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Beauty and the Beast
27 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Recently Disney has been remaking its animated hits like a well oiled and efficient machinery into live adaptation, distinguishable to have its own identity, but preserving the essence of their original greatest hits. Where Maleficent turned a villain of Sleeping Beauty into its heroine while The Jungle Book put some Rudyard Kipling back into the mix. But the 'new' film of Beauty and the Beast is the first of these Disney live action adaptation take a different approach, it's a cookie-cutter and loyal to its source material. The story basically is the same as it was in the much-loved 1991 cartoon, its characters are the same, even Belle's costumes are the same: blue dress and white blouse at the start, yellow ball gown later on. And surprisingly the screenplay is credit to Stephen Chbosky and Evan Spiliotopoulis, as oppose to Linda Woolverton, who wrote the original, because much of the dialogue is identical.

Overall the live action adaption capture most of iconic moments magically and relive my childhood nostalgia shot-for-shot like a déjà vu with beautiful late baroque set designs and intricate digital creations to mesmerised. However, certain decisions director Bill Condon made, from a 84 minutes fairy-tale romance into a 129 drama can be questionable. The prologue, where the prince throws a Marie Antoinette-like parties before he turns into a beast and two compelling backstory for Belle and the Beast are good addition to the film. Some of the newly compose song seem force into the plot, effectively sacrificing emotional impact compared to the original, Emma Thompson's Mrs Potts is no match for Angela Lansbury's, who was as warm and soothing as the tea she brewed. And the sad fact is that neither of the showstopping numbers, the title song and Be Our Guest, is as magical or imaginative as it was in a cartoon which came out over a quarter of a century ago.

I don't feel at home in this world anymore.
56 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

A dark comic thriller, astute understanding of depression and loneliness especially Ruth, who's played with great intelligence and exactness by Melanie Lynskey.

The Lego Batman Movie
59 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

The LEGO once again recreate enthusiasm and inventiveness with wit, enthral and stream of funny jokes. Bum that the final act and the way the hero resolve his conflict familiar with the original LEGO movie.

Paterson
Paterson (2016)
2 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

Adam Driver is bus-driving poet in Paterson as Paterson is refreshingly new entry to Jim Jarmusch's filmography, finding inspiration in the mundane in life, slowly feeds new information everyday is extremely charming and a gentle meditative film.

John Wick: Chapter 2
2 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

His dog was not harmed in making this film, and the human body count is significantly higher. This fun-but-too-gory second installment directed by Chad Stahelski a former movie stuntman and stunt coordinator, who worked with Reeves on "The Matrix" trilogy is a genius for action.