Quick Review: Beauty and the Beast

Bottom-Line: Enchanting and fun, the live-action adaptation of the Disney classic is a faithful adaptation that all ages can enjoy.

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Looking Forward: Top 20 Movies in 2016

It’s that time of year again! This is my second year in the Looking Forward series and what it consists of is my top anticipated films of the new year. 2016 has a lot of interesting movies coming out, much more than 2015 had. So prepaped to go broke! I would like to remind everyone that this is just my opinion and I would LOVE to hear others top 20 (or top 10) of 2016!

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The Jungle Book Official Trailer

Check out the first official teaser to the live-action Jungle Book film! The trailer features the voice-over of Scarlett Johansson, who voices Kaa.

Directed by Jon Favreau (Iron Man), and featuring the talented cast of Idris Elba as Shere Khan, Bill Murray as Baloo, Lupita Nyong’o as Raksha, Ben Kingsley as Bagheera, Christopher Walken as King Louie, Scarlett Johansson as Kaa, and newcomer Neel Sethi as Mowgli, The Jungle Book heads to theaters next year on April 15.

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An orphan boy is raised in the jungle with the help of a pack of wolves, a bear, and a black panther.

Don’t forget to add it to your IMDb watchlist!

Quick Review: Inside Out

I don’t know what to say about this film other than I love it. I think it is one of Pixar’s best films. I saw previews for this film and thought it looked cute but wasn’t too keen on seeing it in theaters. I ended up seeing it with my brother as his birthday present from me and ended up absolutely loving it. (He loves it too, by the way) It made us laugh a lot! But I definitely teared up more than once. I don’t think I have ever felt that much emotion with a Pixar film before. It certainly was a roller coaster film in terms of my emotional state. Bing-Bong was a surprise character and I really didn’t know what to make of him. But Pixar worked their magic and I couldn’t help but tear up when he sacrificed himself. This film manages to do what was presented as the plot line – the 5 feelings of Joy, Anger, Disgust, Fear, and Sadness. The majority of it was joy, then sadness. Fear definitely was played up with the darn clown (I really hate clowns), although I don’t remember a disgust feeling-scene. I did feel a bit of anger at Sadness’ constant mishaps but that changed towards the end of the film. I also have to note that that darn TripleDent Gum commercial has been stuck in my head forever and it makes laugh but also annoyed. Haha. But overall, this film was amazing. Plot line, characterization, voice-acting, animation, etc. Amazing.

Current ratings:

IMDb: 8.7/10 (users)

Rotten Tomatoes: 98% (critics)

Critics Consensus: Inventive, gorgeously animated, and powerfully moving, Inside Out is another outstanding addition to the Pixar library of modern animated classics.

Metacritic: 93%

Mine: 4.5/5 stars

Fan-Cast: Disney Live-Action Movies (Part 1)

It seems Disney will continue turning Disney animated films into live-actions. With Alice In Wonderland, Maleficent, Cinderella, and The Jungle Book already out and Beauty & The Beast, Mulan and Dumbo on its way, it’s fair to say they probably won’t stop anytime soon. So I decided to try my hand at fan-casting the rest of Disney’s animated films! (Or at least, as many as I can possible)
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