Open Culture
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What do you imagine when you hear the phrasecat piano”? Some kind of whimsical furry beast with black and white keys for teeth, maybe? A relative of My Neighbor Totoro ’s cat bus ? Or maybe you picture a piano that contains several caged cats who shriek along an entire scale when keys are pressed that slam sharpened nails into their tails. If this is your answer, you might find people slowly backing away from you at times, or gently suggesting you get some psychiatric help. But then, imagine that such a perverse oddity was in use by psychiatrists, like the 18th-century German physician Johann Christian Reil, who—reports David McNamee at The Guardian —“wrote that the device was intended to shake mental patients who had lost the ability to focus out of a ‘fixed state’ and into ‘conscious awareness.’” So long, meds. See you, meditation and mandala coloring books….
Den of Geek
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The film marks Devlin’s big screen feature directing debut, and hopefully it lives up to its B-movie presence, and gives us one of 2017’s most fun nights out at the pictures. We’ve got until October to wait for it, though. 34. Beauty And The Beast Having proven that it can make a success – both critically and commercially – of a live action take on The Jungle Book , Disney’s reworking of its animated hits in live action arrives at another cherished movie: Beauty And The Beast . The first animated film to be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar, the 1991 original is regarded as one of the very finest Disney animated features. For the live action take, Bill Condon (the last two Twilight movies, Dreamgirls , Gods And Monsters ) is directing, and quite an ensemble has been recruited. Emma Watson and Dan Stevens are in the title roles, whilstdeep breathEwan McGregor, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Stanley Tucci, Emma Thompson, Sir Ian McKellen, Kevin Kline and Josh Gad head up the support.
Techradar - Reviews
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It was difficult to appreciate the claimed 120Hz visuals because of this. The good news is that this is an incredibly fast beast with an i7-6820HK Skylake inside. Its a CPU which runs at a faster clock speed (by 0.1GHz) than a 6700HQ which is in the Gigabyte P37X and HP Omen 17. It also has an unlocked multiplier, which means it can be overclocked within Windows using Aorus Command & Control software up to a whopping 4.0GHz. It is, however, looking a little long in the tooth. It was released back in 2015 and with the newest Kaby Lakes just have been released this may not be as future proof as other upcoming setups. Our test machine came with a gamer friendly amount of RAM, 16GB of DDR4 2400, and its upgradable to a maximum of 64GB. Unfortunately, the base is attached using speciality Torx screws so youll need to buy a special screwdriver if youre thinking of upgrading to that magical 64GB.
Den of Geek
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A haunted man, David escapes from the hospital and seeks shelter with his sister Amy (Katie Aselton). But Amy’s concern for her brother is trumped by her desire to protect the picture perfect suburban life she’s built for herself. Eventually, Syd guides David to Melanie Bird (Jean Smart), a nurturing but demanding therapist with a sharp mind and unconventional methods. She and her team of specialistsPtonomy (Jeremie Harris), Kerry (Amber Midthunder) and Cary (Bill Irwin) – open David’s eyes to an extraordinary new world of possibilities. Legion cast Crikey, this is a good cast. It’d be a good cast for a decent-sized movie, let alone a superhero TV series. Anyway, let’s get to the point – Dan Stevens, Aubrey Plaza and Jean Smart have signed up for roles in Fox’s in-development X-Men TV show Legion . Dan Stevens of The Guest , Downton Abbey and soon-to-be-The-Beast-to-Emma-Watson’s-Belle fame will headline the series, portraying a schizophrenic mutant called David Haller, who has been lifted straight from the pages of Marvel’s X-Men comics.
Daily Express - Showbiz
11 hours
EMMA WATSON is on track on becoming Hollywood’s highest paid actress after her starring role in Beauty and the Beast.
Voice Of America
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That same order instituted a lifetime ban on outgoing officials representing foreign governments. Ethics pledge Floyd said Flynndidn't have the opportunity to sign” the ethics pledge, “but he is going to abide by the pledge.” Floyd said Flynn has not engaged in any lobbying work since leaving the White House that would have violated the pledge. White House spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said Wednesday that “all applicable employees have signed the ethics pledge.” She did not answer questions about why Flynn had not. The White House did not immediately respond to a request to review those documents. The Daily Beast first reported on Flynn's failure to sign the pledge. In addition to his RT contacts, Flynn filed paperwork this month with the Justice Department as a foreign agent whose lobbying work between August and November last year may have aided the government of Turkey.
Variety
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Lionsgate has big ambitions for Power Rangers, its reboot of the popular 1990s television show about a group of teenage warriors. A year before the movie even hit theaters, Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer predicted that there could be as many as seven Mighty Morphin adventures, and producer Haim Saban recently said that the filmmakers have a... Read more »
Daily Mail - Entertainment
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The Huffington Post
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For everyone whos forgotten, Gad played Olaf in Frozen. If we saw him become a snowman in another Disney movie, we probably couldnt let it go. Sadly, it wasnt meant to be. (Cmon, Disney. Do you wanna build a ... fan base?) Cheer up though, peeps. For everyone craving Easter eggs, at least theres that possible Harry Potter nod in the opening song. It doesnt get more magical than that. Still, we wish there was something there that wasnt there before. H/T People -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
PerezHilton
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Looks like they learned their lesson! After it was revealed one of the five teen heroes in Power Rangers was gay , fans in Malaysia started to get anxious. No, not because it bothered them -- because their government could stop them from seeing the film! After the country's ultra-conservative censorship board tried to cut FOUR MINUTES out of the live action Beauty And The Beast , Disney said hell no and straight up pulled the film . Related: The Live Action Mulan Will Not Have Songs OR The Character Li Shang! That meant those who had already bought tickets to the box office record-breaker had to be refunded by Malaysia's major chains, TGV Cinemas and Golden Screen Cinemas . But this time we guess the Malaysian government decided not to cut off their nose to spite the gays. Power Rangers will open in the country on Thursday, March 23, in all its rainbow-suited glory.
The Event Chronicle
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Variety
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Disneys smash hit Beauty and the Beast is showing no signs of slowing down, setting a pre-summer record gross for a film playing on a Tuesday. The live-action remake earned $17.9 million. Thats far above the previous North American record holder, Furious 7, at $13.3 million and last years Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice at... Read more »
Adweek
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Mashable
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With Beauty and the Beast delighting audiences in theaters, let's take a look back at another pairing of unlikely lovers: Edward Cullen and Bella Swan. But what if this angsty teen-romance was nothing more than a goofy high school comedy? It's not that hard to imagine... Visit CineFix for more episodes and movie-related content. Read more... More about Anna Kendrick , Kristen Stewart , Robert Pattinson , Recut Movie Trailer , and Recut Trailer
Deadline
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Three new major studio releases this weekend will find it impossible to cut into Beauty and the Beast s dance at the box office, which is well on its way to crossing $300M. The live action Disney musical has already accumulated $206.2M after $17.9M yesterday, charting the best pre-summer Tuesday of all-time (the studio just reported their official morning figures) and that was with 11% K-12 and 15% colleges off. In its second go-round, Beauty and the Beast stands to...
Derby Telegraph
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The Beauty and the Beast Primark Chip mug - one of the hottest accessories of the moment was expected in the Derby Primark store today but it's not here yet! Primark posted on Twitter this morning Wednesday, March 22 that Derby was one of the stores that would be getting the £5 mug today but, in fact, the city shop did not have any on sale. They are due in the store TOMORROW! READ MORE: The new Disney Beauty and the Beast item that's set to go bonkers at Derby's...
Deadline
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Men's Fitness
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Supplements What are they, why do you need them and which taste the best? Supplements Nick Harris-Fry Nutrition Marathon training Running 22 Mar 2017 facebook twitter pinterest Advertisement Running becomes a very different beast once you cross the halfway mark in a marathon training plan . Gone are the days when a 12km jaunt could be considered a long run, once every weekend sees you pummelling the pavements for at least 20km as you build up and up towards race day. These long, long runs require a lot more planning than you might previously have ever done for your exercise – which is good, because that planning will set you up for the marathon itself. Part of any successful marathon is sorting your nutrition for before, during and after the race. In the past people endured marathons just by swigging water and eating a chocolate bar at the halfway mark.
Western Morning News
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A hotel in Devon has jumped on the Beauty and the Beast bandwagon and has started offering a themed afternoon tea (and it's become so popular several dates are already fully booked).Boringdon Hall Hotel and Spa in Plymouth is offering a Beauty and the Beast themed afternoon tea throughout March, so how is it themed you ask? Ok so there won't be any talking candlesticks or dancing cups and saucers but there will still be Mrs Potts and Chip.The afternoon tea costs £21 per person and will...
Mashable
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With Beauty and the Beast delighting audiences in theaters, let's take a look back at another pairing of unlikely lovers: Edward Cullen and Bella Swan. But what if this angsty teen-romance was nothing more than a goofy high school comedy? It's not that hard to imagine... Visit CineFix for more episodes and movie-related content. Read more... More about Anna Kendrick , Kristen Stewart , Robert Pattinson , Goofy Comedy , and Twilight
TIME - Top Stories
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Lindsay Lohan is plotting her return to Hollywood with a social media reality series in the vein of Punkd . Unveiled in a teaser below , The Anti-Social Network , a series being shopped to networks, finds the Mean Girls star taking control of contestants social media for 24 hours, challenging them to do embarrassing acts for prizes. The 30-year-old is no stranger to the prank format, or, at least being the victim of one Ashton Kutcher targeted her in a 2003 episode of his MTV show. And now shes hoping to pay the fun forward. Watch the video below. Lohan made headlines in February after posting an open plea to Disney on social media, urging the studio to cast her as Ariel in a live-action version of The Little Mermaid. I will sing again, as #ariel #thelittlemermaid [if] @Disney approve that #billcondon directs it, she wrote in a since-deleted caption on Instagram, referencing the Oscar-winning screenwriter and director, whos helmed films like Chicago , Dreamgirls , and Beauty in the Beast in the past.
Nottingham Evening Post
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Plans to bring a new Lidl supermarket to Bulwell town centre are set to be passed by councillors today.The supermarket will be built on land at Main Street, Jennison Street and Linby Street. The store will be 1,927 square metres and a car park - and will have 102 parking spaces.The site was formerly used for employment but has been derelict for more than 15 years.Read More: Primark's Beauty and Beast Chip mugs sell out in just 45 minutesThree city councillors have supported the application. In...
Nottingham Evening Post
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The eagerly-awaited Chip mugs went on sale in Nottingham's Primark store on Wednesday but Beauty and the Beast fans had to be quick as they sold out in just 45 minutes. Last night the Long Row branch had a delivery of 72 mugs to the store, but shoppers snapped them up in under an hour. However, a tweet from Primark's official account revealed the mugs would be back in stock soon. Read more: How to get discounted cinema tickets for Beauty and the Beast in Nottingham It said:...
Evening Standard - Showbiz
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