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I am totally addicted to this show! They aren’t on anymore, it ran for 7 seasons, and all 7 season are now out on DVD (they also have an amazing Collectors Edtion set with all 7 seasons in a super neat box)

The first 4 seasons are my favorites. Loralie is a single mom or Rory, a smart funny teenager. They are really more like best friends then mother/daughter.

This is a great show, but like I said, the first 4 seasons are the best. As the show went on, it really got different. Rory went from being a girl-with-her-head-on-her-sholders type of gal, to a kind of rebellious, I don’t care anymore type. And it wasn’t as good after Rory went to college.

If you’re looking for a great tv show to get addicted to, check out seasons 1-7 of The Gilmore Girls. I can promise you that you won’t be disappointed!

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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!

Here is a list of some of my favorite Christmas movies and cds! All of the movies are available on DVD!

it_a_wonderful_life_dvd_large“It’s a Wonderful Life” Starring James Stewart and Donna Reed. This is a classic, black and white Christmas movie!

images“White Christmas” Starring Danny Kaye, Rosmary Clooney, and Bing Crosby. This is one of my favorite Christmas movies! It has the best music, and great dances!

“Holiday Inn” Starring Fred Astair and Bing Crosby. This is a great Christmas, or any holiday movie! It’s a classic black and white, musical.

e52“Holiday Affair” Starring Robert Mitchum. This is such a good movie! They also re-made it in the 90’s. Both versions are great, but I think I like the original the best!

i“Gremilns” Ok, this isn’t exactly a Christmas movie, but it does take place during Winter, and during Christmas!

3243“Noel By Josh Groban” This is Josh Grobans first Christmas cd! It’s really great, and I’m not even a Christmas music type of person!

images1Ashley Tisdales “Last Christmas” single. You can get this song on ITunes! It’s really good!

yrt“Bishop’s Wife” Starring Cary Grant and Loretta Young. This is a really good, fun Christmas movie!

images2“Christmas in Connecticut” Starring Barbara Stanwyck. This is such a funny movie! It’s one of my favs!

yrt1“Mrs Santa Claus” Starring Angela Lansbury. This is a cute Christmas musical! Angela Lansbury is really good in it!

Here are some scans of pictures of the cast of HSM that I found in some magazines! Enjoy!

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This comedy stars Tyrone Power and Gene Tierney. This was such a funny movie!

Tyrone Power plays Thomas Jefferson Tyler, a ace reporter who wants the inside scoop on heiress, Sara Farley (Tierney). Tierney falls in love with him, but once she sees what he wrote about her, she gets just a little upset! So as payback, she decides to tell all the newspapers that she and Thomas are married! She goes on with this little joke through the whole movie, even though he keeps begging her to tell the truth! This was SUCH a funny movie! I really recommend it! Tyrone Power and Gene Tierney were very good together. They were also in “Razors Edge”. I give it a A!

This drama stars Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, and Claude Rains. It was based on the play by Louis Verneuil, and produced by Henry Blanke.

Davis plays a pianist, Christine Radcliffe. One day, she finds out that her boyfriend (Henried), Karel Novak, is not dead like she thought. She finds him and sees that he is still playing the cello, as he was before the war separated them. When he goes to her apartment, he finds it’s lavishly decorated with expensive paintings, furniture, and furs in her closet! Where did she get all this money, since she’s only a music teacher? Well, she says that they are gifts from her students, and he believes her.

Later, Karel and Christine marry. They have a wedding party, and suddenly Claude Rains (his character’s name is Hollenius) ‘crashes’ their party. He seems very upset, and Karel is a little confused. Hollenius talks about how he was her teacher for many years, and how he feels like she’s a daughter to him, but you can tell it was deeper then that!

That’s when the deceiving and lying start! She says that there is and never was anything between Hollenius and her, and he still buys it, but he is getting more skeptical as time goes by. Hollenius decides to help Karel out, by auditioning him in his orchestra. He makes it stressful for him, by constantly picking at him. Hollenius decides to hire him for a big concert he’s conducting, but Christine thinks he has something up his sleeve. She doesn’t think he’ll show. She decides to go to Hollenus’s house to make sure that he’s going to go, but when she gets there, she finds out how cruel and heartless he is. She runs up the stairs and grabs a gun. She threatens him, but he acts like he doesn’t care, and like she doesn’t have the guts the pull the trigger! I won’t say how this movie ends, but if your a Bette Davis fan, you can probably figure it out!

This was a very good movie, and I think Davis did a great job in it! Many people say that she ‘over-acted’ in this role, but that’s what made her, her! This isn’t exactly a film noir story, but the camera angles make it one. Their are many diagonal shots, and far off shots. Their are also a lot of shadows, and darkness. A couple intersting things to watch for is when ever Davis and Henrid are in a shot, their is normally something between them, like a window pane, or a piano, or even just a big space. Which shows how they aren’t really together, and their is something separating them. Davis often seems ‘trapped’ in things, like a piano, or a diagonal shot. Just like her lies are trapping her in her life.  Also when Davis, Henrid, and Rains are in a shot together, Rains is always between them, showing how he keeps coming between them in their life. The more you watch it, the more you see these things! Also, if you have it on DVD, their is a GREAT audio commentary by Foster Hirsch. He talks about all these things, and it really teaches you the techniques of film noir!

I give this movie a A!

This movie stars Frank Sinatra, Kathryn Grayson, Jimmy Durante, Peter Lawford, and Gloria Graham.

Sinatra plays Danny Miller, a guy returning from the army to his hometown, Brooklyn. Before he leaves, he meets Jamie Shellgrove (played by Peter Lawford). Jamie is a piano writer, but he’s music is square (old fashioned). Danny decides to try to help him get in the grove by updating his music. He then leaves for his hometown, but he finds out that Brooklyn has changed. As soon as he gets there, he meets a Anne Fielding (played by Kathryn Grayson). She is a music teacher who wants to become a professional opera singer, but she keeps getting turned down. And Danny is trying to get a job singing in a music store, but he’s to afraid to try. So Nick Lombardi (played by Jimmy Durante) decides to help him. (Nick was a janitor in the school that Danny went to when he was a boy).

 

Danny gets the job, and decides to try to help Ann get a job in opera, and tries to get Jamie a girlfriend (Jamie decided to come and pay Danny a visit in Brooklyn). But, as time goes by, Jamie starts to fall for Ann, even though Danny likes her! Everything does turn out alright though, just as all these types of movies do!

I LOVE this movie! I don’t know exactly why, I just love it! I love the songs that Frank Sinatra sings, such as; “Time After Time”, “The Song’s Gotta Have Heart”, “I Believe”, and “Who’s Baby are You?”. Graysons songs are very good, but her voice dosen’t sound as good as in her other movies, it’s much more quite, and not as powerful. Even Peter Lawford ‘tries’ to sing “Who’s Baby Are You?”!  

*Spoiler* I thought it was kind of sad that Danny didn’t get Ann in the end though! For some reason, in  three out of four movies they are in, they never are a couple in the end, even though they seem the best together! I give this movie a A. It’s just a nice, fun movie!!

This movie, directed by Howard Hawk, stars Cary Grant and Jean Arthur. And it co-stars Rita Haywort, and Richard Barthelmess.

Grant plays Geoff Carter, a tough guy who is the head of an air-freight service that operates in very dangerous mountains. Arthur plays Bonnie Lee, a lady who’s on vacation, and gets stuck while waiting for her next boat to come in. She just happens to go to Carters plane place (which also has a little restaurant). She meets Carter, and he’s pretty rude! Later that day, a man dies while trying to land, and Bonnie finds out how cold hearted Carter really is. He doesn’t even bat a eye when his plane wrecks, but he is really just trying to act like a ‘tough guy’.

Bonnie really starts to fall for Carter, till one day, his old girlfriend comes back (Rita Hayworth). That causes a little bit of trouble!

 

This movie has a sad, but good ending. I really like Howard Hawks movies. He was a great director. He made a few films with Grant, such as; “Bringing Up Baby”, and “His Girl Friday”. This movie, although not a comedy, does have some humorous parts, and that helps break up the drama. I give this movie a A+!

 

This movie stars Katharine Hepburn, Paul Henreid, Robert Walker, Henry Daniell, and Leo G. Carroll. Hepburn plays Clara Wieck, a famous pianist who marries the famous composer, Robert Schumann (Henreid). This is a very good movie. I give it a B-.

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 stars Barbara Stanwyck, Barry Sullivan, and Ralph Meeker. Stanwyck and Sullivan play a married couple who go on a vacation to Mexico. They go to a deserted beach to camp there. While at the beach, a pier falls and traps him in the water. Stanwyck must run for help before the tide comes in. On her way for help, she meets a escaped con. This was a pretty good movie, pretty short though (only a little over a hour), but still a good movie. I give it a B.

This comedy stars Myrna Loy and Cary Grant. Loy and Grant play a married couple with two girls who are living in a small apartment in a big city. Tired of always bumping into each other in their tiny apartment, they decide to buy a big old house in the country. It doesn’t go as well as they hope! They find out that they have to tear the house down, and build a new one. But it’s not as easy as it sounds! Every minute something goes wrong, from having no windows to not finding any water for their well! This is one of the funniest movies ever!!!! Grant and Loy are GREAT together! I give this movie a A+++!!!

 

 

This movie stars Cary Grant, Alexis Smith, Monty Wolley, and Eve Arden. Grant plays the famous song writer of the 40’s, Cole Porter. The movie goes through Cole Porters life and the songs that he wrote. This was such a great movie! I really loved it! I give it a A++!!

This movie stars Lana Turner, Constance Bennett (in her last film role), John Forsythe, and Keir Dullea. Turner plays a lady who becomes involved in blackmail, murder, and a life of lies. This was a VERY good movie! And Lana Turner was GREAT in this role!! I give it a A!

 

This movie, directed by William Castle, stars Charles Herbert, Jo Morrow, and Rosemary DeCamp. This movie is about a family who inherits a house, and the 13 ghosts that live there! This was a pretty good movie, not one of my favorite Castle movies though. I give it a B-.

 

This remake of a Ingrid Bergman movie stars Joan Crawford, Melvyn Douglas, and Conrad Veidt. Crawford plays a lady who’s face is badly disfigured. She falls in love with a man who happens to be a blackmailer! This was a very good movie!! I give it a A-.

Nation Treasure 2 will be coming out on DVD on May 20th of this year!

This movie stars Gene Raymond, Franchot Tone and Joan Crawford. Crawford plays a maid who becomes the wife of a wealthy, older man. This was an ok movie, not Crawford’s best, and definitely not one of Gene Raymond’s best movies! I give it a C.

Here is the new picture of the cover of the Tyrone Power DVD set that will be coming out July 26!!

 

This movie stars Joan Crawford and Michael Wilding with Gig Young. Crawford plays a temperamental musical star, who meets a blind piano player, and falls in love with him. This was a really good movie, but Joan’s singing voice was dubbed. I give it a A-.

 

Josh Groban is coming out with a DVD/CD on May 6th of this year! It’s the Awake Live Tour!! I can’t wait to see it! You can also get a 5 track ‘preview’ cd, only at Walmart.

This movie stars Katharine Hepburn, Robert Taylor, and Robert Mitchum. Hepburn plays a scientist who falls in love with Taylor, and then marries him. She starts to think that he’s really a psychotic who’s planning on murdering her. Mitchum plays his brother, who Taylor refuses to talk about. This was a really good movie. I’m not a huge Robert Taylor fan, but he did a really good job in this movie. And Hepburn and Mitchum were really good in this movie too! I give this movie a A-.

This movie stars William Powell and Myrna Loy with Gail Patrick, Jack Carson, and Florence Bates. Powell and Loy play a married couple. On the evening of their 4th wedding anniversary, Loy thinks that her husband is seeing his old girlfriend. So she files for a divorce. He decides to act insane to postpone the proceedings and to have time to prove that she was wrong! This is one of the funniest movies I’ve ever seen! It’s just great! I give it a A++!!

This movie stars Judy Garland (in her last film role), and Dirk Bogarde, with Jack Klugman. Garland plays a American singer who comes to London for a series of concerts. But her real reason for wanting to go is to see her son, who she hasn’t seen in years. This was a really good movie, and Judy Garland was GREAT in it! The songs that she sings are also really great! I give this movie a B.

 

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-!