Today on YouTube we’re discussing Thorn by Intisar Khanani, a YA retelling of The Goose Girl. Continue reading Watch “Thorn Review” on YouTube
Today on Spotify we’re discussing Thorn by Intisar Khanani, a YA retelling of The Goose Girl. Continue reading Cyn’s Workshop Podcast | Thorn Review
Thorn follows Princess Alyrra, who later becomes Thorena on a journey to discover the meaning of justice and the strength inside herself. Continue reading Review of ‘Thorn’ (Dauntless Path #1)
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By Cynthia Ayala
“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.
Continue reading “A Tale as Old as Time | Review of “Beauty and the Beast””
By Cynthia Ayala
As a war between rival queen sisters Ravenna and Freya escalates, Eric and fellow warrior Sara, members of the Huntsmen army raised to protect Freya, try to conceal their forbidden love as they combat Ravenna’s wicked intentions.
This movie had so much potential, but all of it went down the drain. At first look, it seems like a great move for Universal to distance itself from Stewart and the director Rupert Sanders of the previous film because some bad press is bad press. That scandal hurt sales, everyone knows it, and it did not receive many great reviews, probably the biggest fault in the previous was the story which wasn’t praised. This film, while written by different people, suffers that same problem.
Continue reading “A Bitter Disappointment | Review of ‘The Huntsman: Winter’s War’”
By Cynthia Ayala ’17 / Emertainment Monthly Staff Writer
The last book in Chainani’s trilogy, “The Last Ever After” is a charming novel that is very mature, fun, and adventurous, giving new life to old fairy tales. Continue reading “Review: “The Last Ever After” is a Perfect Fairy Tale Ending (The School for Good and Evil #3) – Emertainment Monthly”
By: Cynthia Ayala
Everything old is new. Agatha and Sophie have gone their separate ways, while Sophie stayed behind with the beautiful young and evil School Master, Agatha and Tedros were whisked away to Gavaldon. But with Sophie and the School Master declaring their love for one another, they have given evil past and present their chance at re-writing old fairy tales, putting everyone in mortal danger. Evil has taken over and the fate of all fairy tales lies with Agatha, Tedros and Sophie finally putting an end to their fairy tale.
Continue reading “The Perfect Fairy Tale Ending | Review of ‘The Last Ever After’ (School for Good and Evil, #3)”
By: Cynthia Ayala
A beautiful fairy tale come to life. Cinderella captures the real beauty of the story, of a girl who is stripped of her title, of the person she once was by the cruelty of her stepmother and stepsisters.
Lily James plays Ella, nicknamed Cinderella by her wicked stepsisters, and the daughter of a merchant who becomes a widower. But after a few years he opens his heart to Cate Blanchett and takes in her and her daughters.
Continue reading “‘Cinderella’ Reveals True Beauty | Review of ‘Cinderella’”