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The UnPopular Opinion: Beauty and the Beast

THE UNPOPULAR OPINION is an ongoing column featuring different takes on films that either the writer HATED, but that the majority of film fans LOVED, or that the writer LOVED, but that most others LOATHED. We're hoping this column will promote constructive and geek fueled discussion. Enjoy! ****SOME SPOILERS ENSUE**** The recent series of live action remakes of...
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08.24.2017
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Jack O'Connell, Chloe Moretz, Josh Gad to star in Party of the Century

Back on November 28, 1966, author Truman Capote hosted a lavish Black and White Ball, a masquerade that was orchestrated as a way of honoring Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham. It was the first time that Capote was able to host a party of such storied magnitude, after his non-fiction novel, In Cold Blood , became a literary smash hit. According to his friends,...
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05.10.2017
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Beauty and the Beast gracefully dances past $1 billion at the box office

Be our guest indeed! It's been proclaimed this morning that, as of this past Wednesday, the live-action adaptation of Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST has elegantly waltzed beyond the $1 billion global box office mark. Directed by Bill Condon (MR. HOLMES, DREAMIGIRLS), the live-action version of Disney's timeless animated classic was released worldwide on March 16th, which...
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04.13.2017
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Weekend Box Office Report: March 31-April 2, 2017

The Boss Baby takes charge! Animated infant Alec Baldwin seized control of the box office this weekend as THE BOSS BABY opened with an estimated $49 million ! The PG-rated family comedy (adapted from the childrens' book of the same name) was about average for the first weekend of a non-SHREK Dreamworks effort, right between the $47.6 million start...
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04.02.2017
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Weekend Box Office Report: March 24-26, 2017

More big bucks for Beauty and the Beast! Disney's live-action BEAUTY AND THE BEAST was still the Belle of the box office ball this weekend, holding onto the top spot with an estimated $88.3 million ! The fairy tale has an enormous ten-day domestic total of $316.9 million, making it the highest-grossing musical in domestic history (GREASE is in second...
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03.26.2017
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Weekend Box Office Report: March 17-19, 2017

Beauty and the box office Beast! Disney brought the fairy tale BEAUTY AND THE BEAST to life this weekend and opened with a monstrous $170 million ! The musical romance from director Bill Condon (DREAMGIRLS, TWILIGHT: BREAKING DAWN) also collected $180 million from international crowds for a worldwide opening weekend of $350 million. The update of...
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03.19.2017
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Review: Beauty and the Beast

PLOT: A live-action adaptation of the animated Disney classic, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST tells of the love that blossoms between a cursed prince - turned into a beast by an enchantress - and a simple village girl whose love will turn him human again. REVIEW: Disney recently hit two resounding home runs with their live-action adaptations of CINDERELLA and THE JUNGLE BOOK , so...
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03.16.2017
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Josh Gad & Bill Condon follow up on Beauty & the Beast's "openly gay" LeFou

A few days ago, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST director Bill Condon revealed that LeFou, the character played by Josh Gad , would have an "exclusively gay moment" in the film. As you can imagine, anyone and everyone has been talking about what appears to be Disney's first openly gay character in a live-action film, although it looks as though the director and star would like to...
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03.03.2017
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The Beast needs to work on his smile in latest Beauty and the Beast clip

The debut of Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is nearly upon us and all signs are pointing to the film being yet another big success for the studio. Following in the footsteps of the 1991 animated classic is no easy feat, but director Bill Condon has certainly pulled out all the stops in his efforts to bring the classic Disney tale into the live-action realm. We've been seeing...
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03.01.2017
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Le Fou sings Gaston's praises in new Beauty and the Beast clip

Disney's upcoming slate is full of live-action adaptations of their animated classics, the latest of which, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, is less than a month away. The thought of Disney giving the live-action spin to so many classics may not have me jumping for joy, but, and I'm loath to admit it, I'm actually rather looking forward to BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, if only to see if Bill...
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02.27.2017
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Get your Beauty and the Beast fix with a new featurette and b-roll footage

Bill Condon 's adaptation of the classic Disney fairy tale hits theaters in a little under a month's time and if yesterday's clip just wasn't enough for you, we have a few behind-the-scenes goodies to check out today. The first video here takes a look at Belle's wardrobe that's sported by the lovely Emma Watson . Definitely an interesting look for those of...
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02.21.2017
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Emma Watson sings "Bonjour Belle" in this new clip for Beauty and the Beast

Now, while I'm not typically a fan of musicals, I must admit that Disney's live-action adaptation of their animated classic BEAUTY AND THE BEAST has me pretty excited. Full disclosure here, I'm a big fan of the animated original. Furthermore, I also have this burning desire to see Hermione ... I mean Emma Watson step into the role of the bookish Belle. She's certainly...
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02.20.2017
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