Beauty and the Beast (2017) – A Tale as Old as Time

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A live action recreation of the 1991 Disney animated classic of the same name, Beauty and the Beast was one of the most anticipated films of 2017. So anticipated, in fact, that according to Disney, the first teaser was viewed 91.8 million times in its first 24 hours, making it the most viewed teaser trailer in history and beating films like Captain America: Civil War and Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. According to The Guardian, 27 million of those views were on the Facebook page of film star, Emma Watson. Families now finally get the chance to watch Emma on the big screen taking on the role as the Hermione-like Belle, an intelligent young woman with big ambitions in a small French provincial town. Alongside Watson, Dan Stevens was cast as the Beast, Luke Evans as the vain and villainous Gaston and Josh Gad as Gaston’s silly sidekick and comic relief, LeFou.
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Café Society (2016) – A comedy, written by a sadistic comedy writer

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Café Society was written and directed by Woody Allen, who has won several Oscars including one for best picture, for the famous Annie Hall. The film features Jesse Eisenberg in the main role as Allen’s alter ego – Bobby Dorfman –  as is typical of Allen’s films. It was an enormous success during the Cannes Film Festival in May 2016, and got many people excited for the newest Woody-spectacle. The film attracted perhaps an older audience as his original and dedicated fans got their hands on the first tickets, but in the end got a good group of people to make their way to the cinema on the day of release, September 2nd 2016. Continue reading “Café Society (2016) – A comedy, written by a sadistic comedy writer”