PYNKpicks: January 8th – January 15th 2012

PYNKpicks! Check out everything that is fabulous! Well deemed fabulous for the week by PYNKlipstick.

At the Movies:

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast | (released January 13, 2012) G

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast | (released January 13, 2012) G

Title: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
Release Date: October 14, 2011
Rating: G
Synopsis: Walt Disney Animation Studios’ magical classic “Beauty and the Beast” returns to the big screen in Disney Digital 3D™, introducing a whole new generation to the Disney classic with stunning new 3D imagery. The film captures the fantastic journey of Belle (voice of Paige O’Hara), a bright and beautiful young woman who’s taken prisoner by a hideous beast (voice of Robby Benson) in his castle. Despite her precarious situation, Belle befriends the castle’s enchanted staff—a teapot, a candelabra and a mantel clock, among others—and ultimately learns to see beneath the Beast’s exterior to discover the heart and soul of a prince. (Courtesy Movieweb.com)

 


On Your E-reader:

Don't Know Much About Mythology by Kenneth C. Davis

Don't Know Much About Mythology by Kenneth C. Davis

Title: Don’t Know Much About Mythology: Everything You Need to Know About the Greatest Stories in Human History but Never Learned
Author: Kenneth C. Davis
Publisher: Harper Perennial [released August 2006]
E-reader Price: $7.99

Synopsis: Employing the popular Don’t Know Much About® style, with its familiar question-and-answer format, DON’T KNOW MUCH ABOUT MYTHOLOGY will explore the myths of the world, their impact on history, and their continuing role in our lives. It will offer listeners a wide-ranging, comprehensive, entertaining and listenable survey of the great myths of world civilizations, how they came to be, what they meant to the people who created them, how they influenced society, literature and art through history, and how they still speak to us today. Mythology is alive today in our art, literature, theatre, dreams, psychology–and certainly our language. “Pandora’s Box,” “Golden Fleece,” “Labor of Hercules,” and “Wheel of Fortune” are just a few of the words and phrases that come from a world of mythology and still color our speech. Using humor, contemporary references, and anecdotal material from mythology, extensive research based on recent archaeology which often reveals the history behind mythology and surprising information that breaks down conventional wisdom, DON’T KNOW MUCH ABOUT MYTHOLOGY will ultimately be about stories–the great and timeless tales that have fascinated people around the planet for several millennia. (Courtesy BarnesandNoble.com)

 


On Your iPod:

Kelly Clarkson | Stronger

Kelly Clarkson | Stronger

Artist: Kelly Clarkson
Album: “Stronger”

In a story about “Mr. Know It All” — the first single off Kelly Clarkson’s new album Stronger — Entertainment Weekly calls the multi-platinum singer and songwriter “the samurai of shooting guys down.” Indeed Clarkson has earned herself millions of devoted fans thanks to her feisty, straight-talking lyrics. Clarkson’s hits such as “Miss Independent,” “Since U Been Gone,” “Walk Away,” “Never Again,” and now “Mr. Know It All,” are bold empowerment anthems, which she sells to the fullest with her soulful, powerhouse voice and down-to-earth relatability. The vibrant, musically diverse Stronger (which Clarkson says was influenced by Tina Turner, Prince, Sheryl Crow, and Radiohead) will thrill those who love Clarkson for her resilience. The album is filled with candid, emotionally raw tunes like “The War Is Over,” “Darkside,” and “Honestly,” as well as “You Love Me” (in which Clarkson witheringly tells an ex “you’re not good enough”), “Einstein” (the cad in question is dismissed with “Here’s your keys, your bags, your clothes, and now get out of my place”), and the title track, which finds Clarkson putting a fresh spin on Nietzsche’s adage that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger and declaring “it doesn’t mean I’m over ’cause you’re gone.” That fact that these gutsy sentiments are wrapped in fizzy pop melodies, bright choruses, and driving dancefloor-friendly beats (crafted by such A-list producers as Rodney Jerkins, Greg Kurstin, Josh Abraham, and Toby Gad) only makes them that much more appealing. (Courtesy Billboard)

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