CINDERELLA – Review by Liz Braun

Happily ever after? That’s for losers. “You’re going to know my name!” is Cinderella’s new rallying cry, according to the latest interpretation of the fable available on Amazon Prime. The overall experience of this all-singing, all-dancing version of Cinderella is a bit like an extended episode of American Idol, with some High School Musical and a bit of Hamilton thrown in for good measure.

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CINDERELLA – Review by Lois Alter Mark

I feel like the mean stepmother saying this but I think it’s time for the clock to strike midnight on Cinderella movie adaptations. There’s no doubt Kay Cannon’s new version for Amazon Prime is well-intentioned. I’m sure there are plenty of young girls who will love seeing pop princess, Camila Cabello, in the title role and I’m all for the modern, female empowerment messages.

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CINDERELLA – Review by Katie M. (Guest Post)

Because Cinderella is likely to be seen by legions of youngsters around the globe, we wondered how kiddos would interpret this latest screen adaptation of the classic fairy tale. We asked Betsy Bozdech McNab’s daughter, Katie, a savvy tweenager who knows a lot of fairy tales and sees a lot of movies, to review Kay Cannon’s musical live action production. Here’s Katie’s take on the show:

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WEEK IN WOMEN: Camila Cabello to Star in CINDERELLA – Brandy McDonnell reports

Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Camila Cabello will make her feature acting debut in a new movie version of the beloved fairy tale Cinderella. Cabello will not only star in the project, set up at Sony’s Columbia label, but also will be integrally involved in the music for the film. Sony is putting the project on the fast track.

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SPOTLIGHT March 2015: LILY JAMES, Actress and Ascending Star

lilyjames2AWFJ’s SPOTLIGHT is on Lily James, a star on the rise who is living out her own Cinderella fantasy as the belle of the ball in Disney’s sumptuous live-action iteration of the classic fairy tale. Directed by Kenneth Branagh, the film opens on March 13. Read on…

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