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Berlin Review: Christophe Gans' 'Beauty And The Beast' Starring Léa Seydoux & Vincent Cassel

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • February 15, 2014 11:00 AM
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Beauty & The Beast
Ever watched a 30-second perfume commercial and thought “Man, the decadent wonderland they’ve created here is so glorious and rich I wish this could go on forever?” No? Well, neither has anyone ever, but that hasn’t stopped Christophe Gans from addressing that imaginary need with his ghastly, overblown “Beauty and the Beast,” whose 112 minutes certainly feel like an eternity, and which fails on such a grand scale of pomp and over-ornamented visuals, that, robed in splendid scarlet satins, its failures practically preen.

Watch: Epic New Trailer For Christophe Gans' 'Beauty And The Beast' Starring Léa Seydoux & Vincent Cassel

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 29, 2014 9:26 AM
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Beauty And The Beast
There is nothing small about Christoph Gans' upcoming fairy tale flick "Beauty And The Beast." Not only is the French blockbuster gearing up for release in just a couple of weeks, it will also be touching down at the Berlin Film Festival where the filmmakers are hoping it will make a splash with international buyers and, of course, critics. And in advance of both those events, a fresh trailer has landed online.

Richard Linklater's 'Boyhood,' Christophe Gans' 'Beauty & The Beast' & More Added To Berlin Line-Up

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 15, 2014 7:55 AM
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Beauty & The Beast
With the Sundance Film Festival kicking off tomorrow, it will be the first stop for many films on the 2014 festival circuit as they pick up steam before eventual awards season runs, theatrical releases or both. And as Park City gets ready to kick things off stateside, over at the Berlin Film Festival, they are gearing up to roll out the red carpet for international audiences next month.

Watch: First Trailer For Christophe Gans' 'Beauty And The Beast' Starring Léa Seydoux & Vincent Cassel

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 3, 2013 6:33 AM
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Beauty And The Beast Lea Seydoux
Well, whatever expectations you might have had about Christophe Gans, the director behind "Brotherhood of the Wolf" and "Silent Hill," tackling "Beauty And The Beast," prepare to have them underwhelmed. Falling somewhere between family friendly and ordinarily fantastical, this very expensive looking new version lacks a bit of bite.

See The Monster In First Poster For Christophe Gans' 'Beauty And The Beast' Starring Léa Seydoux

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 27, 2013 2:22 PM
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Beauty And The Beast Lea Seydoux
A fairy tale from Christophe Gans, the director behind "Brotherhood of the Wolf" and "Silent Hill," leads the imagination to some vivid places, which might be why we're slightly bummed by the release of the first poster for his "Beauty and the Beast."

New Images From Christoph Gans' 'Beauty And The Beast' Starring Lea Seydoux

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 15, 2013 10:18 AM
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Beauty And The Beast Lea Seydoux
Yeah, we know, the whole fairy-tale-reimagining thing is getting pretty played out and boring, but it's not going to end anytime soon. Disney already has "Maleficent," "Cinderella" and yes, even a live action redo of "Beauty And The Beast" in the pipeline, but our attention is focused overseas where Christoph Gans will hopefully shake up this latest cinematic trend with his own take on the latter bedtime tale.

First Look At Lea Seydoux & Vincent Cassel In Christoph Gans' 'Beauty And The Beast' Plus Director's Statement

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 28, 2013 5:13 PM
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While Disney currently has plans to reimagine their own "Beauty And The Beast," it's probably safe to say that Christophe Gans -- the guy behind "Brotherhood Of The Wolf" and "Silent Hill" -- will have a more interesting take. Now in post-production, Pathé International took to the movie market at the recently wrapped Cannes Film Festival and brought with them a first look that positively glows with romance, or cannibalism.

Disney Plans Reimagining Of ‘Beauty And The Beast'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 12, 2013 9:00 AM
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Well, this occurrence was probably inevitable, but given the $150 million worldwide haul last weekend for "Oz The Great And Powerful," it likely made some decisions in the boardroom a lot easier. So, following "Alice In Wonderland" and 'Oz,' with the Angelina Jolie starring "Maleficent" on the way, and "Cinderella" looking to get in front of cameras this fall (though still searching for a princess), Disney is now tackling a live action (and probably 3D) reimagining of "Beauty And The Beast." Obviously.

Alexandre Desplat Will Score Christoph Gans' 'Beauty And The Beast,' Vincent Cassel To Use Motion Capture

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 8, 2012 3:33 PM
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Since it was first announced at the beginning of the year, we haven't really heard all that much about Christoph Gans' "Beauty and the Beast." But the mere fact that the helmer behind "Silent Hill" and "Brotherhood of the Wolf" is taking on the classic fairy tale with none other that Vincent Cassel and Lea Seydoux in the lead roles intrigues us. And now, with filming gearing up, a few more interesting tidbits about the movie have emerged.

Lea Seydoux On The Emotional Difficulties Of 'Sister' & The Excitement Of Starring In A More Faithful 'Beauty And The Beast'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • October 2, 2012 10:02 AM
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In Ursula Meier’s “Sister,” the talented Lea Seydoux plays Louise, a complex maternal figure to a young boy named Simon (Kacey Mottet Klein). Though most know the beautiful, wayward Louise as Simon's older sister, she regularly leaves him alone without a parent, finding affection in the arms of a man and leaving the boy to make ends meet hustling stolen skiing goods. Seydoux had hesitations about playing such an upsetting character, and as she told us in an interview this week, she initially found the character, “Cruel. She’s completely selfish.”

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