When news got out of Disney’s newest live-action remake, Beauty and the Beast, everyone was very excited. The trailers hit YouTube, and the appearance of Emma Watson brought out everyone’s inner Harry Potter fan as they anticipated how the famous actress would play the role of a Disney princess. The reviews were mixed, however this is the opinion of yours truly.
Is La La Land worth it? With 6 Academy Award wins, many would argue it is. A somewhat fantastical musical with two of Hollywood’s foremost actors, Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. A film which has grossed over $125 million so far. However, some hate it. They complain about the fact that they found the movie boring for the first hour, how Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling’s voices are horrible, and how the ending was crushing. So how good was La La Land really?
Kubo and the Two Strings is a creative and original stop-motion film, which follows a boy in Japan who lives with his mysterious mother in a cave on the outskirts of a village by the ocean, until one night when he is attacked by his two aunts and his mother disappears after sending him away to safety. After this, Kubo leaves his village behind and begins a quest to find his late father’s armor, “the only thing that can protect him”, according to a monkey that joins him on his journey. Continue reading Kubo and the Two Strings
Hidden Figures, a film based off of the black mathematicians responsible for sending an American man into space topped the box office this past week. This movie was based off of a book with the same name. The film follows the life of Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), and her two friends Mary Jackson (Janelle Monae) and Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer).The three women are “computers”, part of the colored women’s math department.
J.K. Rowling wrote a screenplay based on just one paragraph. Seriously. The screenplay was inspired by paragraph from a Harry Potter spin-off book entitled Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
Disney’s animated movies keep getting better and better, and all Disney fans know it. People had high hopes and expectations for Disney’s Moana, and they were not let down!
There have been rumors of the famous video game icon, Sonic the Hedgehog getting his own movie, and those rumors have actually known to be true. If you don’t know who Sonic is, he’s a blue anthropomorphic hedgehog with sonic speed. Continue reading Blue Blur on the Big Screen
Imagine this; you just saw a new movie that you had been excited to see for almost a year and you see that the critics have given it horrible reviews, which annoys you a lot. Maybe this is a true scenario for you, but the real question is; are the critics right? Continue reading Today’s Movie Overlords
Boyhood, the sensational movie that was filmed over a period of 12 years with the same cast. No doubt the director took a massive risk, but he also created one of the most amazing films of all time.
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Clueless. Mean Girls. Those words draw up memories of the clique movie of each decade. 90s was Clueless. 2000s was Mean Girls. And some will argue that The DUFF (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) is the clique movie for the 2010s. I laugh at this opinion. Continue reading Why the 2010 Decade Deserves Better than The DUFF
The stretch between Thanksgiving and New Year’s is a goldmine of incredible filmmaking and predictable box office flops. With the Oscar race officially started, actors have begun to hunt for awards and screen writers have started to reach for their breakthrough. Whether you like fantasy or harsh reality, this holiday season offers something for every person willing to pay an arm and a leg for popcorn. Continue reading Holiday Movie Preview
How many times has an up-and-coming young-adult writer realized that they owe their living to Stephanie Meyer, the author of Twilight? Not very often anymore, apparently. With The Maze Runner, James Dashners’ recent success, aspiring bestsellers might have a new person to thank. Continue reading Movie Review: The Maze Runner