I missed the total lunar eclipse–the first total lunar eclipse to coincide with the winter solstice in over three centuries. I had my alarm set, but just couldn’t wake up. This phenomenal coincidence will not occur again until 2094. So unless a cancer cure is developed (I understand that, if you die of nothing else first, you will eventually die of prostate or breast cancer), I won’t live to see the next one. However, on the light side of the moon, I will likely see more total lunar eclipses (I’ve seen one before, in fact)–and a total lunar eclipse is amazingly beautiful, no matter what time of year it occurs.
Of course, keeping tradition, I’m also referring to the third Twilight film, Eclipse, which I purchased on DVD, and watched a few nights ago. It was enjoyable enough, despite the fact that my drool-goddess Rachelle Lefevre did not appear in this one. But the Twilight Saga has worn thin, as all movie sagas do, eventually–especially since Bella remains with Edward, despite the fact that he cannot even keep her warm, as Jacob can. (Realizing this, not only would I rather be a werewolf than a vampire, I’d also rather have a werewolf woman as my mate!)
Anyway, I recommend two other recent films far better than Eclipse: Inception and Splice. Inception you’ve probably heard of, but Splice you probably haven’t. Splice is every bit as cool as Inception–in a different way. Though both films are science fiction, Splice leans more toward the horror genre. In fact, I haven’t seen such delightful weirdness and dark humor in a sci-fi since the 1986 remake of The Fly. So unless you’re caught up in the Twilight Saga, don’t bother with Eclipse. But do check out Inception and Splice (both available on DVD).