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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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FROZEN: CFQ Spotlight Podcast 4:46

FROZEN: CFQ Spotlight Podcast 4:46

A Disney princess movie with a vengeance, the cg animated FROZEN offers up no less than two princesses for the marketing department to turn into ancillary merchandise: one sweet and plucky (voiced by Kristen Bell); the other (Idina Menzel) cursed with the ability to freeze whatever she touches, with no Professor X around to whisk [...]

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.

Monsters University review

Monsters University review

No match for Pixar’s best work, but a step in the right direction after some recent disappointments
Mike and Sully are back, but they are not friends till the end – well, at least not until the third act. It’s as if Pixar Animation Studios took a look at MONSTERS INC. and said, “The Mike-Sully relationship [...]

Here’s What’s Going On 06/21/2013: POLTERGEIST Remake in the Works

Here’s What’s Going On 06/21/2013: POLTERGEIST Remake in the Works

Helena Bonham-Carter giving CINDERELLA a hand… A new family gets spooked by the POLTERGEIST… Brad Pitt has family issues in WORLD WAR Z…

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Cinefantastique's Greatest Movie Cheats: Tangled

Cinefantastique’s Greatest Movie Cheats: Tangled

All movies cheat, but horror, fantasy films, and science fiction films are a special case. Every motion picture shoots its scenes over and over, then edits the best bits together to hide the seams: camera angles conceal objects the filmmakers do not want us to see; lens filters enhance the look of real locations, while [...]

Iron Man 3 in theatres May 3

Iron Man 3 in theatres May 3

Walt Disney Pictures releases the third IRON MAN movie during the lucrative month of May (”summer” blockbusters don’t wait for summer anymore). Robert Downey Jr. returns as Tony Stark, the man in the iron suit, along iwth Dwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts, Don Cheadle as James Rhodes/War Machine, and Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan. However, [...]

Monsters University in theatres June 21

Monsters University in theatres June 21

Walt Disney Pictures releases the latest computer-animated fantasy from Pixar Animation Stuidios – a prequel to the popular MONSTERS, INC. This time, we get to see Mike Wazowski (Billy Crystal) and Sulley (John Goodman) back in their college days, when they were studying – and competing – to beomc the scariest monsters. Steve Buscemi, Jennifer [...]

Oz The Great and Powerful in theatres March 8

Oz The Great and Powerful in theatres March 8

Walt Disney Pictures releases this prequel to THE WIZARD OF OZ, which explains how a sideshow magician was swept away in a balloon to the magical land, where he became the titular character. Sam Raimi directed from a screenplay by Mitchell Kapner and David Lindsay-Abaire, based on the novel by L. Frank Baum, “The Wonderful [...]