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‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ (3D) — Spectacular, But I Could “Take It, Or Leave It”.

by Anura Guruge


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Click to access “imdb.com” listing for this movie.


No denying that it is indeed quite spectacular. Some of the beasts and sequences really are fantastic and engrossing. Very clever, very dramatic. Kind of over the top. But, cute and some really touching bits.

Not really my cup of tea. I was never a big “Harry Potter” fan. So I was not their target audience. The girls loved it. 

The 3D was STRANGE! Oh! Some very impressive, in-your-face effects. But, other than center, foreground everything else was out-of-focus and blurred. We all noticed and commented on this. Now this could have been the equipment at the cinema we went to, viz. “Regal Concord 10“, in Concord, N.H. We have had issues with their 3D in the past — and once even got a full refund from the manager. 

Lavish, no expenses spared production. Amazing sets, amazing scenes.

If you like this genre of entertainment, this has to be up there — top drawer. You might want to think hard about the 3D. It might be BETTER without 3D!

P.S., Loved the Platypus. BEST part of the movie. Best character. I want one.

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“Far from the Madding Crowd” (2015), Now On HBO, Very Appealing To The Senses.

by Anura Guruge


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Click to access the IMdb.com listing for this very appealing 2015 movie.


I saw it on the HBO schedule and recorded it — thinking it would be good for the kids. This week we watched it during our ‘Family TV’ time. It was outstanding in every way. Lusciously shot with vivid color and amazing detail. Great story, pleasing characters and engaging actors. With “Downton Abbey” (alas) now over “Doctor Thorne” and now this help assuage the need for good British drama. Talking of which, “Suffragette“, which was also recently on HBO, is really good and educational too. And “Carey Mulligan” stars in both.

So check out these movies. You will be glad I told you to. Enjoy.


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‘Finding Dory’ (3D) — Splendid, Touching Kid’s Movie.

by Anura Guruge


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Click to access “IMdb.com” page for the movie.


Disney • PIXAR know the formula and were unlikely to get it wrong. A splendid kid’s animation. Just as it is meant to be. Well crafted story with neat twists and turns and a lovable cast of characters, especially ‘Hank‘ the octopus (or septapus, given he lost a tentacle). Cute, touching and heartwarming. Just when you think you have the ending worked out they throw in a neat, ingenious twist. Slightly educational too — kids are unlikely to forget that octopi have 3 hearts. Lots of positive messaging for kids about aspirations, goals, coping with limitations etc.

The 3D was muted. Nothing dramatic for the sake of showcasing the 3D. But the 3D adds to the presence and texture of the characters. The bulging of Dory’s eyes would not be the same outside of 3D.

Not sure whether it was as good as “Finding Nemo” — but “Nemo”, 13 year ago, was groundbreaking on so many fronts. In the intervening years we have become attuned to the technological and storytelling magic. That it is essentially a sequel to “Nemo” is neat.


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Click to access “IMdb.com” page for “Piper” the PIXAR short.

Piper” the de rigueur 6 minute PIXAR ‘technology preview’ short that accompanies “Dory” is also incredibly cute. As always stunningly showcases PIXAR’s technological mastery.

Full Disclosure: I am a Disney shareholder and owned PIXAR for a very long time before it was acquired by Disney.

P.S., We saw it at the Concord, N.H. “Regal Cinema“, 7:10pm show. Other than us there were just 5 others in the theatre. 


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by Anura Guruge