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New Beauty and the Beast Featurette and Interviews

Saturday, February 18th, 2017

In a new featurette from Disney, director Bill Condon and cast members Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Sir Ian McKellan and Luke Evans talk about how they brought Beauty and the Beast to life.

 

Entertainment Weekly interviewed Emma for their program Beyond Beautiful. In the clips below, Emma talks about Belle’s backstory and whether she has Stockholm syndrome, how Hermione changed things for women, and she answers some questions from kids. The complete interview can be seen on People Entertainment.

 

 

 

 

And finally, and on-set interview with Emma talking about why she loves Belle and the story of Beauty and the Beast.

New Trailer for The Circle

Sunday, February 12th, 2017

A new trailer for James Ponsoldt’s The Circle has been released. “Based on the international best-seller by Dave Eggers, The Circle is a thrilling modern morality tale starring Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, and John Boyega. As she rises through the ranks of the world’s largest tech and social media company, The Circle, Mae (Watson) is encouraged by company founder Eamon Bailey (Hanks) to live her life with complete transparency. But no one is really safe when everyone is watching.”

Ponsoldt talks about the the focus of the film, and working with Emma in Entertainment Weekly, “I think the central issues are about privacy and surveillance and not just the gadgets in the movie. At the end of the day, as a filmgoer you have to find yourself engaged with the hopes and dreams and fears and anxieties of the main character and then, and only then, will you go to crazy places with them. If you don’t connect with them, if you don’t care about them, it’s all a moot point. We were really, really lucky to get Emma Watson, who’s just a brilliant human being and she’s kind of a hero to a lot of people and justifiably so. She stands for a lot. She’s a deep thinker, she’s a challenging thinker, and she’s a really great partner in the film.” and in a Reddit Q&A session “Working with Emma and Tom (Hanks) was a dream come true. They’re both smart, passionate, and incredibly generous. I’m also just a big fan of both of them (I think I’ve seen every film they’ve each made!).”

The Circle will be in theaters on April 28th, 2017.

 

 

When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world’s most powerful internet company, she feels she’s been given the opportunity of a lifetime. The Circle, run out of a sprawling California campus, links users’ personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency. As Mae tours the open-plan office spaces, the towering glass dining facilities, the cozy dorms for those who spend nights at work, she is thrilled with the company’s modernity and activity. There are parties that last through the night, there are famous musicians playing on the lawn, there are athletic activities and clubs and brunches, and even an aquarium of rare fish retrieved from the Marianas Trench by the CEO. Mae can’t believe her luck, her great fortune to work for the most influential company in the world—even as life beyond the campus grows distant, even as a strange encounter with a colleague leaves her shaken, even as her role at the Circle becomes increasingly public. What begins as the captivating story of one woman’s ambition and idealism soon becomes a heart-racing novel of suspense, raising questions about memory, history, privacy, democracy, and the limits of human knowledge.

Beauty and the Beast On Set

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Disney’s Movie Surfers visits Emma Watson on the set of Beauty and the Beast in this brief clip. We get a behind-the-scenes look at some of the film sets and Emma talks about the pressure to do a good job.

 

Emma has also done a little promo spot for AMC Theaters.

Beauty and the Beast Final US Trailer

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

The final US trailer for Beauty and the Beast premiered on ABC this evening. Full of spoilers so if you don’t know the story, and don’t want to know, don’t watch. The film opens March 17th.

Belle (Emma Watson), a bright, beautiful and independent young woman, is taken prisoner by a beast (Dan Stevens) in its castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the beast’s hideous exterior, allowing her to recognize the kind heart and soul of the true prince that hides on the inside.

New Beauty and the Beast Poster

Friday, January 27th, 2017

Another poster for Beauty and the Beast has been released, along with motion character posters for Emma Watson’s Belle and others. See the Belle motion poster below.

I have a bit of catching up to do on Beauty and the Beast news so I’m also posting other recent posters, stills and an article.

Less than two months to go now! Beauty and the Beast opens March 17.


Emma Sings I Want Adventure in New Beauty and the Beast TV Spot

Monday, January 9th, 2017

A new TV spot for Beauty and the Beast aired during the Golden Globes and includes new footage, and Emma Watson sings ‘I Want Adventure’ from the song Belle (Reprise). What a beautiful voice.

 

Emma in LA for The Circle Reshoots

Monday, January 9th, 2017

Emma Watson was in Los Angeles last week for location reshoots of The Circle in Central Park and Loyola Marymount University.

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“Based on the international best-seller by Dave Eggers, The Circle is a thrilling modern morality tale starring Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, and John Boyega. As she rises through the ranks of the world’s largest tech and social media company, The Circle, Mae (Watson) is encouraged by company founder Eamon Bailey (Hanks) to live her life with complete transparency. But no one is really safe when everyone is watching.”

Teaser of Emma Singing in Beauty and the Beast

Saturday, December 31st, 2016

Disney has released a short preview of Emma Watson singing Something There from Beauty and the Beast. This is the first time hearing Emma sing clearly and I think she nailed it.

 

On Christmas day, ABC aired a tv spot for the live action Beauty and the Beast during the broadcast of the 1991 animated version, with an introduction by Emma, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans and Josh Gad.

First Poster and Stills from The Circle

Thursday, December 8th, 2016
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The first poster and stills from James Ponsoldt’s The Circle have been released by EuropaCorp.

“Based on the international best-seller by Dave Eggers, The Circle is a thrilling modern morality tale starring Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, and John Boyega. As she rises through the ranks of the world’s largest tech and social media company, The Circle, Mae (Watson) is encouraged by company founder Eamon Bailey (Hanks) to live her life with complete transparency. But no one is really safe when everyone is watching.”

The Circle will be in theaters on April 28th, 2017.

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First Trailer for The Circle

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

The first trailer for James Ponsoldt’s thriller The Circle debuted on USA Today. Based on Dave Egger’s 2013 novel, the film stars Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, John Boyega, Karen Gillan, Patton Oswalt and Bill Paxton. The Circle opens in theaters on April 28, 2017.

 

When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world’s most powerful internet company, she feels she’s been given the opportunity of a lifetime. The Circle, run out of a sprawling California campus, links users’ personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency. As Mae tours the open-plan office spaces, the towering glass dining facilities, the cozy dorms for those who spend nights at work, she is thrilled with the company’s modernity and activity. There are parties that last through the night, there are famous musicians playing on the lawn, there are athletic activities and clubs and brunches, and even an aquarium of rare fish retrieved from the Marianas Trench by the CEO. Mae can’t believe her luck, her great fortune to work for the most influential company in the world—even as life beyond the campus grows distant, even as a strange encounter with a colleague leaves her shaken, even as her role at the Circle becomes increasingly public. What begins as the captivating story of one woman’s ambition and idealism soon becomes a heart-racing novel of suspense, raising questions about memory, history, privacy, democracy, and the limits of human knowledge.