Posted on Friday, March 3rd, 2017 by Angie Han
Disney’s live-action-remake obsession continues this month with Beauty and the Beast, and it might be one of the trickiest adaptations they’ve tackled so far. Oh, sure, it’s an easy sell: the 1991 animated feature is one of the most beloved films in the studio’s catalogue, and nostalgia alone would’ve been enough to get some butts in seats. But on the other hand, how do you live up to near perfection? What’s the point in redoing something that good? How do you make a movie that satisfies fans of the original, while adding enough of a twist to justify redoing it in the first place?
We don’t have all the answers — if we did, we’d be running Disney, not blogging for /Film — but the first reactions to the first screenings offer some clues as to how the studio tried to address these challenges. See the first Beauty and the Beast reactions below, as well as our own brief Beauty and the Beast review.
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Fans of Disney’s beloved animated classics from decades past consistently ask why the studio is bothering updating movies that everyone already loves. In the case of Beauty and the Beast, director Bill Condon recognizes that the original iteration of Beauty and the Beast was perfect, raising the question of why Disney is bothering to remake it at all. A new Beauty and the Beast featurette attempts to explain that by going behind the scenes and showing fans how they’re making this story feel familiar and new at the same time.
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Posted on Thursday, February 16th, 2017 by Angie Han
This spring, we’ll watch as Helen Mirren achieves her greatest ambition — to be in a Fast and Furious movie. The Oscar-winning screen legend clinched a role in The Fate of the Furious after publicly praising the action franchise, and today we finally have a better idea of what she’ll actually be doing in the movie. Learn more about the Fate of the Furious Helen Mirren character below. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 by Angie Han
It seems like just about everyone loves Disney’s classic Beauty and the Beast, which means just about everyone’s got their own favorite musical number from it. Some smile at “Belle” or swoon at “Beauty and the Beast”; others are taken in by the grandeur of “Be Our Guest” or the sweetness of “Something There.” And then there are those, like me, who adore “Gaston” most of all? What can I say? He’s perfect; a pure paragon.
But that means I’ve been disappointed as trailer after trailer for the live-action remake basically ignored this big dumb brute and his big dumb musical number, in favor of showing off romantic moments between Belle and Beast or whatever. Thankfully, Gaston himself is here to save the day. During a recent appearance to promote the upcoming film, star Luke Evans unveiled the first clip of himself and Josh Gad (as LeFou) performing “Gaston.” Watch the Beauty and the Beast Gaston clip below. Read More »
Following the arrival of a new TV spot for Disney’s live-action adaptation of their own animated classic Beauty and the Beast, complete with Emma Watson belting out one of the signature tunes, some new photos from the movie have surfaced online.
The new Beauty and the Beast photos provide us with some of the best stills yet of the visual effects used to bring The Beast (Dan Stevens) to life. In addition, we get two new shots of Luke Evans as Gaston, along with Frozen star Josh Gad as his bumbling lackey LeFou. Read More »
Beauty and the Beast is getting closer and closer with the release just over a couple months away. A bunch of TV spots are hitting the small screen to remind everyone that it’s coming out, but with all the record-breaking trailer views the live-action remake of Disney’s animated classic has racked up, I think it’s safe to say everyone knows about it.
Disney loves to have as big of a crowd as possible though, so it should come as no surprise that they debuted a new Beauty and the Beast TV spot during the Golden Globes tonight. There’s a good amount of new footage for those looking to see every bit of Belle (Emma Watson) and The Beast (Dan Stevens, covered in visual effects) of this new spin on the classic tale, and we also have a new poster to check out as well.
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The new year has just started, but we’re only a few months away from seeing one of the most anticipated movies of 2017 on the big screen. Disney is continuing their trend of remaking their animated classics with Beauty and the Beast this spring. We’ve already seen how loyal the new live-action adaptation is to the original animated take on the classic tale in the full theatrical trailer, and now we get to see some tidbits of new footage thanks to a couple of TV spots.
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Fans of the 1991 animated classic Beauty and the Beast got quite a glimpse at the live-action remake coming from Disney in the spring thanks to the new trailer that was unveiled not too long ago. It looks very loyal to Disney’s first attempt at telling the tale as old as time, but advanced visual effects gives director Bill Condon an opportunity to tell the story in a new way, and it looks positively fantastic.
Now we get another little glimpse at the movie in the form of a new photo that finally gives us a shot of Luke Evans as Gaston attempting to catch the eye of Emma Watson as Belle. Read More »
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Recently we’ve been learning a lot more about Bill Condon‘s Beauty and the Beast. For starters, the film will feature original songs by Oscar winner Alan Menken not heard in the Broadway Production of Beauty and the Beast or the 1994 Disney film. Speaking of the classic animated movie, the new poster for Condon’s remake pays tribute to it.
Below, check out the new live-action Beauty and the Beast poster.
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Paula Hawkins‘ The Girl on the Train is an incredibly entertaining and bleak page-turner. The deeply troubled characters are what make the novel exciting. The more pages turned, the more the characters reveal themselves, and usually in some pretty troubling, unnerving, or darkly enjoyable ways. Hawkins’ novel is arguably a better drama than it is a thriller, and the same could be said of Tate Taylor‘s adaptation. The Help director’s film is a sometimes-above-average thriller that thrives mostly on its performances.
Below, read our The Girl on the Train spoiler review.
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