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Go the the woods with the this behind-the-scenes Into the Woods featurette

2 hours ago | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

At the heart of Into the Woods, there is a witch.  Played with great effect by Meryl Streep, she offers to break a curse laid upon the Baker (James Corden) and his wife (Emily Blunt) if they are to venture into the woods to retrieve objects of note, all which belong to some familiar characters.  The new musical from Disney weaves famous and familiar fairytale characters into one unique and exciting story as characters cross paths and stories.

Into the Woods shakes up the familiar to give us something entirely new on screen, combining comedy and drama and wrapping it into one luscious musical package with words and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.

An ensemble cast of Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Johnny Depp, Tracy Ullman, Christine Baranski, Lilla Crawford, and Daniel Huttlestone are all on hand to play the fairytale characters we know so well.  Each one of them enters the »

- Rachel West

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Robert Duvall and Alejandro Inarritu Added to Lineup of Palm Springs Honorees

3 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Actor Robert Duvall and director Alejandro G. Inarritu are the latest additions to the 2015 Palm Springs International Film Festival’s lineup of honorees, Psiff organizers announced on Friday.

Duvall, who was recently nominated for Golden Globe, SAG and Critics’ Choice Movie Awards for his supporting performance in “The Judge,” will receive the Icon Award at the festival’s annual Awards Gala, which will be held on Saturday, Jan. 3 in the desert resort town east of Los Angeles.

See photos: 22 Biggest Snubs and Surprises: 2015 SAG Awards Nominations (Photos)

Inarritu will receive the Director of the Year Award at the same event for his film “Birdman, »

- Steve Pond

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Duvall, Iñárritu in Palm Springs honours

3 hours ago | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Robert Duvall will collect the 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival’s (Psiff) Icon Award while Alejandro G Iñárritu will receive the Director Of The Year Award for Birdman.

Robert Duvall gives an outstanding and amazingly realistic performance as Judge Joseph Palmer in The Judge,” said festival chairman Harold Matzner.

“This is sure to be remembered in his long list of iconic character roles, including Tom Hagen in The Godfather films, Gus McCrae in Lonesome Dove, Mac Sledge in Tender Mercies, Lt. Colonel Bill Kilgore in Apocalypse Now, The Apostle and so many others.”

Duvall received the festival’s Career Achievement Award in 2011. Prior recipients of the Icon Award include Michael Douglas and Meryl Streep.

“By creating the illusion that the film was shot in one take and directing award-worthy performances by Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, Emma Stone and a star-studded cast, Iñárritu has created a brilliant and original dark comedy in Birdman,” said Matzner »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Emily Blunt Gives the Unwieldy Into the Woods Its Heart

4 hours ago | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Early in the film of the fairy-tale operetta Into the Woods, I was nearly jumping out of my seat with glee. The creators of the original show, Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, had intended to transcend — even explode — the sugary, homogenized Walt Disney treatment. Now here it is, getting a full, lavish Disney studio production with big-deal movie stars (Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Johnny Depp) and somehow working as well if not better than it did almost 30 years ago on Broadway. My euphoria lasted a long, long time … but all good things must end. Which is also the point of the musical, though not quite in the way it happens here. Until its hairpin turn into the apocalyptic, the material is ingenious. Sondheim and Lapine take three Brothers Grimm stories — “Cinderella,” “Jack and the Beanstalk,” and “Rapunzel” — and set them »

- David Edelstein

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UK movie releases: January 2015

8 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

January 2, 2015

The Theory of Everything

Director: James Marsh

Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones

Running time: 123 mins

Certificate: 12A

The Woman in Black: Angel of Death

Director: Tom Harper

Starring: Helen McCrory, Jeremy Irvine

Running time: 98 mins

Certificate: 15

Birdman

Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu

Starring: Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis

Running time: 119 mins

Certificate: 15

Dying of the Light

Director: Paul Schrader

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Anton Yelchin

Running time: 92 mins

Certificate: 18

Enemy

Director: Denis Villeneuve

Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Mélanie Laurent

Running time: 90 mins

Certificate: 15

January 9, 2015

Taken 3

Director: Olivier Megaton

Starring: Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace

Running time: Tbc

Certificate: 12A

Foxcatcher

Director: Bennett Miller

Starring: Channing Tatum, Steve Carell

Running time: 134 mins

Certificate: 15

Into the Woods

Director: Rob Marshall

Starring: Meryl Streep, Anna Kendrick

Running time: 125 mins

Certificate: PG

January 16, 2015

American Sniper

Director: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller

Running time: 132 mins

Certificate: 15

Testament of Youth

Director: James Kent

Starring: Alicia Vikander, »

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Best of Late Night TV: Orlando Bloom Wants 'Hobbit' Porno, Amy Adams Struggles at 'Holiday Flip Cup' (Video)

10 hours ago | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

If you're like us and value your sleep, you probably nodded off into your Ambien dreamland before the party started on post-prime time TV. Don't worry; we've got you covered. Here's the best of what happened last night on late night.

Amy Adams played "Holiday Flip Cup" with Jimmy Fallon on "The Tonight Show" on Thursday, and ... she did her best. She's hosting "Saturday Night Live" this weekend, with One Direction as the musical guest, so hopefully Amy is better at hosting than playing drinking games. But her little "ack!" sound when things go wrong is pretty cute.

The amazing Nick Offerman, also a guest on "The Tonight Show," read a "shortened, more casual version" of ''Twas the Night Before Christmas." Love his Christmas sweater. Honestly.

Jimmy Kimmel - and yes he really wore that red Christmas suit - welcomed Mel Brooks, who didn't want to sit in the chair next to the desk. »

- Gina Carbone

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‘Into the Woods’ is more shrill than charming

12 hours ago | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Into the Woods

Written by James Lepine, based on a musical by Stephen Sondheim

Directed by Rob Marshall

USA, 2014

What is there to say about a film that is destined to succeed in spite of its weak ambitions and generic form? Rob Marshall’s newest project, Into the Woods, has been granted a Christmas Day release. which will no doubt pay off bigtime for the director and Disney Studios. It has all the ingredients of success: it is based off an incredibly popular Stephen Sondheim musical, it features a fairy-tale motif, and it has an all-star cast. It also cashes in on the fact that musicals are once again a highly commercial prospect, and while innovation within the genre seems to be at a virtual stand-still, audiences will flock to see nearly any Hollywood adaptation of a popular Broadway musical. More shrill than charming, Into the Woods shares more in »

- Justine Smith

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Into the Woods Movie Review 2

13 hours ago | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Into The Woods Walt Disney Pictures Reviewed for Shockya by Harvey Karten. Data-based on Rotten Tomatoes. Grade:  C+ Director:  Rob Marshall Screenwriter:  James Lapine, music by Stephen Sondheim Cast:  Emily Blunt, Anna Kendrick, James Corden, Johnny Depp, Meryl Streep, Chris Pine, Emily Blunt, Christine Baranski Screened at:  Lighthouse, NYC, 11/27/14 Opens:  December 25, 2014 The tagline for the movie is “Be careful what you wish for…” the implication being that you may get your wish but that you are worse off than ever.  In fact, the four people who make wishes right at the opening of the fairy tale all wish for the things that mean the most to them,  [ Read More ]

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- Harvey Karten

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Craig Ferguson Passes 'The Late Late Show' Torch to James Corden

14 hours ago | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Craig Ferguson's The Late Late Show successor James Corden was thrown into the hot seat on the talk show Wednesday night, giving many viewers their first real glimpse at the British comedian.

News: Craig Ferguson Welcomes Incoming Host

"Even this is making my chest very tight!" Corden joked while facing a barrage of questions from Ferguson.

For those unfamiliar with Corden, he is a 36-year-old actor/writer/producer/singer, who is co-starring in Disney's Into the Woods, out Christmas Day.

Born in the U.K., Corden became a star on British television in 2000 when he starred in the U.K. series Fat Friends until 2005.

At the 2008 BAFTAs, Corden took home the award for Best Male Comedy Performance for his co-starring role on his own BBC Three sitcom Gavin & Stacey, and he won a Tony for his role as Francis Henshall in One Man, Two Guvnors in 2012.

If his resume doesn't impress, he also comes »

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Emily Blunt danced for joy after Meryl Streep praise

22 hours ago | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

Emily Blunt did ''a little dance'' after receiving a compliment from Meryl Streep. The 31-year-old actress was described as ''best young actress I've worked with in some time, perhaps ever'' by the 65-year-old star after appearing alongside her in 2006 movie 'Devil Wears Prada', and the brunette beauty still cannot believe the Hollywood legend held her in such high regard. She said: ''I still die [over that compliment]. It was a little bit mind-blowing. ''I think my hair blew back, actually, when I read it. You do a little dance and then you realise you've got to try and live up to it.'' Emily stars opposite Meryl again in her latest movie, musical fantasy film 'Into the Woods', and while the star admitted the role is the ''best part'' she's ever landed, the 'Looper' actress wishes she was better at singing. She explained: ''Well, obviously I still think I »

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Sony hack: A full timeline of events leading up to The Interview axe

18 December 2014 9:27 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Seth Rogen and James Franco's The Interview is now much more than just a movie.

The comedy, about an assassination attempt on North Korea leader Kim Jong-un, has been pulled from release after hackers issued a terror threat against cinemas planning to show the film.

The massive security breach at Sony Pictures Entertainment (The Interview's backers) has seen personal emails and data combed over and made public, ripping back the curtain on one of Hollywood's biggest studios and exposing the inner workings of a multinational corporation.

Digital Spy presents a timeline of events below...

June 20: North Korea criticises Sony Pictures over their forthcoming film The Interview. The Seth Rogen and James Franco comedy centres on a TV host and his producer as they head to North Korea on a stealth mission to assassinate leader Kim Jong-un.

In a letter to the Un, the country describes it as "undisguised sponsoring of terrorism, »

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'Serial' Finale Is Here, and We're Dream Casting If the Podcast Were a Movie!

18 December 2014 1:15 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Now that the wildly popular podcast Serial has come to a close, we're ready to watch the murder mystery unfold on the big screen -- and we know just who would play Jay, Sarah Koenig, Adnan Syed, Hae Min Lee and of course, Mr. S.

Photos: The 10 Biggest Breakout Stars of 2014

If you're unfamiliar with the true crime podcast that draws over 1 million listeners per week and is put on by the This American Life producers, Serial reexamines the 1999 murder of an 18-year-old Baltimore high school senior named Hae Min Lee.

Not long before Lee went missing, she had broken up with her boyfriend, then-17-year-old Adnan Syed, an honors student of the Muslim faith who was later tried and convicted for killing her. Adnan is now 33 and serving a life sentence for Hae's murder, but insists in a series of telephone interviews with producer Sarah Koenig that he's innocent.

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Watch: 'Into the Woods' Mti Conversation Piece with Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine

17 December 2014 1:05 PM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Music Theatre International (Mti) is typically the place one goes in order to license a particular show to perform regionally, communally, etc. Among the shows they handle is Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Into the Woods, which is gearing up for its release next week (and I will be seeing tomorrow). In preparing for my viewing, I have, of course, been doing a little refresher of the original show, such as watching the new Blu-ray of the original production starring Bernadette Peters, Joanna Gleason, and Chip Zien over and over and over again. I also have been re-reading Sondheim's notes on the show's lyrics in his book Look, I Made a Hat, which is volume two of his collected, annotated lyrics. Another thing I have watched in my preparation is this terrific video produced by Mti back when the show was first getting licensed. The video consists of Stephen Sondheim »

- Mike Shutt

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Aaron Sorkin thinks women have it easier in Hollywood

17 December 2014 12:54 PM, PST | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

Aaron Sorkin thinks women's on-screen roles have a lower ''degree of difficulty'' than men's. A leaked email, published by The Daily Beast, shows the 53-year-old producer arguing that Meryl Streep and Dame Helen Mirren are two of the only female stars ''who can play with the boys''. In the email, written in response to New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd, Aaron discusses the 2011 romantic comedy 'Bridesmaids'. He observed: ''That was a great and very interesting column today. I'd only take issue with one thing and that's the idea that something like Bridesmaids is seen as a fluke and that's why we don't see more movies like Bridesmaids. ''There's an implication that studio heads have a stack of Bridesmaids-quality scripts on their desk that they're not making and it's just not true. The scripts aren't there. ''That's why year in and year out, the guy who wins the Oscar for Best »

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'Into The Woods' Reviews: Rob Marshall Directs a Solid, Satisfying Sondheim Fairytale

17 December 2014 11:26 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

You can't please everyone, but Rob Marshall's reinvention of the Stephen Sondheim fairytale-mashup musical is just what the doctor ordered if you seek late-December escapism: catchy songs, blandly reassuring plot points, decent visuals and Meryl Streep as a witch in a wig. It's no "Chicago," but "Into the Woods" should satisfy (or, at least, shouldn't piss off) Sondheim fans, who were spoiled by Tim Burton's "Sweeney Todd" in 2007. If we can all take off our Streep blinders for a moment, the rest of the musical-savvy cast is also strong. Emily Blunt is especially striking as the Baker's Wife, bringing bouncy comedy to this otherwise thankless role; Anna Kendrick is as overly earnest as ever as the ragamuffin Cinderella; and Johnny Depp as The Wolf gets in and out of the way before becoming annoying. While the trades have stamped the film with approval—it's likely to nab SAG »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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2 Into The Woods Clips - "Magic Beans" and "Go to the Wood"

17 December 2014 8:35 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Disney has released two new clips for their upcoming fairytale musical Into the Woods. The first clip features the Witch (Meryl Streep) telling the Baker (James Corden) and his wife (Emily Blunt) what they need to do in order to get their curse reversed. The second clip features the Baker and his wife exchanging the magic beans for Jack’s (Daniel Huttlestone) cow. The movie seems to be getting decent reviews, and I'm looking forward to taking my kids to go see it.

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, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel—all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife, their »

- Joey Paur

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Into The Woods Review

17 December 2014 8:33 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Director Rob Marshall has masterfully brought three Broadway musicals to the big screen, although he has done so by breaking a cardinal rule of adapting a stage production. In the transition to the big screen, many directors choose to space their songs and scenes in a different way from the stage blocking, so that the story’s theatrical roots evaporate. For instance, instead of showing the scenes in a wide shot, akin to how an audience member would view a sweeping musical, they use one of the cinema’s most distinctive features, the close-up. Instead of allowing the characters to remain static as they sing their soliloquies, the director often lets the character move around and interact with the world around them. These tricks are meant to sever any stage-bound influences.

Nevertheless, the success of Marshall’s blustery, big-screen versions of beloved plays – the Oscar-winning Chicago, the under-rated Nine and now, »

- Jordan Adler

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Into the Woods review: How does the Meryl Streep, James Corden, Johnny Depp musical fare?

17 December 2014 7:30 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Director: Rob Marshall; Screenwriters: James Lapine, Stephen Sondheim; Starring: Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Johnny Depp; Running time: 125 mins; Certificate: PG

If ever someone was guilty of not seeing the wood for the trees, it's Rob Marshall with this fairytale mash-up based on the Broadway musical. The Chicago director gets bogged down in a multi-strand narrative that unfolds in frustrating, circular motion as he tries to weave together several Brothers Grimm fairytales. Even the songs by Stephen Sondheim seem to blur into one.

Thank goodness for a constellation of stars who manage to rise above, particularly Meryl Streep whose wicked witch livens up many a scene. James Corden and Emily Blunt spark off each other well, too, as the humble baker and his wife who are childless thanks to one of the witch's spells and venture into the woods in an effort to break it. »

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Into the Woods review: Musical can't see the wood for the trees

17 December 2014 7:30 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Director: Rob Marshall; Screenwriters: James Lapine, Stephen Sondheim; Starring: Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Johnny Depp; Running time: 125 mins; Certificate: PG

If ever someone was guilty of not seeing the wood for the trees, it's Rob Marshall with this fairytale mash-up based on the Broadway musical. The Chicago director gets bogged down in a multi-strand narrative that unfolds in frustrating, circular motion as he tries to weave together several Brothers Grimm fairytales. Even the songs by Stephen Sondheim seem to blur into one.

Thank goodness for a constellation of stars who manage to rise above, particularly Meryl Streep whose wicked witch livens up many a scene. James Corden and Emily Blunt spark off each other well, too, as the humble baker and his wife who are childless thanks to one of the witch's spells and venture into the woods in an effort to break it. »

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Into the Woods review: trees fall in a forest, making one hell of a sound

17 December 2014 6:59 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Rob Marshall’s big screen version of the Stephen Sondheim musical has taken nearly three decades. Emily Blunt and Meryl Streep just about make it worthwhile

The path to the big screen for Stephen Sondheim’s fairytale mashup has been long and winding. A read-through was held more than 20 years ago, with Goldie Hawn and Robin Williams as the infertile baker and his wife, Cher as the witch who commissions them to fetch bits and bobs (cow, slipper, cape, hair etc) from the forest so she can break the spell, Danny DeVito as the giant, Steve Martin the big bad wolf and Roseanne Barr as Jack’s mother, fed up with her son’s bad haggling. A fresh cast – including Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan and Susan Sarandon – were cued up by Jim Henson in the late 90s, before the curtain fell on that, too. Then, after the success of rootin-tootin »

- Catherine Shoard

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