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Beauty and the Beast
Yet another take on the classic fairy tale
"...Directed by: Christophe Gans. Starring: Vincent Cassel, Léa Seydoux, André Dussollier, Eduardo Noreiga, Miriam Charleins, Audrey Lamy and Jonathan..."

Oct. 7, 2016 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Beauty and the Beast
A live-action remake of the Disney film
"...Kline, Emma Thompson, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Audra McDonald and Ian McKellen...."

March 24, 2017 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Beauty and the Beast
The Disney classic returns to theatres with a 3-D update.
"...Directed by: Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise. Every time a new Disney animation features..."

Nov. 29, 1991 Movie Review by Kathleen Maher

Beauty and the Beast
"...Directed by: Jean Cocteau. Starring: Jean Marais and Josette Day. Cocteau works his visual magic on the..."

Oct. 4, 2001 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Ballet Austin's Belle Redux: A Tale of Beauty & the Beast
In its striking concept and execution, Stephen Mills' take on the fairy tale was his most fully realized story ballet since Hamlet
"...In most stories involving Beauty and the Beast, it isn't difficult to tell which..."

Feb. 17, 2017 Arts Review by Robert Faires

The Beauty of the Beast
Austin's IMAX theatre opts not to screen the newly remastered Disney film.
"...kids, not much beats that thrill of going to the movies for the first time. Ideas previously confined to..."

Jan. 18, 2002 Screens Feature by Kimberley Jones

One Ounce Opera's There's Beauty in the Beast
The new operetta by Esther's Follies veterans Michael Nesline and Steve Saugey played Frankenstein for laughs but also found its heart
"..."Attend the tale of Frankenstein ...."..."

Nov. 6, 2015 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Snow White and the Huntsman
Ambitious, brutish, and ruthlessly unromantic, this feminist reworking of the fairy tale has us under its spell.
"...Directed by: Rupert Sanders. Starring: Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Sam Claflin,..."

June 1, 2012 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Murder, Mayhem, and the Underbelly of Life
Friends in Low Places
"...eventual killer by saying "What up, Jay?" even though the killer's actual name is Justin Thomas. Regina wasn't overly..."

Oct. 30, 1998 Books Feature

Heart of The Beast
Can Donald Byrd Make Art of True-Life Violence?
"...long before we get a national touring production of the O. J. Saga, complete with a white Blazer and..."

May 9, 1997 Arts Feature by Adrienne Martini

A Different Beast
For Belle Redux, Stephen Mills takes an innovative approach to Beauty and the Beast
"...You know the Disney version, no doubt. Perhaps you know the Cocteau..."

Feb. 13, 2015 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Of Antidotes and Elixirs
The Dobie begins a one-week run of Jean Cocteau's Beauty and the Beast on Dec. 20.
"...French filmmaker and author Jean Cocteau once said, "Victor Hugo was a..."

Dec. 20, 2002 Screens Feature by Sidney Moody

Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet
Animated film is based on Gibran's iconic book of prose poems
"...Based on the iconic book of prose poems haunting young romantics’ bookshelves..."

Aug. 28, 2015 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

The Shape of Water
An unconventional love story from one of the best fabulists
"...Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg, Doug Jones, David Hewlett and Nick Searcy...."

Dec. 8, 2017 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey
"...Directed by: Duwayne Dunham. Starring: Jean Smart, Robert Hays and Kim Greist. If the recently beleaguered Austin Humane Society..."

Feb. 12, 1993 Movie Review by Hollis Chacona

Search Through the Skies
The new musical Jouét represents a journey not only for the title character, a pop star in search of a home, but one for Austin composer Allen Robertson and for the city's Zachary Scott Theatre Center, which is producing its first original musical.
"...Allen Robertson and I are on our way to lunch. As usual,..."

April 6, 2001 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera
The plodding stage musical finally comes to the big screen, its relentlessly bombastic score intact with a vengeance.
"...Joel Schumacher. Starring: Gerard Butler, Emmy Rossum, Patrick Wilson, Miranda Richardson, Minnie Driver, Simon Callow and Ciarán Hinds. Andrew..."

Dec. 24, 2004 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Robert Faires' Top 10 Dance and Classical Treasures of 2017
Much outstanding new dance and music this year took its cue from the world around us and pressing social issues
"...1) BELLE REDUX: A TALE OF BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Ballet Austin) In a world of..."

Dec. 29, 2017 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

DVDanger: Tales From the Hood
In the wake of Get Out, a classic anthology revisited
"...A great anthology needs two things: great stories, and a great linking mechanism, chaining the horror together. Tales..."

April 25, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Lion King
"...Directed by: Roger Allers and Rob Minkhoff. Something old, something new, lots that's borrowed,..."

June 24, 1994 Movie Review by Robert Faires

LoneStarCon 3: The George R. R. Martin Interview
'Game of Thrones' creator discusses how he writes and why
"...reports of a dramatic uptrend in babies named “Khaleesi” and tourism to Dubrovnik, Croatia (aka King's Landing), we're guessing..."

Aug. 29, 2013 Books Post by Amy Gentry

Inside the House of Mouse
Don Hahn talks to SXSW about his Disney doc Waking Sleeping Beauty
"...SXSW to say things like "I was out on the streets 'til 12 o'clock last night, throwing up." Not..."

March 23, 2010 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

At the Water's Edge
In the midst of World War II, three trust-fund brats go searching for Nessie and find romance
"...At The Water's Edgeby Sara Gruen Spiegel & Grau, 368 pp.,..."

June 12, 2015 Arts Feature by Jessi Cape

The Wonderful World of Mondo
The local print icons talk about their new Disney show
"...Mike Mitchell, who said, "If you were born in the ’80s, it's unavoidable. Or the ’70s."..."

March 5, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

It's the Thoughts That Count
To essay meaning
"...In her new book, Splendored Thing: Love, Roses, & Other Thorny Treasures (Seal Press, $19.95), feminist writer and thinker..."

Dec. 6, 2002 Books Feature by Robin Bradford

Of Thee I Sing (and Dance)
The musical is America's gift to theatre, and here's the local state of the union
"...What better time to celebrate the musical than the month in which our nation was..."

July 20, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Things We Do for Love
One theatre ensemble just can't quit that miss of myth, Psyche
"...The story goes that the mortal Psyche – you remember..."

June 25, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Fabulous 50
"...1966 The King and I..."

July 4, 2008 Arts Feature

Hot Fun in the Summertime
Citywide Summer Film Series
"...Paramount Summer Film Classics Films screen at the Paramount Theatre (713 Congress) through August. Regular admission is..."

May 23, 2003 Screens Feature

The First Plates Guide to Eating in Bed
No sleep ’til breakfast
"...I'm not here to sell you on the concept of eating in bed. Either you get it,..."

May 5, 2017 Food Feature by Emily Beyda

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