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Film Review: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Shines In Diversity But Missteps in Originality

Walt Disney Pictures continues its stride to have diversity and inclusion in their films that reflect our growing and changing world. There are elements where their latest adaptation of the animated classic “Beauty and the Beast” gets upgraded by stunning visuals, but mirrored with some carbon copy replicas of the Oscar-nominated original, it tends to […]

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New Concept Art, Images Show First Look at Live-Action ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Producer Jack Morrissey is teasing the first images from Disney’s live-action “Beauty and the Beast.” The images offer up the first glimpses of Cogsworth, Lumière, Gaston, the Prince, Belle and more. Morrissey, who shared the images on his Facebook page, started with concept art of the newly imagined Cogsworth and Lumière characters. Ian McKellen voices Cogsworth […]

WANTED! Search for the Surprise Oscar Nominee Begins with 10 Suspects

We look for them every year. The nominee that swoops in at the last minute and shows either the strength of a certain film that is nominated for Best Picture or one that simply makes your jaws drop. We’ve seen them over the years like Tommy Lee Jones in “In the Valley of Elah,” William […]

Ian McKellen Stars in Mr. Holmes Arriving on Digital HD Oct. 27 and Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand November 10

SANTA MONICA, CA (August 31, 2015) – Oscar® nominee Sir Ian McKellen* joins fellow Academy Award® nominee Laura Linney** in the mysterious and intriguing Mr. Holmes,arriving on Digital HD October 27 and Blu-ray™ (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital), and On Demand November 10 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment and Miramax®. Based on Mitch Cullin’s novel “A […]

Oscars 2016: A Veterans Bloodbath Ahead, Both Old and New in Lead Actor

It’s about that time to start getting into the acting races, at least on the surface for Oscars 2016. As always, the Lead Actor race looks rich with fruitful characters and talented performers.  Many previous winners are in play this year like Matthew McConaughey (“Sea of Trees”), Robert Redford (“Truth”), recently crowned Eddie Redmayne (“The […]

Circuit 3: Ian McKellen

As the site advocate for all that is Middle-earth (I make no secret that The Lord of the Rings trilogy was my #1 film of the first decade in the 21st century), I have to say that my enthusiasm for the final installment of The Hobbit trilogy – The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five […]

Community Reactions: What did you think of ‘X-Men Days of Future Past’?

Director: Bryan Singer Writer: Simon Kinberg (screenplay and story), Jane Goldman (story) and Matthew Vaughn (story) Cast: Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Nicholas Hoult, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Peter Dinklage, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Evan Peters. Synopsis: The X-Men send Wolverine to the past in a desperate effort to change […]