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Review: Into the Woods

JoBlo - Wed, 2014-12-24 08:36

Review: Into the Woods PLOT: Based on the 1987 musical of the same name, INTO THE WOODS brings several fairy tales - including Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, Rapunzel and Little Red Riding Hood - to vivid life and combines them into one convoluted story. REVIEW: The good news for fans of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's classic musical INTO THE WOODS is that, despite the involvement of Disney, it's still a fairly dark... Read More...

‘Into the Woods’ Review: Stephen Sondheim Survives His Trek to Big Screen Walt Disney Pictures In Stephen Sondheim’s career packed with beloved musicals, none compare to Into the Woods in terms of sheer popularity. It’s one of the most-performed productions on an amateur level and has been revived in different forms on and off Broadway countless times. It’s also dark and subversive, a merciless fairy tale satire that subverts the form through sly sexuality and plenty of horrific moments. This is not, in other words, a great candidate for a big screen adaptation under the Disney banner.

Scott Derrickson shares image of Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange Director Scott Derrickson tweeted out a rather cryptic image last night that has a lot of Marvel fans talking today. It’s an image of what many say to be Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange. It’s accompanied by the quote "Strange but not a stranger," from the Talking Heads song “Burning Down the House.” Derrickson hasn’t verified what it all means but a... Read More...

The Movies of Marvel & DC Comics Battle in Epic Fanmade Trailer While Marvel Studios has done an incredible job building their own cinematic universe, and DC Comics is in the midst of doing the same thing at Warner Bros., it's pretty much a guarantee that we'll never see the comic book giants go head-to-head on the big screen in the same movie, even though they've done so in the comic books. But one fan, Alex Luthor, has decided to mash-up both of the comic book worlds into an epic trailer (via Toybox). With some clever editing, this is one fantastic, epic trailer that now makes me want the impossible.

Strategy Breakdown For The Battle Of The Five Armies With the release of The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies, our friends over at (Also and have put together this new infographic that breaks down the battle in great detail. Of course if you have not read the book nor seen the movie then this infographic will contain spoilers… so be warned.   Strategy Breakdown For The Battle Of The Five Armies

With the Christmas Day release less than a week away, Walt Disney Pictures has released two clips and two featurettes for Into the Woods. Cinderella (Anna Kendrick) pushes away Prince Charming (Chris Pine) after he "strays" in the first clip, while Jack (Daniel Huttlestone) is forced to sell his beloved cow, at the behest of his mother (Tracey Ullman) in the second clip.

BOX OFFICE: THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES Takes Aim At $85M+ Weekend After opening this past Wednesday, Peter Jackson's conclusion to his Hobbit trilogy already reached $16.6 million by Friday, but combine that with an expected $54 million this weekend, and it's marched straight to the top of the North American box office with around $88 million. These numbers come courtesy of Variety, and while the estimates on some sites are slightly lower, this is still more than initial predictions of $80 million or less.

BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS: Will 'Hobbit 3' Rule Them All? PREDICTED WEEKEND BOX OFFICE:1$71.3 millionThe Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies89%MovieWeb:   2 reviews62%Rotten Tomatoes:   8 reviews2$28.4 millionNight at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb100%MovieWeb:   0 reviews48%Rotten Tomatoes:   7 reviews3$15.5 millionAnnie0%MovieWeb:   1 reviews19%Rotten Tomatoes:   12 reviews4$11.6 millionExodus: Gods and Kings80%MovieWeb:   1 reviews27%Rotten Tomatoes:   27 reviews5$7 millionThe Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 190%MovieWeb:&

Anthony Stark Reviews: THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES The sixth and supposed "last" film in the Lord of the Rings universe has just made it's way to the big screen, so I took a bunch of friends and fellow nerds to check it out and see if it was worth the watch. Scroll down below to check out my spoiler-free thoughts on the plot, the characters, action and more! By now, most of you know that the film is shorter than any of the other films in Peter Jackson's Middle-Earth universe. So with a final battle around 45 minutes long, you already know that the plot is pretty weak compared to the previous films.

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