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Review: 'Maleficent' Belongs to Angelina Jolie

7:12 PM 5/30/2014 by Jeff Giles
"Let us tell an old story anew," begins the voiceover that accompanies Maleficent, and although that's an appealing notion on its face, it's one with which modern moviegoers have become overly acquainted in recent years; if you've set foot in a cineplex lately, you know they're all stuffed with reboots, remakes, sequels, and reimaginings, and Disney's latest live-action effort falls squarely into the latter camp, offering a revisionist take on Sleeping Beauty that purports to tell the tale of just how, exactly, that nasty old witch ended up cursing an innocent baby to fall in

New 'Maleficent' Trailer: Angelina Jolie Gets Wicked

11:37 AM 1/21/2014 by Jeff Giles
Like it or not, the old-fashioned two-dimensional villain is a thing of the past -- and the studio that helped define that archetype for several generations of filmgoers is now actively helping to shatter it with movies like Maleficent, starring Angelina Jolie as the witch who infamously ruined Sleeping Beauty's christening with a curse.

'Maleficent' Teaser Oozes Evil

11:48 AM 11/13/2013 by Jeff Giles
Ever wonder what would possess an old cruel-hearted witch to put a sleeping spell on a beautiful young girl? On May 30, 2014, Disney will set out to answer the question with Maleficent, starring Angelina Jolie in a live-action origin story about the witch from Sleeping Beauty. Studio synopsis below:

James Bobin in Talks for Disney's 'Alice in Wonderland' Sequel

4:10 PM 5/30/2013 by Jeff Giles
Alice in Wonderland
The folks at Disney must be happy with director James Bobin's work on the upcoming The Muppets...Again!, because according to Variety, they're getting ready to hand him the keys to another sequel.

Disney Plans Return to 'Wonderland'; Linda Woolverton Writing Script

9:56 PM 12/7/2012 by Binh Ngo
Alice in Wonderland
When a movie makes over $1 billion at the global box office, a sequel is not only probable, but is expected. The surprise here is how long it took to get things going. The movie in question here is Disney's 2010 live-action/CGI movie Alice in Wonderland. Directed by Tim Burton, the movie stars Mia Wasikowska as Alice and Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter.

Disney mad for 'Alice in Wonderland' sequel

Alice in Wonderland – Mouse House go-to scribe Linda Woolverton penning sequel to $1 billion hit. 6 years 27 weeks ago via jackiechan


Posted February 14th, 2012 by Binh Ngo

When Princess Aurora is born, the entire kingdom is delighted, except for the evil fairy Maleficent, who places a curse on the young beauty that only a prince can break. Sent into hiding for her own safety and protected by fairies Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather, "Briar Rose" lives in the forest, unaware of her royal blood.


Disney Sets Robert Stromberg To Helm 'Maleficent' – Disney has tapped Robert Stromberg to make his feature directorial debut on Maleficent, the Linda Woolverton-scripted revisionist take on the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale that is being constructed as a star vehicle for Angelina Jolie to play the villainess. While Stromberg is new to the director’s chair, he is no stranger to dealing with big ticket spectacle films. 7 years 23 weeks ago via theothersenhman

Beauty and the Beast

Posted November 23rd, 2011 by Binh Ngo

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ magical classic Beauty and the Beast returns to the big screen in Disney Digital 3D, introducing a whole new generation to the Disney classic with stunning new 3D imagery. The film captures the fantastic journey of Belle (voice of Paige O’Hara), a bright and beautiful young woman who’s taken prisoner by a hideous beast (voice of Robby Benson) in his castle.

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