First of all, Sofia Coppola really is directing a live-action film version of “The Little Mermaid.” Secondly, I don’t think it’s going to be that far off from what this Funny or Die spoof — starring AnnaSofia Robb and Evan Peters — presents. A melancholy hipster romance, set to great music with lots of late-afternoon sun glare? Yep, looks and sounds like a Sofia Coppola film! (That’s not a diss — I’ll be first in line to see the real thing.) [i09]
When I heard “The Little Mermaid” was coming back to theaters, I immediately started sobbing with joy and planning the outfit I would wear to go see it (something subtle like a flared skirt with green sequins and a seashell bra). There was just no way I would ever miss the opportunity to see one of my favorite Disney movies on the big screen. Even if I got food poisoning the day of the screening, or there was a fire in the theater, I would tough it out, and I would sing along with “Under The Sea,” and I would be jealous of Ariel’s hair, and I would struggle to reconcile my strong feminist values with a movie about a woman giving up her voice for a man she doesn’t even know, and it would be glorious.
But as I watched Disney’s promotional video about the release, I discovered there actually was one thing that might keep me from seeing “The Little Mermaid” in theaters: if everyone was instructed to bring their iPads to the movie theater and play with them the whole time instead of, you know, watching the freakin’ movie. Keep reading »
“It’s for the film ‘Hick.’ I thought [my character] needed red hair. It helps when you’re playing a role, when I don’t feel like myself. And I don’t really feel like myself with red hair… I feel like Ariel.”
—Blake Lively explains that she hasn’t gone strawberry blonde permanently and that the new shade is for a movie. As for “The Little Mermaid” comparison, glad to hear that she saw it, too. Perhaps wearing a turquoise dress (Ariel’s signature color) wasn’t the best choice. The parallel wouldn’t have been as obvious if she were rocking an LBD. [People] Keep reading »