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Snow White and the Huntsman

Im quite surprised over this movie. I wasn’t really sure if I was watching Snow White or a mix of Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings, Narnia, The Neverending Story and probably several other fantasy worlds as well.

Kristen Stewart is not convincing as Snow White. I just cannot help to think about Bella from Twilight when I see her. She has the same wounded look in her eyes and she is torn between two handsome guys… I mean… Twilight…

The story starts by a recap of how Snow White was born, grew up and her mother died. Her father meets the evil step mom which kills him and captures Snow White and one day she finally manages to run away….  straight into the black forest (that looks more like a mixture between the Fangorn forest (from Lord of the Rings) and the swamps of The Neverending story where Sebastian meets the Giant Turtle) where she is almost lost and faints in the forest while the evil Queens brother hunts her down to capture her and take her back to the Queen (Bella also fainted in the forest in Twilight – New Moon – which looked incredibly similar to the way she fainted in this movie)

The suddenly you feel like you are in Narnia when Snow White is picked up by the dwarves and led into fairly land where she meets the white animal king of life and she is honored and recognized as the princess she is (Azlan maybe?).

The Lord of the Rings aspect is present after one of the dwarves is killed after swearing his total loyalty to her and they head out for a walk over rugged mountains (!….) when the song Gone:

plays over the speakers reminding us about Pippin singing for the steward of Gondor while he stuffs himself with food and his last son riding into battle without father seeming to care even the least bit.

But still. As entertainment its not bad. I was just really confused by the mixture of elements and interesting play. Charlize Theron normally impresses in her roles, but in this one she seemed more like a lost and sad Queen so hungry for eternal beauty and power that her grief of becoming old just looked weird where she was looking at herself in the mirror and crying a few tears… I really didn’t get that one…

However… Interesting it was – It is far from the best movie of the year, but it has some qualities of entertainment. Just dont expect too much!

Snow White and the Huntsman on the web
http://www.snowwhiteandthehuntsman.com/

Other reviews of this film:
http://www.theshiznit.co.uk/review/snow-white-and-the-huntsman.php
http://www.daveonfilm.com/review-snow-white-and-the-huntsman-10376.html

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Returning Home

I’m home. Its been an awesome journey of 5 full weeks and I have had an amazing time with my friends and my “family” in Costa Rica.

I just got home and I was greeted by a very happy little kitty that seems thoroughly pleased to see his “mom” again.

My day started out at 5 am when Mami woke me up. We had breakfast and got my stuff out into the car and took off for the airport.

At the airport we managed to talk the counter lady into letting me having a few kilos too much luggage in each of the bags to not carry too much (I was paying 270 USD in overweight after all for the 2 extra suitcases). Then I had to say goodbye to my lovely family again and go through security.

The flight from Liberia was 1,5 hours late and we were not able to save sufficuent time in flight time to Houston to make it to my next flight in time. The gate had closed and the flight was taking off just as we landed in Houston and I had to pick up my luggage (which had arrived already when I got to the luggage pick-up area) before we were met by a airline crew that had lots of new boarding cards, but unfortunately not mine, and then rush through customs and then to the Continental desk to get new boarding cards and then hand over the luggage without the desk crew realizing I had added about 10 kgs to the legal weight from the pick up counter to the handing it in. The desk crew booked me into a flight to New York that left me with less than 1 hour in Houston (and George W Bush International airport is HUGE) and because I was in such a rush I didnt have to show my reciepts that I had payed overweight for the luggage :D

Finally on the wings again I watched movies on my way to New York to make time fly. First up was Immortals.

Immortals stars Henry Cavill, Kellan Lutz and Stephen Dorff among others.

“Eons after the Gods won their mythic struggle against the Titans, a new evil threatens the land.

Mad with power, King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke) has declared war against humanity. Amassing a bloodthirsty army of soldiers disfigured by his own hand, Hyperion has scorched Greece in search of the legendary Epirus Bow, a weapon of unimaginable power forged in the heavens by Ares.

Only he who possesses this bow can unleash the Titans, who have been imprisoned deep within the walls of Mount Tartaros since the dawn of time and thirst for revenge. In the king’s hands, the bow would rain destruction upon mankind and annihilate the Gods. But ancient law dictates the Gods must not intervene in man’s conflict. They remain powerless to stop Hyperion…until a peasant named Theseus (Henry Cavill) comes forth as their only hope. Secretly chosen by Zeus, Theseus must save his people from Hyperion and his hordes…”

When Immortals finished i started watching Breaking Dawn, which I haven’t seen since the movies premiere in November last year. I won’t introduce this film any further as you can rather read the review of the film from the premiere instead.

Arriving New York I had 40 Minutes from landing to the new flight took off and thankfully the gates were pretty close. I managed to get some food before I boarded the plane to Norway.

We left Newark at 8 pm and I tried staying awake for long enough to watch the Rum Diaries and get food before falling asleep, but once the food was cleared off I paused the Rum Diary and fell asleep. I did continue watching it in the morning  when I woke up again while having my breakfast.

The Rum Diary
Hard-drinking journalist Paul Kemp takes a job at a besieged newspaper in San Juan, Puerto Rico. His volatile editor, Lotterman, assigns him to tourist pieces and horoscopes, but promises more.

Paul rooms with Sala, an aging and equally alcoholic reporter, in a rundown flat.

Sanderson, a wealthy entrepreneur, hires Paul to flack for a group of investors who plan to buy an island near the capital and build a resort.

Sanderson’s girl-friend, the beguiling Chenault, bats her eyes at Paul. His loyalties face challenges when he and Sala get in trouble with locals, when a Carnival dance enrages Sanderson, and when the paper hits the skids. Is the solution always alcohol?

I have a favourite quote from this movie. Paul first day on Puerto Rico he wakes up with the worst hang-over ever, blood shot eyes and competely confused when the bell-boy comes to his room. The bell boy sees the room trashed and the minibar is on its back on the floor and bell boy says: You know the Keys are in the drawer?
Paul looks up at him and rushes over to the minibar – opens it up and says:

I was looking for some nuts. I tend to ignore alcohol—when I can…

We landed well and sound back in Norway and I took the bus back home to my apartment and my home. Right now Im tired, sad and still sick. Thankfully its saturday. I can rest some after the trip – I just need to stay awake now. To get adjusted as soon as possible.

But today Im just going to enjoy being at home – and spend some quality time with my cat.

Breaking Dawn – Midnight Pre-Premiere with Elizabeth Reaser

I just got home from the Pre-Premiere of Breaking Dawn – The fourth installment of the Twilight Saga (yeah yeah). Finally, 1,5 years after Eclipse was released – it is here!

And you know who else was here with us today? Elizabeth Reaser  aka Esme Cullen. She is in Oslo, Norway for 3 full days promoting the movie. I even got a picture of me with her.

I went to see the movie with my best friend and we were dressed up for a Black Carpet Movie Premiere. Maybe a bit overdone with the fangs and all (since noone wears fangs in the Twilight Saga), but that’s just part of the fun :D

Prior to the midnight screening there was a bridal show, some people won goodie bags, Marion Ravn interviewed Elizabeth and we were shown the movie trailers and movies from fan events while waiting for midnight and the actual movie started.

Marion Ravn and Elizabeth Reaser.

Trailer 1

Trailer 2

Trailer Mash up of the two

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The movie was great. Bill Condon has done a great job. Unfortunately to avoid the certain (US American) R-Rating Sex scenes, Birth Scene and Death was toned down, but at the same time, in the book you are also left to wonder and think for yourselves.
The birth scene was fantastic. Probably one of the best in the film.

One of my favourite scenes was during the wedding when family and friends held speaches to the bride and groom and Charlie threatens Edward to treat Bella well and keep her happy for the rest of her life, because he knows a few things … like shooting with a gun, beating someone up and stalking. After all he is a Policeman ! Awesome scene! Bellas mom sings a lullabye. Bella’s friend Jessica performs a bittersweet speach where she lets it shine through she is jealous that Edward didn’t choose her. Awesome.

Oh.. Wedding Dress.. My Gosh what a boring wedding dress. Totally DISLIKE.

I had great anticipation to how they would be explaining the whole imprinting on infants part and I’m not too impressed of how they handled that – however I also understand why…

Totally stoked folks… Loved it !!
As another blogger said it: “No one is going to call this movie a masterpiece, but I was not looking for a masterpiece”.

Newspaperarticles from the event:
Dagbladet
Aftenposten
Aftenposten – (Interview with Elizabeth Reaser post-movie)

Newspaper recommendations on the movie:
VG
Dagbladet
(PS: All articles in Norwegian only)

For more pictures
CLick link to my picasa album

Other Movie Reviews:
http://play987.radio.com/2011/11/16/the-twilight-saga-breaking-dawn-part-1-movie-review/

Breaking Dawn Part 1 – Teaser 1

IT IS HERE !!!!! I can’t wait till November !!!

No measure of time with you will be long enough, but we will start with forever …

http://team-twilight.com/20110606/breaking-dawn-trailer-and-image-gallery/
Visit the official Twilight Web Page:
http://www.twilightthemovie.com/

The song used for the teaser trailer is:
Two Steps from Hell – Infinite Legends (Choir)

The twilight saga ECLIPSE – World Premiere

partlycloudy.gifTemperatures were around +25C all day and it was cloudy most of the day. It cleared up around 2pm, and stayed nice after that.

When we woke up Alex and me drove over to Katie and Toris place where we pickecd up Katie and went to get tickets for THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE. Then we went to McDonalds to pick up food before the Spain / Portugal game that we saw at Katie and Toris place. Nathan went out biking.
Spain won 1-0 over Portugal and after the game we went shopping.
I got doorknobs for my new flat. All american style. Press the button and its locked and twist it and open. No keys demanded :D I got one for each door in the apartment !! I love them ! :D

Then we went to Bath and Bodyworks where I picked up some gifts for my Norway friends and some for me :D Ok. My luggage is going to be SOOOO heavy when i go home !!!!

I had a 3 hour powernap before we watched The Twilight Saga: NEW MOON to prepare for the release of ECLIPSE :D

Then we drove off to the theatres and we were let into the screening room to wait until it started.

The long wait was worth while ! I am sooo gonna see it again :D

Startstruck – The Twilight Saga ECLIPSE Convention – Day 2

cloudy.gifYet another day of cold California weather. Yikes. Ok. Compared to Norway not Cold but Arizona… I’m sure cold. We have +23C today in LA. It was completely cloudy.

I woke up at 5:45, showered and got ready to leave. Marco still asleep I had to wake him and Alex up. Marco had planned an early excersize session with another friend and Alex was to join them to look at them excersize.

We picked up Marcos friend and I was dropped off somewhere on Sunset Boulevard and then I walked with all my gear for the day. It took me an hour but it was 7am and it was noone else walking the streets this morning but me. A few cars drove past. I had no problems finding the hotel.. It was just to follow down the street and then when I got to the mall, walk 150 meters in up that street. :D

Todays Program:
7:30 AM Registration Starts
7:45 AM Vendors Setup8:15 AM Theatre Opens

Saturday Theatre Events
8:45 AM Hilliwood show Open and Welcome

9:15 AM Special Electronic Press Kit footage from the Twilight Saga: ECLIPSE
9:45 AM The Twilight Saga: Fan creativity Panel

So that was the presentation of the Program, now lets get to business. I arrived at the Hyatt just a little over 8 am and went downstairs where I met Libbi in the Vendors Area and we were taking pictures with Bellas Car, Jacobs Bikes and the Volturi Chairs.

She also got herself a Bella Green Courderoy jacket like I got yesterday. Its sooo cute :

We also met up with Evelyn, Belinda and Sarah in the vendors area before we headed into the theatre to join the fun there. The exitement has risen since yesterday. Its already a huge improvement from yesterday. I mean the Cullen family panel was great and they are all so pretty. Elisabeth Reaser has the cutest laughter ever. She is just so adorable. Ashley Greene is so cute. I mean they are all pretty and they are all so nice. I am very pleased I got to come here and see them. Not only myself but the whole crowd of us today were all so exited. Not only for the Cullen Family Panel of course but for all the sessions today and the exitement grew and grew throughout the day. The Hilliwoods were doing an awesome job with the presentations and the shows they were putting on as well.

10:15 AM THE CULLEN FAMILY PANEL

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Elizabeth Reazer (Esme), Ashley Greene (Alice), Jackson Rathbone (Jasper), Nikki Reed (Rosalie) & Peter Facinelli (Carlisle)

Elisabeth Reaser and Ashley Greene

Jackson Rathbone, Nikki Reed and Peter Facinelli

Ashley Greene

Ashley Greene and Jackson Rathbone

Peter Facinelli interacting with the fans.

11:00 AM THE BAD VAMPIRES PANEL

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Bryce Dallas Howard as Victoria & Xavier Samuel as Riley

We also got to see trailers from Eclipse and some making of eclipse between the panels. Bryce Dallas Howard and Xavier Samuel represented the Bad Vampires and BOY is that Xavier Samuel HOT when he is not trying to look scary!

11:45 AM Working in the TWILIGHT SAGA Universe

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Gil Birmingham (Billy Black), Christian Serratos (Angela) & Daniel Cudmore (Felix)

The next panel on was Gil Birmingham, Christian Serratos and Daniel Cudmore. Daniel Cudmore is yet another HOTTIE. I cant wait till next weekend to have my photo Op with him :D In the Q&A Session Daniel was asked to reveal something that none of us knew about him. When he was a kid he had danced Ballet with his siblings.

12:30 PM Twilight Lexicon Panel: Set Visit The Twilight Lexicon was on set of Twilight the day that Catherine Hardwicke (Director of Twilight) referred to as the day that made grown men cry.
12:30 PM Photo Ops Saturday Guest and YOU

1:10 PM Lunch Break and Autograph Session

It was time for lunch and I walked around with my new friends Evelyn, Sarah and Belinda. Its so exiting to spend time with other Twi-Hards. Not just me alone like at home. Or feels like it anyways !

1:40 PM Twilight Saga: Eclipse Electronic Press Kit Clips
2:40 PM Twilight Audicene Survey
2:50 PM Twilight Collectors Auction
3:35 PM Twilight Parody Film: By the Hilliwood Show

4:00 PM Working in the Twilight Universe Part 2

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Tyson Houseman (Quil Atera) & Booboo Stewart as Seth Clearwater

After Lunch Booboo Stewart and Tyson Houseman were on. Its easy to see now that not only are the seats filling up, but also the crowd got more and more exited throughout the day.

5:30 PM The making of the Hilliwood parody films

6:00 THE WOLF PACK PANEL

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Alex Meraz (Paul), Julia Jones (Leah Clearwater) & Chaske Spencer (Sam)

When the Wolf Pack Panel got on the crowd was boiling and people screaming, howling and enjoying themselves. It just got more and more evident throughout the day that today was a BIG day. Alex Meraz impressed widely when he was asked what his hidden talent was and he answered Capoeira. He was then asked to show us but didnt want to until we revealed that Daniel Cudmore had shown us some of his Ballet tricks when he was on stage .THEN Alex took the challenge and he totally blew our minds with his Capoeira show. It was magical! Truly awesome!

Chaske Spencer, Julia Jones & Alex Meraz

Tinsel Korey interviewing fans waiting for Taylor, Kristen and Robert

7:00 PM TAYLOR LAUTNER, KRISTEN STEWART & ROBERT PATTINSON

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Taylor Lautner (Jacob Black), Kristen Stewart (Bella) & Robert Pattinson (Edward)

When the big three were to enter stage the crowd had already waited a longe time and they were frantic, screaming and howling waiting for them. They were over 45 minutes delayed to the the official press conference going on at the hotel for the upcoming The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Movie that will be released on the 24th of June.

When they finally entered the stage the screaming and howling was insane. I would be scared to death if I was one of them. I pasted links to the show and now you can see what you think as well !

Taylor Lautner, Kristen Stewart & Rob Pattinson

Taylor Lautner

8:30 PM Pre-Concert Party in the Plaza Pavillion
10:00 PM Celebrity Concert in the Los Angeles Ballroom

I spent a huge part of the day with Libbi from England, Sarah from Belgium and Evelyn and Belinda from Los Angeles. Since Marco lives quite far away from the Hyatt, Sarah let me stay in her hotellroom and we checked out all the new ECLIPSE trading cards I had bought ! They rock !!!!

The Twilight Saga – New Moon

Today I went with Jorunn S, Ornella, Ingrid and Linn to watch The Twilight Saga – New Moon pre-premiere.We had all prepared by dressing up as vampires with cool makeup and red contacts ! :D Yiihaa. Ok We MAY – but just MAY – take it a bit far, but the wait has been long – all since 12 of december 2008. Thats ALMOST a full year!

It was a full event with red carpet and lots of actions and prices to be won and so on. Great.

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