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Review: Beauty & The Beast (2017)

"I found much of this version charming, diverting and moving. But it's not a patch on the 1991 masterpiece" -Ian O

"I begrudge the decision of executives when it comes to casting a movie like this. They didn't need a 'star' to fill the seats. They needed someone who could elevate the material..." -Jones


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Céline Sciamma (My Life as a Zucchini)
Asghar Farhadi (The Salesman)

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Making a "Splash"

I'll be doing that tomorrow as I've been under the weather today. But don't despair if you needed a fix of Ron Howard's best movie (you heard me), the charming fish out of water comedy Splash from 1984. Here are seven articles from Best Shot participants to enjoy. Click on the photos to dive into their takes on this romantic winner about a man and his mermaid. 

Scopophiliac at the Cinema

Antagony & Ecstasy

Rachel's Reviews

Sorta That Guy

Dancin Dan on Film

Christian Bonamusa

Allison Tooey

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Actually, now that I've seen this all the way through, I'm right there with you in calling it Ron Howard's best movie. There's no fat on it at all, and every scene is staged impeccably. It's fluffy, sure, but that doesn't stop it from being perfectly put together.

August 30, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterdenny

August 30, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAR

There was something so dangerously thrilling to child me watching that tank scene with Tom Hanks!

August 31, 2016 | Unregistered Commentersfenton24

I like the picture of her butt

August 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAnonny

Re Howard's best movie: not even Apollo 13?

August 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMike

It's such a (guilty?-nah!) pleasure.
So funny and romantic with sad moments.
John Candy was great, too. I'll always miss him.

August 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSonja

I must have seen it twelve times or more. It was my first "adult" movie in theatres. I saw it twice that day!

August 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy Sue

Love this movie!

August 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJaragon

I will join you in late posting. I wasn't going to miss my last official chance to do this.

Thanks so much for giving us the opportunity to participate in such a fun challenge! If you ever decide you want to pick it up again, just let me know and I'll be there.

August 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAllison Tooey

Great picks everyone and if this is the final best shot thanks for everything Nathaniel.

September 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterRachel Wagner

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