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Movie Review: ‘Cinderella’

Warning: SPOILERS AHOY. Well, that was adorable. Before I watch any live-action Disney film, especially one that's a retelling of a retelling, I always make sure to lower my expectations first--not because I think the film is going to be bad per se (although Maleficent was pretty...meh), but because there will be inevitable changes to the story… Continue reading Movie Review: ‘Cinderella’

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Movie Review: ‘Godzilla’

Spoilers ahead. I want to tell you that 2014's Godzilla is,  as a film, as massive as the rather stocky creature on the screen. I thought it was going to be smart, visually arresting, and character-driven just as last year's blockbuster kaiju movie Pacific Rim was. But sadly, it wasn't. That doesn't mean it wasn't fun to watch, however. After an amazingly… Continue reading Movie Review: ‘Godzilla’

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Movie Review: ‘The LEGO Movie’

Everything is awesome--this movie, especially. I was feeling purely cynical toward it, at first. It seemed like The LEGO Movie was going to be a promotional movie for an amazing toy I grew up with that didn't need a movie to boost its sales at all. I was thinking that the plot was bound to be… Continue reading Movie Review: ‘The LEGO Movie’

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Movie Review: ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’

Spoilers and Tolkien geekery abound.  I didn't exactly fall in love with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. As the first of a trilogy-that-should-not-have-been, it was so obviously padded by both material from the appendices and scenes completely made up by Jackson and the screenwriters. The music was great, the acting was more than many Hollywood movies could… Continue reading Movie Review: ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’

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Movie Review: ‘Frozen’

Spoilers abound. I remember back in 2011, my college friends and I (all of us Fine Arts students) were already expressing not-so-high hopes for Disney's Frozen. Many of our complaints centered on it possibly being a bastardization of yet another fairy tale (Hans Christian Andersen's "The Snow Queen," about a little girl named Gerda rescuing her… Continue reading Movie Review: ‘Frozen’

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Movie Review: ‘Thor: The Dark World’

Minor spoiler alert. Also, I have not read the comics and I don't think I intend t0, as it's just too long a series. I watched Thor: The Dark World twice because: I like the Thor franchise, I'm not immune to the charms of either Chris Hemsworth or Tom Hiddleston, I got free tickets the second time… Continue reading Movie Review: ‘Thor: The Dark World’