The Enduring Romance of Beauty and the Beast

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by Kiersten Hallie Krum

I remember the first time I saw Beauty and the Beast in 1991. It was in the Berkeley Heights movie theater. Thursday nights were buy one, get one, but I went with my friends for a matinée. Funny, I can’t remember who I was with, but I distinctly remember that first moment when the curtain drew back (yes, it had a curtain across the screen) and the first image of the movie filled the frame.

I gasped. For real. I spent the first 90 seconds wavering back and forth between thinking it was real and believing it was a cartoon. The colors were so bright, the images so crisp, it was breathtaking, as in it literally took my breath away. Minutes later, the opening number “Belle” began and I was officially enraptured. The complexity of the song, the brilliance of the lyrics, the timing of the…

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‘La La Land,’ ‘Arrival,’ ‘This Is Us’ Win ACE Eddie Awards for Film Editing — Variety

At the 67th annual ACE Eddie Awards, “Arrival,” “La La Land,” “Game of Thrones” and “This Is Us” were among the big winners.

via ‘La La Land,’ ‘Arrival,’ ‘This Is Us’ Win ACE Eddie Awards for Film Editing — Variety

Carrie Fisher & Debbie Reynolds Public Memorial Scheduled — Deadline

A public memorial has been scheduled for Carrie Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds in Los Angeles. The joint memorial will held on Saturday, March 25 at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills. Reynolds’ son and Fisher’s brother, Todd Fisher, made the announcement on his website. The post reads: “We will be celebrating their lives with friends, family…

via Carrie Fisher & Debbie Reynolds Public Memorial Scheduled — Deadline

A Tribute to John Hurt: A Playful Master Who Made His Inner Hurt Ours — Variety

No actor was more perfectly named than John Hurt. It’s not as if the people he played were always in pain (though often enough, they were). Yet he was graced with a seductively layered and tricky personality — you felt that his characters were sly, furtive, and complicated because he was all those things as……

via A Tribute to John Hurt: A Playful Master Who Made His Inner Hurt Ours — Variety

Is Controversy Impacting ‘A Dog’s Purpose’ At The Box Office? – Friday Night Update — Deadline

3RD Update, Friday 10:15 PM: Refresh for chart We had a feeling yesterday about how this weekend would go down. Given its great weekday momentum, it was likely that Uni/Blumhouse’s Split would hold on to No. 1 with an estimated $24.8M while the embattled Amblin/Walden Media’s A Dog’s Purpose also from Uni would settle for second with $17.8M–$18.2M. Truly, among those in distribution, there’s…

via Is Controversy Impacting ‘A Dog’s Purpose’ At The Box Office? – Friday Night Update — Deadline