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‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’ Review

Stars: Mackenzie Foy, Kiera Knightley, Morgan Freeman, Misty Copeland, Tom Sweet, Meera Syal, Ellie Bamber, Matthew Macfadyen, Nick Mohammed, Charles Streeter, Jayden Fowora-Knight, Helen Mirren, Omid Djalili, Jack Whitehall, Eugenio Derbez, Richard E. Grant | Written by Ashleigh Powell | Directed by Lasse Hallström, Joe Johnston

Disney’s latest hollow attempt at once again crafting another franchise in the same vein as the early Pirates of the Caribbean, and Alice in Wonderland, A Wrinkle in Time pictures etc comes in the guise of The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. Directed by both Lasse Hallström and Joe Johnston (don’t worry we’ll get onto that a little later) their dual attempt to craft something worthy of entertainment almost, not quite, but almost verges on a criminal offence to the eyes and ears of any audience subjected to it.

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms takes all the worse attributes from Alice in Wonderland,
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Wamg Giveaway – Win The Nutcracker And The Four Realms on Blu-ray

Disney’s dazzling adventure The Nutcracker And The Four Realms —inspired by E.T.A. Hoffmann’s classic tale and the beloved ballet “The Nutcracker”—carried audiences along with 14-year-old Clara (Mackenzie Foy)to a magical, mysterious world with breathtaking performances by Misty Copeland plus sweets, snowflakes, soldiers, scurrying mice… and no shortage of surprises.Destined to become an annual viewing tradition for adventurers of all ages,the film arrived home instantly with never-before-seen extras and deleted scenes on Digital and Movies Anywhere,and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-rayand DVD this week.

Now you can win the The Nutcracker And The Four Realms Blu-ray. We Are Movie Geeks has 2 copies to give away. All you have to do is leave a comment answering this question: What is your favorite movie with Morgan Freeman in it? (mine is Unforgiven!). It’s so easy!

Bonus features include a discussion with American Ballet Theatre’s
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'A Star Is Born' Comes Home, Plus This Week's New Digital HD and VOD Releases

Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, FandangoNOW, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical Boy Erased Hunter Killer The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (fantasy; Keira Knightley, Mackenzie Foy, Eugenio Derbez, Jayden Fowora-Knight, Matthew Macfadyen, Richard E. Grant, Sergei Polunin, Misty Copeland, Helen Mirren, Morgan...
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‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’ Giveaway on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital (5 Winners)

On January 29th, Disney's live-action The Nutcracker and the Four Realms starring Mackenzie Foy, Morgan Freeman, Jayden Fowora-Knight, Keira Knightley and Helen Mirren will make its Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD and DVD debut on home video.

We have teamed up with Disney to offer five lucky readers each a copy of the new The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Blu-ray, DVD and Digital combo pack in this giveaway.

For a chance to win one simply fill out and submit the short entry form below. The odds of winning can be increased each and every day you stop back to enter again for as many days as the contest is open.

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In The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, Clara travels along a golden thread, presented at Drosselmeyer’s (Morgan Freeman) annual party, eagerly searching for a one-of-a-kind
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Twilight: 20 Strange Details About Renesmee’s Anatomy

Adding children into a well-established property can be a bit tricky. In film and television especially, adding in a child can change the dynamic of the series, whether for better or worse. The addition of Renesmee Cullen (Mackenzie Foy), Bella (Kristen Stewart) and Edward’s (Robert Pattinson) daughter, was a pretty bold move for The Twilight Saga author Stephenie Meyer. The character herself didn’t lend much in the way of personality, though she was a cause of controversy amongst fans, in particular when Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner) imprinted on her. It’s something that didn't sit well with many fans when the novel was released, let alone years later.

Even so, the concept of half-vampires remained an interesting one. While this was definitely lore fans would have appreciated earlier on, rather than being introduced in the final book (along with “Immortal Children”), it was still an interesting fleshing out of the world.
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Disney’s ‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’ Home Release Details Revealed

Disney has unveiled home release details for their film The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, which is set to arrive later this year.

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The film is inspired by E.T.A. Hoffmann’s classic tale and the beloved ballet The Nutcracker — and sends audiences along with 14-year-old Clara (Mackenzie Foy) to a magical, mysterious world with breathtaking performances by Misty Copeland plus sweets, snowflakes, soldiers, scurrying mice … and no shortage of surprises. Destined to become an annual viewing tradition for adventurers of all ages, the film arrives home instantly with never-before-seen extras and deleted scenes on Digital-Download on Feb 25th and on Blu-ray and DVD March. 11, 2019.

Bonus features include a discussion with American Ballet Theatre’s Misty Copeland about her role as the enchanting Ballerina Princess, her personal history with The Nutcracker ballet, and her inspirational and historic rise within the world of dance. Extras take viewers on the set of
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‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’ Hits Blu-Ray And Digital In January

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, inspired by E.T.A. Hoffmann’s revered tale, hits Blu-ray, Digital, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD on January 29.

The tale centers on Clara (Mackenzie Foy), a 14-year-old who traverses through a parallel world where she meets a Nutcracker soldier (Jayden Fowora-Knight),the Sugar Plum Fairy (Keira Knightley), and Fourth Realm ruler Mother [...]

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Nutcracker and the Four Realms 4K, Blu-ray and DVD Arrives This January

Nutcracker and the Four Realms 4K, Blu-ray and DVD Arrives This January
Inspired by E.T.A. Hoffmann's classic tale and the beloved ballet, Disney's The Nutcracker and the Four Realms arrives on Digital, Movies Anywhere, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray&#8482 and DVD Jan. 29, 2019. Relieve the magic of this classic tale instantly through bonus features and never-before-seen extras such as a behind-the-scenes look at how the four realms were created to such dazzling effect. Experience the Disney magic and adventure in what is destined to become an annual viewing tradition for adventurers of all ages.

The dazzling Disney adventure carried audiences along with 14-year-old Clara (Mackenzie Foy) to a magical, mysterious world with breathtaking performances by Misty Copeland plus sweets, snowflakes, soldiers, scurrying mice... and no shortage of surprises. Destined to become an annual viewing tradition for adventurers of all ages, the film arrives home instantly with never-before seen extras and deleted scenes on Digital and Movies Anywhere, and on 4K Ultra HD,
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Disney’s ‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’ 4K, Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Release Date and Details

Disney has announced a singular January 29th release date for the live-action The Nutcracker and the Four Realms on Digital, Movies Anywhere, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD. All versions will become available on the same date.

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms stars Mackenzie Foy, Morgan Freeman, Jayden Fowora-Knight, Keira Knightley and Helen Mirren. It had a rough go at the North American box office with just under $55 million, and overall made $172.6 million worldwide.

Bonus features are highlight by five deleted scenes with one extra, the making-of the visual effects, exclusive to the digital version.

Here's a rundown of all the extras you can expect:

On Pointe: A Conversation with Misty Copeland - Copeland shares the thrill of portraying one of her favorite characters in a whole new way.

Unwrapping “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” - Dive into the production design, sets, costumes and more that helped transform
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‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’ writer on making the ballet more character-driven [Red Carpet Video]

“We really wanted to take the story that everyone knew from the ballet and expand it and turn it into more of a character journey for Clara the heroine,” screenwriter Ashleigh Powell tells Gold Derby (watch the exclusive interview above). It is her debut film, “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms,” which is now in theaters with Mackenzie Foy in the lead role and Keira Knightley receiving top billing as the Sugar Plum Fairy. In our red carpet chat she adds, “It’s very beautiful and whimsical, but it’s a little bit of a fever dream that there’s no real emotional arc for her over the course of it, so we wanted to [use the source material as] the starting point of a much larger adventure into the world that we haven’t necessarily seen before on the big screen.”

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“This movie started as a spec
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'Aquaman' surges to $61.1m in first two days in China (update)

Grindelwald crosses $400m internationally.

December 8 Update: Aquaman brought in a further $37.2m (Rmb 256m) on Saturday from 32,500 3D screens to dominate the market on 85% share and raise the running total after two days to $61.1m (Rmb 421.3m).

The DC tentpole scored Warner Bros Pictures International’s (Wbpi) biggest China opening day on Friday and is tracking 54% ahead of Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice, 69% ahead of Justice League, and more than double Wonder Woman by the same stage.

Wbpi sources said the new release was retaining strong word of mouth based on scores from local ticketing services and entertainment platforms,
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'Aquaman' sets Warner Bros opening day record in China

Grindelwald crosses $400m internationally.

Aquaman has made a big splash in China and set a Warner Bros opening day record on Friday of an estimated $24.6m (Rmb 169.5m).

Playing on approximately 30,500 screens (all 3D) and securing roughly 86% market share, the DC Entertainment tentpole starring Jason Momoa and directed by James Wan also delivered the biggest industry opening day in the month of September.

Warner Bros Pictures International (Wbpi) executives said Aquaman’s online profile was “extremely high” in China, with a Maoyan score of 9.5, Taopiaopaio on 9.4, and Douban on 8.4. The film debuts in North America on December 21.

In other good news for Wbpi,
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UK box office: 'Robin Hood' opens fourth, 'Fantastic Beasts 2' stays top

UK box office: 'Robin Hood' opens fourth, 'Fantastic Beasts 2' stays top
Palme d'Or winner 'Shoplifters' achieves an impressive site average.

Today’s Gbp to Usd conversion rate: 1.28.

Rank Film (Distributor) Three-day gross (Nov 23-25) Total gross to date Week 1 Fantastic Beasts 2 (Warner Bros) £5.6m £22.0m 2 2 The Grinch (Universal) £3.3m £14,1m 3 3 Bohemian Rhapsody (20th Century Fox) £2.2m £39.0m 5 4 Robin Hood (Lionsgate UK) £1.0m £1.3m 1 5. Nativity Rocks! (eOne) £811,010 £831,519 1 Warner Bros

It fell by 54% compared to last weekend but Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald easily held on to the top spot at the UK box office this weekend (Nov 23-25) with a three-day gross of £5.6m and a total cume to date of £22m.
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Escape from Hat Animated Movie Is Coming from Netflix and Kung Fu Panda Director

Netflix today announced that it will produce the animated feature film, Escape from Hat, from two time Academy Award nominated director Mark Osborne together with writer Adam Kline. Production will commence this month in New York.

Escape From Hat joins Netflix's growing slate of original animated event programming designed for kids and families around the world. Osborne will direct and produce with Jinko Gotoh, who worked with Osborne on the critically-acclaimed feature The Little Prince and serves as producer on the 2019 Netflix animated feature film Klaus, from director Sergio Pablos. The screenplay is by Adam Kline and Osborne, based on the book of the same name by Kline, a new middle-grade novel that will be published by HarperCollins in Winter 2020.

Escape From Hat brings light to the ancient mysteries of magic. In a fairy tale where black cats are bad and magic rabbits are good, balance is threatened when one
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Costume, Production Design Teams Add Emotion to ‘Nutcracker and the Four Realms’

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The calculated use of color and texture helped create the lavish look of Disney’s live-action version of a classic Christmas story in “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms,” which debuted Nov. 2.

Key contributors to the film’s aesthetic, which grounds fantasy in a palpable reality, were costume designer Jenny Beavan, a multiple Oscar nominee and two-time winner, and production designer Guy Hendrix Dyas, a two-time nominee.

Dyas came on to the project accompanied by a team of concept artists and sought to find an emotional center for Clara (played by Mackenzie Foy). He recalled intense films from his childhood and tried to find the same beats in her journey. “I didn’t want her to feel like she was on a merry-go-round from beginning to end,” he says. “I wanted her to have those darker moments.”

To create a visual framework, Dyas removed all traces of red from the
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Twilight: 20 Weird Things Only True Fans Know About Renesmee Cullen

While she's only in one of the series' books, Renesmee Cullen is one of the most controversial figures within the Twilight universe. Not only is she the human-vampire hybrid daughter of Edward and Bella Cullen, conceived prior to Bella's transformation into a vampire, but she's the very cause of Edward agreeing to change his wife in the first place. Unwilling to "doom" Bella's soul like his own, Edward refused to give Bella the ability to remain ageless with him until his own kid threatened her life from the womb.

With an eerie precocious conscious even prior to delivery, Renesmee is nearly as creepy as Rosemary's baby or Michael Langdon from American Horror Story. The difference is that she's not a nefarious creature, despite what those who feel threatened by her believe. Renesmee proves herself to be kind and thoughtful, even if she remains unsettling. She redefines what it means to be an old soul,
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‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Rules International Box Office With Killer $72 Million

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‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Rules International Box Office With Killer $72 Million
Don’t stop “Bohemian Rhapsody” now, Fox’s Freddie Mercury biopic topped the international box office with $72.5 million.

Rami Malek stars as Queen’s iconic frontman in the rock movie, which also dominated the domestic market with $50 million for a global start of $122.5 million. “Bohemian Rhapsody” opened in the United Kingdom last weekend with a huge $12.2 million, ranking as one of the best debuts in that territory. Its worldwide tally currently sits at a strong $141.7 million.

That’s a huge win for Fox as the movie cost just $52 million to make. “Bohemian Rhapsody” resonated with audiences despite tepid reviews from critics and turmoil behind the scenes surrounding director Bryan Singer. It carries a strong 96% on Rotten Tomatoes and an A CinemaScore.

Fellow newcomer “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” fared better overseas, where Disney’s family film debuted with $38.5 million from 45 international markets. Keira Knightley and Mackenzie Foy star in the movie,
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‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Rocks With $50 Million, ‘Nutcracker’ Crumbles

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There’s a new box office queen in town.

Fox’s Freddie Mercury biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” overperformed with a rocking $50 million when it debuted in 4,000 theaters. That was enough to dominate in North America over fellow newcomers “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” and “Nobody’s Fool.”

Bohemian Rhapsody” ranks as the second-best start for a music biopic, following 2015’s “Straight Outta Compton” ($60.2 million). For measure, it also topped the domestic debut of Warner Bros.’ “A Star Is Born,” which launched with a solid $42 million last month.

Rami Malek stars as iconic Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in the film, which cost around $50 million to produce. It’s a bittersweet symphony for Fox as the studio prepares to merge with Disney. “Bohemian Rhapsody” has generated a mixed critical response, though audiences have embraced it with a 96% on Rotten Tomatoes and an A CinemaScore.

“I’m not surprised there’s a disconnect,
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Box Office: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ to Break Free With $46 Million Debut

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Box Office: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ to Break Free With $46 Million Debut
Bohemian Rhapsody” is heading for a rhapsodic debut from 4,000 North American locations with an estimated $46 million.

The Fox biopic starring Rami Malek as Queen frontman Freddie Mercury earned $18.4 million Friday. Bryan Singer directed the film from Anthony McCarten’s screenplay. Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joseph Mazzello, Aidan Gillen, Tom Hollander, and Mike Myers also star.

Bohemian Rhapsody” is sitting at a 59% on Rotten Tomatoes, with an A CinemaScore.

Christmastime pic “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” should debut in second with about $18 million from 3,766 domestic sites. That marks a disappointing start for the Disney film, which stars Keira Knightley and has an estimated production budget of well over $100 million.

Lasse Hallström and Joe Johnston directed the film, with Ashleigh Powell writing the script. Mackenzie Foy, Eugenio Derbez, Matthew Macfadyen, Richard E. Grant, Misty Copeland, Helen Mirren, and Morgan Freeman also star. “Nutcracker” follows a young girl who must
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Review: Nutcracker And The Four Realms is a Fun Fantasy Adventure Film For The Kids

I wasn't really sure what to expect from Disney's new fantasy film Nutcracker and the Four Realms when I saw it. The trailers for the film offered up some very vibrant CGI heavy visuals, but I was curious to see how this new film version of the story would turn out.

The movie certainly isn't for everyone, but it did turn out to be a decent fantasy adventure movie that the kids might enjoy. If you're looking for a safe movie to take the family to during the holidays then you might want to consider this one.

The movie was inspired by E.T.A. Hoffmann’s classic tale, The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, which was famously adapted as a ballet by Tchaikovsky in the late 19th century.

I will say that this movie wasn't really for me. The Nutcracker isn't my thing so the interest level wasn't very high.
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