• 2017's top three movies had female leads for first time in decades
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    Ben Arnold

    2017's top three movies had female leads for first time in decades

    The top three movies of 2017 in the US all boasted female leads, a stat not seen in box office history for decades.

  • 10 of the best movie soundtracks of 2017
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    10 of the best movie soundtracks of 2017

    From original musical numbers to awe-inspiring scores there have been some impressive cinematic soundtracks in 2017.

  • 5 weird Disney films we never got to see
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    5 weird Disney films we never got to see

    Here are five fascinatingly different versions of famous Disney movies that almost came to pass, only to be consigned to the idea bin of history. Disney had been trying to make a version of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairytale ‘The Snow Queen’ since the late 1930s, but every attempt had run aground. In 2008, the project was revived again and even had some cast – ‘Will & Grace’ star Megan Mullally was onboard as Elsa (then a flat-out villain) and Josh Gad, who did eventually play snowman Olaf in the finished film.

  • The biggest movie mistakes of 2017
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    The biggest movie mistakes of 2017

    2017 has been a great year for cinema but it’s also seen some massive movie mistakes. Even the biggest, most expensive Hollywood blockbusters have fallen prey to the curse of the film howlers, so with help from our pals at MovieMistakes.com here are some of the biggest on screen gaffes of of the last 12 months. Read more The best Christmas movies to stream Franchises that jumped the shark in 2017 The weirdest movie trends of 2017

  • Dan Stevens: I looked like 'a hippo on stilts' in viral Beauty and the Beast video
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    Dan Stevens: I looked like 'a hippo on stilts' in viral Beauty and the Beast video

    "I looked like an absolute horror show!" The Man Who Invented Christmas' Dan Stevens reflects on that Beauty and the Beast mo-cap suit viral...

  • UK box office avoids Hollywood slump
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    Ben Arnold

    UK box office avoids Hollywood slump

    While the US has had one of the worst summers for over a decade, it appears that on this side of the pond things are going gangbusters.

  • Idris Elba auditioned for Beauty and the Beast
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    Idris Elba auditioned for Beauty and the Beast

    It turns out that Idris Elba auditioned for an iconic Disney role in Beauty and the Beast.

  • Beauty and the Beast gets a hilarious Honest Trailer
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    Beauty and the Beast gets a hilarious Honest Trailer

    Honest Trailers hilariously savages the tale as old as time... as it takes on Beauty and the Beast.

  • Beauty and the Beast deleted scene reveals the grotesque fate of Monsieur Toilette
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    Beauty and the Beast deleted scene reveals the grotesque fate of Monsieur Toilette

    Everyone in Beauty and the Beast's enchanted castle had a job to do... but Monsieur Toilette had it worse than most.

  • Pre-CGI Dan Stevens from Beauty and the Beast is unintentionally hilarious
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    Ben Arnold

    Pre-CGI Dan Stevens from Beauty and the Beast is unintentionally hilarious

    How anyone could keep a straight face on the set of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ is truly beyond us. Footage has emerged online of what Emma Watson had to act opposite in every scene she shared with former Downton Abbey star Dan Stevens.

  • Beauty and the Beast enters top 10 highest-grossing movies ever
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    Beauty and the Beast enters top 10 highest-grossing movies ever

    Live-action remake squeezes in next to Frozen, and edges out Iron Man 3 in the all-time top 10.

  • Do LGBT characters in movies affect ticket sales?
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    Do LGBT characters in movies affect ticket sales?

    Judging from the online outrage last month over the inclusion of gay characters in "Beauty and the Beast" and "Power Rangers", you'd have thought that those two films would have fared terribly at the box office. However, both are still screening in cinemas today, more than a month later.

  • Moonlight release in China under threat over 'gay themes'
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    Ben Arnold

    Moonlight release in China under threat over 'gay themes'

    Oscar-winner ‘Moonlight’s release in China could be axed over the film’s ‘gay themes’, according to reports.

  • Fans paying £50 for Primark's £5 Beauty and the Beast Chip cups
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    Fans paying £50 for Primark's £5 Beauty and the Beast Chip cups

    Blink and you’d have missed the ‘Beauty of the Beast’ Chip character cups, not to mention the Chip purses on sale in Primark. “Our Chip Mug has been super popular and is now sold out with the exception of Kingston, Gateshead, Edinburgh, Leeds and Derby who have had a delay on their deliveries,” read a message from the retailer. The popularity of the Disney live-action remake, starring Emma Watson as Belle and Dan Stevens as the Beast, meanwhile, continues apace.

  • Beauty and the Beast to make Emma Watson the highest-paid actress of 2017
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    Beauty and the Beast to make Emma Watson the highest-paid actress of 2017

    Emma Watson might only have been paid a relatively minor salary of $3 million (£2.4 million) for playing Belle in Disney’s live-action remake of ‘Beauty and the Beast’, but the movie should make her a fortune. In a shrewd business move, the Harry Potter star is said to have taken a profit-sharing deal with Disney, meaning that if the movie is heading for ‘Maleficent’-sized grosses, she stands to make north of $15 million (£12 million), according to The Hollywood Reporter. ‘Maleficent’ hauled in $759 million (£607 million) worldwide in 2014, and so far ‘Beauty and the Beast’ has made a monstrous $462 million (£369 million) since its release on March 17.

  • Disney considering Beauty And The Beast spinoffs
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    Disney considering Beauty And The Beast spinoffs

    ‘Beauty And The Beast’ has already been declared another huge success for Disney, as it has smashed numerous box office records on its way to a worldwide haul of $410 million in less than a week. The publication reported, “There are currently no plans for a sequel and the studio – perhaps with ‘Alice Through The Looking Glass’ as a reminder – won’t try to force one. It’s understandable that Disney are apprehensive about a ‘Beauty And The Beast’ sequel, as 2016’s ‘Alice Through The Looking Glass’ grossed just $300 million in comparison to its predecessor’s haul of $1.025 billion back in 2010.

  • Beauty and the Beast: Behold Matt Ferguson's stunning alternative posters (exclusive)
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    Tom Butler

    Beauty and the Beast: Behold Matt Ferguson's stunning alternative posters (exclusive)

    Graphic designer and poster artist Matt Ferguson has built a reputation of creating stunning alternative movie posters over the last few years so we’re delighted to be able two share two of his latest creations for Disney’s live action ‘Beauty and the Beast’, and they’re absolutely beautiful.

  • Malaysia releases Beauty and the Beast complete with 'gay moment'
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    Ben Arnold

    Malaysia releases Beauty and the Beast complete with 'gay moment'

    In what’s turned out to be a happy ending, the live action remake of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ is being released in Malaysia with its so-called ‘gay moment’ intact. Disney had pulled the movie after discovering that the certification board was happy to release the film with a PG13 rating, but only if the scene was cut. Yesterday, Malaysian cinema chains Golden Screens and TGV Cinemas confirmed that the film would be on general release without any cuts.

  • Dan Stevens's Daughter Helped Design Belle's Dress
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    Dan Stevens's Daughter Helped Design Belle's Dress

    Emma Watson was totally here for this, obviously.

  • Disney's Beauty and the Beast opens to record-breaking debut
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    Disney's Beauty and the Beast opens to record-breaking debut

    Disney’s live-action version of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ opened this week to strong receptions both domestically in the US and here in the UK. Despite an array of mixed reviews for Disney’s latest starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens, the fact it’s a remake of a beloved classic was reason enough for audiences to see it.

  • 'It's 2017 for f*** sake': Ewan McGregor addresses Beauty and the Beast gay character controversy
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    'It's 2017 for f*** sake': Ewan McGregor addresses Beauty and the Beast gay character controversy

    ‘Beauty and the Beast’ actor Ewan McGregor has addressed the so-called controversy concerning a “gay moment” in the upcoming Disney film involving Josh Gad’s character Le Fou. The Scotsman addressed the furore in as plain a way as possible, telling US talk-show host Stephen Colbert: “It’s 2017, for f*** sake.” Quite.

  • Ewan McGregor Admits He’s Never Seen Original ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ Defends Movie’s Gay Character
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    Ewan McGregor Admits He’s Never Seen Original ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ Defends Movie’s Gay Character

    The actor portrays the candelabra Lumière (a.k.a. Beast's maître d) in the live-action adaptation.

  • Review: LeFou shines in 'Beauty and the Beast'
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    Review: LeFou shines in 'Beauty and the Beast'

    “Beauty and the Beast” is an American romantic musical in English. “Beauty and the Beast” is directed by Bill Condon, with a screenplay by Stephen Chbosky and Evan Spiliotopoulos. It stars Emma Watson (Belle), Dan Stevens (Beast), Luke Evans (Gaston), Kevin Kline (Maurice), Josh Gad (LeFou), Ewan McGregor (Lumiere), Ian McKellen (Cogsworth), Stanley Tucci (Maestro Cadenza), Emma Thompson (Mrs Potts), Aura McDonald (Madam de Garderobe), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Plumette), and Nathan Mack (Chip).

  • Madonna Dresses Up as Beauty AND the Beast for Purim Party
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    Madonna Dresses Up as Beauty AND the Beast for Purim Party

    The pop icon is giving Emma Watson a run for her money.

  • Beauty and the Beast to feature Disney's first 'exclusively gay moment'
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    Beauty and the Beast to feature Disney's first 'exclusively gay moment'

    The live action ‘Beauty and the Beast’ remake is set to make history on March 17 as it features Disney’s first explicitly LGBT character. Speaking to Attitude magazine, the film’s director Bill Condon confirmed that Gaston’s sidekick LeFou – as played by ‘Frozen’ star Josh Gad – harbours romantic feelings for the narcissistic villain, and it’s not just subtext. “LeFou is somebody who on one day wants to be Gaston and on another day wants to kiss Gaston,” says Condon in the magazine’s April edition.