Tag Archives: Walt Disney Pictures

McCrary and Wright Joseph Grace Their Presence in DC

It was the year 1994 that the epic Disney movie The Lion King roared its way into our lives. The story, the songs, the magic still resonates with us today. This weekend, we get to experience the magnificent adventure of Simba, Nala, Timon, Pumbaa and the mighty Mufasa all over again with an updated version of the movie. I recently sat down with the youngest stars of the movie, JD McCrary and Shahadi Wright Joseph play the young Simba and Nala. We talked about feeling the love that is The Lion King.

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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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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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Coast Guard Featurette: The Finest Hours!

Ervin Maske (John Magaro), Andy Fitzgerald (Kyle Gallner) Richard Livesey (Ben Foster) and Bernie Webber (Chris Pine) are the brave men who set off on the most daring rescue in the history of the Coast Guard, in Disney's heroic action-thriller THE FINEST HOURS, presented in Digital 3D (TM) and IMAX (c) 3D.
Ervin Maske (John Magaro), Andy Fitzgerald (Kyle Gallner) Richard Livesey (Ben Foster) and Bernie Webber (Chris Pine) are the brave men who set off on the most daring rescue in the history of the Coast Guard, in Disney’s heroic action-thriller THE FINEST HOURS, presented in Digital 3D (TM) and IMAX (c) 3D.

Disney’s The Finest Hours tells the story of the most incredible rescue in Coast Guard history when a small boat with a crew of four rescued thirty-two men from the aft of a ripped in half tanker.

Chris Pine, the film’s star, presents a look at the real Coast Guard – men and women who put their lives on the line to rescue those who lose their way at sea. Check it out after the break. The Finest Hours opens tomorrow.

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Bridge of Spies: Like John LeCarre, Only Real!

Brooklyn lawyer James Donovan (Tom Hanks) meets with his client Rudolf Abel (Mark Rylance), a Soviet agent arrested in the U.S. in DreamWorks Pictures/Fox 2000 PIctures' dramatic thriller BRIDGE OF SPIES, directed by Steven Spielberg.
Brooklyn lawyer James Donovan (Tom Hanks) meets with his client Rudolf Abel (Mark Rylance), a Soviet agent arrested in the U.S. in BRIDGE OF SPIES, directed by Steven Spielberg.

Bridge of Spies tells a story that unfolded over five years in a little under two-and-a-half hours. It’s the story of a man who was on the prosecutorial team at Nuremberg but had spent the time between then and 1957 as an insurance lawyer. Then he was asked to represent a Soviet spy and, in trying to do his job properly, became the second most hated man in America (after the spy) – until the Soviets shot down U2 pilot Francis Gary Powers.

It’s a case where real life became something out of a John LeCarre spy novel.

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Tomorrowland Goes Big, Just Misses!

Disney's TOMORROWLAND...Casey (Britt Robertson) ..Ph: Film Frame..©Disney 2015

The first half of Tomorrowland is a fun romp that will delight kids of all ages. Unfortunately, the second half is an abundance of ideas that, a few great action beats aside, will go over the heads of a large portion of the movie’s intended audience.

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Android-Busting Trailer: Tomorrowland!

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George Clooney turns android-kicking action hero in the third trailer for Walt Disney’s Tomorrowland that was released today. Check it out after the jump.

An extended first look at Tomorrowland, introduced by Brad Bird, will screen directly prior to Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron and will play for the duration of that film’s run in IMAX.

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Cool Character Posters: Tomorrowland!

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It all begins with Casey finding a button among her personal effects when she’s released from a brief stay in jail. When she touches it, she sees a whole ‘nother world – a more hopeful seeming world.

Somehow, she finds her way to Frank – who asks her she if she wants to go there – and the adventure begins.

Disney has released four character posters for Tomorrowland – Casey (above), Frank, Young Frank and Athena (about whom we will undoubtedly learn more…). Follow the jump to check out the other three.

Tomorrowland premieres on May 22nd.

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McFarland, USA – Running into the Heart of America!

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Yes, it’s a sports movie. And yes, there’s a ‘Big Race.’ But MacFarland USA is not just another sports movie. It’s a story of families – the ones we’re born into; the ones we build around us in our communities, and the ones that expand beyond even that.

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