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Team Edward or Team Jacob?

-Lizzy Ludwig

What other movie premiere features sparkling vampires and causes teenage girls to squeal when a werewolf takes his shirt off? Yep, you guessed it. Twilight. This past weekend, Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1 premiered in theaters internationally and grossed close to 285 million.

It’s not just about seeing a movie at midnight anymore. Going to movie premieres has gone to a whole new level. Friday night at Cinemark 17 in Springfield, multiple theaters were taken over by hungry fans to see the first part of the finale. T-shirts were adorned with Twilight quotes and the infamous main characters, Bella, Edward and Jacob.

As the night went on, the lines continued to get bigger and bigger. Movie goers filed into the different movie theaters as early as 8:30pm and presumed to “set up camp”. Fans went so far as to bring the previous three movies and watch them on their laptops. Some brought the books while others decided to sleep. The theater was filled with massive groups of girls who congregated together and gushed over how they thought the movie was going to turn out.

When the lights dimmed down and the previews started, I don’t think I have ever heard a group of teenage girls get so quite. All that remained was the sound of crunching popcorn and little whispers between friends discussing their reactions to the movie.

Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1 was one of the top grossing movie premieres in history. Here are the top 10 movies that brought in the most money internationally.

  1. Avatar – $2,782,275,172
  2. Titanic – $1,843,201,268
  3. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 2 – $1,328,074,762
  4. Transformers: Dark of the Moon – $1,123,196,189
  5. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King – $1,119,110,941
  6. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest – $1,066,179,725
  7. Toy Story 3 – $1,063,171,911
  8. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
  9. Alice in Wonderland – $1,024,299,904
  10. The Dark Night – $1,001,921,825

Photo taken from starpages.net

Ten Things You Shouldn’t be for Halloween

-Tamara Feingold

You only have a couple of weeks before October 31st is here, but that doesn’t mean you should be lazy with your Halloween costume. Here’s a list of ten people you shouldn’t try to dress up as because everyone else has already tried it.

1. Snooki

Although the Jersey Shore star can be pretty loveable, all of the fake tans/teased hair/huge pink slippers have been a little too much the past few years.

2. Famous Athletes

I know it’s easy because all you have to buy is a jersey, but most of us still won’t know who you are and will probably think you didn’t even dress up. Try being a celebrity that’s easily recognizable for those who don’t watch sports all day.

3. Black Swan

Although this may seem like a good idea at first, let’s think about the mess. No one wants to have to pick up your failed attempt at stick-on feathers, even though some fierce eye makeup and red eye contacts would look pretty convincing.

4. Lady Gaga

I know all of her little monsters want to pay some respect with a hair-in-a-bow headband and some fake bangs, but Lady Gaga herself is the only one who wears meat dresses and outfits made out of bubbles. Let’s keep it that way.

5. Anything Prepackaged

This year, instead of going to Spencer’s and buying a sexy police officer outfit, you should try to think of something clever. You can still look cute, but without spending $50 on something five other people at the party also bought.

6. The Cast of Twilight

Being pale and glittery is okay if you’re Edward, but if you try this at a party everyone will make fun of you so they can pretend like they didn’t see New Moon three times in theaters.

7. Spice Girls

A tempting costume choice for any group of five girls, the classic Baby Spice & Co. entourage should be avoided. It’s been done too many times and you never really turn out looking like Victoria Beckham.

8. Nicki Minaj

Don’t get me wrong I love a little Super Bass. But it’s just too easy to pick up a plastic Barbie necklace and a pink wig and call it good.

9. The Cast of The Office

Unless you wear a nametag (also forbidden) no one will know who you are and you’ll probably just look like a nerd who shouldn’t have been invited to the party.

10. Steve Jobs

It’s just too soon.