If someone tells us to stop and look away, we will not be able to help ourselves, right? How can we not look? Well, this has been Lemony Snicket’s suggestion when you start reading his books, A Series of Unfortunate Events. It’s a brilliant invite, validated by the success of the series worldwide.
I have never read the books and just saw the movie where Jim Carrey played Count Olaf. Reviews of the movie weren’t good. I didn’t understand why many hated the movie version as I did find it entertaining. Well, how many movie adaptations ever lived up to its written version? My only gripe was that I never found out the secret of the Baudelaire parents. While many blamed Jim Carrey’s portrayal of Count Olaf, I don’t think he could have played it any other way. Jim Carrey’s characters were always over the top and cartoony. Of course, no matter how outlandish he played the role, I feel like Sunny took the spotlight away from everyone.
But I may finally get a chance to see the story in a different perspective. Ever since Netflix released the mysterious teaser online, I was excited to see the tv version. Maybe the books finally found the right platform for its adaptation. Now, there is more time to see the entire series of 13 books (crossing my fingers). ( Read more )
After enjoying Doctor Strange just a few weeks ago, it is such a rare thrill to watch another movie that keeps me riveted to the screen. JK Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them makes up for all the lackluster movies we have seen this year. It’s awesome to finally see the wizarding world outside of Hogwarts.
The truth is, I’ve always felt the Harry Potter movies did not do much justice to JKR’s books. I always felt they never captured the wonder I felt while reading the books. With no actual story behind this film, the movie gave JKR more room to let her imagination run wild. What we wanted to see more in Harry Potter movies we saw in Fantastic Beasts. We see more magical creatures, more action, and better humor. ( Read more )
In an entertainment industry which has found success in gore and the post apocalypse, it is refreshing to know we can still look forward to movies that feature love stories without all the drama of terminal disease, unfaithfulness, or even suicide. I am talking about the live action version of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. I can still remember falling in love with the animation version decades ago and I swear I can sing along with almost every song in the movie. To know it’s coming out in live action is quite exciting and scary. Scary because of the big possibility they can mess up one of the most beautiful animated movies of Disney or the actors will be forced to sing the song themselves to make us cringe. ( Read more )