Cinema Sound Off…Breaking Dawn

Okay, I finally did it! Went and saw Breaking Dawn. And what a great movie to celebrate the return of Cinema Sound Off.

So, here goes…..

My good friend, KM Wilsher, and I are heading out to Harkins Theatres each month to watch a choice movie.

We’ll let you know if it’s worth you spending your hard-earned money or not.

CLICK HERE for our rating system

Now…onto the movie.

Synopsis from IMDB:

The Quileute’s close in on expecting parents Edward and Bella, whose unborn child poses a threat to the Wolf Pack and the towns people of Forks


My Review:

Oh wow. I really liked this. When the movie release was nearing, I started wondering where they’d cut it off…and I had an idea.

I guessed it. I won’t say where in case you haven’t seen it, but it was totally predictable–BUT TOTALLY good. They ended the movie RIGHT where they needed to. Got me all ready for the next one.

This first part was really just a set up to the second part as far as I was concerned. I really got the sense of their love story, which is cool with me (I mean, I am a romance writer, you know–LOL).

This one seemed to follow the book more in my opinion.  I remember while reading the book how she jumped into Jake’s POV and I was like, wait, huh? And I could kinda tell that here in the movie, too. Smile

Compared to the other movies, the action scenes seemed better as well as the special effects.  And, wow, how they did the birth scene and stuff. Right on. I’m so excited for the next part to come out to see how they wrap everything together compared to the books.

I’ll have to give Breaking Dawn Five Tickets:



The Trailer:


Now head over to KM Wilsher‘s blog and see what she has to say about it.




Cinema Sound Off

Welcome to Cinema Sound Off!


My good friend, KM Wilsher, and I are heading out to Harkins Theatres each month to watch a choice movie.

We’ll let you know if it’s worth you spending your hard-earned money or not.

CLICK HERE for our rating system

Now…onto the movie.


Blurb from IMDB:

As a string of mysterious killings grips Seattle, Bella, whose high school graduation is fast approaching, is forced to choose between her love for vampire Edward and her friendship with werewolf Jacob


So, you had to know we’d review this one, right? It’s the latest craze. We quick saw it before I left for England so we could review it on CSO for ya!

My Review:

Oh boy. This breaks my heart to say, but I was somewhat disappointed.

I’m sorry. Really. I am a total Twilight fan, you know that. But, what the heck was up with all the corny wigs? Really. Even Bella Swan. . . looked like her hair was a wig. And Victoria? Ugh, first they have a different actress playing the part, but the hair is just too far gone. . . The worst, though, was Jasper. Why can’t he just have normal hair? His scene was just…well…stiff.

Total bummer.

I liked how they did the back story into the tribe and the wicked-awesome fighting scenes. Nice CG. Loved the wolves. Edward still looked constipated pretty much the entire movie which totally bummed me out. You know who I really liked, ALICE. Yep, she was wicked-awesome this one. Despite the wig….LOL.

Overall, I have to rate it pretty high still because the story was pretty true to the book and, well, I just really love Twilight.  It’s kinda like the books, I was able to overlook the over writing (come on, the books were WAY longer than they needed to be) because I was so invested in the characters. To me, that’s the most important thing while reading.

My rating:

4 tickets — See it and share it with a few friends


In case you want to see the trailer:



Okay, so what’d you think of the movie?


Now run on over to KM Wilsher’s blog and see what she thinks of it!

New Moon Spoof

Okay,  I know it’s not Friday Funnies, but as a New Moon fan, when I saw this on @bakersmark twitter post, I had to share.

This is funny.


**So, how many times have you seen New Moon? Did you think it was better than the first?**

The Century

If you have been following my facebook or twitter the past few days, you know I went on a big bike ride this past weekend to celebrate turning 37 years old.

I’ve always heard that people go “through” something each year they creep toward the big one (40 years old).

Well, it seems I’m no exception.

I love to cycle, so I thought what better to challenge myself as I near “old” age (**wink, wink**) than to try something I’ve never done before.

Ride 100 miles–known as a Century in the biking world.

I found a few people brave enough to help me. Bob, Christina, and my sweet hubby, Charlie.

This was at mile 60. We stopped and refueled and rested. Here we are ready to brave the wicked wind that picked up for our last 40 miles

Here's me at the end. My friend, Michele, got me a balloon and hid it in my garage. Man, I was TIRED! Glad it was over.

Charlie took me out for a fun dinner at Red Robin.

I had a monster piece of cake . . . burned a few thousand calories on the bike ride, so I indulged. LOL


On Sunday, we relaxed. I went to see the movie New Moon with some friends why Charlie recovered, cuddled up with our sweet dog, Maddux.

Charlie and Maddux resting

I went to see New Moon for the second time. . . was just as good.

So, I’d mark this down as pretty much the BEST birthday I’ve ever had.

How ’bout you? What’s the best birthday present, activity, or whatever  you’ve had?