Trailer Reaction: Beauty & the Beast Teaser

Talk about a teaser! The trailer released yesterday for the upcoming Beauty and the Beast film is only one minute and thirty one seconds and it only gives us the tiniest glimpse of what’s coming.  First things first, is it me or does that castle look awfully similar to Hogwarts?!  A very fitting aesthetic for a film Emma Watson is going to be starring in!  Then we see the unused ballroom which is covered with cobwebs and decorated in golds fine enough for a French King.  It’s very Marie Antoinette, but it still keeps that gothic vibe.  All of the candles in the next shot remind me of being on that main ride at Harry Potter World and I was half expecting the Sorting Hat to be placed within one of those alcoves in the wall.  “Belle (no last name)… better be… RAVENCLAW!”  The we see what I can only assume is the tiny little child version of the Beast and we hear his guttural grunt when he slashes the painting with his claw.  As the castle door slowly creaks open in the next scene and we hear the iconic phrases uttered by Ewan McGregor (Lumiere) and Ian McKellan (Cogsworth)- Look a girl! Maybe she is the one!- and my heart near exploded with joy.  I cannot even come close to expressing how excited I am to see these actors in their new roles.  The FINALLY, we heard Belle’s voice and see a beautifully artistic shot of the Enchanted Rose!!!!!!  We also get the least revealing shot of Belle’s face hiding behind the rose which I feel like barely counts as the first look at Emma Watson as Belle as all these websites have been claiming.

I have to say that I was really hoping to see Belle’s iconic yellow dress or to view what the Beast will look like but since this is only our first teaser, I’m sure those are coming in due time.  I absolutely adore the entire aesthetic of the castle!  I’m so glad they went with a gothic style, especially since Beauty and the Beast really is one of the darker tales.  It feels really fitting and the darker color scheme really allows the deep red rose to pop.   Plus as I mentioned, I got chills as soon as I heard Lumiere and Cogsworth speak with the voices of some incredible actors.  I cannot believe we have to wait almost an entire year for the film!  I know my anticipation has been building ever since the project was announced.  There also hasn’t been any official posters or images released just yet but I’ll be stalking the Disney Twitter account for hope that something will come our way soon.

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BookTube: Rip it or Ship it: Harry Potter Edition Ft. Tiffany from About to Read

During BEA last week, Tiffany and I were able to coordinate our schedules and film collaboration videos for each of our channels!  One that I’ve always wanted to do is the Rip it or Ship it Tag because I love theorizing about characters who aren’t together in canon.  I thought it would be fun to add a twist to the tag and only use Harry Potter characters so that’s what we did. We ended up with some really awful couples and a couple that we could actually see working.  We also filmed a Cinderella recommendations video for Tiffany’s channel which you should check out!

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Art Gallery: Tsum Tsum’s are Invading the Comic World!

It’s no secret that I adore Disney’s line of Tsum Tsum’s (here’s a post I wrote about while anticipating the first Star Wars collection, and one about my addiction to the app game) so when I heard that Marvel would be incorporating the incredibly adorable toys into some of their variant covers, I was beyond excited!  In addition to the covers, there’s going to be an in-continuity Tsum Tsum miniseries written by Jacob Chabot and illustrated by David Baldeon.  The story follows a crate of Tsum Tsum’s who think they’re actually the heroes they’ve been designed after who get lose in Brooklyn.  My absolute favorite of the variant covers has to be Chris Samnee’s Spider-Man cover but I also really love Joelle Jones’s Moon Girl and the Devil Dinosaur.  There are going to be 20 variants in all but below are my top 5! Although the Captain Marvel Tsum variant isn’t included below, it does make me wish that she’ll appear in a future collection!

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Amazing Spider-Man #16 by Chris Samnee

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Captain America: Steve Rogers #5 by Helen Chen

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Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #10 by Joelle Jones

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Invincible Iron Man #12 by Brandon Peterson

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The Mighty Thor #10 by Natacha Bustos

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Waiting on Wednesday: Harry Potter: The Artifact Vault by Jody Revenson

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly series hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases we’re eagerly awaiting.  This week I’m choosing Harry Potter: The Artifact Vault by Jody Revenson.  This book is the latest in HarperCollins’s line of Harry Potter books and it celebrates all of the physical design that went into creating a convincing Wizarding World.  This includes everything from the Sorting Hat to the Golden Snitch to the Marauder’s Map.  The book includes two exclusive bonus inserts, one of which being Gilderoy Lockheart’s classroom questionnaire and the other being a Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes catalog! It’s a must have for any Potter fan.

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Throughout the making of the eight Harry Potter movies, designers and craftspeople were tasked with creating fabulous chocolate-fantasy feasts, flying brooms, enchanted maps, and much more, in addition to numerous magical items necessary in a wizard’s everyday life—for example, newspapers with moving photos, vicious textbooks, and Howlers. Harry Potter: The Artifact Vault chronicles the work of the graphics department in creating vibrant and imaginative labels for potions bottles, brooms, and candy; the creation of Quidditch Quaffles, Bludgers, and Golden Snitches, lovingly crafted by the prop making team; and the stunning inventiveness used by the entire crew to create a rich, bewitched filmic universe.

Accompanying the captivating text are never-before-seen art and design concepts, unit photography, and other filmmaking secrets from the Warner Bros. archive. This striking full-color compendium includes two exclusive bonus inserts—Gilderoy Lockhart’s classroom questionnaire and a Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes catalog—as well as many more surprises. (via Goodreads)

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Waiting on Wednesday: Middle-earth Landscapes: Locations in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Film Trilogies

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly series hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases we’re eagerly awaiting.  This week is pretty special for two reasons: 1) I’m participating in March into Middle-earth (LINK) so I thought it would be perfect to spotlight a book that’s on brand and since it’s something that I had recently pre-ordered, it basically came to me immediately, and 2) this is the first WoW post I’ve ever created where I’m unable to find the book on Goodreads! I honestly didn’t even know there could be books that aren’t on Goodreads.  They’re so on top of everything!  Anyway, Middle-earth Landscapes: Locations in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Film Trilogies is a new coffee-table book with a pretty self explanatory title.  It seems to be a combination of the previous two books which were released separately (one for LOTR and one for The Hobbit) but of course, there is some new photography exclusive to this edition to entice all of us Tolkien fiends.  Having never owned either of the previous books, I thought this is a pretty good option for me!  There’s a forward by Peter Jackson along with contributions from Richard Taylor, Andy Serkis and Alan Lee.  Since I don’t see any trip to New Zealand in the foreseeable future, this is a great piece of art to tide me over until that day comes!

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Sumptuous hardback gift edition combining the best of the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings Location Guides, plus brand new photography unique to this book.

In the epic film trilogies created by Peter Jackson, New Zealand has become Middle-earth. From the majestic peaks of the Southern Alps to the rolling hills and Volcanic Plateau of the North Island, the world of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit was stunningly re-created on an epic scale.

Photographer Ian Brodie has captured these locations in all their beauty and splendour. Featuring the most breathtaking photographs from his bestselling The Lord of the Rings Location Guidebook and The Hobbit Motion Picture Trilogy Location Guidebook, plus all-new imagery and contributions by Peter Jackson, Richard Taylor, Andy Serkis and Alan Lee, this is a magnificent record of a historic era in film-making, and a peerless collection of landscape and location photography by a master of his craft.

Featuring contributions from Peter Jackson and other members of the films’ cast and crew, as well as fascinating background to the film-making process, this is the ultimate tribute to the land and its locations. (via Amazon)

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Wish List Worthy: Kirby Amiibos

Since Nintendo debuted it’s very first offerings in their Amiibo line, Andrew and I have been avid collectors of just about every single figure.  This was especially eye opening while moving but we now have the cutest decor for our gaming area.  At the latest Nintendo Direct, a new line of Kirby Amiibos were announced and you can bet we’ll be all over getting them on release day.  We already have Kirby, King Dedede and Meta Knight in our collection BUT the new Kirby is sitting on a star so good job Nintendo, you’ve tricked me into buying another one.  Kirby and Waddle Dee are the two that we’re set on acquiring.  I really love the packaging for this collection!  They’ll be compatible with Kirby: Planet Robobot which is coming to 3DS on June 10th.  Are you planning on picking any up / what’s your current Amiibo status?

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6 on 6: March | Pink

This is the second month that I’m participating in 6 on 6 (the first time was back in October) which is a monthly photo challenge created by Scruffy Little Nerf Herder.  The goal is to take 6 geeky themed photos to be posted on the 6th of the month and all of them should prominently feature a certain color.  As Pink was assigned to March, I knew it would be the perfect time to post my second set of photos.

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Outfit of the Day: Smallville Attacks

Lately I’ve been in the mood to re-read all of my favorite comics.  I’m not sure what it was that drove my desire but the force is strong with this feeling.  It could be that I’ll be moving soon so I’ve been packing and rediscovering some of my favorite trades that I haven’t had the ability to display while I temporarily lived at my parents.  All I know is that I want to start with Geoff John’s Teen Titans run and continue reading about those characters.  One of my favorite trades revolving around a Titans alum is Superboy: Smallville Attacks by Jeff Lemire.  Lemire has always been one of my favorite comic book writers and I really love his take on Connor Kent.  I totally ship him with Wonder Girl<3  My fiance Andrew and I even dressed up as Connor and Cassie two NYCC’s ago!

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Jacket: ModCloth (N/A) | Shoes: Sam Edelman | Tank: Target
Superboy: Funko  | Skirt: Forever 21 (N/A)
Graphic Novel: Superboy Vol. 1: Smallville Attacks
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Spider-Gwen Bishoujo Statue

I’ve always been a collector of the Kotobukiya Bishoujo statues but I always stuck with DC styles and hadn’t ventured into Marvel (with the exception of Scarlet Witch) but all of that is about to change.  My favorite non-hero comic book character, Gwen Stacy, was reimagined last year and given an alter-ego of her own.  Spider-Gwen was born out of the Spider-Verse storyline and my heart still melts every time I see her swinging through the pages of her very own ongoing title.  Now Kotobukiya is immortalizing her in statue form as part of their Bishoujo line.  Spider-Gwen is almost 9 inches tall and she comes with two head scultps so you can display her with or without her cowl.  Spider-Gwen will be released in October of 2016 and she can be preordered on Entertainment Earth for $74.99.

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Fashion Find: Alice in Wonderland x Irregular Choice Shoe Collection

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Irregular Choice is combining forces with Disney to bring us a truly whimsical collection of footwear!  So far only one style has been released but it’s a MUST for any Alice in Wonderland fan.  The collection goes on sale on February 26th (I know I’ll have my quick-clicking-shopping-fingers ready!) and there will also be in store events worldwide.  The collection is limited edition and Irregular Choice promises that we can expect “glittery details, hidden characters, lighted elements, and heels in the shape of characters.”  The styles that have been revealed are called Flowers Can’t Talk, We’re All Mad Here, and I’m not sure of the the third style.

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