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Review: Breaking Dawn – Part 1

Posted on 19 Nov 2011 at 11:18pm

*Warning: Contains Spoliers*

I saw Breaking Dawn today with my sister and mother. It was better than I was anticipating. Out of the series, it wasn’t exactly my favorite book. I thought the whole switch over to Jacob’s point of view was entertaining, but totally unnecessary and the whole build up in the end of this 700 page book is really for nothing in the end. I wasn’t exactly thrilled with it as a closer for such a popular series. But I also didn’t hate it. I did read the series 4 or 5 times so clearly I can’t complain too much. Continue

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Review: The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner

Posted on 11 Jul 2010 at 7:41pm

Those of you who’ve watched the Twilight Saga movies, but never read the books may be asking yourself, “Who the heck is Bree Tanner?” Even if you did read the entire Saga you may still be wondering, “Why the heck did Bree get her own book?” You are not alone.

I read the entire saga and have seen all of the movies so far and this is the question I asked myself before reading this novella as well. Of all of the characters in the entire series, why Bree? She was hardly a notable character, only being seen briefly at the end of the battle against the newborns in Eclipse. I could certainly think of several other characters that would be better suited to have their own story told. (Like finishing “Midnight Sun” from Edward’s perspective.) So again, why Bree?

Stephenie Meyer states in the beginning of the book, “Personally, I never figured out why some of my characters take on strong lives of their own, but I’m always happy when they do. Those characters are the most effortless to write, and so their stories are usually the ones that get finished. Bree is one of those characters,…” as her reasoning for releasing this novella. I suppose as a writer myself I can relate to how some characters speak to you more than others and for this reason I gave the book a shot with an open mind. And I’ll admit it wasn’t bad. Continue

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The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Movie Review

Posted on 09 Jul 2010 at 8:17pm

Warning: The following contains spoilers. If you have not seen this movie or read the book and do not want know what happens you shouldn’t read this review

Unlike New Moon, I did not attend the midnight showing of Eclipse and for several reasons:

1. My movie watching companion (my sister) had to work
2. I wasn’t as amped for the movie as I have been in the past (see reasoning below)
3. I’d rather not be there amongst all the rabid screaming little girls this time

So I saw the movie last Saturday morning instead, three days after its release (obviously I couldn’t wait too long) and I was happy with this decision. The theater was fairly packed, but there was no one on either side of our seats and since it was so early the majority of the crowd were people my age or older (basically woman who don’t squeal as much). I was surprised by the amount of men in the crowd for Eclipse in comparison to New Moon, but my sister replied to that comment with, “They’re only here because their girlfriends made them come.” While she’s probably right, Eclipse was by far the best male targeted film of the bunch and my favorite so far. Continue

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Eclipse – Behind the Scenes Look

Posted on 15 Jun 2010 at 3:00pm

Behind the scenes on the set of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse with Kristen Stewart (Bella Swan) and director David Slade. Photo provided by Summit Entertainment. Click to view full size.

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The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Soundtrack

Posted on 13 Jun 2010 at 3:00pm

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Soundtrack has finally been released! You can purchase it HERE. The track list is as follows:

1. Eclipse (All Yours) – Metric
2. Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever) – MUSE
3. Ours – The Bravery
4. Heavy In Your Arms – Florence And The Machine
5. My Love – Sia
6. Atlas – Fanfarlo
7. Chop And Change – The Black Keys
8. Rolling In On A Burning Tire – The Dead Weather
9. Let’s Get Lost – Beck and Bat For Lashes
10. Jonathan Low – Vampire Weekend
11. With You In My Head – UNKLE (Feat. The Black Angels)
12. A Million Miles An Hour – Eastern Conference Champions
13. Life On Earth – Band Of Horses
14. What Part Of Forever – Cee Lo Green
15. Jacob’s Theme – Howard Shore
16. The Line – Battles
17. How Can You Swallow So Much Sleep – Bombay Bicycle Club

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The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner

Posted on 12 Jun 2010 at 5:49pm

Looking for something to read to get yourself pumped up for the release of Twilight Saga: Eclipse? “The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner” is what you’re looking for. It’s the latest addition to Stephenie Meyer’s “Twilight Saga” and it gives us a perspective from the newborn vampire, Bree Tanner, that we are introduced to in the war of Eclipse.

You can purchase this hardcover copy HERE. One dollar of every sale goes towards the American Red Cross!

Product Description provided by Amazon:

Fans of The Twilight Saga will be enthralled by this riveting story of Bree Tanner, a character first introduced in Eclipse, and the darker side of the newborn vampire world she inhabits. In another irresistible combination of danger, mystery, and romance, Stephenie Meyer tells the devastating story of Bree and the newborn army as they prepare to close in on Bella Swan and the Cullens, following their encounter to its unforgettable conclusion.

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Official Twilight Saga: Eclipse Movie Poster

Posted on 17 Apr 2010 at 6:26pm

First promo poster for the Twilight Saga: Eclipse featuring the love triangle – Edward, Bella, and Jacob. June 30th can’t get here any sooner!

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The Twilight Saga: New Moon – It’s finally here!

Posted on 20 Nov 2009 at 9:07pm

Warning: This review may contain spoilers based on the book and the movie. If you have not read or seen New Moon you may not want to read this article.

Twi-hard fans across the world have anticipated this day, the release of New Moon, like no other fan before them. Theaters were packed to the brim at the special midnight showing of New Moon last night and fans did not leave disappointed. I was one of them. Continue

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Cast of New Moon at Hot Topic Promo Tour

Posted on 11 Nov 2009 at 3:50pm

Kristen Stewart (Bella Swan), Robert Pattinson (Edward Cullen), and Taylor Lautner (Jacob Black) greet fans at the first leg of the Hot Topic New Moon Tour and introduce the rest of the cast as a surprise. Continue

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E! Online – Kristen Stewart Interview

Posted on 10 Nov 2009 at 3:47pm

E! sits down with Kristen Stewart, Bella Swan on The Twilight Saga: New Moon while the cast is on tour to promote the November 20th release of New Moon! Continue

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