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BEAUTY & THE BEAST (2017): The Thing I Liked…

Beauty & The Beast (2017), Emma Watson
Beauty & The Beast (2017), Emma Watson

The last time Disney had a live action movie made of one of their fairy tales, I was beyond thrilled. Thrilled with the trailer, thrilled with the cast list and absolutely delighted with the end result. The movie I’m talking about is of course, Kenneth Branagh’s Cinderella (2015).

For me personally, Cinderella was always going to be a hard act to follow. Bill Condon’s Beauty & The Beast is a movie I was also looking forward to. However, to be fair, Beauty & The Beast doesn’t quite have the likes of acting queen Cate Blanchett on the cast list. So you can imagine that my enthusiasm just wasn’t the same. Additionally, the acting and singing weren’t bad but as a non-fan of musicals, all the singing probably didn’t help me appreciate the film more. I really did enjoy the romance towards the end and I think the movie was alright, overall. Without a doubt though, my preference is certainly Cinderella. I imagine that big fans of Beauty & The Beast rather enjoyed this remake of the fairy tale about a monstrous-looking prince and a young woman who fall in love. Maybe they even loved it as much as I did Cinderella.

I understand that Aladdin is coming next. I’ll of course eventually watch it even though it is a musical.

Happy Film Loving

G

THE BLING RING (2013): The One Thing I Liked…

The Bling Ring (2016), Emma Watson
The Bling Ring (2016), Emma Watson

Oscar winning filmmaker Sofia Coppola is the reason I chose to watch The Bling Ring. It’s just unfortunate that the resultant experience is quite the disappointment.

In a story based on true events and about fame obsessed teenagers robbing the homes of celebrities in LA, I’m not quite sure precisely what I was expecting but I didn’t anticipate that the movie would have a student film feel and not n a good way.

I’m not certain if the film’s lacking pacing and not particularly engaging style was supposed to represent the teenager’s otherwise slow daily lives and detached attitudes, but it very quickly proved tedious. The only performance that didn’t feel completely underwhelming to me was Leslie Mann’s.

If I were tasked with naming one true winner as a result of The Bling Ring’s existence, I’d choose Kanye West. He’s certainly not in the movie  but his music is featured quite prominently and I’m assuming that means a healthy payday.

The Bling Ring; I say watch it if you must, I’m just not sure that you’ll find it particularly impressive.

Happy Film Loving

G

BEAUTY & THE BEAST (2017): New Trailer Starring Dan Stevens,Emma Watson, Luke Evans…

Beauty & The Beast (2017), Emma Watson
Beauty & The Beast (2017), Emma Watson

Starring Dan Stevens as Prince Adam / Beast, Emma Watson as Belle and Luke Evans as Gaston, the new Beauty & The Beast trailer is finally here…

I’ll be watching this simply because I love the animated version. Interestingly though, I don’t currently sense the magical feel the live action version of Cinderella (2015) gave me after I watched that specific trailer. May the magic be there with the finished product of this new adaptation.

Beauty & The Beast Release Dates: March 17th, 2016 (US & UK); March 29th (FR)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

G

BEAUTY & THE BEAST (2017): New Trailer From Emma Watson, Luke Evans, Dan Stevens & Ewan McGregor

Beauty & The Beast (2017), Emma Watson as Belle
Beauty & The Beast (2017), Emma Watson as Belle

Starring Emma Watson, Luke Evans, Ewan McGregor and Dan Stevens, 2017 is the year for another live action movie version of a classic Disney fairytale. This time it’s Beauty & The Beast…

I already love the music and visuals in this beautiful tease of  trailer. I also wouldn’t mind staying in that palace for a day or many. Preferably many, many day.

Beauty & The Beast Release Dates: March 17th, 2016 (US & UK); March 29th (FR)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

G

COLONIA (2015): For The Tension & Suspense

Colonia (2015), Emma Watson
Colonia (2015), Emma Watson

The cult setting of Colonia, the latest movie starring Emma Watson and Daniel Brühl is one of the things that drew me to the film. It’s probably wise to add that my interest is much like the way that most people are curious about the mind of a serial killer, and definitely less like ‘let me join a sect and see’

Well paced and acted, my favourite things about director Florian Gallenberger’s movie are the tension and suspense which builds up nicely till the very end. Another highlight is the information about the dynamics of power and the madness that often takes place within the walls of cults such as Colonia Dignidad.

As you watch this movie, you may experience feelings of gratitude. First because, you’re not trapped inside a cult and second, you’ve never had to join one that may be impossible to escape, so as to try and save your risk taking, ‘act now, think later’ could be smarter boyfriend.

I’m glad that I can finally say I’ve seen Emma Watson in a film I like; a film other than Seth Rogen’s This Is The End (2013), which I love. In case you were wondering, ‘what about Harry Potter?’ Yeah, I’m not into those films, at all.

Watch it because it’s gripping.

Happy Film Loving 🙂

G

COLONIA (2015): New Trailer Starring Emma Watson & Daniel Brühl

Colonia (2015), Emma Watson
Colonia (2015), Emma Watson

Directed by  Florian Gallenberger, Emma Watson’s latest film sees her join a religious sect in search of her abducted boyfriend (Daniel Brühl)…

I like this edit of the trailer far more than I did the original. There aren’t many films starring women as the person who has to orchestrate the rescue of a lover, so you understand how Colonia can be quite appealing .

I’ll be cheering for what will hopefully be a successful escape for Watson and Brühl’s characters.  Also, I’m currently looking for another movie to add to my list of ‘starring Emma Watson favourites’. As a non-Harry Potter fanatic, the only film currently on said list is This Is The End (2013), a movie I love of course, but said list could do with growing.

Colonia Release Dates: April 15th, 2016 (US)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

G

SETH ROGEN’S This Is The End (2013). Funny? YES!

This is The End (2013), Seth Rogen, James Franco
This is The End (2013), Seth Rogen, James Franco

I learnt today that two close friends of mine do not find Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s This Is The End (2013) funny. WHAT?! I know. After coming to terms with their revelation, I made an effort to understand by running through the possible explanations:

  1. They hadn’t watched or enjoyed Pineapple Express (2008), Superbad (2007) Knocked Up (2007) or other great comedies by Rogen and Goldberg.
  2. They must not have been in the right frame of mind to properly appreciate the greatness. I believe that you have to be ‘in the mood’ for certain kinds of films (comedy, drama, action, etcetera) to get the best out of them.
  3. They were too tired to pay due attention.

Apparently none of the above explanations were correct, so I was left with the only possible answer. It’s clear. Something is very wrong with both of them. As such, trying to make sense of the situation would be a royal waste of time. And… I might need new friends.

What do you think? Did you find This Is The End funny? I’d like to think that there’s nothing wrong with you… 🙂

G