My thoughts on Beauty & The Beast…

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I am so sorry that I have been away these past couple of weeks, life has been keeping me busy but I’m back now and here to stay. Now, let’s get on with this… I’m here to tell you my thoughts on Beauty & The Beast (2017) and just to let you guys know, since the movie just came out I will not be talking in detail about some of the changes that were made so you guys can enjoy in full if you haven’t watched it.

 movie_poster_beautyandthebeast_b1fe30dcI watched Beauty & The Beast this past weekend and I can honestly say that as a child I loved the 1991 animated version and I still do which made me very excited about this movie, especially after how amazing the live-action version of Cinderella was.

This live-action version of the 1991 movie is very, very similar to the animated movie though a few things were changed, removed or added and with these modifications many questions that were left unanswered by the 1991 version finally got their answered. They also included more elements from the original French story which I thought was really nice.  

The classics songs that we knew growing up at still there as well as a few additions but it all works great! My favorite musical number in the whole movie was Be Our Guest and it’s not hard to guess why. The whole time I was watching that scene I just felt like a child again watching something magical happening and in a way it was magical, at least to me. As a child I loved watching that scene and I was looking forward to watching it in this version and I was not disappointed as I’m sure you won’t be if you haven’t watched it.  

c5f5e3558abdc654c174d414ef6c29b9Now that you guys know that the music is amazing, let’s talk about the cast… I done’t think we could have gotten a better cast and I truly mean this. Everyone was amazing in their roles!

Besides Emma Watson as Belle and Dan Stevens as The Beast/The Prince, my two favorite characters were Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts and Audra McDonald as Mme. De Garderobe, they were incredible! Well, everyone was but they just really stood out to me, but that doesn’t mean Ewan McGregor and Sir Ian McKellen were bad as Lumiere and Cogsworth, the complete opposite. They shine in their roles.

Something that I found really interesting was that we learned more about Belle’s mother in a very interesting way, which I won’t mention because of spoilers but the moment I heard Zoe Rainey was cast as Belle’s mother I was intrigued… and what the film showed us did not leave me disappointed.

So, I would love to know what your thoughts were on this film if you already watched and if you haven’t, let me know if you are going to and if your excited.

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@BeforePhoenix

 

 

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Book to movie….


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So many books now  have a film, from the oldest books to the newest ones… And that’s great! I love seeing a book I enjoyed reading turned into a movie, and I know that there are somethings that can’t be in the movie; the effort is appreciate it. There’s nothing more that I enjoy more when it’s comes to book and movies that a good film based on a good book. One of the best examples of these are: 

  1. Gone With The Wind
  2. The Hunger Games
  3. Anna Karenina 
  4. Romeo & Juliet (1968)
  5. Hamlet (1995)

These five are five books that I really love, no matter how much they make me suffer… And seeing the film versions of these books make my day brighter.Gone With The Wind is not only one of the best books in American literature (in my opinion) but it’s also a wonderful movie and it’s also pretty the reason I love movies as much as I do today. After reading that book I starting readying a lot more. So much that I even read Fifty Shades of Grey, not one of my favorites but at least I wasn’t surprised by the film… And if you havent read it, don’t waste your time; read Gone With The Wind instead.

Let mew know what your favorite Book to Movie adaptation is your favorite.

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Goodbye 2016!

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2016 is coming to an end. I can’t believe another year is gone… this year was full of great things but it was sad as well. I can only hope that 2017 is better. I wish you all the best in this upcoming year. I also want to thank you for reading my blog, it ris allows mean a lot to me that you. 
I hope you have a great day today and that you start 2017 in an amazing way! Love you and thanks again.  

Anna Karenina


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Today I will me telling all about one of my favorite books ever! Anna Karenina. This book I came across after I watched the 1948 movie version with Vivien Leigh (My favorite actress ever) as Anna Karenina. I read the book and I loved the story because it was different and daring, at least it was for its time. The book tells the story of a young woman named Anna who is married to a very important man in Russia but she ends up meeting and falling in love with another man. They eventually get together, even though she’s married and after some time she just doesn’t care who knows about their relationship. Obviously a lot of things happen, she had a few ups and down in her life and relationships and I’m not going to tell you more about it just in case you guys haven’t read the book or watched the movie (any version will do) because I don’t want to spoil the story for you guys… but I really do recommend you guys do one of these two: read the book or watch the movie, because it’s truly an amazing story. I get so excited to just talk about this book, that’s how much I love it! But seriously, I know I already said it, but go read the book or watch the movie; you guys won’t regreat it.

Now, let me know what books do you like. Thanks for reading! Dont forget to follow me on social media.

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Opposition (Lux #5) By Jennifer L. Armentrout


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Opposition picks up about two days later from where the Origin ended. Something that ILOVED from this book was in Katy and Daemon’s POV (Point of view), so we get to see what’s going on inside of both of their minds. This book is full of action and also full of unexpected turns, but that is something you should be used to by now since Jennifer L. Armentrout is no stranger to unexpected twists in this story and they are also really interesting so they are always welcome as long as everything is okay in the end.

Every since I read the first book, I fell in love with the series and the characters and it was kinda sad that this was the last book, but I really liked it. I personally think that Jennifer l. Armentroutdid an amazing job with the Epilogue, though I would really like it if there was another book about Katy and Daemon in the future, maybe married with kids,wouldnt that be lovely?  … but who knows? it may happen someday  (hopefully).

 

Origin (Lux #4) By Jennifer L. Armentrout


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Origin is the fourth in the Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout and I can tell you that after the cliffhanger in which Opal ended I was literally counting the days until this book came out and once it did (on Aug. 27, 2013) I was a really really happy person . 

Something that I LOVED! from this book is that it was on Daemon and Katy‘s P.O.V. and thanks to that we got to see more of Daemon and his lovely personality… and as if we didn’t expect it, this book also ends with a cliffhanger which had me counting (again…) for the day when the fifth and final book from the Lux series, Opposition, came out on Aug. 5, 2014… but Opposition will get a review of its own very soon. I promise. 

Now in Origin we get to meet new exciting characters such as Archer whom I come to love, almost as much as I love Daemon… though I doubt there is anyone like Daemon (At least not in this series) or anyone who can surpass my love for him. [Sighs] Daemon is just so wonderful but anyways this book is just so exciting and things will continue to get even better (Trust me, I know) and by the end of the book you WILL NOT be able to wait until you read the next book… basically what I’m saying is that this book also ends in a cliffhanger, something I’m beginning to think is something Jennifer L. Armentrout loves to do and I don’t blame her, these cliffhangers are just so great even when they leave me in such an awful state of mind.

Spider-Man Homecoming 

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So this exciting, last night we got the first trailer for Spider-Man Homecoming, and it was amazing! We got to see Tom Holland as both Peter Parker and Spider-Man and he is just perfect for the role. I really do think we will become my favorite Spider-Man after I watch this movie. In this trailer we also got a look at Tony Stark and that just got me even more excited for the movie. The Vulture also made an appearance towards the end of the trailer and Michael Keaton is great! I’m really really exited for this movie and I really can’t wait for t to be here! 

Anyways, have you guys watched the trailer? If so let me know your thoughts on it and if you haven’t, then I really recommend that you watch it. 

Thanks for reading! Don’t forget to follow me on social media. 

@BeforePhoenix