Television – Six New Images from Disney’s “Girl Meets World”

Just Jared Jr. recently shared some exclusive new images from Disney’s upcoming spin-off series, Girl Meets World. In these new images, we get a closer look at the relationship between Cory (Ben Savage) and his daughter Riley (Rowan Blanchard).

There are also some images featuring the new Matthews family and Riley with her best friend Maya (Sabrina Carpenter). Plus, there are new stills that introduce us to the love interest, Lucas Friar (Peyton Meyer), and the oddball Shamus Farkle (Corey Fogelmanis).

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What do you think of these new images? Will you be watching Girl Meets World when it premieres on June 27?

Gorgeous New Images from “Belle” starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw

Fox Searchlight Pictures is a distributor for an upcoming historical drama entitled, Belle. This film looks gorgeous and the story behind it is so inspiring. There have been fifteen (15) new images released from the film!

Belle is based on a true story about Dido Elizabeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), who was an illegitimate mixed-race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral. After her father falls ill, she is raised by her great-uncle (Tom Wilkinson) and great-aunt (Emily Watson); Lord and Lady Mansfield.

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Even though Belle is part of a well-to-do family, her race prohibits her from partaking in family and social traditions. She falls for a young man named John Davinier (Sam Reid), who wants these close-mined ideals to change. In working together, Belle, Lord Mansfield, and John strive to end slavery in England.

Belle was directed by Amma Asante and also stars Matthew Goode, Sarah Gadon, Penelope Wilton, Miranda Richardson, and Tom Felton.

The film has already circulated through several festivals, but will be heading to theaters on May 2 in the United States. Festivals it has premiered at include Toronto International Film Festival, Palm Springs International Film Festival, San Francisco International Film Festival, and the Montclair Film Festival. Check out these new images below:

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What do you think of these new images? Does Belle seem like a film you may be interested in seeing?

Source: IMDb and IMDbPro

Movie Exclusive – Adorable New Photo from “The Fault in Our Stars” Adaptation

Page to Premiere has shared an adorable, yet heartbreaking, new still from The Fault in Our Stars movie adaptation. The new still features Hazel (Shailene Woodley) and Augustus (Ansel Elgort) in a sweet embrace during the big picnic scene.

This wonderful and emotional story follows sixteen year-old Hazel Grace Lancaster (Woodley) as she is battling thyroid and lung cancer. Her parents are worried about her and decide to send her to a local support group, where she meets Augustus Waters (Elgort). As they get to know each other, their relationship grows and takes them on an unforgettable journey.

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The Fault in Our Stars movie is directed by Josh Boone and also stars Nat Wolff, Laura Dern, Sam Trammell, Willem Dafoe, Lotte Verbeek, Mike Birbiglia, Emily Peachey, Milica Govich, and David Whalen.

What do you think of this new still? Are you counting down the days until the June 6 release date? Have you read John Green’s other novels?

Source: Page to Premiere

Movie Exclusive – New Images from Disney’s “Maleficent”

There have been eight exclusive new stills released for Disney’s Maleficent! This is one of the most talked about summer movie because of the unique perspective it will shine on a classic Disney villain.

These new images feature  feature the fairies (Imelda Staunton, Lesley Manville, and Juno Temple), Prince Philip (Brenton Thwaites), and King Stefan (Sharlto Copley). Additionally, there are several new images of Angelina Jolie that reveal the details of her costumes. Check them out below:

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Maleficent will be hitting theaters on May 28, 2014. What do you think of all of these new images? Will you be seeing Maleficent in theaters?

Source: IMDb

Movie Exclusive – New Featurette for “The Fault in Our Stars”

TFiOSMovie.ca shared that an exclusive new featurette for The Fault in Our Stars movie adaptation has been released! There is some adorable new footage from the film and some behind-the-scenes footage.

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Plus, there are some short interviews with the cast and author John Green in which they talk about working on the film and the story. The title of this new featurette is “Our Little Infinity.” Watch below and share your thoughts in the comments!

Source: TFiOSMovie.ca and YouTube

Movie Review – “Divergent” Effectively Brings Novel to Life

The wait for the Divergent movie has finally ended as it is now in theaters! I am going to share some of my thoughts about the film in a TrulyLuminary exclusive review!

Divergent has brought a lot of relevant and interesting topics to the young adult realm and the film captures those elements nicely. The intrigue, action, and romance from the book are all portrayed very well and come through on screen. Even though there are some things from the book that did not get put in, the movie still expresses the overall feeling of the novel.

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The younger cast is quite talented and they all held their own against the established adult actors in the film. Shailene Woodley was powerful as Tris and her performance was believable. Newcomer Theo James also did well as Four and gave a smoldering performance that will no doubt leave audiences swooning.

Four was my favorite character in the novels and he is definitely my favorite character in the films. Through his performance, James was able to bring Four’s major (and loveable) character traits from the books onto the screen.

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Supporting actors in the film also gave very powerful performances and audiences will be excited to see more of them in the next film. For instance, Ansel Elgort, Miles Teller, and Zoe Kravitz all did a great job of really capturing the characters of Caleb Prior, Peter, and Christina respectively.

There was not a single moment where the performances weren’t believable or seemed like they were forced. Every cast member remained true to the character they were portraying.

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The costumes, props, and set designs were very instrumental is creating the futuristic world Divergent is set in. In the novel, faction members all dress differently in order to represent which faction they are from and the costuming made this clear in the film.

Of course, the books are packed with action and the major action sequences are well done in the film. Choreographing those scenes was no doubt a difficult and intricate process and they played on screen quite effectively.

Divergent also was emotionally evocative. There were moments that would make you laugh, moments that would make you feel anxietal and tense, moments that would leave you teary-eyed, and moments that left you feeling empowered.

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However, there were also some elements that could have been done differently. For parts of the film, you had to have read at least the first book to fully understand and appreciate. This is good for the fans who have read the book (or the series), but it makes it confusing for the audience members who have not.

As a woman, and given the progressive modern values on violence against women, the fight scene between Peter (Teller) and Tris (Woodley) made me feel uncomfortable. I recognize that this was a major scene in the novel and an important part of Tris’ initiation process, but nonetheless it was still uncomfortable to visibly see on screen.

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Near the end of the film, Tris shoots Peter to injure him and scare him into guiding them to where Jeanine (Kate Winslet) is running the warrior simulation. In the novel, he remains injured and he needs help when escaping the Dauntless faction. When they are escaping in the film, it seems that he is all of a sudden not injured and runs to catch the train without any difficulty.

Overall, Divergent was an entertaining film that captures the major elements of the story in an effective manner. Through believable performances, set pieces, and action sequences the world of Divergent was set up very nicely. Looking forward to the second film in the series and to see what the new director, Robert Schwentke, brings to the table.

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Are you going to be seeing Divergent in theaters? If so, share your thoughts about the film in the comments below!

Movie Exclusive – 26 New Images for “Divergent”

The Divergent movie adaptation is going to be hitting theaters in just under a week and Collider shared great new images that Summit Entertainment has released!

Most of these new images are giving us our first real look at some major supporting characters. There are also some new images that show us some important moments between Tris (Shailene Woodley) and Four (Theo James). Finally, there are also a couple of behind-the-scenes images that show director Neil Burger at work with the actors. 

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Divergent has quite an extensive cast that also includes, Ansel Elgort, Zoe KravitzMaggie QJai CourtneyKate WinsletAshley JuddTony GoldwynMekhi PhiferBen Lloyd-HughesChristian MadsenRay StevensonAmy Newbold, and Ben Lamb.

Will you be heading to theaters to watch Divergent when it is released on March 21, 2014? What do you think of these amazing new images? Do you think Divergent will be the next big young adult franchise? Stay tuned for an exclusive review here on TrulyLuminary!

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The Prior family (Photo via Collider)

Source: Collider