The Runaways wins: Best Rock Movie of All Time

We did it!

Last weekend, Rollingstone.com asked its readers to vote on the best rock movies of all time–and The Runaways took the top spot!

Here’s the rest of the top 10, as chosen by Rollingstone.com’s readers:

10. Quadrophenia
9.  School of Rock
8. The Commitments
7. The Doors
6. A Hard Day’s Night
5. Tommy
4. This is Spinal Tap
3. Almost Famous
2. The Wall
1. The Runaways

Movies about hugely famous bands struggle to turn a profit, so it’s unclear why anyone felt a movie about the Runaways would be a success. Granted, they hedged their bets by casting Kristen Stewart at the height of Twilight mania, but this was a tough sell. Most people forget this punk band even existed, and members Lita Ford and Joan Jett have had far more success in their solo careers. The film absolutely tanked, but that’s not because it’s poorly made. It’s actually pretty fun, even though it plays fast and loose with the facts. (We suspect this won the poll because a certain actress from the film has a lot of Internet-savvy fans.)

Read the rest here: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/pictures/readers-poll-the-best-rock-movies-of-all-time-20130123

Thanks, KStew fans! 😀

Kristen Stewart turned down money to keep her hair for “Eclipse”

I didn’t think I could love Kristen Stewart more.

Kristen told George Lopez on Lopez Tonight earlier this week that she was offered a lot of money to not cut her hair for The Runaways. But she turned it down to give Joan Jett, and her fans, an authentic, sweaty, rock-and-roll performance. That is so “Joan Jett.” 😀

Here’s the video. Wig talk starts at 5:24. The Runaways movie gets a big cheer from the crowd too. 🙂

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Thank you, Kristen! And BIG THANKS to Summit Entertainment for not going all “Tony Soprano” on Kristen for her choice. You all did a good thing.

2010 MTV Movie Awards: Vote for Kristen and Dakota

UPDATE: Voting for the 2010 MTV Movie Awards ends on Saturday, June 5, 2010. Don’t give up!

The nominees have been announced, and voting has begun for the 2010 MTV Movie Awards.

Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning have been nominated in the Best Kiss category for The Runaways, along with Kristen Stewart and some dude in that wolf movie (teehee). See the kiss in HQ and VOTE for Kristen and Dakota HERE.

That’s the film’s only official nomination. We all know Kristen and Dakota deserved to get nominated in the Best Female Performance category for their respective performances as Joan Jett and Cherie Currie, but they didn’t.

But we can vote in another category and pretend it’s for The Runaways: Global Superstar — Kristen Stewart. If you loved Kristen as Joan, I think we should vote for Kristen in this category to make up for her lack of a nomination for her Joan Jett performance. Pretty nice consolation prize, huh? VOTE HERE and vote often–Robert Pattinson is nominated in the same category. Kristen needs all the help we can give her! I like this idea so much, I made a badge and I’ll put it in my sidebar so it’s always visible. Please share this on all your sites!

The 2010 MTV Movie Awards will air Sunday, June 6 at 9/8c.

TV appearance videos: Joan Jett, Kristen Stewart, and Dakota Fanning

OK, now I start the process of catching up on 20 days of missed blogging opportunities. This is going to take a while, so bear with me!

Here are all of The Runaways-related TV appearances made by Joan Jett, Kristen Stewart, and Dakota Fanning in the month of March. I’m doing it in chronological order, because I’m all librarian-like. I know I posted some of them before, but I want to have them all in one place, because I’m also all lazy-like. Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno:

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Cool new updates to runawaysmovie.com!

If you haven’t visited the official website for The Runaways movie recently, GO NOW. I’ll wait. 🙂

The site has been redesigned, and it is full of WIN. They’ve added:

  • Links for the new Twitter, MySpace, and YouTube pages
  • A link to soundtrack info (which I won’t click on until after I see the movie).
  • Downloadable wallpapers and chat icons.
  • New production stills.
  • Video clips of the real Runaways
  • Bio pages for each cast member, including one for Joan as executive producer. (The only bad part of the site is that they spelled Scout Taylor-Compton’s name wrong. I hope they fix that soon!)

But the best part is that Dakota Fanning’s version of “Cherry Bomb” plays on a continuous loop on the site. (You can mute the audio on the page if you don’t want to listen to it for two hours straight like I have. :))

Back in December, Cherie Currie herself confirmed, on this blog, that Dakota Fanning sang “Cherry Bomb” in the movie, without any enhancements from Cherie’s voice. After hearing the whole track, there should now be no doubt. While Dakota’s voice captures Cherie Currie’s attitude and power perfectly, it definitely has its own tone that is distinguishable from Cherie. I LOVE IT.

I think I’ve said this before, but as a long-time Runaways fan, I feel so…honored by all of this.

Kristen Stewart says more nice things about Joan Jett

Pilgrim Joanie. *snicker*.

In another recent interview for The Yellow Handkerchief, Kristen Stewart was asked about Joan Jett and her work on The Runaways, and she had some pretty cool stuff to say about our Joanie:

“I don’t think that the Runaways are something that a whole lot of people know about, but I think that everybody knows who Joan Jett is,” Stewart reckons. “But it was really, really hard to become that icon. I don’t know, she’s like a pilgrim. She was the first woman to ever start a record label, but even before that, because it was the ’70s, nobody wanted to see a girl be that strong and play electric guitar and play it that loud.

“People should know where that came from. I’ve grown up feeling very entitled, like I can do whatever I want. But she didn’t have that.”

Jett was a producer of “The Runaways” film and was on set every day.

“It was initially intimidating, just meeting her,” Stewart admits.

“Then I subsequently realized that I would feel like such a fraud if she wasn’t there. How would I have known any details without her? I just would have felt like I was doing an impression with black hair.

“I didn’t want to just mimic her, I wanted to understand what she was going through.”

And that was quite a lot, according to the movie: sexual and pharmaceutical experimentation; fights within the band, with its handlers and rowdy audiences; finding, maintaining and making a going concern of her own artistic voice.

Read the rest HERE.

I can no longer remember which Twitter friend clued me in to this, so thank you all!

The pic of Joan is mine, and the pilgrim hat came from Free Original Clipart at Designed to a T

Kristen Stewart talks about working with Joan Jett

Kristen Stewart did an interview with NBC recently to talk about her upcoming film, The Yellow Handkerchief. She talks about Joan starting at the 1:57 mark.

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Thanks to @kstewartnews for the tip!

I love Kristen, and I’m looking forward to seeing all of her new movies. 2010 is going to be an exciting year. 🙂

Joan Jett, Kristen Stewart, and Dakota Fanning to appear on “The Tonight Show” in March

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno has started to announce its guest lineup for March, and Joan, Kristen, and Dakota are appearing on three separate days during the same week:

Tuesday, March 9 – Guests include Christoph Waltz, Animal Expert Dave Salmoni and a musical performance by Joan Jett and The Blackhearts*

Wednesday, March 10 – Guests include Kristen Stewart and Guy Fieri

Friday, March 12 – Guests include Dakota Fanning and Judd Apatow

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*Note: March 9th is the release date of Joan Jett and the Blackhearts’ Greatest Hits. I put the links for preordering it on CD and vinyl in the left-hand sidebar, under a new section called “NEW STUFF”, along with The Runaways anthology and the Joan Jett and Cherie Currie books. Check them out and tell your friends!

Thanks to @kstewartnews for the tip!

Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning Fandango interview

Thanks to @kstewadmirers for Tweeting this:

Fandango has published an edited version of an interview that Dakota Fanning and Kristen Stewart did at Sundance about The Runaways. Here’s a short snippet:

Q: We talked to Cherie, who said she feels like she’s living in a dream because you’re playing her, and Joan said you guys had very similar energy. How much time did you guys spend with them before and during the production?
Dakota: A lot. They were there pretty much every day and I spent a lot of time with Cherie before we started filming. I think it was important that they were there… because it’s their life, you know?
Kristen: There wasn’t a period of ‘let’s feel this out and see how much we’re willing to delve into personal aspects of your lives and how much we’re willing to expose ourselves’…but we really liked each other…there was just something really special.

Q: Was part of your attraction to the role the fact that this is about something that’s still very taboo…women doing certain things?
Kristen: Yeah, that was a huge thing and especially for Joan, it’s still such a huge [thing].…we’re girls that have both been brought up thinking we can do whatever we want and there are a lot of very empowered females [now], but it just wasn’t like that then. And I think that people don’t really realize that The Runaways were the first girls to play music like that and it could have been someone else, but it wasn’t. It was them.

Read the rest HERE.

And here is the full audio from that interview. It contains some foul language. (Go Stew!) This is the “p*ssy” to the wood” interview. 🙂

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Part 2:

Part 3:

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Reuters News – Joan Jett Rocks Sundance

I don’t remember seeing this before:

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts headline the weekend party atmosphere at the Sundance Film Festival. Video

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Runaways video roundup 01/30/2010

Here are all of the new video clips about The Runaways since the last time I posted some. There have also been a lot of online interviews, but I will only post the ones that are not re-hashes of interviews that I’ve already posted the video or audio of.

Just to inform you: I am completely serious about not wanting to be spoiled for The Runaways movie, so I’m not going to read or post any of the reviews. It makes no difference to me if this film is a critical success or not. The band itself never was, so I don’t care what critics think about them now.

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“The Runaways” teaser poster; more Sundance interviews

Kristen Stewart Fans has an UHQ version of the teaser poster for The Runaways. It’s huge:

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More interviews about “The Runaways” at Sundance

I have decided to not read any reviews of the film until after I see the movie. I don’t need the spoilers or the opinions of so-called “journalists”. All I need is my rock and roll. If you want to read the articles and reviews, check them out at the Joan Jett Fanclub website (joanjettbadrep.com), Kristen Stewart Fans, or any of the wonderful people I mentioned in my “Jetthead’s Guide to the 2010 Sundance Film Festival” post. They will all take good care of you.

The folks at the Kristen Stewart Fans site have summarized Day 1 and Day 2 of the festival HERE (day 1), HERE (day 2 part 1), and HERE (day 2 part 2).

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Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning interviews at Sundance

Here are some videos of interviews that Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning did at Sundance. Enjoy!

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And, our good friend @larry411 posted pics of Joan at the Harry O’s show from Saturday HERE. I’ll go through all of the press from that show this week and update the concert archive.

The Jetthead’s Guide to the 2010 Sundance Film Festival

…Or, Stewdance, as my online KStew friends are calling it, because Kristen Stewart has two films at the festival, Welcome to the Rileys, and, of course, The Runaways.

The Sundance Film Festival starts TODAY, people! At 4 PM Eastern, the kick-off press conference will stream live HERE. Continue reading

JettStew Love: A Pep Talk to Kristen Stewart from a Jetthead

I started Born to be Jetthead on September 22, 2009 (Joan Jett’s birthday), but I’ve wanted to have a site like this for a long time. I used to write about Joan in my MySpace blog, but only a few people ever saw it.

All the way back in May, before The Runaways was filmed, I wrote an open letter to Kristen Stewart expressing my confidence in her ability to portray Joan. After seeing The Runaways trailer this week, I know that I am right. I am re-printing my letter to KStew here. Let me know what you think. (I can be a pretty emo broad, I know. :D)

Read my emo-tastic letter to Kristen after the jump.

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“The Runaways” Teaser Trailer; Official Movie Website

MTV posted the trailer a little early. I wonder if they’ll show a longer one tomorrow morning?

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Thanks to kstewartfan.org for the tip!

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The official Runaways movie website is also up. There’s not much to it yet, but I’m sure it will be updated before the movie premiers. Check it out:

http://runawaysmovie.com/