THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES Cast Share Their Favorite Go-To Karaoke Songs

Check out this little interview from EW where they ask Jamie Campbell Bower, Lily Collins, and Kevin Zegers pop culture questions!

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Enter our rafflecopter giveaway contest to win this signed poster of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones!  There are several ways you can enter, just check out the rafflecopter link below to find out how!

The poster is signed by Lily Collins (Clary), Jamie Campbell Bower (Jace), Kevin Zegers (Alec), Harry Van Gorkum (Alaric), author Cassandra Clare, director Harald Zwart, and screenwriter Jessica Postigo Paquette.

In addition, you will also get a pack of the City of Bones Leaf Trading Cards, much like the one shown below!

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A Mundane’s Take of THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES

I, too, was able to watch The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones at the premiere in Hollywood, California.  And even though I sadly was not able to attain my goal of getting a picture with Godfrey Gao, I was extremely pleased with how the movie turned out.  However, there’s always the question of whether this movie will actually please those who haven’t read the books, or, as I respectfully call them, mundanes.

My friend, Evelyn, happens to be one of those who hadn’t read the books, but she actually camped out in line for the premiere of the movie because she’s a big fan of Aidan Turner, who plays Luke Garroway in the film.  After the premiere, I asked her a few questions about the movie and here’s what she had to say:

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Me with my “mundane” friend, Evelyn

So, you haven’t read the books, right?

No.

What did think about the movie?

I enjoyed it!  For someone who didn’t know about it and wanted to see it because of an actor, and also because of the previews making it look so action-packed, I was amazed by it from beginning to end.  You didn’t need to read the book to follow that movie.  It was all there.

So, you pretty much understood what was going on?

Yes, I know what a mundane is.  I know what the symbols [runes] mean, or symbolize, and I could follow the story and the plot.

Who were you most impressed with?

That whole cast is pretty darn amazing.  And I would say that Robert Sheehan was my favorite, for being someone that I really didn’t know about, you know, prior to Misfits.  And Lily Collins did a really good job!  And Jamie Campbell Bower, although his hair looks a little weird.  I didn’t really enjoy that.  But everybody did really good.  Like supporting cast, they all brought it full circle, and just made that movie enjoyable and not lame or slow.

Some of you might think that she may have been just tried to be nice about the movie because she’s a friend of mine, but from knowing her for a few years now, if she doesn’t like something, she will let you know.  If she didn’t like it, she definitely would’ve let me know (noticed that she did mention how she didn’t like JCB’s hair in the movie).

And in all honestly, she did have some questions about certain scenes in there, which fortunately were questions that weren’t answered in the first book anyway.  If you want another perspective from a male non-reader, you might want to check out my “date for the premiere,” Megan’s post, since she was able to interview just such a person.

Even if she didn't enjoy the movie (although she did), she was able to attain her goal of taking a picture with Aidan Turner.

Even if she didn’t enjoy the movie (although she did), she was able to attain her goal of taking a picture with Aidan Turner.

So, I hope this gives you more confidence in bringing, or maybe dragging, your friends with you to see this movie, even if they haven’t read the books.  Just spread the word!  And I hope you enjoy the movie as much as I did!

THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES Premiere and L.A. Mall Tour Stop Photos

I was able to attend the Mortal Instruments: City of Bones premiere in Los Angeles, CA, and got to meet several of the actors as well as the director of the movie.  Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to get many of the actors at the premiere, but the following day, Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Robert Sheehan, and Kevin Zegers, along with director Harald Zwart and author Cassandra Clare had their final Mall Tour stop at the Americana at Brand in Glendale, CA.  The first 200 people were able to get their autographs.  Despite the long wait and the sun doing its number on our skins, it was exciting and fun to see all the fans.  One fan was lucky enough to sit on stage next to Robert Sheehan during part of the Q&A.

As for the movie itself, I’ll say that this is probably one of my favorite book-to-movie adaptations ever.  The actors played the characters the way I had imagined them in the books, and I hope you feel the same way when you see it, too.  I will be seeing it a few more times when it finally is released on August 21st.

The Fandom Praises The Mortal Instruments Cast

Not only was our admin and Shadowhunters Stelecast host Nat able to see The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, she had a brief opportunity to speak with Cassandra Clare, Harald Zwart, and the stars at a signing after the fact!

Seething jealousy aside, everyone here is thrilled for her! Check out this video of Nat sharing her thoughts on the movie with the cast:

A note from Nat:

Excuse my limited vernacular in the accolades and video recording. I was multi tasking and not doing a great job of it.

Shadowhunters SteleCast On Tonight!

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The eye of the hurricane is calm; Yet in it, you can often find a tornado. Similarly, this week is our last calm week before the premieres begin and the movie is released to the world. There are some contests, a new snippet, and some other exciting fandom news. We will discuss all this and more in our seventeenth episode of Shadowhunter’s Stelecast: Eye of the Hurricane!

As always, you can follow our tweets @SteleCast along with joining the chat with the hashtag #ShadowhuntersSC during the show.

In this episode:

      • We will begin with a brief couple announcements about the happenings in the fandom.
      • We will discuss the Philadelphia mall tour stop and some experiences there.
      • We will listen to Jamie’s new song and discuss what we think about it.
      • Following a spoiler warning, we will discuss a new City of Heavenly Fire snippet Cassandra Clare released!
      • If there’s time, we will end with some games!

Click here to read the rest of tonight’s information.

Shadowhunters’ SteleCast Episode 16 – Mall Tours and Sigourney Weaver

Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower and Kevin Zegers of "The Mortal Instruments" at Mall of America in Minneapolis

Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, and Kevin Zegers have just recently started the Mortal Instruments: City of Bones mall tours, with the first one at the Mall of America in Minneapolis, Minnesota!  They’ve just hit Chicago and will be heading south to Miami and back up again to Philadelphia soon, so we’ll be talking a bit about that and some interesting stuff that happened at the Mall of America.

We’ll also be talking about casting rumors for Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes, because there are some new characters that will be needed before filming starts in September.

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