Heyas people. Yes, still here, but still sick.
As far as I know, the doctor said I had a bad sinus infection, as well as fluid build up and infection in BOTH my ears. Man, I hate it when I get sick, and I HATE it when I get ear infections. Everything sounds like it's underwater.
I took medicine, but I'm STILL sick. If I'm still like this tomorrow, I'll go back to the doctor. *sigh* Anyway, I got some pretty amazing updates on The Princess And The Frog. First up is the updated cast of characters and voice actors for the movie:
John Goodman ... Eli 'Big Daddy' LaBouff (voice)
Terrence Howard ... James (Tiana's Father)(voice)
Keith David ... Dr. Facilier (voice)
Oprah Winfrey ... Eudora (voice)
Anika Noni Rose ... Princess Tiana (voice)
Jim Cummings ... Ray (voice)
Jenifer Lewis ... Mama Odie (voice)
Bruno Campos ... Prince Naveen (voice)
Jennifer Cody ... Charlotte LaBouff (voice)
Jerry Kernion ... Mr. Fenner (voice)
Elizabeth M. Dampier ... Young Tiana (voice)
Breanna Brooks ... Young Charlotte LaBouff (voice)
Ritchie Montgomery ... Reggie (voice)
Michael-Leon Wooley ... Louis (voice)
Peter Bartlett ... Lawrence (voice)
JuJu ..... Mama Odie's pet snake (no voice actor yet)
I saw pictures of Elizabeth and Breanna, who will voice Tiana and Charlotte when they are little girls, and they are SO cute.
Next is a passage taken from the Disney fansite, Disneylicious
, in which a scene from the movie was previewed for a select audience. It's the part where Tiana and Naveen..in frog form..meet for the first time:
"The Princess and the Frog is Disney's long-awaited return to 2D hand-drawn animation, which promises a lot of the things that long-time fans of Disney animated films have long cherished: comedy, romance, talking animals and musical numbers (provided by Randy Newman).
Disney previewed the movie with a scene shown in its unfinished state involving Princess Tiana (voiced by Anika Noni Rose of Dreamgirls) and her co-star, the frog, formerly Prince Naveen (voiced by Bruno Campos), meeting for the first time. Tiana is on the balcony wishing upon the Evening Star and the frog shows up on the railing scaring her and she looks at him with disgust and asks, "Am I supposed to kiss you?" To her shock, the frog opens its mouth and responds, "Kissing would be nice, yes?" and she runs back into her room disgusted by the thought and starts throwing things at the talkative frog. He ends up jumping up onto her dresser and she slams a heavy book down on him. The book is the original "Princess and the Frog" and the frog tells her that he's in a similar predicament, but might be able to return to being Prince Naveen if she kisses him. He's a smooth talkin' frog prince indeed. "I do not kiss frogs," she insists but after a bit more persuading, she agrees to one kiss. He puckers up and his throat expands, grossing her out even more, but she leans in and he licks his lips with his long tongue and she recoils. After shaking it off, she shakes it off, and the clip ended as their lips met in the kiss and all sorts of sparks and magical stuff happened around them, though it quickly ended there to a clearly audible "Awww" from the audience."
The rest of the passage deals with other Disney movies being previewed, but I thought the part with The Princess And The Frog might interest you.
Okay, next up is some movie previews I think thought was pretty darn interesting, and you might like to. The first is Orphan, about a mysterious little girl adopted by an unsuspecting couple. Wow, I never thought cute would be so scary.
Check it out:[link]
Next up is the all new trailer for the highly anticipated Angels And Demons, which contrary to what everyone thinks, is the PREQUEL to the smash hit The DaVinci Code, not the sequel.
Take a gander and tell me this doesn't have you on the edge of your seat:[link]
The next movie is called Obsessed, and it stars one of my favorite singers, Beyonce Knowles, formerly of Destiny's Child. Yeah, I know, she may not be the best actress in the world, but I still admire her, and this movie looks like it'll be one of her best roles.
You can see it here:[link]
Last but not least, it's Zac Efron in his latest movie, 17 Again, about a man in his mid-30's who is mysteriously made to relive is teen years. Oh come on people, don't roll your eyes, you know who Zac Efron is, especially you teenager girls! He's the hunk from the High School Musical movies, and you KNOW you love him! Come on, admit it, ADMIT IT, DAMMIT!!
Here's the trailer: [link]
That's about it for the movie trailers now. As the Summer months get closer, expect a lot more.
As for movie reviews, I recently saw Coraline, Watchmen, and Race To Witch Mountain.
I absolutely LOVED Coraline!
Yes, it was very different from the book, introducing the character Wybie, but it was still magical, engaging, well-planned out, and even a bit scary at times. I admit, I was a little worried that the 3-D elements might take away from the storyline and movie, but it didn't. The 3-D happened at appropriate times, and didn't overwhelm the senses too much. In all, it was a pretty decent movie, although just a touch Alice In Wonderland-ish. But by the end, it stood it's own ground.
Next is Watchmen. Man, I really hope if parents took their kids to see this, they covered their eyes in certain parts.
That movie certainly wasn't kid friendly, as it had some very gritty and violent parts. It did go overboard with the violence in some parts, but there were some other parts that balanced it out too...other parts that really made you think hard about society, and how far humanity has come. My only gripe is that the movie ran too long, and it went on and on when it should have ended long ago. I won't say it was a BAD movie, I enjoyed it, but I'm sure it's not for EVERYONE.
I have to say, Disney's Race To Witch Mountain wasn't too bad, but it could have been SO much better. No disrespect to the former wrestler Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, but I think he was just so miscast in this movie. He just didn't seem to fit with the kids in the movie, and I just couldn't believe that in real life, someone looking like him would be the first person children would run to.
Of course, the movie was much different than the original novel and 1974 version, but it still held a certain charm and excitement that would delight children and adults. The best surprise is a cameo appearance by the original actors.
Again, delightful movie, but could have been better.
That's it with me. I have to see about getting a nap to get rid of this awful head cold. I guess that's what I get working with children.
I know I said this before, but once again, why parents send their children to school when they are sick is totally BEYOND me!
I swear, if I ever do have children, they are SO taking a bath THREE times a day!!
Anyway, take care folks, and I'll be back.