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This Version of #BeautyAndTheBeast Gives Ariana Grande and John Legend a Run for their Money!

The artists are Matt Bloyd and THE Jessica Sanchez. Continue reading This Version of #BeautyAndTheBeast Gives Ariana Grande and John Legend a Run for their Money!

“Belle” Clip – Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

Meet Belle in this new clip form Disney’s Beauty and the Beast! Continue reading “Belle” Clip – Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

This Final Trailer of Disney’s #BeautyAndTheBeast will give you Goosebumps!

It looks…magical!  Are you guys excited?  Watch the final trailer of Disney’s Beauty And The Beast that also features a new version of the theme song, performed by Ariana Grande and John Legend. Continue reading This Final Trailer of Disney’s #BeautyAndTheBeast will give you Goosebumps!

Moana [Official Movie Trailer]

Here’s the first look at the newest offering from Disney and it looks amazing!   Continue reading Moana [Official Movie Trailer]

Finding Dory [Official Movie Trailer] #HaveYouSeenHer

The new trailer for Finding Dory is here! Watch now and see the film in theatres in 3D June 17!

Voice Cast: Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O’Neill, Kaitlin Olson, Ty Burrell, Eugene Levy, Diane Keaton
Director: Andrew Stanton
Co-Director: Angus MacLane
Producer: Lindsey Collins

Movie Review: FROZEN

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What makes a beautiful animated movie unforgettable?  Firstly, for me, a great animated film must cater both to the kids and as well as the adults.  Secondly, the animation itself must be gorgeously crafted.  And lastly, it must have a fresh and original storyline in order to be at least memorable for many years to come.  If you expect that Disney’s Frozen is a movie made for children, well you are completely wrong.  I think the kids will love it and I bet that you will too.

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Loosely based on the 19th Century Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale “The Snow Queen,” Frozen tells the story of Elsa (magnificently voiced by Idina Menzel), a young princess who has the power to create ice and snow, but does not know how to control it and so has locked herself away from the world, including her sister with a lot of spunk, Anna (voiced by Kristen Bell).

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But when their parents died, the kingdom need a new Queen and Elsa is the rightful heir.  At the coronation, Elsa’s powers are finally revealed, resulting in her fleeing to the mountains, leaving a kingdom in eternal winter in the process.  Anna teams up with Kristoff (voiced by Jonathan Groff) and his sidekick reindeer Sven on a journey to find Elsa in order to put an end to her icy spell.

 

With so many memorable characters and so many show-stopping musical numbers, this film also bursts in effervescent colors and visuals, with music that can easily strum your inner heartstrings while humming along even if you’ve heard it for the very first time.  That is a mark of a Disney Magic right there.  On top of that, Frozen is filled with comedy, wit, and most especially, heart, which is what Disney is known for.

 

Menzel , Bell, and Groff all shine in their respective roles.  Adding more comic relief is my favorite character of the whole film Olaf (voiced by Josh Gad), a snowman who has a sun fetish, someone who yearns for Summer because he does not know the consequences.  If you think that particular subplot twist for Olaf is funny enough, wait until you hear him sing In Summer.

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 An absolute delight from start to finish, Frozen is definitely a movie for all ages.  With characters that are so memorable and likable to say the least, and the story that is full of heart that is at the focal point of the movie, Frozen is definitely the best one since The Lion King.

And did I say that Let It Go has been stuck in my head up until now?

4.5 out of 5 stars

First Look at the Official Teaser Photo for ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’

It’s here!  Disney and Marvel Studios just released their very first official teaser photo for one of my choices as one of the movies to watch out for in 2014, Guardians Of The Galaxy!  Check it out below:

The Guardians of the Galaxy, L-R: Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Chris Pratt as Peter Quill, Rocket Raccoon (voice of Bradley Cooper), Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista), and Groot (voice of Vin Diesel).

 

The official image looks awesome and at the same time hilarious, just look at Quill’s awkward face as he stands side-by-side with a bunch of weirdos!  Aside from the image above, Disney and Marvel Studios also released their official plot synopsis for the movie:

 

“From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchise of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team–the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits -Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Peter discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand–with the galaxy’s fate in the balance.”

 

Are you guys excited?  Wait a little more because Guardians of the Galaxy opens August 1, 2014.

Maleficent [Official Movie Trailer]

Angelina Jolie, Maleficent

Oh look it’s Angelina Jolie!  The “Sleeping Beauty” tale is told from the perspective of the villainous Maleficent and looks at the events that hardened her heart and drove her to curse young Princess Aurora.

Release Date: 30 May 2014
Genre: Action | Adventure | Drama
Cast: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley
Directors: Robert Stromberg
Writer: Paul Dini, Linda Woolverton
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures

 

Movie Review: THOR: THE DARK WORLD

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And so the second phase of the Marvel universe continues with this Asgardian God and his second solo outing onscreen.  Thor: The Dark World continues the adventures of Thor (Chris Hemsworth), the Mighty Avenger, two years (more or less) after The Avengers saved the world.  This time, he is going solo as he tries to save the Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy ancient race led by a mysterious, vengeful enemy named Malekith (Christopher Eccelston), who keeps his eyes on a deadly yet powerful Aether, which unwittingly possessed by Thor’s human love interest Jane Foster (Natalie Portman).  Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot handle, Thor must do something, embarking on his most perilous journey yet, something that eventually forces him to team up with his black-sheep of a brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) in order to save the universe from the forces of evil.

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The sequel, Thor: The Dark World has found a new person at the helm, Alan Taylor, after previous unlikely director, Kenneth Branagh, left the production due to simple time constraints.  Branagh almost made the first one a disaster, good thing Thor (the first) managed to pull it off in a grandiose spectacle.  This time, Taylor (with TV directorial works that include Mad Men, Game of Thrones, and Nurse Jackie) proves to improve what has left on the first one with a more solid plot, though too generic, with several funny dialogues, leaving the audience greatly entertained.

 

At times, this film soars with fine work coming from the returning cast, not to mention some pretty badass action sequences to entice the viewers, but at times the movie is overly reliant on special effects that are too unimaginative, it looks like we have seen it all before.

 

The god-like individual who doesn’t act like one, Thor seems dense and weak against his opponents, as well as his allies.  Was he supposed to be invincible?  To me, Thor looked pathetic, trying to figure out where to put his hammer when he enters an apartment on Earth, or when he takes a freaking subway to his next destination.  I know, I know, they’re intended for a nice touch of humor and should not be taken seriously, but I guess I was expecting Thor to be a lot tougher than that.

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 The saving grace of the movie was indeed Tom Hiddleston.  I love his character!  Mysterious and likable, Loki stood out from the rest and completely stole the whole movie that his presence made Thor look pale in comparison.

 

It may not be the best movie coming from the Marvel universe, Thor: The Dark World is still watchable and entertaining to say the least, with plenty of humor and heart-thumping action that fans have come to expect.  And if you haven’t seen it, don’t forget to wait for the almost-staple end-credits video that features a new character that will open up a new storyline in the galaxy (See what I just did there?).

 

3.5 out of 5 stars.

Odd Disney Movie Facts

More than just Hidden Mickey’s (well, there’s actually one in this post), but Chacha.com gathered some of the most odd facts about our beloved Disney movies.  Enjoy! Continue reading Odd Disney Movie Facts