The big news to hit the internet in the past couple weeks was news about Disney crossing boundaries into uncharted territory. But will the actuality meet the hype? Sometime during post-production, Emma Watson (Belle), Dan Stevens (Beast), and director Bill Condon were interviewed by Attitude, the British magazine directed toward a gay audience. Just before the… [Read More]
As I wrote in my recent piece about the “Final Trailer,” Disney’s new live-action version of Beauty and the Beast will “upgrade the wheel.” While the storyline will closely follow the 1991 animated version, there will be some changes to the story. Clips and trailers of the film, including a 57-second video released Monday (see below),… [Read More]
You can always depend on the internet to spread and expand upon rumors based on tiny snippets of information. When Rogue One was doing reshoots last year, entertainment writers were sure the reason for it all was that Disney was “panicked” about their new film. But, as I commented on this last June, reshoots are… [Read More]
Last Tuesday, a video ad for the upcoming Beauty and the Beast hit the internet. Disney has been dipping into their past, adapting their famous fairy tales as live-action films. Those who grew up on The Jungle Book, Cinderella, and the like are being titillated by slightly more grown-up versions of what they remember. Why… [Read More]
Yesterday I had a really interesting sandwich: a dark brooding film from one of my favorite Romanian directors placed between two animated films.