Morning! I crashed at 10 PM last night, and woke up at 7:30 AM. I feel like a new woman!
Wheatgrass and coffee helped, too. 🙂
And then I tackled my e-mail, which was entirely out of control. I had intentions to do Yoga Sculpt afterwards, but I realized that I was essentially using yoga as an excuse not to get to work immediately. :( Today is definitely NOT a day of rest â€“ I have a lot of writing to do.
So instead of yoga, I made breakfast:
Underneath all that flax and coconut is actually oatmeal. 🙂
My oatmeal contained:
- 1/2 cup oatmeal
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 banana
- Toppings: flax, coconut, brown sugar
Plans for the rest of the day include: writing, shopping, and running. :) Iâ€™m going to H&M with the Husband and Harry this afternoon (I need clothes for my London vacation!) and I also need to squeeze in a run at some point.
My Official New Moon Review
I saw New Moon on Friday night, but I never got a chance to officially review it.
Before we went to the movie, we hung out at Ryanâ€™s house, talked about the books, and watched Rob on Ellen. When we got to the movies, I was taken aback by how many people were there! There were lines in every single hallway â€“ it was nuts!
I thought the movie was excellent. I know some critics are ripping it apart, and I think thatâ€™s because they simply are not fans of the books. If you love the books, you will love this movie.
My grips with the first Twilight film include: really, really bad makeup; mediocre acting; weird Indie-style of shooting; and a lack of dramatic build-up. My biggest fear for New Moon was that the (SPOLIER) werewolves would look super cheesy.
The acting in New Moon was MUCH better. I think someone told Kristen (Bella) and Rob (Edward) that staring at each other, sighing, and biting their lips does not equal emotion (thank God!), and both actors did a MUCH better job of being emotional without being cheesy. I do think that Taylor (Jacob) and Kristen have much better chemistry on-screen than her and Rob (which is ironic, considering that Kristen and Rob are suppose to really be dating).
The CGI effects for the werewolves were so good that I found myself forgetting it was computer animated and just getting into the scenes! At NO point did I think, â€œWow, that looks terribly fake.â€ The fight scenes between the vamps and the werewolves were really well done, as well. Thereâ€™s one overhead shot that shows a bird beating its wings as the werewolves and vamps race underneath (to convey speed), and it was just such a creative shot â€“ I was impressed.
Oh, and the vampire makeup was so much better. During the Meet-The-Cullens scene in Twilight, I want to scream EVERY TIME because you can see Esmeâ€™s makeup line on her forehead. I noticed no visible makeup lines this time around, and I think they toned down the paleness/red lips on Edward a little.
My ONLY issue with the movie was that the ending seemed really, really rushed. It was a long movie (2 hours) but it didnâ€™t feel long, so I wanted them to extend the Italy scenes by at least five minutes. However, the rushed Italy scenes were redeemed by a really excellent Edward-Bella-Jacob conversation at the end.
So, in review â€“ the movie rocked. If youâ€™re a fan, youâ€™ll love it (especially the GREAT cliff hanger ending!). Iâ€™m pretty picky (and willing to admit Twilight was mediocre at best), so if I think it was good, you probably will, too! I canâ€™t wait to see it again. Oh, and I canâ€™t wait for June 2010 when Eclipse comes out. 🙂
(Also, apparently New Moon pulled in more than $80 MILLION domestically on Friday alone, making it the biggest Friday opener EVER).