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Princess Mononoke is a wondrous animated film made in 1997. Writer/director Hayao Miyazaki’s rich imagination plays with many themes in a manner that draws you into his inventive story of forest spirits, warring humans and cursed animal demons in ancient times, yet it’s challenging to fully articulate why it resonates. In part, Princess Mononoke’s cautionary tale explores human beings’ relationship with nature, an eternal conflict that is as timely and relevant now as it was 20 years ago. It also has something to say about the price we pay when we lose touch with the belief that the transcendent is life itself.
Dunkirk movie review continues below.
Spider-Man: Homecoming movie review. Minor spoilers below.
As mentioned in previous reviews, I was cautiously optimistic about Wonder Woman and Logan heading into 2017. On the contrary, I was pretty sure that in the hands of Marvel Studios, Spider-Man: Homecoming would turn out to be at the least a good superhero flick.
“No mercy, no peace. This is war.”
War for the Planet of the Apes’ final trailer promises a super intense and visually stunning follow up to 2014’s critically acclaimed Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.
Returning in the central role is motion capture pioneer Andy Serkis as Caesar, leader of an evolved ape colony.
Have you ever wondered how anyone could be afraid of clowns?
Say hello to Pennywise.
Better yet, watch the 1990 two-part TV miniseries “IT”.
The evil clown is back and wants to traumatize a whole new generation. This time on the big screen. How very nice of … it.
IT is one of several Stephen King adaptations coming out this year.
Fresh off 2016’s Arrival, director Denis Villeneuve goes from aliens to androids in Blade Runner 2049.
In this sequel, Harrison Ford returns as a former blade runner: a special police operative whose job is to track down bioengineered replicants on Earth and retire them.
Logan (2017) Movie Review – ** Beware of Minor Spoilers **
Director: James Mangold
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant, Elizabeth Rodriguez
Saying that Logan is the best standalone Wolverine movie is hardly going out on a limb. Logan is deserving to be in the conversation for best X-Men franchise movie. What makes this film standout is exploring Logan at his most authentic self in a grounded way.
Many of the other X-Men movies don’t hit the mark especially when it comes to characters. By stripping away the trappings of a typical superhero team movie, this film distills the raw, essential aspects of Logan.