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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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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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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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The Fifth Estate Is Scattered But Has Great Performances!

THE FIFTH ESTATE

Bill Condon’s The Fifth Estate endeavors to tell us the story of WikiLeaks while painting a picture of the men behind its success and going behind the scenes of the website’s scoops. He gets amazing performances from Benedict Cumberbatch, as Julian Assange, and Daniel Brühl, as Daniel Berg – the visionary and the grounding factor of the story. Unfortunately, in trying to do too much, he has produced a film that doesn’t quite match its ambitions.

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The Fifth Estate: New Tension-Packed Clip and Behind The Scenes Featurette Released!

DreamWorks’ Julian Assange/WikiLeaks film, The Fifth Estate hits theaters next week (October 18th). A new clip – showing a bit of a disagreement between WikiLeaks’ founders (above) – and featurette (after the jump) have just been released. They point to the film being quite the tension-pack tale.

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The Fifth Estate’s Director and Stars: Why It Was Made!

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There are documentaries that lay out the facts of the WikiLeaks/Julian Assange story, so why a journalistic thriller? The Fifth Estate’s director, Bill Condon – and stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Bruhl and Laura Linney – talk about that in a brand new featurette. Check it out after the jump.

The Fifth Estate open on October 18th.

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