Written by Kayla Earley and Hannah Elliott
Recently, Disney filmed a live action remake of their 1991 hit movie, Beauty and the Beast. We went to go see it, and this is what we thought.
Kayla- The live action of Beauty and the Beast version is just as amazing as the original. I have always loved Disney movies and this one just made me love them more. It has become one of my favorite movies after watching it only once. Everything about it was absolutely perfect. Most of the scenes were identical to the original and the cast fit just as well. Emma Watson, Luke Evans, Josh Gad, Kevin Klad, and all of the other actors and actresses did an amazing job recreating their characters. This was yet another movie that brought tears to my eyes. There were so many joyful moments, but also a few sad ones. I loved how they filled in the few plot holes by adding the fact the whole town was cursed. After seeing the movie, I saw a conspiracy theory explaining why the town never knew about the castle. I won’t go into detail so that I don’t spoil anything, but it is a pretty nice theory. Overall, this movie was perfect and I can’t wait to see what Disney has in store next.
Hannah- Beauty and the Beast was always my favorite Disney movie as a child, so this movie was a big deal for me. There was always something empowering about a movie where the Princess (to be) saves the Prince instead of the stereotypical other way around. Everything about the live action was perfect. Emma Watson was the ideal Belle, as she has already had plenty of practice being the down to earth, dorky heroine. The imagery in the movie was so beautiful, with the village and the castle that looked almost exactly like they did in the movie. The soundtrack was updated, and it was amazing as well. Throughout the movie, I laughed, shed a few tears, and got a little angry (mostly at Gaston). My favorite part of the movie was the ballroom scene, aka my dream ever since I was younger. I was honestly a little jealous of how perfect that dress looked while they were dancing. Basically, Emma Watson has lived my dream (Harry Potter and Beauty and the Beast). Overall, this movie was a dream came true, and I would recommend this movie to all of my friends.
(Just look at how beautiful… ^)
Written by Hannah and Kayla
Hidden Figures is an outstanding movie that is based off of a true story set in the early 1960’s. It shows the life of three women working as computers for NASA. They go through their lives with their heads down until they were given the chance to be more. The women, Katherine played by Taraji Henson, Dorothy (Octavia Spencer), and Mary (Janelle Monae) go further than any African American women had in their time. Each one did what they did best and proved themselves to all of those around them.
Hannah- Hidden Figures was definitely one of the best movies I’ve seen recently. The acting in this movie was amazing, and truly showed how different people were treated in the 60’s. This movie made you feel just about every emotion there is. Angry because of how these women were treated, sad when something didn’t go quite right, and happy when the women all got what they wanted. I’m not even going to lie, I cried both happy and sad tears throughout the movie. If I had to pick a favorite character, it would probably be Mary. To me her story was the most significant, as she did a little more to push for what she wanted. She wasn’t afraid to show her true colors and be a little witty and sarcastic. Alongside of the previous statement(s), I did have a favorite scene. My favorite scene was Mary’s court scene. In order for Mary to even be considered for the job she wanted, she had to have special classes, which were only offered at a whites only school. Mary took this to the courthouse, and her case to the judge was about firsts, like how the judge was the first person in his family to go to college. Mary made the point that in order for other women like her to do anything, she had to be the first one. Mary won her case and got to go to class. This historically accurate film was very inspiring for women of all colors. Hidden Figures proves that women can do anything just as well, or sometimes even better than men.
Kayla- This movie is one of my all time favorite historical movies. It shows true courage, bravery, skill, and is good for a nice laugh. The actors were the perfect match for their roles and made the audience feel their emotions. They brought us along to another time to see how life was for the characters. To be honest there were a few tears shed, both happy and sad. It was just that amazing. Every moment was a joyride for my emotions that I shared with the rest of the audience. If I had to pick a favorite character I don’t think that I could, but maybe a favorite scene or two. Overall the whole movie was great, but the best parts were when the women stood up for what they wanted. Eventually they each got it making me feel like I could do anything I wanted to. They would just go to the front of the room and show everybody what they could really do leaving them in awe as they stood back. The jokes that everyone made were also great making everyone in the theater laugh. If I had the chance to watch it again I definitely would.
Written by: Hannah Elliott and Kayla Earley
All hail the punk rock kings. After about 4 years of not releasing any new music, 90’s favorite grunge band has released a new album for the new generation of emos. Green Day’s new album, Revolution Radio, has topped the charts. The lead singles, “Bang Bang”, “Revolution Radio”, and “Still Breathing” all did extremely well after being released. Continue reading Feed The Review: Revolution Radio
Written by McKenzie Fretwell
Being an expert in procrastination and laziness, Netflix has become my best friend. It is always there for me, and is constantly asking me if I am still watching. Yes Netflix, how could I ever stay away from you? With that being said, here are your top 5 shows to binge watch for this month. Continue reading Top 5 Shows to Binge Watch- November
Written by Hannah Elliott and Kayla Earley
Supernatural has been running for over a decade, and is currently working on season 12. The two main characters, Sam and Dean Winchester, were born into the family demon hunting business. Sammy decides he doesn’t want to take part in the business, yet is forced back into his past when Dean comes out of nowhere to tell him that their dad hasn’t returned from his hunting trip. The boys then go around the country to battle demons and other supernatural monsters and save the world. Continue reading Feed The Review: Supernatural
Written by McKenzie Fretwell
Being an expert in procrastination and laziness, Netflix has become my best friend. It is always there for me, and is constantly asking me if I am still watching. Yes Netflix, how could I ever stay away from you? With that being said, here are your top 5 shows to binge watch for this month. Continue reading Top 5 Shows to Binge Watch-October
Written by Olivia Apperson, Kayla Earley, and Hannah Elliott
Suicide Squad, the summer blockbuster, was released on August 5, 2016, starring Will Smith (Deadshot), Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn), Jai Courtney (Captain Boomerang), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Killer Croc), Jared Leto (Joker), and Karen Fukuhara (Katana). Continue reading Feed The Review: DC Comics’ Suicide Squad
Written by McKenzie Fretwell
Being an expert in procrastination and laziness, Netflix has become my best friend. It is always there for me, and is constantly asking me if I am still watching. Yes Netflix, how could I ever stay away from you? With that being said, here are your top 5 shows to binge watch for this month. Continue reading Top 5 Shows to Binge Watch- September
By. Mackenzie Rosa and Lindsey Ethridge
This week’s question is very controversial. Is it too early to wear Christmas sweaters? Continue reading Lunchtime Poll: Christmas Sweater Controversy
By: Lindsey Ethridge
Every other week on Tuesdays, we will be doing a lunchtime poll. The lunchtime poll is a series of questions that will be asked to students during their lunch period. The question topics will vary, from school topics to media or social topics. We will be asking random people around the lunchroom every other week so we can have different opinions from every social group. Continue reading Lunchtime Poll