Archive for the ‘DVD Romance’ category

DVD REVIEW: Twilight

November 20, 2009

Based on Stephenie Meyer’s best-selling vampire romance novel, TWILIGHT follows the saga of high school student Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) who moves to a small town where she begins a forbidden love affair with Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson)– a school classmate who is secretly a 108-year old vampire. The emphasis of the movie is on romance and Stewart and Pattinson provide a quality sense of spark. The supporting cast is strong and the independent feel of the film lends itself to the story. Four Stars.

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DVD REVIEW: Ghosts of Girlfriends Past

November 19, 2009

Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Garner star in this delightful romantic comedy that takes its supernatural plot line from Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol. In GHOSTS OF GIRLFRIENDS PAST, McConaughey skillfully plays confirmed bachelor Connor Mead whose womanizing ways threaten to destroy his brother’s wedding day. Visited by the ghosts of girlfriends past, present, and future – Connor sees the errors of his womanizing ways and comes to rescue the wedding. McConaughey, Garner, and Michael Douglas all turn in fine performances, as does Lacey Chabert as the bride. Four Stars.