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Film Review: Jungle Book

Disney has been dominating the box office and will for years to come with Marvel, Star Wars and Pixar now residing at the Mouse House.  However, what they are still best known for are their animated offerings and there has been a concerted effort to adapt many of these well-known classics into live action films for the big screen.  Alice In Wonderland, Maleficent and Cinderella were all successful both critically and commercially, but with Jungle Book Disney is taking their biggest risk yet.  Yes, Jungle Book is a well-known property with characters and songs that are extremely memorable, but a movie featuring photo-realistic animals shown talking and a runtime consisting of almost entirely CGI had the potential to fail royally and keep theater-goers away.  If you’ve checked the box office returns this clearly isn’t the case and that is because this movie is much better than it has any reason to be. Continue reading Film Review: Jungle Book

Movie Review: The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

I had no intention of writing this review, not because I didn’t possess a strong opinion on the film but because I was busy immediately after watching the movie and next thing I knew The Man From U.N.C.L.E. was no longer in theaters.  The reason I chose to write this now is because of a comment I saw from Warner Bros. regarding Henry Cavill in association with their Superman franchise.  After seeing an early draft of Batman v Superman, WB executives requested more Batman and less Superman due to believing Ben Affleck acted circles around Henry and feeling that he wasn’t a bankable star.  Any article reporting this referenced how The Man From U.N.C.L.E. bombed at the box office.  Having seen the movie not only do I fail to understand how Cavill is being judged based on his performance, but it frustrates me that such a good movie performed poorly. Continue reading Movie Review: The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

Movie Review: Inside Out

Ever since Toy Story debuted in 1995 Pixar has been viewed as the standard in animation. While many other studios have been accused of dumbing down the content in their animated features, focusing on cutesy characters and generic humor, the reputation for Pixar has always been that they make films that both children and adults can enjoy. Through the years they’re attacked many mature themes in the shell of a family-friendly film and it has paid off tremendously in both box office returns and Oscar recognition. Continue reading Movie Review: Inside Out