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Film Review: Beauty and the Beast

Tale as old as time…

This one is difficult for me to write.  I wanted to love this movie.  I was born in 1984 so the Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin era of Disney make up my childhood movies, the films I’ve seen 100 times and hold a special place in my heart.  While there may be other animated movies that I consider to be my personal favorites (I love Aladdin and The Incredibles), Beauty and the Beast may well be the most perfect animated feature ever made and one that easily lends itself to live action adaptations on the big screen or the stage.  Knowing that opinion I have of the 1991 classic, you’ll understand why it pains me to say that I did not like this movie. Continue reading Film Review: Beauty and the Beast

EW’s Interview with Emma Watson for Beauty and the Beast

With the release of Disney’s live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast only a month away, Disney is kicking into high gear with their marketing for the surefire blockbuster hit.  Below check out highlights from Emma Watson’s interview with Entertainment Weekly where she discusses what attracted her to the role of Belle, the prep work needed for the part, addressing the “Stockholm syndrome” comments and even her views on gender equality. Continue reading EW’s Interview with Emma Watson for Beauty and the Beast

First Clip of Emma Watson Singing for Beauty and the Beast

Disney’s live action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast is one of the most anticipated films next year.  Below check out the first sound clip of Emma Watson singing “Something There.”  Full disclosure, is from a Hasbro doll inspired by the film, but producer Jack Morrissey has confirmed on his Instagram account that it is in fact Watson singing.  Check out his post and the clip of his singing the classic Disney tune below.  Beauty and the Beast arrives in theaters March 17, 2017.