With awards season in full bloom, Disney is making sure critics don’t forget Beauty and the Beast. The feature, headlined by Emma Watson and Dan Stevens, will have a one week exclusive engagement in Los Angeles (AMC Century City) and New York (AMC Empire 25) starting Friday, December 1.
The feature, directed by Bill Condon and based on the 1991 animated classic, was this year’s top grossing movie with a domestic gross of over $504 million (it’s made over $1 billion worldwide).The score was composed by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman (with additional songs by Menken and Tim Rice).
Click on the media bar below to hear Emma Watson talk about what makes Belle a special individual:
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The final trailer of Beauty and the Beast, the live action animation of the animated classic, has just debuted and if you haven’t already check it out, the clip promises a highly entertaining and resonant experience.
Along with the pitch perfect casting of Emma Watson as Belle and Luke Evans as the narcissistic Gaston, Dan Stevens seems convincing as the emotionally complicated Beast. While staying true to the original, this film is bound to carve out its own voice under the directing hands of Bill Condon (Mr. Holmes, Dreamgirls). The picture also stars Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw.
The trailer also features a snippet Ariana Grande and John Legend’s wonderful rendition of the iconic “Beauty and the Beast” track. Josh Groban is also featured on the film’s soundtrack with “Evermore,” a track crafted by Alan Menken and Tim Rice. Check out the trailer and tell us what you think by commenting below!
Beauty and the Beast hits theaters March 17, 2017.
Elton John in 'Gnomeo & Juliet' (Credit: Andrew Macpherson/Miramax Film)
Elton John provides the music for the animated film Gnomeo & Juliet, and a slew of his classics (“Don’t Go Breaking My Heart, “Crocodile Rock,” “Your Song,” “Tiny Dancing”) are featured in the project. Although few artists have reached his level of success, John tries to remain humble during the collaborative process. “You really do have to leave your ego at the door,” said John, who also executive produced the film. “If I was to say, ‘Well this song is going in or else I’m walking off the film.’ There is none of that s**t. You just have to patient and watch how things evolve and you have to be there for the good of the thing as a whole and not just for you as a component of a piece.” Click on the media bar and listen to John explain how working years ago on The Lion Kinghelped shape him as an artist.
On this day in 1997, BUENA VISTA PICTURES went wide with the most anticipated movie event of the year. EVITA, based on the smash Broadway hit with music and lyrics by ANDREW LLOYD WEBER and TIM RICE, was directed by ALAN PARKER and starred MADONNA, ANTONIO BANDERAS and JONATHAN PRYCE. Unfortunately, it fell pretty flat on fan’s ears and while it wasn’t exactly a flop, it came and went quickly.
On this day in 1982, the ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER – TIM RICE musical CATS premiered on Broadway and went on to become the longest running musical in Broadway history with 6,138 performances until surpassed by PHANTOM OF THE OPERA in 2006 (7,465 perfs).
Seen by literally hundreds of thousands of audience members, the crowds were usually divided into those who ‘hated it’ and those who ‘didn’t hate it as much’.