Movie Review: Coco (2017) (5 stars)

“Seize your moment.”

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Title: Coco (2017)

Director: Lee Unkrich

Runtime: 109 minutes

Genre: Comedy, Family, Animation, Fantasy

Synopsis:

Despite his family’s generations-old ban on music, young Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead. After meeting a charming trickster named Héctor, the two new friends embark on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.

Rating: 5/5 stars

  • Remember me is the most iconic and meaningful song in the film! The meaning behind it will bring you to tears!

Review:

(Technical)

The warm lighting throughout the story was great and the film was so wonderfully coloured.

I really loved the music choice throughout the film, they kept the main Mexican vibe but the songs really helped to build up the film further.

(Story)

Miguel’s family hates music and they make shoes, but Miguel wants to play the guitar and his idol is Ernesto de la Cruz. When his desperation turns intense, Miguel is thrust into the Land of the Dead and he needs to gain his family’s blessing to return. With the help of Héctor, they venture off on a journey on forgiveness and acceptance.

(Thoughts)

Okay, the animated banners that introduced the story’s background at the start was a genius and awesome idea! I also felt that the train station in the Land of the Dead had a real resemblance to the movie Hugo!

The comedy was really well timed and the plot twists were really REALLY good. The story development was really well planned out and the movie was intimate yet loud.

Coco is heartwarming and emotional, a definite recommendation to fans of Disney and music.

Have you watched this movie? What did you think? Let me know in the comments below!

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Movie Review: F the prom (2017) (3 stars)

“I don’t deserve your trust, but I do want to change things.”

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Title: F the prom (2017)

Director: Benny Fine

Runtime: 90 minutes

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Synopsis:

When Maddy, the most popular girl on her campus, starts feeling lonely and heartbroken, she reconnects with her inseparable friend Cole and the duo conspire to destroy the ultimate teen popularity contest, the Prom.

Rating: 3/5 stars

Review:

(Technical)

The lighting for this film was really natural.

(Story)

Cole and Maddy used to be friends until Maddy became popular. Because of an unfortunate betrayal, Cole and Maddy rekindle their friendship and decide to destroy the prom

(Thoughts)

Was that I Hunger Game reference I noticed?

The plot twist was definitely unexpected and was actually really disappointed with how the climax and end played out.

Have you watched this movie? What did you think? Let me know in the comments below!

Movie Review: I am Number four

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Title: I am number four (2011)

Director: D.J. Caruso

Runtime: 109 minutes

Genre: Thriller, Sci-fi, Adventure, Action, Romance

Synopsis:

Aliens and their Guardians are hiding on Earth from intergalactic bounty hunters. They can only be killed in numerical order, and Number Four is next on the list.

Rating: 4.5/5 stars

Review:

I was glued to this movie from the start.

(Technical)

I loved the graphics and felt that the way they executed the suspense was really good. The natural lighting for the beach scenes were my favourite.

(Story)

Henri is John’s guardian as John is one of the 9 who has powers, but bounty hunters are here to hunt them down, number by number. John’s powers develop along the story.

(Thoughts)

I loved the concept of this movie and knew it was actually a book to movie adaptation. The movie was so thrilling. I personally did feel sad about the ending, but it left it open for a sequel (which didn’t happen)

Have you watched this movie? What did you think? Let me know in the comments below!

Movie Review: Batman: The Dark Knight rises (2012)

“I never wanted you to come back to Gotham.”

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Title: Batman: The Dark Knight rises

Director: Christopher Nolan

Runtime: 164 minutes

Genre: Action, Thriller, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Synopsis:

It has been eight years since Batman vanished into the night, Batman now is forced to back in action to save Gotham City from the brutal guerrilla terrorist Bane, with the help of the enigmatic Catwoman. 

Rating: 5/5 stars

Review:

(Technical)

The lighting was definitely darker than it’s counterpart, Batman: The dark knight, probably signifying that the Gotham has once again fallen into it’s darkness and weary state.

The music was intense and really fitted the film.

(Story)

The events in this movie happen 8 years after Harvey Dent dies and Batman disappears. The movie focuses on the main villain, Bane. Bane wants to cleanse Gotham, Batman works together with Catwoman.

(Thoughts)

I loved that they casted Anne Hathaway as Catwoman! The new cop (who’s name is Robin) really helped to ignite Batman’s fire and was a really nice touch to the movie!

I liked that all the movies had a central theme that focuses on darkness and cleansing Gotham.

The plot twists were really unexpected and well pulled off. The set up and pay off for the movie was great and the climax was really tear jerking.

I felt that the ending was a really nice touch to end the series, Batman’s sacrifice was so awesome and such a big deal for me. It actually did leave a lot of potential for a sequel (but it was never done).

Have you watched this movie? What did you think? Let me know in the comments below!

Movie Review: Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated

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Title: Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated

Director: Hannah Lux Davis

Runtime: 78 minutes

Genre: Documentary

Synopsis:

Demi Lovato has released her new documentary, Simply Complicated, and it lives up to its name — tracking the pop star’s tumultuous past with straightforward accounts of the personal struggles that nearly destroyed her life and detail the making of her latest album, Tell Me You Love Me.

Rating: 5/5 stars

Review:

This documentary broke my heart and stitched it up multiple times.

(Technical)

The shots are so raw, it feels really personal.

(Thoughts)

I loved her music since a while back, and she uses her art as a way to express her pain and emotions. Demi is also a perfectionist and we are given a glimpse into Demi’s painful childhood.

I was crying throughout the movie, after seeing what she has been through and I’m glad that she’s gotten through it and is constantly improving herself to fine tune her art.

Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated is a bittersweet documentary that tells the real story behind the talent singer. It’s an inspirational documentary that will bring you to tears.

Have you watched this movie? What did you think? Let me know in the comments below!