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MOVIE REVIEW: 50 Shades of Grey

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I watched this when it came out on DVD via Netflix, just for the sake of seeing it and comparing it to the books. I forgot to write and post it at the time though, but am finally remembering to do so now. I felt even worse about the movie than I did about the book:
I have trouble even figuring out where to start. Honestly, I think I’m just going to toss all my thoughts out there. There was too much reading instead of watching between their texts and IMs and it’s so obnoxious. The soft core porn aspect isn’t too bad, but even that gets boring by the third scene/montage. The characters are just as stupid on the screen as they were in the books. They don’t even have some of the cutesy stuff they occasionally had in the books. Boo on the hilariously cheesy “Hallelujah” type music for one of their playroom sessions. It’s also horribly unrealistic to ever expect a partner to change drastically. The love in the books makes more sense than the movie – and that’s saying something! …

MOVIE REVIEW: Twilight Saga

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Yes, I’m reviewing the hugely popular (or mocked) Twilight movies. I saw the first three before finally reading the books. I’ve reviewed each of the books, so now I’ll talk about my thoughts on each of the movies and how they compare according to me (*BEWARE – there are some spoilers, particularly in the Breaking Dawn section):


TWILIGHT

When I first watched this movie, I didn’t know it was based on a book or much about it at all. My first impression was simply neutral. It wasn’t bad, but wasn’t some movie I was going to rush out and buy. However, it stuck with me. I found myself thinking about unique the lore was and how much the hopeless romantic in me liked Bella and Edward’s story. I did in fact go out and buy it so I could watch it again.

This one sticks quite close to the book, only cutting out minor scenes that added effect from the book. The biggest difference is Bella’s revelation that she knows Edward’s secret. It feels a little cheesey in the movie. Other random no…

REVIEW: Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer

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Summary:When you loved the one who was killing you, it left you no options. How could you run, how could you fight, when doing so would hurt that beloved one? If your life was all you had to give, how could you not give it? If it was someone you truly loved?

To be irrevocably in love with a vampire is both fantasy and nightmare woven into a dangerously heightened reality for Bella Swan. Pulled in one direction by her intense passion for Edward Cullen, and in another by her profound connection to werewolf Jacob Black, a tumultuous year of temptation, loss, and strife have led her to the ultimate turning point. Her imminent choice to either join the dark but seductive world of immortals or to pursue a fully human life has become the thread from which the fates of two tribes hangs.

Now that Bella has made her decision, a startling chain of unprecedented events is about to unfold with potentially devastating, and unfathomable, consequences. Just when the frayed strands of Bella's li…

REVIEW: Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer

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Summary:As Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge, Bella once again finds herself surrounded by danger. In the midst of it all, she is forced to choose between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob --- knowing that her decision has the potential to ignite the ageless struggle between vampire and werewolf. With her graduation quickly approaching, Bella has one more decision to make: life or death. But which is which?
Title:  Eclipse
Series:  Twilight Saga
Book #: 3
Author:  Stephenie Meyer
Approximate Book Length:  641 Pages
Recommended Reader Age:  13+
Sexual Content:  Mild

Thoughts:I devoured this book in one day. I cooked dinner and did laundry, but other than that did NOTHING but read this book. I loved having the Cullens back, the pack history, the tension in the love triangle being at its strongest, and the cooperation of the vampires with the wolves. The conflict was exciting and having so many …