favorite childhood movies

louisphotograph  asked:

Hey, can you say things i could do to things just get better? Like mantras or little things i could do. Thank you so much, have a good day.

Here are some things I do whenever I’m in a bad state of mind to shift perspective!

- Make a list of all the things I’m grateful for in my life. Sometimes simply focusing on the things that make you feel happy, empowered, and at peace is enough to improve your mentality. 

- Indulge in an activity I enjoy that shifts my focus away from any issues I’m facing; such as reading, drawing, watching my favorite childhood movies, playing with my pets, gardening, baking, etc.

- Meditate to my “safe space”, which is essentially just a space I visually created in my mind that brings me peace and sanctuary. (I envision my safe space as the inside of a large sun room filled with a variety of plants, crystals, wind chimes, and sun catchers)

- Write down your thoughts and feelings in a journal. Similar to venting to another person, jotting down what you’re feeling is a simple and effective way to release suppressed emotions. 

- Create a vision board filled with pictures of things that make you feel happy/inspired. Manifestation cannot be achieved without visualization! Whether it’s for the representation of your aspirations/goals, pictures of your friends/loved ones, or simply images you find aesthetically pleasing, having a visual reminder of the good things in life is such a simple way to improve your mood. If you don’t want to create a physical “board” per-say, you could size it down by cutting and pasting pictures into a journal, or create a virtual vision board on Pinterest!


Aside from little activities you can do to improve your mood and shift your focus, here are some of the affirmations I repeat to myself whenever I’m going through a rough patch.

- “If I can get through ________, I can get through this.”

- “This pain is only temporary.”

- “I am strong enough to handle this.”

- “I have the power to create change.”

- “I am surrounded by opportunities.”

- “I release all dramas of the past to consciously create a better future.”

- “The person I am is the person I wish to be.”

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why are we never talking about the grinch?

WE ARE THE GRINCH

50 Self Care Ideas
  1. Do some breathing exercises.
  2. Dress in your comfiest clothes.
  3. Go for a drive.
  4. Take a power nap.
  5. Stand up and stretch for a few minutes.
  6. Listen to any happy voicemails you have.
  7. Take a hot bath/shower. Take an extra 5 minutes than usual.
  8. Have a cup of tea, coffee, or hot cocoa.
  9. Cuddle your favorite stuffed toy.
  10. Visit or call a friend.
  11. Make funny faces.
  12. Make a new playlist.
  13. Make a list of movies you want to watch.
  14. Drink a glass of water.
  15. Stick post-its with positive affirmations around your house.
  16. Think of your happiest/funniest memory.
  17. Clean your jewelry and/or moisturize your tattoos.
  18. Watch your favorite childhood movie.
  19. Watch your favorite television show.
  20. Youtube videos of others laughing ridiculously.
  21. Take your dog for a walk.
  22. Go for a walk without your dog.
  23. Play with your cats/other pets.
  24. Clean out your closet. Put out of season clothes in storage.
  25. Learn to cook a new meal.
  26. Light a candle.
  27. Improve your skills at a task you can already do.
  28. Give yourself a massage or have someone else.
  29. Get lost in a book.
  30. Go to the museum.
  31. Declutter your surroundings.
  32. Take an hour (or a full day) just for yourself.
  33. Curl up in a big blanket.
  34. Do a word search, sudoku puzzle, crossword, etc.
  35. Interact with others. If nothing else, ask a cashier how they are.
  36. Fill a notebook with positive quotes/coping skills.
  37. Complete one five-minute chore.
  38. Paint your nails.
  39. Stay away from mood-altering substances.
  40. Write a poem.
  41. Clean out your computer/email/phone/etc.
  42. Color something or draw without thinking.
  43. Send a loving message to someone.
  44. Sing/dance along to an upbeat song.
  45. Step outside and get some fresh air.
  46. Take photographs of/doodle nature.
  47. Dress up and take selfies.
  48. Take a break from your computer and phone.
  49. Find a new hobby.
  50. Fill a box with your favorite things.
Rhetorical Ink Reviews: Beauty and the Beast (2017 Live Action)

**Careful for SPOILERS below**

I will be the first to admit that I’m a HUGE Beauty and the Beast fan. I had the book as a kid, wanted to be Belle, and have had a large fascination with the story and believe it spurned me into wanting to draw more.

So, the Live Action adaptation had HUGE shoes to fill for me before even going in. I tried to look at the film as a standalone and not judge it based on the predecessor…a VERY hard task when watching, I might add.

My best friend saw it with me and she loved it! What did I think? Well, putting ten thoughts alone would not do my favorite childhood movie justice. So instead, I am doing a Top Ten Likes and Top Ten Dislikes. Careful for spoilers!

My Top Ten Likes of Beauty and the Beast (2017):

Originally posted by dailyplanetnerd

10. The set and costumes: Everything has layers and detail and colors that pop but also makes sense for the time period. I LOVED the costumes and even the yellow gown, considering the wardrobe “makes it” in this, grew on me quickly. As for the sets? They are beautifully ornate and have a classic “other worldly” look to them. I could watch the movie over and over to gawk at the scenery and character designs.

9. The Opening Scene: Nothing will ever live up to the deep voice of the narrator and the stained glass…but there was something so fresh about how we started on the Prince, how the dance unfolded, and how the Enchantress appeared. She looked gorgeous and the classic French scene was a welcome addition (more so than others…but we’ll talk of that soon). In any case, it is a worthy contrast from the beginning, when he’s surrounded by beautiful girls, to late when there’s only Belle.

8. Kevin Kline as Maurice: Kevin Kline is a fine actor, and he brings such a charm and dignity to the formerly bumbling character. I still like Maurice in the animated movie, but it makes more sense for Belle’s father to be an artist and hopeless romantic than a “world famous inventor.” Kline’s performance was a highlight for me and definitely added to the movie as a whole.

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7. “Kill the Beast!” I’ll talk more about some other songs below, but this was by far my favorite number; this is EXACTLY what I was hoping for with this song in live action form. It does not disappoint. Speaking of “Kill the Beast…”

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6. We see Gaston and Lefou learning where the castle is: A big question I had as a kid was, “How did they know where to go to find the Beast?” In this, we get our answer. Lefou and Gaston actually follow Maurice to the woods, where he believes he can route them to the Beast’s castle. This backfires on him, but in any case we learn how Gaston and Lefou knew where to go in the first place.

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5. Belle is more an inventor….and a teacher: It makes sense for Belle to be as learned as she is to be more of the inventor. I loved the little scene where she does her own laundry with the contraption she made and is trying to teach a little girl to read. After having to sit through a preview for a CGI movie where the boy character is an inventor and the girl, lo and behold, wants to just be a dancer…it’s nice to see “ahead of their time” people represented in a modern movie’s version of a classic time period.

Originally posted by bigbadroman

4. Lefou paying off the people to dance and help during “Gaston:”

It was a little tidbit to note for the film, but Lefou pays off the people to help dance in the “Gaston” music number; and Belle does pay for the food in the market she gets. It’s little touches like that which help to cement this story in a more “realistic” world.

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3. The ensemble of side characters:

This entire cast was well-chosen. Josh Gad as Lefou? Perfection; he was born for the role! Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts?  She’s about as close to Angela Lansbury as you can get for this role, I feel. Ewan McGregor as Lumiere? I was on the fence about this casting, but it works so well. Luke Evans as Gaston? He fits the part great. Sir Ian McKellan as Cogsworth? Again, I had no clue what to think, but he may have been my favorite in the whole side cast. Even Stanley Tucci and the Wardrobe’s actress were great choices. They really did a perfect job casting the side characters…but as for the main characters…

Originally posted by parkxiaowu

2. Dan Stevens as The Beast/The Prince:

This WAS perfect casting! I know they’ve altered the voice and distorted it to sound similar to the animated Beast. But seriously, the motion capture work on his face and his range of emotion are perfect here. It’s hard to believe, but I care more for his character as the Beast than the animated (for reasons below); plus, the main thing: He looks SO much better as the human Prince. From the opening to the end scene, he may be my favorite character, actor, and part of the film. Definitely a genius casting choice and excellent performance!

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1. All of the added scenes of Belle and The Beast learning about one another:

If I had one, minuscule complaint with the original Beauty and the Beast, it is that we don’t get many scenes of Belle and the Beast “falling in love” and getting to know one another. He saves her, gives her a library, and then they just sort of fall in love post-dance…obviously, it’s not a huge issue, since you’re pacing this out in movie format.

However, I feel this movie allowed more time for these two to connect. Also, they found common ground; first, with their love of literature, but second, with losing their mothers and how their father’s shaped who they were: The Prince’s with hate, and Belle’s with love. It was a beautiful duality and connection created between them and it helped to make the ending better and more satisfying.

Originally posted by partofyourtaleasoldastime

Of course, especially considering the movie is based on a staple of my childhood, it CERTAINLY has flaws, as noted below.

My Top 10 Dislikes of Beauty and the Beast (2017):

10. The obvious Enchantress:

I do like the twist of The Enchantress being Agathe, a character we see throughout the story…perhaps she’s keeping the magic strong? However, there are a lot of problematic elements of her being in the movie so much. For one thing, she saves Maurice, which is good, but then when Maurice confronts Gaston, she doesn’t do anything. She could have stopped all of our conflict! Also, at the end, while she shows up and it does make sense in a technical sense…she just vanishes. Belle doesn’t even see her…what was the point? In the animated movie, the spell was broken without her having to be there. Having her there didn’t answer questions; it created more! It just seemed awkward at times.

Originally posted by luuuuuke-evans

9. Gaston’s “post-war” blood rage?

While I appreciate them trying to flesh out Gaston’s character…this was their choice? He’s got post-war bursts of rage? I love how the animated movie treated Gaston just as the jerk-bro who becomes jealous and can’t stand that Belle chooses someone over him. Here, his villainous outbursts are “justified” by his post-war blood lust. It just seemed almost like a distraction and didn’t seem warranted for me. Gaston is a near-perfect villain. Let Luke Evans do a good job of playing him without trying to make him too complex. Gaston’s not smart enough for that.

Originally posted by luuuuuke-evans

8. The unnecessary additional songs:

Maybe I’m in a minority here, but I wasn’t crazy about the new songs. The Soundtrack of Beauty and the Beast is nearly flawless. Even the special edition with “Human Again” is okay. The Broadway songs they add…are okay. “Evermore” is not a terrible song (we’ll talk more about it below), but the song about “Sunny skies” and “Evermore” are not necessary to make the story better. If you wanted to include them in a “Director’s Cut,” that would have sufficed for me…I just didn’t see the need for them here…again, I’ll touch back on this point twice below.

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7. Don’t bring an arrow to a gun fight:

In the original, Gaston was a hunter, so it made sense he had multiple weapons at his disposal. It also made sense for the time period. And he hunted a lot of deer-like animals, so it seemed fitting that he would shoot an arrow at the Beast and then stab him with a knife….hunting tools for the type of game he hunted.

In this? We just full blown (literally) gun the Beast down. Gaston shoots the Beast three times in the climax. At the very least, he still uses a club like the original. It just seemed like overkill and to me, didn’t make as much sense as keeping like the original would have.

Originally posted by luuuuuke-evans

6. The rushed beginning and scenes out of place:

The opening, I loved; however, once that scene was over, the first thirty minutes seemed SO rushed! They rushed through “Belle,” then moved some scenes around, and quickly went through the reprise! There wasn’t the “wedding proposal” scene with Gaston and Belle! I did LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the reaction of Maurice and Chip, but there were little scenes that were skimmed over and rearranged that just seemed to rush the opening and didn’t let us the audience “settle down” into the film. It’s not until we’re at the scene of Belle running away from the castle that the movie starts to slow down. The editing of the movie in those places was a little disappointing to me.

Originally posted by alittlebiteverything

5. Lefou and the lack of controversy:

Okay, so the last week has been filled with news stories about how Lefou is the first openly gay character in a Disney film. It was a huge source of controversy…but….in all seriousness……you wouldn’t really know that watching this film. It’s clear he cares for Gaston, but the animated picture portrayed that as well. He shares two seconds with a male character at the very end of the movie in a brief dance…but that’s it. All that press and controversy for a tiny scene that seems inconsequential. Eh. Come on, Disney. Commit or not; don’t try to play up something that’s halfway even developed.

4. The Enchantress’s book:

I loved the extra scenes with Belle and Beast developing their relationship over the course of a few scenes. However, one comes out of nowhere and does nothing to the plot as a whole. At one point, the Beast shows her a book the Enchantress gave him as a “joke.” It is able to take them anywhere you think of; and Belle chooses the room she was born in, where her mother dies of the plague. While I DO love a few things about this: the fact that it connects Belle and the Beast more, and it explains what happened to her…it’s never used again. The book is just a one-time only plot device. The scene it was used in was SO out of place! I would have rather Belle had known why her mother died and just talked it out with the Beast than having used this forced book that logically doesn’t fit in with the story.

3. The Beast’s Song, “Evermore:”

I don’t dislike “Evermore,” I don’t…but…in the animated movie, when Belle leaves Beast, he is so heartbroken. He lets out a howl of despair, knowing his only chance of happiness has left him, potentially forever. Here, he immediately bursts into a Phantom of the Opera style musical number. Maybe upon reviewing, I’ll appreciate it. But I loved how the original was so organic and raw…this seemed almost too Broadway and too theatrical.

Originally posted by joleenalice

2. Emma Watson’s facial expressions vs. animated Belle:

I love the original because of the animation, mainly. The expressions and line work showed SO much emotion. Now, I like Emma Watson a lot as an actress. BUT, aside from the wolf scene on….her facial expressions are so subdued. This is most apparent in “Be Our Guest.” Belle in that musical number is in AWE! She is so excited, bewildered, and amazed…but here? She just smiles and watches the show. Granted, Emma Watson would have been watching a Green Screen throughout this; but STILL. She doesn’t even seem in shock or awe…and that I sorely missed in this film. Now, after the wolves attack Belle, Watson’s acting becomes more pronounced. I just wish she could have acted a little more in-character through some of the CGI numbers.

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1. The cut out comedy:

When I asked my brother if he was thinking of seeing the movie, he asked about the fight scene at the end:

Brother: “Do they have the part where Lumiere burns Lefou’s butt? Or Cogsworth with the scissors?”

Me: “No.”

Brother: “What?! How could they?”

There is so much physical comedy in the original that works; here, and yes, I understand that it is “physically” impossible some of the things they do, I still was hoping there would be more of the original comedy. For example, Cogsworth taking Belle on a tour of the castle isn’t even in the FILM! “If it’s not baroque, don’t fix it.” SERIOUSLY.


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THE VERDICT?

The original is near-perfect for me. Still today, it is the better film. If you love the original and are expecting a closely faithful adaptation; they try, but it’s a miss there, because some of the best parts are either condensed or left out.

If you love Beauty and the Beast, but you’re comfortable with them altering parts and want to see new additions to the story? You’ll probably like this!

The original is still better though. If you don’t want to spend the $10 at the theatre, just wait until the DVD or Blu-Ray comes out and watch the original in the meantime.

If you’ve never seen the original Beauty and the Beast? PLEASE watch that one first; it’s better. If you’ve already seen the live action one? STILL go view the animated version; you’ll appreciate it more.

Originally posted by partofyourtaleasoldastime

“So Matilda’s strong young mind continued to grow, nurtured by the voices of all those authors who had sent their books out into the world like ships on the sea. These books gave Matilda a hopeful and comforting message: you are not alone.”

Matilda

1996

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The Three Lives of Thomasina

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A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)

At times the world can seem like an unfriendly and sinister place, but believe us when we say that there is much more good in it than bad. All you have to do is look hard enough; and what might seem like a series of unfortunate events, may in fact be the first steps of a journey.

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1. Selfie
2. How Many Pets Do You have?
3. Dog Person or Cat Person?
4. Diet or Regular Sodas?
5. Biggest Fear(s)
6. Favorite Food(s)
7. Best Friend’s Name(s)
8. Favorite Color(s)
9. Number Of Siblings
10. Favorite Animal
11. Crush’s Initials.
12. Hugs or Kisses?
13. Would You Have Sex On The First Date?
14. Do You Kiss & Tell?
15. First Kiss Story
16. Are You Single?
17. Reason For Your Last Break Up
18. Tall & Blonde or Brunette & A Little Nerdy?
19. 5 Turn Ons
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21. Childhood Best Friend
22. Favorite Childhood Memory
23. Favorite Childhood Teacher
24. Favorite Childhood TV Show
25. Favorite Childhood Movie
26. Favorite Childhood Book
27. Childhood Crush’s Name
28. When You Were A Kid, What Did You Want To Be When You Grew Up?
29. Favorite Childhood Activity
30. Favorite Elementary School Subject
31. Favorite School Subject Now
32. College Major (If In College)
33. If Not In College What Do You Want To Major In?
34. High School Graduation Year
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36. College Of Graduation
37. Private School or Public School
38. Did You Have To Wear A Uniform In School?
39. Was/Is Your High School Big or Small?
40. What Do You Want Your Career To Be?
41. Describe Your Fashion Taste
42. Have You Ever Had A Secret Crush On A Friend?
43. Ideal Date
44. Favorite Nickname
45. London or Paris?
46. Favorite Store
47. If You Could Go Anywhere For A Week, All Expenses Paid, Where Would You Go?
48. Do You Know What You Want To Name Your Kids?
49. If You Could Meet Anyone, Dead or Alive, Who Would It Be?
50. Are You A Light Sleeper?
51. Comedy Movies or Musicals?
52. Favorite Book(s)
53. Favorite Movie(s)
54. Favorite TV Show(s)
55. If You Could Bring Back ANY Cancelled TV Show, What Would It Be?
56. Favorite Actor
57. Favorite Actress
58. Favorite Singer(s)
59. Favorite Band(s)
60. Favorite Song(s)
61. If You Were Stranded On A Island, What 5 Things Would You Want With You?
62. Do You Have An iPhone?
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64. Favorite Fruit
65. Favorite Vegetable
66. What Toppings Do You Get On Your Hamburger?
67. What Is Your Middle Name?
68. 3 Words To Describe Yourself
69. Ice Cream or Frozen Yogurt?
70. Do You Play Any Sports? If So, What Are They? 
71. Pizza or Chicken Nuggets?
72. Broccoli or Cauliflower?
73. Cantaloupe or Honey Dew Melons?
74. Math or Reading?
75. Flowers or Chocolates?
76. Christmas or Your Birthday?
77. Hot or Cold?
78. Pool or Beach?
79. Cake or Pie?
80. Picnic In The Park or Romantic Dinner?
81. How Has Life Changed For You Over The Passed Few years?
82. Would You Say Your Friends Are Truly There For You?
83. Do You Miss Someone Right Now?
84. Have You Ever Had A Friend Turn On You?
85. Where Do You See Yourself In 5 Years?
86. Where Do You See Yourself In 10 Years?
87. What Are You Looking Forward To The Most Right Now?
88. Have You Ever Cried Yourself To Sleep?
89. Who Was Your Last Argument With?
90. Are You Happy With Your Life Right Now?
91. Do You Cry Easily?
92. What Was The Last Movie You Cried At?
93. Do You Save Souvenirs From Vacations?
94. How Many Kids Do You Want?
95. What Are You Listening To Right Now?
96. One Thing You Love About Yourself
97. One Thing You Dislike About Yourself
98. Biggest Insecurity.
99. What Does Your Last Text Message Say?
100. Any Question You Want