Belle meets Beast in new ‘Beauty and the Beast’ trailer

It is finally upon us. The first officially footage of the upcoming live action Disney film Beauty and the Beast. (I am not counting that 10 seconds we see Emma Watson in the teaser). 

In this trailer, Belle (Emma Watson) finds her father (Kevin Kline) and trades places with him to be Beast’s (Dan Stevens) capture instead. There she sees there’s something that wasn’t there before (yes it is a line from the beloved song) and falls in love with him. Gaston (Luke Evans) is not to happy with this so he starts a riot and tries to get her back.

It’s a full synopsis of the movie that we see in the trailer and offers up a first look at a lot of the characters. The only major one we don’t see is Josh Gad as Lafou. Maybe next time.

We did get to see a lot of special effects, especially with the character that are not human and it looks like visually it’s going to be as stunning as Cinderella was. We didn’t get to see the music/singing side and that will ultimately decide how the audience reviews this movie. I know for me it will make or break it because the soundtrack for the animated film is one of the best Disney ever did.
Beauty and the Beast is set to come out March 17, 2017.

What did you think of the trailer?

‘Suicide Squad’ leads movies coming out in August

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It is no surprise that Suicide Squad is the most anticipated movie to come out not only in August, but for the year. The movie is jammed pack with stars that it might just overwhelm you. Will Smith alone is enough to pique your interest, but add Oscar Nominee Margot Robbie and Oscar Winner Jared Leto, how can it not be amazing?

Well therein lies the problem. There might be TOO high of expectations for this movie. The fact that there are so many stars in the movie and it’s a movie where the bad guys are good guys, it’s a different take on the superhero world because while we all love the hero, a larger part of us likes the bad guys more. So it’s going to come to this concept: It’s either going to be the best movie or the year, or it’s going to be the biggest flop.

Suicide Squad is not the only big movie coming out to end the summer. Disney is trying yet again to do live-action films for their classics with Pete’s Dragon, but like with Pan, it’s not likely to do well at the box office. There isn’t much buzz surrounding the movie and the large budget the movie had may not be enough to help the movie.

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Another questionable movie coming out is Nine Lives. You see Kevin Spacey and Jennifer Garner in this movie and think, really? Because I know that’s what I thought when I saw Francis Underwood turn into a cat in this trailer. War Dogs with Jonah Hill and Miles Teller won’t probably do well at the box office, but will likely end up finding its way to the award shows.

Outside of that, there really isn’t a whole lot of movies coming out this month. This may help Suicide Squad at the box office. I predict that it will fall under the triple digits opening weekend, but be close.

What movie are you looking forward to seeing this month?

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?

Review: ‘Finding Dory’ proves why Pixar is the best at animated movies

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Finding Dory came out on Thursday and has fans rushing to the movie theaters to watch the movie. It’s been 13 years since the first movie, Finding Nemo, came out so the fans who are excited about it were the kids that watched the movie years ago. Now, that they are adults, they likely have kids of their own and are more than willing to bring their kids to the movie. Pixar and Disney are known to have movies that have heart and can relate to anyone of any age. They are timeless stories that spark emotions in you. They all have hidden themes and messages in the story that you may not see right away but after watching it a few times, you see the message because it speaks to you on different levels.

For the full review, you can go here.

What did you think of the movie?

First teaser for ‘Beauty and the Beast’ movie released


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?


Review: ‘Zootopia’ shows us that you should never judge a book by its cover

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It is a tale as old as time. Once again Disney has made a successful movie, not only financially but also in telling a story. It starts off with Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin) as she dreams of being the first bunny cop, despite what everyone else thinks. She meets Nick Wilde (Jason Bateman) who is blackmailed into helping her solve a case of a missing animal.

The story focuses on a big problem that we have in today’s world, prejudices against ourselves and against others. Judy and Nick connect over their differences and their similarities. They bond together for their need to prove that they are more than what everyone sees them as. The jokes are perfect for adults and may at times go over little one’s heads (see DMV scene). It does touch on the thing that we love the most about Disney movies. It uses humor and subtlety to prove that we all have things to learn in life.

Disney loves to tell stories. And they love to have stories that not only we can relate to, but that can teach us something. While this movie isn’t as deep as Inside Out was, it does touch on a theme that we all can relate to. We grow up in a world where prejudice is strong and can come out without a second thought. It’s important to take away that message when you watch this movie but also take away that theme that Disney believes the most in. Always follow your dreams.

For the full review, you can go here.

What do you think of the movie?

‘Star Wars’ set to become highest grossing film domestically

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It has finally happened. The latest Star Wars movie has now topped the box office for the highest grossing film in America (not including inflation). The movie surpassed the total on Tuesday when it took in around $8 million on Tuesday. After the totals come in on Wednesday, Star Wars should overtake Avatar’s $760.5 million that it took in domestically.

The movie still has a long way to go to become the highest grossing film of all time. Avatar’s international box office is far ahead of Star Wars and they have a big uphill climb to reach that level. Avatar made over $2 billion worldwide giving the total box office of $2.7 billion. Star Wars currently has $799 internationally giving it a total box office of $1.5 billion. It’s going to take a continued effort by the fans to have the movie continue to do well, but it’s unlikely that it will top the box office.

J.J. Abrams and James Cameron are no strangers to big box office films, both having done so before. Cameron’s Titanic currently holds the number two spot (with inflation added) at the box office at $2.1 billion. This makes Cameron essentially the king of the box office because both of his movies sit at the top two spots of the box office. J.J. Abrams’s big break came when he did the competition, Star Trek movies, which took in $527.6 million between the two movies.

While Star Wars is unlikely to top Avatar for the top grossing movie of all time, it should continue to do well and perhaps pass Jurassic World on the list. World currently sits at $1.6 billion worldwide. The high rating movie is looking to set the standard for the next two episodes and other spin-off movies that have been planned by Disney and Lucasfilms.

What do you think of the news?