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.”

—IMDB

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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Fast Paced & A Brilliant Conclusion | Review of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

By Cynthia Ayala

'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2' starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson & Liam Hemsworth
‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2’ starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson & Liam Hemsworth

Realizing the stakes are no longer just for survival, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) teams up with her closest friends, including Peeta (Josh Hutcherson), Gale (Liam Hemsworth) and Finnick for the ultimate mission. Together, they leave District 13 to liberate the citizens of war-torn Panem and assassinate President Snow, who’s obsessed with destroying Katniss. What lies ahead are mortal traps, dangerous enemies and moral choices that will ultimately determine the future of millions.

— Google

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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire | Movie Review

By: Cynthia A. Directed by: Francis Lawrence Screenplay by: Simon Beaufoy & Michael Arndt Based on Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins Starring: Jennifer La  wrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Stanley Tucci & Donald Sutherland A year has passed for Katniss Evergreen, but the nightmares of The Hunger Games that she was forced to participate … Continue reading The Hunger Games: Catching Fire | Movie Review

Percy Jackson: The Sea of Monsters | Movie Review

Directed by Thor Freudenthal Screenplay by Marc Guggenheim Based on The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan Starring: Logan Lerman, Brandon T. Jackson, Alexandra Daddario, Douglas Smith, Leven Rambin, Jake Abel, Stanley Tucci & Nathan Fillion Percy Jackson: The Sea of Monsters is the sequel to the very horrendous 2010 film Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief and continues the adventures Percy Jackson, the son of … Continue reading Percy Jackson: The Sea of Monsters | Movie Review

The Company You Keep

Directed by: Robert Redford Written by: Lem Dobbs Based on: The Company You Keep by Neil Gordon Starring: Robert Redford, Shia LaBeouf, Julie Christie, Jackie Evancho, Brendan Gleeson, Brit Marling, Anna Kendrick, Terrence Howard, Richard Jenkins, Nick Nolte, Sam Elliot, Stephen Root, Keegan Cooner Tracy, Stanley Tucci, Chris Cooper & Susan Sarandon The story centers around recent widower and single father, Jim Grant, a former … Continue reading The Company You Keep

Effie Trinket Is Resplendent In The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’s Capitol Couture

By:  Katey Rich The heroine of the Hunger Games franchise, the inimitable Katniss Everdeen, is a girl who couldn’t care less about makeup and jewels and clothes. She’s forced to wear them, of course, in both The Hunger Gamesand especially Catching Fire, in which she and Peeta are sent on a victory tour to “celebrate” their wins in the Hunger Games that claimed the lives of all the kids who … Continue reading Effie Trinket Is Resplendent In The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’s Capitol Couture

Will Captain America: The Winter Soldier Feature Hayley Atwell After All?

By:  Eric Eisenberg If Hayley Atwell‘s part in Captain America: The Winter Soldier was meant to be a surprise, then she just might have a bone to pick with her First Avenger co-star Stanley Tucci. Very early in the year the British actress told the press that she wouldn’t be making an appearance in the upcoming Marvel Studios sequel, as her character, Peggy Carter, had been left behind in the 1940s when … Continue reading Will Captain America: The Winter Soldier Feature Hayley Atwell After All?

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Casts Jeffrey Wright As Beetee

By: Katey Rich Jeffrey Wright, the character actor and theater veteran who seemingly shows up in every other movie, has become the latest– and quite possibly the last– actor added to the massive lineup for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Lionsgate announced today that they’ve cast him as Beetee, the former tribute from District 3 who has knowledge about electronics that becomes very, very valuable … Continue reading The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Casts Jeffrey Wright As Beetee