Imagine That came out back in 2009. This isn't that long ago yet there is one character in this movie that is quite offensive. They definitely would have had to make many changes to this movie if they wanted to make this movie today. Overall, it is a run of the mill family friendly classic from Eddie Murphy though.
Have you ever had a book blow away your expectations? It’s the moment when you don’t quite know what to anticipate because it’s not your usual read, the moment when you think the story can’t measure up to all the hype surrounding it. It’s the moment that leaves your mind reeling and your heart pounding.
Four years ago, when I still headed a literature club in Geneva (Switzerland), we had the book ‘Me Before You’ by Jojo Moyes read and discussed. The discussion coincided with the release of the movie of the same title. I remember the heated discussion that went around the subject of true love and whether Will loved Clark. Apart from myself and another woman everyone else thought that it was a tragic but romantic story and a true love. At the time, I could not convince those ladies that they were mistaken for the author would not have titled the book ‘Me Before You’ if the story was simply a tragic-romantic one. The title of the book as well as the movie bares a deeper thought and reflects on the old male paradigm. The very same paradigm that was applied in the movie ‘Pretty Woman’ (1990).
So Undercover came out back in 2012 and its surprising how fast things change. Back in the day this movie would have been pretty acceptable and even ahead of its time. Today it sort of feels dated and somewhat amateurish in terms of movies even for a kid made for young adults.
From literally the very first second of 2018's Between Worlds, upon sight of the basic-ass Times New Roman default font they chose for the main titles, the first thought that sprang to mind was:
I grew up in the era of Big Time Rush and The Jonas Brothers, this show actually brought me back to why I loved shows of the same category. True this show did have me cringing at some points, it’s still a very solid premise and premiered its idea tremendously.
I’ve never thought I would sucked into a film franchise like this one. Baahubali: The Beginning was way too good for its own sake that I needed to see how the sequel follows up on it. I needed to know what else it brought to the table. The case with sequels is that they usually do not match up to the first film and I was curious if that was the same with this film, Baahubali 2: The Conclusion.
For April Dibrinia (Sofia Carson), dance has always been her passion and her dream was to make it to the Broadway stage. But after a disastrous audition tarnishes her budding career and she gets evicted from her apartment, April needs a change of scenery. So she returns to her small hometown of New Hope, Wisconsin to lay low for a while. But soon after arriving, April is roped into helping her old dance teacher Miss Barb (Donna Lynne Champlin) train the local children's dance team for an upcoming competition.
When the news broke on March 29th, 2019 that Agnès Varda had passed away at age 90 from cancer, the film world mourned, but I did not. I recognized the name of course, but had I seen any of her films? As it turned out, actually yes. About 18 months prior, I had enjoyed an obscure documentary called Faces Places; I remembered it being very cute, and that the old woman’s hairstyle was quite strange. So that was that, and I moved on. It would be over a year until I, too, mourned the loss of one of the greatest, most important filmmakers to ever live.
Vampires Vs. The Bronx just came out and I was excited to see it. I'm all about these hokey kid adventure movies probably because of my fond memories of the Goonies. Movies about rag tag gang of kids saving the day is pretty popular now. Probably because everyone else has fond memories of the Goonies as well.
Over the past year, I’ve been trying to branch out my movie selection by drifting away from the western films I’ve grown up on and watch more of the eastern selection. I started out with some Hong Kong films and those were decent in themselves but I’ve never gone Bollywood until I saw a gif over men being catapulted off a palm tree, rolling up into a barrel and fall down completely unharmed. I knew right then and there, I needed to see whatever film this was and that’s how I found out about Baahubali!