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A Christmas Carol review – clever multimedia reworking of Dickens

With dance, silent cinema and collage, Jacqui and David Morris tell the classic story as a scathing attack on capitalismFrom Jacqui and David Morris, the brother-sister duo who brought us 2018’s authoritative Nureyev documentary, comes this dance-based adaptation of a classic. Any uncultured types who fall asleep during The Nutcracker need not be put off: […]

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Why Prince Charming is all out of happily ever afters

Disney’s new take on The Nutcracker is the latest fairytale remake to ditch romance for girl-centred empowermentIt’s a good job Disney has anchored the fairytale sector of its operation around princesses. Princes are pretty much expendable these days. They’re so last century. And when they do turn up in movies, they’re not exactly marriage material […]

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Film News Roundup: Royal Ballet’s Francesca Hayward Joins ‘Cats’ Movie

In today’s film news roundup, ballet dancer Francesca Howard is cast in “Cats,” Billy Bob Thornton and Alice Eve are getting honors, and “Chocolate Lizards” is becoming a film.CastingFrancesca Hayward, principal dancer with the Royal Ballet, has joined the cast of Universal Pictures and Working Title’s “Cats.”The movie is an adaptation of the Andrew Lloyd […]

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UK box office preview: ‘The Nutcracker’ to challenge ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

Mike Leigh’s ’Peterloo’ amongst other new openers.After Twentieth Century Fox’s Bohemian Rhapsody scored a strong opening at the UK box office last week, Disney’s The Nutcracker And The Four Realms heads the challengers looking to usurp it at the top.Directed by Lasse Hallström and Joe Johnston, The Nutcracker is a retelling of E.T.A. Hoffmann’s short […]

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Lasse Hallstrom, Joe Johnston to Share Directing Credit on Disney’s ‘Nutcracker’

Lasse Hallstrom and Joe Johnston will have a unique shared directing credit on Disney’s upcoming “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.”The helmers — who are not a directing team — will be listed on the same title card for “The Nutcracker,” which stars Keira Knightley, Helen Mirren, Misty Copeland, and Mackenzie Foy.Hallstrom was the first […]

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‘The Nutcracker And The Four Realms’: Joe Johnston Added As Co-Director With Lasse Hallström

Joe Johnston has signed on as co-director of The Nutcracker and the Four Realms alongside Lasse Hallström. Disney’s live-action adaptation of the E.T.A. Hoffmann’s 1816 holiday classic is set to hit domestic theaters November 2. “I watched an early cut of The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, and I saw something unique and fresh,” Johnston […]

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