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'Into the Woods' First Clip Features Meryl Streep as the Witch

1 hour ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Walt Disney Pictures has released a new featurette and the first clip for Into the Woods, the upcoming musical arriving in theaters on Christmas Day.

The clip features the baker (James Corden) and his wife (Emily Blunt) arguing about their missing cow before the evil witch (Meryl Streep) intervenes. The featurette also offers new footage and interviews with Emily Blunt, director Rob Marshall, Anna Kendrick (Cinderella), Meryl Streep, composer Stephen Sondheim, Chris Pine (Cinderella's Prince), who offer new insight into this musical tale.

Based on the award-winning stage play of the same name, Into the Woods centers on the baker and his wife, who go into the magical woods to reverse a curse placed on them by the evil witch, where they meet some of the most beloved fairy tale characters of all time. Check out the latest footage before this upcoming musical hits theaters next month.

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- MovieWeb

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Movie Review – The Homesman (2014)

4 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Homesman, 2014.

Directed by Tommy Lee Jones.

Starring Hilary Swank, Tommy Lee Jones, Grace Gummer, Miranda Otto, Sonja Richter, Meryl Streep, John Lithgow, Jesse Plemons and William Fichtner.

Synopsis:

Three women who have been driven mad by pioneer life are to be transported across the country by covered wagon by the pious, independent-minded Mary Bee Cuddy, who in turn employs low-life drifter George Briggs to assist her.

The old adage ‘they don’t make them like they used to’ could be applied to pretty much most genre film making depending on your outlook of American cinema in 2014, but never more so could that be said of a genre than the Western. Westerns, like too many films not based on established properties, have been pushed away and forgotten in favour of the easy sell and easy buck. Sure, there’s always a True Grit which shows a brief spike in audience »

- Gary Collinson

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First clip from Into the Woods featuring Emily Blunt, James Corden and Meryl Streep

7 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With a little over a month to go before its release, Walt Disney Pictures has debuted the first clip from Into the Woods, which sees The Witch (Meryl Streep) interrupting an argument between The Baker (James Corden) and his wife (Emily Blunt) and issuing a threat to the couple. Check it out below…

See Also: Into the Woods featurette sees Meryl Streep singing ‘Stay With Me’

Into the Woods is a modern twist on several of the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), Jack and the Beanstalk (Daniel Huttlestone), and Rapunzel (MacKenzie Mauzy)—all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife (James Corden & Emily Blunt), their wish to begin »

- Gary Collinson

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‘Into The Woods’ Sings Its Way Straight Into The Oscar Race

11 hours ago | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Dinsey unveiled another piece of the Oscar season puzzle Saturday night with an innovative bi-coastal screening of their big holiday release, the musical adaptation of Into The Woods, which screened simultaneously in New York City and at Disney Studios in Burbank (where I saw it).

Post-screening, a satellite-transmitted Q&A featured director Rob Marshall, screenwriter James Lapine and key cast members. Full disclosure:  I have been in love with this Stephen Sondheim masterpiece since even before it debuted on Broadway on Nov. 5, 1987.  Southern California native that I am, I trekked down to San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre in 1986 for its pre-Broadway tryout and instantly fell in love.

It’s not only one of my favorite Sondheim musicals (in the top three to be sure with Company and West Side Story), but high among the greatest theatrical experiences I have ever had. I have seen the show in various incarnations several times since. »

- Pete Hammond

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Disney’s ‘Into the Woods’ Enters Awards Season on High Note

15 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Though “Into the Woods” debuted in 1986, it’s “a fairy tale for the post-9/11 generation,” said director Rob Marshall at a Q&A in New York after a screening of the film Saturday.

The panel session took place at the DGA Theater in New York and was satellite-fed to the Disney main theater in Burbank, a two-birds-with-one-stone approach as the film begins industry screenings for awards contention.

The director and his team of artisans will certainly be under Oscar consideration, as will Meryl Streep (top billed, but in a supporting role) and other performers. Variety will run its review in December; after that, there will be more opportunities to handicap the film’s awards chances in specific categories.

Disney often takes a cautious approach to the awards race, but the studio execs seem gung-ho about this one. The film also marks a subtle shift for the studio. Its “Maleficent” earlier »

- Tim Gray

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Disney Musical 'Into the Woods' Swoops Into Awards Season — How Far Can It Go?

15 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

And then there was just one unseen Oscar contender. Unbroken. On Saturday evening, Disney unveiled the second-to-last of the major Oscar hopefuls that had not yet been been seen by pundits, Rob Marshall's Into the Woods, at simultaneous screenings on both coasts, followed by a Q&A — live in New York, streamed in Los Angeles — with Marshall, screenwriter James Lapine and stars Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Tracey Ullman and Christine Baranski. (Johnny Depp was the only notable absence.) It marked the beginning of what will be an aggressive awards push

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- Scott Feinberg

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Watch: Meryl Streep Jump Scares Emily Blunt and James Corden in New 'Into the Woods' Clip

17 hours ago | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

People, Into the Woods has been screened, and I, unfortunately, was not in attendance. I don't know why they didn't invite me. Probably because I'm a nobody, but it could be something else... You never know. This is a film I am staying as far away as I possibly can from outside reactions. Movie musicals are a tricky thing for people to review because a lot of people do not understand the form, so I just want to avoid all chatter and go in with just my thoughts and experiences. Disney has given me a little something to tie me over to when I actually do get to see the film. They have released a new clip from the film, which you can watch below, featuring James Corden as The Baker and Emily Blunt as his Wife bickering only to be interrupted by Meryl Streep as The Witch. No singing »

- Mike Shutt

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First Clip From Disney's Into The Woods Features Emily Blunt & Meryl Streep

18 hours ago | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

The first clip from Disney's Into The Woods begins with the Baker, played by James Corden ("The Three Musketeers"), having an argument with his wife, who is played by Emily Blunt ("Edge of Tomorrow"), about the whereabout of a cow. Suddenly the Witch, portrayed by Meryl Streep ("The Devil Wears Prada"), shows up and threatens the childless couple. “Into the Woods” is a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), Jack and the Beanstalk (Daniel Huttlestone), and Rapunzel (MacKenzie Mauzy)—all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife (James Corden & Emily Blunt), their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch (Meryl Streep »

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Film Review: Feminism Humbles Tommy Lee Jones in Heartfelt Western 'The Homesman'

19 hours ago | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago - In Tommy Lee Jones’ passion project “The Homesman,” the wild west provides a vivid setting for a battle in man’s endless war against women, as the film firmly occupying a genre strictly known for cowboys and pioneer machismo. It’s a sorrowful western from actor/writer/director Jones that often shines in its twilight, hoping to slightly reconcile the maltreatment unleashed on half of the world’s most powerful species.

Rating: 3.5/5.0

Living outside standard domestic criteria of a developing America in the mid 1800s is Mary Bee Cuddy (Hilary Swank), a woman without a spouse or a child, who only takes care of herself and her giant farm. When three extremely psychologically-disturbed women are in need of transport to a hospital up north where they can receive help, Mary Bee volunteers to take on the journey, despite the town initially requiring that a man lead the expedition. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Chris Pine: I Learned to Sing in the Shower

19 hours ago | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Chris Pine shows off his vocal chops as a singing Prince Charming in the upcoming film adaption of Into the Woods, but the actor notes that his singing ability comes a bit naturally. "I've sung in the shower for years," Pine told reporters at the L.A. premiere of Horrible Bosses 2. "I thought I was my own best teacher." Despite his self-taught shower sessions, the actor, 34, revealed that he received some formal training for his role in the Stephen Sondheim musical fairytale, opening Christmas Day. "I went to a singing coach and worked on it," he said, calling the »

- Samantha McIntyre

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Chris Pine: I Learned to Sing in the Shower

19 hours ago | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Chris Pine shows off his vocal chops as a singing Prince Charming in the upcoming film adaption of Into the Woods, but the actor notes that his singing ability comes a bit naturally. "I've sung in the shower for years," Pine told reporters at the L.A. premiere of Horrible Bosses 2. "I thought I was my own best teacher." Despite his self-taught shower sessions, the actor, 34, revealed that he received some formal training for his role in the Stephen Sondheim musical fairytale, opening Christmas Day. "I went to a singing coach and worked on it," he said, calling the »

- Samantha McIntyre

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Watch Disney’s Into The Woods Livestream Q&A With Cast And Filmmakers

21 hours ago | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Tune-In Tonight at 6:30pm Pst to a livestream Q&A with the cast and filmmakers of Disney’s Into The Woods. The event will include a first-look at an exclusive featurette from the film.

The Q&A will include the film’s stars Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Tracey Ullman, Christine Baranski, director Rob Marshall, and screenwriter James Lapine.

Watch: https://screen.yahoo.com/live/event/into-the-woods

Starring Meryl Streep, James Corden, Emily Blunt, Anna Kendrick, Johnny Depp and Chris Pine, Into The Woods is a modern twist on several of the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests.

This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), Jack and the Beanstalk (Daniel Huttlestone), and Rapunzel (MacKenzie Mauzy »

- Michelle McCue

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Into the Woods featurette sees Meryl Streep singing ‘Stay With Me’

22 November 2014 1:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Vanity Fair has debuted a new featurette from Disney’s upcoming musical fantasy Into the Woods, which sees Meryl Streep’s Witch offering up a rendition of ‘Stay With Me'; check it out below after the official synopsis…

See Also: Ten character posters and new trailer for Into the Woods

Into the Woods is a modern twist on several of the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), Jack and the Beanstalk (Daniel Huttlestone), and Rapunzel (MacKenzie Mauzy)—all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife (James Corden & Emily Blunt), their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch (Meryl Streep) who has put a curse on them. »

- Gary Collinson

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The Week In Movies, in case you missed it #15

22 November 2014 12:27 AM, PST | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

While no Star Wars Episode 7 trailer arrived this week, there still was some decent movie news and trailers flying around, and in case you missed any, here’s a rundown of what went….um…down. Ahead of it’s trailer premiere next week, the first poster for Get Hard with Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart arrived A George Lucas move that has nothing to do with lightsabers? That’ll be the first trailer for Strange Magic Meryl Streep is pretty damn awesome, especially in this new featurette for Into The Woods If anyone can, Tom can! The Cruise machine is wanted for a Highlander reboot Mike Nichols, a true Hollywood legend passed away this week Fancy working with Christopher Nolan? He needs your help JLaw talks hungry games or something Pitch up Pitches etc. The first trailer for Pitch Perfect 2 looks pretty damn good! Get biblical with a new »

- noreply@blogger.com (Vic Barry)

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‘Angels in America’ Cinematographer on Working With Mike Nichols

21 November 2014 11:42 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Stephen Goldblatt, who was the cinematographer on Mike Nichols’ last three screen productions — including HBO’s “Angels in America,” which Nichols considered to be the crowning achievement of his career — spoke to Variety at the Camerimage Film Festival on Friday about his friend, who died Wednesday.

Goldblatt has worked with some of Hollywood’s leading directors, included Francis Ford Coppola, Alan Pakula and Joel Schumacher, and recently lensed Tate Taylor’s “The Help” and “Get on Up.”

Like Goldblatt, the majority of Nichols’ cinematographers were not American-born. German director of photography Michael Ballhaus, who worked on three of Nichols’ movies, said that Nichols — who was born in Germany — valued the outsider’s eye when directing films about American society.

“He liked how I brought a fresher view to these very American stories we were doing, and encouraged that,” Ballhaus told Variety in 2010.

Goldblatt, who was born in South Africa and moved to the U. »

- Leo Barraclough

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Ten Great Performances from Mike Nichols' Films

21 November 2014 7:00 PM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Amir here. Mike Nichols was a true giant of show business, with a career that lasted more than six decades and sprawled across many different media and genres. Nathaniel's heartfelt eulogy already highlighted the dreamy number of classics he directed and the collaborations with Meryl Streep that resulted in some of her most memorable roles; but Meryl wasn't the only performer whom Nichols guided to career-best work.

Team Experience decided to make a list of ten great performances from Mike Nichols' films; we were truly spoilt for choice. If you want a testament to the man's sheer brilliance and chemistry with his actors, look no further than the missing names from our list. An equally long, equally illustrious alternative list can be made of the likes of Dustin Hoffman in The Graduate, Melanie Griffith in Working Girl, Philip Seymour Hoffman in Charlie Wilson's War, Jude Law and Natalie Portman in Closer, »

- Amir S.

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Stream 'Into the Woods' Live Q & A with Streep, Blunt, Kendrick and Pine

21 November 2014 5:54 PM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

The livestream will air at 6:30pm Pst on Yahoo!@ Movies with the cast and filmmakers: Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Tracey Ullman, Christine Baranski, director Rob Marshall, and screenwriter James Lapine. Johnny Depp, who stumbled through his presenting gig at the Hollywood Film Awards, is steering clear of another live public appearance for the moment.  There will also be a first-look at an exclusive featurette from the film.   »

- Anne Thompson

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First Look: Meryl Streep Goes ‘Into the Woods’ With Stephen Sondheim

21 November 2014 5:16 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

It’s nearly time to go Into the Woods!

The film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim’s beloved musical comes out Christmas Day, and Et talked to the composer and Meryl Streep about turning the fairytale mashup into a major motion picture.

Streep attended the original Broadway production of Into the Woods, which starred Bernadette Peters as The Witch, the same role the Oscar-winning actress plays in the film.

"I thought it was fantastic," Streep told Et. "I remember coming out of the theater singing to myself."

News: First Look! Meryl Scares In 'Into the Woods'

Et got a behind-the-scenes look at some of the film’s special effects and talked to Sondheim about casting the star in the big-screen adaptation.

"Meryl Streep is so remarkable," the composer gushed. "She would do a number of takes on the songs in the recording studio and every one was different."

News: Go Behind the Scenes of '[link »

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Brenton Thwaites Boards ‘Pirates 5′ Ship For Disney

21 November 2014 12:32 PM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

We reported on Halloween that Brenton Thwaites was among  a handful of heartthrobs Disney was courting for the role of British soldier Henry in the fifth Pirates Of The Caribbean romp. Now the studio in is final negotiations with the young Aussie, who played Prince Philip in the studio’s Maleficent this year. The studio has set a July 7, 2017, release date for the next installment of the multibillion-dollar franchise starring Johnny Depp.

Thwaites has had a busy year, starring opposite Ewan McGregor in the crime thriller Son Of A Gun and with Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep in The Giver. He also starred in sci-fi thriller The Signal and Ride, the indie comedy from writer-director-star Helen Hunt  in that bowed at Afm. Thwaites also is set to topline Alex ProyasGods Of Egypt with Gerald Butler and Geoffrey Rush, which Lionsgate will release in February 2016. He is managed by Industry Entertainment. »

- The Deadline Team

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"Gone Girl's" Rosamund Pike To Receive Major Palm Springs Film Fest Award!

21 November 2014 12:00 PM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

Rosamund Pike nearly stole the show in David Fincher's "Gone Girl" but he stole the hearts of the Palm Springs International Film Festival's committee members. The actress is getting the Breakthrough Performance Award! Last year, "12 Years A Slave's" Lupita Nyong'o received the same award and walked all the way to Oscar glory!

Pike is joining recently announced recipients Eddie Redmayne, Julianne Moore, and J.K. Simmons. Here's the press release:

Palm Springs, CA (November 21, 2014) . The 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (Psiff) will present Rosamund Pike with the Breakthrough Performance Award, Actress at its annual Awards Gala. The Gala will also present awards to previously announced honorees Julianne Moore, Eddie Redmayne and J.K. Simmons. Presented by Cartier, and hosted by Mary Hart, the Awards Gala will be held Saturday, January 3 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The Festival runs January 2-12.

.Rosamund Pike perfectly taps into Gillian Flynn.s »

- Manny

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