Eclipse

The Twilight Saga Films (so far) (100 Films in 2011)

by Jamie Sanford on October 5, 2011

70. Twilight (not available to stream via Netflix or Amazon Instant Video)
71. The Twilight Saga: New Moon (not available to stream via Netflix or Amazon Instant Video)
72. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (not available to stream via Netflix or Amazon Instant Video)

Here is the trailer for Twilight:

[youtube uxjNDE2fMjI]

Here is the trailer for The Twilight Saga: New Moon:

[youtube q58iQSHhZGg]

Here is the trailer for The Twilight Saga: Eclipse:

[youtube hZxJzhIPTTg]

(Spoiler alert!) It doesn’t take long to find out that I’m a Twilight fan.  I wrote the series off as silly kid stuff, and then saw that trailer for Twilight while at the movies, and I thought “ooh that Edward is hot.”

(Also, this scene in the restaurant is my favorite in Twilight.)

I bought a paperback of the first book the next day and got sucked into the vortex, and came out on the other side as a bit of a Twi-hard.  I love it.

So I went to see Twilight and was sort of disappointed.  Everything seemed OK, but the pacing felt really odd.  I saw it again and it felt better, but I knew that my mind was filling things in.  Anyway, the story is this. Bella is a normal human girl, she meets vampire Edward during science class. Her blood is super yummy to him so the fact that they are attracted to each other is very tricky.  They fall in love, drama ensues with some other vampires.

Click here to buy Twilight on DVD from Amazon for $11.55.

New Moon is my least favorite book in the series, because I am so Team Edward and he is gone a lot.  Bella gets a paper cut at her birthday party and Edward’s brother Jasper tries to kill her.  Edward snaps and decides that Bella will never be safe around him and the others and convinces his family to drop off of the face of the planet, leaving Bella heartbroken.  It is incredibly depressing, and I give Kristen Stewart props, because she plays Bella’s desperation really well.  The movie is about her relationship with her friend Jacob developing, but he’s just creepy and should go away.  Bella eventually goes cliff jumping, which causes some confusion that ends up with Bella and Edward’s sister Alice going to Italy to save Edward from essentially committing suicide.  At the very end of the film, Edward asks Bella to marry him.

Click here to buy New Moon on DVD from Amazon for $14.89.

Eclipse has been the best of the Twilight Saga movies so far.  Finally, Edward and Bella get a bit of a break and get to be cute and in love, while Edward is still trying to get Bella to agree to marriage.  Bella’s Dad is upset that Edward is back because he hurt Bella during the last movie, and Jacob is really upset because his chances with Bella are shot.  In the drama department, a vampire that appeared in the first movie is back and is creating baby vampires to start some shit with the Cullens, specifically in order to get to Bella and kill her.  Vampires and Jacob’s pack of shape-shifting giant wolves unite and fight the baby vampires, and naturally, everything turns out OK.  Bella kisses Jacob at a moment when he’s being a little bitch and threatens to get killed in aforementioned battle with baby vampires, but it doesn’t change anything because Edward is still totally hotter.

Click here to buy Eclipse on DVD from Amazon for $11.55.

So, that’s my snarky recap of The Twilight Saga movies so far. I chose to write about them now, because Breaking Dawn: Part 1 comes out on November 18th, and tickets are on sale now!

Will you be seeing Breaking Dawn: Part 1?

{ Comments on this entry are closed }

The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide

by Jamie Sanford on May 17, 2011

The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide is now available after a very long wait by Twilight fans around the world.

As many of you know, I am into Twilight.  Even though after being exposed to some Twilight fan fiction, I think I might like that better.

I picked up Twilight after seeing the trailer for the movie and thinking that Robert Pattinson was hot.  I had previously been a Buffy/Angel watcher and so enjoyed some vampires, so it was a natural progression.  I bought a cheap paperback copy of Twilight and started reading.  About a day later, I was completely sucked into the vortex that so many have fallen into as well.  I was out buying New Moon almost immediately, only to then find out that Eclipse and Breaking Dawn were only in hardcover! Luckily, my husband indulged me and bought me the Twilight box set containing all of the books.  I plowed through the rest quickly, only stopping to occasionally sleep, go to work, and text my friend Christina about how I felt about the major plot points.

Anyway, this Twilight Official Guide was already in the works before the first movie even came out.  However, it got pushed back and pushed back and I guess it is OK.  This book is packed full of information about all of the major characters in the series, it has a plot synopsis, illustrations from the artist who did the Twilight graphic novel, etc.  With another 6 months to wait before Breaking Dawn: Part 1, The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide will keep a fan busy for at least a few days.

The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide is available from Amazon for $13.88.

{ Comments on this entry are closed }

Sunday Link Party!

by Jamie Sanford on July 12, 2010

Week 9!

Photo of the week.

Another boat mast.

On the dock in Provincetown, MA.

These photos of outdoor spaces in Los Angeles make me want to move to California immediately. (Apartment Therapy)

I’ve been looking at lots of food blogs lately, so I love these tips on great food photography from The Daily Olive.

In addition to food blogs, I’ve been reading bridal blogs (all goes with the new gig) and I love Bowie Bride because she rocks. She’s getting married soon, I can’t wait for wedding pictures, and her bachelorette adventure in Vegas looked amazing.

I bought the Eclipse soundtrack when it came out, because the music supervisor for the Twilight movies is brilliant. It’s a great collection, and I’m currently in love with this song called “Let’s Get Lost” by Beck and Bat for Lashes.

{ Comments on this entry are closed }

Music from The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

by Jamie Sanford on June 29, 2010

Yes, another Twilight post. Eclipse comes out tonight!

One of my favorite things about the Twilight films have been their soundtracks. In addition to the traditional “mix tape” that a soundtrack tends to be, Summit Entertainment has also released the scores from all of the films as well.

I am recommending both. I can give a thumbs up on the soundtrack, as it has been out for a few weeks and I’m playing it a lot. It has artists such as Muse, Sia, Florence + The Machine, The Black Keys, and more. I haven’t heard the score yet, but it comes out today and come on, it’s Howard Shore, who always writes a great score. I don’t doubt that this will be spectacular.



Both CDs are available for $12.99 on Amazon (click on the image for the link to the Amazon pages). Buy them for your favorite Twilight fan today!

{ Comments on this entry are closed }

Eclipse: The Official Movie Companion

by Jamie Sanford on April 29, 2010

For the uninitiated, the final trailer for the upcoming movie Eclipse, the third installment of the Twilight Saga, was released last week.

I am a Twi-hard and so will be with friends at a midnight showing to see this on June 30th.  Here’s the trailer:

I know you’re dying to see it.

Anyway, for the Twilight fan in your life, you can now pre-order The Official Illustrated Companion for the upcoming film.  I do have these from both Twilight and New Moon, and they are beautifully done.  There is great information about the production and what went into it, along with tons of great photos from the making of the movie and the movie itself.

The Eclipse Illustrated Companion is available from Amazon now, on pre-order, for only $10.24.

{ Comments on this entry are closed }