I'll start with Eclipse last night.
Big thanks to Victoria for the pictures. Not being allowed to have any kind of electronic device is kind of a pain because if you have something on you, then you have to check it, and then pick it up after the movie or show. So thanks to Victoria for keeping her camera to take pics, even though she had to check it.
Kristen, Victoria, Kassie and me arrived at the theater pretty early. The theater didn't even know where we were supposed to line up or anything. So we went to eat in the theaters lounge, which was really nice!
Of course as soon as we ordered some food, we hear that people are starting to line up. We scarfed our food down, prayed that Rob wasn't lurking around somewhere to see us scarf, and then headed down to the line. We were like the 3rd group in line. Yay!!!!
Oh yeah!!!! We are totally in the right place. The marquee actually said Eclipse at first, but I think they changed it to T.S.3 because of crashers.
Finally we got to the Oprah table to get our wristbands and popcorn coupons.
Oh the fun you can have with coupons and wristbands! LOL!
We had to take all these pictures of our coupons because when you turn them in for the actual popcorn and drink, you don't get them back. :(
Once we got into the actual theater, we had decent seats and then spent the next hour waiting impatiently for Eclipse to begin and speculating whether or not Rob, Kristen and Taylor would show up for the screening. How could we have even dreamed that at that moment Rob was ringing doorbells in Naperville and other suburbs!!! (More on that later in my Oprah post!)
Okay, are you ready for Eclipse?????
I absolutely, positively loved Eclipse more than New Moon and even more than Twilight. It was that good! Yeah, there were a few moments where you could tell that they hadn't quite finished, but all in all amazing. At one point, 2 of the wolves were still in cartoon form....to be filled in later, but that was really the only obvious sign that it was a work in progress.
Rob was gorgeous in Eclipse. He is much happier, less angsty. There were a lot of really really close up shots of his face....*sigh*, but Kassie pointed out that you could kinda see the make-up more. He wardrobe was hotter and more casual....I really hated that suit in New Moon.
His eyes eyes look gold in this pic, but I am sure they were black with thirst in this part of the movie.
Kristen was really great. I thought she was less twitchy. The wig had it's good moments and bad moments. If she kinda had her hair swooped to the side off her forehead, it looked natural, but when it was parted down the middle, it looked very wiggy.
Taylor....is it possible that his abs got bigger, better and tighter? Holy hotness Batman!!! I'm not team Jacob, but man did Taylor look good. I think you guys will love his one liners, a little preview for Breaking Dawn. The tension between Jacob and Edward is really really there, and brings out some great lines from both Taylor and Rob!
The Cullens - Rosalie, Alice, and Esme looked much better, and very bad ass in the fight scene. Emmett looked hot as usual and he had some great one liners, but Carlisles hair was a bit of a hair helmet. I loved Jasper, despite his hideous hair, because that cute little Southern drawl made up for the bad hair and Jasper had a lot more to say in this movie!
Riley is totally hot, but Victoria is not. I miss Rachelle. Dallas Bryce-Howard doesn't quite pull of bad-ass as well as Rachelle.
Highlights from Eclipse
-First of all, Eclipse has way more LOL moments than either of the other 2 movies combined.
-Definitely some hot and heavy making out with Edward and Bella. Me likey!
ooooh, Bella throwing Edward to the ground! Nice!
-Edward totally goes off on Jacob after he kisses Bella and she breaks her hand. Like he is really pissed! Not the angry, but still very calm Edward in the book. Really pissed off, yelling at Jacob, Edward. I ♥♥♥♥ angry Rob! He's so freaking hot!
-The proposal included hot and heavy making out, the leg hitch (YEAH BABY!!!!!) and a very, very, (like brings tears to your eyes!) emotional Edward asking Bella to marry him. AWWWWWWWW!!!!!!! It was really sweet. The best line here is after Edward thwarts Bella's advances, and she's like saying, you don't want me, and Edward is like, "Bella, believe me, I WANT TO" GAH! You just gotta love the way Rob delivers that line!!!!
-The tent scene is basically what it is in the book. I don't think you'll be disappointed. The only thing that is missing, which I would have loved to have in the movie, was Edward unzipping the sleeping bag and Jacob falling out on the cold floor of the tent.
-The fight scene is kick-ass! I know it wasn't totally done and fine-tuned yet, but you will love it. Everyone in the theater went "oooooh!" during the fight.
-Jasper telling Bella his backstory! You will love Jasper's accent, and he is cute as hell in the flashbacks. Then after he comes back to the present, he and Alice share a cute little lovey dovey kissy moment. :) Yay!
Okay, those are some of the highlights that are popping up in my weary, sleep-deprived brain. I think I'm probably telling you way too much, and this post is already too long. I've decided to make it a two-part post. Part 2 will be about the Oprah show.
PART 2:Whew! That last post was....um....LONG! As I was typing away, I realized that I needed to divide this into 2 posts. So this post is going to be about our Adventures at the Oprah show.
The adventure started this morning when I had to set the alarm for 3:50 a.m. (shit, I better remember to fix that!!!!) to get get ready to go. Things were going along great, until I ripped the sleeve of my brand new Twilight shirt. Luckily I'm pretty handy with the needle and thread, but that just threw me into a tailspin, because now I'm running late.
We got down there a little after six and we got in line. Of course, there are no bathrooms in the line for Oprah....so now WTF are you supposed to do??? I had to walk over to Subway and buy a stupid bag of chips just to the bathroom. Seriously. Maybe Oprah has some deal with them, because everywhere I went had signs that said bathrooms for customers only. Subway was the one place I could use the bathroom and spend the least amount of money. Anyway, I made it back to the line, just in the nick of time before we went in. Whew!
In the waiting room, we waited, very impatiently, for and hour and a half. That was torture, I tell you! Torture. We were sitting across for one of the groups of lucky girls that Rob paid a visit to last night, and they showed us their picture with Rob. They told them that they were going to be Skyped into the show and that they were coming to their house to set up, and then they showed up with Rob! The killer part is my sister Barb got a call on Monday about the Skype thing and if they picked her, she would need to be available Tuesday night. So she was in the running!!!! So close!!!!!! I really think, judging by the girls that were picked, that they were really looking for the 14 year old group.
Anyway, when they called our numbers, we actually got pretty good seats! Not down in the very front, but in the stadium farthest on the right facing the stage. So we were like, 30 feet away from Rob maybe. When Rob, Kristen and Taylor came out, the audience lost it! Seriously! It was crazy. Rob was wearing a brown button down shirt, jeans and those famous shoes that he has that match Kristen's. Kristen was wearing capri length leggings, a olive green long top and gorgeous heels. Taylor was the most dressed up with a suit jacket and pants, dress shoes. Side note - Taylor's dad was in the audience. Trying to keep a low profile on the show, but they did get him to talk to us before the show, and he has the same voice as Taylor!
Here are some things to look forward to when you see the show:
- the video of Rob visiting those houses last night was freaking hilarious. The one house, they took forever to answer the door, and when the finally did, Rob was like, "I was about to break into your house". At the second house, Rob rang the doorbell, and a dog started barking. So Rob is like, "oooh, they have a dog" and then he kinda woofed at the dog. SOOOO CUTE!!!! The best part was watching Rob watch the videos because he is like cracking up at himself, but you can tell he's kinda embarrassed too.
- they also did one in LA where Taylor surprised a sorority of girls and they all are getting to go the Eclipse premiere!
- Oprah asked THE question about what is going on between Rob and Kristen. You knew she would. They just keep coming up with newer and better ways to completely avoid answering that question. Today Rob's response was, "Kristen is pregnant!" LOL Then Kristen said, "But he's carrying it" She said something like do you really think these hips could handle giving birth or something like that....I can't remember exactly what she said, but something goofy like that, and then of course that was it. They never answered the question.
- Rob mentioned that he was getting ready to film Water for Elephants, and me and like one other person were like "woohoo!". Me and that other person must have been the only 2 that have read it I guess. LOL
- One girls stood up and talked about how much she admired Kristen, and while she was talking, we are right behind her!!!! I don't know how well you will be able to see us, but look for the pink shirt (me) and the green shirt (Victoria). Then Kristen called her up on the stage and gave her the ring she wore, I think she said in Twilight.
THE BEST MOMENT! Kassie and I had been kind of daring each other to yell Rob when it was quiet during the breaks. Then finally, at the last break, Kassie, being the brave woman that she is, yelled "Rob!" and he looked at us, so we started waving like idiots, and he smiled and waved back!!!!! We just about died right there and then. The a few minutes later, when they were leaving, the went past us and Victoria called Taylor and he looked and smiled.
Upon leaving, Oprah told us that we would be getting Bella's ring! So we all got a certificate to send in for Bella's Engagement Ring! Then there were some ladies outside passing out Eclipse posters and Burger king crowns! Sweet!
Kassie, Kristen and Victoria....If you guys remember more details, add them in the comments, because I know I'm forgetting stuff in my tired haze.
I know we took some little videos and have more pictures, but I have to go to bed, so I will post now. Enjoy!!!!
Source Part 1: twilightjunkiesanonymous
Source Part 2: twilightjunkiesanonymous
Thanks to Marie and twilight junkies anonymous. :D