Thursday, June 27, 2013

Movie and a Mani: Beautiful Creatures

Hello my fellow nail art lovers :)  Happy Thursday, and welcome to another movie review and it's accompanying manicure.  Today's film is Beautiful Creatures.

I don't know about you, but I have been excited to see this film ever since I watched the first preview for it and I saw it's amazing supporting cast!  The two main leads were virtually unknown to me, but count those four intriguing faces surrounding them in this poster above.  Jeremy Irons(The Man in the Iron Mask, Eragon, The Lion King!), Emmy Rossum(Phantom of the Opera, The Day After Tomorrow, Shameless), and absolutely two of my favorite actresses ever- Viola Davis(The Help, Eat Pray Love, United States of Tara) and Emma Thompson who is in well, everything, but also(Sense and Sensibility, Love Actually, Nanny McPhee, the Harry Potter films, and Stranger than Fiction to name a few).  The supporting actors I really feel always make or break a show and in this case I bet you can guess how I felt about their performances as a team...  The lead female is Alice Englert, who actually became really intriguing for me in this part because I knew none of her previous work.  The male lead is played by Alden Ehrenreich who was equally unknown to me.  Neither actor disappointed however.  Ehrenreich was charming and engaging as he played a young Southern high schooler anxious to get out of his small town, and Englert was exactly what she was meant to be- new to town, mysterious, a duality of dark and light and relate-able.

Beautiful Creatures is set in a small town in the South and for Ethan Wate(Ehrenreich), the new girl in town is a breath of fresh air, even though she brings with her rumors of darkness.  Ethan soon discovers that the mysterious Lena has a family tree full of twisted secrets but his affection and interest in her never wanes.  This film is a story of their meeting, how it affects their lives and the town, and most important it concerns a monumental occurrence that will take place on Lena's 16th birthday and whether or not Ethan and Lena's relationship can survive it.


The base color for this manicure is Nicole by OPI Others Pale by Kim-Parison, and I used it because it represents the very pale faces of those in the Duchannes family.  Lena stands out from the others in her town not only because mysterious occurrences surround her, but also because she is so pale.  When I decided to represent Lena's powers on the nails I decided that I wanted to show her duality of good and bad represented through black and cobalt blue shimmer polishes.  She seems to have darkness even in her light, and there's murkiness all around her so I included the Orly Sea Gurl sponging around the sparking of magic emerging.  What do you think?  Does it make you think of Lena?

I recommend this movie wholeheartedly.  I do not have any additional review for you as I watched this one solo this time.  All I can say is that if you like any of that supporting should see this film.  If you love the concept of love bringing two souls together, whether society or tradition supports their connection, then you should watch this film.  If you like movies about coming-of-age and how each person-small spoiler-(whether her or she be supernatural or not) feels out of place and has an overwhelming desire to know themselves, to know their truth- then you should watch this film.  There are many reasons I think you will enjoy this show and a few of them are:  1) Great performances- most especially by Thompson  2)outstanding videography and special effects without being all about the special effect- you know what I mean  3)endearing love story, and 4) and intriguing and engaging story.  This film made me want to read the series- and there are four in total from this series written by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl.  I truly hope you enjoy it. :)  Let me know what you thought of this film in the comments below and what sort of nail art it would inspire you to create.  Better yet- get your polish out and start painting- and show me it!

Song of the Day: Holy Ghost!- Jam for Jerry

Over and out.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the recommendation! It sounds like a movie right up my ally!