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Chicago – It may not be a beautiful film but the latest attempt at cashing in on the “Twilight” craze, Richard Lagravenese’s “Beautiful Creatures,” recently released on Blu-ray and DVD, is surprisingly good-looking. The young leads show a lot more life than typical Ya fare, the supporting cast is truly stellar, and the script from the author of “The Fisher King” and this weekend’s “Behind the Candleabra” has some interesting ideas about religion, fate, and maturity. It’s too long by some stretch and too many of the same ideas are hit repeatedly but when the supporting cast, including three Oscar winners, is allowed to do what they do best, it’s damn pretty to watch.
I’ll have to admit to a bit of dread when approaching “Beautiful Creatures.” I hated most of “The Twilight Saga” and the films that it spawned have been arguably even worse than their ancestor. »
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While it has a lot of humor and a little charm, Beautiful Creatures suffers from a rushed story, poor editing, and poor use of such a great ensemble cast. The film has a lot to like in it, but those elements never come together to capture the magic of its story and setting. Based on the popular novel by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl (which I will admit I have not read), the film was written for screen and directed by Richard Lagravenese (P.S. I Love You), and features a stellar cast including Alden Ehrenreich, Alice Englert, Jeremy Irons, Viola Davis, Emmy Rossum, Thomas Mann, Emma Thompson, Margo Martindale, Eileen Atkins, Zoey Deutch, Tiffany Boone, Rachel Brosnahan, Kyle »
- Patrick Luce
The sun has set (or risen?) on Summit Entertainment’s venerable vampire series — but even though it, like Robsten, is officially kaput, Twilight still holds a hypnotic power over people of a certain age. (That age is “young.”)
The last installment of the blood-sucking saga dominates the “first wave” of nominees at this year’s Teen Choice Awards, which single out the movies, TV series, music, fashion, comedians, athletes, and performers that resonate most with today’s 13- through 19-year-olds. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2 snagged seven nods, nine if you include star Taylor Lautner’s individual nominations for »
- Hillary Busis
Side Effects Is there a doctor in the house? Why yes, and he's played by Jude Law--a headshrinker who prescribes a dubious anti-depressant to his female patient (Rooney Mara) after she runs her car into a wall. Someone ends up dead and the Hitchcockian plot thickens...is there some sort of conspiracy going on? Whodunnit? This was to be Steven Soderbergh's swan song to the movie biz (we'll see)--if that ends up the case, it's a pretty solid way to go out. Extras: Featurettes on the behind-the-scenes and the fictional medications (DVD/Bd). Beautiful Creatures You say you like your supernatural creatures to have a swampy, Southern-fried touch? Look no further than this teen fantasy-romance based on the novel series involving a high school junior (Alden Ehrenreich) smitten...
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Hey, it certainly sounds better than Twixt. THR reports that Francis Ford Coppola is readying a new feature that should appeal to more of his traditional fanbase. The film is currently untitled, but the outlet reports that it “will chronicle an Italian-American family and span from the 1930s to the 1960s.” The project is also described as “a coming-of-age story that focuses on a boy and girl in their late teens.” While details are obviously slim as of now, The Wrap’s Jeff Snider also tweeted today that “Dance will be a key element in the new Francis Ford Coppola movie. That’s all, folks.” So that’s…something. Oh, is this going to be a new Dirty Dancing? Is that it? Coppola is currently writing the screenplay himself, and while the project has no firm studio commitments (despite having offices on the Paramount lot), a pair of casting directors have already been brought on (Courtney Bright and »
- Kate Erbland
In exciting news this week, the first wave of 2013 Teen Choice Awards nominees has been revealed, combining the forces of some of the most awesome celebs from movies, TV, music, fashion, sports, comedy and the web. (Read: T-Swift, One Direction, Emma Watson, Logan Lerman and Gabby Douglas potentially hanging out together in one room -- which all you basically want out of an award show, right?)
The special is set to air on Sunday, Aug. 11, 8-10:00 p.m. Et, on Fox. For a sample of a nominees and their respective categories, check out some highlights below. For the full list of nominees, head over to the official TCA site.
Will you be tuning into the TCAs this summer? Who will you be rooting for? Tell us in the comments, or tweet @HuffPostTeen!
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Fox has rolled out the list of nominees for the 2013 Teen Choice Awards, and fans shouldn't be too surprised to find that "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" was the most nominated. Up for seven awards total including Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy Movie and Choice Romance Movie, the final "Twilight Saga" movie is sure to dominate the annual awards show. Meanwhile star Taylor Lautner also got nominated in two non-Movies categories: Choice Male Hottie and Choice Smile.
In terms of television, fan-favorite "The Vampire Diaries" ended up walking away with five nominations. Also scoring big were Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift. Check out the full list of Teen Choice Awards nominees below.
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It’s a battle of vampires at the 2013 Teen Choice Awards. The first wave of nominations have been announced — find out if your favorites made the cut!
There are so many categories at the Teen Choice Awards, but two of HollywoodLife.com‘s favorites, The Vampire Diaries and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, received the most nominations! On August 11, they’ll get a chance to battle it out. Keep reading to find out who else was nominated.
Teen Choice Award Nominees 2013 — First Wave Announced
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- Christopher Rogers
Check out what's new to rent and own this week on the various streaming services such as cable On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, and, of course, Netflix. Cable On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pre-theatrical exclusives for rent, priced from $3-$10, in 24- or 48-hour periods Side Effects (Steven Soderbergh's psychological thriller; Rooney Mara, Jude Law, Channing Tatum, Catherine Zeta-Jones; rated R) The Last Stand (action; Arnold Schwarzenegger, Forest Whitaker, Johnny Knoxville; rated R) Beautiful Creatures (Ya fantasy romance; Alden Ehrenreich, Alice Englert, Jeremy Irons, Emma Thompson; rated PG-13) Parker (action; Jason Statham, Jennifer Lopez; rated R) Kid-Thing (dramedy; Sydney Aguirre, Nathan Zellner; pretheatrical release...
- Robert B. DeSalvo
Oh ah daclare, them’s thick Southern accents ya’ll got there! Of course, once you past the accents, “Beautiful Creatures” is a surprisingly good teenage romance/supernatural drama, and it’s a crying shame it got lost in the shuffle of similarly themed Ya offerings this year. The story of a boy and a girl and witchcraft, the film failed to capture the same teenage fanbase that flocked to similar Ya fares such as “Twilight”, “Harry Potter”, and “The Hunger Games”. For those who missed it earlier this year (and considering the film’s dismal domestic box office, that would be an awful lot of you), here’s your second chance because the film is now available on Blu-ray Combo pack, DVD and Digital Download. Told from the point of view of charming and rebellious Ethan Wate (Alden Ehrenreich), “Beautiful Creatures” takes place in a dinky Southern town where »
Directed by: Richard Lagravanese
Running Time: 2 hrs 4 mins
Due Out: May 21, 2013
“Beautiful Creatures ” available on Blu-ray Combo pack, DVD and Digital Download 5/21
Plot: A young man in South Carolina (Ehrenreich) falls for a new classmate (Englert) who has superpowers.
Who’S It For? The teen demographic is definitely the target of this film, as Beautiful Creatures features typical high school drama, and even extended make-out sessions. Driven by honest performances, this movie is for the supernatural-inclined young adult crowd who are at least somewhat familiar with Twilight, etc.
The most effective spell cast by Beautiful Creatures is indeed its two leading cast members, who are newcomers to the game of Hollywood moviemaking. Previously, Ehrenreich has only been scene in less mainstream »
- Nick Allen
Parker and Stand Up Guys are also available on DVD this week. Beautiful Creatures Alice Englert stars as a witch in this romantic, fantastical movie that may fill the void left by the end of the Twilight franchise. Set in the South, the adaptation of the young-adult novel follows Lena (Englert) as she discovers her powers and falls for local boy Ethan (Alden Ehrenreich). Jeremy Irons, Emma Thompson, and Viola Davis add some actor credibility to the cast, but it's Ehrenreich's charisma that makes the biggest impression. The DVD comes with a trailer for author Margaret Stohl's next book, plus deleted scenes. 45% Side Effects Steven Soderbergh directs Rooney Mara and Channing Tatum in a stylish thriller that puts antidepressants under the microscope. When Emily's (Mara) therapist (Jude Law) prescribes her a new drug to treat her anxiety, she comes out of the daze she's been in since her husband (Tatum) returned from prison. »
- Maggie Pehanick
This week: Steven Soderbergh's supposedly final film "Side Effects" is a psychological thriller starring Jude Law, Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum and Catherine Zeta-Jones. We tell you why it's a final work worth checking out.
Also new this week is the return of Arnold Schwarzenegger to leading-man status in "The Last Stand," the Ya supernatural romance "Beautiful Creatures," Al Pacino and Christopher Walken in "Stand Up Guys" and a 30th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray of "National Lampoon's Vacation."
Box Office: $32 million
Rotten Tomatoes: 85% Fresh
Storyline: This twisty tale from Steven Soderbergh is about a woman named Emily (Rooney Mara) who turns to psychiatrist Dr. Banks (Jude Law) to help her deal with her intense anxiety attacks after her husband (Channing Tatum) is released from jail. After Banks prescribes an experimental drug to Emily, the side effects have deadly consequences and Banks reaches out to Emily's former shrink (Catherine Zeta-Jones) for advice. »
- Robert DeSalvo
Director Richard Lagravenese's big screen adaptation of Beautiful Ceatures makes its Blu-ray and DVD debut on May 21. Starring Alden Ehrenreich, Alice Englert, Jeremy Irons, Viola Davis and Emmy Rossum, Beautiful Creatures is based off the young adult novel by Kami Garcia and was released in theaters earlier this year.
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When newcomer Lena Duchannes arrives in the small town of Gatlin she quickly captures the attention of Ethan Wate, who only wants »
No story details have been released at this time, and it is not known when the project will go into production. The filmmaker is putting the finishing touches on his latest movie, Blue Jasmine, which stars Alec Baldwin, Cate Blanchett, Louis C.K., Michael Stuhlbarg, Peter Sarsgaard, Bobby Cannavale, Alden Ehrenreich, and Sally Hawkins. Sony Pictures Classics is releasing the comedy on July 26.
Emma Stone is currently shooting The Amazing Spider-Man 2. She is also set to star in Alejandro González Iñárritu's Birdman, Guillermo del Toro's Crimson Peak, and the Untitled Cameron Crowe Project. The actress can currently be heard providing the voice of Eep in the DreamWorks Animation comedy The Croods. »
Writer-director Woody Allen has assembled another diverse cast for his latest film Blue Jasmine, as seen in the first three photos. The story centers on the last stages of a crisis and the life of a fashionable New York housewife. Check out these photos featuring Alec Baldwin, Cate Blanchett, Bobby Cannavale, and the Dice Man himself, Andrew Dice Clay.
Blue Jasmine comes to theaters July 26th, 2013 and stars Alec Baldwin, Cate Blanchett, Michael Stuhlbarg, Peter Sarsgaard, Louis C.K., Bobby Cannavale, Alden Ehrenreich, Sally Hawkins. The film is directed by Woody Allen. »
Beautiful Creatures, based on the novel by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, has been a bit of a disappointment for Warner Bros, which has seen a modest domestic box office of $19,205,917. Around the world, the film has also been a so-so performer, which probably means there won’t be a sequel.
Despite positive reviews, the movie was liked better by the audience than the critics according to Rotten Tomatoes, but we suspect it will perform better on home video. Here’s the release details on the DVD, coming in May.
Burbank, CA, March 19, 2013 – An electrifying love story unfolds as Beautiful Creatures arrives onto Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital Download on May 21, 2013 from Warner Home Entertainment Group. Directed by Oscar® nominee Richard Lagravenese (“The Fisher King,” “P.S. I Love You”), Beautiful Creatures takes you on a supernatural journey as two high school students pursue a tantalizing forbidden romance that leads »
- ComicMix Staff
Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: May 21, 2013
Price: DVD $22.97, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $35.99
Studio: Warner Home Video
Another young adult book series made its debut on the big screen with Beautiful Creatures.
Based on the novels by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, the fantasy movie tells the story of Ethan Wate (Alden Ehrenreich, Stoker) and Lena Duchannes (Alice Englert, In Fear). Ethan wants to escape his small town of Gatlin, which he thinks is boring and dead end. His view changes when Lena moves to Gatlin, but she has secrets, namely strange powers that have kept her at a distance from other people in her life.
As Lena and Ethan are drawn together, their romance is threatened, however. Lena’s a Caster and her family has Dark powers. And on her 16th birthday, Lena must do the Claiming, which will decide her fate between Light or Dark.
Rated PG-13, Beautiful Creatures also »
An electrifying love story unfolds as Beautiful Creatures arrives onto Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital Download on May 21, 2013 from Warner Home Entertainment Group. Directed by Oscar nominee Richard Lagravenese (The Fisher King, P.S. I Love You), Beautiful Creatures takes you on a supernatural journey as two high school students pursue a tantalizing forbidden romance that leads them into a tangled web of spells and peril from which there may be no escape.
Beautiful Creatures stars Alden Ehrenreich, Alice Englert, Jeremy Irons, Viola Davis, Emmy Rossum, Thomas Mann and Emma Thompson. Rounding out the cast are Eileen Atkins, Margo Martindale, Zoey Deutch, Tiffany Boone, Rachel Brosnahan, Kyle Gallner, Pruitt Taylor Vince and Sam Gilroy.
Beautiful Creatures will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack for $35.99 and on single disc DVD for $28.98. The Blu-ray Combo Pack features the theatrical version of the film in hi-definition on Blu-ray, and the theatrical version in standard definition on DVD. »
Warner released Beautiful Creatures with high hopes considering the book series' large contingent of fans and a robust cast including Alden Ehrenreich, Alice Englert, Jeremy Irons, Viola Davis, Emmy Rossum, Thomas Mann and Emma Thompson, amongst others. Though Beautiful Creatures garnered more critical acclaim than any of the Twilight films, it sputtered at the box office with only $19.1 million domestically and $52.9 million worldwide in ticket sales, virtually squashing any hopes of the next book being adapted for the big screen.
Beautiful Creatures comes to Blu-ray as a combo pack with DVD and UltraViolet. It will be presented in 1080p video and 5.1 DTS-hd Master Audio with the following bonus features, all of which are exclusive to Blu-ray except for the last two. »
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