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Emma Thompson and Kevin Kline join Beauty and the Beast, now set for 2017

After the main cast all fell into place, Disney has now officially announced a release date for their live action BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. The film, directed by Bill Condon from a screenplay by Stephen Chbosky , will star Emma Watson as Belle, Luke Evans as Gaston, Dan Stevens as The Beast, Josh Gad as La Fou, as well as the just announced Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts and Kevin...

Josh Gad to play chubby sidekick La Fou in live-action Beauty and the Beast

Josh Gad has made a pretty good career out of being the chubby sidekick. From THE ROCKER to LOVE AND OTHER DRUGS to the more recent JOBS and THE WEDDING RINGER, Gad has proven to be adept at the hijinks as well as musical stylings. Coming to fame in the Broadway musical BOOK OF MORMON, Gad took part in the phenomenon that was FROZEN where he voiced the somewhat chubby snowman Olaf....

Elizabeth Banks & Paul Giamatti set for HBO's Battle of the Sexes movie

HBO is developing a movie based on the historic "Battle of the Sexes" tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs, and it's being reported that Elizabeth Banks will play King, and Paul Giamatti has been cast as Riggs. Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman are executive producing the untitled project through their Playtone banner with Banks and Max Handelman's...

Dan Stevens will be The Beast in Bill Condon's Beauty and the Beast

Yesterday we learned Luke Evans will be playing Gaston in Bill Condon 's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST starring Emma Watson as Belle, and now THR is reporting that Condon's THE FIFTH ESTATE actor and Downton Abbey star Dan Stevens has been cast as the titular beast. Last night Emma Watson tweeted "she could not be more happy" that Dan Stevens will be...

Luke Evans to play Gaston in live action Beauty and the Beast

While they have yet to find their Beast, Disney has found their live action Gaston for Bill Condon 's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. After tackling Middle Earth and the Dracula mythology, Luke Evans will play Belle's chauvinist love interest in the film. The film will be written by THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER's Stephen Chbosky and will be a musical inspired by the Oscar-winning 1991...

The first official image and synopsis for Jem and the Holograms rocks

We are finally getting our first official look at the upcoming JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS movie adaptation today along with the synopsis. I’ve been curious about this one ever since the slick poster arrived (see below) and the talent involved came together. You might know by now but if not, I have a refresher; the movie is based on the 1980s animated television series and will star...

Ink & Pixel: Lilo & Stitch

Ink & Pixel is a source of pride and joy for me as a writer and as such, I'm always striving to take this column further for those who read and enjoy it. In an effort to widen the reach of our continuously growing fanbase, Ink & Pixel has been granted permission to broaden its horizons with the inclusion of films from the Horror, Sci-Fi, and Fantasy genres. I hope that you enjoy this bold new...

Anna Kendrick and the Bellas go commando in the new Pitch Perfect 2 trailer

Collegiate a cappella group, the Barden Bellas, seem to be at the top of their game before . . . well, you'll see in this new trailer. Suffice it to say that they find themselves excluded from performing unless they can win an international competition that no American team has ever won. Anna Kendrick , Rebel Wilson and that very strange Asian girl are back in PITCH PERFECT 2 and...

Review: The Last Five Years

THE LAST FIVE YEARS was originally reviewed as part of out TIFF 2014 coverage. PLOT: A young actress ( Anna Kendrick ) and her novelist husband ( Jeremy Jordan ) try to make sense of their five year relationship. REVIEW: There are some movies that – despite a level of respect for everyone involved and the audaciousness of the project – just play out like nails...

Could Ryan Gosling be playing Beast opposite Emma Watson?

Emma Watson took to her Facebook page last week to announce that she would be playing Belle in the upcoming live-action Disney iteration of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. This came as somewhat as a curve ball, given that we expected her to be playing Belle in Guillermo del Toro 's production of the story. Regardless, there it is and now the next big casting announcement will undoubtedly...

Ink & Pixel: Little Shop Of Horrors

Ink & Pixel is a source of pride and joy for me as a writer and as such, I'm always striving to take this column further for those who read and enjoy it. In an effort to widen the reach of our continuously growing fanbase, Ink & Pixel has been granted permission to broaden its horizons with the inclusion of films from the Horror, Sci-Fi, and Fantasy genres. I hope that you enjoy this bold new...

Review: Strange Magic

PLOT : In a musical inspired by Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” the world of fairies, goblins and elves is explored with tons of pop songs, and a sugary sweet lesson of love. REVIEW : STRANGE MAGIC, a musical fantasy from Lucasfilm is an achingly sweet concoction of songs and feel good messages about love. The idea that love is blind and you should fall in love with what...
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