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Michael Welch & Anna Kendrick’s Mom On Anna Kendrick’s Oscar Nomination

Posted in Awards/Events, Eclipse, Movies, New Moon, twilight with tags , on February 6, 2010 by chasingcullens

Anna Kendrick – AP Photo

It was recently announced that Anna Kendrick (“Jessica Stanley” in The Twilight Saga: New Moon and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse) has officially been nominated for the Academy Award for “Best Supporting Actress” for her work as “Natalie” in Up In The Air.

Since then, there’ve been several reactions of note – especially those of her Twilight series co-star Michael Welch and her own mother.

Welch, who portrays her on-screen love interest “Mike Newton,” stated that “Anna deserves it. She has an uncanny ability to get under the skin of her characters.” He went on to tell MTV about his experience in working with her on the set of the Twilight saga films, saying “It’s almost as if she starts out with clichés that we are all familiar with, then builds the character by figuring out their world view, making them unique and personal and therefore turning them from clichés into real people.” That would certainly explain why she was able to make the character “Jessica Stanley” identifiable and interesting in the films.

Kendrick’s mother, too, spoke out about the morning that her daughter was nominated. According to Maine Today:

“Jan Kendrick decided to go in late Tuesday to her job as an accountant at Unum. She stayed at home, sat on her couch and watched TV. Then she screamed – as she watched the announcement of her daughter, Anna Kendrick, being nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar. Then she went to work. “I walked into this meeting and someone said, ‘Jan, can you explain why you are so late?’” she said. “I told them, and everyone applauded.”



Michael Welch Hosting Concert

Posted in Awards/Events, Eclipse with tags on February 2, 2010 by chasingcullens

Michael Welch in ‘The Twilight Saga: New Moon’ – Summit Ent.

It has just been announced that The Twilight Saga: New Moon and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse star Michael Welch will be hosting a special benefit concert in Los Angeles on March 2nd (at the Roxy) to help raise awareness for homelessness.

According to one source, Welch will be teaming up with Nashville band SHIROCK and other special guest celebrities to hold the concert, and the event will not be a ticket-based one. Instead, attendants are simply to bring clothing and cash donations for the local homeless population.

The band, SHIROCK, is debuting their new album entitled “Everything Burns,” so the event is appropriately to be titled “Everything Burns in Hollywood.” The specific charity being aided by the concert is the Midnight Mission.

Admission to the event is limited, so those interested in attending should email the organizers to gain VIP access. You’ll just need to tell them how many are coming, any company you’re with, and your name.


Michael Welch @ HBO Luxury Lounge

Posted in Awards/Events, Eclipse, Movies, New Moon with tags on January 18, 2010 by chasingcullens
Michael Welch has a Lost Dream

Michael Welch spins a few records in the Activision booth during the HBO Luxury Lounge in honor of the 2010 Golden Globe Awards held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills on Saturday afternoon (January 16).

The 22-year-old actor also stopped by the Invicta Watch Group, Camacho Cigars and Magaschino displays at the lounge.

Michael’s most recent film, Lost Dream is out on DVD now. Michael plays Perry Roberts, who struggles with his own identity and is tired living the life laid out by his father, a corrupt congressman. Perry has lost faith in all the things he held true – his family, girlfriend, and the American Dream.


Michael Welch’s New Movie Poster

Posted in Movies with tags on January 4, 2010 by chasingcullens

Eclipse human Michael Welch (aka Mike Newton) is the starring in a new movie Unrequited due to hit theaters on June 8th in the US. He is playing the part of Ben Jacobs.

Here is a synopsis from the Official Unrequited site

Psychological thriller UNREQUITED tells the story of Ben Jacobs, a troubled young man who, on his 18th birthday, must leave the group home for “troubled teens” where he has been living for the past several months.  After moving back in with his mother, Ben discovers that his girlfriend, Jessica Morgan, has moved on with her life and is now dating an older college guy. Desperate for love and unable to cope with losing Jessica, Ben’s troubled past catches up with him as he kidnaps her in an attempt to regain her affection. Spiraling out of control and on a very dangerous path, Ben must ultimately decide whether to let her go, or hold on to the one person he loves, even if it means destroying them both in the process


Twilight Sagas Stars’ 2010 Movies

Posted in Eclipse, Movies, New Moon with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 9, 2009 by chasingcullens
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart in 'The Twilight Saga: Eclipse'
Summit Entertainment

The Twilight cast is positively gigantic at this point. With The Twilight Saga: New Moon and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse complete, the list of cast members has grown significantly. There are some who play, well, bigger roles in the film series (i.e., Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Taylor Lautner), but even with a cast this formidable, each and every actor in the series holds a special place in the hearts of Twilight fans who support their careers even outside of the series.

There are a few whose 2010 adventures have been well elucidated and explored. For instance, the fact that they’ll be showing in the summer’s The Twilight Saga: Eclipse is pretty much a given.

Even still, a comprehensive round-up of where you’ll see the Twilight cast in 2010 couldn’t hurt, now could it? This’ll be continually updated as more information comes in, by the way.

(In alphabetical order by first name):

  • Anna Kendrick (“Jessica Stanley”): Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World (March 30, 2010) – Director Edgar Wright; Studio Universal Pictures; Starring Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kieran Culkin, Chris Evans, Brandon Routh, Alison Pill, and Jason Schwartzman.
  • Ashley Greene (“Alice Cullen”): Skateland (2010) – Director Anthony Burns; Studio Freeman Film; Starring Taylor Handley, Brett Cullen, Shiloh Fernandez, A.J. Buckley, and James LeGros.
  • Ayanna Berkshire (“Cora”): Train Master II: Jeremiah’s Treasure (2010) – Director Phil Bransom; Studio Phil Bransom Productions; Starring Solomon Trimble, Jeanine Jackson, Betty Moyer, and Mercedes Rose.
  • Billy Burke (“Charlie Swan”): Shadow Play (2010) – Director Nick Simon; Studio Silvatar Media; Starring Mark Kelly, Oz Perkins, Emma Caulfield, Kelly Brook, and Elliott Gould
  • Billy Burke (“Charlie Swan”): Highland Park (September 29, 2010) – Director Andrew Meieran; Studio The Bureau of Moving Pictures; Starring Danny Glover, Parker Posey, Michelle Forbes, and Deborah Ann Woll.
  • Boo Boo Stewart (“Seth Clearwater”): Smitty (2010) – Director David M. Evans; Studio TriCoast Studios; Starring Mira Sorvino, Peter Fonda, Louis Gossett, Jr., Lolita Davidovich, Daisy Hamilton, and Brandon Tyler Russell.
  • Boo Boo Stewart (“Seth Clearwater”): Logan (May, 2010) – Director Kyle Lawrence; Studio Logan Films; Starring Leo Howard, and Patrick Probst.
  • Cam Gigandet (“James”): Five Star Day (2010) – Director Danny Buday; Studio Five Star Day; Starring Jena Malone, Mark Boone Junior, and Julianna Guill.
  • Cam Gigandet (“James”): Easy A (March, 2010) – Director Will Gluck; Studio Screen Gems; Starring Emma Stone, Stanley Tucci, Amanda Bynes, Lisa Kudrow, Patricia Clarkson, Alyson Michalka, and Malcom McDowell.
  • Cam Gigandet (“James”): The Roommate (September 17, 2010) – Director Christian E. Christiansen; Studio Vertigo Entertainment/Screen Gems; Starring Minka Kelly, Leighton Meester, Alyson Michalka, Danneel Harris, and Matt Lanter.
  • Cam Gigandet (“James”): Priest (October 1, 2010) – Director Scott Stewart; Studio Buckaroo Entertainment/Screen Gems; Starring Paul Bettany, Maggie Q, and Stephen Moyer.
  • Cam Gigandet (“James): Kerosene Cowboys (November 7, 2010) – Director Mario Van Peebles; Studio Svarog Films Company; Starring Rachael Leigh Cook, Shane West, Bill Pullman, and Jason Gray-Stanford.
  • Cam Gigandet (“James”): Burlesque (November 24, 2010) – Director Steve Antin; Studio De Line Pictures/Screen Gems; Kristen Bell, Stanley Tucci, Eric Dane, Alan Cumming, Julianne Hough, Christian Aguilera, Cher, Dita Von Teese, and Stephen Lee.
  • Dakota Fanning (“Jane”): The Runaways (2010) – Director Floria Sigismondi; Studio River Road Entertainment; Starring Kristen Stewart, Alia Shawkat, Scout Taylor-Compton, Michael Shannon, Tatum O’Neal, and Johnny Lewis.
  • Graham Greene (“Harry Clearwater”): Valley of the Sun (2010) – Director Stoke McIntyre; Studio Hotbed Media; Starring Barry Corbin, Johnny Whitworth, and Heather Burns.
  • Graham Greene (“Harry Clearwater”): Running Mates (2010) – Director Thomas Michael; Studio Fella Films; Starring DJ Qualls, Henry Winkler, Linda Kash, Jane McLean, and Mike Beaver.
  • Graham Greene (“Harry Clearwater”): Gunless (March, 2010) – Director William Phillips; Studio Rhombus Media; Starring Sienna Guillory, Dustin Milligan, Paul Gross, and Tyler Mane.
  • Jack Huston (“Royce King”): Mr. Nice (February 26, 2010) – Director Bernard Rose; Starring Rhys Ifans, David Thewlis, Chloe Sevigny.
  • Jackson Rathbone (“Jasper Hale”): Girlfriend (2010) – Director Justin Lerner; Studio Wayne/Lauren Film Company; Starring Amanda Plummer, Shannon Woodward, Jerad Anderson, and Harrison Lees.
  • Jackson Rathbone (“Jasper Hale”): Dread (January 29, 2010) – Director Anthony DiBlasi; Studio After Dark Films; Starring Shaun Evans, Hanne Steen, Laura Donnelly, and Jonathan Readwin.
  • Jackson Rathbone (“Jasper Hale”): The Last Airbender (July 2, 2010) – Director M. Night Shyamalan; Studio Paramount Pictures; Starring Cliff Curtis, Dev Patel, Randall Duk Kim, Nichola Peltz, Jessica Andres, Seychelle Gabriel, Noah Ringer, Shaun Toub, and Aasif Mandvi.
  • Jamie Campbell Bower (“Caius”): London Boulevard (April, 2010) – Director William Monahan; Studio GK Films; Starring Keira Knightley, Colin Farrell, Anna Friel, Ray Winstone, Stephen Graham, David Thewlis, and Matt King.
  • Jamie Campbell Bower (“Caius”): Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part I (November 19, 2010) – Director David Yates; Studio Warner Bros. Pictures; Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Wright, Michael Gambon, Tom Felton, John Hurt, and Maggie Smith.
  • Jose Zuniga (“Mr. Molina”): Fire Bay (2010) – Director Randall Fried; Studio Dragon Fire Films; Starring Michael Biehn, Robert Forster, Thekla Reuten, and John Allen Nelson.
  • Kellan Lutz (“Emmett Cullen”): Meskada (2010) – Director Josh Sternfeld; Studio Aliquot Films; Starring Nick Stahl, Rachel Nichols, and Jonathan Tucker.
  • Kellan Lutz (“Emmett Cullen”): A Nightmare On Elm Street (April 30, 2010) – Director Samuel Bayer; Studio New Line Cinema/Warner Bros. Pictures; Starring Jackie Earle Haley, Rooney Mara, Kyle Gallner, Katie Cassidy, and Thomas Dekker.
  • Kristen Stewart (“Bella Swan”): Welcome To The Rileys (January 2010) – Director Jake Scott; Studio Argonaut Pictures; Starring James Gandolfini, Melissa Leo, David Jenson, Lance E. Nichols, and Kathy Lamkin.
  • Kristen Stewart (“Bella Swan”): The Runaways (2010) – Director Floria Sigismondi; Studio River Road Entertainment; Starring Dakota Fanning, Alia Shawkat, Scout Taylor-Compton, Michael Shannon, Tatum O’Neal, and Johnny Lewis.
  • Matt Bushell (“Phil Dwyer”): Rough Hustle (2010) – Director Delaney Dragon; Studio DFILM; Starring Michael Welch, Joe Estevez, and Natalia Livingston.
  • Michael Sheen (“Aro”): Alice In Wonderland (March 5, 2010) – Director Tim Burton; Studio Walt Disney Pictures; Starring Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Stephen Fry, Crispin Glover, Anne Hathaway, Christopher Lee, Alan Rickman, Timothy Spall, and Matt Lucas.
  • Michael Sheen (“Aro”): Beautiful Boy (2010) – Director Shawn Ku; Studio First Point Entertainment; Starring Maria Bello and Moon Bloodgood.
  • Michael Sheen (“Aro”): Tron Legacy (December 17, 2010) – Director Joseph Kosinski; Studio LivePlanet/Walt Disney Pictures; Starring Jeff Bridges, Olivia Wilde, Garrett Hedlund, Serinda Swan, and James Frain.
  • Michael Welch (“Mike Newton”): Rough Hustle (2010) – Director Delaney Dragon; Studio DFILM; Starring Matt Bushell, Joe Estevez, and Natalia Livingston.
  • Michael Welch (“Mike Newton”): Unrequited (June 8, 2010) – Director Jason Epperson; Studio The Group Entertainment; Starring Clare Carey, David Keith, Sarah Habel, Gregory Allan Williams, Justin Baldoni, and Brett Rice.
  • Rachelle Lefevre (“Victoria”): Casino Jack (May 23, 2010) – Director George Hickenlooper; Studio Rollercoaster Entertainment; Starring Kelly Preston, Kevin Spacey, Barry Pepper, Jon Lovitz, and Yannick Bisson.
  • Rachelle Lefevre (“Victoria”): Barney’s Version (August 17, 2010) – Director Richard J. Lewis; Studio Serendipity Point Films; Starring Bruce Greenwood, Dustin Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, Rosamund Pike, Minnie Driver, Scott Speedman, and Mark Addy.
  • Robert Pattinson (“Edward Cullen”): Remember Me (March 12, 2010) – Director Allen Coulter; Studio Summit Entertainment; Starring Emilie de Ravin, Pierce Brosnan, Chris Cooper, and Lena Olin.
  • Sarah Clarke (“Renee Dwyer”): Below The Beltway (2010) – Director Dave Fraunces, Studio TIN OR W Productions; Starring Tate Donovan, Kip Pardue, Spencer Garrett.
  • Solomon Trimble: Train Master II: Jeremiah’s Treasure (2010) – Director Phil Bransom; Studio Phil Bransom Productions; Starring Ayanna Berkshire, Jeanine Jackson, Betty Moyer, and Mercedes Rose.
  • Taylor Lautner (“Jacob Black”): Valentine’s Day (February 12, 2010) – Director Garry Marshall; Studio Karz Entertainment/New Line Cinema; Starring Anne Hathaway, Bradley Cooper, Julia Roberts, Taylor Swift, Jessica Alba, Jessica Biel, Patrick Dempsey, Topher Grace, Ashton Kutcher, Emma Roberts, Jennifer Garner, Jamie Foxx, Joe Jonas, Eric Dane, Queen Latifah, George Lopez, Shirley MacLaine, and Christine Lakin.
  • Tinsel Korey (“Emily Young”): Stained (2010) – Director Karen Lam; Studio Angel Entertainment; Starring Stephen Huszar, Sonja Bennett, Steph Song, and Anna Mae Routledge.

So far, that’s about it.


Kellan & Michael Wants Breaking Dawn

Posted in Breaking Dawn with tags , on November 25, 2009 by chasingcullens

Michael Welch Talks New Moon Numbers

Posted in New Moon with tags on November 24, 2009 by chasingcullens