Tag: Dan Stevens

Mar 21

Beauty and the Beast (2017) Review

I believe one of the best animated movies of all time is Disney’s Beauty and the Beast in 1991. Even critics and the academy agree as it became the first animated movie to receive an Oscar Best Picture nomination, competing among the best such as JFK and The Silence of the Lambs.  The Silence of the Lambs was a formidable opponent and considered one of the best movies of all time. Had it competed on a year when nominees where mediocre at best (trust me we are seeing more of that lately), it would have stood a chance.

When Disney announced it was releasing a live action version of the movie, I could almost imagine all the things that can go wrong with it.  Of course, we all held hope that Disney would create magic once again.  Well, we finally saw the movie last weekend.  It was not a total disaster.  But it still could not hold a candle (or a candelabra ha ha ha) to the original animated movie. ( Read more )

Nov 21

Disney’s Live Action Beauty and the Beast

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In an entertainment industry which has found success in gore and the post apocalypse, it is refreshing to know we can still look forward to movies that feature love stories without all the drama of terminal disease, unfaithfulness, or even suicide. I am talking about the live action version of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.  I can still remember falling in love with the animation version decades ago and I swear I can sing along with almost every song in the movie.  To know it’s coming out in live action is quite exciting and scary. Scary because of the big possibility they can mess up one of the most beautiful animated movies of Disney or the actors will be forced to sing the song themselves to make us cringe. ( Read more )