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Blu-Ray Review: Talented Pair of Young Actresses Carry ‘Ramona and Beezus’

22 November 2010 7:07 AM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – With junk like “Marmaduke” and “Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore” pitching themselves to children like bad fast food, it can be hard for an honestly-good and genuine family film to find an audience. “Ramona and Beezus” is the kind of family offering that will hopefully find a large audience on Blu-ray and DVD. It’s no classic and far from perfect but it’s definitely a success for its target audience that could surprisingly appeal to people outside of its demographic as well.

Blu-Ray Rating: 3.5/5.0

A film like “Ramona and Beezus” must satisfy two major requirements for this critic. One, unlike most Hollywood family films, don’t talk down to your audience. Writer Beverly Cleary, the author of this film’s source material, is a multi-generational icon because she refused to write fart jokes, simple moral messages, and slapstick. She knew her readers were smarter than most »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Disney nabs comedy spec 'Father Figures'

16 October 2010 7:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Disney has picked up the comedy spec "Father Figures" from Laurie Craig. Andrew Panay is producing via his Disney-based Panay Films.

In the story, a 10-year-old boy is being handed off from his father to his stepfather for the weekend, but the handoff goes wrong, and the boy gets lost. The father and stepfather, who have never gotten along, are forced to work together to find their son.

Alex Ankeles of Panay Films will oversee the project.

Panay recently set up at Disney an untitled baseball pitch from "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" scribe Allan Loeb with Bradley Cooper attached to star. Panay is producing that dramedy with Loeb and his Scarlet Fire Entertainment partner Steven Pearl.

Craig, repped by Original Artists, has made a name for herself in the family film business. She worked on "Ella Enchanted," starring Anne Hathaway and Hugh Dancy, and "Ramona and Beezus," starring Selena Gomez, »

- By Borys Kit

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Interview: 'Ramona and Beezus' Director Elizabeth Allen

23 July 2010 5:33 PM, PDT | Cinematical | See recent Cinematical news »

The Ramona Quimby series have been childhood favorites since the first book, Beezus and Ramona, came out in 1955. Although plenty of those children grew up to be adults who wanted to make these books into movies, author Beverly Cleary wouldn't give up the rights -- until now. Director Elizabeth Allen (Aquamarine), screenplay writers Laurie Craig and Nick Pustay, and producers Denise Di Novi and Alison Greenspan are finally bringing Ramona and her hijinks to the big screen in Ramona and Beezus, which opens Friday, July 23rd, nationwide.

Ramona and Beezus stars Joey King as Ramona, Selena Gomez as Beezus, John Corbett and Bridget Moynahan as their parents, Ginnifer Goodwin as their beloved Aunt Bea, and Sandra Oh as Ramona's teacher Mrs. Meacham.

Allen and I talked over the phone about meeting Beverly Cleary, the appeal of the Ramona books to each generation, and going viral with Ramona and Beezus. »

- Jenni Miller

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Film Review: Beverly Cleary’s ‘Ramona and Beezus’ Works For Young Adults

23 July 2010 11:21 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – “Ramona and Beezus” may not be the perfect film that Beverly Cleary fans hoped for when they fell in love with these characters but it is successful on its own terms in its refusal to talk down to its pre-teen audience and through the massive future star-power of its talented young stars. I admittedly have a soft spot for any film that places teachers on a higher pedestal than businessman and effectively teaches young viewers to stick to their creative visions. It’s flawed, but “Ramona and Beezus” works.

Rating: 3.5/5.0

2010 has not been an easy year for the Quimby family. Robert Quimby (John Corbett) has lost his job right in the middle of a massive house-remodeling project that has left the family a little strapped financially. Wife Dorothy (Bridget Moynahan) has had to go back to work and even precocious Ramona (Joey King) has taken to selling lemonade and »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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New clips and interviews from 'Ramona and Beezus' added!

10 July 2010 10:45 AM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

See new clips as well as interviews from 20th Century Fox's "Ramona and Beezus' family comedy. The film helmed by Elizabeth Allen from the writing by Laurie Craig and Nick Pustay based on the books by Beverly Cleary, opens on July 23rd. Starring are Selena Gomez, Joey King, John Corbett, Bridget Moynahan, Ginnifer Goodwin, Josh Duhamel and Sandra Oh. The adventures of young Ramona Quimby (newcomer Joey King) and her big sister Beezus (Selena Gomez) come to life in this all new film based on the best-selling books (over 30 million...and counting) by Beverly Cleary. Ramona's vivid imagination, boundless energy, and accident-prone antics keep everyone she meets on their toes. But her irrepressible sense of fun, adventure and mischief come in handy when she puts her mind to helping save her family's home. »

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Pics from 'Ramona and Beezus' with Selena Gomez and Joey King

17 June 2010 3:32 AM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

We've just added some new images from 20th Century Fox's family film "Ramona and Beezus" with Selena Gomez, Joey King, John Corbett, Bridget Moynahan, Ginnifer Goodwin, Josh Duhamel and Sandra Oh. The film opens July 23rd and is helmed by Elizabeth Allen ("Aquamarine"). Flick marks Allen's second feasture-length attempt. Laurie Craig and Nick Pustay wrote the screenplay based on the novels by Beverly Cleary. Produced by Denise Di Novi and Alison Greenspan. The adventures of young Ramona Quimby (newcomer Joey King) and her big sister Beezus (Selena Gomez) come to life in this all new film based on the best-selling books (over 30 million...and counting) by Beverly Cleary. Ramona's vivid imagination, boundless energy, and accident-prone antics keep everyone she meets on their toes... Laurie Craig and Nick Pustay wrote the screenplay based on the novels by Beverly Cleary. »

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Selena Gomez Shows 'Ramona and Beezus' Behind the Scene

15 May 2010 12:42 AM, PDT | Celebrity Mania | See recent Celebrity Mania news »

Selena Gomez has given fans a sneak peek of her upcoming movie "Ramona and Beezus". On her Facebook page, the 17-year-old Disney star posted the clip which shows crew of the project and also a shot where she tried to scare Joey King's Ramona Quimby.

The upcoming comedy movie follows the adventures of Ramona, portrayed by young newcomer Joey, and her big sister Beezus, played by Selena. Selena and Joey will be seen starring opposite Josh Duhamel, Hutch Dano, Ginnifer Goodwin, John Corbett, Bridget Moynahan and Sandra Oh.

"Ramona and Beezus" is based on Beverly Clearly's book with the same name. The big screen project is helmed by Elizabeth Allen, who also directed "Aquamarine" and its screenplay is written by Laurie Craig and Nick Pustay. The movie will hit U.S. theaters on July 23.

Behind the Scene of "Ramona and Beezus":

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'Ramona and Beezus' trailer added. Starring Selena Gomez, Joey King.

22 March 2010 12:17 AM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

First treailer is in for 20th Century Fox's "Ramon and Beezus" starring Selena Gomez, Joey King, John Corbett, Bridget Moynahan, Ginnifer Goodwin, Josh Duhamel and Sandra Oh. The family comedy opens on. Elizabeth Allen directs from the writing by Laurie Craig and Nick Pustay based on the novels by Beverly Cleary. Denis Di Novi produces with Alison Greenspan. The story follows the exploits of rambunctious, accident-prone child Ramona Quimby and her older sister Beezus. See it in theaters from July 23rd this year. »

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