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‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ Blu-ray Review

19 hours ago | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Ken Stott, Graham McTavish, William Kircher, James Nesbitt, Stephen Hunter, Dean O’Gorman, Aidan Turner, John Callen, Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Cate Blanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch, Sylvester McCoy, Luke Evans, Stephen Fry, Manu Bennett | Written by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, Guillermo del Toro | Directed by Peter Jackson

When The Hobbit was announced I’m sure nobody would have thought it would be three movies long, J. R. R.Tolkien fit the whole story into one book, and even that wasn’t very long.  Here we are though with the release of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies which in theory should be the last Lord of the Rings movie Peter Jackson makes.  Unless he can pull more tales of Middle-earth out of the appendices of course (and I’m sure some of us hope he could).

With Smaug »

- Paul Metcalf

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DVD Review: 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies'

20 April 2015 1:14 AM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★★☆☆ Thirteen years on from the release of The Fellowship of the Ring, Peter Jackson completes his journey through Middle Earth with action-packed and satisfying finale, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014). Proceedings open in the depths of night in Lake Town in the midst of chaos; the town's inhabitants scream and panic as the dragon Smaug (Benedict Cumberbatch) looms overhead, belching fire. Jackson spends no time recapping the events of the previous chapter, preferring to get audiences' hearts racing with a sky-high duel between the barrel-toned fire-drake and Bard (Luke Evans) who, whilst doing his best Strider impression, stumbles through a plethora of dud lines.


- CineVue UK

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10 Stories You Might Have Missed: 'Beauty & The Beast' live action cast smiles

17 April 2015 10:30 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

In this week's edition of 10 Stories You Might Have Missed: Check out the big smiles on the first photo of the cast from upcoming live-action “Beauty and the Beast," featuring Josh Gad (LeFou), Dan Stevens (the Beast), Emma Watson (Belle), Luke Evans (Gaston) and Kevin Kline (Maurice). Plus, more stories including: "Chuck" star Zachary Levi will turn host Syfy's "Geeks Who Drink," a new game show based in the world of pub trivia. Rihanna drops a new music video for "American Oxygen." NBC's "Emerald City" apparently will live again. For the first time. Matthew Vaughn jumps on board to direct "Flash Gordon." Baz Luhrmann excitedly tapped an unknown to play the female lead in "The Get Down," his new Netflix original premiering in 2016. Slayer reveals a new song, their first new music since their 2009 effort. And more! What was on your radar this week? »

- Katie Hasty

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Ian McKellen details an enchanting read-through of Beauty and the Beast

16 April 2015 4:29 AM, PDT | | See recent JoBlo news »

Regardless of how you feel about Disney turning a good portion of their animated classics into live-action films, there's no denying that director Bill Condon as amassed an impressive cast for his take on Beauty And The Beast. Just last week we reported that the man who brought Magneto and Gandalf to life, Ian McKellen, joined the cast consisting of Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Emma Thompson, Kevin Kline, and Josh Gad. Despite being nearly 2 years away from a theatrical »

- Sean Wist

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Ian McKellen talks about his first Beauty and the Beast rehearsal

15 April 2015 9:35 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Sir Ian McKellen has described his first day of rehearsals for Beauty and the Beast on Twitter.

The actor shared an account of his arrival at Shepperton Studios, where he met with director Bill Condon, as well as the movie's cast and crew.

McKellen said that the first get-together was a "nerve-wracking occasion" and admitted that he would "have to work hard to equal what has already been achieved".

Emma Watson and Dan Stevens, who play Belle and the Beast respectively, read their lines with McKellen and co-stars Hattie Morahan, Luke Evans and Kevin Kline.

"There were clusters of white roses on the tables and a mic for each actor so we could be heard above the music from the electronic keyboard and percussion and the glorious voices of a 30-strong choir," he said.

"They were impressive enough, until the studio lights dimmed and the chorus sprang up and danced »

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See the First Cast Pic From Disney’s Live-Action "Beauty and the Beast"

15 April 2015 2:00 PM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

It's officially happening! Josh Gad took to Instagram to share the first cast photo from Disney's live-action remake of "Beauty and the Beast."   "Can't wait for you to be our guest," he cleverly captioned the cute candid. The selfie shows Gad (Lefou) mugging for the camera with costars Dan Stevens (The Beast), Emma Watson (Belle), Luke Evans (Gaston) and Kevin Kline (Maurice).  Emma Thompson, Ian McKellen and the recently-cast Gugu Mbatha-Raw were noticeably absent from the pic above, but they'll be playing The Beast's enchanted household items Mrs. Potts, Cogsworth and Plumette. Watson, who is celebrating her 25th birthday today, recently talked to Total Film about landing the coveted role of Belle. "I've never had to [sing] for a film before, and I think people will be interested to see me do something very different like that," the "Harry Potter" alum admitted. "It gives me a different challenge, really. That's terrifying in and of itself! »

- tooFab Staff

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'Beauty and the Beast': Ian McKellen Reports from Table Read

15 April 2015 1:24 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Yesterday, we got our first look at the cast of Disney's live-action Beauty and the Beast remake. Josh Gad, who plays Le Fou, shared a selfie that included himself alongside co-stars Emma Watson (Belle), Luke Evans (Gaston), Dan Stevens (Beast) and Kevin Kline (Maurice). Missing from the photo was Ian McKellen, who stars as the Beast's butler turned alarm clock Cogsworth. To make up for that, he has reported back from the set with an in-depth account of the first table read.

Beauty and the Beast will begin shooting in London very soon under the direction of Bill Condon, best known for musicals Chicago and Dreamgirls. Also participating in the cast read were Emma Thompson (Mrs. Potts) and Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Plumette), though they were not pictured. The only primary character from the animated version that hasn't been cast yet is Lumiere, voiced by Jerry Orbach in the 1991 movie.

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- MovieWeb

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McKellen Posts "Beauty and the Beast" Report

15 April 2015 10:31 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Who needs reporters dropping their repetitive lists of the however many factoids they garnered from visiting the set of a movie when you can get the actors themselves to write a truly eloquent piece about the making of said film from the inside.

That came with Ian McKellen today who offered a very well-penned breakdown of the live script read through for Disney's live-action take on their animated classic "Beauty and the Beast". Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Josh Gad and Kevin Kline were on hand for the read through and Gad tweeted a photo of much of the gang together:

Can't wait for you to be our guest.

A photo posted by Josh Gad (@joshgad) on Apr 14, 2015 at 11:37am Pdt

The read-through itself seemed to go all out with a full choir, dancing and decoration. Check out McKellen's well-penned report below

"Beauty and the Beast" starts! pic. »

- Garth Franklin

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Dan Stevens shares Beauty and the Beast cast selfie

15 April 2015 8:45 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Pre-production on Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast has begun and the Beast himself, Dan Stevens has given us our first look at the cast.

The actor posted a partial cast selfie to Instagram earlier today (on what also happens to be star Emma Watson’s 25th birthday) and the movie already looks like it’s going to be a lot of fun!

Stevens has rounded up co-stars Josh Gad (Le Fou), Luke Evans (Gaston), Kevin Kline (Maurice), and Emma Watson (Belle) for their group shot.

The only cast members missing are Emma Thompson who stars as Mrs. Potts, Gugu Mbatha-Raw who is playing Plumette, and Audra McDonald as the wardrobe Madame de la Grande Bouche.  Rumours have been swirling that Oscar winner Jean Dujardin has been eyed for the role of Lumiere and we have to admit, that would pretty much be perfect casting.  It was just confirmed »

- Rachel West

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Behold: Emma Watson's Selfie With the Beauty and the Beast Cast!

15 April 2015 6:29 AM, PDT | | See recent Popsugar news »

The Beauty and the Beast cast is already having a ball together. On Tuesday, Josh Gad shared a star-studded Instagram of the group, showing himself, Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Kevin Kline, and Luke Evans huddling close together for a selfie. "Can't wait for you to be our guest," Josh wrote, paying homage to "Be Our Guest" from the Disney classic's soundtrack. The picture was reportedly taken during rehearsals, and the live-action movie isn't slated for release until March 2017, so this might be just one of many fun snaps the costars treat us to in the next couple of years. The movie has already garnered several big headlines this year. On Friday, we learned another familiar face will join the group, as the one and only Ian McKellen is set to play Cogsworth. Following Emma's casting news in January and the cast's congratulatory tweets to each other, Emma opened up about »

- Nick-Maslow

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Check Out the 'Beauty and the Beast' Cast's Epic Set Selfie

15 April 2015 2:45 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

The magic is already happening on the set of Disney's live-action movie "Beauty and the Beast." Josh Gad, who will play LeFou, shared this Instagram photo on April 14, writing, "Can't wait for you to be our guest":

Can't wait for you to be our guest.

A photo posted by Josh Gad (@joshgad) on Apr 14, 2015 at 11:37am Pdt

That's Josh to the left, with "Downton Abbey" alum Dan Stevens (The Beast) making the face behind him, along with Luke Evans (Gaston), Kevin Kline (Belle's father) and Emma Watson (Belle).

This cast just keeps getting better. Emma Thompson will play Mrs. Potts and Sir Ian McKellen was recently announced as Cogsworth. Audra McDonald and Gugu Mbatha-Raw are also co-starring, and we can't wait to hear who else might be joining this crew.

The movie is slated for a March 17, 2017 release, which is a long time to wait, but hopefully »

- Gina Carbone

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Josh Gad shares picture of Beauty and the Beast cast on set

14 April 2015 9:34 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The cast of Beauty and the Beast have appeared in their first photo together.

Josh Gad - who will play Gaston's sidekick Le Fou in the live-action remake - shared the image on Instagram.

Can't wait for you to be our guest.

A photo posted by Josh Gad (@joshgad) on Apr 14, 2015 at 11:37am Pdt

The Frozen star is pictured alongside Emma Watson, Luke Evans, Kevin Kline and Dan Stevens, who take on the roles of Belle, Gaston, Maurice and the Beast respectively.

"Can't wait for you to be our guest," Gad wrote, referencing Lumiere's song 'Be Our Guest' from the original 1991 Disney animated film.

Sir Ian McKellen has also joined the cast as the Beast's butler Cogsworth, as well as Emma Thompson in the role of Mrs Potts and Audra McDonald as Garderobe.

Bill Condon's adaptation of Beauty and the Beast is currently slated for release on March »

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Disney's 'Beauty and the Beast' Cast Share Selfie Photo

14 April 2015 6:00 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Disney's live action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast is quickly putting its cast together, with production slated to begin next month at Shepperton Studios in London. Earlier today, star Josh Gad, (Le Fou) shared a photo on his Instagram page, where he is pictured alongside co-stars Emma Watson (Belle), Luke Evans (Gaston), Dan Stevens (Beast) and Kevin Kline (Maurice). While it isn't exactly know where this photo was taken, Josh Gad added the caption, "Can't wait for you to be our guest," which is obviously a nod to the famous "Be Our Guest" song from the original 1991 animated version of Beauty and the Beast.

Other cast members who aren't pictured include Emma Thompson (Mrs. Potts), Ian McKellen (Cogsworth) and Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Plumette). It isn't known how many roles have yet to be filled, but one of the primary characters from the animated version that hasn't been cast is Lumiere, »

- MovieWeb

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‘Beauty and the Beast’ First Look: Emma Watson, Josh Gad, Dan Stevens on Set (Photo)

14 April 2015 3:44 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Josh Gad shared the first photo of “The Beauty and the Beast” cast on Instagram Tuesday. The witty caption, “Can’t wait for you to be our guest,” references Lumiere’s famous song, “Be Our Guest.” The picture shows stars Emma Watson, Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Dan Stevens, and Gad on set — and they all seem thrilled to begin production on the Walt Disney film. Also Read: Emma Watson to Star in Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ (Exclusive) “Beauty and the Beast” is set to be released  on March 17, 2017, and also stars Emma Thompson, Ian McKellen and Gugu Mbatha-Raw. »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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See the First Photo of Disney's Live-Action Beauty and the Beast Cast All Together!

14 April 2015 1:56 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

The gang's all here! Josh Gad shared a photo with his fellow Beauty and the Beast co-stars on Instagram earlier today, including Emma Watson, Luke Evans, Kevin Kline and Dan Stevens. The photo marks the first time that we've seen some of the stars together since the casting announcements first began surfacing back in January. The celebs all seemed to be thrilled about beginning production on the highly anticipated live-action Disney flick and Gad captioned the snapshot, "Can't wait for you to be our guest!" But this group of famous faces aren't the only ones we can expect to see on the big screen come March 17, 201—yes, we really have to wait that long! Emma »

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Gugu Mbatha-Raw joins cast of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

14 April 2015 12:36 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

More casting news from Walt Disney Pictures’ upcoming live-action remake of the classic animation Beauty and the Beast, with the studio adding another award-winning actress into the mix.

Variety is reporting that Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Belle, Jupiter Ascending) has joined the ever-expanding cast and will play Plumette, the feather duster from the original film.

Emma Watson (Harry Potter) and Dan Stevens (The Guest) will star as Belle and the Beast/Prince respectively, with Luke Evans (Dracula Untold) as Gaston, Josh Gad (Frozen) as Lefou, Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks) as Mrs. Potts, Kevin Kline (Last Vegas) as Belle’s father Maurice, Audra McDonald (Private Practice) as Garderobe and most recently Ian McKellen (X-Men: Days of Future Past) joined the line-up as Cogsworth.

The new version starts production in May at London’s Shepperton Studios, and will combine live-action and CGI to tell the story, with eight-tine Oscar-winner Alan Menken returning to »

- Scott J. Davis

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Sir Ian McKellen to star in Beauty and the Beast

14 April 2015 12:11 AM, PDT | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

Sir Ian McKellen will be starring in 'Beauty and the Beast' opposite Emma Watson and Emma Thompson. The 75-year-old actor has been announced as the latest casting for Disney's live-action film, and will be playing Cogsworth, the butler-turned-clock, according to Variety. Emma Watson will be starring as Belle, while Emma Thompson will be playing Mrs.Potts, the talking teapot. The cast will also include Luke Evans as Gaston, Dan Steven as the Beast and Kevin Kline as Belle's father Maurice. The film is set to be directed by Bill Condon, who previously worked with Sir Ian in 'Gods and Monsters' and the upcoming 'Mr Holmes', where he plays an older version of Sherlock Holmes. 'Beauty and the Beast' isn't the first classic Disney film to get a live-action makeover recently, as 'Cinderella' smashed box offices this year, with Helena Bonham Carter as »

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Casting: Mays, Paulson, Arianda, Mbatha, Teller

13 April 2015 9:52 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »


Jayma Mays ("Glee") has been cast opposite Tom Cruise in Doug Liman's fact-based, drug-pilot drama "Mena" at Imagine Entertainment and Universal Pictures. Cruise plays Barry Seal, a pilot who was a gun runner and drug trafficker who transported contraband for the CIA and the Medellin cartel during the 1980s.

Mays will play Dana Sibota, the Assistant Attorney General of Arkansas. Foul-mouthed, unreasonable, demanding and the kind of boss everyone hates, she desperately wants to take Seal down. [Source: Deadline]

American Horror Story: Hotel

Sarah Paulson is booked to return in the anthology series "American Horror Story: Hotel". According to show runner, Paulson will be playing "the baddest bad girl of them all".

Paulson has starred in three of its first four seasons, scoring an Emmy nomination for her lead role in 'Coven'. She's also attached to star in FX's "American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson" series where she plays prosecutor Marcia Clark. »

- Garth Franklin

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Gugu Mbatha-Raw Is The Newest Addition To Beauty And The Beast

13 April 2015 8:30 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Casting is in full swing for Disney’s upcoming Beauty and the Beast adaptation, with Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Belle – no relation) today becoming the latest addition to the all-star cast that’s led by Emma Watson, Dan Stevens and Luke Evans. The actress, who scored Oscar buzz for her role in last year’s Beyond the Lights, will take on the supporting part of Plumette the feather duster.

Mbatha-Raw joins a cast that already boasts Watson as Belle, Stevens as the Beast, Evans as Gaston, Ian McKellen as Cogsworth the clock, Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts the teapot, Josh Gad as LeFou, Kevin Kline as Maurice and Audra MacDonald as Garderobe. Interestingly, her character has undergone a name change in this take – previous adaptations have featured flirty feather dusters with the names Babette and Fifi.

Bill Condon (DreamgirlsThe Fifth Estate) will direct the film, which was written by Evan Spiliotopoulos »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Gugu Mbatha-Raw Will Be Beauty And The Beast's Plumette

13 April 2015 5:06 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Looks like there will be more than one Belle in Disney and director Bill Condon’s new live-action rendering of Beauty And The Beast. We already have Emma Watson playing Belle, the beauty who wins the heart of Dan Stevens’ Beast and now Gugu Mbatha-Raw, who played a very different Belle in the eponymous drama last year, has been cast as Plumette.In the 1991 cartoon version, Plumette is the Beast’s maid, who, thanks to the dark curse that befalls everyone in his castle, is turned into a feather duster.This take on the tale boasts a great ensemble alongside Stevens, Watson and Mbatha-Raw, with Luke Evans as Gaston, Josh Gad as Le Fou, Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts, Kevin Kline as Belle’s father Maurice, Ian McKellen as talking clock Cogsworth and Audra McDonald as Garderobe. Condon is working from a script by Stephen Chbosky. The cameras will be »

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