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Beauty And The Beast

Beauty And The Beast very much falls in to my Cinderella pile. As comparison piece to the original animation, this live action adaptation loses each battle it tries to forge. The ability to build a world using animation makes for a much expansive, escapist aesthetic, and this kind of world building is very much missing in the remake. Belle’s (Emma Waston) ‘small provincial town’ los exactly like what it is, a sound stage in a warehouse somewhere in Hollywood. Things get slightly better when we get to the castle scenes, but this time the problem lies not in the lo of the sets but in the lo of the characters. Lumiere (Ewan McGregor), Cogsworth (Ian McKellen), Mrs Potts (Emma Thompson) and co. don’t possess half the charm of their 90s predecessors, with the focus on making the ornaments lo as ‘authentic’ as possible limiting their opportunity for real expression.

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Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising

Returning stars Seth Rogen, Zac Efron and Rose Byrne are joined by Chloë Grace Moretz for Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, the follow-up to 2014’s most popular original comedy. Nicholas Stoller again directs in a film that follows what happens when the will of parenthood goes against the bonds of sisterhood.

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The Legend of Tarzan

The Legend of Tarzan (2016)110 min|Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance|July 1, 20166.3Rating: 6.3 / 10 from 132,832 usersMetascore: 44Tarzan, having acclimated to life in London, is called back to his former home in the jungle to investigate the activities at a mining encampment. … Read the rest

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Raiders: The Story Of The Greatest Fan Film Ever Made

It’s been a tough few years for film fandom. While it should be a golden age — with various nerd properties hitting theaters and enjoying critical and commercial success — for a particular subset of the culture, that success has spoiled into something darker. Other outlets have written about this (in particular, Birth.Movies.Death. and The A.V. Club) covering how a (very vocal) portion of fandom has turned into an entitled and threatening bunch, affi their identities to various studio properties and attacking those who don’t share their views. It’s easy, with this loud minority issuing threats and insults to dissenters, to forget that fandom can be a source of positivity. After all, many creators start out as fans themselves.

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Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates

Hard-partying brothers Mike (Adam Devine) and Dave (Zac Efron) place an on ad to find the perfect dates (Anna Kendrick, Aubrey Plaza) for their sister’s Hawaiian wedding. Hoping for a wild getaway, the boys instead find themselves outsmarted and out-partied by the uncontrollable duo.