Snapshots - #37: It, Breathe, Mark Felt – The Man Who Brought Down the White House

It (2017), (♦♦♦♦): Four inseparable friends in middle school bond with other three newcomers. They all have in common that they are bullied by the same people. Over the course of one summer they'll fend off bullies and face a centuries-old demon in the form of a clown, named Pennywise, whom has been disappearing kids and terrorizing the town of Derry, Maine, every twenty-seven years since the town was founded.
Based on Stephen King's novel of the same title, It is a movie with a smart script and a sympathetic ensemble of nerds that deliver light humor, and deep thrills. It doesn't hurt that each and every character has his or her own arc, thus one gets to know their motivations and fears before Pennywise enters head on into the picture.
In a nod to 1980s movie classics such as The Goonies, and the Brat Pack ensemble, the newest adaptation of It takes place at the end of that decade, when it seems, at least from the Hollywood perspective, that every kid harbored a genius insi…

Oceans (♦♦♦♦)

Oceans is a feature-length Disneynature film that details the lives of creatures big and small in all the seas around the world. But aside from its entertaining value, Oceans has the mission to teach its audience and plead for a better care of the environment.

Oceans is smoothly narrated by Pierce Brosnan. The music is lovely and it coordinates with the movement of animals throughout the film. As it is expected from a Disney production, the dynamics of prey and predator are not explored fully; they just barely scratch the surface, but if they had done so they would have scare rather than please. Some scenes are pretty cool, such as the one where a diver is swimming next to a great white shark.

Overall, a crowd pleaser!