The 1991 Disney animated version of Beauty and the Beast was a masterpiece and the crowning jewel of the so called Disney Renaissance. It is still the only animated film to receive an oscar nomination for best picture. The music for the film was revolutionary. It was truly a musical brought to life through striking animation and wonderful voice actors. With that in mind, I wondered if Disney would be able to make a live action version to live up to their animated masterpiece. In some ways it did. Emma Watson has some beautiful moments as Belle during the beginning of the film. As she sings the opening number, and later the reprise, I am immediately drawn to her character. She puts added emotion into the music and the clever camera angles make her look like the beauty described in the lyrics. The castle is beautiful, with French Rococo style and the beautifully imagined living objects. The scene in the library where the Beast shows his affection by giving Belle something that spikes her interest, is moving, yet doesn't quite live up to the original scene. There are dull moments in the castle and scenes that seem out of place, such as when they visit the place from Belle's childhood where her mother died. The added musical numbers are forgettable and add little to the story. I would have preferred if they kept the song "Human Again" instead of adding forgettable and bland songs in an attempt to set the film apart from the animated classic. As for the "gay moment" that has been hyped up for the movie, prepare to be let down. It is nothing more than a 2 second shot of Josh Gad (Olaf from Frozen) who here plays Gaston's goofy sidekick, LeFou, dancing with one of Gaston's followers who was dressed in drag from an earlier gag. That isn't to say that Gad's performance was subpar. His musical number praising Gaston was one of the more memorable moments of the film and it is apparent that he has broadway level talent. All that being said it was one of Disney's better attempts and reviving a classic through live action interpretations. It wasn't a great movie, but the beautiful set, talented musicians, and decent acting made it watchable and even a little enjoyable. 6.4/10
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What I Got:
A @tartecosmetics#tarteist quick dry matte lip paint in the shade rose. Really like the color and brand.
A @doucceofficial Freematic #eyeshadow in the shade 67 Marisa. It's really pretty, but small. I thought it would be bigger because of the packaging it came in.
A @elizabethmott Blending Brush which is super cute. I always love a good brush.
A #FirstAidBeauty Ultra Repair Face Moisturizer and I've already tried this stuff and loved it, so, happy to have this.
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Before I start this what do you guys think about the IV posted on @kendricklamar
To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
For Free? (Interlude)-9/10
For Sale? (Interlude)-9/10
How Much A Dollar Cost-10/10
The Blacker The Berry-10/10
You Ain’t Gotta Lie (Momma Said)
TPAB is Kendrick Lamar's fourth studio album. At first I didn't really like to pimp a butterfly butt quickly grew on me. To pimp a butterfly features a lot of jazz beats and funky eighties like Beats. The writing on this is phenomenal and each song is original and it is very cohesive. It packs a lot of punch in dealing with the message of racism and racial tensions as well as Christianity in songs like U. I truly do believe that to pimp a butterfly is a classic. For lyricism I give it a 5/5, for beats a 4.5/5, a replay value of 4/5, and an overall score of 97%. #kendricklamar#kdot#tde#topdawg#topdawgentertainment#topimpabutterfly#tpab#rapreviews#rap#rappers#dope#music#albumreviews#albumreview#reviews#hiphop#pop#rapmusic