All the reasons given why Arrival is the best movie of 2016

All the reasons given why Arrival is the best movie of 2016

Here are 11 reasons why Arrival, the astonishing sci-fi drama starring Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner and directed by Denis Villeneuve, is currently the best film of 2016: 1) It’s as emotionally intriguing, immediately from the beginning, as any film since Pixar’s Up (2009). Pixar might never be topped for its ability to move an audience to tears within the first five minutes of a film, but this opening sequence comes close. 2) The visual design of the alien…

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Arrival – What Are The Aliens Up To?

Arrival – What Are The Aliens Up To?

In what’s probably the first science-fiction film — Georges Méliès’s 1902 marvel “A Trip to the Moon” — a group of astronomers lands in the Man in the Moon’s eye. They’re soon taken prisoner by moon men, but a quick-witted astronomer clobbers the king and they escape, with one earthling vanquishing moon men with an umbrella. Humans have been zapping extraterrestrials ever since. It’s so easy to battle against the unknown, at least as films…

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Review: Purely Entertaining

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Review: Purely Entertaining

When Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire comes to films based upon popular literary events – and let’s be honest, the Harry Potter books have become events in and of themselves – it’s often hard to separate the one from the other. Even though Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire film is a completely different medium when a movie has been extracted from a hugely popular book, the fans of the latter are going to…

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2: A Fine End To A Beloved Franchise

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2: A Fine End To A Beloved Franchise

Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson finish a 10-year journey with The Deathly Hallows Part 2 directed by David Yates. It ends well. After eight films in 10 years and a cumulative global box-office take of more than $6.3 billion, the most successful franchise in the history of movies comes to an obligatory – and quite satisfying – conclusion in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. Fully justifying the decision, once thought purely mercenary,…

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HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART 1 AND ITS PROBLEMS

HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART 1 AND ITS PROBLEMS

Before this, Harry Potter made an effort to include casual fans in the fun, but now at the end, it seems clear these last two movies are going to be made almost exclusively for serious Potter lovers. In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, that philosophy hasn’t yet resulted in great moviemaking. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 has a problem, and it’s a problem which most of the diehard Harry Potter fans who see it…

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Inbetweeners 2 Review: More of the foulest, dirtiest and wackiest jokes you’ll ever see

Inbetweeners 2 Review: More of the foulest, dirtiest and wackiest jokes you’ll ever see

They have returned! Not just Inbetweeners Simon, Jay, Neil and Will but more of the foulest, dirtiest and wackiest jokes you’ll ever see. With jokes revolving around a poo whizzing down a waterslide, a dead dolphin and a ménage-a-trois with Kylie and Dannii Minogue, washed down with lashing of vomit, the lads plumb fresh depths but hit new comedy highs in this second TV-show spin-off With school out, the crew set out to Australia to pay a…

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Arrival 2017 movie- Intriguing Alien Alphabet

Arrival 2017 movie- Intriguing Alien Alphabet

Arrival  2017 movie is, to be sure, an alien flick. But under that sci-fi cover is a movie about communication, and the effort needed to understand someone (or, in this case, something) who looks and speaks differently than you do. In Arrival  movie, this patient work applies to linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams), who is called to Montana, by the US Military, to contact with an alien race known as the “heptapods.” (Heads up: Minor spoilers lie ahead.) The aliens write with “logograms,”…

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Arrival: Heartfelt Alien-contact Movie Communicates Spectacular Ideas

Arrival: Heartfelt Alien-contact Movie Communicates Spectacular Ideas

Arrival movie 2017 is both heartfelt and very entertaining, and it brings back hope for sci-fi movie, which has been lost since the overwrought disappointments of Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar and Jeff Nichols’s Midnight Special. Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi contact drama is dreamy, freaky and audacious. Arrival movie skirts the edge of absurdity as anything like it must but still manages to keep the story clear. The movie includes a big flourish in the manner of early movies by M. Night…

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