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Science says this one habit can make you instantly happier today. Yes, some of us refer to that as praying.

* So, I saw Beauty & the Beast and I can't stop myself from twirling around the house singing. Sign of a good musical when the tunes are memorable and the lyrics memorizable. It really was a great film. It shines because of the amount of work put into it, by cast and crew. It's really gorgeous to watch, which is such a plus with CGI, but it's also fun to watch because of the skill of the cast. The story had a few odd holes in it, in my opinion, and too much focus on Gaston and Le Fou, but it holds together and is triumphant in the end. Dan and Emma are wonderful even though they don't have much spark, but it would be hard to spark off someone dressed in CGI gear....I suppose, although I've never found Emma to exude the kind of sexiness that other young actresses do. But she's very pretty and very much in control of her skills and she carried the movie effortlessly. The costuming!!! And the sets!!!! Just gorgeous stuff. This is definitely a movie I will watch again. And again.

* Kidling1 and I are rewatching LOST. I am doing so begrudgingly but she is really into it. I struggled with LOST the original time through and stayed with it only for Matthew Fox's Jack because that man, my friends, is the ULTIMATE man in my book. I love the character of Jack - so earnest and sincere and confused about who and what he is. I adore Fox and wish he was still working but there's something very nice about thinking of him out there in the world away from Hollywood. Anyway, the second viewing has been....revealing. I think it's all there, at least MY THEORY which I briefly discussed the day after the finale on another journal - FOUND. Locke is most obviously the key. And Jack is most obviously dead....and struggling with Purgatory and closure. I also would posit that Jack and Kate are husband and wife....and their bad marriage has blocked that reality from both of them after death. I do think LOST has a ton of merit....but ultimately, Once Upon A Time is more satisfyting.

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murielle
May. 12th, 2017 06:31 pm (UTC)
Yes. Praying.

I'm so glad you liked Beauty and the beast. I think you're right about Emma, she is lovely, but her energy is not so much about sexuality, as it is about sensitivity and intelligence. Honestly, I don't think Dan has that kind of energy either.

I just finished re-watching Lost recently. Actually got more out of it. I like your take. It makes good sense. My favourite character was Sawyer, and I adored Hurley. Bad boys and teddy bears, what can I say? :-)

I'm watching Wallander and 13 Reasons Why. Only problem I have with the latter is that a lot of the male teens look way too old for high school. Wallander is all dark and gloomy and broody.

I'm so curious, who are you partnered with for Idol this week? :-)


Edited at 2017-05-12 06:32 pm (UTC)
bleodswean
May. 13th, 2017 04:20 pm (UTC)
Yachiru and I are partnered! It's a fun week. How is your intersecting coming along? I like the prompts!

A Sawyer fangirl, M??? That surprises me! :)
murielle
May. 16th, 2017 12:37 am (UTC)
Can't wait to see what you come up with! Great pairing!

I'm not sure how it's going. This is my first experience intersecting, and the first time ever I've attempted writing to someone else's inspiration. It's a challenge. I pray I'm up to it.

Yeah, Sawyer. He had that wounded-ness (new word!) under all that attitude and bravado, but in rl, Hurley all the way. ;-)

Now I'm curious...why surprised?
swirlsofblue
May. 12th, 2017 07:03 pm (UTC)
Glad you enjoyed beauty and the beast.

I struggled with lost too. It was a fascinating thing but too much of a mess for me. I gave up watching around season 4 I think.
bleodswean
May. 13th, 2017 04:21 pm (UTC)
Definitely a hot mess. But I want to believe that there was a structure and a plan...so I am determined to see through the mess to the design underneath!
geekslave
May. 12th, 2017 08:25 pm (UTC)
Glad you enjoyed BATB. I literally wanted to dance out of the theater after watching it.

I loved Jack and loved Jack/Kate. Ultimately, while it definitely had its faults I enjoyed it overall more than "Once Upon A Time." I thought they served most of their characters, even the ones they killed off, a lot better than OUaT has.

Stacey
bleodswean
May. 13th, 2017 04:57 pm (UTC)
It really is a wonderful movie!

Interesting how our opinions differ on these two shows! I'm still enjoying OUaT!
adoptedwriter
May. 12th, 2017 10:28 pm (UTC)
I loved LOST! Glad to have your review of BATB as well. I want to see it.
bleodswean
May. 13th, 2017 04:22 pm (UTC)
Go see B&tB in the theatre!!! Hit a matinee and enjoy!
yachiru
May. 13th, 2017 04:56 am (UTC)
I used to listen to that song to make me cry. >_>

I don't want the live-action beauty and the beast to replace all my kid memories so I may never watch it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImKY6TZEyrI
bleodswean
May. 13th, 2017 04:59 pm (UTC)
All of his songs can make me cry! What's up with that?!

I understand that fear. I have a few things I've held tightly onto in that way.

Ah, a Hope fangrrl! Me, too!
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