Lion King 2019 review by Karen Cotton

By Karen Cotton

Contributing writer for The Cheyenne Post

Both Cheyenne Theaters that are locally showing “The Lion King”

Capital Cinema + ARQ Theater

3410 Concord Road

Www.wyomovies.com

AMC Classic Frontier 9

Frontier Mall, 1400 Dell Range Blvd.

Www.amctheaters.com

The Lion King (2019) info:

Www.movies.disney.com

Parents if you go to the official website for Disney there are also fun free “The Lion King” packets you can download to keep your kids entertained this summer. Just do a search on their site for The Lion King.

I saw “The Lion King (2019)” movie tonight by Disney Film Studios and it is an epic film. The opening night 7:15 p.m. movie was sold out at the Capitol Cinema + ARQ Theater, and I felt compelled to write a review. I saw the movie in 2D and I hope to see the movie in 3D and later in ARQ. Yes, it was that good.

You will ugly cry and you will laugh, you will ‘Feel the Love Tonight,’ you will be awed by the story and scenery, and you will feel inspired to be someone special by the time you leave the film.

Jon Favreau is the director of “The Lion King (2019)” remake of ‘The Lion King.”

‘The Lion King (2019)’ is almost identical to the original animated film that was released in 1994. The 1994 animated version was directed by Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff. I have always been a big fan of the original. I saw it when I was a senior in high school.

The screenplay writers for “The Lion King (2019)” are Jeff Nathanson and Brenda Chapman. The 1994 version screenplay writers were Irene Mecchi, Jonathan Roberts and Linda Woolverton that “The Lion King (2019)” is based on, Now “The Lion King (2019)” is larger than life with CGI animation.

The new soundtrack is mostly remakes of the original songs by composer Elton John and Tim Rice, lyricist, and score by Hans Zimmer but it also features Beyonce Nowles-Carter, who also is the voice of Nala. The soundtrack is what really adds that same magic Disney touch to the film. There are even a few new tunes.

The cast is amazing and of course, James Earls Jones, is still the voice actor who gives life to the King Mufasa. This iconic movie wouldn’t be the same without Jones. The cast includes the voice talents of Donald Glover as Simba, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogan as Pumbaa, Billy Eichner as Timon, John Oliver as Zazu the loyal royal bird and John Kani as Rafiki.

Even though there are still those parts in the film, the sad ones, and you know what parts I’m talking about, it’s still a film I would feel comfortable bringing kids to. I brought my seven-year-old daughter and she loved it. The film, I feel is correctly rated PG. If you come out of the theater at a night showing like I did, you will want to look up at the stars, like I did, and you may find yourself wondering about ‘The Circle of Life.’

Information for this article is accredited to movies.disney.com, imdb.com, and Wikipedia.

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Lady A photos

Parden the poor quality of the Lady A photos megapixelwise, they were taken by a cellphone camera. We are still editing the photos taken with our DSLR camera! Check back soon dor more outstanding pictures!

Karen

Lady Antebellum at Cheyenne Frontier Days 2019

Under a clear night sky and full moon without Wyoming wind, Lady Antebellum returned to Cheyenne Frontier Days tonight to kick off The Daddy of ‘Em All. They performed at CFD a few years ago.

This year they sang hit after hit as fans sang along with them and hung onto their lyrics. Lady A consists of members Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood, They sang “American Honey,” “Bartender,” “Run to You” and so many more. The show even featured a few surprises!

Opener Kelsea Ballerini sang Deana Carter’s “Strawberry Wine” with Scott heading up the vocals. Lady A !threw in covers of Tom Petty and The Eagles.

At their CFD show tonight Scott mentioned a new Lady A album will be out in the future and that they were wrapping it up in the studio earlier in the day before flying out to Cheyenne! At one point in the show Kelley hopped off the stage, with help, and ran through the crowd, high fiving fans, and singing from one end of the party zone to the other!

Lady A introduced their band close to the end of the show as each band member showcased their talents. Haywood, also played the guitar and piano off and on during the concert showcasing his fantastic musicality and vocals!

They did an encore with “Need You Now” and another surprise song! They were amazing! The crowd loved them!

You can read an exclusive interview in The Cheyenne Post that I did with Charles Kelley that can out today in print! http://thecheyennepost.com

I also freelance for The Cheyenne Post now as of last week! So does my photographer and writer, Sheila Loney. We both have had front page stories in The Cheyenne Post!

If you want to read older clips of mine from 1999-2011 I worked at the Wyoming Tribune Eagle at http://www.wyomingnews.com

I would like to thank Lady A for the opportunity to showcase them in Sweet as Cotton Candy and with The Cheyenne Post!

photos by Sarah Hawk and Karen Cotton

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