Movie and DVD Reviews
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story ruled the box office just a few short months ago, and now it is on Blu-ray/DVD/Disney Digital for everyone to enjoy at home. We received a Blu-ray and digital copy (I'm out of town and ended up screening the digital version). I'm not going to talk about the film itself here, because just about everyone has seen it at least once. There are bonus features, not as many as I'd have hoped for, but most or all of the ones here are worth watching.
The new live-action Beauty & the Beast officially opens this week. It was less than a week ago that we watched the 9-minute preview at Disney's Hollywood Studios, and I wasn't sold on the film from that. Emma Watson, in my opinion, is not a perfect Belle and doesn't have the captivating presence that Luke Evans (Gaston) and Beast (Dan Stevens) have. The first half of the film is a little slow for me, but the second half delivers a strong romance between Belle and Beast and a solid ending.
A teaser trailer for the upcoming Disney-Pixar film Coco has been released. The movie is scheduled to be released on November 22nd, 2017. From Disney, In Disney•Pixar's "Coco," aspiring musician Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) teams up with charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael García Bernal) on an extraordinary journey through the Land of the Dead. Check out the 2 minute trailer and then read below for more information on the movie!
Interview: "Beauty & The Beast" Executive Producer Don Hahn Talks About Retelling Original Story for Modern Audiences
Beauty and the Beast arrives in theaters on March 17th, 2017. We had the opportunity to interview executive producer Don Hahn, who had a huge role in bringing the 1991 animated version to the big screen. It's been a number of years since we've interviewed him, so it was nice to be able to catch up. At interview time, we had not yet seen the new film, but we will be next Tuesday and we will post about the press conference one of our reporters attended as well.
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Disney Moana releases on Blu-ray/DVD on March 7th, 2017. One of the most popular animated films from last year, I am happy that the Blu-ray combo pack offers a decent amount of quality bonus features. This was Ron Clements and John Musker's first CGI film - they are such a formidable team, having directed films including Aladdin and The Little Mermaid. I was fortunate to be part of a press day last year prior to the making of the film, and still found quite a bit I didn't know contained within the bonus features.
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