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Disney
Disney

‘Beauty and the Beast’ Reveals Belle’s Reinvented Backstory and New High-Res Images

While we continue to wait for a full trailer (ahem, Disney, let’s do this already) for Beauty and the Beast, Disney has released nine new high-res images from the upcoming live-action remake. The stills (which you can view in the gallery above) feature beautiful, detailed looks at Emma Watson’s Belle, Dan Stevens’ Beast, Luke Evans’ Gaston, and all those charming animated household helpers. And although Bill Condon’s film looks pretty faithful to the original animated version, Watson has revealed that they made at least one significant change to the story — Belle’s backstory, specifically.

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Universal
Universal

Turns Out Mike Myers Was Kind of a Diva While Making ‘The Cat in the Hat’

The Cat in the Hat is one of those special, gotta-see-it-to-believe-it cinematic anomalies that make you question the sanity of the universe while simultaneously feeling grateful for the perfect Hollywood storm that allowed such a bonkers movie to exist. 13 years later, it turns out that the only thing more bizarre than the live-action Dr. Seuss movie is how Mike Myers behaved while making it.

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‘Sing’
Universal

‘Sing’ Stars Pose With Their Animated Characters in New Photos

Sing is the latest in 2016’s lineup of animated talking animal movies, and if these new photos are any indication, this musical might be far more charming than the trailers indicate (using pop songs that already feel dated isn’t helping). The stars of the upcoming film posed with their animated counterparts for a series of new images, while some interesting new names have popped up on the cast list.

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20th Century Fox
20th Century Fox

Wolverine Takes a Good, Hard Look in the Mirror in New ‘Logan’ Photo

It’s been a few days or so since we’ve gotten a fresh sneak peek at Logan, so we’re about due for a new photo, don’t you think? Right on cue, director James Mangold has shared another image from the upcoming Wolverine sequel, this time featuring Hugh Jackman’s titular hero, his crazy ripped abs and a very unpleasant exchange with a mirror. It seems like “Old Man” is definitely the best way to describe this iteration of Logan.

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Disney
Disney

New ‘Moana’ Clip Features a Braggadocious Dwayne Johnson Singing a Lin-Manuel Miranda Tune

What’s the opposite of a humble brag? Just a regular obnoxious brag? That’s pretty much the point of “You’re Welcome,” a song performed by Dwayne Johnson in this new clip from Disney’s Moana. The scene features Johnson’s character, a charismatic demi-god named Maui, singing at the titular hero about his many accomplishments for which she should be grateful. As Danny McBride’s character on Vice Principals might say, it’s very braggadocious.

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Magnolia Pictures
Magnolia Pictures

Jennifer Lawrence to Star in Ron Howard’s Zelda Fitzgerald Biopic

Novels like The Great Gatsby and The Beautiful and Damned cemented F. Scott Fitzgerald’s status as a literary icon, but some bookish types (myself included) would argue that his wife, Zelda, was the more talented of the pair. Her creative contributions have certainly been less valued in comparison to her husband, but thanks to Ron Howard, she’s finally getting the biopic she deserves (or one would hope), with Jennifer Lawrence set to play the title role in Zelda.

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20th Century Fox

Hugh Jackman Unleashes New ‘Logan’ Teaser, First Trailer Arrives Tomorrow

How about one more quick update on Logan before the end of the day? Following our first look at Hugh Jackman’s return as the older, more hardened hero, the actor has debuted a new teaser for his final outing as Wolverine. Oh, and by the way, the first official trailer drops tomorrow, so while this teaser is very short (but effective), just know that there’s a whole lot more where that came from.

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Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.

New ‘Willy Wonka’ Prequel Will Challenge Your Belief in a World of Pure Imagination

Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory may be a world of pure imagination where the sky is the limit and anything is possible, but it’s hard to say the same about major studios, which keep returning to the same well of established franchises (including board games and toys) to cash-in on name recognition — why risk millions on an original, inventive idea when they can just repurpose a tried-and-true classic? Such is the case with good ol’ Willy Wonka, who is returning to the big screen in a new prequel film from the producer of the Harry Potter series.

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IFC Center
IFC Center

Surprise! Michael Moore Made a Secret Donald Trump Movie, and It Opens This Week

With Where to Invade Next, audiences saw a different, more optimistic side of Michael Moore. It was a fairly fun movie — at least in comparison to Moore’s other films, which are typically a bit pessimistic about American politics. If you thought the outspoken documentarian might sustain that positive attitude for his next film, you were mistaken. Moore’s latest project is a documentary he’s been working on in secret, and it’s all about this election year’s most controversial candidate: Donald Trump.

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Lucasfilm
Lucasfilm

Lucasfilm Files Lawsuit Against Unauthorized Lightsaber Academy

The force is very strong with Disney and Lucasfilm’s legal department — or at least one would assume, which is why it’s probably not a good idea to infringe on their trademarked properties, especially Star Wars. But that’s exactly what one enterprising business owner did when he started the Lightsaber Academy, which is now the target of a lawsuit filed by Lucasfilm late last week.

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