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Same Characters, Same Story, Brand New Enchantment with Favreau’s “The Jungle Book”

A rejuvenating touch to a Disney classic, Favreau moves us with a darker, yet memorable, telling of the man-cub Mowgli’s adventure. There’s always that unease that comes with adaptations or remakes. Will the same thing work again, or just backfire and be a flop? Not gonna lie, we had these very uncertainties with Disney’s latest adaptation, “The Jungle Book (2016)”. Glad to say, director Jon Favreau made us remember just why we loved the 1967 Disney animated classic to begin with. Orphaned at a young age, Mowgli (played by Neel Sethi) is taken in by Indian wolves and raised as one of…
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Too Massive Too Quickly: What Is Going On In “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”?

Zack Snyder’s latest blockbuster, and the first of a slew of DC movies to come, is proof that feeding your ‘child’ too much is not love, it’s harmful. [SPOILER ALERT] The day Warner Brothers announced at their San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) 2013 panel that DC’s two biggest heroes, Clark Kent/Superman (played by Henry Cavill) and Bruce Wayne/Batman (played by Ben Affleck), were going go appear on the big screen together was the day DC fans worldwide celebrated with a fist pump in the air. Not only were fans going to get a team-up, oh no, we were going to…
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#RIPAlanRickman: Potterheads React To Death of Prof. Snape

British actor Alan Rickman has passed away from cancer, aged 69. Remembered for a variety of iconic roles over a 30-year career, his multi-generational appeal is testament to his talent for playing the villain in many memorable roles. From embodying Bruce Willis‘ adversary in 1988’s “Die Hard” to his singular performance as the misunderstood Professor Snape in the “Harry Potter” series, even the most nonchalant moviegoer would no doubt have a vivid recollection of his work. DANamic.ORG writer and Potterhead Hannah Halim has compiled a list of dedications on the Internet from the Harry Potter fandom and beyond. http://feellng.tumblr.com/post/137280110732/when-im-80-years-old-and-sitting-in-my-rocking “He was probably the bravest…
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“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is Nostalgic, Flawed and Amazing

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Sadly, there’s no piquant or even satisfactory way to type a scream of joy out but that’ll have to do. 10 years after Revenge of the Sith, we finally have the continuation to the science fiction saga the entire world knows of. As a disclaimer and to be upfront: no movie is perfect, not even The Force Awakens. But we’ll forgive everything because frankly, we still love it. We’ll try our hardest not to spoil anything because this is a movie that should NOT be spoiled (shame on you if you did spoil it for someone). The Force Awakens…
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#ExplainAFilmPlotBadly: All You Need This Blockbuster Season

With Hollywood raining sequel after sequel upon us (we’ll talk more about this soon), being a movie buff gets a little exhausting sometimes. Thanks to the power of Twitter and bored people with an Internet connection, #ExplainAFilmPlotBadly is here to help you differentiate between the abused oft-reprised roles and their instalments on the silver screen. We rounded up the best of the worst summaries but, of course, here’s a warning: spoiler alert! An iceberg is badly damaged in a hit-and-run. #ExplainAFilmPlotBadly — Stephen Boylan (@SteveBoylan) December 13, 2015 #ExplainAFilmPlotBadly Paranoid billionaire afraid of immigrant pic.twitter.com/mCKj8zfg6C — Maggie Serota (@maggieserota) December…
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“Spectre” Is Technically Satisfying… But That’s It

Perhaps the most surprising fact to come out of this latest Bond film was that its theme song “Writing’s On The Wall” is written and sung by English singer-songwriter Sam Smith. What’s even more impressive is that the song was written in under half an hour and the demo recorded thereafter is the actual music used in the film itself. The 24th Bond film to feature the suave Agent 007, Spectre sees Oscar-winning filmmaker Sam Mendes return to direct his second Bond film after 2012’s Skyfall and English actor Daniel Craig reprise the famed role for his fourth time. With a budget that hovers between USD$245 – 300 million, Spectre is…
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“Breaking Through” Is Yet Another Cheesy Dance Movie

With all the commercial success the “Step Up” series has received throughout the years, we were hoping that “Breaking Through” could deliver something just as spectacular, or better. We left the theatre with our expectations completely broken. Written and directed by John Swetnam, the film is centred on Casey Wright (Sophia Aguiar), an aspiring dancer who is struggling to balance her mundane day job and passion for dance with her crew. One day, Casey is miraculously discovered by Quinn (Jay Ellis), who hopes to give her the thousands of views and fans that she dreams of. But Casey has to risk not…
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