Tough…

Who do you think of when you hear, Top 5 TOUGH female movie characters in cinema? Here are mine. Would love to know yours…

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Hard Candy’s Ellen Page

Hayley Stark seeks revenge… a vigilante in her own right. Warning: This is a tough movie to watch.

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Underworld’s Kate Beckinsale

Selene of the Underworld, is a strong force to reckon with. She’s not a deadly machine, without cause. She strictly acts to help protect the very essence of her coven.

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The Hunger Games Jennifer Lawrence

Katniss Everdeen of District 12 is a poised fierceness that is both a protector and a warrior for her people.

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Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’s Rooney Mara

Lisbeth Salander of Stieg Larsson’s creation in “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” is a thought provoking survivalist. A modern fermale protagonist that projects a great internal human strength.

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Whale Rider’s Keisha Castle-Hughes

Paikea (Pai) is a beautiful child, whom by custom is not allowed to inherit the leadership of her culture’s tribe because of her gender. Through her strength of personality and love, she is able to tear down these walls and bring about change.

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Underworld: Awakening

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Underworld: Awakening, a photo by Premium-Format on Flickr.

Selene, (Kate Beckinsale) is at it again, in the newest and fourth installment of the Underworld series. Strong, fearless, and radiantly riveting on screen, Selene possess a kick ass strength that clearly transcends the likes of ‘girl power.’

In “Underworld: Awakening,” the human race is working aggressively to eradicate the diseased, those infected to become lycan or vampire. The humans feel threatened, and as a result almost kill them entirely off. Each species left to recoil in hiding, fear of being found again and annihilated. Just as Selene (Beckinsale) and Michael Corvin (Scott Speedman) almost reach freedom from the humans grip, an explosion takes place, and 12 years later Selene awakens, from a coma like state, inside a frozen tomb of ice. In typical Selene kick ass fashion, she flees the scene, but when later returning in search for subject #2 who she has learned is Michael’s and her daughter, Eve (India Eisley), she notices a third ice filled chamber with her beloved Michael frozen inside. No time to free him, she breaks a whole in the chambers glass wall. Nearing the end of the flick, we see Selene once again in this labratory, the third chamber empty- Michael’s chamber… wholly heck, right? The movie ends, and in the theater, I just sit. Thinking…what happens next? Selene and Michael must find one another, and together will need to address both the human and lycan threats. Because let’s remember: the vampires and lycans are still at war with one another, and each of them are at war with the humans. No one is playing nicely.

With all that said, it can be most likely declared that the fifth edition of this series is going to be epic. Well, maybe not exactly epic…but, ok EPIC! If you have not had the chance to check out this movie, and are a fan of the series, I highly recommend you see it. It’s still in theaters, so grab your favorite gal or guy and make a date night out of it. You won’t be disappointed. Though, if you’ve already had a chance to see “Awakening,” I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Breaking Dawn (Part 1)- the acting, the abs, and don’t forget, the music

So should I tell you I’m like most every other young girl or “mom” fan, and say that this movie rocked, the books are excellent, and I’m already standing in line for the final installment of the series… Well, that just isn’t my style.

Don’t get me wrong, I do like the movies… key word is ‘like’ here.  I do not love, or have a head over heels type of adoration for this movie or the entire series as a whole. It’s what I like to call a guilty pleasure. I’ve always been drawn to the vampire/werewolf genre. I mean, one of the best series out there in this genre is the Underworld series.  The Twilight movies are fun to watch. The soundtracks ARE amazing. I own none of the movies, but I do own the “Eclipse” soundtrack. Those on the team designed to build the soundtrack for the movies, created an enjoyable collection of music that if for not any other purpose, gives the movies another layer of appeal.

Like most gals, I do enjoy the element of romance in my movies, and let’s face it, these Twilight movies are a big draw in that regard. Plus you add in vampires and werewolves, and you got yourself two hours of some popcorn chomping bliss.  I am able to enjoy the whole lot of it- the characters, the story, the music, and yes the awkward acting (at times). Plus Jacob’s abs. They are an added bonus on the screen, are they not?

For those who have not seen it yet, (and who am I kidding. You all have seen it, am I right?), I figure you can expect the same caliber and value of entertainment as you did from the previous ones. If you have enjoyed the past ones, I figure much the same is to be expected this go around. I don’t think it’ll disappoint, …though it might (as heard it actually has in some cases… though, that could be heresay).

Weather you have yet to see it, or are on your 10th viewing of the film, I highly recommend taking a moment and reading this gem. A fellow blogger and her thoughts on the on viewing this film. Such a fun read. Check it out.