Beauty and the Beast | DAGeeks Movie Review

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Total ScoreThe challenge to any remake is creating something which respects the nostalgia but also pushes things forward. This is a particularly tricky thing as nostalgia is a very emotional kind of quality. Nonetheless, Disney’s craftsmanship in producing films is visible in the 2017 live-action adaptation of their own animated film, hitting quite a few high notes with tolerable rough spots. As a film which is based on one from the period in which Disney movies featured strong musical sequences, the song quality is one I tried to observe in…

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Kong: Skull Island | DAGeeks Movie Review

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Total ScoreA venerable franchise, Kong seems to be made in the same monster universe as the recent Godzilla kaiju movie. The film is set in the 70s during the end of the Vietnam war and leverages the vibe of that bygone era. While important, the human actors of the film are not the main heroes – it is Kong of Skull Island who takes this role. The movie is really a feature of the primeval Skull Island where Kong and many other monstrous beasts dwell. The apex beast of the…

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Logan | DAGeeks Movie Review

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Total ScoreThe X-Men movies and Wolverine in particular have been a pretty big part of the cinematic comic book universe, especially during the earlier days when the rest of Marvel and the DC Universes hadn’t yet come to the big screen. Logan comes in now as a sort of tail-ender kind of movie, offering a form of wrap-up or closure perhaps to the current edition of the X-Men Cinematic franchise. Logan is a movie where the aged mutant is seen in a mildly dystopian future, caring for nonagenarian Charles Xavier….

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Passengers | DAGeeks Movie Review

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Total ScoreWithout being able to see the trailers for the movie, I had thought Passengers was going to simply be a science-fiction love story in space. While interested in how that would come out, I was pleasantly surprised to watch a movie that had quite a bit more depth and sobriety to my initial expectation. The movie explores the concept of “a man on a deserted island”, which actually appears in a scene between Jim (Chris Pratt) and the android bartender Arthur (Michael Sheen). Jim is the victim of a…

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Sing Delivers the Entertainment I was Looking for in a Movie About Singing Animals | DAGeeks Movie Review

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Total Score“Sing” is a movie about singing animals. Its main attraction is the array of songs and cast that brings life to the animated characters. I went in to be entertained with simple humor and fun songs, and I exited from the movie getting just that. The plot and the depth of the story is, as to be expected, none too complex. Buster Moon, a theatre owner, is desperately trying to keep his place alive and hits on the idea of a song contest (The Voice anyone?) to draw people’s…

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