Archives for January 2012
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I remember going to see Beauty and the Beast when it first came out in 1991. I was 17 years old and it was a first date. I loved the movie, the songs, the story. I eventually owned the movie on VHS and had the soundtrack on CD.
When the movie was released on DVD last year, I purchased for the
me the girls.They love the movie and now they are singing along to all the songs.
Last weekend, my family and I had the pleasure of seeing the advanced screening of Beauty and the Beast 3D. We were so excited!
I was a little apprehensive about the fact that it was 3D. How were they going to take a 2D movie and turn it into 3D? The CGI graphics of animated movies today are much different than the animated graphics from 20 years ago. But I put on my glasses and got goosebumps when I heard the music start.
Surprisingly the graphics were amazing! The 3D parts of the movie weren’t obtrusive and didn’t take away from the original feel of the movie. I tried very hard to find spots int he movie where you could tell that they changed the graphics during the 3D process. There were only a few spots that looked different from the original but I’m not going to point them out, because I’m sure most people aren’t going to scrutinize the movie like I did. Most of the enhancements were subtle — the dust floating in the beam of light, the puffs of smoke, the wind blowing. I would have to say that “Be Our Guest” is my favorite song and was always my favorite part of the movie; the 3D effects totally added to that scene! As you can tell, I loved it!
I hope that everyone goes to see the magic of Beauty and the Beast 3D. You won’t be disappointed!
Oh, and as a special treat before the movie starts, you’ll get to see the Tangled Ever After short film.
Here is a preview of the short film — the whole things is very cute!
The new short spotlights the royal wedding of Rapunzel (Mandy Moore) and Flynn Rider – a.k.a Eugene (Zachary Levi).
TANGLED directors Nathan Greno and Byron Howard bring back some of Disney’s most beloved characters when TANGLED EVER AFTER picks up where TANGLED left off. The Kingdom is in a festive mood as everyone gathers for the royal wedding of Rapunzel and Flynn. However, when Pascal and Maximus, as flower chameleon and ring bearer, respectively, lose the gold bands, a frenzied search and recovery mission gets underway. As the desperate duo tries to find the rings before anyone discovers that they’re missing, they leave behind a trail of comical chaos that includes flying lanterns, a flock of doves, a wine barrel barricade and a very sticky finale. Will Maximus and Pascal save the day and make it to the church in time? And will they ever get Flynn’s nose right?
If you do go see the movie, come back here and let me know what you think about it. I hope you love it too!
Yesterday I blogged that I didn’t know where my blog was going.
BigDaddy was confused when I got home. “Are you still blogging?” he asks.
“Yes, I’m still blogging. I just want to blog more for myself. I feel that I have deadlines to meet all the time. I need to make sure everything is balanced.”
Let’s backtrack to Sunday…. In my quest to learn WordPress, I got “The Idiot’s Guide to WordPress” from the library. Even though I’ve learned a lot about WordPress from building several sites, I wanted to start with the basics to make sure I didn’t miss anything.
I expected to advance my knowledge in WordPress and I get blindsided with the direction I was looking for.
So I could take 2 things from this. One… I’m an idiot when it comes to blogging or …two… I’m on the right track. (Let’s go with the 2nd)
Next step — coming up with a plan.
This is probably a very strange thing for someone who calls themselves “mapsgirl” to ask. Yes, I am a cartographer (I draw maps) so I know how to get from one location to another.
I don’t think Google Maps is going to be able to help me find the directions this time.
I’m not sure where this blog is going.
Up until now I’ve just let things happen; go with the flow. I started with small posts about life with my daughter. Then it became 2 daughters. I got opportunities to review products. Giveaways came next. Things were just happening.
Lately life has gotten busy and I don’t seem to be blogging about life as much. There are a lot of great review, giveaway and promotional things coming my way which are always fun! But I’m feeling imbalanced. I’m feeling disconnected from my readers.
I think for 2012, I’ll need to reevaluate; find a balance that feels good to me. There needs to be a plan; a vision.
Maybe someone could just point me in the right direction?