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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: Wish I Was Here

Wish I Was Here (Zach Braff, 2014)

Pierce Gagnon, Zach Braff, & Joey King
Pierce Gagnon, Zach Braff, & Joey King

Zach Braff managed to piss a lot of people off with this movie, and that’s before it had even been made. Due to difficulties finding investors, Braff used Kickstarter to raise funds to shoot his screenplay. Many of those angry loser types on social media criticised him for not contributing the full amount himself (rather than a partial amount), instead relying on his fans to make up the difference.

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