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Sunday, May 1, 2016

Movie Review: The Jungle Book

For the final week of movie reviews, I will be discussing The Jungle Book. I absolutely love all movies under Walt Disney Productions, and I was overjoyed to find that they were remaking this movie. The Jungle Book is a classic and is a heartwarming story. I think it was neat to produce this film because not only can parents relate to this movie because they grew up with this story, but it also still generates suspense and wonder for children of today. All ages are able to enjoy and relate to the 2016 version of The Jungle Book. Not to mention, this film was extremely beautiful due to the location of the filming (mainly Los Angeles) and all of the amazing visual effects. According to the Rotten Tomatoes Website, The Jungle Book has currently made $192.2 million in box office sales, and ninety-two percent of the 49,591 voters claimed they liked the movie. Luckily, I did see the first one so I was able to compare the two, and usually a remake is not the best, but I definitely believe they excelled in the modernizing and remaking of this film. I would recommend The Jungle Book because I truly enjoyed it, and I thought that the cast did a great job of performing. This movie is only rated PG so it is perfect for the whole family on a free afternoon. From being visually appealing and captivating to telling a heartening story, this is one you will not want to miss. Thank you for always tuning in, and I hope you enjoyed the weekly movie reviews!

The Jungle Book Movie Trailer

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Movie Review: Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice

This week's movie review is Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Overall, I really enjoyed this movie because it was filled with action and is a classic because it is the first film with both Batman and Superman. Batman is my favorite superhero so this was a must-see movie! However, it did leave me with some questions at the end because it was not very explanatory. I think that the ending definitely hints at a second Batman vs. Superman. According to the Rotten Tomatoes website, sixty-eight percent of the 201,894 viewers liked it, and it is ranked in the top box office sales at $9.0 million. While Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, and the rest of the actors did perform strongly, I thought that the plot was a bit weak. At two and a half hours long, it began to drag on and became boring while the future events were very predictable. However, I would recommend this movie because DC Entertainment did try out a new concept and while it may not have been as successful as hoped, I believe they can really build off of this creative idea. It is rated PG-13 for action and violence throughout, but if you have a free afternoon with limited plans, don't miss out on the new superhero trend. Thanks for tuning in and come back next week for another movie review surprise!

Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice Movie Trailer

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Movie Review: Secrets in their Eyes

This week's movie review is Secret in their Eyes. I am usually very intrigued by movies that are trying to solve a case so I thought I would enjoy this one since it was based off of a murder mystery. While the storyline presented dramatic ideas, I believe that the movie was very predictable and uninspiring. The acting was poor which was shocking because Secret in their Eyes included a great cast such as Julia Roberts and Nicole Kidman. Their performances were just boring which made the movie very predictable. Also, this is a remake so it was difficult not to compare it to the original. It is hard to reproduce a movie because the first one is usually the best, even without modern technology. According to the Rotten Tomatoes Website, only forty-four percent of the 11,923 viewers enjoyed the film. Overall, I was disappointed in the movie because I had high expectations. It is rated PG-13 for violent content, language, and some crude references. I would not recommend Secret in their Eyes because it is not exciting and does not capture one's attention. Stay tuned for next week's surprise movie review!

Secret in their Eyes Movie Trailer

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Movie Review: Home Alone

Thanks for tuning in for this week's movie review of Home Alone. Over spring break, I was able to watch two or three movies so I decided to watch my favorite feature for about the one-hundredth time! My entire childhood revolved around the Home Alone movies, and I believe that every child should watch each film in the series at least once. While viewing Home Alone, I realized that it is just full of innocent humor and action. It is so enjoyable because any age can watch this movie without being bored or annoyed. The characters in the film do a great job, and it truly gets a family in the holiday spirit! According to the Rotten Tomatoes Website, seventy-nine percent of the 1,024,289 viewers claimed they liked it. I did not realize that Home Alone was actually released in 1990, but this date just makes the film even more of a classic. I would definitely recommend this movie because it will always be one of my favorite childhood memories. It is rated PG and does contain some comic action and mild language. Next time you are looking for a relaxing movie to rent, don't forget Home Alone. Who knows, maybe they will create a remake of the original one day! Come back next week for another movie review!

Home Alone Movie Trailer

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Movie Review: Concussion

This week's movie review is Concussion. I have never been a fan of football because I have always realized how dangerous this sport can be, and Concussion confirmed my worries. This movie was very eye-opening because it truly displayed how harmful hitting one's head is. Not only was Concussion quite sorrowful at moments, but it was also inspirational to see that a doctor would stick to his word and continue his experiments while he was threatened by many. In America, the NFL is a very popular subject because football is taken very seriously. With this movie being based on a true story, it was heartbreaking to observe that real men risk their lives playing football without always knowing the consequences. In addition to this fact, it was even worse to realize that the NFL would not tell the truth about the dangers simply because they were worried about losing the company. According to the Rotten Tomatoes Website, seventy-six percent of the 28,525 viewers claimed they liked it. Overall, I did enjoy this movie, and I would recommend it. Concussion is rated PG-13 for language and disturbing images, but I do believe that it is a necessary movie to watch for those who actually engage in the sport. I do not believe that football should be ended, but Concussion shows that more safety precautions should be taken. Stay tuned for next week's movie review!

Concussion Movie Trailer

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Movie Review: Room

This past weekend, my mother and I watched the movie Room. Overall, I truly enjoyed the film, and I believe that it was the best movie that I have seen in a long time. It was very capturing and emotional because I sadly know that there are many people in the world that are held captive similar to the characters in Room. This movie showed the importance of maternal love, and I became a little more thankful for my life and my bond with my mother. According to the Rotten Tomatoes website, ninety-four percent of the 39,843 viewers claimed they liked the film. It is rated R for language, but it should be for mature audiences only because the movie is heart-breaking. Jacob Tremblay and Brie Larson did an outstanding job as a duo, and I would be interested to see more of their works. My only complaint is that the second half of the movie is quite slow, and it almost leaves the viewer hanging on the aspect of the captor. However, I would definitely recommend this film because it is very inspirational and it opened my eyes. The movie also won the Academy Award for Best Actress, and it was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. Tune in next time for the movie review of Sisters.

Room Movie Trailer

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Movie Review: Schindler's List

This week's movie review is Schindler's List. In my history class, we will begin viewing this movie in order to learn more about the Holocaust and the Nazis. However, I have already watched this film. I believe that Schindler's List is an eye-opening movie that makes a person think twice about their life. Not only did I feel very emotional while watching the film, but I also gained much knowledge about the Holocaust. I am inspired that my class will have the opportunity to view this movie because it is very educational, and I believe that my classmates will become more aware of how victims were treated during this horrific time. According to the Rotten Tomatoes website, ninety-seven percent of the 407,638 viewers liked it (which is truly amazing!). The fact that this film is based off of a true story makes this movie that much more realistic and intriguing. Even though it can be difficult to watch at times, this movie is most definitely a classic. I am always inspired to learn more about the Holocaust. I enjoyed this movie because it kept my attention continually, and I felt as though I became more educated on the event as well as the victims. Schindler's List did show the evil in Germany, but it also displayed that there are good people left in the world. Even at such critical times, a man was risking his life in order to save numerous other lives. I would definitely recommend this movie because the passion and dedication is undeniable. Stay tuned next week for another movie review!

Schindler's List Movie Trailer