Beauty and the Beast (2017)

Beauty and the Beast Makes Me Feel Like a Kid Again

Goddamnit, Beauty and the Beast is absolutely magical. Even though the live-action remake of the 1991 Disney animated classic is almost entirely a shot-for-shot retelling, it manages to give new life to an old tale. In the same vein as Kenneth Branagh’s 2015 film Cinderella—also part of Disney’s current live-action fairytale remake trend—this film makes tiny tweaks to the original fairytale to give it a slightly different, more mature feel. Ha! I say “mature feel” as if I wasn’t sitting there feeling like a little girl again and dreaming of princess gowns. Continue reading “Beauty and the Beast Makes Me Feel Like a Kid Again”

Last Vegas Movie

Last Vegas Has Everything But Laughs

Can we make a pact to stop comparing every bro-comedy to The Hangover? I mean, The Hangover wasn’t the first of its kind. Weekend at Bernie’s  capitalized on the bachelor screwball vacation movie back in the ’80s. And before that, every Chevy Chase movie relied on this same formula. So when I talk about Last Vegas, we’re talking about it in terms of it being Last Vegas. Everyone cool with that? Good. Because I’m going to move this baby along since there’s not really much substance to discuss with this movie. Continue reading “Last Vegas Has Everything But Laughs”