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Christophe Gans’ retrofitted retelling of the classic “Beauty and the Beast” fairy tale opens in appropriate fashion: With a pair of wide-eyed youngsters being read a fable from a distractingly large storybook. That their narrator is played by Lea Seydoux is the first indication that the tale will have a happy ending — after all, she’s telling her own story, that of the warm-hearted beauty Belle and the misunderstood Beast she came to love (and ultimately save). But Gans isn’t especially concerned with the outcome this coupling, instead reveling in overwrought and often bloated storytelling, lush details and some of the year’s most unnerving CGI. In this “Beauty and Beast,” the happy ending can’t come soon enough.
Gans’ script (written alongside Sandra Vo-Anh, in »
- Kate Erbland
The Walking Dead's Lauren Cohan stars in The Boy, and we have details on the horror film's upcoming premiere. Also in this round-up: Hellions Blu-ray / DVD info, Cavity Colors' Starry Eyes shirt, Cinefamily's X-Files marathon, acquisition details for Christophe Gans' Beauty and the Beast, and Diamond Select Toys' Alien Minimates.
The Boy Premiere: Press Release: "(Burbank, January 11, 2016) - Stx Entertainment and Lakeshore Entertainment have arranged a once-in-a-lifetime experience for fans to see the new horror movie The Boy at 15 exclusive red carpet screenings before the general public has an opportunity to see the film. The PG-13 rated motion picture opens in theaters nationwide on January 22.
All 15 screenings will occur simultaneously and will take place on one night only- Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - starting at 6Pm Et / 3Pm Pt. Tickets to this event are now available online at TheBoyFanPremiere.Movie. The announcement was made today by Jack Pan, President of Marketing for Stx Entertainment. »
- Derek Anderson
Eskwad, Pathé, TF1 Films Productions, Studio Babelsberg and 120 Films produced Beauty And The Beast, based on Madame de Villeneuve’s story of a young girl who encounters a cursed creature and discovers true love.
Shout! Factory has secured all Us rights including theatrical, VOD, digital »
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Shout! Factory has struck a deal with Pathé International to secure all U.S. rights to Christophe Gans’ epic fantasy adventure movie “Beauty and the Beast (La Belle et la Bête),” which stars Léa Seydoux (“Spectre”) and Vincent Cassel (“Black Swan”) as the title characters, the company announced Tuesday. André Dussollier (“Amelie”) co-stars alongside Eduardo Noriega, Myriam Charleins, Audrey Lamy, Sara Giraudeau, Jonathan Demurger, Nicolas Gob, Louka Meliava and Yvonne Catterfeld. After the wreck of his ships, a financially ruined merchant (Dussollier) exiles himself in the countryside with his six children, including his youngest daughter Belle (Seydoux). One day, the merchant stumbles. »
- Jeff Sneider
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