Movie Reflection: “Beauty and the Beast”

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Beauty and the Beast (2017) imdb.com
“.. An adaptation of the Disney fairy tale about a monstrous-looking prince and a young woman who fall in love.
Director: Bill Condon
Writers: Stephen Chbosky (screenplay), Evan Spiliotopoulos (screenplay)
Stars: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans |..”

Beauty and the Beast – US Official Final Trailer

“Published on Jan 30, 2017

The final trailer for Beauty and the Beast is here 🌹 On March 17, rediscover a tale as old as time. Get your tickets now at BeOurGuest.com


Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. “Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within. The film stars: Emma Watson as Belle; Dan Stevens as the Beast; Luke Evans as Gaston, the handsome, but shallow villager who woos Belle; Oscar® winner Kevin Kline as Maurice, Belle’s eccentric, but lovable father; Josh Gad as Lefou, Gaston’s long-suffering aide-de-camp; Golden Globe® nominee Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, the candelabra; Oscar nominee Stanley Tucci as Maestro Cadenza, the harpsichord; Oscar nominee Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, the mantel clock; and two-time Academy Award® winner Emma Thompson as the teapot, Mrs. Potts.”

Reviews:

Beauty and the Beast (2017) rottentomatoes.com
3.20.17 –“70%
Average Rating: 6.7/10
Reviews Counted: 212
Fresh: 148
Rotten: 64

Critics Consensus: With an enchanting cast, beautifully crafted songs, and a painterly eye for detail, Beauty and the Beast offers a faithful yet fresh retelling that honors its beloved source material.

Why Some Parents Say Christians Should Watch Disney’s Beauty and the Beast 03-19-2017 www1.cbn.com
“..When Disney announced it would feature an “exclusively gay moment” in its new “Beauty and the Beast” remake, Christians everywhere vowed to boycott the movie. Despite the backlash, some Christians say parents should think twice about prohibiting their children from seeing the film.

CBN News caught up with folks who saw the movie opening weekend to find out what they think about the controversy. Click the video above to see what they said.

One of those parents is Sarah Wallace, a blogger for The Gospel Centered Mom, and mother of four. She says the movie gives parents the opportunity to teach their children how to interract with a world that loves sin.

“This is the culture God has appointed for us to raise our children in. We need to know how to live in it and interact with it,” she says. Instead of ignoring a culture that celebrates homosexualtiy, Wallace argues that Christians should send their children out into the world with strong knowledge of what the Bible says. ..”
*see Homosexual Acts a Sin? Judge Not! goodnewseverybodycom.wordpress.com

Sal: I’ve seen various versions of this story, but somehow this particular movie inspired me to write about this one. One major reason was the character…

Hattie Morahan as Agathe /en.wikipedia.org
“..– a reclusive, old woman who lives in Villeneuve who, in reality, is a beautiful enchantress in disguise responsible for cursing the Prince. She watches and manipulates the events between Belle and the Prince, secretly acting as their guardian.[18]

Morahan also narrates the prologue…”

I saw her as the “guardian” angel and a particular symbol in the Bible of someone we “humans” need to watch for in life. Can’t let looks disguise you as the theme of this movie pretty much teaches..

Others:

SPOILER ALERT!!!

What’s Up With Agathe In ‘Beauty And The Beast’? She’s A Complicated Character, To Say The Least By Olivia Truffaut-Wong bustle.com
“..Just a nameless and vindictive creature in the animated film, the Enchantress depicted in the new Beauty and the Beast, as played by Hattie Morahan, has a life beyond just cursing a spoiled Prince who refused to give her shelter. Named Agathe, the Enchantress appears in the prologue scene to curse the Beast, but she also pops up throughout the film as a villager. Agathe makes her debut in the film as the provincial town’s local old maid. She is an unmarried woman left begging on the streets, used by Gaston as a cautionary tale after Belle tells him she doesn’t want to go out with him. Pointing to Agathe, Gaston warns Belle that, in this town, an unmarried woman is destined to end up on the street…

Perphas the most significant change to the story in the live action Beauty and the Beast is the presence of Agathe at the end of the film. In the movie, the last rose petal has already fallen when Belle tells the Beast that she loves him. Belle didn’t break the curse at all, Agathe did. When the townspeople rush the castle, she enters with them, slipping in among the angry mob and making her way up to the West Wing of the castle. After witnessing Belle’s declaration, Agathe makes the conscious decision to lift the curse. In other words, she plays an active role in creating their Happily Ever After. Ultimately, the power to break the curse is in her hands and hers alone. She’s not just a random witch, she’s a woman with agency….”
*see Deep Thought: What “causes” us to do “bad” (sin) stuff? goodnewseverybodycom.wordpress.com
on breaking that “generational curse”

What other “life lessons” or any personal thoughts or reflections you got from this movie or any of the Beauty and the Beast versions?

SPECIAL FEATURE

Music

(Music: Karaoke-“Tale as Old as Time” (Beauty & the Beast) from Crazy lil’ Sal creativemusicartsy.wordpress.com)

Beauty and the Beast (2017 soundtrack) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia wikipedia.org
“…Condon originally planned on not only drawing inspiration from the original film, but he also planned to include most, if not all, of the songs composed by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice from the Broadway musical, with the intention of making the film as a “straight-forward, live-action, large-budget movie musical”. Menken returned to score the film’s music, which features songs from the original film by him and Ashman, plus new material written by Menken and Rice. Menken said the film would not include songs that were written for the Broadway musical and instead, created four new songs. On January 19, 2017, it was confirmed by both Disney and Celine Dion, singer of the original title track, that she will perform one of the new original songs, “How Does a Moment Last Forever”, to play over the end titles.[1][4] The film will also feature a new version of “Beauty and the Beast” by Ariana Grande and John Legend.[1][5] Some songs contained Ashman’s unused lyrics that were cut from the animated version…”
Beauty and the Beast (From “Beauty and the Beast”/Official Video)

Music: Karaoke-“Be our guest” (Beauty & the Beast) by Crazy lil’ Sal creativemusicartsy.wordpress.com

Theatrical

Miscellaneous

10 MOVIE MISTAKES Fixed By Beauty And The Beast (2017)

Thoughts of the new version? Any similarities and differences that stood out for you between the old and new? Anything interesting you would like me to add on this subject?

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Neutral Perspective: There are subliminal messages in cartoons and NOT?

January 1, 2016 at 5:55 pm | Posted in cartoons, Netural, Perspective, Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Do you ever let your children watch t.v. or videos on the computer by yourself? How do we explain these “messages” to them? Any thoughts?..

The Most Inappropriate Messages in Kids Shows

“Did you know that many kid’s shows and cartoons have inappropriate scenes filled with adult jokes? Some of them are extremely disturbing.”

Over the Christmas holidays, a kid I know was watching this cartoon. After doing some research on the “occult” for years, I noticed some of it being in this movie…

Others:

Kiss – Band Name Explained bandnameexplained.com
KISS Rock Band Is Of The Devil
Compiled and edited by David J. Stewart bandnameexplained.com
Kiss : Illuminati and Satan Worship Exposed 2010 from youtube.com
“Uploaded on Jun 12, 2010

The Real face Of KISS Rock and Roll Band. This Video Will Open Your Mind and Eyes and Will change your life .
Is Hollywood Using A Saturday Morning Cartoon Series As Bait To Lure Christian Children Into Signing a Contract With Satan? Quite simply, The Answer is Yes. landoverbaptist.org
Scooby Doo “Spooky Island” filled with occult sata, from youtube.com

NOT!!

Gene Simmons Discusses “SATANIC” Hand Signal REAL OR COVER UP from youtube.com
“Are you aware of satanic messages, symbols, satanic control, Satan runs the Earth, Satan is everywhere hidden in society; but in plain sight, even on the most deceiving one of all “children’s movies & tv shows”. Dont believe me? Try watching any random movie, cartoon or tv show… See if you notice an (singular)eye, pyramid, #666 (Ex: Three 6 mafia), satanic hand gestures, witch craft, sorcery, magic of any kind +more… Go on, see for yourself! Do some research, too.”

DISNEY

Disney Corporation: Making Evil Look Good? Posted by: David Gardner in Esoteric Symbology, Cultural Conditioning September 27, 2014 23 Comments 7,495 Views consciousreporter.com
Walt Disney Biography
————-and the Psychology of Children’s Cartoons
winmentalhealth.com
“Walt Disney Biography” page was reviewed and edited by assistant professor of literature in English literature at University of Birmingham, Dr. Louise Kane, BA Hons, MA (University of Oxford), PhD (De Montfort).

Walt Disney Biography Introduction

WARNING!!! Disney sexual subliminal messages

“disney illuminati frozen illuminati sexual programming in disney movies in the walt disney movies there is subliminal messages this video exposes subliminal messages in the lion king illuminati in the little mermaid illuminati disney easter egg hidden messages aladin subliminal messages disney is full of satanic antichrist programming disney is satanic. Scripture warns us to love not the world neither the THINGS THAT ARE IN the world or the love of the Father will not be in us . Disney is of this world it owns marvel illuminati star wars illuminati which preaches new age mysticism and spirituality through the force Pixar illuminati . All the princess mickey mouse Donald duck goofy illuminati scene Disney trailers the whole company from disney toys to Disney channel programming Mickey mouse clubk ultra Britney spears brainwashed Christina aguleira illuminati myley Cyrus exposed smiley is now the illuminati princess and her programming was conducted by Disney”

Related Warnings:

What do you feed your mind? from goodnewseverybodycom.wordpress.com
Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi on the occult and drug use from youtube.com
Kids Summoning Demon in New Social Media Craze
05-29-2015 cbn.com
Deception of a Generation (demonic toys) youtube.com
“Published on Aug 18, 2012

Christian fundamentalists expose evil toys and cartoons! Phil Phillips on the left (author of Turmoil in the Toybox), and pastor Gary Greenwald on the right who hosts the show. This show was made in 1984. Expand for index!

Illuminati Cartoons Allseeing Eye Symbolism Part 16

2ndKingOrlandeodub
“Published on Jul 23, 2014

A continuation of Illuminati,Satanic symbolism.

Scooby Doo-Warner Bro…

Do you know any others out there that you’ve noticed? Did you grow up watching some of these? Were you ever aware of it? What do you know now? Feel free to share your thoughts, suggestions, stories, feedback, etc.. on any of the content above.

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Disney Character: Jafar-“Why M-E?”

September 6, 2015 at 9:16 pm | Posted in Disney, Theatrical | 2 Comments
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I’ve been practicing the last month or so the lines of Jafar from “Aladdin” (theatrical play performance), which our performance (see “My first theatrical experience (Aladdin the Musical at the Park)”) will be this coming weekend (Friday & Saturday evenings) at a local park. It’s been a challenging character as I’ve had to act “selfishly”, which is something I’ve been trying to do the “opposite” since I became a Christian in my early college years. However, it’s been a fun role as I can relate to this character in various ways when I was younger.

We all can relate somehow to Jafar. Here is some lines that I thought of myself during my “junior high/middle school” years..

“…I was unappreciated by my peers. As their slings and arrows flew. I would ponder. Why me? Why Me?…broadwayjr.com

“Why Me?” Cut Song from Aladdin

Instead of “slings and arrows”, they were “spitballs and spit (a.k.a. “gleaking”) from my peers/bullies. Anyone ever been bullied?

Another song I made relating to this theme…

“It’s About Me” (Parody to “It’s All About You”) by Jafar

(see Music: Parody-“Creepy Old Cave” (originally from “I Can Show You the World” from Aladdin) by Jafar)

Instead of “pondering/dwelling” on how bad you might’ve got it growing up in your “earlier” years. I encourage you to think about others that might’ve got it “worse/more challenging”. This has helped me overcome my frustration of my “past”, which I feel has been a “cake walk” when I compare it with others that have had more difficulties…

Nick Vujicic on how life without limbs is no obstacle – Songs of Praise – BBC One

music-karaoke-its-about-you

I currently work with physically-mentally challenged adults and have been since I graduated from college. This job experience has really changed me to be a “better” person and it has taught me to take my eyes off of “myself” (e.g. own problems). Before I go to bed, I write down a list of “needs” I’ve read/watch/heard as a prayer request and then I jot down a list of what “I’m thankful” for. This nightly routine has also helped me to take my eyes of myself/me too!

What are your needs? Can I pray for you? What are you thankful for? Feel free to share down below to encourage others..

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JOY comes by putting Jesus first, Others second, and Yourself last.https://bbgministry.wordpress.com/2011/05/21/joy-comes-by-putting-jesus-first-others-second-and-yourself-last/http://ministry-to-children.com/putting-others-before-ourselves/https://www.pinterest.com/jfenderson/joy-jesus-others-yourself/http://gewatkins.net/jesus-others-yourself/
*I would like to thank J.A. (see her Choose Joy blog) for inspiring me to finish this blog with this theme!

“He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’”Matthew 25

Can you identify yourself with Jafar or any other Aladdin characters? What about any others from different theatrical performances?

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How to “fight” all the sexual temptations in this world?

July 19, 2015 at 4:27 am | Posted in How, Media, Sex, Temptations | Leave a comment
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Sex is everywhere (e.g. media), which one can’t avoid nowadays unless you live in a “enclosed” bubble…

Subliminal Messages Are Everywhere! With Scientific Studies In Description

“Uploaded on Nov 15, 2009

Documents and studies of mass subliminal manipulation and mind control:…

…By Rifleman0007
Mind-altering messages are everywhere – media, press, every-day pictures. The purpose of those is to implant certain pleasurable messages into your subconscious mind, associating them with products. Then out of nowhere you feel a need and pleasure for that particular product, have strange thoughts out of nowhere, or feel urgent need to buy/get something…

Pornography

-Suggestive Immoral Ads

Life Is Short. Have An Affair.
Posted: 07/21/2015 2:22 pm EDT Updated: 25 minutes ago huffingtonpost.com

What other ways the “media” brainwashes us through these subliminal “sexual messages?

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How to “fight” it? I decided to do this blog after having an interesting conversation with a “married” friend of mine. She told me the struggles and how she’s having a hard time. I’m no expert, but I can share my own personal tips.

First, one needs to constantly meditate in something “positive” (e.g. God’s Word) daily. If you any questions about how to do this, feel free to contact me. I try to do this morning and evening. I also “try” to remember to daily “put the Armor of God” (e.g. when your dressing-up for the day, just imagine it)….

http://prayer.goodnewseverybody.com/intercessory.htmlThe Armor of Godhttp://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=ephesians%206&version=NIV

Got any of your own personal tips to share to help “us” fight this together?

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How the movie “Frozen” spoke to me?

December 7, 2014 at 2:48 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment
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I finally had the chance to see the popular movieFrozen” for the first time yesterday. It was a special public “sing-a-long” (see short video) at the local campus. I’ve loved the song “Let it go” since it was frequently played on the radio and never knew it was from this movie until awhile after when I asked a co-worker. I did a karaoke version of this song this past summer too…

“Let it Go” (Kaoroke by Sal July 14′) in “Frozen” (14′ Winter “cold” Season ) w/Lyrics

After watching the movie, I’m now more understanding of this song as it became more meaningful to me personally. As I watched the movie, I did a lot of self-reflection and life symbolism (this grows when one meditates God’s Word in an almost daily basis and views almost everything symbolically). If you haven’t watched the movie, you might want to stop reading this blog as this might be a spoiler. I never knew what the whole story/plot of “Frozen” was, so I was watching with uncertainty on what will happen next.

The first scene of the movie, Anna and Elsa are playing like any other kids would be doing. Unfortunately, Anna got hurt for overplaying, which I remember getting hurt many times as a kid. It was a scene many of us can relate. I saw the injury as an almost concussion symptom with a head injury due to the fall accident. I almost got serious injured when I was playing (trying to pretend I was Superman) as a kid. I was trying to use a blanket as my flying robe as I slid down the handrails (4-6″ wide) of my parents’ 2-story house. Somehow, the blanket got caught and stuck, which caused me to fall almost a floor down. I hit the stairs down below pretty hard with my back landing on the curvature of one of the stairs below. I couldn’t breathe for a while as I landed on the right spot, which my parents came running out of the kitchen. They asked what happened and if I was ok, I tried to yell as loud as I can-“Yes, I’m o-k” (barely could say it as I was having trouble breathing) in a small voice. My parents went back to the kitchen and I then started to get up aching and relieved that my parents didn’t know what “really happened”. I look back years later and more thankful that I didn’t get severely hurt.

Anyways getting back to the movie, the popular song -“Let is Go” became more meaningful after I watched the movie. Elsa goes out to the mountains and starts building her own ice palace, so she can live by herself as she’s afraid of hurting more people with her powers (gifts). How this scene spoke to me is the part when she sings “let it go”, which I personally feel we need to get out there and use our God-given gifts..for “good” of course. Sometimes, we can use our “gifts” for “bad”. There is that freedom when we do use our gifts! What talents, skills, or gifts do you feel you have? Are you using them (e.g. workplace, church, family, etc..) ? …Using it to praise oneself or giving it glory to God?

The character that I personally somewhat identified myself with was Kristoff. There was a scene when Kristoff explained to Anna why he’s the way he is, which is due to isolating himself from the others because people can be so mean. I had a season like Kristoff (just wanted to just hangout with Sven…”Exclusive: Disney’s frozen Clip “Reindeers are better than people“)…

years ago when I just got “tired” of being “nice” to people as “they” have taken advantaged of my “niceness” (e.g. financially). I just wanted to put a wall (e.g. “No Man Is An Island
Tenth Avenue North
“) and isolate myself. I started to just “keep to myself” in various ways, which in isolation-one can get oneself in trouble by doing things (e.g. sin) one shouldn’t be doing in the “dark”.

Towards the end of the movie, Anna is still suffering and is about to die as her heart is getting cold. In order for her to live, she need someone to kiss her that loves her too. In the middle of the movie, one would thought it would be Hans. As the movie progressed, the relationship grew between Anna and Kristoff. In the scene where Kristoff finally finds Anna on the frozen bay, Anna notices her sister (Elsa) is about to get killed by Hans. Anna runs to go between the sword of Hans and Elsa, which she freezes exactly in time to stop the in-coming sword. I would later saw this as symbol of how Jesus Christ sacrificed Himself for “us”. However, Elsa hugs Anna and this love melts the ice and warms her heart to live again. After the movie, I went to a special church workshop on healing. The teacher would encourage us to have more compassion for the people we were praying for healing. I then started to reflect this ending scene of Frozen on the power of love can bring healing!

Let it Snow (Parody of “Let it Go”-Frozen) Nov 22nd 2014 from Sal Monteagudo on Vimeo.

What do you feed your mind?

December 20, 2010 at 10:51 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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My co-workers and I were chatting about “subliminal messages” in what we watch on television. One of them shared about Disney (see Neutral Perspective: There are subliminal messages in cartoons and NOT?) movies (e.g. lines and graphic images) and how she’s now more careful on what movies her children watch. I shared about some symbols in Hollywood movies, like the most recent movie I watched-“Inception” (see reviews). A friend of mine shared the following (down below) video and it opened my eyes to why these symbols are placed in movies to “think a particular” way if we don’t be careful..

Subliminal Advertising, from psychologistworld.com
“…A subliminal message is a signal or message designed to pass below (sub) the normal limits of perception. For example it might be inaudible to the conscious mind (but audible to the unconscious or deeper mind) or might be an image transmitted briefly and unperceived consciously and yet perceived unconsciously. This definition assumes a division between conscious and unconscious which may be misleading; it may be more true to suggest that the subliminal message (sound or image) is perceived by deeper parts of what is a single integrated mind. ..”

Subliminal Manipulation Revealed (3/3): Do Subliminal Messages Really Work? (Psychology)

“..Part 3:
Even though first efforts to influence consumers via subliminal messages turned out to be a fake, recent studies (e.g. Karremans et al., 2006; Verwijmeren et al., 2011) suggest that under certain circumstances subliminal messages might actually work…”

-News

Subliminal Manipulation. How Media and Advertising Uses Neurolinguistic Mind Control Programming

“In our video, Jonathan Adampants gives a full in-depth analysis of the mind manipulation and NLP (neuro-linguistic programming) techniques utilised by Fox News anchors Sean Hannity and Alan Colmes during an interview with Kevin Barrett about 9/11…”
How The Media Controls Your Mind (Alan Watt) , from youtube.com

Other Related Video:

Subliminal Mind Control, Brain Washing, Media & Psychology

What symbols or hidden message have you noticed in the most recent movie you watch? What do you think they put them there? Do you think if we hear or read something repeatedly, we start acting or thinking that way? Has there been something that was taught to you repeatedly and you started to believe it was true? However, you seek the truth and after gathering some sources, you were finally delivered from this “lie” or “false teaching”? (e.g. Christopher Columbus discovered America) Are you more aware now what you watch or hear from movies or television? What are you doing to do to keep your mind from “hidden messages or symbols”?

Mind Control? The Hidden Messages in Television, crystalwashington.com
“I don’t know if I’m the only one, but I frequently feel overwhelmed with advertisement messages on billboards, television, the Internet, and people’s clothing. It seems that everywhere I turn, there is an advertisement.

One of the most subtle forms of advertising are messages and images in movies and television. To be honest, I never before thought about the positive impact that movie and television messaging could have on society and individuals until very recently…”

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