Tuesday, January 31, 2017

First Movie of The Month for 2017

Starting this year, I will post which movie is the best this each month has to offer and make a ranking for the month of the movies I watched. At the end of the year, I will again evaluate these movies which are the best movie for me. It will always be my opinion as a movie reviewer. This is blog is not influenced or affected by any movie label or distributor.

For the month of January, it was the first movie I saw that opened this year collaterally. Collateral Beauty is not what I expected when it was shown in trailers. The trailers gave a deceiving idea that diverted the audience on what was it really about. But it gave something to think about like life and the human struggles that we need to face like death and loss of a loved one plus the true friendships we sometimes didn’t notice.
Photo credit: Warner Bros.
Collateral Beauty was given a great performance in acting from a great ensemble not just the big names like Will Smith, Keira Knightley, and Kate Winslett but also Michael Pena, Edward Norton, Hellen Mirren and a breakthrough performance by Jacob Latimore from The Maze Runner movie.

David Frankel did a great job of directing this movie and Allan Loeb for his imagination in writing this original screenplay. The only flaw of this movie was that it was shown while some of the Metro Manila Film Festival entries are still being shown in cinemas and it lasted a week because it didn’t do well in box office but if the general public knew how good the movie was, it is just as good as any movie whether experimental/independent or mainstream.

Here is my ranking of the month:

  1. Collateral Beauty
  2. Passengers
  3. Split
  4. Live By Night
  5. xXx: The Return of Xander Cage
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