The Basics: Drew Barrymore plays a version of Cinderella in the classic fairy tale, which is re-invented as a funny, forward-thinking period romance. Disney’s new Cinderella (in theaters Friday) updates the animated classic with live action, digital effects, and a newly empowered heroine. In 1998, Drew Barrymore revolutionized the Cinderella tale in Ever After, a film that gives depth and strength to its fairy-tale princess without sacrificing an ounce of charm.
Like most of us, Cate Blanchett grew up on Disney cartoons. Now Blanchett, 45, gets to antagonize the iconic glass slipper-wearing, will-be princess as the wickedest stepmother of them all, Lady Tremaine, in Disney’s new live-action Cinderella (in theaters Friday).
You’ll probably recognize most of the characters in this exclusive poster for Disney’s new animated short Frozen Fever that’s playing ahead of Cinderella starting on Friday. Frozen Fever is the highly anticipated sequel-of-sorts to Disney’s massive 2013 Oscar-winning hit that’s now the highest-grossing animated movie of all time. Fever picks up with our Frozen family as snow queen Elsa plans a surprise birthday party for her spirited sis Anna.
When we got going on our monster list of most anticipated movies coming out this year , we found ourselves constantly wanting to turn to the next page. 2015 is sizing up to be the most monstrous movie year of all — with mega-franchises like “The Avengers,” “The Hunger Games,” and “Star Wars” poised to break all kinds of box office records. (Thankfully “Avatar 2” is slated for 2016, otherwise our heads would explode!) Forget 2014, here are the year-from-now movies that have us wishing we could travel into the future: 1. “Star Wars: Episode VII” ZOMG.