an early version of the current novel on a Twilight fan fiction website under the title Master of the Universe; at the time, she says, she still called her characters Bella and Edward. “You’ll find a lot of erotic stories about Edward on [those sites],” she says.

So is Ana’s mannerism left over from Fifty’s first online incarnation? READ FULL STORY

New 'Breaking Dawn' trailer: Bella sees red

It screened in theaters before The Hunger Games this weekend, so chances are good that fans already saw the new teaser for Breaking Dawn — Part 2. The torch may have been passed temporarily to a new female YA hero, but these teasing glimpses of Bella flexing her newfound capabilities will remind viewers that the Twilight saga isn’t finished yet. “After 18 years of being utterly ordinary,” Bella says, “I found out that I can finally shine.” Watch it below: READ FULL STORY

'The Host' trailer: The eyes have it

We’re still many new moons away from the Nov. 16 premiere date of Breaking Dawn‘s second and final installment, but Stephenie Meyer fans are covered today as the first trailer for Meyer’s not-Twilight novel The Host is upon us. It’s… well… eye-popping, to say the least. Check it out below. READ FULL STORY

'Breaking Dawn -- Part 2' trailer teaser is in! -- VIDEO

Who ever thought the words, “We’re the same temperature now” could sound so sexy? The teaser for the trailer for Breaking Dawn — Part 2 is here just days before the full trailer premieres in front of The Hunger Games this weekend. Though clocking in at only a meager ten seconds, the teaser gives us plenty to talk about: A blurred Bella speeding through the woods, a flash of Jacob (wearing a form-fitting sweater, no less) and that dazzling wedding ring. Not so surprisingly missing? A glimpse of newly-turned vampire Bella’s face in all its supernatural glory. Watch the teaser after the jump: READ FULL STORY

'The Hunger Games' versus 'Twilight': How does the premiere fandemonium stack up?

It is far too easy to lump the Twilight franchise and The Hunger Games trilogy in the same gooey pile of frenetic teen appeal, romance, and endless merchandising opportunities.

It’s partly because it’s rare these days for one to be mentioned without the other and because, quite frankly, they do have a lot in common — starting with the unparalleled fan devotion. Both started with popular young-adult best-sellers that revolve around a tumultuous love triangle and the threat of early death thanks to some sort of fantastic, grotesque, inconceivable circumstances. The movie adaptations are filled with hot young things whose every move and comment after casting is closely observed, reported, and debated at water coolers, in high school hallways, through social networking sites, and on an extensive web of fan blogs. The films are promoted with T-shirt lines, dolls, and mall tours. Musicians clamor to be included on what will surely be a chart-topping soundtrack that even hipsters have to admit they browse on iTunes. Heck, now both movies are even brought to you by the same studio (Hunger Games distributor Lionsgate bought Twilight home Summit earlier this year).

Having covered all four Twilight premieres for EW and having slightly worse hearing to show for it, I assumed I was in for a very similar night — loud, long, and concerned about future generations thanks to the lewd signage — when I took the Hunger Games assignment. The banal details leading up to premiere day seemed suspiciously similar: Credentials had to be requested weeks in advance, getting into an early screening was harder than killing a Career Tribute, the event would be held at Nokia Theatre (the site of the last two Twilight premieres), and the press call time was four hours earlier than Jennifer Lawrence would even contemplate stepping on the carpet.

Once I arrived, though, the atmosphere felt different. The word that immediately popped into my head: calmer. READ FULL STORY

Jack Kerouac, meet Kristen Stewart: 'On the Road' movie debuts trailer

“The only people that interest me are the mad ones.”

Jack Kerouac’s On the Road became an iconic novel to a restless group of young and disenfranchised when it was published in 1957, and close to half a century passed before it became a movie. Maybe it was a mad idea to try.

Kerouac himself wanted Marlon Brando to star in a film, though that was never to happen. Much later, Francis Ford Coppola bought the rights in 1979, but struggled for years to come up with a script. Attempts to get everyone from Brad Pitt to Billy Crudup to star led only to false starts.

It may seem a strange thing, the Beat Generation mixing with the Twilight generation, but without Kristen Stewart signing on to co-star as the teenage bride Marylou, this version of the story directed by Walter Salles (The Motorcycle Diaries) may not have happened either.

See the trailer below … READ FULL STORY

'The Hunger Games' breaks a 'Twilight' ticket sales record; hundreds of showings already sold out

As far as being a record-breaking box office champ is concerned, it looks like the odds are already in The Hunger Games‘ favor.

Advanced tickets went on sale for the hotly anticipated release and already the film is showing impressive numbers a month before it even hits theaters. On Wednesday, the day advance tickets went on sale to the eager public, Fandango reported that The Hunger Games accounted for 83 percent of the site’s totals. In fact, sales were so high, the movie has already trumped another beloved adaptation: The Twilight Saga. The Hunger Games toppled Eclipse for Fandango’s top first-day advanced ticket seller, previously set on May 14, 2010.

'Breaking Dawn -- Part 2' trailer to debut in front of 'The Hunger Games'

With The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1 hitting DVD and Blu-ray tonight at midnight, it’s time to look forward to the final film in the franchise. The trailer for Breaking Dawn — Part 2 will debut in front of The Hunger Games when it hits theaters March 23. It’s corporate synergy at its finest: Lionsgate, home of The Hunger Games, acquired Summit Entertainment, the house Twilight built, last month.

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'Breaking Dawn -- Part 1' DVD exclusive: How the Cullens fought the wolf pack -- VIDEO

Calling all Twilight fans! If you are planning to pick up The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1 DVD (available Feb. 11) you should know that there’s an entire second disc of bonus features, including a six-part documentary that chronicles the ins and outs of this very action-packed (Marriage! honeymoon! pregnancy! totally insane birth!) movie.

In this exclusive EW clip, it’s all about the wolf pack and their climactic battle with the Cullens towards the end of the film. (And if you don’t want your wolves-are-real illusions shattered, we suggest you don’t continue onward.) The choreography and special effects and stunts were all carefully thought out and planned to the very second in order to make the scene look as realistic as possible. Funny then, how hard it is for the actual actors to pantomime fight scenes versus the air, or in some cases, a not-so-ferocious beanbag. My favorite part? Watching Jackson Rathbone (Jasper) explain that the hardest part in shooting these dramatic scenes is trying not to laugh. Take a look below. READ FULL STORY

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