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‘Beauty’ roars with $170M debut

Disney’s live-action “Beauty” was a beast at the box office, opening with an estimated $170 million in North American ticket sales and setting a new high mark for family movies.

’Beauty’s’ Beast Dan Stevens breaks out behind the effects

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – When Dan Stevens met his “Beauty and the Beast” co-star Emma Watson in preproduction, she wanted to get to work analyzing the story and the themes. He just wanted to talk about her U.N. speech about gender inequality. “It was so impressive and so mighty in its message. I was so blown away by it,” Stevens said recently.

Movie review: Live-action ‘Beauty and the Beast’ can’t decide what it wants to be

Disney’s live-action remake of “Beauty and the Beast,” starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens as, well, the beauty and the beast, feeds on the nostalgia audiences have for the 1991 animated feature. As exciting as it might be to watch actors inhabit this beloved story, the film itself, directed by Bill Condon, seems profoundly confused, and confusing.

’La La Land,’ ‘Beauty’ herald more Days of Sun for musicals

“Good movies beget other good movies,” says Marc Platt, a producer of “La La Land,” not to mention the upcoming “Mary Poppins Returns” and “Wicked” films. “So when a movie captures the imagination and hearts of people around the world, it’s going to have a positive influence on similar genres getting made.”

Gay moment nixes ‘Beauty and the Beast’ at Alabama drive-in

A Facebook post for the Henagar Drive-In Theatre says its operators are “first and foremost Christians” and will not compromise on what the Bible teaches. They said they will show family-oriented films so customers can “watch wholesome movies.”

Legend, Grande to record ‘Beauty and the Beast’ theme

The pair will sing the duet first sung by Angela Lansbury in the 1991 animated film and then recorded for the movie’s soundtrack by Celine Dion and Peabo Byson for the 1991 animated film. The song, penned by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, won an Oscar and a Grammy.

‘Beauty and the Beast’ shines

Disney fans of all ages will delight in the current touring production of “Beauty and the Beast” for the following reasons: • Its lighthearted retelling of a beloved, romantic fairy tale and animated smash.