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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Top 5 Beauty and the Beast Retelling Must-Reads

By Cynthia Ayala

Calling all Beauty and the Beast fans! The trailer dropped today on Good Morning America for Disney’s upcoming live-action adaptation of their classic animated beauty, Beauty and the Beast. The film, set to release March 17, 2017, and stars Emma Watson as Belle, Dan Stevens as the Beast, and Luke Evans as Gaston.
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Character Posters Released

By Cynthia Ayala

I always love it when they create character posters for films because they always take a very close look at the character and create an element of the character and bring them to life. It’s a trend that continues to grow with popularity and the Star Wars: The Force Awakens character posters are pretty amazing in their simplicity. Continue reading “Star Wars: The Force Awakens Character Posters Released”

New Stars Wars Villain May Have Boba Fett Connection

By: Cynthia Ayala

For anyone who is a true Star Wars nerd, the term “Mandalorian” shouldn’t be foreign to you. After all, it’s the Mandalorian armor that made both Boba Fett and his father, Jango Fett, amazing characters and forces to be reckoned with. But now, rumors are rising that Mandalorians will play a big part in the continuance of one of the most popular franchises. Continue reading “New Stars Wars Villain May Have Boba Fett Connection”

‘The Lion Guard’ coming to a small screen near you

By: Cynthia Ayala

Not one of my more clever article titles, but amusing nonetheless…to me, myself and I anyway.

In any case, two decades ago Disney brought ‘The Lion King’ to screens everywhere and seventeen years ago the brilliant Disney movie with it’s wonderful and cultural music score stampeded over Broadway. But the legacy, far from dead, continues to thrive as ‘The Lion Guard’ begins production.
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The Glass Slipper Finally Appears – First Look at ‘Cinderella’

By: Cynthia Ayala

Disney’s Cinderella is one of those iconic fairy tale movies that shows little girls that just because the world may be unfair around you, that doesn’t mean you give up hope and wallow in despair. It’s a fairy tale that shows hope is the corner stone of all happiness.
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