Beauty and the Beast

“Beauty and the Beast” is a pretty film disguising the ugly beast of misogyny

The actress Emma Watson has made a point of portraying her latest movie, Disney’s <i>Beauty and the Beast</i>, as feminist film. Watson told Vanity Fair that she worked with Disney to update her character for the live-action version of its 1991 cartoon: In this latest version, Belle wears more practical …

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5 fantastic Beauty and the Beast adaptations that go beyond Disney

The fairy tale of “Beauty and the Beast” lends itself gorgeously to adaptation: The set pieces are lavish and iconic (the enchanted castle! the rose!), the beats are familiar but always compelling, and the central love story can shade into redemptive joy or pitch darkness with minimal disruption …

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DEADPOOL Channels Gaston from THE BEAUTY AND THE BEAST in This Mashup

Musical mashups are nothing new for the internet, but some of the best are always those mashups that blend together two totally different stories …

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‘Beauty and the Beast’ Claymation Origins Story: Watch the Disney-Approved Short Created by a 12-Year-Old

“LeFouston” is inspired by Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" and presents an origin story of how Gaston and LeFou met.<p>Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ …

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Box Office: 'Beauty And The Beast' Snags $23M Friday, 'Kong' Kicks Butt In China

In holdover news, Walt Disney’s <i>Beauty and the Beast</i> earned a superb $23.557 million on its second Friday, which was an understandable drop of 63% and pushed the Emma Watson/Dan Stevens musical to $252.1m domestic. That is the seventh-biggest “day eight” Friday gross of all time. But since it’s a …

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Russia gives Power Rangers its highest age rating over LGBT character

<b>The upcoming Power Rangers film will only be open to over 18’s in Russia because of the inclusion of a LGBT character.</b><p>Richard Gere doesn't think it …

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'Beauty and the Beast' Soars Past $500 Million Global Mark at Friday Box Office

Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” will easily hold on to the No. 1 spot at the box office in its second weekend in theaters, making $23.6 million on …

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'Beauty and the Beast' tops Friday box office

It was a tale as old as time at Friday's box office, as Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" once again climbed into the top spot.<p>The live-action remake …

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11 new movie trailers you need to watch from this past week

It’s the weekend, everyone, which can mean only one thing: it’s time to head to the theater and catch a movie. We’ve got a few titles opening this …

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Late-Night Lately: Corden's Trump Musical, Colbert's Alter-Ego, Josh Gad's 'Beauty and the Beast' Roast

THR's Late-Night Lately rounds up the best sketches and guests with a look at what's to come next week.<p><i>The Hollywood Reporter's</i> Late-Night Lately is …

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Dan Stevens channels his beastly side in 'Beauty and the Beast' prologue dance

Disney’s live-action “Beauty and the Beast,” which continues to rule the box office, pulls off a number of feats of movie-making wizardry. Perhaps none is greater than the act of transforming a man into a creature. How, for instance, did the studio turn a furry, animated monster into a life-like …

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11 Books to Read Before They Become Movies

From <i>Harry Potter</i> to <i>Hidden Figures</i>, we’re totally the type of people who love proclaiming that the book was <i>waaay</i> better than the movie. That’s why we’re getting set to read our way through 2017’s most highly anticipated films *before* we make our way to the theater — including the tale that inspired …

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Disney in talks with Colin Farrell to star in Tim Burton's live-action Dumbo remake

Danny DeVito and Eva Green also linked to retelling of 1941 animated classic.<p>Irish actor Colin Farrell is in talks to appear in an upcoming …

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Beauty and the Beast Beats Power Rangers At Friday Box Office

article<p>http://screenrant.com/beauty-beast-box-office-power-rangers/<p>en_US<p>Maybe Rita Repulsa should recruit the Beast?<p>Screen Rant

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Friday Box Office: 'Beauty and the Beast' Bests Impressive 'Power Rangers' Bow

It’s worth noting that <i>Power Rangers</i> is not the only tv-to-film adaptation on the block this week. The other one is <b>Dax Shepard</b>‘s goofy take on the …

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POWER RANGERS Exceeding Expectations At The Box Office, Now On Track For $40M Million+ Weekend

As expected, <i>Beauty and the Beast</i> led the pack for the second week in a row, but <i>Power Rangers</i> is also performing quite well and is now on pace for a …

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Despite Singapore’s success, why are people living here still so dissatisfied?

So Singapore made news earlier this week for being the happiest country in Asia, according to the World Happiness Report 2017. That’s all jolly and …

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Thanks to 'Beauty and the Beast,' Emma Watson Will Be Highest Paid Actress of 2017

The live-action "Beauty and the Beast" has so far grossed more than $490 worldwide* and part of that enormous chunk of cash will go to Emma Watson.<p>Watson was paid only $2 million to star as Belle, but thanks to a sweet back-end deal, the 26-year-old could rake in more than $15 million, according to …

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Is Beauty & The Beast Racist?

One of my favorite internet rabbit holes to get lost down is the secret history and meaning of Disney classics. Of all of my elementary school friends, I was the one with the most impressive collection of Disney movies on VHS; I was enchanted by the stories of young girls from faraway places. It’s …

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Are 'gay moments' in 'Beauty' and 'Power Rangers' progress?

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A hug. A wink. A dance. A non-answer. These are the so-called gay moments in a handful of recent high-profile studio movies that have sparked both rapturous celebration and startling backlash.<p>From Sulu in "Star Trek Beyond" to LeFou in "Beauty and the Beast" and now Trini in …

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Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" Is Poised to Be the Company's Next Billion-Dollar Hit

Disney's live-action "Beauty and the Beast" has set new records for a March movie opening, putting the film on track to cross $1 billion in ticket …

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Could the Phoenix Suns make the Final Four?

Good morning. We have that and more in Friday’s NBA newsletter.<p>The Phoenix Suns are still rivals of the L.A. Lakers, even though both teams are awful. This is a rare occurrence: the Suns and Lakers are two of the most successful franchises in NBA history (though Phoenix certainly lacks the titles …

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Film Club: Right, because more backstory is really what Beauty And The Beast needed

Disney’s new live-action <i>Beauty And The Beast</i> is just like its classic animated version of <i>Beauty And The Beast</i>, only longer: All the songs, characters, and major plot points have been preserved, but with an extra 45 minutes of new material—including, for some reason, lots of backstory for everyone …

Only 90s kids will remember the next decade of Hollywood blockbusters

Crap, where did I put my POGs?<p>The reboot of <i>Power Rangers</i> as a somewhat-serious power fantasy where teens with attitudes pilot mechs that look like dinosaurs signals one horrible truth above all others. We have finally reached the point where ‘90s nostalgia-fueled vehicles will come to rule …

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'Beauty And The Beast,' Music, And More From South By Southwest

<i>Tale as old as tiiiiiiime ...</i><p>By which, of course, I mean "tired people return from South By Southwest."<p>But in any event: this week's show kicks off with a discussion with our pal Katie Presley of Bitch Media about the live-action version of Disney's <i>Beauty And The Beast</i>. How are the candlesticks? …

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These alternate “Beauty and the Beast” posters are so minimalistic and *so* perfect

It’s no surprise that the live action <i>Beauty and the Beast</i> film is a smash hit. The cast is amazing, the new music is gorgeous, and it fleshes out …

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Box Office: 'Beauty And The Beast' Ends First Week Just Below $500M

Walt Disney’s <i>Beauty and the Beast</i> earned another $10.9 million on Thursday, which is a drop of just 5% from Wednesday. In terms of day-to-day drops and jumps, it’s been playing awfully close to <i>The Jungle Book</i> which had come off a $104m debut weekend with rave word-of-mouth and strong buzz. Now that …

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Queer People Are Not Your Marketing Strategy, Hollywood

Earlier this week, <i>The Hollywood Reporter</i> and Saban told the world that in the new <i>Power Rangers</i>, Trini the Yellow Ranger is definitively queer. People …

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'Beauty and the Beast' Star Says Donald Trump Asked Her Out Once: 'I Wish I Had'

It turns out that one of the beauties from “Beauty and the Beast” could have potentially been the first lady.<p>In a recent interview with a Swedish TV …

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‘Beauty and the Beast’ will top $500 million worldwide in just one week

“Beauty and the Beast” is set to crack the $500 million mark worldwide on Friday, just one week after its release. To date, this live action remake …

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