If you still have not seen this yet and you are an avid fan I guarantee you might just jump out your chair after seeing this.
Alice In Wonderland
What I Liked: I hate critics. Not them personally but the profession. I honestly think anyone who bases what they watch on what someone else thinks should not be watching movies. ‘Alice’ currently has a 53% on RottenTomatoes.com meaning only half of the critics liked it (Good Reviews: 93, Bad 84). I’m saying all this to say, don’t always listen to critics. Always see a movie for yourself. Oh wait. I’m supposed to review this movie….I loved it. Everything I had hoped it would be. Around the middle of the film, I realized I didn’t want it to end. Which is too bad because a sequel is never going to happen. Instead of doing the obvious thing and just doing a modern retelling of ‘Alice’, Burton does a sequel to it which turned out to be one of the reasons I loved it. It had all the references from the old story we all know and but it also got to go wherever it wanted with this film. Oh and not that this needs to be said but Johnny Depp is as awesome as he usually is. And this actress I’ve never seen before, Mia Wasikowska, is just great as Alice. Now, I saw this in IMAX 3D which is how I recommend you see it. The whole movie fantastically weird. Just really fun.
What I Didn’t Like: It had to end? Can I say that? Guess not. Well for a while in the middle, the movie kind of fizzles out for a bit but picks up.
I‘m a princess. Everyone that knows me, knows that. I mean not just in mind, but in tiara… I’ve won a few pageants and so I never needed Disney to tell me that. But I am glad they did. Or kinda…
I went to the exclusive screening of The Princess and The Frog Disney Extravaganza in New York City at the historic Zeigfield Theatre and the Roseland Ballroom during the Thanksgiving Holiday. The sneak peak of the movie afforded me the royal treatment that all princesses of privilege get.
The movie was amazing. I had to get really dressed up for this. It was history you know. Disney has never had a real Black princess… well there was the Brandy version of Cinderella but that was still Cinderella. This is brand new and created for girls like me.
I am not about to tell you all the things that people are talking about. I am just going tell about the things I think are cool about the movie.
I liked that from the moment I stepped on the carpet the little kids were like, “Look there she is the princess!” And I was happy to say “Yes, lovely I am the princess!”
I liked the movie because…
…it was humorous, romantic and had a little sadness… that’s all the stuff that makes fairytales great.
I think my favorite line was when Tianna says, “I am not kissing a frog, turning into a frog and eating a bug all in one day. Eeeek!” That sounds like something I would so say!
I liked so many parts but I don’t want to give it away for you! I want you to know that its worth seeing. It is very positive and I felt honored to be an African American by the choices Tianna made. Like Mulan was about tradition and honor for your family. This movie was also about honoring our family by hard work and still finding time to love. That’s why Rhonesha is a princess. She works hard and Nobody Ever Stops Her Agenda! No one will stop mine either. Just check out my hustle: I managed to impress the Disney VP of Special Events (Bob Gault), all the princesses and even one of the animators (Sarah Airriess).
This is my first step on the Disney scene! Just wait… but until then… Peace and remember Dreams Do Come True. From one dreamchaser to the next. -Eden
Disney’s The Princess and the Frog opens in theaters nationwide today! December 11th 2009.
We all remember being in junior high school and sneaking to read certain books we know we weren’t supposed to read. PUSH, in my mind, was always one of those books, but after reading it, it was more than just a book with “nasty stuff and curse words” its a book about struggle, growth, transformation and hope.
Well, the wait is over, the movie entitled Precious is out in theaters today.
Check out http://www.weareallprecious.com/ for more information.
The above quote is one of my favorite quotes from Coco–well, one of the MANY. The trailer for the first biopic of Coco Avant Chanel will be released in France on April 22nd. The US release date is still undecided. I am looking forward to the release of this film. I find not only her talent but her life, and even her quotes to be amazingly inspirational, a testament to what one can achieve if you put your mind to it.