Marshall tells the story of Thurgood Marshall and a career defining case that he takes on in Connecticut during 1962. This is one of the most important, shocking, and interesting cases of his career and I wish I could say the movie did it justice. Sadly, Marshall is filled with pacing issues, genre clichés, over the top characters, and inconsistent acting. There are a few scenes that are respectable, but unfortunately in the end there are more issues than anything. Read more
I don’t get Disney’s current trend of remaking old animation classics into Live Action films. Why is that necessary? Maleficent was fun, it’s true, but that was told with a more sympathetic twist to the villain, which I love (plus the old Sleeping Beauty was badly in need of a rewrite). But what was wrong with the 1991 classic B&tB? Nothing, that’s what. So I went into this new one wondering if it was going to be a waste of time. I’m still not sure it needed to be made but I’m absolutely glad they did. Read more
Fight to The Death is an ongoing feature where staffers and readers get to vote and explain why one fictional character would be able to kill another. This week’s featured rumble? Chewbacca versus The Beast from Disney’s Beauty & The Beast – two beloved furry beast men from different planets… See who wins this vicious battle to the grave right here. Read more
The original Beauty and the Beast, the 1991 animated version, is one of the five best animated movies of all-time; it was so good that it became the first ever animated movie to be nominated for Best Picture by the Academy Awards. With movie studios going through their vault of hit movies and remaking them, it was inevitable that Beauty and the Beast would get a live-action remake sooner or later. And thanks to the advances in creating special effects that make the unimaginable look more realistic than ever, along with Disney coming off a string of successful live-action remakes (Maleficent, Cinderella, Jungle Book), the studio fast-tracked remaking the “tale as old as time.” Even though the narrative of this Beauty and the Beast is uneven at times, the movie, as a whole, hits most of the right notes. I would say it’s difficult not to compare this live-action remake to the near-perfect animated movie; but, in reality, there’s just no way around it.
From Walt Disney Pictures and director Bill Condon, comes the live-action remake of the animated 1991 classic Beauty and The Beast. Composer Alan Menken, who won two Academy Awards working on the original, is also returning. Emma Watson and Dan Stevens will play the title leads respectively while the rest of the cast includes Luke Evans (Gaston), Kevin Kline (Maurice), Josh Gad (Lefou), Ewan McGregor (Lumiere), Stanley Tucci (Maestro Cadenza), Ian McKellen (Cogsworth) and Emma Thompson (Mrs. Potts). The film hits theaters March 17, 2017. Read more
*Following the release of Spectre, a lot of James Bond fans started anticipating stories about a change in casting. Daniel Craig brought a wonderful new feeling to the franchise in Casino Royale and Skyfall (we won’t mention Quantum of Solace…), but it felt it was time for a new Bond when Spectre earned a mediocre reception and the actor started talking about the role as if it had completely exhausted him. However, fans are pretty much <em>always</em> speculating about who might be next in line to play 007, and that can cause us to jump the gun whenever rumors of a change arise. Read more
Legion is an upcoming TV series inspired from the world of X-Men from the FX Network, Marvel Television and executive producer Noah Hawley (Fargo). It stars Dan Stevens, Rachel Keller, Aubrey Plaza and Jean Smart. The eight-episode first season will debut on FX in early 2017.
Legion is an upcoming TV series inspired from the world of X-Men from the FX Network, Marvel Television and executive producer Noah Hawley (Fargo). It stars Dan Stevens, Rachel Keller, Aubrey Plaza and Jean Smart.