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This past week at the San Diego Comic Con, fans of Twilight got a treat with a panel that featured author Stephenie Meyer, and cast members including Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Nikki Reed, Kellan Lutz, Ashley Green, Jackson Rathbone, and new to the cats, Mackenzie Foy. During the panel they introduced footage from “Breaking Dawn Part 2”, included in the footage was Bella (Stewart) dealing with being a vampire and the bloodlust that comes with it, along with her hunting down a mountain lion. Personally, I’m not a fan of the Twilight series and while it has had a positive effect of bringing vampires back in the spotlight, these aren’t vampires in any classic sense of the word. They go out in sunlight (and sparkle), have reflections, and none of the classic weaknesses (ugh). Pardon the pun, but the vampires of Twilight are completely toothless. Thankfully we do have reasons to care about vampires. And with Twilight going away, the doors will be open for some good vampire movies and fiction to return.

Its funny how easily it is to forget that Shia LaBeouf is actually a good actor. The three unwatchable Michael Bay Transformers made him into a laughable caricature of himself, but this is the same kid who starred in A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, Disturbia , and even Holes. He has talent, he just isn’t able to show it that much. Hopefully Lawless changes that trend. In the movie, based on the book The Wettest County in the World, LaBeouf co-stars with Tom Hardy as the Bondurant Brothers, two bootleggers in Prohibition-era Virginia who are threatened by authorities who want in on their profits. The mvoie’s awesome cast includes Gary Oldman, Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska, and Guy Pearce. In addition to Lawless, Shia LaBeouf also has an illustrated book of poetry called Let’s Fucking Party. With no more Transformers in his future, lets hope Shia is able to rebuild his credibility. 

Sorority Forever is a new show on the new WB

The newly launched TheWB.com is bringing TV to the Internet in an all new way, with a mix of classic shows (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”, “Gilmore Girls”, “Friends”) and all new webseries, like “Sorority Forever” from McG (as pictured above).

“Sorority Forever” looks like a show that we would have seen on The WB had the network never merged with UPN to form The CW. The production values are top notch, the cast are from the networks same perfect mold, and the show looks like a mix of “Buffy” and Dawson’s Creek”.

In “Sorority Forever”:

“Phi Chi Kappa is the hottest sorority on campus. For every freshmen girl, getting in seems like a dream come true, but there are mysteries around every corner of the Phi Chi House. Behind the sex, the drama, and the beautiful people lies a terrifying secret.”

The series stars Jessica Rose, aka Lonelygirl15 the first YouTube superstar and is being executive produced by McG (who produces “Chuck” and “Supernatural”, not to mention directs films such as the updated “Charlie’s Angels” series). You can check out the show’s trailer here, the series premieres on September 9th.

Posted on September 5th, 2008 by ThePit | Leave a Comment (1)
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