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Disney Scribe Linda Woolverton Offers Maleficent 2 Status Update, Talks Beauty And The Beast

30 May 2016 10:04 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

In light of the magical, record-breaking reveal, Bill Condon’s Beauty and the Beast is the talk of the town at Disney, after the first trailer stormed past 90 million views in only 24 hours.

Pegged to dance into theaters in early 2017, Condon’s modern reimagining is part of a grand vision at the House of Mouse to reintroduce its prized catalog of fairytale adventures, replete with live-action sequences and bleeding-edge CGI. In 2016, we’ve already seen The Jungle Book and, more recently, James Bobin’s fantasy prequel Alice Through the Looking Glass maintain that momentum, which will eventually lead to Angelina Jolie’s return in Maleficent 2.

Beyond a confirmation that it exists, there’s not much to report regarding the nascent sequel. But while doing the rounds for Alice Through the Looking Glass, esteemed Disney scribe Linda Woolverton offered a brief status report on the film, revealing that at “this very minute, »

- Michael Briers

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X-Men: Apocalypse Beats Alice 2 at the Box Office with $65M

29 May 2016 1:09 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Two new releases hit theaters this weekend, both vying for the box office crown over the Memorial Day holiday. 20th Century Fox's X-Men: Apocalypse and Disney's Alice Through the Looking Glass both squared off in hopes of taking the holiday weekend box office crown, but it was X-Men: Apocalypse that came away as the winner, taking in $65 million. Unfortunately, this opening weekend is the lowest in this new prequel trilogy.

Box Office Mojo reports that X-Men: Apocalypse's opening is the lowest debut since 2011's X-Men: First Class, which debuted with $55.1 million back in 2011. This debut also comes in far lower than 2014's X-Men: Days of Future Past, which took in $90.8 million, and significantly lower than the studio's X-Men spinoff Deadpool, which took in $132.4 million, en route to becoming the franchise's top-grossing movie with $362.7 million domestic and $763.1 million worldwide.

X-Men: Apocalypse debuted this weekend in 4,150 theaters, with Disney debuting Alice Through the Looking Glass »

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A Less Hostile View of ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’

27 May 2016 11:27 AM, PDT | Leonard Maltin's Movie Crazy | See recent Leonard Maltin's Movie Crazy news »

Having just seen Disney’s Alice Through the Looking Glass on opening night, with a paying audience at the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood, I am late in filing my review. I had a mixed reaction to the film, but I am somewhat surprised by the hostility expressed by my fellow critics. I took it as a given that this sequel to the 2010 Disney mega-hit would have little to do with Lewis Carroll. I also knew that screenwriter Linda Woolverton would call on the same female-empowerment theme that marked the previous Alice, directed by Tim Burton. And I knew that this modern interpretation of Alice would be perfectly personified by Mia Wasikowska, who seems incapable of striking a false note...

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- Leonard Maltin

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Alice Through the Looking Glass Review: This Is One Boring Trip

26 May 2016 12:15 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Disney's Alice Through the Looking Glass is a forgettable sequel with little of the original's charm. The time traversing plot is poorly written with a jumble of tedious new characters. The film drags like a rake through the sand. Even with the onslaught of candy-colored visual effects, it strained to keep my attention.

The story picks up with Alice (Mia Wasikowska) as a ship's captain returning to London after a year at sea. She's shocked to learn a rejected suitor (Leo Bill) has the rights to her father's ship. Dejected at a highbrow party to win his favor, she's lured through the looking glass by a butterfly. Alice's reunion with her friends in Underland is soured by the illness of the Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp). Alice embarks on a quest through time to save the Hatter, while Time himself (Sacha Baron Cohen) chases her.

The biggest flaw in Alice Through the Looking Glass »

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[Review] Alice Through the Looking Glass

26 May 2016 5:51 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

The central plot mechanism of Alice Through the Looking Glass is an actual mechanism, a doodad of whirling steampunk metal and glowy CGI called the Chronosphere. Alice (Mia Wasikowska) drops the little ball and it suddenly grows so that she can step inside and use it to travel through time. “Oh, so it shrinks and enlarges as is convenient. Like a video game tool,” I thought. I was primed for this by the fact that the Chronosphere is housed in a clockwork castle which looks ripped off wholesale from the Tick Tock Clock course from Super Mario 64. Alice even has to hotfoot it over a winding shaft, the same as Mario must do in that level. It’s cliche to compare weightless, CG-heavy cinematic action to watching someone play a video game, but I don’t think that’s fair. I mean, at least with a video game speedrun on YouTube, »

- Daniel Schindel

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Watch three new clips from Alice Through the Looking Glass

26 May 2016 3:25 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Coinciding with its release tomorrow, Disney has debuted three new clips from Alice Through The Looking Glass which you can watch below…

See Also: Read our review of Alice Through the Looking Glass

In Disney’s “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” an all-new spectacular adventure featuring the unforgettable characters from Lewis Carroll’s beloved stories, Alice returns to the whimsical world of Underland and travels back in time to save the Mad Hatter. Directed by James Bobin, who brings his own unique vision to the spectacular world Tim Burton created on screen in 2010 with “Alice in Wonderland,” the film is written by Linda Woolverton based on characters created by Lewis Carroll and produced by Joe Roth, Suzanne Todd and Jennifer Todd and Tim Burton with John G. Scotti serving as executive producer. “Alice Through the Looking Glass” reunites the all-star cast from the worldwide blockbuster phenomenon, including: Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, »

- Amie Cranswick

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“Alice Through the Looking Glass” will continue to print money for Disney

25 May 2016 12:24 PM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Disney certainly knows how to craft financially successful films. Especially when they take their animated classics and adapt them into live action features, the Mouse basically has a formula all but down pat. Opening this week, Alice Through the Looking Glass is the latest in that endeavor, one which was executed to tremendous effect recently with The Jungle Book. This one doesn’t appear to be nearly as strong a work, which makes sense considering the last installment in this now franchise was Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, which I didn’t care for one bit. Still, it was a hit, and I highly suspect that this one will be a hit as well. The movie is, once again, a sequel to Alice in Wonderland, obviously. Taking place years after the first film, Alice Kingsleigh (Mia Wasikowska) is drawn back into Wonderland by her oppressed life in the real »

- Joey Magidson

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Alice Through The Looking Glass Review

25 May 2016 10:09 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Disney’s first trip down the rabbit hole, Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, made over a billion dollars globally six years ago, a staggering figure that has led some to surrender to the tide of popular opinion (combined, of course, with the haze of nostalgia) and start believing it was actually good.

A supremely confusing, color-blasted concoction, Alice exposed Burton’s biggest weakness – that is, basic coherence – more thoroughly than any of his previous cinematic outings, and did so whilst failing to infuse any of the director’s Gothic imagination or endearing weirdness. It was, at best, a great coffee-table book, overstuffed with resplendent visuals – but calling Alice in Wonderland even a decent film would be to do it a great kindness.

The problem with adapting Lewis Carroll’s lackadaisical, topsy-turvy stories for the big screen is that they defy storytelling convention by nature. Burton was right to delve »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Alice Through the Looking Glass Movie Review

25 May 2016 7:06 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Alice Through The Looking Glass Walt Disney Pictures Reviewed by: Harvey Karten, Shockya Grade: B- Director:  James Bobin Written by: Linda Woolverton from Lewis Carroll’s books Cast: Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman, Mia Wasikowska, Sacha Baron Cohen Screened at: AMC Empire, NYC, 5/23/16 Opens: May 27, 2016 If Charles Dodgson, aka Lewis Carroll, had an erotic interest in little girls as Morton N. Cohen’s book Lewis Carroll: A Biography and Donald Thomas’s Lewis Carroll: A Portrait with Background—both suggesting that the author’s sexual energies sought unconventional outlets—we wonder what Lewis Carroll would think of Mia Wasikowska in the role of Alice Kingsleigh.  The lovely Australian-born Ms.  [ Read More ]

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- Harvey Karten

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Review: Alice Through The Looking Glass, Curiouser And Curiouser

24 May 2016 7:00 PM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

Six years ago, Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland caught the early wave of the modern 3D era and became a big financial success, fairly demanding that a sequel would be forthcoming. Now the generally darker sequel has arrived, based on the generally darker book by Lewis Carroll, and once again scripted by the generally reliable Linda Woolverton. Yet beyond the financial imperative, it's difficult to discern a creative motivation for telling the new story. Since the events in the first film, Alice (Mia Wasikowska) has become a ship's captain. Upon her return home to England, she learns that her mother (Lindsay Duncan) is facing a financial crisis and that her former fiancee Hamish (Leo Bill) holds the key, so to speak. Led by the butterfly...

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Alice Through the Looking Glass movie review: a mirror cracked

24 May 2016 1:32 PM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

Believes six impossible things — like implausible character motivations, or big emotions — because they’re in the script, without bothering to earn them. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): hated the first film

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Alice Through the Looking Glass may bear even less resemblance to anything Lewis Carroll wrote than its predecessor, Tim Burton’s 2010 flick Alice in Wonderland, so perhaps it’s not surprising that it follows up on the adventure that Burton’s adaptation hinted was in store for Alice, something that Carroll would never have imagined for her. Glass opens with adult Alice Kingsleigh (Mia Wasikowska: Crimson Peak, Madame Bovary), now captain of an English merchant ship in 1847, executing a daring escape from pirates on the high seas. It’s a thrilling sequence, not least because Alice’s all-male crew appears to have no »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Will Alice 2 or X-Men: Apocalypse Win the Weekend Box Office?

24 May 2016 10:10 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last weekend, Sony's Angry Birds Movie managed to take down two-time box office champ Captain America: Civil War. The Marvel sequel has already taken in more than $300 million domestically and $1 billion worldwide after just three frames in theaters. Unfortunately for Sony's animated comedy, the Angry Birds' reign will certainly be short-lived, with two highly-anticipated movies duking it out for box office supremacy starting this Friday. 20th Century Fox will roll out X-Men: Apocalypse, while Disney will debut Alice Through the Looking Glass, setting the stage for a big box office showdown. According to our projections, the mutants of X-Men: Apocalypse should be able to come out on top against the magical characters of Alice's Wonderland.

Box Office Mojo reports that X-Men: Apocalypse is slated to debut in approximately 4,000 theaters this weekend, with Disney expected to roll out Alice Through the Looking Glass in roughly 3,700 theaters. Both of those counts »

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Alice Must Save the Mad Hatter in 3 Through the Looking Glass Clips

23 May 2016 3:30 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Back in 2010, Disney's blockbuster Alice in Wonderland set the box office on fire, taking in a whopping $334 million domestically and over $1 billion worldwide, which helped spawn Disney's successful string of live-action fairy tale adaptations. In the years that followed, Disney released hits such as Maleficent and last year's Cinderella. This year, fans will be heading back to Wonderland with the studio's sequel Alice Through the Looking Glass, arriving in theaters May 27. As we get ready for the theatrical release, Disney has released three clips which shed some light on the story.

The first of these clips, which debuted at the Disney Movie Trailers YouTube page, reveals Alice's (Mia Wasikowska) triumphant return to Wonderland, where she learns that the Hatter (Johnny Depp) has gone mad, becoming darker than ever. She must call on The White Queen (Anne Hathaway), the Tweedles (Matt Lucas), White Rabbit (Michael Sheen) and the Cheshire Cat (Stephen Fry »

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Return to Underland in new Alice Through the Looking Glass featurette

20 May 2016 2:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With just a week to go before its release, Disney has released a new featurette for Alice Through The Looking Glass titled ‘Return To Underland’; check it out here…

See Also: Read our review of Alice Through the Looking Glass

In Disney’s “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” an all-new spectacular adventure featuring the unforgettable characters from Lewis Carroll’s beloved stories, Alice returns to the whimsical world of Underland and travels back in time to save the Mad Hatter. Directed by James Bobin, who brings his own unique vision to the spectacular world Tim Burton created on screen in 2010 with “Alice in Wonderland,” the film is written by Linda Woolverton based on characters created by Lewis Carroll and produced by Joe Roth, Suzanne Todd and Jennifer Todd and Tim Burton with John G. Scotti serving as executive producer. “Alice Through the Looking Glass” reunites the all-star cast from the worldwide blockbuster phenomenon, »

- Amie Cranswick

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Review: 'Alice Through The Looking Glass' is a dazzling but hollow nightmare

15 May 2016 12:15 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Well, it’s better than the first one. That is by no means an endorsement. Instead, it’s an acknowledgment that when it comes to mainstream Hollywood trauma, few scars run as deep as Alice In Wonderland. When Tim Burton gets to Hell, this is the film that will kick off the highlights reel they screen. A near-total refutation of what makes Lewis Carroll’s enduring classic endure, that first film tested my patience in a way few Hollywood films do. I’ve said it before… to be a film critic, you need to generally love movies. You need to love the very act of walking into a theater, sitting down among a crowd of strangers, and then taking that ride when the lights go out. I’ve written before about how it’s my church, and of course, I root for that experience to be great every time it happens. »

- Drew McWeeny

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Tim Burton Introduces Alice Through the Looking Glass Extended Preview

12 May 2016 2:55 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Six years after Disney took us to the magical world of Underland from Lewis Carroll's timeless tales, fans will get to go back this summer with the Alice in Wonderland sequel Alice Through the Looking Glass. Tim Burton directed the original 2010 classic, which earned more than $1 billion worldwide at the box office and helped spawn Disney's recent spate of live-action fairy tale revivals such as Maleficent, Cinderella and the studio's current blockbuster, The Jungle Book. While we get ready for Alice Through the Looking Glass's release on May 27, Disney has released a new preview, with an introduction from producer Tim Burton.

While Tim Burton didn't return to direct this sequel, he did stay on as a producer, revealing in his introduction to this video, from the Disney Studios Twitter page, that this fantasy adventure should be watched in the immersive IMAX format. This trailer reveals plenty of new footage, »

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IMAX trailer for Disney’s Alice Through the Looking Glass

12 May 2016 4:05 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Last month Walt Disney Pictures released the final trailer for the upcoming Alice in Wonderland sequel Alice Through the Looking Glass, but it seems that didn’t include IMAX trailers, as that’s exactly what we have for you now; check it out here…

In Disney’s “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” an all-new spectacular adventure featuring the unforgettable characters from Lewis Carroll’s beloved stories, Alice returns to the whimsical world of Underland and travels back in time to save the Mad Hatter. Directed by James Bobin, who brings his own unique vision to the spectacular world Tim Burton created on screen in 2010 with “Alice in Wonderland,” the film is written by Linda Woolverton based on characters created by Lewis Carroll and produced by Joe Roth, Suzanne Todd and Jennifer Todd and Tim Burton with John G. Scotti serving as executive producer. “Alice Through the Looking Glass” reunites the »

- Amie Cranswick

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Win Passes To The Advance Screening of Disney’s Alice Through The Looking Glass In St. Louis

11 May 2016 8:25 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

From somewhere in Wonderland, Johnny Depp brought a little surprise madness to some unsuspecting fans at Disneyland. Johnny Depp returns as the Mad Hatter in Disney’s Alice Through The Looking Glass opening in U.S. theaters on May 27th. Join the social conversation with #ThroughTheLookingGlass.

In Disney’s Alice Through The Looking Glass, an all-new spectacular adventure featuring the unforgettable characters from Lewis Carroll’s beloved stories,Alice returns to the whimsical world of Underland and travels back in time to save the Mad Hatter. Directed by James Bobin, who brings his own unique vision to the spectacular world Tim Burton created on screen in 2010 with “Alice in Wonderland,” the film is written by Linda Woolverton based on characters created by Lewis Carroll and produced by Joe Roth, Suzanne Todd and Jennifer Todd and Tim Burton with John G. Scotti serving as executive producer.

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- Movie Geeks

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Watch Johnny Depp's Mad Hatter Surprise Fans at Disneyland

11 May 2016 6:06 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Earlier this year, a new poll revealed that beloved actors Tom Hanks and Johnny Depp are America's favorite movie stars, with Johnny Depp rising from the fourth spot last year to the second spot. The actor has often gone the extra mile to delight fans, dressing up as Captain Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean last year to surprise the young patients in an Australian children's hospital in a video that went viral. Later this month, Johnny Depp will return as The Mad Hatter in Alice Through the Looking Glass, and the actor had yet another prank under his hat for unsuspecting fans at Disneyland.

The Disney Movie Trailers YouTube page posted a new video today that showed Johnny Depp getting in his full Mad Hatter costume, to greet random visitors at Disneyland who pass by what they think is just a normal poster for Alice Through the Looking Glass. »

- MovieWeb

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‘Saving the Hatter’ clip from Alice Through the Looking Glass

11 May 2016 8:45 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Last week we brought you the first clip from Disney’s Alice Through the Looking Glass [watch it here], and now a new clip has arrived online from director James Bobin’s upcoming sequel entitled ‘Saving the Hatter'; check it out below…

See Also: Watch the final trailer for Alice Through the Looking Glass

In Disney’s “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” an all-new spectacular adventure featuring the unforgettable characters from Lewis Carroll’s beloved stories, Alice returns to the whimsical world of Underland and travels back in time to save the Mad Hatter. Directed by James Bobin, who brings his own unique vision to the spectacular world Tim Burton created on screen in 2010 with “Alice in Wonderland,” the film is written by Linda Woolverton based on characters created by Lewis Carroll and produced by Joe Roth, Suzanne Todd and Jennifer Todd and Tim Burton with John G. Scotti serving as executive producer. »

- Amie Cranswick

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