Today, I made good on my promise to take my wife to the Twilight / New Moon Saga. I'd put the first 25 or 30 minutes of the movie up there with the most boring of any I've seen. At least it picked up from there almost edging into being an average movie in my opinion. In fact, it's not up with other Kristen Stewart movies. The very underrated Adventureland, for example, blew it out of the water, in my opinion.
Here's a couple mostly spoil-less thoughts. Those who have seen the movie (or I'm told read the books) will know what I'm going with these.
- The highlight for me was this Alice quote, "Leave it to you, Bella. Anyone else would be better off when the vampires left town." The real quote is longer, but gives a little more of the story away.
- The whole concept of the movie - seemed somewhat lifted from The Real Ghostbusters - Episode 38 - No One Comes to Lupusville. Click through for some subtle hints there.
Also in the previews we saw Letters to Juliet - really the whole movie - in about 3 or 4 minutes. After it, my wife and I turned to each other and said, in unison "And that was a good movie." The screen then flashed to show "Coming Soon", and three other people in the theater commented how it was already out and they just saw it.
And now the personal finance links:
- Are you too busy for vacation? Brip Blap explores the answer.
- Digerati Life explains why lottery winners go broke: prospect theory at work.
- Frugal Dad shares how you can end 87 percent of problems at work in 72 hours.
- Generation X Finance gives 5 reasons why you will retire broke and unhappy. Are you guilty of number 5?
- Million Dollar Journey says a little food planning goes a long way.
- Here's a guide with holiday shopping tips to avoid debt by Money Smart Life.
- Check out My Dollar Plan for additional frugal ways to celebrate the holidays.
- The Sun's Financial Diary asks why throw money away?
Other Top Personal Finance Posts:
- Free Money Finance talks about mindless spending: frequency matters more than height.
- All Financial Matters takes a moment to address a Dave Ramsey fan's comment from an older post.
- Get Rich Slowly shares a reader story: budgeting for a lifestyle change.
- Moolanomy gives some tips for buying a new computer.
- The Smarter Wallet asks unemployment benefits set to expire soon?
- The Money Ning provides tips on how to save money on cruises.
- Bill Eater blogs on car buying: the secrets to negotiating.
- Don't Mess With Taxes writes 2,074 pages + $849 billion = Senate health care bill.
- Not Made of Money teaches readers how to negotiate spending differences with your spouse.
- Joe Taxpayer posts on the housing boom and bust.
- Rich Credit Debt Loan asks why is it bad to cancel a credit card?
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