First look at the rose in first poster for ‘Beauty and the Beast’

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We get a first look at the new poster for the upcoming Disney live-action movie, Beauty and the Beast. Entertainment Weekly was one of the first to release the new poster and it looks beautiful. It centers around the red rose in the glass frame. What is truly catching is the fact that it’s the only thing with color in the poster. Everything else is a dark shadow or white, so the red really pops.

If you have never seen the movie since it came out in 1992, here is a quick run-down. It’s a movie that surrounds a young beautiful woman named Belle, who becomes a prisoner of the beast. She is reluctant to like the beast who is holding captive but that quickly changes when she sees something new in him. But that’s not the hard part. She has to try and save him from the dashingly handsome Gaston who is trying to kill him because he dares to take Belle from him.

The first teaser trailer came out in May and really offered nothing for the look of the movie. All it was is just inviting the fans to ‘Be Our Guest’. It’s obvious that the marketing team is doing the same strategy that they did when they released Cinderella. They are only going to show the teaser until a few months before the movie comes out then they are finally going to show footage of the actual film. Granted, that could change because they are still editing the movie. Time will tell.

Beauty and the Beast is set to come out in March 2017.

What do you think of the poster?

First teaser for ‘Beauty and the Beast’ movie released

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All that anticipation for the new live action movie, Beauty and the Beast, is only going to get worse after watching the minute and half teaser for the upcoming movie. Beauty and the Beast is a timeless tale and one of Disney’s most successful movies. It was the first animated movie to be nominated ever for Best Movie and the soundtrack is considered one of the best soundtracks Disney ever made.

There have been quite a few Disney movies that have been getting live-action reboot, the most recently being Pan. While that movie may not have fared all that well at the box office, they are hoping to get the success that they did with Cinderella a few years ago. Considering the all-star cast that they have for this movie, they would be hard-pressed not to have that happen.

Beauty and the Beast stars Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Josh Gad, and Emma Thompson and is set to come out March 17th, 2017.

What did you think of the teaser?

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Recap of movies in 2015

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There some movies that surprised us both good and bad. Some of the movies that we had expected to make millions at the box office, underperformed, like Mockingjay part 2, Fantastic Four, and Pan. The good surprises came from The Martian, Straight Outta Compton, and Creed. Each movie had expectations that were made and had a lot of pressure to meet those expectations. The best movies that came out this year were the reboot Jurassic World and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Not a big surprise there.

Jurassic World may have surprised some people with its success, but when you add dinosaurs with Chris Pratt, it’s only expected to be successful. The best part is that they redeemed the T-Rex from the first movie (sorry spoiler alert for the five people who haven’t seen it) and were able to get the fans to root for the raptors (BLUE!). Star Wars: The Force Awakens was easily the most anticipated movie of the year and thankfully it lived up to expectations. The movie was able to relate to this generation fans while paying homage to the fans that have loved the series since the 70’s. It’s a timeless story that we will get to see unfold for years to come.

It was a good year for the female director. Both Elizabeth Banks and Sam Taylor-Johnson. Banks, who directed Pitch Perfect 2, and Taylor-Johnson, who directed Fifty Shades of Grey, proved that female directors can make a movie just as good (if not better) as a man can do. They are going to set the road for other female directors in the future. It was the year that women fought for equality in Hollywood which got a lot of attention after Sony’s emails leaked and Jennifer Lawrence wrote a letter in Lena Dunham’s newsletter about how she was underpaid compared to the other actors in the movie American Hustle.

Things are going to be competitive next year with a lot of big name movies set to come out, especially from the comic book universe. There are eight movies set to come out from DC Comics or Marvel. The biggest one is coming in the Spring where Batman V. Superman will face off against Captain America: Civil War at the box office. Captain America has been getting a lot of hype with all the cameos that are expected (plus the introduction of the new Spider-man) but Batman V. Superman is hoping to get the same attention as it tries to match points with Marvel.

Below is the top ten movies that came out in 2015. You can view the total box office for all the movies that came out in 2015 by going here.

10. Spy

Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Rose Byrne, Jason Statham, Jude Law
Box office: $110.8 million

One of those not-so-big surprise movies that did well at the box office. The surprise was see Jason Statham in comedic role. He shows that he can be more than just someone who can kill you with his bare hands. But now he can do it so that you want to want to laugh as he does it.

9. Cinderella

Starring: Lily James, Richard Madden, Cate Blanchett, Stellan Skarsgard

Box office: $201.1 million

Review: http://www.examiner.com/review/cinderella-an-enchanting-story-that-pays-homage-to-the-classic

Another surprise, but shouldn’t have been surprisingly, hit from Disney. Cinderella saved Disney in the 1950’s, and maybe once again in movies of this generation. They were able to prove that they can do more than just theme parks and animated movies, but live movies as well.

8. Mockingjay part 2

Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Donald Sutherland

Box office: $259.3 million (still in theaters)

Review: http://www.examiner.com/review/prepare-to-be-blown-away-by-the-hunger-games-finale-mockingjay-pt-2

One of the most anticipated movies of the year may have not reached the expectations at the box office, but it was certainly a satisfying ending for the fans. Yes there were things that things that we wish could have been different, but it still left the fans with the resolution that we wanted.

7. Furious 7

Starring: Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez

Box office: $353 million

Review: http://www.examiner.com/review/review-furious-7-one-last-ride-for-paul-walker

This was a bittersweet movie for the fans of the series. We got to say good-bye to Paul Walker while honoring him in his last movie. The movie made everyone cried during the credits (you are lying if you say you didn’t). But more than that, it reminded us that there is more to life than fast cars and money, but friendship and family. Which has been a theme for the movie since day one.

6. Trainwreck

Starring: Amy Schumer, Brie Larson, Bill Hader

Box office: $110 million

Review: http://www.examiner.com/review/amy-schumer-proves-she-s-no-trainwreck

Amy Schumer was one of the many ‘it’ girls of this year. She not only did well with her comedy tour, but her show on Comedy Central as well, winning her first Golden Globe this year. The movie was a hit as well with the fans as it was a nice change of pace to see the roles reversed in this romantic comedy as she is able to relate to not only females, but males as well as both sides struggle with finding love.

5. Inside Out

Starring: Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith, Mindy Kaling, Bill Hader

Box office: $356 million

Review: http://www.examiner.com/review/inside-out-gives-you-a-bad-case-of-the-feels

Yet another Pixar classic. This movie once again reminds us why Pixar is the master at creating animated movies. They know how to reach deep down inside of you, grab your heart, and rip right out in such a way that has you thanking them for doing it. The movie touched on depression in children, which is relevant to the kids in today’s world.

4. Pitch Perfect 2

Starring: Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow

Box office: $184.4 million

Review: http://www.examiner.com/review/pitch-perfect-2-bellas-prove-that-sequels-can-be-as-good-as-the-original

This was a surprise his, for me at least. I was weary with the sequel as many people are with movies that they love (look at the sequel for Mean Girls). Sometimes trying to capture lightening in a bottle twice can leave you burned. This time it worked out for the girls and it may have a lot to do with Elizabeth Banks as the director. She kept the focus on the girls and the music. The movie had a lot of heart and of course those pesky quotes that we like to integrate to everyday life.

3. The Avengers: Age of Ultron

Starring: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson

Box office: $459 million

Review: http://www.examiner.com/review/review-the-avengers-age-of-ultron-bigger-and-better-then-the-first

The Avengers changed the way that superhero movies are made and it did it again in this movie. The stakes were higher, but the movie was able to reach all the stakes with no problem. While the movie may not have done as well as the first one (with all the records that one broke) it did well with the fans, and that’s really where it counts.

2. Jurassic World

Starring: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D’Onofrio

Box office: $652.2 million

Review: http://www.examiner.com/review/jurassic-world-is-a-fun-ride-that-everyone-will-enjoy

Initially, fans of the original Jurassic Park were nervous about the reboot. With good reason. Have you seen the history of reboots? This movie was able to prove that yes, sometimes reboots are a great idea. Especially when that reboot has Chris Pratt. He was this year’s ‘it’ boy for movies and proved that with his role in this movie. It did so well that is was able to get a sequel in the works so prepare for more Chris Pratt and dinosaurs.

1. Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Starring: Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Harrison Ford

Box office: $391 million (still in theaters)

Everyone in the world and their mother went to see this movie. At least once. Some more than others. People camped out weeks in advance so that they could get the best seat in the theater, all wanting to be one of the first ones to see the movie. And they were not disappointed. The movie sits as one of the highest ratings of the series and looks like it sparked a new generation of fans for the series.

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“The Longest Ride” can’t take down “Furious 7” from top of the box office

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There was only one new movie that came out this week but it wasn’t able to take the top from Furious 7.

Furious 7 once again finds itself at the top of the box office for the second straight week, bringing in an estimated $60.5 million. The movie now surpasses the $200 million mark and is dangerously close to the $1 billion mark. The movie should hit it by the end of next week.

Home is staying strong in the number two spot with an estimated $19 million over the weekend. With the movie being the only family friendly film, it’s going to remain to do well. The movie should surpass their budget next week, but it’s no where near where they were expected to be at.

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The only new movie is the latest adaptation from Nicholas Sparks, The Longest Ride. The movie brings in an estimated $13.5 million. This is the 6th highest opening for a Sparks’s adaptation. While on the surface it doesn’t mean much considering that the highest grossing film, The Notebook, only premiered at $13.4 million.

Rounding out the top five is Get Hard with an estimated $8.6 million and Cinderella with an estimated $7.2 million.

For the rest of the box office, you can go here.

There are only two major movies coming out this week and they both may find their way to the top five. The thriller based on the novel by Tom Rob Smith, Child 44, is set to release on Friday along with the sequel to yet another movie that didn’t need it, Paul Blart 2. Both movies may find their way into top five, but neither will take the top spot from Furious 7.

What movie did you see this weekend?

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“Get Hard” is no match for “Home” at the box office

homeThere were two movies that came out this weekend and they were able to grab the top spots at the box office, beating out some other big name movies.

Home finds its place at home at the top of the box office bringing in an estimated $54 million during its opening weekend. This is pretty much the only family friendly move in the theaters and it helped Home find its way at the top of the box office knocking Insurgent from the top spot.

The other new movie to come out this weekend is Get Hard. The movie challenged Home for the top spot, but was unable to top it with its estimated $34.6 million in it’s opening weekend. This is the second highest opening for a Kevin Hart led film, right behind his 2014 Ride Along.

Insurgent falls down the charts as it comes in the number three spot with an estimated $22 million. The movie is not doing as well as expected but should cross over the $100-million mark in the next week or two. It may beat out the first movie for overall box office, but it’s not going to be the success that they expected.

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Cinderella is still able to hit double digits at the box office bringing an estimated $17.5 million. It Follows surges up the chart to round out the top five with an estimated $4 million.

For the rest of the box office, you can go here.

The only big movie to come out this weekend is Furious 7 and it’s going to dominate the charts. We are going to see if the movie is going to be able to get near the $100-million mark in it’s opening weekend. This movie should dominate the box office until the beginning of May when The Avengers Age of Ultron comes out.

What movie did you see this weekend?

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“Insurgent” wins box office during slow weekend

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There were two new movies that came out this week and both of them are able to get into the top five with the latest sequel to be made to grab the top spot at the box office.

The second film of the Divergent series, Insurgent, dominates the box office during the slow weekend with an estimated $54 million. The movie falls just short of the opening for Divergent which took in an estimated $54.6 million during its opening weekend. The lack of success during the first weekend just proves that the second film is not as enticing to the fans as the first one was.

Cinderella drops not only her glass slipper but a spot at the box office as it brings in an estimated $34.4 million over the weekend. This weekend moves the movie past the $100 million mark and is well on it’s way to the $200-million mark before the end of it’s run.

Run All Night is continuing to bomb at the box office as it slips to single-digit figures with an estimated $5.1 million over the weekend.

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The other new movie The Gunman took in an estimated $5 million over it’s opening weekend and Kingsmen Secret Service rounds out the top five with an estimated $4.6 million.

For the rest of the box office, you can go here.

Home is the only new movie coming out next weekend and it should challenge Insurgent for the top spot. Home will be one of the few family-friendly movies in the theater and the fact that fans don’t like Insurgent then it’s going to be a battle to the end.

What movie did you see this weekend?

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“Run All Night” falls short of beating “Cinderella” at the box office

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There were only two new movies that came out this weekend and were able to grab the top two spots in the box office, while being the only two movies to hit double digits.

Disney’s latest live-action film, Cinderella, takes the cake as it brings in an estimated $70 million. Despite the fact that the story has been adapted so many times before, it still received a 84% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Just proves that fans may have come for the Frozen short, but stay for the magic of the movie.

Liam Neeson’s latest thriller, Run All Night, takes in an estimated $11 million in it’s opening weekend. This is not the best of opening for his movies, but considering it’s a the type of movie he’s done so frequently, it’s not a surprise.

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Kingsmen: Secret Service movies past the $100 million mark this week with it’s estimated $6.2 million over the weekend. The movie is a favorite amongst those who like action, comedy, and drama but certainly not the best movie you will see at the theater this year.

Focus remains in the top five with an estimated $5.805 million and Chappie falls down the list to the five spot with an estimated $5.8 million.

For the rest of the box office, you can go here.

With Insurgent set to come out this week, it should top the box office for at least the next 2 weekends until Fast and Furious 7 comes out the first week of April.

What movie did you see this weekend?

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