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‘Disenchanted’ Is an Enchanting Sequel

Yes, the title contains a pun but I couldn’t help it. The word enchanting is exactly the adjective I thought was an appropriate description of this film because that’s precisely what it was.

Enchanted is one of the best Disney movies with a clever approach to the classic fairy tale story. In fact, it’s also one of the funniest Disney films with a heap of humor that’ll have you laughing out loud. Disenchanted is not as amusing, instead taking a slightly darker approach devoid of the naivety and wonder of the first film and bringing the characters to a disheartening reality.

I was expecting a sequel that was going to suffer the sequel curse but this movie did not. In fact, it was fantastic.

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I Love ‘Arrival’!

I just watched Arrival yesterday after not having seen it for a while and wow, I really love this movie. In fact, it’s one of my top ten favorite movies of all time. I just can’t get enough of the brilliant screenplay and the outstanding performances of Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner in this visually masterful handling of a sci-fi film. Denis Villeneuve is a master of this genre.

Considering how much I enjoyed the film last night I wanted to revisit this review I wrote celebrating the beauty of this one-of-a-kind film. Enjoy!

I went to see Arrival roughly five years ago when it sprung into theaters around the country. I went to watch it because it was garnering immense praise from critics and it seemed like an interesting science fiction film to watch. After seeing it I, for the most part, enjoyed it but its plot was confusing and I didn’t fully understand what was going on. It ended up being nominated for Best Picture that year, showing that the praise it received was somewhat legitimate. I, however, hadn’t watched the movie since…until a couple of days ago.

I was bored and looking for a fun movie to watch in the middle of the day. I came across Arrival and considering that I had only seen the film once about a year and half ago I figured I might as well give it a go again and see if I’ll understand it a little better the second time around. As soon as it came on I knew that I was going to enjoy the movie immensely.

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The cinematography was beautiful and immediately sucked me in with its dark tones. The music, composed by the recently deceased Jóhan Jóhannsson (Sicario,) is perfectly alien and it works brilliantly with the overall film. But what struck me the most about the movie wasn’t the colorful tones of the movie’s scenes or the way the music gave me chill bumps but rather the originality of the story.

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A Movie Ranking: Amy Adams

Amy Adams is an acclaimed actress garnering, so far in her career, six Oscar nominations and eight Golden Globe nominations, including two Golden Globe wins. I’ve seen a few movies with her and so I wanted to highlight her for this week’s A Movie Ranking. Enjoy!

4. Justice League

Ben Affleck, Jeremy Irons, Amy Adams, Henry Cavill, Jason Momoa, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, and Ray Fisher in Justice League (2017)

Justice League shouldn’t have come out in 2017. It did. Bad idea. The movie wasn’t ready, the script was poorly constructed, and the introduction of three new superheroes only helped make the movie that much worse.

Lois Lane was a cog for Superman’s story, nothing else, unfortunately.

3. Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice

Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

Once again, Amy Adams would have to play the damsel-in-distress role of Lois Lane whose story, while important to the movie, felt a bit out of place in the whole scheme of things.

2. Man of Steel

Kevin Costner, Russell Crowe, Laurence Fishburne, Christopher Meloni, Amy Adams, Henry Cavill, Richard Schiff, Michael Shannon, Ayelet Zurer, Dylan Sprayberry, Samantha Win, and Rebecca Buller in Man of Steel (2013)

There is no Superman without Lois Lane. Amy Adams does her best to bring depth to this iconic character but Lois is very basic.

1. Arrival

Forest Whitaker, Amy Adams, and Jeremy Renner in Arrival (2016)

Unsurprisingly, this is my favorite film of Adams. Finally, I got to see her acting chops and she didn’t disappoint. Arrival is one of the best science-fiction films I’ve ever seen and I thoroughly enjoy it upon every viewing.

Do you have any favorite Amy Adams movies? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a splendid day.

Love Is The Center of Arrival’s Brilliance

I went to see Arrival roughly two years ago when it sprung into theaters around the country. I went to watch it because it was garnering immense praise from critics and it seemed like an interesting science fiction film to watch. After seeing it I, for the most part, enjoyed it but its plot was confusing and I didn’t fully understand what was going on. It ended up being nominated for Best Picture that year, showing that the praise it received was somewhat legitimate. I, however, hadn’t watched the movie since…until a couple of days ago.

I was bored and looking for a fun movie to watch in the middle of the day. I came across Arrival and considering that I had only seen the film once about a year and half ago I figured I might as well give it a go again and see if I’ll understand it a little better the second time around. As soon as it came on I knew that I was going to enjoy the movie immensely.

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The cinematography was beautiful and immediately sucked me in with its dark tones. The music, composed by the recently deceased Jóhan Jóhannsson (Sicario,) is perfectly alien and it works brilliantly with the overall film. But what struck me the most about the movie wasn’t the colorful tones of the movie’s scenes or the way the music gave me chill bumps but rather the originality of the story.

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