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How Modern Cinderella Adaptations Have Given The Tale's Outdated Feminism A Makeover

Posted 1 week ago
Even with Egyptian and European roots, Cinderella is one of American culture's most famous folktales. Decades after Mary Pickford portrayed the hapless scullery maid in 1914's silent film and Disney popularized the story in 1950's celebrated singalong, the latest adaptation topped the box office last weekend, collecting a fancy $70.1 million across North America. But in the years since ...
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'Star Wars: Rogue One' Confirms Felicity Jones as the Lead

Posted 3 weeks ago
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Way back in early February, it hit the trades that Felicity Jones will be taking the female lead in the once Untitled Gareth Edwards Directed Star Wars Spin-Off movie. Now, Disney and LucasFilm have finally confirmed that casting news with an official press release. They have also announced that the official title is Rogue One, and as previously reported by the studios, it will hit theaters in December ...
Related Links: Chris Weitz, Felicity Jones, Robert A. Iger, Star Wars, About a Boy (2002), Antz (1998), Cinderella (2015), About a Boy (2014)
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‘Cinderella’ Review: Kenneth Branagh Tells a Sumptuous, Straightforward Fairy Tale (Video)

Posted 3 weeks ago
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If you can get past the giant pumpkin in the ballroom — really, why bother to remake “Cinderella” in 2015 if you have no new spin on the material? — there’s a lot to like about director Kenneth Branagh’s gorgeously fanciful tale.
Hewing closer to the previous Disney animated version than to the Brothers Grimm’s or Stephen Sondheim’s — no s ...
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First 'Star Wars' Spinoff Movie Gets Titled 'Rogue One'

Posted 3 weeks ago
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This morning at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, across the street from Lucasfilm, Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger hosted a shareholder meeting where he announced news regarding the first Star Wars stand-alone movie. Rogue One is the title for the first film in a unique series of big-screen adventures that explores the characters and events beyond the core Star Wars saga.Rogue One will be ...
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STAR WARS Spinoff Titled STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE; Felicity Jones Confirmed to Star

Posted 3 weeks ago
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In addition to revealing the Star Wars: Episode VIII release date, Disney has also announced that the first Star Wars spinoff will be titled Star Wars: Rogue One, and that Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything) is the first actress to be cast. In their press release, StarWars.com also notes that the idea for the film take from John Knoll, an Academy Award-winning visual effects supervisor and chief ...
Related Links: Chris Weitz, Felicity Jones, Star Wars, About a Boy (2002), Antz (1998), Cinderella (2015), About a Boy (2014), The Theory of Everything (2014)
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The First Stand-Alone 'Star Wars' Movie Is Called 'Rogue One' And Stars Felicity Jones

Posted 3 weeks ago
The first in a series of upcoming stand-alone "Stars Wars" films will be titled "Rogue One," Disney chairman Bob Iger announced at a shareholders meeting on Thursday. Iger confirmed it will star Oscar nominee Felicity Jones ("The Theory of Everything," "Like Crazy"), who was reportedly in talks for the role last month. "Rogue One" will shoot in London this summer ...
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Screenwriter Chris Weitz Talks CINDERELLA and STAR WARS

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Filmmaker Chris Weitz has had a widely varied career, from American Pie to About a Boy to The Twilight Saga: New Moon to A Better Life. Now, he’s taking on the classic fairy tale of Cinderella, which he wrote with Kenneth Branagh at the helm, giving the traditional story a more modern feel to it.

At the film’s press day, screenwriter Chris Weitz spoke to Collider for this ex ...
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Screenwriter Chris Weitz Offers First Comments on Gareth Edward’s STAR WARS Spinoff

Posted 4 weeks ago
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Writer/director Chris Weitz has proven that he can handle fantasy, with films like The Twilight Saga: New Moon and The Golden Compass, he’s proven that he can handle spectacle, with his work on the script for Cinderella, and he’s proven that he can handle small human stories, like A Better Life and About a Boy. All of that considered, it will be very interesting to see what he brings to ...
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Felicity Jones In Talks For Lead Role In New Star Wars Feature

Posted 2 months ago
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Felicity Jones must feel outta this world good about THIS news!
The Best Actress Oscar nominee is in talks to star in a standalone Star Wars film, according to The Hollywood Reporter, beating out a bunch of other AWESOME stars, including Orphan Black‘s Tatiana Maslany and Rooney Mara.
According to People, Gareth Edwards (Godzilla) is set to direct the movie, while Chris Weitz was hired ...
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'Star Wars' Spinoff Gets 'Cinderella' Writer Chris Weitz

Posted 2 months ago
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Less than a month after the Untitled Gareth Edwards Directed Star Wars Spin-Off parted ways with screenwriter Gary Whitta, the project has found a new writer with Chris Weitz signing on to take over writing duties. Gary Whitta completed a first draft on the project, although no story details have been confirmed, and it isn't known if Chris Weitz will start over completely from scratch, or if he ...
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