Beauty and the beast with Emma Watson and Dan Stevens. I browsed a fairly comprehensive review before seeing this (in the theater! with friends! on a social outing!), plus having memorized the Disney movie as a tween and having seen a stage adaptation of the movie some years ago, so I have opinions.
Like the linked review, I disparage Belle's costuming, not only for it's lack of period correctness but also: I get that she's a rockin' independent lady, but she stands out on purpose. As someone who didn't fit in until I went to a college big enough to support my niche, that seems silly at best, or else purposefully self-destructive. It was a little hard to feel as sympathetic for her, when she's rather deliberately reminding everyone how much better she is.
I don't think I have anything substantial to add to the mounds of discussion on this movie. Glad I saw it in the theater; would watch again.
Crosstalk by Connie Willis. I waffled on this for a long time. I read a good review and got excited, then saw the cover and was terrified of slogging through a door stopper of New Adult Angst. I took it home and parked it on my night table for a month, to get myself used to the idea. I finally cracked the cover, giving myself advance permission to put it down after two chapters if desired. Chapter one was a bit iffy, but I got into it by chapter two and sped through the rest.
It's a good book, a solid four stars. There are distracting, messy bits, but overall it's fun and light. The things that bothered me are:
I can't whole-heartedly recommend it as a "good book" but I do have the next one already checked out, if that information is helpful.