BREAKING MOVIE NEWS
I am beginning to think Disney's Into The Woods may kill me, it so enjoys toying with my heart. Just yesterday the reveal of the long-shrouded Wolf (brought to life by Johnny Depp) slaughtered my expectations for this movie musical translation of the Stephen Sondheim Broadway production. But now Disney has unveiled the gorgeous new Into the Woods featurette you see above, which gives us our best look yet at this sprawling world of fairy tales gone feral.
How did I come to this place of hopelessness and despair? There was a time when I was eager to see Into The Wood's enthralling and rich Broadway musical of twisted fairy tales get a big shiny big screen translation. Let's step through the news that in turns won my interest and broke my heart with a helpful timeline. And GIFS, naturally.
Into the Woods opens in theaters on Christmas Day, but Marshall warns potential audiences, “I didn’t want this to look like a cartoon world. It’s not sunny, sunny, sunny—we wanted a sense of danger.”
While Johnny Depp is in a bit of a slump right now, he can still be considered somewhat of a hot ticket. If it wasn't for two fourteen year old girls in the 1980's though, he might not have gotten the role that jumpstarted his career.
Just yesterday Disney unfurled a treasure trove of stills from their much anticipated movie musical Into The Woods, but today they've given up a first look of its fairy tale figures in action in the form of a teaser and a trailer.
We've been reporting plenty on Into The Woods and the incredible cast that Disney has assembled for the live-action movie musical. Now, after months of having to repost that one mediocre picture of Meryl Streep looking like a retired Bellatrix Lestrange, we finally have an avalanche of new images!
And once again, this Disney insider is Stephen Sondheim himself. Though he's not calling it backpedalling. He's blaming The New Yorker for "misreporting."
Are you a fan of Stephen Sondheim's Into The Woods? Were you looking forward to Disney's tentpole movie musical version of it? Well, if you said yes to both, we've got bad news.
There's a barrage of high-profile projects coming out in the next 10 months that can qualify for the Academy Awards, but which 10 features do we feel are fighting fit for Oscar?
There should be a little something for everyone in the coming year. And to help you plan out your movie-watching year, we singled out 14 titles we’re looking forward to in 2014, as well as a list of additional can’t-miss movies.
This is one of the more high-profile release to come in 2014, as the Oscar-nominated Marshall is once again lined up with a prestigious project populated by some of the biggest names in the business, hopefully turning Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides into a very distant memory.
Brownlee isn’t exactly a child actress, though the ten-year-old is no stranger to singing professionally. Not long ago, Brownlee was a little belter out of Essex England who enjoyed singing at home. But when Ellen DeGeneres caught wind of her and her cousin Rosie McClelland’s cover of Nicki Minaj’s “Super Bass”—complete with tiaras and tutus—the girls became a recurring facet of Ellen.
The 28-year-old actor has appeared in a handful of indie films, including Whit Stillman’s Damsels in Distress, Ramaa Mosley’s The Brass Teapot, and Zal Batmanglij’s political thriller The East. But his more relevant work might be his performances on Broadway, where he is currently starring in in the comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. He has earned a Tony nomination for the play. But can he sing? Yep.
Even though it looks like he’ll still be some kind of an anti-hero, it isn’t often we see Gyllenhaal as anything but the good guy. Actually, it’s in indie films like The Good Girl and Donnie Darko that the actor is allowed to embrace sketchy morals.
If I had to pick any actor from Les Miserables to play Jack in Into the Woods, it would've probably been Eddie Redmayne. He seems to have the right look for how I picture the character, and he has the perfect voice to belt out the ecstatic "Giants in the Sky." Alas, it isn't Redmayne who will be playing the role, though it is a Les Miserables actor in contention for the part.