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It seems that every year, a few musicals are sprinkled throughout the holiday season and many of them wind up being some of the most beloved films of the year.  This year, there will be two musicals fighting during the holidays for their right to take home the Oscar for Best Musical: Annie and Into The WoodsAnnie has given audiences a couple of trailers at this point and there really are no questions about what the film will be presenting audiences when it releases next month.  Into The Woods, on the other hand, has only given us a short teaser with absolutely no music, and a very iffy EW photo shoot.  Now that we are a little over a month and a half away from its Christmas release date, Into The Woods has finally released a trailer worth watching and (spoiler alert) there’s actually music in it! (more…)

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Disney is no stranger to the musical genre. As a matter of fact, it wouldn’t be unfair to say that musicals  are Disney’s bread and butter and they have almost perfected the art of transforming a medium that  some choose to avoid into a mainstream movie event that appeals to almost any demographic. The trailer for the latest outing in Disney’s movie musical library, Into the Woods, doesn’t showcase much of the music that will likely fill almost every scene, but it does give audiences plenty of reasons to run to the theater opening weekend. (more…)

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If it isn’t superheroes, it’s fairy tales, right? That seems to be the way of pop culture these days, and you only have to scan our front page to see it’s true; what with articles about Age of Ultron, Batman vs Superman, Cinderella or Frozen. And here’s further proof, our first look at Meryl Streep as The Witch in the upcoming big screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine‘s Into The Woods.

To truly appreciate what a remarkable make-up job they’ve done on Meryl, go check out the super hi-res image provided by Bleeding Cool.

She isn’t the only big name filming the latest movie musical, Into The Woods also stars Anna Kendrick as Cinderella, Johnny Depp as The Big Bad Wolf, plus Chris Pine and Jake Gyllenhaal as a couple of princes among others. Honestly, this has the makings of being a really spectacular adaptation. Lapine has written the screenplay and Sondheim is providing a new song. Rob Marshall is directing, and as shown by his previous work on films like Chicago, I believe he’s quite capable of helming a movie musical.

Any interest in Into The Woods?

Source: Bleeding Cool

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Continuing the trend of fairy tales getting twisted and adapted for the big and small screen – similar new projects are Disney’s live-action Cinderella and ABC’s Once Upon a Time spinoff, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland – is the film adaption of Stephen Sondheim‘s Into the Woods from Rob Marshall and Disney. There’s already been some very big names attached, specifically Meryl Streep as the witch and Johnny Depp as that nefarious wolf.

Today, THR is reporting Chris Pine and Jake Gyllenhaal are joining the cast as two princes, one for Cinderella and the other for Rapunzel. The casting is likely, not officially confirmed, though it’ll probably only be a matter of time. Were they to be cast in the musical this’ll be the first on screen singing role for either. So, while we can’t comment on either actors’ pipes, I don’t think anyone can deny these two will look absolutely dashing as princes.

Into the Woods follows a baker, his family, and the witch who curses them, starting an adventuring which includes several of fairy tales, like Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk and Little Red Riding Hood, and their classic characters. Some may argue we’re being over saturated with fairy tales, but me? I can’t get enough. Bring it on!

Expect more casting, likely with more high profile actors, in the coming weeks. Shooting is expected to begin in the fall. What are guys thinking? Excited? Or could you care less?

Source: THR via /Film

SNL keeps shit ironed down. Topically, this video is pretty funny. I had just walked out from having seen “It’s Complicated” and was speaking about how Meryl Streep has been nominated for like 17 Oscars, and I think that every year, no matter what she does, she gets nominated. Not that its undeserved.. I’m speaking ironically of course, Streep normally puts something Oscar worthy out each year…But I was mentioning how she could do a commercial for Douche, and be nominated…Which is funny in 2 ways, 1)They did a sketch on Douche. And 2) The sketch with Streep was similar in context.

I believe the girl playing her was Abby Elliot, daughter of Chris Elliot. She does a wonderful impression vocally and with her mannerisms..However she looks like Streep in Deer Hunter..TOO young. Check it.

Also, there was a great SNL Digital Short, with a cool cameo with James Cameron, and host Sigourney Weaver. Laser Cats 5.

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