Movie I am Looking Forward to Watching:

Cinderella

It’s a given. It’s a must. The telefilm version featuring Brandy, Whitney Houston, and Bernadette Peters will remain the Cinderella adaptation that tops all others for me, paying homage to the original Rodgers and Hammerstein 1965 Cinderella, all the while being progressive with a multi-cultural cast. I still want to know what this this one will bring. How can Disney up their game instead of churning out recycled stories? Similar to Into The Woods, are they going to water down the original fairytale?

Netflix Hidden Gem Hidden Gem I’ll Check Out:

Generation Iron

I’m oddly fascinated by this particular documentary and what insights it may provide, at least, in the manner that Sean describes. Overall, the popularity of bodybuilding and fitness has exploded in the last couple of years. Look at any social media outlet: Vine videos of pumping iron, Instagram shots of sculpted six packs, YouTube videos of workouts, Facebook progress photos, or twitter feeds of “gainz” and “macros.” More individuals are taking on bodybuilding competitions and the supplement industry has benefited from the steady rise. I, like many others I’m sure, misunderstand the individuals grunting in the weight room and constantly being startled by the clash of weights. Maybe I can gain some perspective and look to them in admiration instead of judgment.

Blu-ray/DVD I’ll Check Out:

Song of the Sea

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Song of the Sea, Studio Canal, 2014

From the director of The Secret of Kells, Song of the Sea exhibits similar design elements, of rich colors as if being bred from the sea itself. Everything is crisp and clean. Pause at any moment during the trailer and you won’t find any blurred lines or lost transitions. Most prominently there is a sense of symmetry carried throughout, an ongoing metaphor of balance from the sea to land and the layout of the images within the frame.

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