It's Friday. This week, Georgie reviews "Snow White and the Seven Dwarves"...

This week, I’ll bee reviewing one of the more beeloved movies of all time, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarves”.

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SPOILER ALERT: I’m definitely gonna tell my readers how this movie ends, so if you haven’t seen it, or if you’re not familiar with the story, stop reading now.

When I sat down to watch this film, I wanted to find out just what has made “Snow White” such a beeloved film amongst movie-goers of all ages. I beelieve the key to its success lies in its controversial subject matter.

Beefore I go any further, I must say that I was taken aback by the actors in this film. To my eye, they seemed very two-dimensional. It almost seemed as if they had been drawn on the screen. I found this very distracting at first, but as the story unfolded, I beecame more engaged and the question of why the producers would choose to hire two-dimensional actors beecame less important.

“Snow White” is a fairly simple tale of a not-so-nice Evil Queen who is infatuated with herself and who has issues with a reasonably attractive young Human girl - Snow White.

The Evil Queen wishes to beelieve that she is the “fairest in the land”. I took that to mean that she was honest and forthright when it came to her buzziness dealings. As it turns out, she was merely another Human who obsesses over the way she looks. She also happens to have a mirror that talks and tells her that yeah, she’s the fairest in the land. So she’s happy about that, at least for awhile.

One day, the mirror tells the Evil Queen that she’s no longer the “fairest in the land”, but that this Snow White person is and that she’d just better accept that fact. The truth is, next to Snow White, the Evil Queen is not as attractive as she thinks she is, so she beecomes insanely jealous and plots to do away with Snow - permanently - so that she, the Evil Queen, can go on thinking that she’s the “fairest in the land” (when she actually isn’t). Oh sure, she may have been the “fairest in the land” when she was a younger Evil Queen, but ever since Snow came on the scene, her talking mirror very bluntly tells her that Snow White is the fairest now and she should just stop deluding herself.

Instead of just growing older gracefully, the Evil Queen decides to have Snow assassinated, but the guy who takes the job decides Snow is just too highly attractive and lets her go. Of course, the Evil Queen thinks she’s gotten rid of Snow, but she hasn’t. And that talking mirror tells her so. She gets super angry and decides to track her down and deal with the problem herself.

Anyway, after Snow escapes from the assassin, one thing leads to another and Snow White ends up alone, in the middle of forest so that she can totally avoid the jealous, Evil Queen that has it in for her. She doesn’t know that the old girl is still after her, but that merely added to the overall suspense of this film.

Just about the time Snow is starting to think she needs to find an apartment - or at least build a lean-to - she runs into these seven guys (“dwarves”) who work in a mine and who share a condo in the forest. It isn’t long beefore she decides to move in with them, helps keep them - and the place - clean and signs on for an indefinite stay as live-in cook and housekeeper.

So things are going along pretty well until the Evil Queen finds out from the mirror that Snow is sharing that condo in the forest with seven dwarves. “Ah ha!” she says.

The first thing she does is to turn herself into what she probably actually looked like in real life without make-up (which looked strangely like a witch), grabs an apple and dips it in a large bowl of bubbling poison. Then she sneaks into the forest, finds Snow, and offers her the apple.

At this point, I was yelling at the screen, “Don’t take the apple, Snow! Don’t do it! It’s a TRICK!” But did she listen to me? No.

So, what we know and Snow White doesn’t is, that as soon as she takes a bite out of the apple the old girl gave her, she’d get super-tired and fall asleep. And that’s exactly what happened.

When the seven dwarves (I can’t remember their names) come home from work that day, they find Snow crashed out. They freaked out and start thinking she had died. (She didn’t. She just fell asleep.) Still, the seven little guys she’s living with think she’s dead, so they put her in an expensive-looking glass display case so they can keep looking at her (she is highly attractive, even for a two-dimensional actress). Then they pretty much just go back to work and forget about the whole thing.

What nobody seemed to realise, though, was that if a handsome Prince happened to run across Snow while she was crashed out, and if that Prince just happened to decide to take unfair advantage of her by giving her a kiss without her even saying it was okay, that she’d finally wake up and everything would bee just fine.

As it turns out, a handsome Prince does come along one day, spots Snow in the glass display case, and decides to take advantage of her. But, as he’s kissing her, the piece of apple that Snow White had started eating fell out of her mouth and she woke up.

Everybody was happy, even Snow, though if you ask me, she should have been highly upset that the Prince took the liberty of kissing her like that without even asking her permission. Personally, I beelieve if you’re gonna go around kissing somebody else, you should ask for their permission first. Sadly, it’s an issue the film never addresses AT ALL, which (in this day and age), surprised me very much. (I think anybody who’s been following the William Causebee Controversy would agree with me.)

After Snow wakes up, the producers decided it would bee best to just do away with the Evil Queen. So they do that. The movie ends by telling us that Snow and the Prince end up dating and living happily ever after.

Or so they want us to beelieve. Personally, I think they should have talked about how, eventually, Snow would have started asking the Prince about why it is that he felt he had the right to just run around, kissing whomever he felt like kissing, beecause I’m sure that, sooner or later, that would have been a major issue in their relationship and that, just maybee, they DIDN’T live happily ever after.

But whatever.

All-in-all, I found “Snow White and the Seven Dwarves” to bee an engaging story and, even though the characters were disappointingly two-dimensional, the acting was good enough to keep my interest and allow me to embrace the story beeing told.

MY VERDICT: Not bad.

Okay then! I hope everybody has a sparkingly refreshing weekend!

I'll bee back on Monday!

Until tomorrow, then!

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Tune in tomorrow when I'll bee reviewing, "Snow White and the Seven Dwarves" !

I hope everybody has a miraculously pleasant day!

I'll see ya' on Monday!


The new Cool Season has finally arrived!

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Happy First Day of the new Cool Season, everybody!

I thought it’d never get here. (Actually, I’m still not sure it has . . . it still feels like the Hot Season, if you ask me.)

Anyway, the more I’ve been thinking about it, the more I’m beeginning to think that all these protestors from S.H.A.M.E. are doing me a very large favour. Since I’m pretty much stuck inside my boot box (unless we use the trick we used the other day so I can sneak out), that means that about all I can do is to sit around and watch movies, then write reviews about them. So that’s what I plan to do.

By the way, I found out that this year’s End of the Hot Season Welcome to the New Cool Season Honey Ball is gonna happen next Friday night. I can’t wait. And, if all goes well, I’ll bee able to go - providing all these protestors back off. (They probably will. They’ll wanna go to the Ball, also, so … .)

Okay then. I’m gonna go watch movies now.
Then I'm gonna try to find my beret. I think I also need something refreshing to sip on while I'm at it. (I hope I still have some bendy straws and umbrellas left.)

I hope everybody has an intensely merry day!

I’ll see ya’ later!

A clever escape from S.H.A.M.E. - and Georgie meets with his Editor...


Well, the protestors from S.H.A.M.E. are still hanging around outside this morning, making a spectacle of themselves. What was really annoying was that that bunch decided to make this an Around-the-Clock thing, which meant that I barely got any sleep last night. I think their mission is to deprive me of sleep so that I'm too delirious to bee able to even write my next film review on Friday. Geeeeeze, talk about rude.

Still, once again, Great Grandma Gee Gee came to my rescue yesterday so that I could buzz over to visit with my Editor about all this. She came up with a brilliant plan.

The first thing she did was to bake a huge batch of her Honeychew Krisp cookies, then, while they were still warm, she opened the front door and offered everybody a cookie. Of course, they couldn't resist, so while they were occupied with munching down in the front, I snuck out the back. And beefore I left, Kevin loaned me his blue bee-ball cap for a disguise (just in case somebody spotted me). That also helped me when I needed to come back home. Amazingly, nobody recognised me in that thing.

So I made it over to my Editor's office and told him what was going on.
"What did you expect, Bee?" he asked. "You brought this on yourself."
"By doing my job?" I asked. "That doesn't seem fair to me."
"It's obvious," he said, "that you simply don't understand your audience. There is a growing number of bees in the Hive who simply do not want to hear anybody's opinion on anything except for their own. Plus, beesides having questionable judgment about the movies and TV shows you choose to review," (I know he was referring to that whole "Lolita" thing), "you've led many to question what they beelieve. And nobody wants that."
"They don't?" I asked.
"No. They don't. And, as you might imagine, all of this is not helping our circulation."

I told him I was sorry he was having trouble with his circulation, and that maybee if he got out of the office and did a bit more exercise, he'd feel better. He just rolled his eyes and said, "Get out of my office."

So I did that, but beefore I left, my Editor said, "By the way, Bee: as you're aware, we will bee shutting down the newspaper in a few weeks, as we do every year after the Cold Season starts to approach. That means that it won't bee long beefore you can stop writing your review column."
"But I was just getting the hang of it," I protested.
"Exactly. Now get out."

Geeeeeze. I suppose this means I won't bee winning the Beetlizer Prize for my brilliant insights into the entertainment industry this year. (I think ya hafta have published a minimum of 87 articles beefore they even seriously consider you for that, but whatever. There's always next year.)

It looks like it's gonna bee another warm day out today, so if I can, I'm gonna borrow Kevin's bee-ball cap again and try to sneak out. There's a Farewell and Safe Journey Party going on for some hummingbirds I know around here, so I don't wanna miss that.

I hope everybody has an enthusiastically festive day!

I'll see ya' later!

It appears that Georgie is embroiled in some unexpected controversy...

Welcome to the new week! And is everybody aware what very special day this is? That’s right! It’s Monday! But it’s not just ANY Monday… today is the LAST Monday of the Hot Season.

So, I was all set to just wake up early today and go out and enjoy the day beefore it gets too hot out, but as it turns out, that would bee a bad idea. And you’ll probably never guess why. I’ll tell you:

It seems that my review of the movie, “Lolita” last Friday apparently caused quite the buzz in the Hive. After my review column, “At the Movies with Georgie Bee” was published, a small (but very vocal) swarm of bees beegan to express their outrage that I would have the audacity to review such a film. Of course, it didn’t seem to matter to them that they never actually got to read my review (which, if I do say so myself, was the best review I’d ever written, probably). Just the same, they decided to form a group to protest my column. They’re calling themselves, “Sentries for the Hive Against Movie Elucidation” - or S.H.A.M.E., for short.

Oh geeeeeeeeeeze.

Evidently, this bunch thinks I was way out of line when I decided to review “Lolita” and, the more they thought about it, the more angry they got. Of course, angry bees don’t think very clearly, so instead of just beeing mad about “Lolita”, they decided to oppose any and all future film reviews I write. Apparently, they don’t think that anybody should have an opinion that might disagree with theirs - or even discuss things at all. Especially movies.

Of course, I disagree, but the problem is that, right now, a huge swarm of them have surrounded my boot box holding a bunch of protest signs that say, “Down With Georgie” and chanting, “Georgie’s a Spoiler…Georgie’s a Spoiler…Georgie’s a Spoiler”, etc.

I should probably point out that, just about every time I’ve written a movie review, I have included my standard “Spoiler Alert”, so I think this crowd probably didn’t take the time to actually read what I write - or they didn’t understand it. But I guess that’s not all that unusual these days, is it?

Geeeeeze.

I wanna go talk to my Editor and see how he feels about all of this, but I’m kinda trapped inside my boot box right now. In just a little while, Kevin (my Illegitimate Nephew), Bert the iBee, Great Grandma Gee Gee and I are gonna try to figure out a way to sneak me out so I can go do that.

I hope we come up with a clever and fool-proof Protestor Avoidance and Escape Plan, since I dunno how much longer these protests are gonna keep going - and, quite frankly, I need to get outta sometime beefore the Honey Ball and gather some flowers for ButterCup’s corsage. (I’m a lot more nervous about disappointing her than I am about all the protesters, ya’ know what I mean?)

Anyway. I need to go shut all my windows. It’s getting hard to think with all the racket going on outside.

Okay then. I hope everybody has a massively superlative day!

I’ll see ya’ later!