A Case Against Disney Cartoon Remakes

Originally, I was going to write up a review about the upcoming Beauty and the Beast live-action remake, but the more I considered it, the more I realized it was better to take a different direction.

The Beauty and the Beast remake is essentially a frame-for-frame copy of the cartoon. That isn’t to say that changes weren’t made, but overall, the cartoon to live-action transfer is fully complete to ignite millennial nostalgia. It’s a gorgeous CGI-display of Emma Watson’s Beauty prancing in the open fields and Dan Steven’s Beast growling and mostly being angry until he’s not supposed to be anymore. Musical lovers will gush at all the wonderfully choreographed singing and dancing scenes and Disney fanatics will be perfectly happy accepting this newly repackaged gift. In other words, there’s nothing I’m going to tell you that will change your mind about seeing Beauty and the Beast, with one exception.

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Movie Review — ‘Noah’ is Not Your Typical Biblical Tale

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Noah will undoubtedly be the center of plenty of controversy as the masses file to see the film as it releases nationwide today. I know the Biblical story of the famed ark builder quite intimately as I’ve heard the story hundreds of times throughout my life — this movie, Noah, taken on by renowned Director Darren Aronofsky, is not the Biblical tale your preacher told you.

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