The Manhattan-set and modern-day take on "Beauty and the Beast" tells the story of a handsome rich kid with a mean streak. When he ditches a date, a curse is placed upon him, turning him into everything he hates. The grotesque transformation leaves him with the seemingly impossible task of finding true love to break the ugly spell.
Kyle Kingson (Alex Pettyfer) is 17 and has it all - he's hot, popular, rich and gets whatever he wants...but he also has a vicious cruel side, fueled by his obsession with the 'in crowd' and his contempt for those who don't fit in. Prone to mocking and humiliating outcast classmates, he zeroes in on Goth girl Kendra (Mary-Kate Olsen), inviting her to the school's extravagant environmental bash. Kendra accepts, and, true to form, Kyle blows her off in a particularly harsh fashion. She seeks revenge in the form of a spell that physically transforms him into someone unrecognizable - and horribly unattractive. The only way to reverse the curse is to find someone who will love him in his new form - a task he doesn't think possible.
Repulsed by his appearance, Kyle's insensitive father (Peter Krause) banishes him to Brooklyn with a sympathetic housekeeper (LisaGay Hamilton) and blind tutor (Neil Patrick Harris). As Kyle ponders how to overcome the curse and get his old life back, he chances upon a drug addict in the act of killing a threatening dealer. Seizing the opportunity, Kyle promises the addict freedom and safety for his daughter Lindy (Vanessa Hudgens) if she will agree to live in Kyle's Brooklyn home. Thus begins Kyle's journey to discover true love.Read More
It seems that an upcoming Fox action film will be hitting theaters a few days early. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fox has moved its summer blockbuster Knight and Day up two days from a June 25 release to a Wednesday, June 23 release.
In related news, The Hollywood Reporter is also reporting that CBS Films has announced a March 18, 2011 release date for Beastly. We reported a few weeks ago that the studio was moving the Vanessa Hudgens film out of its scheduled July 30 release date, to avoid conflict with the Zac Efron film Charlie St. Cloud.Read More
It seems that CBS Films is moving one of its upcoming summer films to avoid a conflict with another film that stars another former High School Musical star. CBS Films has updated its Facebook page for its upcoming film Beastly with the news that it is moving the film out of its July 30 release date. The reason given was to avoid conflict between that film, which stars Vanessa Hudgens, and Charlie St. Cloud, which stars Hudgens' High School Musical co-star, Zac Efron. Here's the statement they left on the Facebook page.Beastly fans-You guys are awesome-so we wanted to make sure you were the first to hear the official news, Beastly is moving off of July 30th. We've been hearing from fans, so we know that having both Zac and Vanessa's movies opening on the same day could be a real dilemma for people, so we are moving Beastly. We'll keep you posted on all the latest, so keep checking back here for all things Beastly.
It seems the "dilemma" started last month when we reported that Efron's Charlie St. Cloud was moving to July 30 to fill the release date slot for the Matt Damon film The Adjustment Bureau, which was moved from July 30 to September 17.Read More
What's the Fuss: Air, Water, Earth, Fire. Four nations are tied by destiny when the Fire Nation launches a brutal war against the others. A century has passed with no hope in sight to change the path of this destruction. Caught between combat and courage, Aang (Noah Ringer) discovers he is the lone Avatar with the power to manipulate all four elements. Aang teams with Katara (Nicola Peltz), a Waterbender, and her brother, Sokka (Jackson Rathbone), to restore balance to their war-torn world. Based on the hugely successful Nickelodeon animated TV series, the live-action feature film The Last Airbender is the opening chapter in Aang's struggle to survive. Directed by M. Night Shyamalan.
Why you shouldn't miss it: It's been one of the highest rated kids' programs on television for ten years running. How can a billion tweens be wrong? M. Night Shyamalan finally gets to stretch his creative muscles in 3D! The acclaimed director who was once compared to Steven Spielberg has a chance to show how well he can work with other people's property. Which he desperately needs to do after the horrible train wreck that was The Happening. Great special effects and tiny Kung Fu kickers will make this a family affair and a huge hit at the box office. Its one of the few films you simply cannot miss.Read More
MTV has just debuted a brand new trailer for the upcoming summer film Beastly, which is set for release on June 30. Click below to watch this brand new trailer, with an introduction from the film's star, Vanessa Hudgens.
Beastly was released March 4th, 2011.Read More
Beastly stars Alex Pettyfer, Vanessa Hudgens, Peter Krause, Neil Patrick Harris, Dakota Johnson, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Gio Perez, Erik Knudsen, Jonathan Dubsky and will hit theaters across the country on July 30.
Beastly was released March 4th, 2011.Read More