Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Jewels and Twilight

More random thoughts bouncing around in my head, so thought I would share them here with you. :)

Elizabeth Taylor's jewelry auction at Christie's last night grossed nearly $116 million. Seriously.

I knew Ms. Taylor's had a magnificent jewelry collection, but I was astounded at this news. Heck the La Pelegrina necklace (above) alone brought in $11.8 million. A huge portion of the money raised will go to her AIDS foundation. More of her estate will be auctioned later this week, including film scripts and costumes. In February, her art collection will go up for auction in London.

On another topic, I went with our neighbor to the movies last night. She's invited me to join her book club, so we met up with two other gals from the book club at the cinema. And, what did we see? Drum roll..."Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn." Jealous? Don't be. I went out of curiosity, in addition to getting to know my neighbor better, who is a really great person. But, as far as catching a great film? That didn't happen.

Can I just ask: What is the appeal of Kristen Stewart who plays Bella? Sorry, but I don't think she's the greatest actress. Please, Twilight friends, don't send me hate mail. I can see why the series appeals to teenage girls, and I'm sure I would have loved the book series when I was 14. I just struggled to get past some of the bad acting and dialogue.  Although, with that being said, part one left me hanging so I'm sure I'll have to see the next installment in the theatre come next year. Yes, I hang my head in shame.

Have you seen any good films lately? If so, what?
Image from the New York Times


Main Line Sportsman said...

Best movie I have seen in a while was "Midnight in Paris"

Suburban Princess said...

I think she gives ordinary girls some hope?

I am with MLS....Midnight in Paris was incredible! I cant wait for it to come on DVD! I wish I had been able to see it in the theater a second time.

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Sorry, but I can't understand anyone paying that amount to money for that piece. I am assuming they wanted to support the charity named.
I have got to see Midnight in Paris. Heard so much about it. I don't follow Twilight because my daughter is older.
Have a nice evening.

Proper Primer said...

I actually have extreme opinions about the entire Twilight series which drives everyone crazy. I have read the entire series so that I may properly judge. The beginning of the series is about a boyfriend who will not let his girlfriend out of his sight. She decides to give up college so she can be with him. Awesome. Let us pump that into 16 year old girls. The last book is really mature and just not appropriate for that same 14 year old girl. *jumping off soap box*

helen tilston said...

That is a lot of money from auction.
I did enjoy "Midnight in Paris"
"The Way" starring Martin Sheen and directed by Emilio Estevan is excellent - I would see it again.

Jo said...

Well, I guess this means my husband will have to come up with another idea for my Christmas gift :) I'm jealous you got to go out with the girls and see a movie! I too saw Midnight and Paris and loved it, also saw The Help and loved that one as well.


Glitterista said...

I saw The Muppets this week and although the bf and I may not have been the target audience, I really enjoyed it. I also grew up on the movies, so I may be a bit biased. ;)