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'Into the Woods' Preview Goes Behind the Fairytale

7 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

With the Christmas Day release less than a week away, Walt Disney Pictures has released two clips and two featurettes for Into the Woods. Cinderella (Anna Kendrick) pushes away Prince Charming (Chris Pine) after he "strays" in the first clip, while Jack (Daniel Huttlestone) is forced to sell his beloved cow, at the behest of his mother (Tracey Ullman) in the second clip. The featurettes include interviews with cast members such as Emily Blunt, Meryl Streep, Chris Pine, Anna Kendrick, James Corden, composer Stephen Sondheim and director Rob Marshall, along with brand new footage and insight into this Broadway musical adaptation.

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 »

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Move Over Meryl, Chris Pine Is the 'Into the Woods' Scene Stealer

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

Chris Pine plays Cinderella's Prince Charming in the upcoming Disney film Into the Woods, and he's ready to charm audiences with more than just his good looks when the movie opens Christmas Day.

News: Anna Kendrick Reveals Who She Really Wanted to Play in Into the Woods

Based on the Broadway musical, Into the Woods follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk and Rapunzel, when a baker (James Corden) and his wife (Emily Blunt) have desires to begin a family despite their interaction with a witch (Meryl Streep), who puts a curse on them.

While the movie is filled with outstanding talent, it's Pine who steals the show with his tight red velvet pants and the debut of his singing voice. Co-star Anna Kendrick told us about the first time she heard the Star Trek star bust a tune.

"I was having lunch in the recording studio and I hear »

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Emily Blunt Covers The Edit and Stuns In a Sexy Crop Top, Calls Parenting a ''Fear-Based Industry''

11 hours ago | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

It's no secret that Emily Blunt and husband John Krasinski are the most popular couple in Hollywood—and for good reason.  The down-to-Earth duo is a breath of fresh air in Tinseltown, and, in a new interview with The Edit, along with a gorgeous cover shoot in which she stuns in a belly-baring look, it's clear that the 31-year-old actress never takes herself too seriously.  "This can be an industry that thrills and tortures people at the same time," the British beauty says of acting, calling the tragic deaths of both Philip Seymour Hoffman and Robin Williams "such a loss." "And it depends on who you are as to what extreme that goes to."  For her part, »

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'Into the Woods' (2014) Movie Review

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

I was both "excited and scared." These words, as sung by Little Red Riding Hood in the classic, Stephen Sondheim musical, echoed my sentiments as I walked into Disney's film adaptation of Into the Woods, a play I hold in very high regard and one of the seminal musicals that developed my love for the form. My cause for concern stemmed from director Rob Marshall (Chicago, Nine), whom, to this point, I don't believe has made a particularly good movie. Sitting down in the theater, my heart was pounding. Then, the fifteen-minute-long opening prologue started, and I began to settle. The show was in good hands, and the result is a successful entry into movie musical canon, even despite some issues. The film opens with a focus, primarily, on three separate fairy tales, two familiar to us all and one a new creation. First is Cinderella (Anna Kendrick) attending the king's festival, »

- Mike Shutt

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

17 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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Trend Tracker: Winter Florals

18 hours ago | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

The flowers are in bloom this winter, folks—at least for the red carpet set! For this week's Trend Tracker, we're inspired by celebs working festive florals into their cold weather wardrobes. (So fresh, so chic.) Let's talk about our most prevalent style star of the last few weeks: Emily Blunt, who stunned in a floor-sweeping Dolce & Gabbana confection at the New York premiere of Into the Woods on Dec. 8. The dramatic look topped our best dressed list last week and we're nowhere near tired of looking at it. Meanwhile, Lea Michele wowed in a blue flower-adorned Oscar de la Renta frock at The Hollywood Reporter's Women in Entertainment Breakfast on Dec. 10. And then there's »

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Emily Blunt Gives the Unwieldy Into the Woods Its Heart

19 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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Into the Woods Movie Review 2

18 December 2014 8:05 PM, PST | 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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Emily Blunt danced for joy after Meryl Streep praise

18 December 2014 10:43 AM, PST | 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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Emily Blunt's Post-Baby Body Is Unreal: See Her Toned Abs, Slim Figure

18 December 2014 9:00 AM, PST | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Talk about a bounce back!  Emily Blunt gave birth to her daughter Hazel in February 2014, and now we have an up-close view of the new mom's post-pregnancy figure.  Flashing her toned abs in a sexy cropped bra top for The Edit, the Into the Woods star, 31, revealed the tricky timing of her pregnancy.  "I found out I had [the role of the baker's wife] the same week I found out I was having a baby," she revealed to the website. “I waited 10 weeks, because the first [...] »

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Jimmy Kimmel Gets Pranked By Emily Blunt & John Krasinski

17 December 2014 4:30 PM, PST | Access Hollywood | See recent Access Hollywood news »

Emily Blunt and husband John Krasinski have upped the ante in their Christmas pranking tradition with Jimmy Kimmel.

Three years ago, the neighbors and friends began playing jokes on one another. The stakes keep getting higher and higher each holiday season. On Monday night's episode of "Jimmy Kimmel Live!," the host recapped the previous years' pranks and revealed the 2014 edition.

After wrapping his taping one night, Jimmy left his studio to find his "secret Santa" had wrapped his car. When he tore the paper, he found it was filled with baubles, which poured into the parking lot ...

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This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. »

- access.hollywood@nbcuni.com (AccessHollywood.com Editorial Staff)

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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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London Film Critics Love "Mr. Turner," "Birdman"

17 December 2014 7:04 AM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

Mike Leigh's J.M.W. Turner biopic, "Mr. Turner," topped the nominations for the London Film Critics Circle. The film about the English Romantic landscape painter, water-colourist, and printmaker played by Timothy Spall received 7 nods followed by Alejandro González Iñárritu's "Birdman" with 6. We'll find out the winners on January 18.

Here's the complete list of London Film Critics Circle nominees:

Film of the Year

"Birdman"

"Boyhood"

"The Grand Budapest Hotel"

"Ida"

"Leviathan"

"Mr. Turner"

"Nightcrawler"

"The Theory of Everything"

"Under the Skin"

"Whiplash"

Foreign Language Film of the Year

"Ida"

"Leviathan"

"Norte, The End of History"

"Two Days, One Night"

"Winter Sleep"

British Film of the Year

"The Imitation Game"

"Mr. Turner"

"Pride"

"The Theory of Everything"

"Under the Skin"

Documentary of the Year

"Citizenfour"

"Manakamana"

"Next Goal Wins"

"Night Will Fall"

"20,000 Days on Earth"

Actor of the Year

Benedict Cumberbatch, "The Imitation Game"

Jake Gyllenhaal, "Nightcrawler"

Michael Keaton, »

- Manny

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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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Film Review: ‘Into the Woods’

17 December 2014 6:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

“Be careful what you wish for” warn the ads for “Into the Woods” — an apt summary of the movie’s theme, and also the mindset of many a Stephen Sondheim fan ever since it was announced that the composer’s popular 1987 Broadway musical was being turned into a film. But such fears are swiftly allayed by director Rob Marshall, who, um, marshals Sondheim’s cavalcade of fairy-tale all-stars on to the screen in a faithful, never particularly inspired, but supremely respectable version — one that outclasses Marshall’s prior “Chicago” and “Nine,” to say nothing of this season’s two-ton musical monstrosity, “Annie.” Strong reviews and family appeal should earn Disney much more than a bunch of magic beans at the holiday box office, with a long shelf life to follow.

It certainly took Hollywood long enough  to see the forest for the trees where “Into the Woods” was concerned. A »

- Scott Foundas

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Into The Woods Review

17 December 2014 3:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Rob Marshall.

Cast: James Corden, Emily Blunt, Meryl Streep, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Mackenzie Mauzy, Lilla Crawford, Billy Magnussen, Daniel Huttlestone, Lucy Punch, Christine Baranski, Tammy Blanchard, Tracey Ullman.

Certificate: PG

Running Time: 124 minutes

Synopsis: A childless baker (Corden) and his wife (Blunt), must collect a series of items for a witch (Streep) in order to lift the family curse.

Johnny Depp. Disney. A Stephen Sondheim musical. You’d be forgiven for thinking you were stepping into a Tim Burton movie with Rob Marshall’s latest. With the plethora of fairy tale twists also coming out of Disney at the moment, you’d also be forgiven for thinking this was just another unimaginative money grab. To an extent you’d be right. After all, the stage show may have been around since 1987, but it’s taken this long to come around, and the success of Disney’s Once Upon A Time, »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

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