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Wow. I really love this movie! I saw it for the first time the day it came out on DVD. I then watched it again with the audio commentary the next week, and I want to watch it again soon!

I had not read the books before watching the movie. I didn’t even really know that much about it, I just wanted to get it since I thought it looked good, and it was so popular!

When I started watching it, for about the first 30 minutes, I thought it was very slow, and very stiff. The actors didn’t seem like they were acting, almost just like they were just saying the lines without knowing what the words really meant. But after the first 30 minutes, it got better!

After Bella and Edward meet, which was very awkward by the way, the movie picks up speed, and starts getting better! Bella doesn’t understand why Edward doesn’t want to have anything to do with her, or why he is so rude to her. After he saves her life, twice, he starts being a little more nice to her, but when she asks why his eyes color changes, he leaves rather abruptly!

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Bella starts to wonder who, or what Edward really is, after her friend, Jacob, tells her the legend of the Cullen family. After she spends awhile on Google, she starts to realize that Edward is a vampire!

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Edward admits to being a vampire and Bella, knowing that he might just decide to kill her at any minute, doesn’t really seem to care. She knows in her heart that he could never hurt her. Edward isn’t your normal vampire. And neither is his family, the Cullens. They don’t drink human blood, only those of animals. So in a way they are ‘vegetarians’. Bella feels safe with him, and they start to fall in love.

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After awhile, Bella meets up with the three ‘bad’ vampires. They think that Bella would make a nice dinner, so soon Edward and Bella are on the run. I won’t give away any spoilers, but their is a pretty good scene where Bella is about to die, and Edward has to save her, by drinking some of her blood. He doesn’t know if he can do it though, without killing her. I’ll just say, that Bella does live.

I love the prom scene at the end of the movie! I thought it was really good! I won’t say to much about it though, or it will give away the movie!

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This is a pretty short review of Twilight, but I didn’t want to give away to much for those of you that haven’t seen it! I will say that this is the best movie I’ve seen in quite awhile! I have now read the book, and am quite that fan! I am now buying the shirts, posters, etc! I just can’t get enough of Twilight!

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I thought the actors, especially Kristine Stewart (Bella) and Robert Patterison (Edward) where amazing in this movie!  I also thought they did a very good job bringing the book to life. I also thought that they did a pretty good job of keeping the movie the same as the book.

I can’t wait to see New Moon which will be coming out in November! I hope it will be as good as Twilight! I

I give this movie a 9/10!

This movie stars Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson and James Dean, with Carroll Baker, Jane Withers, Chill Whills and Mercedes McCambridge. Taylor plays a lady who marries a Texan. She moves to Texas with him, and finds out how different it is then where she lived before.

This movie, based on things that really happened, stars James Stewart, Vera Miles, and Murray Hamilton. Stewart plays one of the first FBI men when the FBI first got started. This was a really good movie! I give it a A-!

This film noir movie stars Alice Faye, Dana Andrews, and Linda Darnell. Faye plays a simple girl who lives in the county with her sister. Then one day Andrews, a con man, comes to town. He seems to be falling in love with Faye, but her sister thinks that he’s only after their family fortue. I give this movie A-!

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This movies stars Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, and Hugh Marlowe. When a spaceship lands in Washington D.C, it causes quite a stir! The alien refuses to reveal his mission to any one government! What will they do? I really like this movie!! I give it a A!

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This movie stars Olivia de Havilland with Mark Stevens, Leo Genn, and Celeste Holm. Virginia Cunningham (de Havilland) is a girl who is married, has a nice home, and is a talented writer. But something is wrong. She starts being confused and even violent. She is confined in a mental instutution. She has to go through many hard things there. This is a very good movie, and de Havilland did a great job in it! I give it a A-!

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This movie, based on the diary of Anne Frank, stars Mille Perkins, Joseph Schildkruat, and Shelley Winters. Anne Frank and her family had to go in hiding during WWII, because they were Jewish. They, with another family, had to hide in a Amsterdam attic fro 2 years. This was a very good movie, but very sad. I give it a A-.

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This movie, based on the book by W. S Maugham, stars Tyrone Power, Gene Tierney, John Payne and Anne Baxter. Power plays a guywho is a soul-searching WWI veteran who is in love with a high class gal, Tierney. Power decides to leave her and his career to travel abroad while trying to find the real meaning of life. This is a okay movie, Power and Tierney did a great job in it, but it was rather boring! I give it a C-.

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This movie stars Will Smith, the last man on earth. He is immune to the virus that has turned everyone else into vampires! He has to survive, while trying to find a cure for everyone. Is he the last man on earth, and will he survive? This movie was REALLY good, but very sad!! I give it a A!!

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This movie stars Bette Davis and Charles Boyer with Jeffrey Lynn, Barbara O’Neil, Virginia Weilder, and Henry Daniell. It’s based on the novel by Rachel Field. Davis plays a governess in the sad household of Boyer. Boyer plays a man who has a rather mean and cruel wife who becomes extremely jealous of Davis because she thinks she’s stealing the love of her children. This is a GREAT movie! I give it a A++!

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This movie stars Myrna Loy, Fredric March, Dana Andrews, Teresa Wright, and Virginia Mayo with Hoagy Carmichael, Gladys George, and Harold Russell, and introducing Cathy O’Donnell. This is a story about 3 guys returning from the war, and each of them comes home to something different. The one guy comes home to find that his wife was really only in love with the uniform, and not him. The other guy comes home to find that he doesn’t really know his 2 now-grown kids, and the last man comes home after loosing both his hands, to find that his family doesn’t really know how to act around him. This is a great movie! I give it a A++!! Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

Another classic staring Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Ann Ruthford, George Reeves, Butterfly McQueen, Leslie Howard, and Olivia DeHavland! It takes place during the civil war. I give this movie a A++!!

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This version stars Lon Chaney Jr, the son of the great silent screen actor, Lon Chaney. Chaney Jr. plays a guy who gets bit by a wolf, and when ever their is a full moon, he turns into one! This is my favorite version. It also has a great supporting cast with such actors as Claude Rains, Bela Lugosi, and more! I give this movie a A-!Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

These 3 Left Behind movies star Kirk Cameron, Brad Johnson, Chelsea Noble, and Clarence Gilyard. Suddenly millions of people have vanished around the world. The only people who are left, are the people who didn’t believe in God. These movies are based on the Left Behind series. They are SO good! I give the first 2 an A and the 3rd one a A++!!Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

The 3rd LOTR movie. It won 11 Academy Awards! “The final battle for the Middle-earth begins”.

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This is the 2nd LOTR movie. It has the same cast as the first one. It was nominated for 6 Academy Awards. Frodo and Sam have to try to find their way to Mordor. Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketThis is the first LOTR movie. It really sets up the story for the other movies. It won 4 Academy Awards! It stars Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Cate Clancehtt, John Rhys-Davis, Billy Boud, Dominic Monaghan, Orlando Bloom, Christopher Lee, and Hugo Weaving.

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John Garfield, Thomas Gomez and Marie Windsor star in this film noir movie based on the novel by Ira Wolfert. Garfield plays a Wall Street lawyer who’s brother is a racketeer. I give this movie an A-!

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It was a 2 year wait, but it was worth it! WOW! I really loved it! It stars Matt Damon, Joan Allen, Julia Stiles, and Paddy Considine. This movie really didn’t give you a chance to catch your breath! It’s pretty much non-stop action! Most of the fight scenes and car chases are TOTALLY unbelieviable, but still cool. It’s kinda funny how after a 7 minute non-stop fight scene, he only walks away with a little cut on his hand! That got a lot of laughs! Also their is a car scene, where he totally crashes,  but only walks away with a slight limp. This movie was almost 2 hours long. It was SO good! It really seems like their should be a 4th movie. I hope their will be, because it seems like the did the ending so that their would be another one. I give this movie an A++++!!!!!Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketPhoto Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketPhoto Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

“John Garfield gives a tour-de-force performance in this adaptation of Hemingway’s ‘devastating drama’.”

John Garfield play a crooked jockey who has to keep throwing races. This movie also stars Luter Adler and Micheline Prelle. This was John Garfields last movie. I give it an B!Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketShe made over 280 shows!! Her first show aired in 1950. Each was about 30 minutes long, and were like a mini movie. She was named America’s best dress actress, because at the beginning of each show, she would do her ‘famous’ swirl through the door to introduce the show, and she would wear a newest designer dresses. The first season is out on dvd, and I give it an A+! They really did a bad job restoring it though, which was dissapointing. 

Deanna Durbin made 21 movies. Here is a list and description of her movies.

Three Smart Girls~1936

This was Deanna’s first movie. She plays the youngest of three daughters whose parents are divorced. When they find out that their dad is going to get remarried (and that their mom is still in love with him) they deciede to go to New York (not having seen their dad in years) and try to get them back together again! This movie also stars Ray Milland, Barbara Read, Nan Grey, and Binnie Barnes.Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

100 Men and a Girl~1937

In this movie, Deanna plays a girls whos dad is a struggling musician. She tries to get jobs for him and 100 men who are also struggling musicicans! This movie also stars Adolphe Menjou, and Leopold Stokowski. Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

Mad About Music~1938

This movie has Deanna as girl whos mom is a famous actress, but no one can know that she has a daughter, because they might think she’s old. So Deanna stays at a bording school in Switzerland. She also dosen’t have a dad, so she makes one up! This movie also stars Herbert Marshal and Gail Patrick.Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

That Certain Age~1938

In this movie, Deanna falls in love with her parents house guest (he’s old enough to be her dad!)! This movie also stars Melven Douglas, Jackie Cooper, and Irene Rich. Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

Three Smart Girls Grow Up~1939

This is the sequal to Three Smart Girls. Wedding bells are chiming for her 2  sisters, but there’s trouble. They aren’t in love with the guys their engaged to, so Deanna helps out!Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

First Love~1939

In this movie, Deanna gets her first screen kiss. It’s a fairy tale type movie. She has a ‘evil’ cousin and aunt and meets her ‘prince charming’ at a ball! This movie also stars Robert Stack, Eugene Pallette, and Helen Parrish.Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

It’s a Date~1940

In this movie, Deanna’s mom is a famous actress who want’s a role in a play that they have given to Deanna. This movie stars Walter Pidgeon and Kay Francis.Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

Spring Parade~1945

This is a harder to find movie of hers. This movie fairy tale like. She gets a fortune and everything it says starts to come true! It also stars Robert Cummings and S.Z Sakall. Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

Nice Girl?~1941

Deanna, in this movie, falls in love with a man that works for her dad (the guy she falls in love with much older than her!)! This movie also stars, Franchot Tone and Robert Stack.Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

It Started With Eve~1941

This is my favorite of all her movies! A guys dad is dying, and the dad wants to see his sons fiance. Not being able to find her, he grabs Deanna and offers to pay her if she’ll just pretend that she’s his fiance for a few minutes. The dad gets better though, and they have to keep up this charade! This movie also stars Robert Cummings and Charles Laughton.Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

The Amazing Mrs. Holiday~1943

In this movie, Deanna is trying to help world war 2 children that have been left behind. This movie also stars Edmond O’Brien and Bary Fitzgerald.Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

Hers To Hold~1943

Another hard to find movie. This was a sequal to Three Smart Girls Grow Up, but it’s pretty hard to tell. She falls in love with a flyer in the war. It also stars Jospeh Cotton.Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

His Butlers Sister~1943

In this movie, Deanna thinks that her brother is rich, only to find out that he really is a butler to a famous playwrite. She deciedes to take a job as a maid too, so that she can audtion for him! It als stars, Francho Tone and Pat O’Brien.Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

Christmas Holiday~1944

This was Deanna’s first and only film noir movie. She falls in love with a guy who turns out to be a murderer. It also stars Gene Kelly.Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

Can’t Help Singing~1944

This was Deanna’s only color movie. She goes west to find the guy she want’s to marry, and ends up on the Oregon trail.Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

Lady on a Train~1945

In this movie, Deanna is on a train and looks out her window and sees a man killed, but no on will believe her! This movie also stars David Bruce.Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

Because of Him~1946

Deanna deciedes to go to the big apple in hopes to be a sucessful actress on the stage. This movie also stars Franchot Tone and Charles LaughtonPhoto Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

I’ll Be Yours~1946

Deanna plays a girl gets a job working at a movie theater. She meets a lawyer and falls in love with him. This movie also stars Tom Drake.Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

Something in the Wind~1947

Deanna finds out that her aunt was once in love with a high society guy, but they family didn’t approve. This movie also stars Donald O’Connor.Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

Up in Central Park~1948

Deanna plays a immigrant from Ireland back in the 1800’s. It also stars Vincent Price.Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

For the Love of Mary~1948

This was Deanna’s last movie, even though she was only 27. She plays a switchboard girl in Washington.Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketThis movie stars Claude Rains as the phantom, Nelson Eddy as Roul, and Susanna Foster as Christine. It’s based on the book by Gaston Leroux. This is my favorite Phantom movie, and I think Claude Rains is the best Phantom! Susanna Foster plays a GREAT Christine, she has a wonderful voice and can even sing the G above the high C!!!  I give this movie an A+++!!Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

This movie stars Joan Crawford, Jack Carson, Zachary Scott, Eve Arden, and Ann Blyth. It’s based on the novel by James M. Cain. Mom (Crawford) will do anything for her daughter (Blyth). Even murder. I give this movie an A!Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket  Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

This dark, film noir movie stars Lana Turner and John Garfield. Based on the book by the famous 40’s writer, James M. Cain, Garfield plays a handyman who finds a job at a gas station. The gas station is run by a husband (an older man) and his young wife (Turner). Garfield and Turner fall in love and Turner persuades Garfield to murder her husband to get him out of the way. I LOVE this movie!! I give it an A++!!Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketPhoto Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket