Beauty and the Beast (2017) BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (2017) Starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Audra McDonald, Ian McKellen, Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Nathan Mack, Hattie Morahan, Adrian Schiller, Haydn Gwynne and Zoe Rainey. Screenplay by Stephen Chbosky and Evan Spiliotopoulos. Directed by Bill Condon. Distributed by Walt Disney Pictures. 129 minutes. Rated PG. Even in full knowledge that the Walt Disney S
Beauty and the Beast – 25 Anniversary Edition BEAUTY & THE BEAST – 25th ANNIVERSARY EDITION (1992) Featuring the voices of Paige O’Hara, Robby Benson, Jerry Orbach, Angela Lansbury, David Ogden Stiers and Richard White. Screenplay by Linda Woolverton. Directed by Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise. Distributed by Walt Disney Pictures. 84 minutes. Rated G. Twenty-five years on from it’s release, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is still a bright star in the history of the world’s bes
Ben Stiller at the New York press day for “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb.” Photo copyright 2014 Brad Balfour. Ben Stiller, Rebel Wilson, Ricky Gervais, Dan Stevens, Owen Wilson and Shawn Levy Director & Cast Come Alive with the Third Edition of Night at The Museum by Brad Balfour In the latest, most adventure-filled Night At the Museum edition (which hit theaters near the year’s end), security guard Larry Daley travels from New York to England – with animated crew i
A Walk Among the Tombstones A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES (2014) Starring Liam Neeson, Dan Stevens, Brian “Astro” Bradley, David Harbour, Adam Davis Thompson, Boyd Holbrook, Olafur Darri Olafsson, Sebastian Roche, Mark Consuelos, Danielle Rose Russell, Laura Birn, Marielle Heller, Liana De Laurent, Whitney Able and Razane Jammal. Screenplay by Scott Frank. Directed by Scott Frank. Distributed by Universal Pictures. 110 minutes. Rated R. We’re about six years now into the rein
The Guest THE GUEST (2014) Starring Dan Stevens, Maika Monroe, Brendan Meyer, Sheila Kelley, Leland Orser, Lance Reddick, Tabatha Shaun, Chase Williamson, Joel David Moore, Ethan Embry, Stephen Brown, Brenden Wedner, Alex Knight, Nancy Jeris, Matt Page, Katie Anne Mitchell, Frank Bond, Mike Miller, Jesse Luken and Kelsey Montoya. Screenplay by Simon Barrett. Directed by Adam Wingard. Distributed by Picturehouse. 99 minutes. Rated R. It’s always impressive when a tiny little
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: SECRET OF THE TOMB (2014) Starring Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Owen Wilson, Steve Coogan, Rami Malek, Patrick Gallagher, Mizuo Peck, Skyler Gisondo, Rebel Wilson, Dan Stevens, Ricky Gervais, Ben Kingsley, Dick Van Dyke, Rachael Harris, Bill Cobbs, Andrea Martin, Patrick Gallagher, Brennan Elliott, Percy Hynes-White, Mickey Rooney, Alice Eve and Hugh Jackman. Screenplay by David Guion and Michael Handelman. Directed
The Fifth Estate THE FIFTH ESTATE (2013) Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Brühl, David Thewlis, Alicia Vikander, Anthony Mackie, Peter Capaldi, Alexander Siddig, Carice van Houten, Laura Linney, Stanley Tucci, Dan Stevens and Moritz Bleibtreu. Screenplay by Josh Singer. Directed by Bill Condon. Distributed by Touchstone Pictures. 128 minutes. Rated R. It's always a bit tricky to make a film based on recent history. Most of the audience who has any interest in the subject
Lesley Nicol stars as Mrs. Patmore on “Downton Abbey.” Going Downstairs in Downton Abbey With Lesley Nicol by Jay S. Jacobs When it was created in 2010, no one imagined that Downton Abbey – a period drama about the lives and loves of the rich owners of a British castle and their massive service staff – would become a cultural phenomenon. Not even the cast and crew, according to Lesley Nicol, who has played Mrs. Patmore, the head of the kitchen staff, since the very beginning.