Reviewing 2014 Films: Begin Again, Earth to Echo

#472: Begin Again

Begin Again is a musical drama starring Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, and Adam Levine that’s as delightful to see as it is to listen to. It’s probably my 2nd or 3rd favorite film of the year, and a perfect movie for the ‪#‎ForeverAlone. Just a simple love story really but enveloped in great music all throughout. No ridiculous romance angles or cliché storylines to be found here. The amazing sound system of the theater back at my hometown amplified my experience. So for those who missed it the first time around, I suggest you grab your headphones when you try this at home.

GRADE: A-

#473: Earth to Echo

This sci-fi adventure features kids helping a tiny alien escape from planet Earth and go back home. Yeah, kinda like E.T. but in found footage format. Not much to tell about this movie. The story is been there, done that but the visual effects temper that feeling. Your enjoyment ultimately depends on how far you’re willing to believe in their adventure, but it’s more likely to be a hit for youngsters than grown-ups. The format gives it some novelty though.

GRADE: C+

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