Double Feature Friday & Saturday

Friday night my new friend and I made plans to go see Knowing at the movie theater before purchasing a copy of Twilight at midnight. Unfortunately, my friend’s children were not cooperating and her husband was ill so she wasn’t able to come. I had already bought our tickets so I invited my oldest daughter to come with me. She was so excited because she begged me to let her come with me to buy Twilight. She wanted to see Knowing also. I will warn you…it is a little freaky and it will make you think A LOT! It wasn’t what we expected but we still liked it; being the sci-fi buffs we have become. 🙂

The movie was over at 11:45pm so we had 15 minutes to get to the store and buy our copy of Twilight. We ventured to Wal Mart in our little town to be surprised at the line of over 100 people. We did not want to wait, so we jetted over to Blockbuster where only about 30 people waited in line. We made it back home at around 1am, got in our pjs and settled in for our second movie of the nightTwilight of course! My daughter said she wasn’t tired, but by half way through the movie, I looked over and she was fast asleep. Today I found her watching the special features in her room WITHOUT ME! 🙂 We had fun and will remember our special night for years to come!

Movie Lover,
Shan
P.S.: I just realized this is my 100th post!

"You are my life now." Edward (Spoilers included)

My dear sweet husband suggested I go see Twilight tonight. He went with me on Friday, Nov. 21st to see the Premier. I just returned home from seeing it the second time and it was better than the first time!

Here is my take on the movie. There were some changes made from the book, but minor. For example, eating in the diner instead of home, she didn’t leave Alice and Jasper in the airport like in the book, among other small things. They didn’t have the golden onion award in the book. I thought that was cute. The first time I watched it I THOUGHT way too much! I was constantly comparing it with the book and the reactions from the other viewers didn’t help much either…it was distracting. Even though, I still was very sad when it was over. It didn’t seem like 2 hours and I wanted to see what was going to happen next (even though I know what will happen)! I knew I would want to see it again. Today was the first chance I could go back since the premier. I was shocked to see a full theater for a Monday in my small town! I saw things today I missed the first time and enjoyed it much more. I am considering reading Twilight and Midnight Sun (partial draft) again very soon.

If you have gone to see Twilight, did you see Stephenie Meyer’s cameo? Did you know Robert Pattinson has 2 songs in the movie? One of them is not on the Soundtrack. Listen carefully when Edward sucks the venom out of Bella.

Now that I have seen the movie, I know for sure the actors, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart are truly acting. I have seen countless interviews with the couple before the movie. I have read many articles about them also. I thought, “Wow, they seem perfect for the parts.” Now I can tell the Robert from the Edward and the Kristen from the Bella. Am I making any sense? If not, I know what I mean. They did a really good job. My oldest daughter went with us to the premier and said, “Kristen looks better in the movie.”

Anyway, I can’t believe New Moon will not be out until 2010! My son figured out yesterday that my 13 year old daughter will be 19 when Breaking Dawn comes out! Can the fans wait that long?! Besides, I really wish they could just skip New Moon. I cried so much and was just plain mad while reading it. (Sorry, Stephenie!) I just couldn’t get past Edward leaving Bella and I don’t know how I will bear seeing it on the big screen. One of my friends said, “They should just combine New Moon and Eclipse together.” That is not a half bad idea. Then they could break Breaking Dawn into Two Movies! I am all for that!

Catherine, the director, did a great job with such a low budget film. Maybe now, Summit will allow a bigger budget with more computer animation for the super powers. This is the first book I have read that became a movie. Everyone always says the book is better. Of course it is! The book covers more time than a movie can in just two hours. I was not disappointed at all. I think they did a great job! Kudos to everyone involved with making Twilight. In my humble opinion it was a huge success! I will be seeing it again on Thursday!

Long live Edward & Bella…way better than Romeo & Juliet…they get to live forever together,
Shan

Twilight is NOT just for Teens!

I decided I would watch my recorded episodes of Dailies on the REELZ channel with all things Twilight while folding laundry. I am really getting sick of the TV people saying Twilight is just a TEEN movie! I am not a teen and know many other women in their 30’s and older who love this series just as much as the teens do! Honestly, maybe even more! Therefore, I think they are going to be very surprised at the numbers at the box office. They are predicting low numbers right now. Boy are they going to be blown away!

If any newscasters happen to come upon this blog: a tip…stop saying Twilight is a teen movie! Just because the story is about teens doesn’t mean only teens will want to watch the movie or read the book!

Thirtysomething Twilighter,
Shan

7 Days Until Twilight!

It is getting closer…to a movie I have never looked so forward to seeing. The REELZ channel is planning on having Twilight week next week. It will be awesome to see the interviews and trailers. I read today on Twilighters.org that there was a mob at one of the malls where the actors were appearing. What did they expect!?

Have a DAZZLING day! 🙂
Shan