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We close the curtain on Inside No. 9's second series pick n’ mix of twisted delights with a scary setting for the finale...
This review contains spoilers.
2.6 The Seance
Looking suspiciously similar to series 1’s closer The Harrowing, Seance Time opened with a big creepy house on a suburban road, a young female Pov character walking into the building with hesitation, and some really dated interior décor. If you’re a devoted viewer of the show, this might have made you feel right at home; you may have found the house, and genre, familiar. The last episode of this run of Inside No. 9 was a return to juicy horror for the series, but any similarities to what’s gone before were just a starting point for a tale that switched from familiar horror set-ups to a look behind the curtain/camera, before turning right back around to something unsettling for a last spine-jolter. »
“Furious 7″ is still number one at the box office and if you think the love for the franchise is at a fever pitch, just wait until June 25, when Universal Studios Hollywood’s newest attraction, “Fast & Furious—Supercharged” opens to the public! Universal Studios Hollywood is celebrating the opening of its newest ride with the launch of the “Road to Fast” campaign. So what is the “Road to Fast” campaign? It’s a campaign that features a collection of original images featuring cast of “Fast & Furious—Supercharged” -Tyrese Gibson, Luke Evans, Michelle Rodriguez, Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel – in various action sequences. The campaign will also include a behind-the-scenes video [ Read More ]
The post Universal Studios Hollywood’s Fast & Furious—Supercharged Begins Road to Fast Campaign appeared first on Shockya.com. »
Although it’s only been in theaters for four weeks, Furious 7 is now the fifth highest grossing movie of all time with a worldwide total of $1.32 billion and counting. Given the success of Fast & Furious 6 and Fast Five, Universal saw the writing on the wall and put the wheels in motion to bring the experience of these massively popular films to the people in the form of a ride at Universal Studios Hollywood. The result, Fast & Furious—Supercharged, is a 3D high-speed chase adventure in which Vin Diesel manhandles an airplane like it’s nothing while Michelle Rodriguez uses her mind powers to hold him steady. Or something like that. Universal Studios today released a new behind-the-scenes video for Fast & Furious—Supercharged that details the making of the ride, but more importantly, they unveiled a glorious piece of key art that brings to life the scenario detailed above. »
- Adam Chitwood
While Warner Bros. and Marvel Studios continue expanding their shared cinematic worlds, Universal is pushing back theirs. Following the release date announcements for Fast and Furious 8 and the two Fifty Shades of Grey sequels, the studio has rescheduled the start of its monster movie-verse by nine months and pushed back a few other titles. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Universal has changed the release date for its reboot of The Mummy from June 24, 2016 to March 24, 2017. This is supposed to further the shared universe of monster films, which reportedly includes Luke Evans’ Dracula Untold. However, this move is out of the ordinary for the studio, considering its desire to focus on developing these properties. This move also means that another untitled monster movie project, originally scheduled for April 21, 2017, will now open on March 30, 2018. This news comes shortly after similar announcements for Universal and Legendary’s Pacific Rim 2 »
Variety reports that the "Hunger Games" star just signed on for the flick, and will be playing a role created specifically for the new version. The character is named Cadenza, and is described by Variety as a "grand piano, a new character to the realm who is described as a neurotic maestro."
Tucci's casting should round out the ensemble, which just added Ewan McGregor earlier this week. "Beauty" stars Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Emma Thompson, Ian McKellen, Josh Gad, Audra McDonald, and Kevin Kline.
Production is scheduled to start later this year. "Beauty and the Beast" is due in theaters on March 17, 2017.
Photo credit: Jon Furniss/Invision/AP »
- Katie Roberts
McGregor will play Lumiere, the confident, show-stealing maitre d’/candelabra, who gets his own solo in catchy tune Be Our Guest. Ewan is no stranger to singing, having blown minds in the 2001 musical drama Moulin Rouge.
It’s not like Beauty And The Beast needs much more star power. If a deal is made he’ll be featuring alongside Emma Watson (Belle), Dan Stevens (Beast/Prince), Luke Evans (Gaston), Josh Gad (Le Fou), Ian McKellen (Cogsworth), Emma Thompson (Mrs. Potts), Kevin Kline (Maurice), Stanley Tucci (Cadenza), Audra McDonald (Garderobe), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Plumette) and Adrian Schiller (Monsieur D’Arque). Now that’s a cast!
Source: The Hollywood Reporter »
- Jazmine Sky Bradley
Ewan McGregor will be starring in 'Beauty and the Beast' opposite Sir Ian McKellen, Emma Watson and Emma Thompson. The 44-year-old actor has been announced as the latest casting for Disney's live-action film, and will be playing Lumiere, the butler-turned-candlestick, according to Empire Online. Emma Watson will be starring as Belle, while Emma Thompson will be playing Mrs.Potts, the talking teapot and Sir Ian will play Lumiere's sidekick, the mantelpiece clock Cogsworth. The cast will also include Luke Evans as Gaston, Dan Steven as the Beast and Kevin Kline as Belle's father Maurice. Stanley Tucci has also come on board to take on a brand new character, a singing grand piano called Cadenza. 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. »
Director: Peter Jackson
Running Time: 144 Minutes
Extras: Recruiting the Five Armies, Completing Middle Earth, ‘The Last Goodbye’ Music Video, New Zealand: Home of Middle Earth Part 3.
When it was originally announced The Hobbit would be divided into three films, I wasn’t sure why it was necessary and after a long year wait for the finale since the vivacious Smaug outing, we head into The Battle Of The Five Armies and on reflection… I feel despondently justified.
The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies is not a bad movie but after the epic build-up in The Desolation Of Smaug, we’re thrown bang in the middle of the action and, for me, it doesn’t work very well. It’s not that the spectacle isn’t glorious but »
- Dan Bullock
With the majority of leading parts already filled, you’d be forgiven for thinking that Disney had all but finished casting duties on its upcoming live-action retelling of Beauty and the Beast. Yesterday brought news that Ewan McGregor was in negotiations to play Lumiere, meaning that the Scottish actor would join an ensemble cast that consists of Ian McKellen, Emma Thompson, and Luke Evans, not to mention Dan Stevens and Emma Watson as the titular, besotted duo.
However, Variety brings word that there is still space for The Hunger Games star Stanley Tucci, who has reportedly signed on a new character known as Cadenza, the grand piano in Bill Condon’s modern rendition. Aside from that not, not much was disclosed about the nature of this novel addition, though Variety’s report claims Cadenza is a neurotic maestro — not unlike Tucci’s Caesar Flickerman, then.
Speaking of which, the actor »
- Michael Briers
Beauty And The Beast seemed to have found the last major cast member with yesterday's news that Ewan McGregor was joining the film as the candelabra Lumiere. But, one more big name is joining Emma Watson, Luke Evans, Josh Gad, Emma Thompson, Kevin Kline, Dan Stevens, and Ian McKellen in Bill Condon's live action adaptation of the animated classic: Stanley Tucci. The Hollywood Reporter says Tucci will play an all new character written for the live action film. An »
- Alex Maidy
Beauty and the Beast is getting a newcomer to its cast of characters! Stanley Tucci has signed on to join Disney's live-action film as a brand-new character. The Devil Wears Prada actor will play Cadenza the grand piano, who is described as a neurotic maestro, Variety reports. Casting announcements first began surfacing in January when it was announced that Emma Watson would be take on the lead role of Belle. Josh Gad, Dan Stevens, Kevin Kline and Luke Evans also have signed on to appear in Disney's latest live-action flick. Talk about some serious star power! Tucci's announcement was made Tuesday, which is why he didn't appear in the first photo of the cast together! Gad had uploaded the »
Everyone's favourite scotsman has been confirmed for Disney's upcoming live action retelling of Beauty & The Beast, and we can now reveal it's one of the juicier roles in the movie. Ewan McGregor will be playing Lumiere, one of the the main butler's on Beast's staff, and despite his stiff upper lip exterior, he has a big heart, and even gets his own song in the movie. We know McGregor can sing, so there shouldn't be an issue on that front, and he can do charming as well as any actor, so all in all it's a smart casting choice. McGregor joins Emma Watson, Luke Evans, Dan Stevens and Josh Gad. Beauty & The Beast is scheduled to hit screens in 2017. »
- email@example.com (Dave Higgins)
Walt Disney Pictures has rounded out its main casting for its upcoming remake of Beauty and the Beast with The Hollywood Reporter reporting that the studio has found its Lumiere in the form of Ewan McGregor.
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, Ian McKellen (X-Men: Days of Future Past) as Cogsworth, Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks) as Mrs. Potts, Kevin Kline (Last Vegas) as Belle’s father Maurice, Audra McDonald (Private Practice) as Garderobe and Gugu-Mbatha Raw (Belle) as Plumette.
Beauty and the Beast is set for release March 17th, 2017.
- Scott J. Davis
According to Variety, the actor has signed up to play the new role of Cadenza, a neurotic grand piano.
Beauty and the Beast will debut on March 17, 2017. »
Tucci will be playing Cadenza the grand piano, a new character to the realm who is described as a neurotic maestro.
Production will begin later this year. The studio has set a March 17, 2017, release for the pic.
The studio’s 1991 animated feature version of “Beauty and the Beast” grossed more than $375 million worldwide, spawned a Broadway play and became one of the few animated pics to receive a best picture Oscar nomination.
Disney has several reboots of classic tales on the horizon, including retellings of “The Jungle Book »
- Justin Kroll
Disney’s live-action adaptation of Beauty And The Beast is on the brink of expanding after it was confirmed that Ewan McGregor is in final discussions to star as Lumiere in the film. The Hollywood Reporter was the first to break the news that the Scottish thespian will join the all-star ensemble as the rebellious but loveable maître d’ to the Beast. Ewan McGregor will appear alongside Emma Watson’s Belle, Dan Stevens’ Beast/Prince, Luke Evans’ Gaston, Josh Gad’s Le Fou, Ian McKellen’s Cogsworth, and Audra McDonald’s Garderobe. Lumiere is a secondary supporting character in Beauty And The Beast, and, after the prince’s castle is felled by a curse, he turns into a candelabra. The affectionate candle tree also takes the opportunity to be part of many of the musical numbers »
McGregor will play the Beast's (Dan Stevens) charming maitre'd Lumière, according to TheWrap.
The ensemble cast of characters populating the world of Beauty and the Beast includes Josh Gad as Gaston's dopey sidekick Lefou, Emma Thompson as friendly cook Mrs Potts, and Sir Ian McKellen as the butler Cogsworth.
Beauty and the Beast will debut on March 17, 2017. »
Not too long ago, Ian McKellen was secured to play the butler turned clock named Cogsworth in Disney's forthcoming live-action Beauty and the Beast, starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens in the title romantic roles. Now Cogsworth's suave counterpart Lumiere has been cast as well with THR reporting Moulin Rouge and Star Wars prequel trilogy star Ewan McGregor has landed the role of the maitre d' who is turned into a candelabra due to the curse put upon the prince and his castle. Fans will know Lumiere well since he leads the iconic musical number "Be Our Guest," featuring a cavalcade of dancing dishes. As we've previously reported, the rest of the cast includes Luke Evans as the dastardly Gaston, Josh Gad as his sidekick Le Fou, Kevin Kline as Belle's father, Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts and Audra McDonald as Garderobe. McGregor hasn't gotten musical since his starring turn in Moulin Rogue, »
- Ethan Anderton
Ladies and gentleman, it is with deepest pride and greatest pleasure that we proudly present your Lumiere! It was announced today that Scottish actor Ewan McGregor is in final negotiations to join the already epic cast of Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast as none other than the head candlestick, Lumiere.
Rumours had been swirling online that a certain Oscar-winning French actor was the obvious candidate for the role, but today it was announced that McGregor is in line to join Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, and Luke Evans as part of the Beast’s castle-folk alongside Emma Thompson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and Audra McDonald. Josh Gad is also on board the project as Gaston’s right-hand man Le Fou, and Kevin Kline who will play Belle’s father, “crazy, old” Maurice in director Bill Condon’s film, due in theatres in 2017.
The internet exploded with feelings at the news of his impending casting. »
- Rachel West
Ewan McGregor is the latest in a long line of A-list talent set to join Disney’s star-studded Beauty And The Beast adaptation. The live-action riff on the studio’s 1991 animated smash kicked off production last week, so it stands to reason that the final casting announcements would begin to surface.
Per THR, McGregor is now in the last stages of sealing a deal to play Lumiere. It’s not described as a leading role – as they’ve all been secured – but it is a major supporting turn. Those of you desperate for more of McGregor’s sonorous delights, as witnessed in Moulin Rouge, should still find plenty to be happy about here. Lumiere is in the Prince’s employ as his head maitre d’, who is struck by the curse which befalls the Prince’s abode and transformed into a candelabra. He is set to perform as part of »
- Gem Seddon
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