Posts tagged Ben Kingsley
MOVIE REVIEW: The Jungle Book

By employing all of the bells and whistles of today's digital effects and key frame animation, director Jon Favreau's live-action reimagining of Walt Disney's adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's "The Jungle Book" sets its own stage very quickly to put adventure and peril first and foremost.  The groovy and memorable song-and-dance numbers from the original's 1967 soundtrack are forever revered as the leading component of the traditional animated classic's charm.  Those episodes of music have been trimmed from six songs to about two-and-a-half.  Ferocity steps ahead of frolic and you might ask yourself how you feel about that when you watch "The Jungle Book."

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The definition of "marvel" can be given as a noun or a verb.  As a noun, it means "something that causes wonder, admiration, or astonishment."  When used as a verb, marvel means "to wonder of be curious about."  Several aspects about the true story behind "The Walk" spell out both definitions of marvel.  Just hearing about the daredevil feat orchestrated by Frenchman Philippe Petit, walking for an hour on a high-wire 110 stories up across the former twin towers of the World Trade Center, evokes a "He did what?!" head-turning reaction where you acknowledge the wonderment and want to learn more.  While not perfect, "The Walk" astonishes enough visually bringing this historic stunt to life to captivate movie-going audiences.

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WARNING: The following picture attached this website's review is an actual image from the film "Self/less" but it may indicate what your own facial expression will look like either live while watching "Self/less" or after seeing the film in its entirety.  The timing and severity of this effect will vary among each audience member, but, make no mistake, this is the end result.

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