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FILM REVIEW: Pan

Pan (Joe Wright, 2015)

Fairies, pirates, and Hugh Jackman. This should have been awesome. And it started off looking like it would be. Initial scenes showing Peter (Levi Miller) in the orphanage carry a sense of excitement, and when pirates start bursting down from the ceiling to whisk away the boys on a flying pirate ship, it seems as if we’re in for a treat. The sequence that follows is incredible, and then we end up on Neverland, where a bunch of ferals scream out a Nirvana number which, quite frankly, is odd. You’re not Baz Luhrmann, Joe Wright. If you’re going to insert a random contemporary musical number, YOU NEED TO COMMIT. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Pan

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FILM REVIEW: Unbroken

Unbroken (Angelina Jolie, 2014)

"And... action!"
“And… action!”

A-list movie star, mother of six, humanitarian, and director. Is there anything Angelina Jolie can’t do? In her first English-language feature film, she proves yet again that she’s more than just those lips and that leg. She is a force to be reckoned with! And it’s no surprise that she’s gone with a story that showcases the fighting human spirit. Unbroken tells the true tale of Olympic runner Louis Zamperini (Jack O’Connell), who was taken prisoner of war by the Japanese Navy. Coming in at 137 minutes, it’s a hard going slog, but ultimately inspiring and satisfying. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Unbroken