Beauty and the Beast Recording Sessions

Though you may not know Howard Ashman by name, you’re undoubtedly familiar with his work as one of the lyricists behind the original songs for Disney’s animated classics Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid and Aladdin. Unfortunately, Ashman passed away far too young at 40 after a battle with AIDS. But his legacy will live through the Disney movies he left his stamp on, and a new documentary wants to make sure everyone remembers him.

Simply titled Howard, the film hails from Beauty and the Beast producer Don Hahn and explores the life and career of the lyricist and playwright. A new clip has debuted to show how he worked behind the scenes during recording sessions at Disney during production on Beauty and the Beast. That means we get to see rare behind the scenes footage of Jerry Orbach and Angela Lansbury singing the tune “Be Our Guest” as Lumiere and Mrs. Potts respectively. Read More »

2017 most profitable movies

Box office reports are easy to parse through, but what about the overall net profit of a movie? And when you factor in production and marketing costs, what do the lists of highest-grossing movies really look like?

According to the new reports about the 2017 most profitable movies, not too different than what you’d expect.

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Beauty and the Beast Live Concert

Disney’s live-action adaptation of its animated classic Beauty and the Beast was a huge hit last year, but it didn’t satisfy all the fans out there. Some were particularly disappointed with the obviously enhanced vocal work of Harry Potter franchise star Emma Watson when singing as the charming, sharp, bookworm villager Belle. But they might be more satisfied with the latest casting of Belle in an upcoming Beauty and the Beast live concert production coming to The Hollywood Bowl this spring.

Following previous live concert renditions of The Nightmare Before Christmas and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, the Beauty and the Beast live concert features an all-star cast that will be led by (500) Days of Summer and New Girl star Zooey Deschanel. And if that wasn’t intriguing enough, the rest of the cast features an interesting assembly of talent as well. Read More »

female led films

The last time women lead the highest-performing movies at the box office, Elizabeth Taylor slinked around an eastern Mississippi estate in a skin-tight white négligée. But 59 years later, women rule the box office again.

The three top-performing films of 2017, Star Wars: The Last JediBeauty and the Beast, and Wonder Woman, were all headlined by female leads, the first time this has happened in cinematic history since 1958. It’s been a long time coming, but I can now proudly proclaim: Who run the world? Girls.

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IMDB top 10 of 2017

The end is nigh – the end of 2017, that is. As is the case every year, top 10 movie lists are popping up everywhere. The Internet Movie Database – IMDb – has their own top 10 list as well, and it’s a doozy. While other best-of lists tend to lean towards more independent and critically acclaimed fare, the IMDb list is loaded with blockbusters, and a few surprises. Read on for the IMDb Top 10 of 2017 list.

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beauty and the beast re-release

In a tale as old as time, an awards hopeful is returning to theaters for a limited run just in time for awards season.

Bill Condon‘s lush remake of the animated classic Beauty and the Beast is getting a theatrical re-release in Los Angeles and New York City in the first week of December. It’s unsurprising considering the movie’s status as the highest-grossing movie of 2017, and the 1992 animated version’s own Academy Awards history. In a crowded Oscars race like this year’s, Beauty and the Beast won’t likely score a Best Picture nomination – but hey, at least those costumes look pretty.

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Beyonce in Beauty and the Beast

The live-action adaptation of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast did boffo box office, but imagine how much more money it could’ve taken in had director Bill Condon been able to cast Beyoncé. The filmmaker recently revealed that he offered Queen Bey a part in his musical, but she declined to be his guest and take him up on the offer. Get all the Beyonce in Beauty and the Beast news you can stand below.

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Beauty and the Beast Theme Song Remake

We already let you know which Netflix movies and TV shows you need to prioritize because they’re leaving the streaming service in September. But now it’s time for you to see what you can look forward to arriving on Netflix next month when you get curled up in your hoodie while the leaves change outside.

Below, check out our list of the best TV shows and movies coming to Netflix in September Read More »

Disney Princess movies in theaters

Maybe the news that a bunch of Disney Princesses are going to cameo in Wreck-It Ralph 2 has stuck with you, and you’ve been jonesing for the chance to see some of your favorite animated royalty back on the big screen again. Or maybe you’ve been trying to convince a friend to get into Star Trek ahead of Star Trek: Discovery’s premiere, and you’ve been hoping for a chance to watch arguably the best Trek movie in a theater with them. Or hell, maybe you’re just scrolling through a website devoted to movies and all of that sounds like it’s right up your alley.

Whatever the case may be, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and a bunch of modern Disney classics are returning to theaters for a limited time. Find out when and where you can see them below.
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It’s no secret that we here at /Film are big fans of Mondo and their very cool output of posters and collectibles. So we’re pleased to exclusively reveal six prints that the Austin-based company is bringing to San Diego Comic-Con 2017. Fans of Star Wars, Attack on Titan, Samurai Jack, Labyrinth, Beauty and the Beast, and 2001: A Space Odyssey who will be attending this year’s con will want to bring some extra cash (and probably a poster tube). Everyone else can still admire these beauties from afar.

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