Tag Archives: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
Walt Disney's had some considerable trouble getting new franchise starters off the ground lately (ahem, "John Carter"), but as this weekend's release of "Oz the Great and Powerful" proves once again, yawn, there is just a massive market for shiny, 3D live action reboots of old Disney cartoon classics.
While the 3D-only transformation of old flicks has shown to be quite lucrative without altering the film itself, too — "Lion King (in 3D)" brought in a handsome half billion worldwide — that's apparently not going to cut the mustard-colored clock for the studio when it comes to "Beauty and the Beast."
Do they date? Yes, evidently they do. Get More »
Parisienne Léa Seydoux has only been acting for a few years but she's been racking up credits in big-name American films and art house gems alike. (She is also the gamine face of Prada Candy perfume and has appeared in ad campaigns for Prada Resort.)
Seydoux's resume includes "Inglourious Basterds," "Robin Hood," "Midnight in Paris" and "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol," as well as foreign films like "Farewell, My Queen" with Diane Kruger and "Mysteries of Lisbon" by the late Raoul Ruiz. Her latest film, "Sister," is a drama about a preteen boy who steals and sells ski equipment at a fancy Swiss resort to support himself and his older sister. Louise, played by Seydoux, can't or won't keep a job and occasionally disappears for days on end to leave wily Simon (Kacey Mottet Klein) to fend for himself. "Sister," which was directed and co-written by Ursula Meier, is Switzerland's official Oscar submission, so between that and Seydoux's upcoming films, you'll be seeing a lot more of this gorgeous actress in the future. Get More »
UPDATE: All's been quiet on this project since it was first announced almost seven months ago, but now Variety brings word that "Pan's Labyrinth" director Guillermo del Toro is officially on board to direct the new live-action adaptation of "Beauty and the Beast." He was apparently originally on board only as a producer.
Emma Watson is also in "final negotiations" to take on what we're assuming is the first half of the title role, with "Bridget Jones' Diary" scribe Andrew Davis set to write the screenplay.
Really, this movie can't get here soon enough. Meanwhile, del Toro is wrapping up "Pacific Rim" at Warner Bros. and Watson is set to reunite with her "Harry Potter" director David Yates for "Your Voice in My Head." Get More »
We know what you're thinking: Surely Disney has made more than 50 movies, right? And it's true, they have. But if there's one thing Disney knows even more than animation, it's how to protect their brand, which is why they've designated some of their features to be official classics and others -- like "The Jungle Book 2" or "Pete's Dragon" -- to be, you know, just something they do on the side for giggles and grins.
In anticipation of the upcoming 3-D release of Disney's "Beauty and the Beast," we've been reminiscing about this gorgeously crafted, beautifully scored work of art and have come to one conclusion: Belle's a hottie.
Don't judge us. Our earliest visions of female beauty are gleaned from the hand-painted pictures of large-eyed, impossibly proportioned princesses. They sing and dance and fall in love with ugly beasts, filling us with unrealistic dreams doomed to die slow deaths. That's the magic of Disney!
Is it healthy to lust after two-dimensional caricatures? Probably not. But are we actually objectifying women if they're not, actually, women? Definitely. So, with that healthy dose of self-awareness, it's time to rate which cartoon babes we'd most like to comic strip.
As "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Part 1" continues to burn up box offices around the world, screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg has officially become the highest-grossing female screenwriter in Hollywood—earning over $2.56 billion (with a "b") in worldwide revenue from her manuscripts.
Prior to "Breaking Dawn: Part 1"'s insane international run (which now clocks in at $647.3 million), scribe Linda Woolverton held the record. Woolverton has had a 20-year career thus far, with some of her biggest hits including Tim Burton's 2010 adaptation of "Alice in Wonderland," Disney's 1994 smash hit "The Lion King" and, last but not least, Disney's 1991 blockbuster "Beauty and the Beast." Get More »
Here's a quick review for you: In preparation for the first Blu-ray release of "the Lion King," Disney decided to invest a few bucks in a 3-D conversion and send it back to theaters for a limited time to generate a little bit of buzz. That it did -- and three weeks later, it's also generated the studio about $80 million bucks.
Three guesses what they're going to do next.
Okay, so you probably only needed one to figure this out, but it's still pretty cool news for fans of animation: Disney has officially announced today that they will be re-releasing several of their most popular films for 3D theatrical runs, including "Beauty and the Beast," "Finding Nemo" and "The Little Mermaid." Get More »
As of yesterday, gay couples were finally given the right to be legally married in the state of New York. To honor such a historic civil rights moment, we've decided to pay tribute in the only way we know how: with a Top 9 list of uni-gendered duos throughout history who obviously wanted to tie the knot, but couldn't.
Whether they were holding an intense gaze a smidgen too long or oiling themselves up to play an unnecessarily sexualized game of volleyball, their true feelings could not be totally hidden. And today we're encouraging these hesitant trailblazers to wear their love proudly. Get More »
Last month, Disney gave audiences the chance to fall down the rabbit hole in 3-D from the comfort of their own homes with their "Alice in Wonderland" Blu-ray 3-D release.
Apparently they were happy with the results – the studio announced in a press release today that they are readying at least 15 of their films for in-home viewing on Blu- ray 3-D in 2011.
The obvious titles are the Mouse House's recent theatrical 3-D releases "Tangled" and "TRON: Legacy." But what's most interesting here is the inclusion of some of their 2-D animated classics that are getting their very first 3-D upgrade. Get More »
Computer-generated imagery (CGI) has been playing a role in films for over 30 years. It began merely as the ability to draw lines on TV screens but has evolved into nothing short of the power to create worlds.
Beginning with 1981's "Looker," in which a naked image of Susan Dey was generated on a computer, and continuing on through "Avatar" (2009) in which a blue, naked, CGI lady flies around on a dragon, determined computer nerds FX pioneers have tirelessly pushed the boundaries of this technology. Get More »