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Movie Review: The Nutcracker and The Four Realms
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THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
Director: Lasse Hallström and Joe Johnston
Writers: Ashleigh Powell, Tom McCarthy
Cast: Mackenzie Foy, Jayden Fowora-Knight, Keira Knightley, Eugenio Derbez, Matthew Macfadyen, Richard E. Grant, Misty Copeland, Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman
Studio: Walt Disney Studios
Rated PG | 99 Minutes
Release Date: November 2, 2018

The story of the Nutcracker may be a celebrated piece of a holiday tradition, but it is one that remains unknown to me. I only know it from the Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s “Waltz of the Flowers,” the ballerina dancing, nutcracker soldiers, and a mouse king. However, plot-wise and its storied history is something that I am very unfamiliar with. So rather than have a very conventional adaptation of the short story and dance production, Lasse Hallström and Joe Johnston took a very different approach to The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, Disney’s take on the classic Christmas story.

They managed to modernize the classic Christmas story by embedding female empowerment and diversity into the story. While changing things to be more of a reflection of the current times isn’t anything new nowadays, we have to consider the storied history behind something like The Nutcracker, where there weren’t ballerina sequences or roles for ballerina dancers like Misty Copeland. Now we can see a film with a more diverse cast that will hopefully pave the way for more stories to be told like this. Check out my full review below.

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‘The Nutcracker and The Four Realms’ Trailer: “The Legend You Know Has A Dark Side”
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The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

Walt Disney Studios has released the final trailer for directors Lasse Hallstrom and Joe Johnston‘s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. The film is a CGI re-imagining of the classic E.T.A. Hoffmann fairy tale The Nutcracker and the Mouse King and the Tchaikovsky ballet based on it.

In it, Clara (Mackenzie Foy) journeys into a parallel world of snowflakes, flowers, sweets, and the Fourth Realm, home to the tyrant Mother Ginger (Helen Mirren). Clara is the key to bringing forth peace within these four realms. Also starring is Keira Knightley, Jayden Fowora-Knight, Eugenio Derbez, Matthew Macfadyen, Richard E. Grant, Misty Copeland, and Morgan Freeman. Check out the final trailer for the film below.

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‘The Nutcracker and The Four Realms’ Trailer: Disney’s Retelling Of A Christmas Classic
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THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS

You know it’s Christmas when you start to hear that all-too-familiar Nutcracker theme. And since it’s never too early for Christmas, Disney is giving us a peek at what’s under their tree in the form of a brand new trailer for The Nutcracker and The Four Realms. The film is a big-budget retelling of the classic tale of a girl who stumbles upon a magical world of sugar plum fairies, toy soldiers, mice, and fantasy. What sort of adventure waits for Clara (Mackenzie Foy) when she enters this world and can she save it from the evil Mother Ginger (Helen Mirren)? Let’s unlock the key and see.

Check out the latest trailer as well as the new poster and images here below.

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First Trailer For Disney’s ‘The Nutcracker and The Four Realms’ Released
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The Nutcracker and The Four Realms

Recently we saw some images from Disney’s upcoming adaptation of author E.T.A. Hoffmann‘s 1816 story The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, titled The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.

The movie stars Mackenzie Foy, Helen Mirren, Keira Knightley, Morgan Freeman, Jayden Fowora-Knight, and Misty Copeland, and is directed by Lasse Hallström (What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, The Cider House Rules).

Now a teaser trailer has been released for The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. You can check it out below, along with a synopsis and a recently released motion poster.

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‘The Nutcracker and The Four Realms’ Images Are Pure Christmas Magic
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Disney's The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Title Card

It’s the time of the season, and what better way to celebrate that time than to have images promoting a Christmas movie. Of course, there are many remakes and reboots of classic Christmas movies. So it should come as no surprise to anyone that Disney has released the first images for a new vision of The Nutcracker. Disney’s take will be called The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. Directed by Lasse Hallström, the film will be based on an adaptation of E.T.A. Hoffmann’s 1816 German fairy tale, which was turned into a ballet by Tchaikovsky.

Now we are getting a first look at the film, which is due to hit theaters late next year. Check out the first two images here below.

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Cast Of ‘Love Actually’ To Reunite For Short Sequel
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Love Actually

Much of the massive cast of the 2003 holiday favorite romantic comedy Love Actually are about to reunite for a sequel to show fans of the movie what the characters are up to 14 years later in the year 2017.

The sequel won’t be a full movie, however, but a short created for the charity event Red Nose Day. It will even be called Red Nose Day Actually. Stars of the original expected to appear include Hugh Grant, Keira Knightley, Colin Firth, Liam Neeson, Bill Nighy, Andrew Lincoln, Martine McCutcheon, Rowan Atkinson, Lucia Moniz,Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Olivia Olson, and Marcus Brigstocke.

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Trailer For ‘Collateral Beauty’ Starring Will Smith, Edward Norton, Keira Knightley, and More
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Collateral Beauty

Warner Bros. Pictures has released an official trailer for the upcoming drama Collateral Beauty.

The movie looks to be inspired by holiday season classics such as A Christmas Carol and It’s A Wonderful Life. It also features quite the impressive cast, including multiple Academy Award winners and nominees. Starring is Will Smith, Edward Norton, Keira Knightley, Kate Winslet, Helen Mirren, Michael Pena, Naomie Harris, and Jacob Latimore. It’s directed by Oscar winner David Frankel, who has previously directed episodes of hit TV series and miniseries (Band of Brothers, Sex and the City, Entourage) and movies (The Devil Wears Prada, Marley & Me, The Big Year, Hope Springs).

Continue below for more on Collateral Beauty and to watch the official trailer.

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Movie Review: Everest
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Everest, starring Jason Clarke

Everest
Director: Baltasar Kormákur
Screenwriter: William Nicholson, Simon Beaufoy
Cast: Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Emily Watson, Keira Knightley, Sam Worthington, Jake Gyllenhaal
Universal Pictures
Rated PG-13 | 121 Minutes
Release Date: September 18, 2015

Based on the tragic events of the 1996 Mount Everest disaster, Everest is the story of two expeditions to the summit of Earth’s highest mountain, one led by Scott Fischer (Jake Gyllenhaal) and the other by Rob Hall (Jason Clarke).

Directed by Baltasar Kormákur (2 Guns, Contraband), Everest is a film about surviving incalculable risks in the most inhospitable conditions on the planet.

As head of the New Zealand-based Adventure Consultants, Rob Hall leads an expedition of men and women to the summit of Everest, which is 29,029 feet above sea level. As the experienced mountaineer explains to his clients, “Human beings simply aren’t built to function at the cruising altitude of a 747. Our bodies will be literally dying. Everest is another beast altogether.”

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‘Everest’ Trailer: Climbers Face Impossible Odds
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Everest Header Image

A new trailer for the mountain climbing drama Everest has been released. Based on real events of the 1996 Mount Everest disaster, in which two mountain climbing teams, having successfully scaled the world’s tallest mountain, must find their way down the summit before a sudden storm kills them.

Check out the latest trailer for the film below.

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‘Everest’ Trailer: All-Star Cast’s Epic Journey To Climb The World’s Tallest Mountain
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Ernest Hemingway said that “It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” The spirit of that quote couldn’t be more true when trekking up a treacherous mountain like Mount Everest. But when you’ve reach the goal to get to the peak of the mountain, there is also a story to tell of the trip back to ground. Baltasar Kormákur‘s Everest will focus on that aspect of the story, which tells of the true-life drama of two team’s having successfully climbed the mountain, only to find out that the journey back down can be even more dangerous. The film will feature an all-star cast, and is considered by many to be one of the most anticipated films of the year.

Check out the trailer below.

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