In only 50 days, Jon Favreau’s live action take on The Lion King premieres in theaters worldwide. Aside from a few trailers, we haven’t gotten much of a sneak peek at the movie until today. Disney finally released The Lion King’s official character posters with just a little under 2 months to go. I have so many emotions about seeing this movie in live action. If I know anything from when I saw Aladdin last week, I know that live action remakes are not EXACTLY the same as the original. However, I felt like this was the perfect time for me to share my top moments from The Lion King that I can’t wait to see in live action.
Obviously here on our site we share A LOT of movie reviews. And what better way would I be able to tell you if Smallfoot or Missing Link were appropriate for young children than without actually taking the children? For a lot of parents the idea of taking their young children to the movies makes them break out into a sweat. But honestly I go at it with a 4 and a 1 year old regularly and it is never THAT bad. So how do I do it? I have a couple of to tips to surviving the movies with young children.
We still have a few more weeks of school left, but I’m already planning some things that we can do once school ends. Museums, playgrounds, zoos and the movies are all on my list. We’re fortunate to live in such an amazingly busy city. So while I’m positive we won’t run out of things to do, I gotta stay ready. My kids are sweaty and summer is HOT so the more things I can find to do indoors the better. Enter Regal Summer Movie Express! I am probably late AF but I was so excited when I learned about Regal’s summer promotion.
All summer long on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, you and your family can enjoy a large selection of movies for just $1. The line up features an amazing list of movies such as Secret Life of Pets, Sing, The Grinch, Smallfoot and more! What’s even more awesome is that a portion of all the proceeds go to charity. So you’re seeing the movies that you love, at an affordable price and helping someone else! Check out the full lineup of movies below.
If you’re looking to rustle up some grub this summer then Animal Kingdom is definitely the place to do it! You guys know (if you follow me on social) that snacks are my jam! So when I saw that Animal Kingdom was releasing a whole bunch of new snacks inspired by this summers release of the new live action version of The Lion King I HAD to share. The new offerings will be available all throughout the summer to help celebrate the release of the movie later this July. Check out all of the new Lion King treats now at Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom.
We waited a whole long year and a half for season 2 of She’s Gotta Have it to come to Netflix. So when it was announced that Nola Darling was returning, I was nothing short of HYPE. I binged season 1 of She’s Gotta Have It while I was stuck on the couch, breastfeeding a 5 month old. It helped pass time, it entertained, and I (like everyone else) was enchanted by Nola Darling. I admired her free spirit, I craved her creativity and I loved her love for her friends. While it was obvious in season 1 that Nola did NOT have it all together, I still respected the women she portrayed.
So when the trailer was released for season 2, I knew I was going to spend the day binging. I had to see what had become of Nola Darling. Was she really going to have a successful relationship with Opal? Were her other lovers really out of the picture? Would Mars actually take off his Jordans? LOL. All of these things combined with the amazing creativity that I knew would come from Spike Lee found me on my couch, on release day, right in Fort Greene Brooklyn.
So does Nola Darling finally have it all together?
Not by a long shot. While I will admit she has things a little more figured out than in season 1, Nola is still Nola. Mess still seems to follow her no matter where she goes be it Skyler’s school, or Martha’s Vineyard. I found myself rooting for her way more this season, because I can’t lie I wasn’t team Nola in season 1 (I love you Mars). All throughout the season I do get the sense that Nola is just trying to live her normal. She is on a major glow up mission and the universe just won’t let her be great. She is the millennial woman personified. I see a little bit of myself and all of my friends in Nola. And she HAS somehow managed to develop healthy platonic relationships with 2 of her 4 past lovers, which deserves some credit. I admire how her relationship with Mars has grown. Though you can clearly see he is still in love with her all… season… long.
And season 2 of She’s Gotta Have It shows not only how Nola has grown, but her friends as well. Meka, Clorinda, Winnie and even Mars have all changed since the first season. We definitely got a lot more character development and less sex this season, which I didn’t find to be a bad thing. I know the whole essence of the show was based around Nola and her love life, but it was nice to take a break from her lovin’ bed and see how she was developing as a person and an artist. Fort Greene has switched it up and I loved all 9 episodes. Fingers crossed season 3 comes soon!
Did you binge She’s Gotta Have It yet? What’s next on your watch list?
We saw Aladdin earlier this week in a pre-screening and if you didn’t get a chance to see my no spoiler review, we loved it! The visuals, the music and the cast were all amazing. But you know as a die hard Aladdin fan I spotted the differences VERY easily. And trust, the differences started right at the beginning. However, the differences in the live action film made it the amazing movie that it was. It told the story of Aladdin and still connected with audiences in so many more amazing ways. So what were the differences between the live action and animated aladdin? I’m about to break it down for you.
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