Remember when Disney made awesome feel good classics like The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin? Well I recently watched Tangled and I’ve gotta say that Disney is finally on its way back to reworking old fairytales and creating movies that I would actually add to my DVD collection. Tangled tells the old tale of Rapunzel, whose magical long locks are protected by her “mother” who kidnapped her while she was a baby and her journey of escaping her lonely tower. The music, visuals, voices, and characters were spot on. The film had everything a typical Disney movie would have — singing heroine, evil stepmother, hunky guy who “saves” her, sidekick animal, and of course, melodic conversation. It was awesome. So buying it when it comes out on DVD. And c’mon now, with the antagonist looking like Cher and Rapunzel being voiced by Mandy Moore, how could you say this isn’t a great movie?!
I had an eventful week filled with tweet ups, launch parties, good food and company, and of course, school. The media launch party for A Little More Good was on Wednesday night at 560 and frankly, I wasn’t expecting anything too crazy. Boy, was I wrong. I showed up around 8:30pm, just half an hour after the party got started and there was a huge line outside! I peered inside and the place was jam-packed, wall-to-wall. Once in, I saw some familiar faces and made some new connections. Prizes and silent auction were amazing — signed Canucks jersey, Steve Nash Sports Club membership, spa packages, and more. Sushi was delish (anyone know where it was from?) and the San Pellegrino was overflowing. I had an amazing time. Congratulations to Katie and the whole team at ALMG!
I also received some tickets for the advanced screening of No Strings Attached, starring Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher. I didn’t have high hopes for this movie but was pleasantly surprised! I loved it. Absolutely hilarious. Natalie Portman > Ashton Kutcher. Easier on the eyes. Go watch it. You’ll laugh your ass off.
After that, headed over to Rogue Wetbar + Kitchen at Waterfront for the masquerade tweetup hosted by Chatterbox. Super fun night. Met some awesome tweeps and mingled with the usual suspects. Wish I was there for the beginning though! Apparently there were giving out phones throughout the evening and, well, you all know of my sad phone situation.
Anywho, it’s been a super fun week. Looking forward to making some dough and Project GIVE seminar this weekend. This year is turning out pretty great so far!