"My son was with a friend the other day and Beast and Belle were on the cover of a magazine and his friend was getting very excited, there we were, and my son just went, "Yeah that's just my dad in a suit".
But don't be surprised if after the credits roll and the fairy dusts lift that you still consider the animated movie to be the "real" version of this story.
Also, some plot points that made more sense in animated form are a little jarring when rendered in live action. Today, they introduce their first openly gay character in the remake of Beauty and the Beast. The animation of the castle's enchanted staff which include Lumiere (Ewan McGregor), Cogsworth (Ian Mckellen), Mrs Potts (Emma Thompson) along with the 3D effects is of fine quality.
There might have been some sniffiness over La La Land's musical credentials but Disney are the modern masters of the musical format and there's no harm done here with the retreads of Alan Menken's music and songs with Tim Rice lyrics.
The film gets a B and is rated PG.
She had to turn down the lead in La La Land for this: the movie equivalent of the Two Buses scenario. "No denying she's a amusing girl that Belle".
The plot remains basically the same. Belle is a loner in a crowd, a reject of her illiterate village on account of her love for literature.
Maurice, her father played by Kevin Kline, gets lost in the woods and winds up a prisoner in the Beast's castle.
Before production began, Emma Watson worked closely with Bill Condon and Dan Stevens to polish the script, adding what she calls "detail and depth and fullness and wholeness to the scenes". Here, she plays the bewildered ingénue with naïve grace and bold determination.
Opposite her as The Beast, Downton AbbeyDan Stevens sounds like a demonically possessed Hugh Laurie, a growly Dr House.
In the end, it all comes down to a brutal battle between Gaston and the Beast for Belle's hand. "It means "Beauty and the Beast" smacked the record opening of a 'Harry Potter" film, that is his last chapter 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2'".
Obtained by TMZ , the Hollywood star can be heard identifying himself as the "schmuck who landed on the taxiway" during the clip. The recordings of Ford's conversations with air traffic controllers were released by the Federal Aviation Administration.
An aide escorts Bill Cosby to court in Norristown, Pennsylvania, for an April 3 pretrial hearing on sexual assault charges. Whereas prosecutors stated the jokes showed Cosby's propensity for drugging women, the defense said they were just jokes.
The message to China was clear: If Trump is willing to do this to his closest allies, consider how tough he'll be on China. Mr Trump previously slammed China for its perceived lack of diplomacy in dealing with North Korea.
Apple will attempt to sweeten the deal in the short term by upgrading the configurations to offer greater performance-per-dollar. Apple says it's nearing a $25 billion run rate on the Mac, making it near ready to be a Fortune 100 company on its own.
Corn for May delivery was up 6.75 cents, at $3.64 a bushel, while May soybeans lost 17 cents to $9.46 a bushel. Minnesota's 2017 planted soybean acreage was estimated at 8.25 million acres, up 700,000 acres from 2016.
McDonald will serve an eight-game suspension as a result of last year's arrest for crashing into a parked auto . Jordan never showed Miami's coaching staff enough a year ago to get on the active roster.
Riders should expect up to 30-minute delays during the afternoon peak period due to track constraints at Penn Station New York. A train derailed at New York's Penn Station Monday morning, according to New Jersey Transit officials.
Gonzaga is looking to win its first championship as a continuation of the program's rise to prominence after the last two decades. As much as her teammates tried, the sixth-ranked Cardinal couldn't respond without the country's most accurate 3-point shooter.
Police chief Khalid said the North Korean embassy had at first confirmed the identity, but changed its stance the next day. But he said North Korea should never resort to unlawful action and go against global law and convention again.
Trump once again revealed himself to be a fraud who really doesn't give a damn about the lives of those who voted for him. It has dawned on Republicans after the healthcare bill defeat that they can't pass critical legislation on their own.
There, Americans split about evenly, with 50 percent approving and 48 percent disapproving of Trump's efforts. Clear majorities of them opposed boosting premiums for older people and those who've had gaps in coverage.
Trump welcomes Egypt's Sisi in Washington
El-Sisi met both Trump and his Democratic political rival Hillary Clinton that month during the U.N. Granting el-Sissi a White House visit, she added, is "huge leverage".
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Upward GDP revision sends Wall St higher
Bank of America gained 2.3 percent, while other leading banks including Citigroup and Goldman Sachs climbed more than one percent. Jobless claims dropped by 3,000 to 258,000 in the latest week to reach near their lowest level in decades, MarketWatch reported.