Beauty and the Beast really is beautiful

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Disney’s 1991 animated Beauty and the Beast is a masterpiece. It was the first animated movie to be nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars, it’s been turned into a Broadway musical, and it’s my personal favourite animated movie of all time. It’s even in my top 20 movies. In grade 9 I acted in our High School’s production of Beauty and the Beast, so this story has always had a special place in my heart. When the movie was announced 3 years ago, I was beyond ecstatic. I am happy to say that this movie was just as wonderful and magical as I could have hoped.

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Logan is another milestone in the Comic Book movie genre

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The comic book movie has seen a number of milestones throughout the past 17 years. In the year 2000 X-Men was released and stunned audiences with creating well-rounded, dynamic characters. It showed that a comic book movie could be more than just campy. 2004’s Spider-Man 2 took that even further by creating what I still say is in the top 10 comic book movies ever. It delved deep into the character of Peter Parker/Spider-Man and it served as a great character movie. The Dark Knight elevated the comic book movie to an entirely new level that may never Continue reading

Oscars 2017: Who Should Win & Who Will Win

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This Sunday marks the 89th Academy Awards. After a very disappointing summer, 2016 turned out to be a very good year for movies with some of the best movies released in quite a few years. Here are my predictions for the major awards along with who I think should win.

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Split is M. Night Shyamalan’s best in years

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There was a time where M. Night Shyamalan was hailed as the next Spielberg or Hitchcock. Audiences flocked to his movies eagerly awaiting a thought-provoking thriller.

As the years went on however, his name became tainted. What started as “Oh wow! Shyamalan? I can’t wait!” after The Sixth Sense, eventually became, “ugh him again?” with The Last Airbender.

While 2015’s The Visit showed a promising comeback for the director, Split is finally the return to form we all wanted from the director and ranks among Shyamalan’s best work.

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Top 10 Movies of 2016

Let’s face it, the majority of the blockbuster movies this year ranged from “meh, it was ok” to “pretty disappointing.” However, that didn’t stop it from being a very good year for movies and this year delivered! Of course I wasn’t able to see every movie that came out this year, but from what I have seen, these are my picks for the best movies of the year.

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Rogue One is an experimental success

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Despite having a number of problems and flaws, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is a whole lot of fun and another solid entry into an already great franchise.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is the first anthology Star Wars movie and what many are calling “Disney’s experiment.” If this movie succeeds, Disney can feel confident in releasing additional anthology movies, if it’s not then Disney will need to reset their course of action. With it’s release well underway, Disney can feel confident in the direction they’re going.

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