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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:

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

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Here is the trailer for The Twilight Saga: Eclipse:

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(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?

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The Vampire Diaries

by Jamie Sanford on February 7, 2011

The 3 stars of The Vampire Diaries which airs on the CW on Thursday nights.

At this point, I try not to watch too many new shows because I don’t want to watch any more television than I already do.  However, in the fall of 2009, I recorded the first episode of a new show called The Vampire Diaries, because I am into Twilight and I’ll try out other vampire stuff.  (Surprisingly, I watched the first season of True Blood and wasn’t super into it.)

Here’s the trailer for the pilot episode of the show:

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It gets so much better than that.

The best part about getting sucked into The Vampire Diaries is that my Twilight-hating husband likes it too!  He started watching the show with me from behind his computer but soon enough, he was actually sitting on the couch, watching it with me.  This never happens but with this show, you need to watch.  They don’t mess around, every episode has big things happening.  There are no “throwaway” episodes here.  Plus, the major trio of characters (well, there are 4 if you count that Nina Dobrev plays 2 characters) are all hot and the boys have their shirts off a lot.

Anyway, I would almost not recommend watching new episodes of this show.  I would say go get this DVD of Season 1 of The Vampire Diaries right now.

This DVD set of The Vampire Diaries, season 1, is available from Amazon for $38.99.

Season 2 won’t end until May, but if you really want to catch up after watching season 1, then you can watch episodes on demand from Amazon for $1.99 an episode.

Let these hotties draw you in to this show:


Are you already watching this show? If not, have I piqued your interest?

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