• The most popular 2017 movies revealed
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    Tom Butler

    The most popular 2017 movies revealed

    From billions of searches on Yahoo UK, these were the films that dominated the conversation around movies in 2017.

  • Dan Stevens: I looked like 'a hippo on stilts' in viral Beauty and the Beast video
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    Sam Ashurst

    Dan Stevens: I looked like 'a hippo on stilts' in viral Beauty and the Beast video

    "I looked like an absolute horror show!" The Man Who Invented Christmas' Dan Stevens reflects on that Beauty and the Beast mo-cap suit viral...

  • UK box office avoids Hollywood slump
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    Ben Arnold

    UK box office avoids Hollywood slump

    While the US has had one of the worst summers for over a decade, it appears that on this side of the pond things are going gangbusters.

  • Idris Elba auditioned for Beauty and the Beast
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    Ryan Leston

    Idris Elba auditioned for Beauty and the Beast

    It turns out that Idris Elba auditioned for an iconic Disney role in Beauty and the Beast.

  • Why ‘Wonder Woman’ and ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Should Lead to More Female-Centered Films
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    Variety

    Why ‘Wonder Woman’ and ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Should Lead to More Female-Centered Films

    How has the box office loved “Wonder Woman?” Let us count the ways. First, its opening weekend, which earned over $100 million in North America thanks in part to nearly universal support from the critical community. But that was just the beginning. Patty Jenkins’ movie went on to become the top earning live-action film directed... Read more »

  • Beauty and the Beast gets a hilarious Honest Trailer
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    Ryan Leston

    Beauty and the Beast gets a hilarious Honest Trailer

    Honest Trailers hilariously savages the tale as old as time... as it takes on Beauty and the Beast.

  • Beauty and the Beast deleted scene reveals the grotesque fate of Monsieur Toilette
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    Ryan Leston

    Beauty and the Beast deleted scene reveals the grotesque fate of Monsieur Toilette

    Everyone in Beauty and the Beast's enchanted castle had a job to do... but Monsieur Toilette had it worse than most.

  • Pre-CGI Dan Stevens from Beauty and the Beast is unintentionally hilarious
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    Ben Arnold

    Pre-CGI Dan Stevens from Beauty and the Beast is unintentionally hilarious

    How anyone could keep a straight face on the set of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ is truly beyond us. Footage has emerged online of what Emma Watson had to act opposite in every scene she shared with former Downton Abbey star Dan Stevens.

  • Beauty and the Beast enters top 10 highest-grossing movies ever
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    Ben Arnold

    Beauty and the Beast enters top 10 highest-grossing movies ever

    Live-action remake squeezes in next to Frozen, and edges out Iron Man 3 in the all-time top 10.

  • Moonlight release in China under threat over 'gay themes'
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    Ben Arnold

    Moonlight release in China under threat over 'gay themes'

    Oscar-winner ‘Moonlight’s release in China could be axed over the film’s ‘gay themes’, according to reports.

  • Fans paying £50 for Primark's £5 Beauty and the Beast Chip cups
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    Ben Arnold

    Fans paying £50 for Primark's £5 Beauty and the Beast Chip cups

    Blink and you’d have missed the ‘Beauty of the Beast’ Chip character cups, not to mention the Chip purses on sale in Primark. “Our Chip Mug has been super popular and is now sold out with the exception of Kingston, Gateshead, Edinburgh, Leeds and Derby who have had a delay on their deliveries,” read a message from the retailer. The popularity of the Disney live-action remake, starring Emma Watson as Belle and Dan Stevens as the Beast, meanwhile, continues apace.

  • Beauty and the Beast to make Emma Watson the highest-paid actress of 2017
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    Ben Arnold

    Beauty and the Beast to make Emma Watson the highest-paid actress of 2017

    Emma Watson might only have been paid a relatively minor salary of $3 million (£2.4 million) for playing Belle in Disney’s live-action remake of ‘Beauty and the Beast’, but the movie should make her a fortune. In a shrewd business move, the Harry Potter star is said to have taken a profit-sharing deal with Disney, meaning that if the movie is heading for ‘Maleficent’-sized grosses, she stands to make north of $15 million (£12 million), according to The Hollywood Reporter. ‘Maleficent’ hauled in $759 million (£607 million) worldwide in 2014, and so far ‘Beauty and the Beast’ has made a monstrous $462 million (£369 million) since its release on March 17.

  • Disney considering Beauty And The Beast spinoffs
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    Gregory Wakeman

    Disney considering Beauty And The Beast spinoffs

    ‘Beauty And The Beast’ has already been declared another huge success for Disney, as it has smashed numerous box office records on its way to a worldwide haul of $410 million in less than a week. The publication reported, “There are currently no plans for a sequel and the studio – perhaps with ‘Alice Through The Looking Glass’ as a reminder – won’t try to force one. It’s understandable that Disney are apprehensive about a ‘Beauty And The Beast’ sequel, as 2016’s ‘Alice Through The Looking Glass’ grossed just $300 million in comparison to its predecessor’s haul of $1.025 billion back in 2010.

  • Beauty and the Beast: Behold Matt Ferguson's stunning alternative posters (exclusive)
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    Tom Butler

    Beauty and the Beast: Behold Matt Ferguson's stunning alternative posters (exclusive)

    Graphic designer and poster artist Matt Ferguson has built a reputation of creating stunning alternative movie posters over the last few years so we’re delighted to be able two share two of his latest creations for Disney’s live action ‘Beauty and the Beast’, and they’re absolutely beautiful.

  • Malaysia releases Beauty and the Beast complete with 'gay moment'
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    Ben Arnold

    Malaysia releases Beauty and the Beast complete with 'gay moment'

    In what’s turned out to be a happy ending, the live action remake of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ is being released in Malaysia with its so-called ‘gay moment’ intact. Disney had pulled the movie after discovering that the certification board was happy to release the film with a PG13 rating, but only if the scene was cut. Yesterday, Malaysian cinema chains Golden Screens and TGV Cinemas confirmed that the film would be on general release without any cuts.

  • Disney's Beauty and the Beast opens to record-breaking debut
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    Mike P Williams

    Disney's Beauty and the Beast opens to record-breaking debut

    Disney’s live-action version of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ opened this week to strong receptions both domestically in the US and here in the UK. Despite an array of mixed reviews for Disney’s latest starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens, the fact it’s a remake of a beloved classic was reason enough for audiences to see it.

  • Malaysian Censor Wanted to Cut Four Minutes Out of ‘Beauty and the Beast’
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    Variety

    Malaysian Censor Wanted to Cut Four Minutes Out of ‘Beauty and the Beast’

    Abdul Halim Abdul Hamid, head of Malaysia’s Film Censorship Board, says he sought to cut more than four minutes of material from “Beauty And The Beast” – far more than the three-second “gay moment” that has flustered regulators in some other countries. Disney refused, and pulled the film from release last Thursday in Malaysia. In... Read more »

  • 'Beauty and The Beast': Why Live-Action Remakes Can't Truly Replace Cartoons
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    The Hollywood Reporter

    'Beauty and The Beast': Why Live-Action Remakes Can't Truly Replace Cartoons

    There are some things that should never be photo-realistic.

  • Beauty and the Beast breaks ticket pre-sales record
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    Ben Arnold

    Beauty and the Beast breaks ticket pre-sales record

    Disney’s live-action remake of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ is heading for a colossal opening haul, according to reports, racking up the most ticket pre-sales ever. US ticket site Fandango is reporting that it’s sold more advance tickets to the Disney movie than any other in its 17-year history, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Speaking of which, ‘Finding Dory’ is the movie ‘Beauty and the Beast’ needs to beat, currently holding the record for the biggest US debut weekend ever, making $135.1 million last year.

  • 'It's 2017 for f*** sake': Ewan McGregor addresses Beauty and the Beast gay character controversy
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    Ben Skipper

    'It's 2017 for f*** sake': Ewan McGregor addresses Beauty and the Beast gay character controversy

    ‘Beauty and the Beast’ actor Ewan McGregor has addressed the so-called controversy concerning a “gay moment” in the upcoming Disney film involving Josh Gad’s character Le Fou. The Scotsman addressed the furore in as plain a way as possible, telling US talk-show host Stephen Colbert: “It’s 2017, for f*** sake.” Quite.

  • Disney pulls Beauty and the Beast from Malaysia over 'gay moment' censorship
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    Ben Arnold

    Disney pulls Beauty and the Beast from Malaysia over 'gay moment' censorship

    Disney has pulled the release of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ in Malaysia, because film censors said it would only be given a certificate if its now infamous ‘gay moment’ was removed. According to The Guardian, the two main cinema chains in Malaysia had expected to begin showing the film on Thursday but said it had now been postponed. The chairman of the Malaysian film censorship board Abdul Halim Abdul Hamid said that he did not know why the movie’s release had been pulled, because a PG13 certificate had been approved as long as the cut was made.

  • Emma Watson reveals embarrassing way she almost ruined every Harry Potter scene
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    Ben Arnold

    Emma Watson reveals embarrassing way she almost ruined every Harry Potter scene

    Emma Watson has revealed the really rather embarrassing manner that she almost ruined every scene in the early days of the Harry Potter movies. Yep, the nine-year-old Watson would memorise the scripts of co-stars Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint too, to make sure she was across the dialogue in its entirety and proving she was an incurable swot both on and off screen. While appearing on Jimmy Kimmel promoting new movie ‘Beauty and the Beast’, Kimmel showed footage of her auditions with Radcliffe and Grint, spotting that she appears to be mouthing her co-stars lines throughout.

  • Russia gives Beauty and the Beast 16+ rating over 'gay moment'
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    Ben Arnold

    Russia gives Beauty and the Beast 16+ rating over 'gay moment'

    In Russia, you’ll have to be over 16 to see Disney’s new live-action ‘Beauty and the Beast’ on your own, because of what director Bill Condon has called the movie’s ‘exclusively gay moment’. Reports emerged earlier this week that the movie could have been looking at a ban, with one MP, Vitaly Milonov of the United Russia party, branding it ‘shameless propaganda of sin’.

  • Russia considering Beauty and the Beast ban over 'gay moment'
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    Ben Arnold

    Russia considering Beauty and the Beast ban over 'gay moment'

    Russia is considering a ban of Disney’s forthcoming live-action remake of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ over its ‘gay moment’. Vladimir Medinsky, the country’s culture minister, has said that the film will be checked to see whether it is in breach of the country’s laws against so-called ‘gay propaganda’. According to the BBC, another Russian MP accused the film of being ‘shameless propaganda of sin’.

  • Emma Watson hits back at people who branded her a feminist hypocrite
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    Mike P Williams

    Emma Watson hits back at people who branded her a feminist hypocrite

    Actress Emma Watson has responded to recent criticism where people slammed her claims of being a feminist after a revealing Vanity Fair photo shoot. Former ‘Harry Potter’ star Watson is well known for her strong support for gender equality and is a proud feminist. Not only that but she’s currently a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador and a big advocate of the HeforShe campaign which calls for men to support the need for equality.