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Hello! So I realize that I didn’t blog at all last week and that is because I was super busy! BUT I have returned and we will catch up (get the title now?? eh!? haha I know, knee slapper, right?)!

So we’re going to talk about something that I’m sure will drive some people crazy and others will be way too excited about.

The Twilight Saga

In the case of the novels by Stephenie Meyer, I must say that I’m a fan. You may have read my blog earlier last month where I said a few words about Twilight. Well, I’m going to say it again, just so that we are all clear on the subject – I may not have been among the very first to read Twilight, but I was close.

I was in Barnes and Nobles with my parents in either Omaha or Lincoln Nebraska, browsing through the young adult fantasy/fiction. I saw the cover for Twilight and New Moon and read the back and inside cover. I decided it looked good enough and asked my parents for both in case I liked the first one. (By the way, this is when the second book had just been released.) Anyways, I read both and was stoked. Then I forgot about them after a while until I saw an advertisement for Eclipse at Hastings Book Store in Kearney, Nebraska and told my mom that I had read the first two of the series and was excited for it. In fact, I had to re-read the first two so that I could remember the story. Then after I got and had read the third one, people started freaking out all over the nation and it was Twilight explosion.
My point in telling you all this is to show that I wasn’t just caught up in the hype, I was way into vampires long before that, and that even though I’m a fan, I’m not obsessed over it and can realize that it really isn’t good literature, at all. I mean, Stephanie Meyer IS NO J.K. Rowling or Tolkien. It’s a guilty pleasure series. It’s not difficult to understand, there are no intricate sub-plots or details that make you wonder. It’s fairly predictable and very cheesy. I still like it, but it’s just really not the best thing on paper. The only reason I’m glad it blew up is to show that everyone can like fantasy novels, that vampires aren’t just for goths and emos, and it gets people who don’t read to read – because EVERYONE should read. Seriously.

Now…on to the newest movie installment.

New Moon

Yes, I went to see New Moon at the 12:10am showing with two of my roommates and needless to say, I was excited because Robert Pattinson is hot. I wasn’t expecting it to be good at all considering the first movie was HORRIBLE. Don’t even get me started as to why (the list would take forever). However, I was pleasantly surprised. Kristen Stewart’s acting was better (which honestly, I don’t know how it could have gotten worse) as was Pattinson’s and Lautners. The special effects are very good and the vampire running was done more smoothly. Veronica and Alice’s hair styles/colors are more accurate, too.

Taylor Lautner definitely makes this movie because he is HOT. Don’t get me wrong, I’m officially on “Team Edward” when it comes to the books, but in this movie, you’ll be rooting for “Team Jacob” because Taylor does such a good job.

There is a lot more humor in this one, too. Which is nice considering the last one was all about falling in love and had lots of almost revolting cheesy qualities to it.

Overall, New Moon is still a kinda blah movie, but for fans of the books and for those hoping it would be better than Twilight will be fairly pleased with it.

Fangs and ego trips,

Mary Jane Morgan


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This Week’s Movie Blog

Halloween is just around the river bend (see that?! Pocahontas reference)! Who’s excited? I am!

But, as the title suggests, this is the first weekly movie blog! I will be talking about 3 (to keep it shorter) new movies coming out that I want to see or, well, don’t want to see. We’ll just play it out, shall we?

This Is It

Today was the opening of Michael Jackson’s film documentary, This Is It. It contains behind the scene footage of  Michael’s preparation for the sold out concert tour that was supposed to take place shortly after the tragedy of his passing. Filled with dance scenes, the inner workings of set designs and costuming, it gives the world a peak of the true genius behind the strange facade that the media painted for the public.

Personally, I’m a pretty big fan of Michael. His music is genius, and he was obviously a very talented performer and dancer. It is such a shame that the world lost him just when we thought were were going to get the old brilliance of M. Jackson back.

New Moon

As a disclamer, I read the first two books within the first year of their publications and read them twice before the third book even came out, so (not to go on an ego trip) I liked the Twilight series WAY BEFORE any of this over-rated hype came about. But I will talk about what I think of the books and Stephanie Meyer later, this is the movie we’re talking about!

New Moon looks to be pretty hot with Jacob growing up and of course the ever mysterious Edward Cullen. I actually don’t like Kristen Stewart as an actress or as Bella, but she seems to be portraying more emotion in this movie (from the trailers I’ve seen), so hopefully she’s gotten better. I’ll write a review once I’ve seen it. And yes, to answer your questions, I am going to the midnight showing, because that’s the only way I’ll go. It’ll be a big event and I won’t feel so lame about going to it.

Bright Star

Bright Star is a drama based on the three-year romance between 19th century poet John Keats and Fanny Brawne. It’s playing in the smaller theaters (Varsity Theater in Des Moines, IA if you’re here!) and will probably appeal more to the alternative/indie crowd.

If the trailer is anything to go by, this looks to be an awesome movie. I do know that it’s been out for a while, but I am dying to see it. The trailer for it is below.

And that is all for me. No blog tomorrow as I will be at the Kelly Clarkson concert which I will blog about on Friday! Also, Halloween decorations in dorms on Friday, too!

Souvenir ticket stubs,

Mary Jane

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