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Disney is working on a live-action Snow White too

Since Disney figured out we're willing to spend the same amount of money on retreads (i.e. Maleficent, Cinderella, Pete's Dragon, and The Jungle Book) as we do on original ideas, the newest wave of giving every one of their animated films a...

 
 
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First trailer for Emma Watson starring Beauty and the Beast

I'm still weirded out by the fact that Disney is making adaptations of their adaptations of famous fairy tales, but so far they've been pretty good or even revolutionary so let's roll with it. The next one up is Beauty and the Bea...

 
 
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Latest Huntsman: Winter's War trailer is absolutely nuts

To be honest, Flixist has been sleeping on Huntsman: Winter's War. It's not hard to doubt the film given its shaky past and mediocre first outing. When a sequel was announced with everyone but Kristen Stewart attached, I had no idea what to...

 
 
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Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters may become a TV show

Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters took us a bit by surprise in that it was actually fun. Most folks panned it, but those that enjoy some ridiculous action and tongue-in-cheek presentation can easily have fun with it. Evidently people ov...

 
 
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Live-action Beauty and the Beast has a release date

If Cinderella is anything to go by, Disney has made a good decision in greenlighting live-action adaptations of its own animated classics. Perhaps Cinderella's box office success over the weekend spurred the company to make a few announceme...

 
 
 
 
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Review: Into the Woods

For a Disney adaptation of a popular musical, Into the Woods has flown surprisingly under the radar. Coming out of practically nowhere, and with all of the early advertising hiding the fact that it is a musical, you'd think Disney was someh...

 
 
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First trailer for animated Lucasfilm, Strange Magic

Now here's something that came out of absolutely nowhere. This must've been buried under all of that Star Wars after Disney acquired Lucasfilm, but apparently, Strange Magic is an animated film inspired by a story from George Lucas that's ...

 
 
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First full trailer for Disney's live action Cinderella

Cinderelly, Cinderelly, look what they've done to you, Cinderelly. But seriously, this is the one live action adaptation I don't understand. It's going to make oodles of money sure, those glass slippers look damn good (but them heels gurl)...

 
 
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Newest Into the Woods trailer finally reveals it's a musical

It's not like Disney has been hiding the fact their latest big budget project, Into the Woods, is based off Stephen Sondheim's musical, but they're not shouting it from the rooftops either. With the first couple of trailers and teasers, th...

 
 
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First trailer for Into the Woods

Isn't it always the case. You put images up and then a trailer drops almost completely destroying the use of those images. Such is the case with Into the Woods, which has its first trailer here. It looks great, but why does it almost compl...

 
 
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Best look at Into the Woods yet

It's hard not to be just a bit insanely excited about Disney's upcoming Into the Woods because it's fairy tales and every famous person every put into one movie. Then they sing! I mean what's not to be excited about. Judging from these...

 
 
 
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First Trailer: Dracula Untold staring Luke Evans

Think what you will about reviving old franchises, this first trailer for Dracula Untold looks surprisingly cool. I mean, personally I set the bar for these kind of namesake reboots pretty low, but at least this movie seems to be taking a ...

 
 
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Disney's Beauty and the Beast getting live action treatment

The tale as old as time is getting retold once again as Disney's massive success with Maleficent (and presumed success with its future live action Cinderella film) has geared them toward an adaptation of one of the more famous Disney animat...

 
 
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Review: Maleficent

I've been anticipating Maleficent for a long time. As a big Disney fan, I don't usually like when Disney decides to make a live action version of one of their properties (101 Dalmations is worse than you remember, trust me), but casting Ang...

 
 
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Review: Frozen

I had no idea Disney's Frozen would deliver as much as it did. With Disney's latest Princess films (The Princess in the Frog and Tangled) doing well in some areas but fudging others, I did not expect a whole lot given that the bru...

 
 
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First image of Disney's Into the Woods is bewitching

Now that the amazingly talented (and packed!) cast for Disney's adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods musical has been announced, production has begun toward its 2014 release date. And with that production, Entertainment Weekly ha...

 
 
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Disney's Into the Woods reveals its stellar cast

Disney's Into the Woods is shaping up to be completely and totally awesome as we now get word that the cast for the live-action musical is indeed completely and totally awesome. You ready for this list of A-list celebs, most of whom ha...

 
 
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Bret McKenzie writing a fairy tale comedy musical script

In an interview with the dudes over at Collider, Bret McKenzie, of Flight of the Conchords and The Muppets fame, revealed that he is in the process of writing a script for a "fairy tale comedy musical" with "singing dragons and monsters and...

 
 
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Anna Kendrick in talks for Into the Woods' Cinderella

Possibly joining the likes of Johnny Depp, Meryl Streep and Emily Blunt in Disney's adaptation of the Broadway musical Into the Woods, is Anna Kendrick (most likely thanks to her recent re-showing of her musical chops in the popular Pitch P...

 
 
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Teaser Trailer: Frozen

After the first batch of official images for Disney Animation Studios' Frozen failed to impress because they looked like something that's been done before, does the first official teaser for the film bring back the goodwill? Sort of. There...

 
 
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First images of Disney's Frozen are eerily familiar

A few months back there were a batch of faked character posters for Disney's Frozen we had to take down. I believed they were fakes because the character designs looked so much like the designs from Tangled, I figured they were photosh...

 
 
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Fables to get the movie treatment

I am not a comic book reader (anymore), but even I've heard of Bill Willingham's reportedly amazing Fables series. THR is reporting that the popular DC Comics (printed under their adult Vertigo line) has been tapped for movie making aw...

 
 
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Jack the Giant Slayer on track to lose $125-140 million

The rest of the world seems to agree with Matt on this one. In his review, he criticized Giant Slayer's lack of anything special, and that's now reflected in its Box Office performance. After its four week run (it's only been four weeks? It...

 
 
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Review: Blancanieves

Pablo Berger's Blancanieves will inevitably draw comparisons to Michel Hazanavicius's The Artist since both are silent films. (Blancanieves was Spain's official Oscar entry last year, and I suspect the silent film form was part of what kept...

 
 
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Flix for Short: Granny O' Grimm's Sleeping Beauty

Nick Phelan's Granny O' Grimm's Sleeping Beauty was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Short back in 2010 and it's easy to see why. The short is creepy, kooky, mysterious, and even spooky within its short run time. And the Gr...

 
 
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Review: Jack the Giant Slayer

So far in his career Bryan Singer has done no wrong by me. I've enjoyed all of his outings in one way or another (yes, I'm a Superman Returns defender) and so while others scoffed at Jack the Giant Slayer I remained optimistic. Th...

 
 
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See Jack the Giant Slayer early and free

Of all the beginning of the year big budget films I think I'm the most torn about Jack the Giant Slayer. I'm a little tired of fairy tale adaptations, but I also really like Nicholas Hoult and Brian Singer can have all my babies. In fact I ...

 
 
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Trailer: Jack the Giant Slayer

This new trailer for Jack the Giant Killer Slayer doesn't look fun at all. It takes the intrinsic whimsy of the original Jack and the Beanstalk fairy tale and turns it into something gritty, and action-y. Sure it's got Obi Wan Kenobi, that...

 
 
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See Hansel & Gretel early and free

Fairytales are all the rage these days thanks to the fact that you don't have to pay anything for the license and its an already established brand. The latest take on the classic stories? Turning Hansel and Gretel into badass witc...

 
 
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Trailer: Blancanieves

Blancanieves is Spain's official Oscar entry this year. It's a retelling of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves transplanted to 1920s Seville. Rather than make Snow White a mere damsel in distress, writer/director Pablo Berger has made her a ...

 
 
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Flix for Short: The Little Mermaid

Lindsey Mann & Samantha Jewell's The Little Mermaid is an interesting twist on Mermaid's original fairy tale. It was created as a part of the Vancouver Film School's Compendium series, and I'm so glad it exists. The mermaid hersel...

 
 
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New Jack the Giant Slayer images have a giant in them

After its delay to March next year and name change (from Jack the Giant Killer to Buffy the Giant Slayer), news has been very scarce for the the upcoming, might be good film.  Bryan Singer, future director of Days of Future Past, totes...

 
 
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Flix for Short: Suckablood

Suckablood, from Ben Tillett & Jake Cuddihy for the Bloody Cuts series, has one of the raddest names ever. Like, for serious. In a fairy tale, moral of the story fashion, Suckablood follows a little girl as she's cursed by he...

 
 
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These new Rise of the Guardians posters are not that bad

Dreamworks Animation has just dropped a couple of "new" character poster images for the upcoming Rise of the Guardians releasing in a few weeks. These posters are essentially the same as the posters release some time ago but, for some ...

 
 




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