Movies

Monday, June 5, 2017

New on DVD and Blu-ray for Tuesday June 6, 2017 "A Cure for Wellness" and "Beauty and the Beast"


A Cure for Wellness
Starring: Dean Dehaan and Jason Isaacs
Rated R

An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company's CEO from an idyllic but mysterious "wellness center" at a remote location in the Swiss Alps, but soon suspects that the spa's treatments are not what they seem.

“A Cure for Wellness” is a throwback to Hitchcock's psychological thrillers in which the audience is never really is let in on the whole truth. Until the end.

Directed by Gore Verbinski, the film builds itself on visual imagery, slick camera movements and red herrings all the while the pacing of the film is methodical and deliberate.

In the end, “A Cure for Wellness” is an oddball movie, which should be savored by film fans of the gothic thriller genre.

It gets a B and is rated R.

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Beauty and the Beast
Starring: Emma Watson and Josh Gad
Rated PG
Disney's animated classic takes on a new form, with a widened mythology and an all-star cast. A young prince, imprisoned in the form of a beast, can be freed only by true love. What may be his only opportunity arrives when he meets Belle, the only human girl to ever visit the castle since it was enchanted.
I guess there are two kinds of people now those who love the new live adaptation of "Beauty and the Beast" and those who hate it.
Some will tell you that this film is uninspired and lacks the charm of the original Oscar-winning animated film, adding it's not worth your time to see.
But if you're a romantic and love the fantasy of the story, I think you'll be pleased with the film and the way it was adapted including the deeper back story.
The film does have pacing problems and the CGI work needed to be better but, all in all, the film will please most audiences.
"Beauty and the Beast" will not make you forget the original animated film, quite the contrary, it will make you appreciate it much, much more.
The film gets a B and is rated PG.

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