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Into The Woods Hits Digital/Blu-ray Next Week

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I’m still not entirely sure how I feel about Into The Woods. It has some fun moments, but I don’t think I’m a fan of the music and man does it go dark. Looking forward to revisiting it when it comes to High-Definition next week.  I’ll have a full review of the Blu-ray sometime next week. In the meantime check out this trailer for the film. Highlights include:

  • Meryl Streep singing a never before heard Sondheim song “She’ll Be Back”
  • Several making of featurettes
  • A commentary track from Director Rob Marshall and Producer John DeLuca
  • A sing along option
  • And of course Disney’s excellent Movies Anywhere digital copy.

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Into The Woods – What Comes After Happily Ever After?

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Into The Woods takes four classic fairy tales – Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk and Rapunzel – and looks at what happens after their happily ever after endings. There have been several films in recent memory that have tackled this idea, but when Into The Woods debuted, it was a radical new idea. It’s still the best take on the idea.

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Sneak Peek: Into The Woods: Anna Kendrick Sings

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One of the highlights of Into The Woods is the moment that Cinderella (Anna Kendrick) realises that the Prince is pretty smart.

Follow the jump to hear her sing On the Steps of the Palace. Into The Woods opens on Christmas Day.

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December 2014 Preview; Preview Reviews for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Jurassic World

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The last month of the year is upon us, and as such GeekScholars Movie News is ready to reveal their Rotten Tomatoes and Opening Box Office predictions for December 2014. Hit the jump to find out which movies we cover! Continue reading December 2014 Preview; Preview Reviews for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Jurassic World

Toy Story 4, Preview Reviews for The Hobbit, and Into the Woods, Big Hero 6 Reviewed

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This week’s episode of GeekScholars Movie News begins with some beloved franchise news as Pixar and Disney have announced Toy Story 4. The hosts muse about what the franchise will look like going forward including potential story arcs and the new toys they would like to see in the future sequel. Hit the jump for more or hit play above!  Continue reading Toy Story 4, Preview Reviews for The Hobbit, and Into the Woods, Big Hero 6 Reviewed

Into The Woods: Meryl Sings!

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A new featurette for Into the Woods gives us a look at the characters and storylines  in the film – and a chance to hear cast members, from James Corden to Meryl Streep, sing.

Into the Woods opens December 25th with an all-star cast that also includes Emily Blunt, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine and Johnny Depp. Check out the featurette – The Story – after the jump.

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Not-Quite-A-Fairytale Trailer: Into The Woods!

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When Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s dark Broadway take on fairytales, Into The Woods, was optioned by Disney, there was a lot of fear that it would wind up being Disnified – so much so that Sondheim had to go on record as saying that that just wasn’t so.

Now the first teaser trailer for the film has been released and it looks a couple shades darker than the usual Disney version. Check it out after the jump.

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First Look: Into The Woods–Meryl Streep Is a Real witch!

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Meryl Streep ventures “Into the Woods” as the Witch who wishes to reverse a curse so that her beauty may be restored. The humorous and heartfelt musical, a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, explores the consequences of the quests of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk and Rapunzel—all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife, and the witch who cast a spell on them. In theatres Dec. 25, 2014.

Into the Woods Casting, Two Chef Movies, The Incredibles 2, Gremlins Reboot, Preview Reviews for Riddick and About Time, Star Trek Into Darkness Reviewed

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Some great headlines and rumors to discuss on this week’s episode of the GeekScholars Movie News podcast!

The show kicks off with the hosts discussing the large amount of casting currently underway for the film adaptation of the Broadway musical, Into the Woods. Specifically, it sounds like Meryl Streep, Johnny Deep, Chris Pine, Jake Gyllenhaal, Allison Janney, and Anna Kendrick may all be joining the fairy tale adventure. Also, two movies about chefs are squaring off—Chef starring Jon Favreau, Robert Downey, Jr., and Scarlett Johansson, and a rival picture of the same name starring Bradley Cooper and Michelle Williams.

From there, the crew plays ‘Never Tell Me the Odds’, where they predict the probability of lots of film-related rumors! See which ones after the jump!  Continue reading Into the Woods Casting, Two Chef Movies, The Incredibles 2, Gremlins Reboot, Preview Reviews for Riddick and About Time, Star Trek Into Darkness Reviewed