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Simon Brew Mar 20, 2017
Don't expect live action remakes of Moana, Frozen and Home On The Range from Disney anytime soon...
Disney’s clearly struck gold with its line of live action reboots of its catalogue of animated movies. This past weekend, the new take on Beauty & The Beast has seen a fresh lorryload of cash pour into its coffers. And already, the likes of Dumbo, Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, Mulan and The Lion King are being lined up to film in the next year or two.
But there are films you shouldn’t expect to get the live action treatment. Frozen, for one, The Princess & The Frog and Moana as well. Because the studio has ruled out remaking any of its animated films that came out after the year 2000. Chatting to Vulture, the president of motion picture production at Walt Disney Studios, a man called Sean Bailey, confirmed that “we »
Close-Up is a column that spotlights films now playing on Mubi. Leo McCarey's The Awful Truth (1937) is showing February 13 - March 15, 2017 in the United Kingdom in the series The Rom Com Variations.Leo McCarey’s 1937 screwball classic The Awful Truth is the epitome of a sub-genre dubbed by philosopher Stanley Cavell the “comedy of remarriage.” In the film, husband and wife Jerry and Lucy Warriner (Cary Grant and Irene Dunne) succumb to their marital suspicions and embark on an easier-said-than-done divorce. He returns home from an unspecified dalliance, complete with fake Florida tan (ever the gentleman, he bronzes so as to save Lucy the embarrassment of getting asked why her husband looks pale after spending time in the sun), but upon his arrival, Lucy herself is nowhere to be found. She must be with her Aunt Patsy, Jerry assures his guests, that is until Aunt Patsy (Cecil Cunningham) shows up sans niece. »
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