Disney’s live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast features three new ballads from composer Alan Menken. Menken, who recently wrote “The Great Beyond” for Sausage Party, collaborated with the late Howard Ashman and lyricist Tim Rice on the original animated film’s tunes. 25 years later, he’s now working on director Bill Condon‘s Beauty and the Beast, which will feature new songs sung by Belle (Emma Watson) and Beast (Dan Stevens), in addition to a song performed by Tony Award winner Audra McDonald.
Below, learn more about the new Beauty and the Beast songs.
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Yesterday brought us our first real good look at Bill Condon‘s live-action remake of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. A batch of new photos showed off Gaston, Lefou, Maurice, Cogsworth, Lumiere, Plumette, and Mrs. Potts, in addition to a recreation of one of the animated film’s most famous sequences featuring Belle (Emma Watson) and the Beast (Dan Stevens). How faithful Condon’s film is to the 25-year-old animated musical we’ll have to wait and see, but one welcome change has been made to Belle’s backstory.
Below, learn Belle’s new backstory.
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Posted on Thursday, September 1st, 2016 by Angie Han
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the animated Beauty and the Beast, and Disney’s taking this opportunity to remind you they’ve also got a live-action Beauty and the Beast coming our way next year. The studio has just released a sneak peek at the new film, featuring stars Emma Watson and Dan Stevens and director Bill Condon. Check it out below.
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Disney has been raking in box office dollars with The Jungle Book this year, and they’re bound to have the same kind of success when their live-action retelling of the classic fairytale Beauty and the Beast arrives next spring.
Harry Potter franchise star Emma Watson stars in the movie as Belle while Dan Stevens takes the role of the prince turned into a beast and the first Beauty and the Beast teaser trailer has just arrived. It doesn’t really show much as far as footage from the film is concerned, but it does show some of the beautiful settings. Watch it below. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, February 17th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
The current career choices of Emma Watson and Daniel Brühl deserve some consideration. She is an actress known around the globe for playing a lead character in one of the most popular film franchises of all time. He’s the promising young star of Rush and Inglourious Basterds who will soon be paying his superhero dues as a villain in Captain America: Civil War. Both look to be straddling that fine line between being chasing movie stardom and doing good work in smaller films, carefully selecting projects and roles that won’t pigeonhole them or reduce them to a type. These two are increasingly exciting performers because they’re actively pushing themselves in new directions and genres, working under interesting filmmakers.
Colonia finds the two of them sharing the spotlight, playing a young couple who are find themselves trapped in a cult following a violent political revolution. More than anything, the new trailer for the film is a reminder that Watson and Brühl aren’t slacking off with easy material. This looks intense and mean and the kind of thing that you need to help balance out the Harry Potter and the Marvel on your filmography.
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Originally scheduled to open last summer, Alejandro Amenábar‘s (The Others) thriller was pushed back to this February. The film, which stars Ethan Hawke and Emma Watson, was a promising return to horror for Amenábar — but sadly, it’s been met with an overwhelmingly negative response from critics.
Regression opens in theaters this week, and The Weinstein Company has just released another trailer for the film.
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Following the first trailer for Hulu’s cult-centric drama series The Path, we’re heading into the compound of another cult with a second trailer for the thriller Colonia starring Emma Watson and Daniel Brühl. Inspired by real events, the film takes us back to Chile in 1973 when a woman named Lena (Watson) sees her boyfriend (Brühl) taken to a stronghold called Colonia Dignidad, and the only way to get him back is to infiltrate the cult herself.
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It’s been 14 years since Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone hit theaters in November of 2001, and since then the young stars of the franchise have grown up in front of our eyes, blossoming into fine young actors (though some are doing more than others). And if you’re looking for a trip down memory lane this weekend, you might want to check out this Harry Potter audition video, showing young Daniel Radcliffe being as cute as ever as he plays opposite director Chris Columbus. Read More »
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Posted on Monday, September 14th, 2015 by Angie Han
The situation looks dire for Daniel Brühl in the first trailer for Colonia, which sees his character abducted by General Augusto Pinochet’s secret police in 1973 Chile and sent into a sinister cult called the Colonia Dignidad.
Fortunately, he just so happens to be dating a woman played by Emma Watson, and we all know Watson’s not one to give up in the face of evil. In an effort to rescue her boyfriend, Watson’s Lena infiltrates the cult, led by the intimidating Paul Schäfer (Michael Nyqvist). Florian Gallenberger directs. Watch the Colonia trailer after the jump. Read More »
Before the Harry Potter franchise grew up to be the darker fantasy franchise that became a global box office sensation, right along the bestselling books, it started out a little light and more whimsical in the hands of director Chris Columbus. Much like the first two books in the series, Columbus’ first two films help set the stage for what would mature into a much more serious fantasy adventure.
And now Columbus says he would love to go back to the wizarding world of Harry Potter by directing another sequel. But he’s not necessarily interested in something like Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Find out more about Chris Columbus’ desire for a Harry Potter sequel after the jump! Read More »