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What happened at Beauty & The Beast x Happy Skin screening
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I’ve been taking it easy this 2017, laying low and just waiting for things to unfold, choosing which invitations to attend.
Beauty & The Beast was the one movie I’d been anticipating since last year, so I was very excited to be invited to an advanced screening hosted by Happy Skin Cosmetics in collaboration with Disney.

Happy Skin invitation

I don’t have daughters so I didn’t mind that the invite is for one person only. Luckily my friend Dinna was also invited.
After a quick lunch, we went to Uptown Mall’s VIP Cinema and saw this TV screen.

Happy Skin x Beauty & The Beast screening

Happy Skin really knows how to throw a party, and has obviously good relations with Disney.

Happy Skin x Beauty & The Beast screening

I’m not supposed to eat sweets this Lent, but this spread looked so good

Happy Skin x Beauty & The Beast screening

Okay. Just one cupcake then. The buttercream icing was delish!

Happy Skin x Beauty & The Beast screening

Happy Skin founders Jaque Gutierrez and Rissa Trillo hosted the event

Jaque and Rissa of Happy Skin

I’ve been to Uptown Mall BGC many times because of Shaburi but I’d never been to the cinema. Their VIP cinema is first class all the way!! I am really impressed. These seats recline fully with so much leg room.

Uptown Mall VIP cinema

There’s a personal side table with snacks. It includes a night light and a popcorn/soda button.
For me, it’s the best cinema in town!

Uptown Mall VIP cinema

We had to surrender our phones before the movie, so here’s the trailer instead.

The casting was almost perfect. Didn’t know Emma Watson could sing really well. She starts out plain-looking but somehow transforms as the movie progresses.

Beauty & The Beast still photos

I think she comes across as an actress with substance, just like Belle in the movie

Beauty & The Beast still photos

Kevin Kline plays her kawawa but loving father…

Beauty & The Beast still photos

But Luke Evans is the most perfectly casted actor as the walking douchebag, Gaston.

Beauty & The Beast still photos

I can’t imagine why they would take a beautiful man like Ewan McGregor of Trainspotting and transform him into this unrecognizable caricature….

Ewan McGregor Ewan McGregor

But the most disappointing casting for me was the Beast, played by Dan Stevens of Downton Abbey.

Beauty & The Beast still photos

I don’t watch Downton Abbey so I don’t know Dan Stevens. I was hoping to feel “kilig” upon the big reveal at the end, but I was disappointed. Sorry but he doesn’t look dreamy. He looked so unmasculine….
You just have to watch.
I was really impressed by the animation. You really forget you’re watching an animated film.
The familiar songs are really nice, with some new tunes added.
The movie is two hours long. Make sure to go to the restroom before the movie starts so you don’t miss a thing. But most of all, please try to watch at Uptown Mall’s VIP Cinema. It’s so worth it.
Beauty & The Beast is showing in theaters this March 17, 2017.

Buy Happy Skin x Beauty & The Beast collection at Zalora.com.

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  • Tin

    Yes! Luke Evans was perfect as Gaston! As for the Prince version of the Beast, yeah.. it would have been better if there was still a “hint” of beast. It would have been nice if, compared with Dan Stevens, the prince was more muscular… taller… like Captain America meets Wolverine probably. 🙂

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  • njmanang

    I agree on the Beast actor, even in Downton Abbey Dan seemed scrawny for a lead actor. They never get the Beast right, when I watched the Broadway version on its first year Terrence Mann played the Beast. He was great but after the transformation at the end my only thought was “Ay bakit mukang Beast parin” hahaha. Love the music and story so the lack of “pogi” was a small price to pay at the end.

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  • Merlinda Little

    I dont like the Beast actor as well =(

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