Beauty and the Beast Deleted Scene

Though the remake of Beauty and the Beast was pretty loyal to the animated adaptation that Disney brought to the big screen in 1991, it also added some details to the story, including a few original songs. You’ll be able to see even more of the movie when Beauty and the Beast arrives on home video, and director Bill Condon has revealed one of those extras today.

One of the new musical sequences in Beauty and the Beast is a flashback that reveals more of the Beast’s past as a young prince. It unfurls with the new song “Days in the Sun”, but the original version went a little differently before it had to be changed in the final cut. Watch the Beauty and the Beast deleted scene below. Read More »

the wedding party

It’s no secret that I’m a fan of long one-take scenes in movies. With film cameras, long-takes were nearly impossible to pull off, requiring days of precise lighting and choreography. The rise of digital cinema technology has made it a lot easier to shoot a long-take and even post-production trickery now allows filmmakers to more seamlessly stitch together two pieces of footage, something we saw in Birdman. Independent filmmakers are now adopting the aesthetic for their own stories, notably the 2015 German film Victoria and Woody Harrelson’s live movie.

Thane Economou‘s new movie The Wedding Party takes the concept and uses it to tell a romantic comedy story following a groomsman who must navigate a slew of disasters to maintain order at his best friend’s wedding reception. The first trailer for the film is now online and you can watch it below.

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Home Again Trailer - Reese Witherspoon

Over the past few years, Reese Witherspoon has taken on an eclectic batch of projects like the animated musical comedy Sing, Paul Thomas Anderson’s adaptation of Inherent Vice, an Oscar-nominated turn in Wild, and an impressive recent turn in the intriguing HBO series Big Little Lies. But now she’s going back to the well with a new romantic comedy, but this one comes from the offspring of two filmmakers best known for their work in the genre.

Home Again stars Reese Witherspoon as a 40-year old woman named Alice, recently separated from her husband, who decides to start her life anew by moving back to her hometown in Los Angeles. Choosing to live a little more spontaneously, she allows three young filmmakers to crash at her place for a bit, which creates all sorts of new surprising relationships.

Watch the Home Again trailer after the jump. Read More »

Colin Firth

After almost 14 years of watching and rewatching Love Actually around the holidays, we’ll see some of Richard Curtis‘ beloved characters reunite in a short film, Red Nose Day Actually. The ten-minute short was produced to raise money for Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day. Curtis, who retired from filmmaking after About Time, returned to directing to make it.

Below, watch the Red Nose Day Actually trailer.

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Band Aid Trailer

Along with all the blockbuster action movies hitting theaters this summer, make sure to keep an eye out for the underdog indie movies hitting select theaters and VOD that really need your support. One of those movies is called Band Aid, and the first trailer has just arrived online.

Band Aid is a hilarious but affecting story of a couple played by Adam Pally and Zoe Lister-Jones who are having trouble working through marriage woes. But instead of the usual therapy route, they decide to tackle their problems by forming a band and writing songs about what frustrates them about each other. It sounds kind of kitschy when described so simply, but there’s a tenderness and authenticity to the story that really makes it work in a delightful and poignant way.

Watch the Band Aid trailer below. Read More »

Fifty Shades Darker Honest Trailer

The phenomenon that was the Fifty Shades of Grey book series doesn’t seem to be faring quite as well as a film franchise, at least not with all the readers who touched themselves while reading this book written by a Twilight fan fiction writer. Though the first film was a massive success that pulled in over $571 million worldwide, the sequel Fifty Shades Darker made significantly less with just $378 million raked in at the global box office.

Basically, once viewers saw that most of the kinky sex didn’t make the cut in the first movie, plenty of them lost interest. And once you watch the Honest Trailer for the sequel, it’s not hard to see why. This movie is decidedly not sexy, no matter how hard it tries to be, and it feels more like some kind of joke than a legitimate erotic romance. Is this really the kind of stuff that turned on millions of women around the world?

Watch the Fifty Shades Darker Honest Trailer after the jump. Read More »

La La Land Opening Sequence

La La Land is now available on home video for you to watch over and over again if you like being lifted up with “Another Day of Sun” and then having your heart torn out by the final, romantic but tragic musical sequence. But today, we’re going to stick with the brighter side of La La Land with an extensive breakdown of the lively, bright, upbeat opening musical number that takes place on a real Los Angeles highway.

Choreographer Mandy Moore (no, not the star of Tangled) participated in a detailed, close look at the “Another Day of Sun” musical sequence, talking about what went on behind the scenes, providing insight from what director Damien Chazelle was trying to achieve, and even telling where there are some hidden cuts. Watch the La La Land opening sequence breakdown after the jump. Read More »

everything everything trailer

It’s a tragic story: two young teenagers fall in love, but one cannot go outside or she’ll die from her chronic illness. But maybe it’ll be worth the tears as long as it’s set to a baller pop soundtrack.

The new trailer for Everything Everything, the tearjerker romance based on a bestselling YA book by Nicola Yoon, highlights the movie’s trendy pop soundtrack, with songs by Skylar Stecker and Zedd & Alessia Cara. And new illustrated poster accompanies the trailer, emphasizing the sweet, whimsical nature of a young, budding romance.

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La La Land Honest Trailer

La La Land became the most Oscar nominated film of all time this year, but it made an even bigger splash at the Academy Awards when it was mistakenly given the award for Best Picture when it should have gone to Moonlight. That’s something that the folks at Screen Junkies didn’t forget when they put together the Honest Trailer for the musical sensation, which takes an interesting twist about three-fourths of the way through and doesn’t waste any time leaning into Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling’s characters for apparently not knowing how to compromise.

Watch the La La Land Honest Trailer after the jump. Read More »

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The Big Sick Trailer

You might think it’s a little bold to proclaim that The Big Sick will be the best comedy of the summer. And while reactions from trailers can tend to be hyperbolic in the moment, in this case, we’ve actually already seen the movie in question.

The Big Sick debuted at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, and when all was said and done, it was the /Film crew’s favorite movie that premiered there. Now the first trailer for the movie written by comedian Kumail Nanjiani and his real life wife Emily V. Gordon has arrived, giving us a tease of the romantic comedy which adapts the writing duo’s surprisingly true love story. Trust me when I say the movie is hilarious, touching and absolutely worth seeking out this summer.

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