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Shaun Barry
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Posted: 06 July 2019 at 4:59pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply


It's rare that I do this after viewing only one film by a specific director, but Ari Aster's HEREDITARY repulsed me so much, I will be going out of my way to skip MIDSOMMAR.

Not a fan at all of his overall approach to horror material.


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Posted: 12 July 2019 at 6:25am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

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Entertaining premise, likeable lead actors and the film is good fun, though I felt it sort of lost its way a bit once he starts getting famous. Himesh Patel makes a good everyman and nicely underplays his part with suitable humility, but he maybe underplays it a bit too much once he starts to feel trapped in the prison of his own making and the resolution seems a bit too quick and easy. Great songs of course, seamlessly and inventively worked into a cohesive narrative and I did find much of the film gently amusing, and sometimes outright funny. Patel has a lovely tone to his voice and the film does succeed in drawing you into his situation; the musical performances come across as very genuine, helped by the live vocals.  
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Really liked it a lot, except for conversation near the end of the movie that sorta took me out. It wasn't bad at all, I just thought it would have been better if it didn't happen. 
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ALADDIN (2019)

Yet another tiresome, mediocre live-action Disney entry, and for me, the biggest disappointment so far this year.

The whole family wants to see the new LION KING next week, but after that one, I'm probably swearing off these live-action "reimaginings" for good. Almost every one I've seen has been saddled with perfunctory scripts, lifeless acting and poor new songs.

The "Disney magic" has been sadly lacking from these non-animated attempts for years now.  They bring nothing new or noteworthy to the table, aside from the usual splendid production values and special effects.



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Conceptually, the Lion King remake seems to fit with these live-action reimaganings, as you call them, but watching the trailer recently made me realise there's not one jot of it that appears to be live action. As far as I can tell, it is some weird 100% CGI recreation of life.
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