Beastly: March 4

CBS Films pushed back the release of this modern variation on the old “Beauty and the Beast” tale, which was originally scheduled for July 30, 2010. Alex Pettyfer, Mary-Kate Olsen, Neil Patrick Harris, and Lisa Gay Hamilton star for director Daniel Barnz, who adapted the screenplay from the novel by Alex Finn. Pettyfer plays a young, self-absorbed millionaire, whose selfish ways go wrong when a classmate (Olsen) casts a spell that turns him into a beast; the only hope of returning to normal is to find a woman who will love him despite his new appearance. It all sounds a bit sophomoric, like another attempt to cash in on the young girls who buy tickets to TWILIGHT movies.

Beastly (2009)


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Steve Biodrowski

Cinefantastique's Los Angeles Correspondent from 1987 to 1993 and West Coast Editor from 1993 to 1999. Currently the webmaster of Cinefantastique Online, I also run a website called Hollywood Gothique that covers Halloween Horror and Sci-Fi Cinema Events in the Los Angeles area.

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