"The Twilight Saga: New Moon" Trailer is Here! As Seen on MTV Movie Awards! 
I love the werewolf-changing scene with Jacob (Taylor Lautner)! "The Twilight Saga: New Moon " actually looks interesting. Hhhmmmm....

See for yourself!

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"Twilight" Dominates MTV Movie Awards but Bruno Rocks! See the Complete List of Winners! 

"Twilight" ruled the MTV Movie Awards winning 5 awards including Best Movie. The late Heath Ledger won the best villain trophy.

But predictably, the awards night was overshadowed by Sacha Baron Cohen's stunt as Bruno, descending from the ceiling and landing on Eminem, with the visibly (or pretend) distraught rapper storming off the ceremony.

My favorite line? Bruno telling Eminem, "Is the real Slim Shady about to stand up?" (Check the video right here)

Here's the Complete list of winners at the 2009 MTV Movie Awards:

Best Movie: "Twilight"

Best Female Performance: Kristen Stewart, "Twilight"

Best Male Performance: Zac Efron, "High School Musical 3: Senior Year"

Breakthrough Performance Female: Ashley Tisdale, "High School Musical 3: Senior Year"

Breakthrough Performance Male: Robert Pattinson, "Twilight"

Best Comedic Performance: Jim Carrey, "Yes Man"

Best Villain: Heath Ledger, "The Dark Knight"

Best Fight: Robert Pattinson vs. Cam Gigandet, "Twilight"

Best Kiss: Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, "Twilight"

Best WTF Moment: Amy Poehler for Peeing in the Sink in "Baby Mama"

Best Song From a Movie: "The Climb" by Miley Cyrus, "Hannah Montana: The Movie"

Generation Award Winner: Ben Stiller

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The Black Dots on "Twilight's" Robert Pattinson's Face Explained! The Diamond Effect! 

So why was Robert Pattinson's face covered with black dots? This picture was part of the "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" shots released last week.

Calm down "Twilight" fans -- it's all for the diamond effect! You know, the film's (and the book's) conceit that vampires glisten, no make that glitter, under the sun! The scene in "Twilight" where Edward shows off his diamond skin to Bella (Kristen Stewart) in the forest.

So the black dots are for the effects for the sake of the Edward Cullen character.

Radar Online is reporting:

Animation pro Mar Elephano says the dots are for Moon's CGI team, used as markers in creating the diamond effect that Twilight saga vampires experience when exposed to sunlight.

"These are markers to help the person who is creating the effect put the diamonds on his body later and it will be composited,² Elephano, production supervisor in the animation department at USC's School of Cinematic Arts, tells us.

"When he moves the diamonds stay with him in 3-D space, farther and closer, the shape of the diamond will change depending on how far or close he is when he moves from the camera.²

While the effect certainly makes audiences swoon, it doesn't come cheap.

"This CGI can cost $5,000 a second!" Elephano reveals. If last week's shots of Kristen Stewart's
Bella running into Edward's arms by a fountain in Montepulciano is about eight seconds long--that's $40,000!

What? It cost that much? Well, I hope that the diamond effect in "New Moon" is better than "Twilight" because frankly, I don't think it was well conveyed in the first film, as much as it was gloriously described by author Stephenie Meyer in the book.

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Sam Raimi is a Genius! "Drag Me to Hell" Single-Handedly Restored my Faith in Horror Genre 

Sam Raimi returns to his "Evil Dead" roots with "Drag Me to Hell." A movie so funny it's scary, or is it the other way around?

Alison Lohman shines in the role of Christine Brown who, initially, only have one thing in mind -- to become the Assistant Manager at the bank where she works.

Justin Long adds the funny and the heart with his role as Christine's supportive boyfriend.

When Christine fails to extend a mortgage loan to an old lady (the talented Lorna Raver), thus evicting her from her home of 30 years, an evil curse falls upon our heroine. Will Christine be dragged to hell?

I LOVE THIS FILM! You can practically see Raimi's evil eyes squinting with monstrous glee as he's concocting this scary flick with his co-writer, brother Ivan Raimi.

"DRAG ME TO HELL" IS WHAT HORROR MOVIE IS ALL ABOUT! This puts all the other horror films to shame with its return to the purest form of the word horror -- to entertain you while scaring you.

No cell phones or homes with grudges, no vengeful ghosts coming out of wells, "Drag Me to Hell" is all about one thing -- the curse!

In the hands of less-gifted directors, the film would have been schlocky at best, but Raimi knows how to manipulate sound, visuals, characters, and narrative arcs to give a truly compelling and satisfying movie!

GO DRAG YOURSELF TO SEE "DRAG ME TO HELL" -- or you'll be cursed :happy

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"Up" Soars to Great Box-Office Heights! 

"Up," one of my favorite films of the year, so far, flew high atop the box-office with a stellar $68.2 million opening! The animated adventure comedy, Disney/Pixar's 10th film, continues their box-office and critical success!

(Watch my "Up" movie review here, and my interviews with the cast and director Pete Docter right here)

"Up" stole the box-office thunder from the previous No. 1 film, "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian." The Ben Stiller-starrer slipped to No. 2 with a still strong $25.5 million.

Meanwhile, Universal Pictures' horror flick, "Drag Me to Hell," debuted at No. 3 with $16.6 million. (Watch "Drag Me to Hell" interviews right here)

At No. 4, "Terminator Salvation." The fourth film of the franchise made a modest $16.1 million at the box-office.

And Trekkers rejoice! "Star Trek" is the first 2009 film to cross the magical $200 million mark! It's also the current top-grossing movie of the year so far. Woo hoo, a film that's beloved by both critics and moviegoers alike! The sci-fi flick sold $12.8 million tickets landing at No. 5.

I'm glad though that "Up," with its not-your-typical-animated-film plot, made money because Pixar will continue to break creative boundaries!

Here's the Top 10 Box-Office films for weekend of May 29th:

1. "Up," $68.2 million.

2. "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian," $25.5 million.

3. "Drag Me to Hell," $16.6 million.

4. "Terminator Salvation," $16.1 million.

5. "Star Trek," $12.8 million.

6. "Angels & Demons," $11.2 million.

7. "Dance Flick," $4.9 million.

8. "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," $3.9 million.

9. "Ghosts of Girlfriends Past," $1.9 million.

10. "Obsessed," $665,000.

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