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FILM REVIEW: Beauty and the Beast (2017)

Beauty and the Beast (Bill Condon, 2017)

It’s finally here. The live Disney musical we’ve all been waiting for. Twenty-six years after the animated original (one of the few animated films with an Oscar nomination for Best Picture), the live adaptation of Beauty and the Beast graces our screens. While it’s not the first live action adaptation of a much loved Disney animated classic – following Maleficent, Cinderella, and The Jungle Book – it is the first to retain its most crucial element: the music. Does that then mean it’s simply an unnecessary rehash? It’s depends on your level of pessimism, your fondness for nostalgia, and possibly how much you value animation. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Beauty and the Beast (2017)

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FILM REVIEW: Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (Shawn Levy, 2014)

Sequels to kids’ movies are rarely up there with the best films of the year (the Toy Story franchise aside) and so expectations were fairly low for Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb. Maybe it was my low expectations, but I was rather taken by the third and final instalment, which proved a touching conclusion to a decent trilogy. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb