A Case Against Disney Cartoon Remakes

Originally, I was going to write up a review about the upcoming Beauty and the Beast live-action remake, but the more I considered it, the more I realized it was better to take a different direction. The Beauty and the Beast remake is essentially a frame-for-frame copy of the cartoon. That isn’t to say that changes weren’t made, but overall, the cartoon to live-action transfer is fully complete to ignite millennial nostalgia. It’s a gorgeous CGI-display of Emma Watson’s Beauty prancing in the open fields and Dan Steven’s Beast growling and mostly being angry until he’s not supposed to be anymore....

Movie Review -- 'Divergent' Falls Short of Expectations

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As a fan of the sci-fi and action-adventure genres, a friend recommended a popular trilogy from an author named Veronica Roth -- the first book is titled Divergent. I was essentially shunned from the look my friend gave me when I said I had never heard of said book trilogy. So, after whipping through all three installments in just one month, I was ecstatic to find out it was being made into this big blockbuster franchise. After a long month of waiting,...

The Ten Most Anticipated Films of 2014

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Film fanatics are gearing up for a huge year of movies in 2014. This year will see the release of numerous sequels to huge franchises, as well as some exciting new films that are starting to get a lot of buzz. Here is my list of the ten movies I am most looking forward to in the coming year.
10.     Divergent – March 21st