Hello my beautiful friends, here are a couple of released movies I am excited for and am planning on watching in the very near future. Personal reviews will be added accordingly under “my thoughts”.
The Jungle Book (2016)
Rated: PG // Rating: 7.9/10 // Time: 106 min // Directed by: Jon Favreau // IMDB
The Jungle Book was originally a collection of stories by renowned English author, Rudyard Kipling. Originally comprised of fourteen short stories, many have been published as short books and their titles, “Rikki Tikki Tavi” are well known. These stories were meant to teach moral lessons, and were followed by a verse. Original drawings were done by Kipling’s father. There have been numerous adaptions to this childhood classic, the newest one being released April 15, and is still playing in select theaters.
Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)
Rated: PG // Rating: 6.4/10 // Time: 113 min // Directed by: James Bobin // IMDB
A sequel to Alice in Wonderland that was released in 2010, this movie is said to take great liberty in the plot and follows Alice as she returns to Underland only to find the Mad Hatter in a terrible state. With stunning visuals, the last movie didn’t follow the plot and was bone dry. This sequel is loosely based on “Through the Looking Glass” by Lewis Carrol, and once again it has been said that the visuals are phenomenal, but the plot dry and characters not developed.
The Book Thief (2013)
Rated: PG-13 // Rating: 7.6/10 // Time: 131 min // Directed by: Brian Percival // IMDB
My Fair Lady (1964)
Rated: approved // Rating: 7.9/10 // Time: 170 min // Directed by: George Cukor // IMDB
The archetype for many classics and modern literature, this movie is about a professor attempting to take a young woman and make her presentable. “The Awakening”, a classic by Kate Chopin follows this plot and is the reason this movie piqued my interest. Along with the fact that Audrey Hepburn is starring.