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Turns out Anna Kendrick and Eddie Redmayne are both big Disney animation fans. During an appearance on the U.K.'s The Graham Norton Show, the host couldn't wait to bring up Eddie's "two-dimensional" sexual awakening. And the star of The Theory of Everything didn't look too abashed. "I was asked who your first crush is, and...I loved The Lion King when I was younger and I had a weird obsession with Nahla," he admitted. "Look at her face, she's so sweet," he added as the camera flashed to the cartoon lioness, "and she can sing really well!" Riiiight... When Graham asked Eddie about the actor's affinity for Maid Marian from Robin Hood »
You probably don't want to be a redshirt in Star Trek any more than you'd want to be a beloved character in a Joss Whedon project. These people have a tendency to die. In that respect, if you're in a children's movie, you don't want to be the parent. A recent study was done, which revealed that parents of main characters were much more likely to die in a children's movie than they would in a film for adults. Bambi. Finding Nemo. The Lion King. Spoiler alert: Mom or Dad dies. It's no secret that animated heroes tend to lose their parents from time to time. The Atlantic ran an article focusing on a study called "Cartoons Kill: casualities in animated recreational theater in an objective observational new study of kids' introduction to loss of life," in which researchers compared some of the top grossing animated kids movies from the »
This Christmas, celebrate the life and musical achievements of legendary lyricist Tim Rice in the BBC Two special “Tim Rice – A Life in Song.” The special features moments from Rice’s 40 years in the music business, including many of his hit songs and movie moments including songs from “The Lion King” and “Evita.” Here’s more about the special. A celebration of one of our greatest musical lyricists. Tim Rice, in the company of Michael Grade, reminisces over 40 years of hit songs that conquered the world. Before each one is performed, hear the stories behind some of his best-loved work from Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Chess and The Lion [ Read More ]
The Broadway Green Alliance, the theater community’s environmental protector, is launching a new contest to recognize and encourage greener theater practices in colleges nationwide. College Green Captains, who produce environmentally friendly shows by using energy-efficient lighting, recycled sets, or rechargeable batteries, may apply for the prize by submitting a summary of their sustainability efforts to the committee. This year’s Bga College Green Captain prize winner will receive two tickets to the Broadway touring productions of either “Wicked” or “The Lion King,” along with a meeting with a Green Captain liaison currently working on Broadway. Contest entries are due by March 1 to firstname.lastname@example.org, and must include a one-page summary statement and a pdf of a poster showcasing their program. Optional materials, such as captioned photographs, videos, and spreadsheets, are encouraged. For more information, visit www.broadwaygreen.com. Developed as an extension of the Broadway League, the Bga »
I love to sit in a darkened theater, eagerly anticipating the rising of the curtain, with my eyes wide and my ears piqued as I wait to be transported to another world. Movies are great, but there is nothing as viscerally entertaining as live theater. And for me, the apogee of entertainment is the Broadway musical. Disney grants unprecedented access to its Broadway best, when Jesse Tyler Ferguson hosts Backstage With Disney on Broadway: Celebrating 20 Years. The special, airing on Sunday, Dec. 14 at 7pm Et takes viewers behind the scenes with the Broadway casts of The Lion King, … Continue reading →
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- Kellie Freeze
Second Update, 7:29 a.m. with link to Today show appearance.
Update, 5:25 a.m. with more information below:
The musical that poignantly poses the question “Who will love me as I am?” got its answer last night: Very few.
Side Show, the $8 million reboot of a 1997 flop about freak-show legends Daisy and Violet Hilton, helmed in his Broadway debut by Dreamgirls and Gods And Monsters director Bill Condon, will fold after the Sunday, January 4 matinee, the producers announced this morning. The original production also closed on January 4 — 1998, after 91 performances, a record the new version will not match. After successful tryouts at the La Jolla Playhouse in California and the Kennedy Center last summer, the heavily revised show opened November 16 at the Jujamcyn-owned St. James Theatre to several glowing reviews, including a rave from the New York Times’ Charles Isherwood:
“Being a freak is virtually the new normal, »
- Jeremy Gerard
Zippy dialogue and a sense of humour covers a multitude of Elementary's sins this week. Here's Frances' review...
This review contains spoilers.
3.7 The Adventures Of The Nutmeg Concoction
Between specious pumpkins, gardening with Dominicans, melting corpses and inflated genitals, this week’s Elementary was packed with fun lines - and true to form, Jonny Lee Miller didn’t let a single one pass by unnoticed.
It wasn’t only the dialogue that had a spark of offbeat humour about it; few are the detective shows that would solve crimes by having a cravat-wearing, cane-carrying gentleman with a coffee bean pomander sniff a bullet hole. Three cheers for The Nose, and while we’re at it, for the briefest of returns by Miss Hudson.
Heightened and macabre are two things Elementary does very well, and The Adventures Of The Nutmeg Concoction was full of gruesome oddities from its title right »
The former X Factor contestant also spoke about entering the jungle so soon after competing on the ITV talent show.
When presenter Phillip Schofield asked him what he was thinking as he flew to Australia, the 26-year-old laughed: "What a touch I've had!
"And I was thinking, 'This is awesome'. I couldn't believe my luck!"
Current This Morning co-host Amanda Holden also engaged in some fun flirting with Quickenden as she told him that The X Factor had been in desperate need of some eye-candy this year, before swiftly adding: "And there you were. »
I sat down with Hayek recently in Doha, where her animated film, which debuted at Cannes, closed the Ajyal Youth Film Festival. Hayek, who produced "Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet" and voices the character of Kamila, described how her connection to Gibran’s inspirational book, which has sold more than 100 million copies since its 1923 publication, initially came through her Lebanese grandfather. With its absence of plot and parable-like soliloquies, “Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet” was always going to be a tough adaptation but Hayek brought the same stubborn determination that allowed her to get “Frida” and “Ugly Betty” made to bring her labor of love to fruition. Creatively, her solution was to install “The Lion King” director Roger Allers at the helm and give individual chapters to different internationally renowned animators, granting them total creative freedom. Allers then wove these eight strands together with a framing narrative added on top of Gibran’s poems. »
- Matt Mueller
I defy anyone not to bloody love #Foggy what a rock star!!!
— Will Greenwood (@WillGreenwood) December 7, 2014
Froggy?!? Haha. Wow!! Yea that would be Foggy. Enjoyed this season x
— Ashley Roberts (@ImAshleyRoberts) December 7, 2014
Doubt Foggy would've won if it wasn't for Jimmy!
— Lb (@LewisBrown1996) December 7, 2014
why is everyone shouting foggy has the weather rapidly changed
— louisa (@ptvmikes) December 7, 2014
Foggy deserved that one! I shed a little tear there like
— Laura Norton (@lawrencenotrin) December 7, 2014
Well done #foggy King of the jungle »
The Superbike champion beat Jake Quickenden to the title on tonight's finale (December 7).
Speaking after finishing second, Jake said: "[Foggy] was absolutely Crocodile Dundee.
"He deserves it. He's a legend and I couldn't have lost to a better guy."
Speaking after winning the competition, Foggy said: "I just think it's all a dream. I think someone's playing a joke on me!"
Foggy was left standing tall at the end of the day – but is he a deserving King of the Jungle? Vote in our poll and leave a comment below.
Hosts Ant and Dec announced the news to the camp during tonight's (December 7) final.
Sykes said: "I've got to be honest I'm a bit gutted I'm not in the final! You get so close... but you know what I've had a ball."
"It was better than I expected, I thought it was going to be more hellish...I made some nice friends and I had a laugh."
Carl 'Foggy' Fogarty claimed second place in the poll, while Melanie Sykes came last.
Carl 'Foggy' Fogarty claims second place in the poll, with 33.06% of votes, while Melanie Sykes takes last place with 27.68%.
Stryder spoke to Digital Spy about his issues with the way the show was edited and his lack of airtime.
He said: "The experience was enough for me, but I might have to go and speak to the producers at some point. I can say, 'Can you rewind live TV and re-edit some things? Because I played my part in there'."
When asked by Ant and Dec how she felt about leaving the camp, Edwina joked that she had been crossing her fingers as they made the announcement.
Edwina added that the jungle was "completely different" to what she expected, saying: "I thought it would be horrible and was prepared to grit my teeth and do it, but they were a terrific bunch of people.
"Physically, it was very hard - I had done a fair bit of camping but not like this."
Edwina had clashed with both Kendra Wilkinson and Melanie Sykes during her time in the jungle, claiming that Kendra was selfish after hearing her discuss with Michael Buerk what it was like to live life in front of cameras. »
Jules: “You know what they call a Quarter-Pounder with Cheese in Paris?”
1994. The year Justin Bieber and Harry Styles were born – luckily the world was not ready yet for those two (was it ever ready?) and instead, we had actual art like Pulp Fiction to lift us from the grave, like The Bride in Kill Bill Vol.2. Interestingly, much like The Bride Pulp Fiction had to fight through the suffocating dirt that went with making an independent film in the 90s. Before we delve further in to the humble beginnings of the iconic film, 1994 was the year Dumb And Dumber, The Shawshank Redemption, Forrest Gump, The Lion King, Interview With The Vampire and Natural Born Killers were released. Not a bad year for film you could say, certainly for a young kid growing up then. I must admit, I wasn’t totally aware of Pulp Fiction at that time, but »
- Louise Tooth
The Doha Film Institute has launched a film fund designed to support Qatari filmmakers. The announcement, made during the Ayjal Film Festival, will see up to four features and up to eight short films supported by the Qatari Film Fund. At least one feature film from the development fund will also receive production funds in 2016.
The move is part of a strategic recalibration of Dfi led by acting CEO Fatma Al Remaihi, also director of the Ayjal Film Festival. The development fund will offer up to $50,000 for feature films, with another $50,000 as a combined development and production award to short films.
“Through film, and in fact, all forms of culture and entertainment, we reflect ourselves,” commented Al Remaihi, who is widely respected at home and abroad for her work at Dfi “We reflect our human experience – our beliefs, custom, tradition, language and our culture. Nurturing the creative community of our »
- Ali Jaafar
Carl Fogarty has won 'I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!'. The four-time World Superbike champion was named the 2014 King of the Jungle after beating Jake Quickenden in the final of the ITV reality show, with Melanie Sykes in third position. Reflecting on his victory, Carl - the 49-year-old racer, who is affectionately known a 'Foggy' - said: ''I just think it's all a dream. I think someone's playing a joke on me!'' Foggy thanked the public for making him the King of the Jungle, and admitted he's still getting used to his new title. He said: ''It sounds unbelievable. It feels like »
Hugh Jackman and Bradley Cooper, who are starring in The River and The Elephant Man, respectively, helped power Broadway to record ticket sales over the Thanksgiving Holiday along with big name Broadway productions like The Lion King and Aladdin. In all, plays and musicials on the Great White Way grossed $34,121,642 for the holiday weekend a $2.6 million increase over last year’s record take, according to The Broadway League, the industry’s trade group. Among other big winners were The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time ($952,107); Cinderella ($1.1 million) with Real Atlanta Housewife NeNe Leakes and The Illusionists ($1 million). [...] »
★★★☆☆If there's one thing that's a certainty with Disney these days, it's that they do love an animated sequel. Created in abundance during the early nineties, with mostly unnecessary follow-ups to Aladdin, The Lion King and even Brother Bear, Disney have enjoyed some huge success with series, the majority making their debut as part of their very successful straight-to-video campaigns. Recently, however, many of their biggest films (predominantly from Pixar) have started to get theatrical sequels. Roberts Gannaway's Planes: Fire & Rescue (2014) - a spin-off from the aforementioned Pixar's Cars universe - is a decent enough film for young fans, but feels appropriate to its new home, on DVD, than the multiplex.
- CineVue UK
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