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Two more clips from Disney’s Into the Woods

17 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With less than a week to go until its North American release, Disney has debuted two new clips from the musical fairy-tale mash-up Into the Woods, and we have them for you right here..

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Into the Woods is a modern twist on several of 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 (Lilla Crawford), Jack and the Beanstalk (Daniel Huttlestone), and Rapunzel (MacKenzie Mauzy)—all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife (James Corden & Emily Blunt), their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch (Meryl Streep) who has put a curse on them.

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- Gary Collinson

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Chris Pine, Anna Kendrick, Emily Blunt, James Corden, James Lapine and Rob Marshall Talk Into The Woods, Casting, the Rehearsal Process, “Tinderella” and More

20 December 2014 9:07 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Twenty-seven years after Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s musical Into the Woods premiered on Broadway, the piece is making its was to the big screen.  The story centers on the Baker (James Corden) and his Wife (Emily Blunt) who so desperately want to have a child, but come to realize that they can’t unless they reverse The Witch’s (Meryl Streep) curse.  Meanwhile, elsewhere in the kingdom, Cinderella (Anna Kendrick) is busy slaving away for her wicked stepmother (Christine Baranski) while dreaming of attending the King’s festival and dancing before The Prince (Chris Pine). With Into the Woods making its way into theaters on Christmas Day, Corden, Blunt, Pine, Kendrick, Lapine and director Rob Marshall all came to New York City to participate in a press conference.  The group discussed the unique layers of the characters, the challenges of making a movie musical, the extensive rehearsal process and loads more. »

- Perri Nemiroff

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'Into the Woods' Preview Goes Behind the Fairytale

19 December 2014 5:39 PM, PST | 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

19 December 2014 4:08 PM, PST | 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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'Into the Woods' (2014) Movie Review

19 December 2014 12:42 PM, PST | 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

19 December 2014 7:00 AM, PST | 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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Emily Blunt Gives the Unwieldy Into the Woods Its Heart

19 December 2014 5:00 AM, PST | 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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George Takei petitions against all-white casting choices for Akira adaptation

19 December 2014 4:52 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following on from the controversy surrounding the all-white casting of Exodus: Gods and Kings, legendary Star Trek actor and King of the Memes George Takei has spoken out against the proposed casting choices for the American adaptation of popular anime Akira.

It was reported by Deadline that the cast choices included Robert Pattinson (Twilight), Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spider-Man) and James McAvoy (X-Men: Days of Future Past) for Testuo and Garrett Hedlund (Tron: Legacy), Michael Fassbender (X-Men: Days of Future Past), Chris Pine (Horrible Bosses 2), Joaquin Phoenix (Her) and Justin Timberlake (Friends with Benefits) for Kaneda.

See Also – Christian Bale defends the all-white casting of Exodus: Gods and Kings

“The manga and anime phenomenon is mostly white in this country,” he told The Advocate, speaking out against the casting. “It originated in Japan, and, of course, it has a huge Asian fan following. But it’s the multi-ethnic Americans »

- Luke Owen

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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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Anna Kendrick Insists That She Sucks at "Plenty of Stuff"

18 December 2014 8:38 AM, PST | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

When Anna Kendrick appeared on The Daily Show on Wednesday, she and Jon Stewart talked about everything from Into the Woods to Chris Pine to singing TLC songs into the mirror. The actress brought her signature sense of humor to the table, dropping hilarious one-liners about what it's like to wear a corset and why her vocal warmups are sort of embarrassing. Watch the charming interview above, then listen to Anna Kendrick sing "On the Steps of the Palace" from Into the Woods. »

- Laura-Marie-Meyers

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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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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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'Into the Woods' Clip: Meryl Streep Reverses the Curse

16 December 2014 2:24 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Disney has released a new scene from Into the Woods that puts yesterday's clip into context. The previous video showed The Baker (James Corden) and his wife (Emily Blunt) trading young Jack (Daniel Huttlestone) some "magic beans" for his cow. Today's scene shows Meryl Streep's The Witch revealing to this couple that four things need to be obtained in order for her to create a potion that will "reverse the curse." The first item is the "cow as white as milk," followed by the "cape as red as blood," "the hair as yellow as corn" and "the slipper as pure as gold." The cow naturally belongs to Jack from Jack and the Beanstalk, with the cape surely a reference to Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), the hair belonging to Rapunzel (Mackenzie Mauzy) and the glass slipper of Cinderella (Anna Kendrick).

Into the Woods is a modern twist on »

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Paramount Wants Star Trek 3 to be like Guardians Of The Galaxy

16 December 2014 9:49 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Yesterday we learned that Paramount Pictures is looking to hire one of these five directors to direct Star Trek 3Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game), Daniel Espinosa (Safe House), Justin Lin (Fast & Furious), and Duncan Jones (MoonWarcraft).

Out of those directors I'd love to see Jones take on the project, but he's probably going to be busy developing Warcraft. Wyatt is the next best choice, and perhaps he's the studio's favorite as he just made The Gambler with Mark Wahlberg for them. Thanks to Badass Digest, we have some information on why the previously attached director, Roberto Orci, is no longer attached. One of those reasons was because the studio wanted Star Trek 3 to be more like Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, and Orci wasn't on board with the idea so he walked. 

The site reports that Orci »

- Joey Paur

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'Into the Woods' Clip with Emily Blunt and James Corden

15 December 2014 2:50 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Baker (James Corden) and his wife (Emily Blunt) try to trade some of their "magic beans" for young Jack's (Daniel Huttlestone) cow in a new clip from the Disney musical Into the Woods. Of course, these "magic beans" will eventually turn into a massive beanstalk, which young Jack is seen climbing up in a TV spot for director Rob Marshall's adaptation. Based on Stephen Sondheim's beloved Broadway production, Into the Woods brings several classic fairy tale characters to life under one big cinematic roof.

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 (Lilla Crawford), Jack and the Beanstalk (Daniel Huttlestone), and Rapunzel (Mackenzie Mauzy)-all tied »

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List of 5 Directors up for Star Trek 3 Includes Duncan Jones

15 December 2014 9:54 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Since Roberto Orci stepped away from the director's chair for Star Trek 3, we've heard a rumor that Edgar Wright was wanted for the job. Then Star Trek: First Contact director Jonathan Frakes threw his name into the hat hoping to get the job. Now we have a list of five directors that are currently in the running to take on the challenge. Those directors include: Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game), Daniel Espinosa (Safe House), Justin Lin (Fast & Furious), and Duncan Jones (MoonWarcraft).

Out of this current list, which comes from Deadline, my favorite choice is Duncan Jones. I think he's the most talented of the bunch, and could really bring something new, fun, and unique to the franchise that none of those other directors could bring. My second choice would be Wyatt, because he did do a great job »

- Joey Paur

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Two new clips from Disney’s Into the Woods

14 December 2014 3:10 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

There’s just 11 days to go until Christmas, which also means there’s only 11 days until the U.S. release of director Rob Marshall’s (Chicago) musical fantasy Into the Woods, and so Disney has stepped up the marketing campaign by dropping a pair of new clips from the film, which we have for you below after the official synopsis…

Into the Woods is a modern twist on several of 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 (Lilla Crawford), Jack and the Beanstalk (Daniel Huttlestone), and Rapunzel (MacKenzie Mauzy)—all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife (James Corden & Emily Blunt), their wish to begin a family and their interaction with »

- Gary Collinson

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