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MOVIES OUT THIS WEEKEND:
-BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Muscial)
WHAT'S IT ABOUT? An adaptation of the Disney fairy tale about a monstrous-looking prince and a young woman who fall in love.
WHO'S IN IT? Emma Watson, Luke Evans, Emma Thompson, Kevin Kline, Dan Stevens, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Ian McKellen, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Josh Gad
- Emma reportedly bailed on La La Land to do this movie, while Ryan Gosling was offered the role of the Beast but decided to do La La Land instead.
- Gad's character, LeFou, is the first openly homosexual character in a Disney film. This has caused a bit of controversy. A theater in Alabama has refused to screen the film because of the subplot. The Film Censorship Board in Malaysia has insisted the "gay moment" scene be cut, but so far Disney has refused. In Russia, the film has be given an adults-only rating.
- The original Beauty and the Beast animated feature came out in 1991. It made $351 million worldwide. In 2010, IGN named Beauty and the Beast the greatest animated film of all time.
-THE BELKO EXPERIMENT (Horror)
WHAT'S IT ABOUT? In a twisted social experiment, 80 Americans are locked in their high-rise corporate office in Bogotá, Colombia and forced to participate in a deadly game of kill or be killed.
WHO'S IN IT? Tony Goldwyn, Michael Rooker, John C. McGinley
- Written by James Gunn (director of Guardians of the Galaxy).
- The budget was only $5 million.
*Gwyneth Paltrow Could Be Walking Down The Aisle Soon-It looks like the founder of Goop has found the “one.”
Gwyneth Paltrow could be getting engaged soon according to a source. The 44-year-old has been in a solid relationship with 46-year-old Brad Falchuk, who is a writer and producer of “American Horror Story.”
The insider says he plans on popping the question soon. “They speak about marriage all the time and know it’ll happen.”
Paltrow and Falchuk started dating in August 2014 after meeting on the set of “Glee” in 2010.
*A&E has renewed Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath for a second season, which, according to the network, “will further explore accounts of former members whose lives have been significantly impacted by the Church’s practices.”
*Real-life couple John Krasinski and Emily Blunt will star together in their first feature film, the supernatural thriller A Quiet Place. Krasinksi will also write and direct.
*Three new series have been renewed for second seasons -- The Good Fight, a spinoff of The Good Wife (CBS All Access), Crashing (HBO) and Legion (FX).
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARCH 17
John Boyega, actor (25)
Rob Kardashian, reality star (30)
Coco Austin, reality star (38)
Mia Hamm, soccer player (45)
Billy Corgan, singer (50)
Rob Lowe, actor (53)