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'Into the Woods' goes darkly beyond happy ever after | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wishes are granted, dreams come true and Cinderella is rescued by her prince, but it is not all happily ever after in “Into the Woods,” the film adaptation of the Tony-winning Broadway musical that puts a modern spin on fairly tales.<p>Meryl Streep stars as the Witch in this still …

Chris Pine on 'Into the Woods,' 'Star Trek 3,' and His 'Jack Ryan' Regret

Chris Pine may be famous to most for his role as Captain Kirk in J.J. Abrams's rebooted "Star Trek" series (and, possibly to a lesser degree, as Jack Ryan in Paramount's attempted rejuvenation of that franchise), but lately he has been interested more in stretching his comedic side, in films like …

Laika Announces New Animated Film KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS

Emily Blunt on 'Into the Woods,' Meryl Streep, and... 'Star Wars'?

Emily Blunt seems to have been on the cusp of superstardom since she costarred with Meryl Streep in "The Devil Wears Prada," back in 2006. Since then, she's appeared in many interesting movies, more than a few of which have been would-be blockbusters (most recently, this summer's terrific sci-fi …

Disney Is Killing Off The Fairy-Tale Romance Genre It Helped Invent

Fairy tales were never intended to be explicitly charming—and they certainly weren’t expected to provide a blueprint for real-life romance. Like most folklore traditions, fairy tales were originally meant to impart wisdom, and while many love stories could benefit from a bit more knowledge, that’s …

Angelina Jolie Takes On 'Unbroken': Movie Review

Louis Zamperini's death this past July triggered an international outpouring of grief on a scale typically reserved for the death of movie stars or …

Angelina Jolie's 'Unbroken' mines human spirit, survival | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Angelina Jolie never expected to direct a film with shark attacks, plane crashes and prisoner-of-war camps, but she found the story of a World War Two hero so compelling she tackled them in “Unbroken,” a biopic about survival, faith and forgiveness.<p>Director Angelina Jolie and …

Watch Anna Kendrick and Emily Blunt Push Meryl Streep Out of a Selfie

The <i>Into the Woods</i> females—<b>Meryl Streep</b>, <b>Emily Blunt</b>, and <b>Anna Kendrick</b> (about as absurdly likable as trios get)—stopped by <i>The Ellen DeGeneres Show</i> yesterday to dish about weird stuff Johnny Depp did on set and share funny childhood anecdotes and dissect Hollywood gossip in wry, amusing fashion . . . …

'Unbroken' Star Jack O'Connell Really Wants to Play Elvis

If you don't know who Jack O'Connell is, you're about to: the 23-year-old British actor, whose accent is so thick you could easily mistake him for a Dickensian street urchin, stars as Louis Zamperini, a real life hero who won Olympic medals and was then a World War II prison camp survivor, in …

'Into the Woods' starts strong but magic fades, reviews say

Part of the subversive appeal of Stephen Sondheim's musical "Into the Woods" is that it gleefully skewers well-known fairy-tale tropes. It's perhaps a bit ironic, then, that film critics are saying the new big-screen adaptation doesn't quite end happily ever after.<p>According to early reviews of the …

Emily Blunt

The trip 'Into the Woods' is spooky, thoughtful, delightful

"Into the Woods," the deliciously arch, deceptively deep, fractured fairy tale with its soaring Sondheim showstoppers, has made it to the big screen virtually untouched by Hollywood's big, tall, terrible giants, whose meddling can so often make a mess of things.<p>As you'd expect, the woods have been …

James Corden

'Unbroken' indeed, yet Jolie chooses agony over redemption

Despite its many impressive elements, "Unbroken" plays incomplete and unbalanced. The film has made a decision not to tell all of Louis Zamperini's riveting true story, and that choice costs it in the end.<p>As detailed by Laura Hillenbrand in a book that has sold 4 million copies and spent more than …

Angelina Jolie

Review: Louis Zamperini Is Angelina Jolie’s ‘War Horse’ In ‘Unbroken’

<i>Unbroken</i> is <i>Seabiscuit</i> author Laura Hillenbrand’s second non-fiction bestseller to be adapted into a feature film, and director Angelina Jolie and Co. treat their protagonist like yet another inspirational horse. The hero of <i>Unbroken</i>, Olympic running, lifeboat surviving POW Louis Zamperini, squeezed …

Military Movie Mistakes From Your Favorite Cinematic Battles

There's no way around it: battle sequences are tough to film.<p>First, just capturing the mere scale of the battles is a challenge, then you have to get all the technical aspects and military minutiae down. And that's just the tip of the iceberg. When all the hours of footage are shot, filmmakers …

Anna Kendrick Facts: 23 Things You (Probably) Don't Know About the 'Into the Woods' Star

Anna Kendrick is one of the most versatile and brightest actresses in Hollywood today.<p>The young star got out of the gate in a hurry, earning her first Tony Award nomination before she was even a teenager. About a decade later, Kendrick added an Oscar nomination to her resumé. Her performance in "Up …

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Fan Art Floods the Internet

Watch Five Minutes Of 2014’s 10 Best First-Time Features

In case you couldn’t tell, today is December 1st, the start of what we in the clicks business call the first day of year-end list season. Following up on Edgar Wright’s top 10 movies of 2014, Fandor (a movie magazine written by condors) has released their list of the top 10 features from first-time …

Don’t Have Time To Read ‘1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die’? Then Watch This Handy Supercut!

I remember first purchasing <i>1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die</i> back before IMDB was such a robust bank of information. I studied every single page in Steven Jay Schneider’s massive tome that chronologically listed legendary films, and movies of import starting back in the late 1800s, using …

Why a messaging app meant for festivals became massively popular during Hong Kong protests

FireChat surged in popularity amid fears of an internet crackdown by the Chinese government<p>When pro-democracy protests erupted in Hong Kong late last month, many demonstrators feared the government would shut down the internet. Those fears never materialized, but the specter of a crackdown combined …

Whisper app has published its new terms of service and privacy policy

Whisper, the app which claims to be “the first completely anonymous social media network”, has introduced changes to its terms of service.<p>The new terms of use and privacy pages appeared on Whisper’s website on 13 October, 2014.<p>A previous version of this article suggested the changes to Whisper’s …