A Tale as Old as Time | Review of “Beauty and the Beast”

By Cynthia Ayala

Beauty and the Beast starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Kevin Kline & Josh Gad
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Image Credit: IMDB

“Disney’s animated classic takes on a new form, with a widened mythology and an all-star cast. A young prince, imprisoned in the form of a beast, can be freed only by true love. What may be his only opportunity arrives when he meets Belle, the only human girl to ever visit the castle since it was enchanted.”


A magical live action remake of the classic tale following Emma Watson as Belle and Dan Stevens as the cursed prince. Needless to say—but it has to be said—this film had exceptional casting. Emma Watson has become an exceptional actress, taking on the part of Belle and molding her into something new. She was able to capture the essence of Belle from the original, the stubborn opinionated girl with dreams as vast as the eye could see. And her performance was breathtakingly amazing. She is Belle, there is no question about it. Then there is Luke Evans. God, what a wonderful Gaston he made. Much like Watson, he was the perfect person to take on this role, to sing the songs, the be the perfect narcissist.
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Hot October Reads – Undergraduate Students for Publishing

By Cynthia Ayala

October is the month I’m always looking forward to because it’s Halloween, which is by far my favorite holiday. Of course there’s more to it, something that makes every month special: book releases! Who doesn’t love the smell of new books as they linger on the bookshelves, or that final book in the series one has been dying to read? It’s a little present for avid readers who live by the written word, and this month is no different from any other[…] Continue reading “Hot October Reads – Undergraduate Students for Publishing”

Book of the Month Poll – October 2016

By Cynthia Ayala

I hope everyone enjoyed the poll from last month and enjoyed are looking forward to this months poll. Another month means another poll for your choice of the book of the month for October, quite possibly my favorite month of the year, next to my birthday. Anyway check out the selection below and vote either in the comments below or here on Pollcaster. Happy voting!
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G-Dragon, Kangta, BEAST’s Junhyung make astounding figures from royalties [NEWS]

It was revealed on SBS’s “Good Morning” show that Big Bang’s G-Dragon, Kangta, and BEAST’s Yong Junhyung make an astounding sum from royalties alone. Among idols, BEAST’s Yong Junhyung places third in royalty income. On last year’s July 13 broadcast of MBC’s Radio Star, Yong Jun Hyung was established as the highest earning member of BEAST due to his songwriting. On the show, Yong Junhyung … Continue reading G-Dragon, Kangta, BEAST’s Junhyung make astounding figures from royalties [NEWS]

What Is the Difference Between 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Generation Male Idols? [NEWS/MISC.]

Recently as Tony An from H.O.T. joined a relatively new and young idol group Smash as a member, there has been growing interest in first generation male idols. Male idol culture started back in the late 1990s and is now in its third generation. Today, we are looking at the differences among first, second, and third generation male idols. ◇ First generation: Masculine Charm  First … Continue reading What Is the Difference Between 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Generation Male Idols? [NEWS/MISC.]