Beauty and the Beast is the Best Version of a Tale as Old as Time

Though the perfectly paced plot and sonorous score are lifted directly out of its animated antecedent, this live-action adaptation takes liberties with many of the finer details and achieves an even greater depth than its cartoon counterpart, improving upon perfection.

Kong: Skull Island is Apocalypse Now meets Moby Dick

If all of Univarsal’s monster movies are up to the same caliber as Skull Island, they’ll rank right alongside Marvel as a cinematic universe whose every entry is a must-see.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Rogue One has more to say about Jedi and The Force than those works which feature them front and center, offering a look at the real role of religion and God in the lives of everyday denizens of the Galaxy Far, Far Away.