Emma Watson to portray Belle in live-action ‘Beauty and the Beast’

By: Zenab Saeed ~Staff Writer~ Actress Emma Watson is confirmed to play Belle in Disney’s new live-action version of the classic tale “Beauty and the Beast.” After wide speculation regarding the actress’ involvement in the highly-anticipated film, Watson posted a Facebook status on Jan. 26 to announce her role in the film: “I’m finally able to tell you… that I will be playing Belle in Disney’s new live-action Beauty and the Beast! It was such a big part of my growing up, it almost feels surreal that I’ll get to dance to ‘Be Our Guest’ and sing ‘Something There.’ My six-yearold self is on the ceiling — heart bursting. Time to start some singing lessons. I can’t wait for … Continue reading Emma Watson to portray Belle in live-action ‘Beauty and the Beast’

The new cast of ‘Ghostbusters

By: Allison Wisyanski ~Staff Writer~ “Bridesmaids” and “The Heat” director Paul Feig has found his cast for the remake of the classic film “Ghostbusters,” but with a twist: an all-female cast. On Jan. 27, he posted a photo of the four comediennes – Kristen Wiig, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones – on his Twitter account, followed by a tweet that read, “In other news, Ghostbusters will be hitting theaters July 22, 2016. Save the date.” According to Christian Today, the news about the movie’s reboot first broke in October 2014 when the “Bridesmaids” director agreed to lead the … Continue reading The new cast of ‘Ghostbusters

“Selma” triumphs despite errors

By: Taylor Fulkerson ~Managing Editor~ The Newswire reviewed one of the best films covering the Civil Rights era in the last decade on Jan. 9: “Selma.” “Selma” depicts the march from Selma, Ala., to Montgomery, Ala., that helped make the Voting Rights Act of 1965 a reality, the same voting rights legislation that was partially repealed in 2013 to the dismay of many. The film begins with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. receiving his Nobel Peace Prize and immediately cuts to the 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing, showing the violence King was facing, even as he received accolades. The film follows him and other figures from the leadership of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee … Continue reading “Selma” triumphs despite errors