Category: Movie Review

Jun 06

Wonder Woman’s Strong Start Fizzles at the End


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Not since Christopher Nolan’s Batman series have there been such hype for a DC superhero movie.  Gal Gadot was perfect as Wonder Woman and her appearance in Batman vs. Superman was probably the best part of that movie.  The first part of the movie was absolutely breathtaking.  Never have women been portrayed with such beauty and strength.  It was no wonder the Amazonians brought out the best and worst from audiences.  These gorgeous women were so stunning that sexists and chauvinists couldn’t even restrain themselves to hide their true nature.   ( Read more )

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Mar 21

Beauty and the Beast (2017) Review


I believe one of the best animated movies of all time is Disney’s Beauty and the Beast in 1991. Even critics and the academy agree as it became the first animated movie to receive an Oscar Best Picture nomination, competing among the best such as JFK and The Silence of the Lambs.  The Silence of the Lambs was a formidable opponent and considered one of the best movies of all time. Had it competed on a year when nominees where mediocre at best (trust me we are seeing more of that lately), it would have stood a chance.

When Disney announced it was releasing a live action version of the movie, I could almost imagine all the things that can go wrong with it.  Of course, we all held hope that Disney would create magic once again.  Well, we finally saw the movie last weekend.  It was not a total disaster.  But it still could not hold a candle (or a candelabra ha ha ha) to the original animated movie. ( Read more )

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Nov 22

Fantastic Beasts Brings Back the Magic


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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 )

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