The Mortal Instrements

Friday, October 19, 2012

Beastly [2011] The Movie


Kyle Kingson (Alex Pettyfer) is the arrogant and vain son of wealthy news anchor Rob Kingson (Peter Krause). 

At a party, he bullies the eccentric Kendra Hilferty (Mary-Kate Olsen). Disgusted, Kendra magically transforms Kyle into a bald, tattooed and scarred shell of his once-handsome self. Kendra says Kyle has until the next spring to find someone who loves him or he stays this way forever. His father Rob takes Kyle to live in a private house with their maid Zola (Lisa Gay Hamilton) and Kyle's blind tutor Will Fratalli (Neil Patrick Harris). Rob initially promises to support his son, but gradually neglects his son over time and stops visiting him after work altogether. Angry and hurt, Kyle finds sympathy from Will and Zola.

As spring draws closer, Kyle finds himself infatuated with Lindy Taylor (Vanessa Hudgens), a girl from his former school who he had initially been as distant to as he was to Kendra. Spying on her, he sees her father, a druggie, engaged in an altercation with two drug dealers. He shoots one, who vows vengeance by taking Lindy's life. Kyle saves Lindy, and persuades her father to allow Lindy to move in with him. Initially, Lindy is furious about hiding and doesn't speak to Kyle, but eventually, Kyle (now calling himself "Hunter" around her) reveals himself and they begin to warm up to each other. Kyle writes a letter to Lindy professing his love to her, but he never plans to give it to her, in fear of Lindy not feeling the same way. Closer to spring, Kyle goes to visit Kendra begging for more time. Kendra refuses, but agrees to restore Will's vision and grant citizenship to Zola's three children in Jamaica as well as restoring Kyle to his original self if he succeeds in winning Lindy's heart.

Lindy receives a text message from her father that the criminal who threatened her life is in jail. She and Kyle spend an afternoon at one of Rob's private cottages on a lake. As they are about to kiss, Lindy receives a call notifying her that her father overdosed and is in a hospital. Kyle gives permission for Lindy to leave and see her father. After driving Lindy to the train station, Kyle gives her his letter, but regrets doing so when she tells him he's a good friend before leaving. Heartbroken, Kyle does not answer Lindy's phone calls, after she reads his letter. Inspired by Will and Zola, Kyle goes to meet Lindy one last time before she leaves on a school trip to Machu Picchu, and explains he did not answer her calls because he thought she only liked him as a friend. Lindy professes her love, and departs for Machu Picchu. Kyle's normal, handsome self is restored with Kendra's spell broken, but Lindy decides against leaving and tries to find "Hunter" again. She initially ignores Kyle while searching for Hunter, only for Kyle's phone to ring when she calls "Hunter". Realizing Hunter was Kyle, the two share a kiss in the street.

Will wakes up one morning and to his delight can see again. Zola finds three green cards for her children in the mail from the government. Kendra is also seen approaching Rob Kingson's office as a new intern, implying that Kendra will likely do the same thing to Rob as she did to Kyle.

In the alternative ending, he runs to school to find that the trip to Machu Picchu has already departed and runs away. He gets a voice message from Lindy saying that she didn't go on the trip because she loves him. He then gets an incoming call from Lindy, who is being abducted by Victor (the drug dealer). Kyle finds her and saves her, getting shot in the process. Her tears bring him back to life and restore him to his former self.



Having a Coke with You


Having a coke with you is even more fun than going to San Sebastián, Irún, Hendaye, Biarritz, Bayonne
or being sick to my stomach on the Travessera de Gràcia in Barcelona

partly because in your orange shirt you look like a better happier St. Sebastián
partly because of my love for you, partly because of your love for yogurt
partly because of the fluorescent orange tulips around the birches
partly because of the secrecy our smiles take on before people and statuary

it is hard to believe when I’m with you that there can be anything as still
as solemn as unpleasantly definitive as statuary when right in front of it
in the warm New York 4 o’clock light we are drifting back and forth
between each other like a tree breathing through its spectacles

and the portrait show seems to have no faces in it at all, just paint
you suddenly wonder why in the world anyone ever did them

I look at you and I would rather look at you than all the portraits in the world
except possibly for the Polish Rider occasionally and anyway it’s in the Frick
which thank heavens you haven’t gone to yet so we can go together the first time
and the fact that you move so beautifully more or less takes care of Futurism

just as at home I never think of the Nude Descending a Staircase or
at a rehearsal a single drawing of Leonardo or Michelangelo that used to wow me
and what good does all the research of the Impressionists do them
when they never got the right person to stand near the tree when the sun sank
or for that matter Marino Marini when he didn’t pick the rider as carefully
as the horse

it seems they were all cheated of some marvelous experience
which is not going to go wasted on me which is why I am telling you about it





Lindy: “What happened to romance? Sappy, soppy longhand love letters.”








Check the official website for more info:http://beastlythemovie.com/

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