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Disney Screws Beauty and the Beast Fans over with Blu-ray Store Exclusives

Disney’s juggernaut Beauty and The Beast is coming home to Blu-ray next week – June 6th. Of course there are a million exclusive editions! Steelbook version at Best Buy that’s $29 (are you kidding me?), a Target exclusive that includes a 32 page book and blah, blah. Come on Disney, stop screwing people. If I can’t get a full proper packaged version from ANY store, without feeling like I’m missing out on something, then screw them, I’ll just get the digital version and call it a day. I’m not jumping through hoops for this. I’m sure I probably won’t get my customary free copy after they read this. But honestly, Disney, you know I love you, but stop pulling this stupid crap.

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Beauty and the Beast Is an Almost Flawless Beauty!

Belle (Emma Watson) in Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, a live-action adaptation of the studio’s animated classic directed by Bill Condon.

Disney’s latest attempt at translating one of its classic animated films to live-action is a beauty, if a bit flawed.

For the live-action take, the script was tweaked to allow Belle to be even more independent (and less of a Stockholm Syndrome sufferer) and a late tweak include a couple of blink-and-you’ll-miss-it gay moments. Neither of these tweaks is a flaw.

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Beauty and the Beast Worldwide Press Tour Begins in Paris!

Beauty and the Beast: Special Shoot on the terrace of Belle Étoile, in Paris Alan Menken (composer), Bill Codon (director) and the film’s stars Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Josh Gad, Luke Evans & Alexis Loizon . Photo courtesy of Disney.

The press tour for Walt Disney Studios’ live-action adaptation its animated classic, Beauty and the Beast, gets underway today in Paris – fitting, as France is where the story originated.

To mark the occasion, Disney has released a clip from film, introducing Emma Watson’s Belle.

Beauty and the Beast premieres on March 17th.

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Pure Disney Magic Trailer: Beauty and and the Beast!

Emma Watson and Dan Stevens) star in Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, a live-action adaptation of the studio’s animated classic directed by Bill Condon.

The trailer for Walt Disney Studio’s Beauty and the Beast is the most detailed we’ve seen, so far.

We learn a bit more about its unique heroine, the Beast and his staff and see a bit more of the preening Gason. More importantly, we get a glimpse of how special the relationship is between Belle and her father.

The trailer suggests that Beauty and the Beast will be another soon-to-be classic example of pure Disney magic. Check it out after the break.

Beauty and the Beast opens on March 17th.

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Hello Teaser: Walt Disney’s Beauty and the Beast!

Belle (Emma Watson) in Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, a live-action adaptation of the studio’s animated classic directed by Bill Condon. Photo courtesy of Walt Disney Studios.

A new TV spot for Walt Disney’s Beauty and the Beast features Emma Watson’s Belle singing Hello against a montage of the character meeting her host/captor and others.

It’s quite enchanting.

Walt Disney’s Beauty and the Beast opens on March 17th.

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Beauty and the Beast, and Kong Trailers, Fantastic Beasts Reviewed

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Happy Thanksgiving! On this week’s episode of GeekScholars Movie News, the hosts share their thoughts on the trailers for Beauty and the Beast, and Kong: Skull Island, as well discuss the possibility of Wedding Crashers 2, Green Hornet remake, and Steve Carell in Minecraft. Fox and Chris then close things out with a spoiler-free review of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. 

First Look Stills: Beauty and the Beast!

Belle (Emma Watson) in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, a live-action adaptation of the studio's animated classic directed by Bill Condon.
Belle (Emma Watson) in Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, a live-action adaptation of the studio’s animated classic directed by Bill Condon.

Walt Disney’s Beauty and the Beast looks to be yet another case of the studio taking a beloved animated feature film and adapting it to live-action.

Disney has released seven new stills from the film. The other six follow the break. check them out (double  right click to embiggen) – they’re gorgeous!

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast opens on March 17, 2017.

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Atmospheric Teaser: Walt Disney’s Live-Action Beauty and the Beast!

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You all know the story. Most of you loved the Disney animated film.

Now Disney has released the atmospheric teaser trailer for the live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast – directed by Oscar®-winner Bill Condon and starring Emma Watson as Belle. Once again, it looks like they got it right.

Check it out after the jump. Walt Disney’s Beauty and the Beast will be in theaters on May 17th, 2017.

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Spider-Man Director, Beauty and the Beast Casting, Toy Story 4, Independence Day 2 Casting

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This week’s episode of GeekScholars Movie News has a lot of interesting headlines to discuss. To begin the show, the hosts play a round of ‘Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down’ where they weigh in on a variety of recent topics, including:

  • The newly announced director of Spider-Man
  • Casting for the live-action Beauty and the Beast adaptation
  • Toy Story 4 plot and genre details
  • Independence Day 2 casting
  • New writer for Barbie adaptation
  • Potential changes to the Academy Award Best Picture category

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