Beauty And The Beast. I think everyone knows, how the story goes, but this was something. I can describe this movie with just one word: MAGICAL. This movie is pure disney magic. I had really high expectations coming to this movie, because Beauty And The Beast is my favorite Disney tale. And I’m so pleased with this movie. Don’t get me wrongl, there were still a few little mistakes, but if you don’t focus on them too much, you’ll definitely enjoy the movie, I did. I completely loved it.
Warning: Slight Spoilers
Let’s start with the cons, and those were mainy the “controversies” surrounding the movie. The LGBT LeFou, the dress and the reviews saying it’s too similar to the original. Let’s start with the LGBT Lefou. Gay LeFou is barely in the movie, he doesn’t even have that “great” scene that they were so promoting, there is actually nothing like that. It was a bit disappointing, because it just showed that they used it mainly for promotion. And his plot wasn’t that interesting. Then there’s the dress. I’m not a fan, but I do have to say, the way they introduce the dress is effin brilliant. Even though it’s a piece of trash compared to the original, the dance scene looked so gorgeous. And the reviews…I mean, it is a remake, what were you expecting? It’s the same story as the original, but it’s so much more mature. And they even answered some of the questions from the original, for example why don’t people remember that their prince is gone. And another small complaint is Gaston. He’s not the charming, self absorbed narcissist many people adore, he’s actually far more evil than the original. He’s like truly a villain. Some people don’t like this change, I’m actually quite a fan of the new portrayal.
Now to the pros, starting with the performances. Emma Watson as Belle delivers a jaw dropping performance, she truly is Belle. Everything about her character is just amazing, I didn’t know it was possible, but they improved Belles character so much. Next Dan Stevens as the Beast. Even though the CGI looked sometimes not real, he delivered a very good performance. The chemistry between Belle and the Beast was so much more improved from the original, with them having little fun and cute moments. Everyone else did also very good job, but the performance I have to higlight is Kevin Kline as Maurice, Belles Father. He was spectacular. They gave him a backstory and made his character much remarkable. His relationship with Belle is just beautiful. Next on to the songs. OMG, they were incredible. The reworked old classics plus the new songs, it truly felt like a musical, and I would’t be surprised if Disney would be interested in making one. My favorite was for sure the Belle scene. Everything was just perfect. Also the sets were completely enchanting. The castle, the village, even the forest, all looked so magical. And as I previously said, they made the movie much more mature, mainly in the main romance. And boy, they did a great job. The entire movie feels like a more sophisticated version of the original and I highly recommend you checking it out.
Hi so I’ve heard of this app called bit city on the appstore for the iphone. I’ve only played it for like 10 minutes. So I dont know if theres anything to worry about. But basically its a city builder like simcity but much simpler. Its free but you can pay for in app purchases. Its cool and I think you might enjoy it. Also apparently its rated 12+ for “mild fantasy violence” so be careful. I’d recommend this for older teenietots (I mean by how old you regress not how old you actually are lol) I’m posting this so hopefully I can make an masterpost of good games for teenietots.
“The BEST action movie ever made” I scoff; as I read the only review on the front of the Mad Max Fury Road DVD. That’s a bold claim; I think to myself …I HAVE NEVER BEEN SO WRONG. AND I HAVE NEVER READ A REVIEW SO RIGHT.
Hello I am here to bring your attention to the Chilean film “Una Mujer Fantástica” (”A Fantastic Woman”). It’s directed by Sebastián Lelio (Gloria) and you wanna hear some good stuff? It’s a movie about a trans woman, with the lead role played by anactual trans woman. Hollywood is shook. The lead actress is called Daniela Vega and critics are calling her performance “ravishing”, “stellar”, “remarkable” and “exceptional”. Just a couple quick reviews:
“[A] stunning, deeply involving portrait of a woman with the borderline superhuman capacity not to hate herself for who she is, no matter who else does.” - The Playlist
“The movie represents a huge leap in terms of trans narratives onscreen, but by any standard, it’s a powerful drama of a woman whose suffering never dims her determination to keep moving forward.” - THR
Here’s the trailer:
[tw for transmisogyny and death]
And a summary:
Marina and Orlando are in love and planning for the future. Marina is a young waitress and aspiring singer. Orlando is 20 years older than her, and owns a printing company. After celebrating Marina’s birthday one evening, Orlando falls seriously ill. Marina rushes him to the emergency room, but he passes away just after arriving at the hospital. Instead of being able to mourn her lover, suddenly Marina is treated with suspicion. The doctors and Orlando’s family don’t trust her. A woman detective investigates Marina to see if she was involved in his death. Orlando’s ex-wife forbids her from attending the funeral. And to make matters worse, Orlando’s son threatens to throw Marina out of the flat she shared with Orlando. Marina is a trans woman and for most of Orlando’s family, her sexual identity is an aberration, a perversion. So Marina struggles for the right to be herself. She battles the very same forces that she has spent a lifetime fighting just to become the woman she is now - a complex, strong, forthright and fantastic woman.
So what I’m saying is: go support this movie. Show the world that stories about trans people sell and are a success. Support this movie with a real trans actress in the lead.
I would first like to thank Little Brown for sending me an ARC of this novel along with three other novels by Matthew Quick. This book was so inspiring and eye-opening to me in retrospect to how people feel when they think that no one cares and how sometimes families and people appear to be something when they’re really not. This was my first Matthew Quick novel, and it’s safe to say that I will definitely be reading more of his work very soon. The characters in Every Exquisite Thing are relatable to a wide spectrum of readers and develop beautifully into people who are aware of what they what from the world and what they want from themselves. I loved how we are immersed into Nanette’s life and her mind. This really allowed me as a reader to understand Nanette and her feelings throughout the novel and help me form an idea of who she was in my head. I highly recommend this novel to fans of All The Bright Places, it truly captures the same feel and essence that All The Bright Places brings to the table and goes even further than I imagined. This novel will truly change your perspective on life and how you will see the world.
Today I went to a screening of Gifted and boom went my ovaries. CEvans is at his lumberjack daddy finest. I would like to thank his mom and dad and billions of years of evolution that brought us the pinnacle that is CEvans soulful eyes and stupidly beautiful face. Also, thank you CEvans for your exercise and diet regime because damn. I could write odes but I won’t instead here’s a quick review with out much in the way of spoilers of the movie outside of CEvans and his fine.
1) I did not cry like I was expecting to, but the part that made me cry was definitely a twist I didn’t see coming from the trailer.
2) Damn the grandma is cold af. But I also understand her in a way I didn’t expect to.
3) This movie was a lot funnier than I thought it would be. Like it’s pretty fucking clever with its lines.
4) McKenna Grace, the kid actress, was good at acting and whoever wrote the script I think actually spent time around 6/7 year olds as she sounded reasonably like one.
5) Octavia, Octavia, my love and light, did not get as much screen time or character building as she deserved.
6) Jen Slate, I feel your character’s dilemma over Frank. I too would have that problem and would make the same choices.
7) Back to the bae, CEvans, thank you for playing in general, every straight girls dream boyfriend. A smart, caring guy who loves the kid he’s determined to look after with a bit of rough on the edges.
8) and finally Fred oh Fred, darling darling Fred. You are so important and cute and I would pet you all day you adorable kitty you.
So a bit of trigger warning SPOILERY stuff of things that are central to the plot: suicide, foster care, toxic parents, bit of bullying/violence between children.
Once the movie does actually come out in theaters, I will possibly write something about how I feel about gifted kids and what happened in the movie but now I have to get ready for work.
Quick thought about new game: Just did one ending with Shunichiro Tachibana. First of all, I will let the fact that mc didn’t find out who the man was slide, they needed that to proceed the story, fine. First impression was okay, ya know the typical manipulative, teasing alpha BUT he does seems like “human”. Not ridiculously genius or lucky (and annoying) like Eisuke who’s always trying to win and have it all. Shun steps up and solves his problem, earning MC’s respect and love for real. That part I truly appreciate. Mc isn’t as annoying as usual and the conflict she has is real enough to relate, you know the part where your head keep telling you to hands off the man but your body just act on its own. All and all, I give it a 65-70. Have played enough Voltage games not to have my heart pounding these days but it’s not a let down. He isn’t my first choice though he sometimes looks sexy, funny I find the Dr. Most interesting…. I look forward to playing all men apart from the bartender cuz I like older guys. Frankly, I haven’t been interested in Voltage games for some time now (since ASA) so I’m glad there’s something different. Also office background actually gives this game more diversity and relatable, higher chance to date your boss than a mobster or a master thief and a freaking billionaire =P
Quick* thoughts and review on tonight’s episode. (*Quick for me. So…Probably long. Oops, yeah. Look at that.)
First and foremost: A female baddie! More please!
As @raccoonsmate4life has already said, this was a sneaky good episode. This reminded me of when Wilson did “Cancel Christmas:”entertaining with some solid character moments and scenes even though it wasn’t overall very heavy. It helps the series balance for both viewers chilling on the couch each Sunday before a new work week and the ones furiously typing with their pals online. (Not naming names, but I offered to throw a certain raccoonish lady some ice a couple times tonight.)