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BEAUTY & THE BEAST (2017): The Thing I Liked…

Beauty & The Beast (2017), Emma Watson
Beauty & The Beast (2017), Emma Watson

The last time Disney had a live action movie made of one of their fairy tales, I was beyond thrilled. Thrilled with the trailer, thrilled with the cast list and absolutely delighted with the end result. The movie I’m talking about is of course, Kenneth Branagh’s Cinderella (2015).

For me personally, Cinderella was always going to be a hard act to follow. Bill Condon’s Beauty & The Beast is a movie I was also looking forward to. However, to be fair, Beauty & The Beast doesn’t quite have the likes of acting queen Cate Blanchett on the cast list. So you can imagine that my enthusiasm just wasn’t the same. Additionally, the acting and singing weren’t bad but as a non-fan of musicals, all the singing probably didn’t help me appreciate the film more. I really did enjoy the romance towards the end and I think the movie was alright, overall. Without a doubt though, my preference is certainly Cinderella. I imagine that big fans of Beauty & The Beast rather enjoyed this remake of the fairy tale about a monstrous-looking prince and a young woman who fall in love. Maybe they even loved it as much as I did Cinderella.

I understand that Aladdin is coming next. I’ll of course eventually watch it even though it is a musical.

Happy Film Loving

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MARSHALL (2017): New Trailer From Chadwick Boseman, Dan Stevens, Josh Gad, Jussie Smollett, Kate Hudson…

Marshall (2017), Chadwick Boseman
Marshall (2017), Chadwick Boseman

Marshall is the story of Thurgood Marshall, the first African American Supreme Court Justice. Starring Chadwick Boseman, Dan Stevens, Josh Gad, Jussie Smollett and Kate Hudson, director Reginald Hudlin takes us through one of Marshall’s career-defining cases…

I’m excited because Boseman is good and Marshall the man is interesting because of his achievements. Also, what I’ve seen so far in this trailer is reminding me of the undeniable cool factor as embodied by Denzel Washington’s character in American Gangster (2007) – a movie I need to re-watch again soon.

Marshall Release Dates: October 13th, 2017 (US)…

Keesha Sharp, James Croomwell, Sophia Bush and Barrett Doss also star.

Happy Film Loving

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NORMAN (2017): New Trailer From Richard Gere, Dan Stevens, Michael Sheen…

Norman (2017), Richard Gere
Norman (2017), Richard Gere

The trailer for Norman, the latest movie starring Dan Stevens, Richard Gere, Michael Sheen and Steve Buscemi looks peculiar. Witten and directed by  Joseph Cedar, Norman is the story of Norman Oppenheimer, a small time operator who befriends a young politician at a low point in his life. Three years later, when the politician becomes an influential world leader, Norman’s life dramatically changes for better and worse…

May the changes that happen in Norman’s life make for very interesting viewing because the cast is good. I’m also quite curious about what it really takes to be a so-called ‘operator.’

Charlotte Gainsbourg, Lior Ashkenazi and Jonathan Avigdori also star.

Norman Release Dates: April 14th, 2017 (US)…

Happy Film Loving

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COLOSSAL (2016): New Trailer From Anne Hathaway, Dan Stevens, Jason Sudeikis…

Colossal (2016), (Anne Hathaway)
Colossal (2016), (Anne Hathaway)

Today’s trailer definitely isn’t the kind of thing I’d been expecting from Oscar winning actress Anne Hathaway. Still, Colossal, a Nacho Vigalondo written and directed movie about a woman (Hathaway) who finds that severe catastrophic events are in some way connected to her present mental breakdown could be absolutely great. Even though the following trailer which also stars Jason Sudeikis and Dan Stevens hasn’t quite managed to convince me just yet…

I’ve decided that I’m going to trust in Hathaway’s choices and hope for the very best. Other cast includes Austin Stowell, Tim Blake Nelson, Miho Suzuki and Rukiya Bernard.

Colossal Release Dates: April 17th (US)…

Happy Film Loving

G

BEAUTY & THE BEAST (2017): New Trailer Starring Dan Stevens,Emma Watson, Luke Evans…

Beauty & The Beast (2017), Emma Watson
Beauty & The Beast (2017), Emma Watson

Starring Dan Stevens as Prince Adam / Beast, Emma Watson as Belle and Luke Evans as Gaston, the new Beauty & The Beast trailer is finally here…

I’ll be watching this simply because I love the animated version. Interestingly though, I don’t currently sense the magical feel the live action version of Cinderella (2015) gave me after I watched that specific trailer. May the magic be there with the finished product of this new adaptation.

Beauty & The Beast Release Dates: March 17th, 2016 (US & UK); March 29th (FR)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

G

BEAUTY & THE BEAST (2017): New Trailer From Emma Watson, Luke Evans, Dan Stevens & Ewan McGregor

Beauty & The Beast (2017), Emma Watson as Belle
Beauty & The Beast (2017), Emma Watson as Belle

Starring Emma Watson, Luke Evans, Ewan McGregor and Dan Stevens, 2017 is the year for another live action movie version of a classic Disney fairytale. This time it’s Beauty & The Beast…

I already love the music and visuals in this beautiful tease of  trailer. I also wouldn’t mind staying in that palace for a day or many. Preferably many, many day.

Beauty & The Beast Release Dates: March 17th, 2016 (US & UK); March 29th (FR)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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