Dan Stevens

Dan Stevens Looks Ridiculous in This ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Video
Dan Stevens Looks Ridiculous in This ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Video
When special effects do their job, they create an illusion so seamless we forget we’re looking at something that’s not really there. The Beast in Disney’s hit live-action retelling of Beauty and the Beast is such an impressive work of motion-capture technology that it can be easy to overlook the amount of effort, energy, and looking incredibly stupid in a giant gray unitard required to turn Dan Stevens into a feral creature.
See the First-Person Future in the New ‘Kill Switch’ Trailer
See the First-Person Future in the New ‘Kill Switch’ Trailer
To a certain extent, first-person cinema has always been Hollywood at its most uninspired. “What do kids like? Video games. What do video games have? First-person camera angles. Therefore, if we create first-person movies, then all that sweet, sweet video game money is ours for the taking!” The truth, of course, is a little trickier than that. The format can work when a filmmaker finds a way to give its perspective narrative importance  —  Unfriended is a strong example of this  —  but too often, the first-person perspective is a neat trick that quickly tired audiences out (sorry, Hardcore Henry).
Dan Stevens Goes First-Person in the ‘Kill Switch’ Trailer
Dan Stevens Goes First-Person in the ‘Kill Switch’ Trailer
Back in 2009, director Tim Smit released What’s in the Box?, a first-person short film about a mysterious government quarantine. The film was an instant hit with audiences, especially those looking to form connections between the short and established franchises such as Half-Life or Lost; Entertainment Weekly even ran an entire feature breaking down the connections between Smit’s film and Damon Lindelof’s series. And while nothing much came of those rumors  —  hey, sometimes a cool video short is just a cool video short  —  What’s in the Box? has been given its own big-screen adaptation set for release the summer.
Patrick Stewart Would Play Charles Xavier Again for 'Legion'
Patrick Stewart Would Play Charles Xavier Again for 'Legion'
Logan is understandably geared toward saying goodbye to Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine moreso than Patrick Stewart’s Charles Xavier, but there’s a certain finality to this chapter of the X-Men universe regardless. Stewart in particular is open to the idea of returning for a Deadpool sequel, but perhaps more pressingly, now says he’d be willing to drop by FX’s Legion.
‘Beauty and the Beast’ Review: A Tale as Old as Time is New Again
‘Beauty and the Beast’ Review: A Tale as Old as Time is New Again
To say that the first trailer for Beauty and the Beast was evocative of the 1991 animated classic would be an understatement; it was a live-action carbon copy, and if Disney’s remake of Cinderella was any indication, we were in for yet another tedious — if visually stunning, well-acted and beautifully-designed — exercise in nostalgia-based capitalism. But Bill Condon’s live-action update of Beauty and the Beast is more reimagining than remake, a lavish and lovely take on a familiar tale (as old as time, no doubt) that enriches its source material without betraying it, embellishing a cherished antique with modern ideas.
‘Colossal’ Trailer: Anne Hathaway Is a Monster
‘Colossal’ Trailer: Anne Hathaway Is a Monster
If Colossal isn’t on your radar, it should be. The new film from Nacho Vigalondo (Timecrimes, Open Windows) is his best yet — and the first full trailer hardly does it justice. Featuring an absolutely phenomenal performance from Anne Hathaway, Colossal offers a hilarious, thoughtful and strangely poignant twist on the classic kaiju movie, and is easily one of the most surprising films of 2017.
‘The Ticket’ Trailer Promises a Miracle Gone Sour
‘The Ticket’ Trailer Promises a Miracle Gone Sour
For someone just now having his moment, Dan Stevens has already accumulated a pretty diverse group of fans. Art house audiences already knew and loved his work thanks to a breakout role in Downton Abbey. Meanwhile, the genre crowd already declared his 2014 film The Guest as one of the best John Carpenter movies to not actually be made by John Carpenter. And now, with Legion, Colossal, and Beauty and the Beast all set to hit our screens in the next few months, Stevens is on an upward trajectory that few actors can match.

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