The 25 Best… 2010’s to Now Movies!

The 25 Best… 2010’s to Now Movies!

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In our latest regular feature, coming out the first Friday of each month, Phil (of Phil’s Quick Capsule Review)  along with podcaster Josh Morris, Writer Mike Parkin, Grosse Point Geek’s Will Strong and Motion Picture Manic Jamie Robinson breakdown the 25 Best Films Of each major film decade.

 

This time out: The 2010’s to Now! 

 

The close but no cigar Films: Everybody Wants Some, The Final Girls, I Olga Hepnarova, No One Lives, The Jungle Book (2016), Hugo, The Guest, Zootopia, Black Swan, Dawn of The Planet of The Apes, Drive, Florentina Hubaldo CTE

 

 

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Beauty And The Beast (2017) – A Quick Capsule Review

Beauty And The Beast (2017) – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
It’s fair to say that watching the live action Beauty And The Beast that it feels like Emma Watson was born to be a Disney princess.  Her doe eyes, freckles and boundless charm feel make her perfectly cast in the role of Belle.  What’s more Belle brings a fair degree of independence as is far away from being a helpless passenger here.  She’s the best thing about this highly enjoyable entry in the Disney Live Action Remake franchise.  Beyond Watson the film is well directed, the support cast are charming, the effects for Beast flawless and the songs well staged. If it has a fault it’s that it seemingly adheres too much to the animated film.  This aside, there’s loads to enjoy here and no doubt the film will charm kids by the bucket load.

Best Bit: Emma Watson

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If You Liked this Try: Cinderella (2015), The Jungle Book (2016), Beauty And The Beast (1991)

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Author: Phil Hobden

The Jungle Book (2016) – A Quick Capsule Review

The Jungle Book (2016) – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
The Jungle Book is a good remake.  It has one of the best moments of ANY film this year (hint: ‘I wanna Be Like You’). It has several laugh out loud sequences.  It has Bill Murray. It also has several moments that scared the bejesus out of my six year old. BUT, and here’s the rub, it lacked heart.  Don’t get me wrong it’s performed beautifully and the FX work rate as some of the best ever put on screen but the film just didn’t ‘Grab’ me, I didn’t care as much as I should.  Maybe it’s the hardening of the original story or the side effect of taking a much loved property and remaking it. It’s not a bad film and it was enjoyable however.  So overall: older kids will marvel, younger kids will hide and adults will probably just go ” Let’s watch the Disney original!”.

Best Bit: Walken sings!

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If You Liked this Try: The Jungle Book, Cinderella (2015), Pete’s Dragon (2016)

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Author: Phil Hobden