2017

A great premise put into waste. The Circle is one of this year’s biggest disappointments.

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FILM INFO

This digital thriller is about Mae finding her lifetime opportunity  to work in the most powerful tech and social media company, The Circle. As she gains recognition in the company, she is encouraged by the company’s founder, Eamon, to engage in a ground breaking experiment that pushes the boundaries of her privacy, freedom and even values. This movie is written and directed by James Ponsoldt under Europa Corp/STX Films.

Casts: Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, John Boyega, Karen Gillan, Patton Oswalt, Glenne Headly, Bill Paxton & Ellar Coltrane.

Genre: Drama, Mystery, Suspense (PG-13)

Past Movies of Tom Hanks: Sully

Past Movies of Emma Watson: Beauty and the Beast is faithful to its classic origins. One of Disney’s finest masterpiece so far.

WHAT I LIKE?

The Circle is actually a very interesting movie about technology specifically social media. The whole premise is generally relatable since almost all of us use this in our everyday life. Moreover, The Circle is all about the current generation too. The first part of the movie has set the mood well in terms of providing background with the life of Mae and her journey in The Circle on the middle part. The first half maintained my interest and curiosity especially during the scenes when Mae is employed already in The Circle. I loved how the movie introduced breakthrough technology such as cameras and social media in accessing information and videos from people and places all over the globe. The scenes inside The Circle was my most favorite part of the film. Emma Watson and Tom Hanks were also impressive in their roles. Emma was at her natural state. Tom Hanks was still classic. The film will also show you the importance of privacy especially when dealing with the digital world. As a whole, the film is good despite its flaws will be mentioned after this article.

WHAT I DON’T LIKE?

The second half of the film is the major downfall of The Circle. When it landed on the middle part, everything was out of bounds. The momentum was not sustained with very confusing story-telling technique and lack of emphasis on the danger of technology that is essential in contributing to the suspense and mystery factor the movie must deliver. Moreover, the supporting scenes towards the Climax were weak and very uninteresting. It did not supported well the degree of resolution Mae must have in order to fully justify the twist of The Circle. Somehow, the whole plot was not utilized well on its full potential. It could have been mind-blowing given the right blend of script and direction. The film could have explored more on its very wonderful premise. Nevertheless, it was still a good film but not worth-recommending.

RATINGS:

6/10 Popcorns.

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2017

Beauty and the Beast is faithful to its classic origins. One of Disney’s finest masterpiece so far.

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FILM INFO

Beauty and the Beast is a classic Disney masterpiece that relieved the journey of Belle, a beautiful woman who is taken as prisoner by a beast in his castle. This fairy tale will evolve within the enchanting and magical world inside the castle. The journey will take Belle into looking beyond the Beast’s kind heart and true Prince within. This classic fantasy reboot is directed by Bill Condon under Walt Disney Pictures.

Casts: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Audra McDonald, Ian McKellen & Emma Thompson.

Genre: Musical, Fantasy, Drama, Romance

WHAT I LIKE?

It just so great and nostalgic to finally relieve the classic fictional love story the world has ever known. Beauty and the Best captured our hearts before. This time, it has captured more with its live adaptation. The great first thing about the movie is that its faithfulness to the original story line and the characters in it. I must commend the Director for putting up the best and superb interpretation of the whole story that I was just in awe from beginning to end. I loved every angle and frame of the movie. Aside from its very consistent plot than that of the animated/cartoon material, the movie was able to bring the whole set into a impressive Production design. The details of each place is just awesome to watch. From the village scene, to the castle scene and even the forest scenes – all scenes are really a perfect fit for the whole movie. Aside from the setting, I was also impressed with the details of the dress and outfits of the characters. Be it commoner or even the high officials, the movie has brought to life colorful and amazing classic costumes. Aside from its faithful plot, the movie has managed to execute properly all the musical scenes the classic film is well-known of. I loved every musical scene as all of them are crafted and choreographed well. My personal favorite scenes were the BE OUR GUEST SCENE and the Dance of Bella and the Beast. The movie has also given justice to the magical objects that made Beauty and the Beast enjoyable to watch too. I am just very impressed as well with the Visual Editing and Cinematography. The Editing was on-point and majority of scenes were a visual spectacle. The movie’s success is also credited to its very talented actors. No doubt, Emma Watsons nailed the role of Belle. She was just innocent, beautiful and very emotionally-engaging to watch. She was made perfect for the role. The Beast, Dan Stevens, has also a done a great job. I loved how the film has successfully made him a real-life Beast with all the detailed actuation. Luke Evans, on the other hand, was impressive too. I loved his portrayal of narcissistic and arrogant person in the name of Gaston. All of the other characters were also good as all of them complimented well with the story’s demand. I must say, one of Disney’s finest masterpiece so far. I cried some scenes as it brought butterflies in my stomach. The whole masterpiece is just too lovable.

WHAT I DON’T LIKE?

I have to leave it blank though.

RATINGS:

10/10 Popcorns

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