By Mr. Will Wong
Screen legend Sigourney Weaver returns in THE GOOD HOUSE from Co-Directors Maya Forbes and Wallace Wolodarsky. The Film is a portrait of a successful Real Estate Agent Hildy (Weaver), who is a high-functioning Alcoholic. She reunites with a former love interest in Frank (Kevin Kline), but must confront her own destructive behaviours, despite maintaining a well-kept presence to others in her affluent neighbourhood.
Weaver does a superb job embodying Hildy. She is a mother paying her adult children’s bills, coping with the fact that business is a bit tougher than it used to be, finding herself involved in others’ personal problems, all while a rekindled romance looms between her regal self and garbage man in Frank. She speaks to us from the Fourth Wall where we witness her most genuine self and when she blacks-out from her drinking binges we are just confused what she missed.
If anything, THE GOOD HOUSE is an intimate glimpse how insecurities and troubles exist even among the wealthy. While they can be rich in ways, they can be poor in others and even at Hildy‘s stage in life and despite all her success, there still is room for another chance at growth and self-discovery.
THE GOOD HOUSE screens at TIFF ’21:
Wed, Sep 15 IN-PERSON Roy Thomson Hall Premium 7:00pm
Thu, Sep 16 DIGITAL PREMIERE SCREENING digital TIFF Bell Lightbox Premium Availability: Canada 7:00pm
Sat, Sep 18IN-PERSONTIFF Bell Lightbox11:00am
Sat, Sep 18 DIGITAL SECOND SCREENING digital TIFF Bell Lightbox
PremiumAvailability: Canada 5:00pm
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment x Mr. Will want to give Readers across Canada a chance to witness the beauty… again! Following the Box Office record-breaking success of Disney‘s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST comes its Digital HD and Blu-ray, DVD and On-Demand release! We are giving away copies of the tale as old as time on Blu-ray!
Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” the live-action adaptation of the studio’s animated classic, brought the story and characters audiences know and love to spectacular life and broke box-office records. Now the stunning, cinematic event arrives home on June 6 on Digital HD and Blu-ray, DVD and On-Demand.
Fans who bring home “Beauty and the Beast” can celebrate the release with three ways to watch the movie – the original theatrical cut, the premiere cut with overture, and a musical experience with a sing-along version. The release invites viewers to get up close and personal with the filmmakers and cast to see how this beloved animated film was transformed into a new live-action classic, from the first enchanted table read to a fascinating look at how the film was brought to life utilizing lavish sets, elaborately designed costumes and props, and state-of the-art technology. A feature on the amazing women behind the enchanted tale hosted by Emma Watson; and over 10 minutes of deleted scenes along with musical extras, including the “Beauty and the Beast” music video starring Ariana Grande and John Legend, Céline Dion’s heartfelt take on the new song “How Does a Moment Last Forever,” and jump directly to all you favorite unforgettable songs.
Bonus features include:
BLU-RAY & DIGITAL HD
⦁ Enchanted Table Read – Join the cast for the movie’s elaborately staged table read, complete with singing and dancing to live music, set pieces and more.
⦁ A Beauty of a Tale – Explore the process of transforming a beloved animated film into a new live-action classic.
⦁ The Women Behind “Beauty and the Beast” – Emma Watson introduces several of the talented women in all aspects of production who helped bring this enchanted tale to life.
⦁ Making a Moment with Céline Dion – Céline shares what it’s like to sing “How Does a Moment Last Forever” – and be a part of the legacy of “Beauty and the Beast.”
⦁ From Song to Screen: Making the Musical Sequences – See what goes into making some of the best-known moments from “Beauty and the Beast.”
⦁ “Belle” — Filmmakers and cast reveal how it felt to shoot this memorable scene.
⦁ “Be Our Guest” — Discover all that went into creating this epic, primarily virtual performance.
⦁ “Gaston” — Join the cast for rehearsals and filming of this rousing, high-energy number.
⦁ “Beauty and the Beast” — You’re invited on set for the filming of this beloved, classic scene.
⦁ Deleted Scenes
⦁ Introduction by Director Bill Condon — Director Bill Condon presents a collection of scenes that, for one reason or another, ended up on the cutting-room floor.
⦁ Gaston Courts Belle — Pleased with himself after settling a disturbance with the townspeople, a triumphant Gaston attempts to woo Belle.
⦁ Bread and Jam for Agathe — On her morning market rounds, Belle stops by to see Agathe, the village beggar woman.
⦁ Storming the Ice Gates — The angry mob of villagers, led by Gaston, overwhelms the castle’s defenses.
⦁ Lumière Torches LeFou — As the fight rages around them, LeFou scuffles with Plumette … until he experiences a sudden, extremely heated interruption.
⦁ Monsieur Toilette –– LeFou escapes from the brawl into a small room, where he’s startled by a castle resident.
⦁ Cogsworth Rescues Lumière — When Clothilde the fishmonger threatens Lumière, Cogsworth leaps into the fray.
⦁ Treacle the Lasses — Three village lasses chase Chip and Froufrou – Madame Garderobe’s dog-turned-footstool – into the kitchen, where a surprise awaits.
⦁ LeFou and Monsieur Toilette Reunite — After the spell is broken and the castle residents are returned to human form, LeFou and his new acquaintance meet again.
⦁ Extended Song: “Days in the Sun” – Learn more about Beast’s childhood in an alternate version of this beautiful song, introduced by director Bill Condon.
⦁ “Beauty and the Beast” Music Video – Award-winning artists Ariana Grande and John Legend perform a moving version of this iconic song.
⦁ Making the Music Video – Go on set to capture the magic as it happens in Ariana Grande and John Legend’s “Beauty and the Beast” music video.
⦁ Disney Song Selection – Jump directly to all your favorite songs and sing along with the movie.
⦁ “How Does a Moment Last Forever” (Music Box)
⦁ “Belle” (Reprise)
⦁ “Be Our Guest”
⦁ “Days in the Sun”
⦁ “Something There”
⦁ “How Does a Moment Last Forever” (Montmartre)
⦁ “Beauty and the Beast”
⦁ “The Mob Sing”
⦁ “Beauty and the Beast” (Finale)
⦁ “Beauty and the Beast” Music Video
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Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment release Disney‘s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST in Digital HD and Blu-ray, DVD and On-Demand Tuesday, June 6, 2017.
(Photo/video credit: Disney)
Hot on the heels of its new Trailer which is breaking the internet, Toronto gets some ‘beautiful’ news! Running Family Day Weekend Friday, February 17 through Monday, 20, 2017 at historic Casa Loma, Fans will get with the price of admission, access to a limited time only BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Exhibit. Casa Loma will be open for extended hours till 9 PM for the special occasion those nights.
The Exhibition featuring nine costumes designed by Jacqueline Durran from the eagerly-awaited live action adaptation of the beloved Animated Feature. There will be special performances from dancers and an aerialist, plus themed activities (including face-painting and arts and crafts) taking place also! There also will be replicas of the rose and bell jar!
Here’s a tip: guests who use the “BE OUR GUEST” promo code will get 20% off admission at the Box Office!
While we’re waiting for BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, here is the new final U.S. Trailer:
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Canada release BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Friday, March 17, 2017.
(Photo/video credit: Disney)
Mr. Will and D Films want to give Readers a chance to win acclaimed MY OLD LADY on DVD!
My Old Lady tells the story of Mathias Gold (Kevin Kline), a down-and-out New Yorker who travels to Paris to liquidate a huge and valuable apartment he has inherited from his estranged father. When he reaches his apartment in Paris he finds Mathilde Girard (Maggie Smith), a refined old lady living in the apartment with her daughter, Chloe (Kristin Scott Thomas). He then discovers the romantic history between Mathilde and his father, a romance that lasted over half a century.
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Watch the Trailer below:
D Films release MY OLD LADY on Home Entertainment Tuesday, February 3, 2015.
(Photo/video credit: D Films)
It absolutely is our favourite time of the year again and announced this morning is the official list of Talent coming to Toronto for TIFF ’14! We look forward to seeing plenty of returning names – some just here last year like the likes of Jennifer Aniston and Kate Winslet – and also plenty of Stars from years past making their way back here once more!
Among the names attending TIFF ’14 this year include:
Jon Stewart, Martin Scorcese, Richard Gere, Andrew Garfield, Viggo Mortensen, Gael Garcia Bernal, James Franco, Jane Fonda, Chloë Moretz, Brit Marling, Laura Dern, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Vanessa Redgrave, Vera Farmiga, Al Pacino, Tina Fey, Haley Joel Osment, Robert Pattinson, Ansel Elgort, Alice Eve, Sam Rockwell, Amanda Seyfried, Michael Shannon, Dax Sheppard, Robert Duvall, Ben Stiller, Robert Downey Jr., Hailee Steinfield, Justin Chatwin, Method Man, Jennifer Connelly, Bobby Cannavale, Kuoth Wiel, Cassie Williams, Danny Webb, Dominic West, Jung Woo-Sung, John Boylan, Sam Worthington, Tye Sheridan, Andrew Scott, Timothy Spall, Alan Rickman, Connie Britton, Reese Witherspoon, Evan Bird, Zhao Wei, Han Ye-Ri, Melissa Benoist, Haley Bennett, Sonja Bennett, John Travolta, Julianne Moore, Isaach De Bankolé, Dan Stevens, Jason Bateman, Corey Stoll, Xavier Dolan, Peter Stormare, Ben Schnetzer, Abigail Spencer, Ellen Barkin, Bill Pullman, Charlotte Aubin, Kate Winslet, Ryan Reynolds, Rene Russo, Roger Waters, Simon Pegg, Rosamund Pike, Loreto Aravena, Tobey Maguire, Aubrey Plaza, Tobey Maguire, Gemma Arterton, Juliette Binoche, Zhang Yimou, Rosemarie DeWitt, Kristen Wiig, Adam Sandler, Rose Byrne, Channing Tatum, Chris Evans, Jake Gyllenhaal, Dustin Hoffman, Mark Ruffalo, Bill Murray, Daniel Barber, Liam Aiken, Mike Leigh, Olivier Assayas, Richard LaGravenese, Diane Keaton, Kevin Kline, Anna Kendrick, Morgan Freeman, Benicio del Toro, Michael Douglas, Rosario Dawson, Chris Rock, John Cusack, Benedict Cumberbatch, Octavia Spencer, Keira Knightley, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Kevin Costner, Anthony Mackie, Patricia Clarkson, J.K. Simmons, Miles Teller, Priyanka Chopra, Daniel Bruhl, Michael Winterbottom, Justin Chon, Steve Carell, Gong Li, Hayden Christensen, Tory Kittles, Jordana Brewster, Holliday Grainger, Max Irons, Lone Scherfig, Sam Claflin, Douglas Booth, Paul Bettany, Daniel Barnz, Noah Baumbach, Barry Avrich, Jennifer Aniston, Akon, Nick Kroll, Holly Hunter, Catherine Keener, Greta Gerwig, Omar Sy Jennifer Garner, Salma Hayek, Kevin Smith, Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Faye Marsay, Bill Nighy, Justin Long, Christopher Plummer, Marton Csokas, David Cronenberg, Sarah Gadon, Tom Schilling, Tom Hardy and more!
TIFF also will be hosting a series of In-Conversations-With as part of their Mavericks Programme. Joining-in are the likes of Reese Witherspoon, Robert Duvall, Denzel Washington, Richard Gere, Juliette Binoche, Jon Stewart, Dan Savage, Julie Taymor and several more!
As is the case always, it’s sometimes not just who’s coming – it’s who they’re bringing. Don’t be surprised if Jennifer Garner brings Husband Ben Affleck along and be warned if Andrew Garfield brings Emma Stone along!
Who’s on our list of Must-Meets? Plenty! We hope finally to get a positive moment with Reese Witherspoon and Kate Winslet! Excited about Martin Scorcese, J.K. Simmons, Bobby Cannavale, Miles Teller, Corey Stoll, Tobey Maguire, Rose Byrne, Michael Douglas and newer names like Max Irons and Douglas Booth, that’s for sure. And did we read TINA FEY!?!? Finally! AND WHERE IS TOM HARDY?!?!
The list is always subject to surprise and no-shows as we know all too well!
Visit the official TIFF Website for more.
TIFF ’14 runs September 3 – 14, 2014.
(Photo credit: Mr. Will Wong)
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