“Beauty and the Beast”
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“A tale as old as time,” the famous words from Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” truly tells the tale of this year’s live version of the classic cartoon. This year’s movie was one worth seeing in theaters.
I would actually suggest seeing it in theaters because the atmosphere gives the movie a whole new meaning although one should expect there to be children in the theater.
The new movie was well performed and was well constructed. They used the same music from he classic cartoon but with new singers. So do not miss out because the magic comes to life on the big screen.
“A Cure for Wellness”
I wish I can say “A Cure for Wellness” meets the hype the trailers showed. This film surrounds Lockhart (Dane DeHaan) as he seeks out the CEO of his company at a wellness center in the Swiss Alps. Naturally, things are off.
This psychological horror film was just slightly creepy with a side of incest in an incredibly drawn out plot. This was also probably one of the longest movies of my life. The film had a neat idea with great visuals and a decent soundtrack, but the movie was incredibly slow and had too many random things thrown in. Apart from the last 10 minutes of the two and a half hour movie, the most interesting parts were shown in the trailers. Do not waste your time, leave it and read the synopsis instead.
“La La Land”
Public Relations Representative
“La La Land” is a modern musical with a touch of old-school charm and a dash of Ryan Gosling. A romantic drama/romance this movie follows the lives of Sebastian, an aspiring jazz musician, and Mia who is pursuing an acting career in Hollywood. Following the ups and downs of their relationship, “La La Land” is sure to dig deep into our hearts as we search out the feelings of pain and joy that love brings. Damien Chazelle’s film is definitely worth watching in theaters for its cinematic quality. Also let us be real for a moment, everyone wants to watch a little Ryan Gosling every now and then.
“50 Shades Darker”
“50 Shades Darker” came out Friday, Feb. 10. This movie is a romantic original. It picks up where “50 Shades of Grey” left off with Ana, Dakota Johnson, and Christian, Jamie Dornan, broken up. Christian, in-love with Ana, fights to get her back.
This drama film is definitely one to watch. The only reason I recommend it is because the plot is romantic and easy to follow. There are not as much sexual scenes as I thought there would be so I brought eye-covers for no reason that I had to return. The movie is okay as the storyline kept me interested. I felt like I was watching the devil’s alternative to “The Notebook.” I recommend this movie for mature audiences , it is a great film to see in theaters.
“Logan” is the movie that everyone must see in the theaters. It is full of action and emotions of Wolverine teaming up with a young clawed girl named Laura to get her to a mutant safe haven. With this being Hugh Jackman’s last movie as Wolverine, and Patrick Stewart’s last movie as Professor X, they both did their character roles justice. The cinematography in the movie was done masterfully this movie ended Hugh Jackman as Wolverine perfectly.
“Get Out” was by far the best movie of 2017. If you are looking for a laugh, and a little bit of terror, you should definitely check it out. For the full fearful experience, a theater is the best place to enjoy it.
“Split” is a psychological horror movie that at first, I was not too excited to see due to the fear of the movie making a negative portrayal of DID (Dissociate Identity Disorder).
After viewing the movie, I was pleasantly surprised to see the amount of research and detail that was put into the film to portray such an extreme case of DID. See it in theaters. This movie is done unexpectedly well from the cinematography to the intense acting.
“John Wick 2”
The movie “John Wick 2” came out to theaters Friday, Feb. 10 of this year continuing the story of main character John Wick, played by Keanu Reeves, who is a retired assassin. The whole movie follows this character into a mission he has to fulfill in order to end his unwilling alliance with a Gangster called Santino D’Antonio.
While this movie was quite epic it was extremely gory. The brutality that John Wick uses is heavily portrayed in this film which can be tough to swallow in some parts. Even though this movie is for those who are action fanatics I would not have spent $12 to watch in a movie theater.
The overall story was pretty generic that has been seen before. Why spend $12 to watch another assassin movie when you could be snuggled in a blanket at home watching it on Netflix.
Arts & Entertainment Editor
“Moonlight” is a tale of a young homosexual boy growing up in the hood, following his life and struggle.
This movie is on the verge of dwindling out of theaters so I streamed it. Although the cinematography is compelling and draws you in to the story line, the lackluster ending made the depressing plot line and emotional roller coaster unsatisfying.
This is not a family movie as it contains somewhat graphic images.
If you like depressing movies that create a window into another world and has realistic open endings, then this is the movie for you. However, the romantic in me wanted more.
My final review would be to leave it, but if you do want to see it wait for it to come out on Netflix it is not worth the money.