Let me throw this out there right away: I was never a huge fan of Beauty and the Beast when I was a kid. I just didn’t watch it that often. I was a Lion King, Aladdin, Hercules, Fox and the Hound kinda boy. In my young, pre-pubescent mind, Beauty and the Beast was a girl’s movie, much like The Little Mermaid or Snow White. Can a child be sexist? I don’t know, but that’s just what I thought growing up. So I wasn’t super duper excited to see the live action retelling of Beauty and the Beast like I was to see The Jungle Book. To get prepared, I rewatched the old cartoon for the first time in at least 20 years. It’s good, I understand why people like it, but it just isn’t one of my favorites. Continue reading Beauty and the Beast Review
Man, Noah had a lot of shit to deal with. A giant flood to wipe out humanity, a meanie king who wants to steal his ark from him, and giant rock-angel-monsters. Who could forget the rock-angel-monsters. Noah is director Darren Aronofsky’s latest film, and stars Russell Crowe in the lead role of Noah, with supporting performances from Jennifer Connelly, Ray Winstone, Emma Watson, and Anthony Hopkins. Pretty stacked group of actors, right? Don’t get too excited, Noah does not capitalize on the talent and ends up being a dull, laborious, and unbelievable (not in the good way) affair.