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Dark Tower Trailer Is FINALLY Here!

OMG!!!!!! ITS SO INCREDIBLE! I’m so excited! There definitely looks to be some differences but either way…I am so excited!

What are your thoughts?

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Beauty and the Beast (2017)

Starring

Emma Watson – Belle
Dan Stevens – Beast
Luke Evans – Gaston

Summary

“An adaptation of the fairy tale about a monstrous-looking prince and a young woman who fall in love.”

-From IMDB.com

Beauty and the Beast (2017)
From imdb.com

Review

So while I was waiting for this movie to come out, watching the trailers and all, I was sooo excited. I was counting down the days for it to come out. Then, it was released and I started to hear mixed reviews about it. However, I still really wanted to see it as Beauty and the Beast is such an amazing Disney classic. But, now that I’ve seen it, I was slightly disappointed.

Now, don’t get me wrong, it was definitely enjoyable to watch, however the singing really bothered me. I LOVE Emma Watson, but she is clearly not a singer because she was always auto-tuned and you could really tell. This really bothered me. A big part of the movie is the music and almost all of the actors were able to sing as well as looked the part, however while Emma looked exactly like Belle is supposed to, she wasn’t able to sing that well and it really really killed the movie for me. So that was why I was disappointed.

However everything else was fantastic. The acting was really good, the costumes were fantastic and it kept quite close to the original movie however there were a few small differences. But it was nothing too severe that was different that it messed the movie up. It was still the same old Beauty and the Beast.

I will probably see it again because why not! I mean it was very good visually. My biggest problem, especially as a musician, was the music. They could have gotten someone else to sing the songs and just had Watson dub it probably as this has been done before. But the producers decided to stick it out…and it detracted from the movie significantly.

Would I pay to see it? No. Will I buy it? No. But I may borrow it from my library and watch it again when it comes out.

Overall, I had much higher expectations and am slightly disappointed.

Thankfully I still have my original to keep my happy.

Happy watching!

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Book Meme

I generally don’t post these kinds of things, as that’s not the purpose of the blog, however I saw this one today and I couldn’t resist.

I recently re-watched Beauty and The Beast in anticipation for the movie coming out tomorrow (squeeeee!!!), and I was so excited about all of the books in the movie. Like I totally connected with Belle being an outsider because she likes to read so much!

I mean, I love the Prince through it, and all the music had me in tears (‘cus my childhood), but all the books.

QOTD: How about you? Do you love the movie as just a movie, or as a reader, do you just want that massive library?

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Deepwater Horizon (2016)

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Starring

Mark Wahlberg – Mike Williams
Kurt Russell – Jimmy Harrell
Douglas M. Griffin – Landry
James DuMont – O’Bryan

Deepwater Horizon
From Amazon.com

Summary

 

“Mark Wahlberg leads an all-star cast in this unforgettably powerful film inspired by a thrilling story of real-life heroes. For the one hundred and twenty-six people aboard the Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig, April 20, 2010, began like any normal day. Before day s end, the world would bear witness to one of the greatest man-made disasters in U.S. history. DEEPWATER HORIZON reveals the brave acts of the men and women who rose to the challenge and risked everything to lead others to safety.”

-From Amazon.com

Review

This movie was such an eye-opener and I had no idea. When I first saw the trailer, I knew that I wanted to see it. However, I didn’t have time to go and see it in the theatres, and I was also unsure of how good it was going to be. I had heard good things about it however it slowly dropped off my radar (with all the other amazing movies on the way or that have come out recently). But I was traveling recently and it was on the entertainment system in the plane an I had to watch it. I will be re-watching it due to the fact that it was such a good movie and the tiny screens on planes do not do it justice.

First of all, when you heard about the BP oil spill in 2010, you heard about it through the news from the corporate perspective. You saw pictures of the oil rig, and of the spill, however you never really got to hear about it from the people who worked on the rig and what they went through. This movie really helped you understand just what happened to them and how the entire situation was just because of bureaucracy, in short. So due to the new angle that it shows about the situation, I do recommend watching it.

Second, the acting was phenomenal.  It wasn’t anything special with the acting as all the characters were based off real people and real events and it felt like a dramatization in every way, which I really did like because you got to learn something, not just be entertained. I learnt so much about the entire situation that I had no idea about before I watched it.

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As for how they portrayed it, they did an amazing job. The entire situation when the pressure started to build with the oil to the final explosion really kept you on your toes and questioning what would happen next. The ending also was really good in my opinion because of how realistic it was. (Not spoilers) When people were saved and finally made it back to a hotel while they waited for family members to get in or to be sent back to their destination, the survivors were walking through the lobby and family members who didn’t know where their family were, were there yelling at the survivors. The survivors had an idea of who lived and who died but you had this scene of a family getting into Mark Wahlbergs characters face and you could see the shock and confusion in the character, as well as the anger and confusion from the families who weren’t informed of the situation and unsure what to expect. It was really quite chilling. And it ended with you just feeling so confused and unsure of why these kinds of things happen, to such a shocking intensity.

The movie does have language, and is quite graphic with the injuries (bones are visible) which I was not prepared for, however it was as realistic as it gets.

I honestly think that this movie did a fantastic job of telling the story from the workers perspective and seeing how corporate really caused this to happen.

If you haven’t seen it, I really do recommend checking it out and watching it. However, find a fluffy movie for after as you will need a pick-me-up.

Happy Watching!