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Maleficent - Spotlight Podcast 5:21

Maleficent – Spotlight Podcast 5:21

Angelina Jolie is marvelously wicked in Walt Disney Pictures’ live-action MALEFICENT, but is the film’s attempt to de-villain-ize its villainess a success or a failure? Check out this (belated) installment of the Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast to find out. Lawrence French and Steve Biodrowski debate the wisdom or retro-fitting classic tales with updated elements that may [...]

Maleficent review

Maleficent review

The goofiest filmed version of classic literature since THE SCARLET LETTER was “freely adapted” from Nathaniel Hawthorne in 1995 attempts to gene-splice a new WICKED-esque back story with the familiar elements of Disney’s SLEEPING BEAUTY, resulting in a cluttered feature film whose pieces fit with all the symmetry of two separate puzzles mixed randomly together.
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X-Men: Days of Future Past – Radio Film Review

X-Men: Days of Future Past – Radio Film Review

Time is, time was, time’s X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST. There were clearly commercial reasons why the latest chapter in the X-MEN franchise had to be a time travel tale: Having previously flubbed the introduction of a new, younger Professor X and Magneto  (James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender, respectively) in X-MEN: FIRST CLASS, the producers [...]

Maleficent trailer

Check out the official teaser trailer for MALEFICENT, Walt Disney Pictures’ live-action fantasy film starring Angelina Jolie as the wicked witch made famous in their animated SLEEPING BEAUTY.

Lara Croft Origin Film?

Lara Croft Origin Film?

“Daring new adventures for” TOMB RAIDERS “young and dynamic Lara Croft.”

Jolie wants to be Maleficent for Tim Burton

DigitalSpy.com recycles an unconfirmed report in the Los Angeles Times that Angelina Jolie would like to play the title role in MALEFICENT for director Tim Burton. The proposed remake of Disney’s SLEEPING BEAUTY would be scripted Linda Wolverton, who performed similar duties for on Burton’s ALICE IN WONDERLAND remake.

Angelina Jolie drawn by Gravity

NYMag.com reports that actress Angelina Jolie has passed on appearing in  WANTED 2, a proposed sequel to the 2008 action hit, for Universal Pictures. Apparently, she preferred another project that Universal had developed for her, but the studio put it into turaround - and she decided to follow it to Warner Brothers, when that studio eagerly [...]

Wanted: an adrenalin-fueled fantasy - Borderland Film Review

Wanted: an adrenalin-fueled fantasy – Borderland Film Review

“Let’s not get too serious about this film. It’s just supposed to be a fun movie, but the idea of assassinating one person to save thousands is very interesting…”—Angelina Jolie
As the summer movie-going season enters full swing, you sometimes feel a bit jaded by the plethora of action pictures that make their dominance so [...]