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Review: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2

“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2” is a seven – on the “Twilight” scale. If you’re comparing it to films that play by the rules, it’s more of a four. But this is a “Twilight” film and after five of them it’s successfully established its own set of rules.

“Breaking Dawn – Part 2” kicks off just days after Bella’s baby bloodshed. Renesmee is already a rather large infant and Bella’s testing the waters of this whole life as a vampire thing. An indiscernible amount of time later, Renesmee turns into a 10-year-old (Mackenzie Foy) and Irina (Maggie Grace) spots Bella and Jacob (Taylor Lautner) enjoying some playtime vampire-style out in the woods. Horrified that Renesmee may be a vicious “immortal child,” Irina tattles to the Volturi. However, Renesmee isn’t immortal. She’s half human, half vampire. The trouble is, the Volturi are pretty stubborn and the only way the Cullens can save their newest family member is by amassing an army of vampires to defend her.

“Breaking Dawn – Part 2”opens with the best part of the movie, the opening credits. And I’m only being semi-sarcastic. The film’s title sequence is really quite mesmerizing. The text either bleeds from red to white or white to red, and plays over a string of vibrant frosty forest shots mixed with a few of a blood red hue. It works especially well, artfully bringing the viewer back into the world with a rousing hypnotic effect. But again, it’s the best part of the movie. Really.

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Comic-Con 2012: Our Most Anticipated Events

The first rule of San Diego Comic-Con is that there’s absolutely no way to get to everything. The second rule of San Diego Comic-Con (or SDCC) is … try to get to everything. And we here at Movies.com will attempt to do just that, or at the very least bring back a taste of the big events everyone will be talking about come this time next week.

What are some of those events, and what should you expect from our coverage? Click through to find out what we’re looking forward to most as the country’s biggest geek-friendly convention prepares to infiltrate our nerdy hearts later this week.

Thursday 12:45 – 1:45 in Hall H

The non-Twihards might resent this, but what bigger way to open San Diego Comic-Con 2012 than with a panel for the final Twilight movie? The very first film to grace comic-con’s legendary Hall H will be the final installment of The Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn – Part 2. This will (probably) be the last time Team Edward and Team Jacob supporters will get the chance to camp outside the San Diego Convention Center for a Twilight movie, so expect the crowd to be bigger than ever. Once the crowd files in and the panel actually begins, Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner, Peter Facinelli, Nikki Reed, Jackson Rathbone, Ashley Greene, Kellan Lutz and newcomer Mackenzie Foywill all be on hand, answering questions and previewing footage.

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SDCC 2012: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 Press Conference Live Blog

Good morning, Shockya readers! We’re broadcasting (somewhat) live from the Hilton Bayfront where the stars of “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2″ are just about to take the stage for the press conference. Internet is a little wonky in here so things might cut in and out, but be sure to keep refreshing your page for the latest as we can post it.

11:20 – Here we go! In comes the Cullen clan – Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Ashley Greene, Kellan Lutz, Nikki Reed, Jackson Rathbone.

11:22 – First question is about the props that they’ve taken home from the set. Ashley took the Alice Cullen necklace.

11:23 – How’d they celebrate the end of filming? Elizabeth recalls not knowing when it was actually going to end because of all the second unit material. When they told her and Peter they were wrapped, they were stunned.

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Comic-Con 2012: Our Most Anticipated Events

The first rule of San Diego Comic-Con is that there’s absolutely no way to get to everything. The second rule of San Diego Comic-Con (or SDCC) is … try to get to everything. And we here at Movies.com will attempt to do just that, or at the very least bring back a taste of the big events everyone will be talking about come this time next week.

What are some of those events, and what should you expect from our coverage? Click through to find out what we’re looking forward to most as the country’s biggest geek-friendly convention prepares to infiltrate our nerdy hearts later this week.

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‘The Hunger Games’ Countdown: Prepping for the Fan Frenzy

Now that we’re just under two months away from The Hunger Games’ March 23rd release, the cast and crew are out and about, interacting with both the press and the fans including our very own Woody Harrelson interview, a cast Twitter Q&A and much more. No, this element of the promotional phase won’t make or break the film – unless perhaps there’s some sort of Charlie Sheen-sized circumstance – but it can make or break a fan’s perception of that actor or filmmaker.

I’ve been reporting for movie news websites for quite some time now and I’ve had my fair share of celebrity encounters. Sure, this type of environment is wholly different from, let’s say, a fan walking up to his or her favorite actress on the street, but star courtesy still goes a long way. No, I’m not here to badmouth anyone, but let me tell you, it never feels good when an actor pushes your microphone away on a red carpet. On the bright side, that’s really only one of a very small handful of interview misses I’ve had over the years.

In fact, most of my celebrity encounters have been quite the opposite – actors gushing about the subject matter of their new film, veteran directors finally completing a passion project, first time filmmakers excited to get a taste of the press circuit. Some experiences I’ll never forget?Talking Scream 4 with Wes Craven, sharing my ringtone with Steven Spielberg and getting a grilled cheese sandwich from Dustin Hoffman. Then there’s San Diego Comic Con, which is an entirely different breed of fan outreach itself. Not only is the event brimming with some of the most dedicated fans I’ve ever come across, but equally dedicated stars, going out of their way to mingle and give thanks.

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Review: Loosies

Having never watched Nurse Jackie, for the past few years, Peter Facinelli has been Carlisle Cullen and Carlisle Cullen alone. However, thanks to Facinelli’s itch to write, we get Loosies and even though Facinelli’s writing is average, it really shows he’s an incredibly talented actor. He seems to have some ability in the writing department, but now I’m more excited for The Twilight Saga to come to a close so Facinelli can sink his teeth into some meatier roles.

Bobby (Facinelli) may look like a stockbroker, but the suit and briefcase are merely a front – if that briefcase is even his; Bobby is a pickpocket. Thanks to the massive debt his father left behind, Bobby’s got no choice but to work for Jax (Vincent Gallo) snagging watches and wallets so he can keep a roof over his mother’s head.

Life’s tough enough as it is, but then, in comes Lucy (Jaimie Alexander), one of Bobby’s former flings. Turns out, their one night stand left her pregnant and thanks to her own financial troubles, she’s got no choice, but to turn to Bobby for help. Also returning to bite Bobby in the you-know-what, a badge Bobby swiped off a New York City detective (Michael Madsen). When the detective’s superior demands he get the badge back or else, the detective pulls out all the stops to make Bobby pay for his crime.

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Interview: Loosies' Jaimie Alexander

Talk about an up and coming actress; Jaimie Alexander had a nice run on ABC Family’s Kyle XY then hit the big screen, big time as Sif in Thor and now, amongst a number of other projects, she’s got Peter Facinelli’s Loosies.

Alexander plays Lucy, one of Bobby’s (Facinelli) former flings. The two hit it off one night, but the next day he split turning what could have been the start of something special into a one-night stand. Making matters worse, Lucy’s pregnant and, three months later, bumps into Bobby and tells him the big news. Naturally, things are awkward and even a bit hostel, but it turns out there is something special between Lucy and Bobby and, despite the past, they still may have that connection. Now Lucy just has to figure out her financial situation and what to do about Bobby’s pickpocketing career.

In honor of the January 11th release of Loosies, Alexander came back to New York City, Loosies’ shooting location, to sit down and talk all about making the film. She runs through everything from the casting process to her working relationship with Facinelli, which was particularly rich, him having written the script and much more. On top of that, Alexander touched on the status of Thor 2, and appeased the Hunger Games fanatic in me, sharing her thoughts on my suggestion of her portraying Johanna Mason in Catching Fire.

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