Quicklinks
Top Links
biography by votes awardsNewsDeskmessage board
Filmographies
overviewby type by year by ratings by votes awards by genre by keyword
Biographical
biography other works publicity photo galleryNewsDeskmessage board
External Links
official sites miscellaneous photographs sound clips video clips

Connect with IMDb



2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009

1-20 of 336 items from 2014   « Prev | Next »


Warner Bros.’ ‘Lego Movie’ Takes BAFTA Kids’ Award

24 November 2014 2:01 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

London — Warner Bros.’ “The Lego Movie” won the kids’ feature film prize at the BAFTA Children’s Awards Sunday, fighting off competition from “Maleficent,” “How to Train Your Dragon 2” and “Frozen.”

Cartoon Network won the kids’ channel of the year prize, while its show “Adventure Time” took the award for international program.

Kindle Entertainment was named independent production company of the year, and was part of the team behind online mystery-drama “Dixi,” which nabbed the BAFTA for original interactive show. Disney Animated won for adapted interactive show. The vidgames category was won by Nintendo’s racing title “Mario Kart 8.”

Katie Morag,” which is produced by Move on Up, won the BAFTA for drama, and the show’s 9 year-old lead Cherry Campbell took home the performer prize. Debbie Moon won the writer’s prize for “Wolfblood.”

Love Productions’ “Junior Bake Off” excelled in the entertainment category. Maverick Television’s “Operation Ouch! »

- Leo Barraclough

Permalink | Report a problem


Warner Bros.’ ‘Lego Movie’ Takes BAFTA Kids’ Award

24 November 2014 2:01 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Warner Bros.’ “The Lego Movie” won the kids’ feature film prize at the BAFTA Children’s Awards Sunday, fighting off competition from “Maleficent,” “How to Train Your Dragon 2” and “Frozen.”

Cartoon Network won the kids’ channel of the year prize, while its show “Adventure Time” took the award for international program.

Kindle Entertainment was named independent production company of the year, and was part of the team behind online mystery-drama “Dixi,” which nabbed the BAFTA for original interactive show. Disney Animated won for adapted interactive show. The vidgames category was won by Nintendo’s racing title “Mario Kart 8.”

Katie Morag,” which is produced by Move on Up, won the BAFTA for drama, and the show’s 9 year-old lead Cherry Campbell took home the performer prize. Debbie Moon won the writer’s prize for “Wolfblood.”

Love Productions’ “Junior Bake Off” excelled in the entertainment category. Maverick Television’s “Operation Ouch! »

- Leo Barraclough

Permalink | Report a problem


First Glimpse Of Cinderella Ahead Of Wednesday’s Trailer Debut

18 November 2014 8:22 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Whether we really needed another big-screen Cinderella adaptation is up for discussion, but few would argue that Shakespeare-skewing thesp Kenneth Branagh is a poor choice to tackle the classic fairy tale. His visually sumptuous take, starring Downton Abbey breakout Lily James as the eponymous protagonist, doesn’t open until next March, but with Disney gearing up to release the first trailer for the film tomorrow, the studio has seen fit to sneak a few seconds of footage online.

Though there’s certainly not much in the 15-second teaser, one quickly gets the impression that this Cinderella will be a sizable visual treat, à la Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland and (to a lesser degree) Robert Stromberg’s Maleficent. In addition to James, the film stars Richard Madden, Cate Blanchett, Holliday Grainger, Sophie McShera, Helena Bonham CarterStellan SkarsgårdNonso Anozie, Derek Jacobi, Hayley Atwell and Ben Chaplin.

Here’s the official plot description, »

- Isaac Feldberg

Permalink | Report a problem


Maleficent Blu-Ray Review

13 November 2014 6:17 PM, PST | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

Maleficent Blu-Ray Review

You may think you know the story of Sleeping Beauty, but Maleficent dares to opt for changing your mind about that. The story starts long before you imagined, with a young fairy who meets a young human thief. By way of impressive visuals, and surprisingly “normal” events, young Maleficent and Stefan become the best of friends. When Maleficent comes of age, she becomes the protector of her magical forest, which means when the King comes calling, and doesn’t fare well, she is the target of his rage. A now very ambitious Stefan sees an opportunity.

This naturally leads to a great betrayal, and Stefan becoming King. This gives us the opening to sell us the story that Maleficent isn’t just the evil witch who comes to curse Aurora, but is instead the largely justified, though perhaps overzealous, wronged fairy looking to exact revenge.

Though the »

- Marc Eastman

Permalink | Report a problem


Angelina Jolie's Maleficent Gets An Honest Trailer

11 November 2014 9:28 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Maleficent” is the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the 1959 classic “Sleeping Beauty.” A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land’s fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal—an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces an epic battle with the invading king’s successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom—and perhaps to Maleficent’s true happiness as well. Maleficent is being directed by Robert Stromberg, based on a screenplay by Paul Dini and Linda Woolverton. The cast includes: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, »

Permalink | Report a problem


Juno Temple, Imelda Staunton and Lesley Manville discuss Maleficent

6 November 2014 9:05 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

The actresses who brought Maleficent's three fairies to life discuss the film.

Maleficent is an enchanting tale that explores the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain. With the fantasy adventure set to cast a wondrous new spell on Blu-ray, Digital HD, Disney Movies Anywhere, DVD and On-Demand platforms, we catch up with acclaimed actresses Juno Temple, Lesley Manville and Imelda Staunton – who play a trio of pixies in Maleficent – to get a deeper insight into the magical movie.

Q: How would you describe your pixie characters?

Imelda Staunton: There are three of us in the story. There’s Knotgrass, which is played by myself. There is Thistlewit, who is played by the wonderful Juno Temple. And there’s Flittle, who is played by the glorious Lesley Manville.

Q: How do the pixies fit into the story of Maleficent?

Juno Temple: The trio of pixies is »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Victor Medina)

Permalink | Report a problem


Q&A with Maleficent director Robert Stromberg

4 November 2014 4:50 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

The director of Maleficent discusses his film.

Robert Stromberg makes his debut in feature film directing with the Disney fantasy adventure, Maleficent. With the enchanted movie set to cast a wondrous new spell on Blu-ray, Digital HD, Disney Movies Anywhere, DVD and On-Demand platforms, we catch up with the iconic filmmaker to get a deeper insight into the making of the live-action version of the classic tale of Sleeping Beauty

Q: How would you describe the visual appeal of Maleficent?

Stromberg: Not only did I want to have an element of fantasy and a surreal quality – but I also wanted Maleficent to be a bit more grounded in reality. In some of my previous films, I’ve taken the surreal elements and made them the strongest points. In Maleficent we've taken the opposite approach: we started with real and augmented after the fact, so I think it’s a completely new look. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Victor Medina)

Permalink | Report a problem


Maleficent Blu-Ray Review

4 November 2014 7:57 AM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Title: Maleficent Walt Disney Studios Director:Robert Stromberg Writer: Linda Woolverton Cast: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlito Copley, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, Leslie Manville Running Time: 97 minutes, Rated PG Special Features: Aurora: Becoming A Beauty [4:53]; From Fairy Tale to Feature Film [8:12]; Building an Epic Battle [5:42]; Classic Couture [1:33]; Maleficent Revealed [4:43]; 5 Deleted Scenes [6:37] Available November 4th Warning: Thar be spoilers. The live-action story of Sleeping Beauty with a twist. The evil fairy Maleficent was not always evil. Young fairy Maleficent (Isobelle Molloy)  is the designated law keeper in the woods. All of the woodland folk go to her for dangers and curiosities that  [ Read More ]

The post Maleficent Blu-Ray Review appeared first on Shockya.com. »

- juliana

Permalink | Report a problem


Review: Maleficent

2 November 2014 2:00 PM, PST | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Gregory Maguire had no idea what he was unleashing when he wrote Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West in 1995. Since then, a tremendous amount of energy has been spent on revisiting the antagonists from fairy tales to modern fiction in an effort to explain their motivations. Quite often, the opponent is more interesting than the protagonist so there’s an appetite to understanding what made them “evil”.

Another trend has been taking the classic fairy tales and first making them into palatable Disney animated fare followed by live-action adaptations and stage editions. By combining the above, we arrive this year with Maleficent. Perhaps the single most arresting visual in the Disney rogues gallery, this cunning sorcerer has given generations nightmares since the cartoon version arrived in 1959.

With Angelina Jolie as the title character, this had the making of a fascinating character story hidden under layers of action, »

- Robert Greenberger

Permalink | Report a problem


DVD Review: 'Maleficent'

19 October 2014 6:21 AM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★★☆☆In the House of Mouse's third attempt at reinventing a classic fairytale as a live action adventure, director Robert Stromberg brings us a new twist on Sleeping Beauty with Maleficent (2014), starring Angelina Jolie as the titular villain turned misunderstood hero. Opening to a CGI-heavy landscape, we meet a diminutive Maleficent (Isobelle Molloy) dwelling in a tree, fixing broken branches and generally being a child of nature as she flies through the air upon her wings. A voiceover tells us that the world this horned heroine inhabits is divided into two. One is a peaceful land of magic, the Moor, where button-nosed trolls waddle through the marshes and all manner of flying creatures pepper the skies.

»

- CineVue UK

Permalink | Report a problem


Maleficent Blu-Ray Review

14 October 2014 3:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Available On 3D Blu-ray, Blu Ray™ & DVD 20th October 2014

Director: Robert Stromberg

Cast: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple

Certificate: PG

Running Time: 97 minutes

Extras: From Fairy Tale to Feature Film, Building an Epic Battle, Aurora: Becoming A Beauty, Classic Couture, Maleficent Revealed.

Disney’s Maleficent heads out with the intention of a fresh angle on a classic story but where the beauty of possibility is endless, the final result is disappointingly underwhelming.

We initially follow the young life of Maleficent, as she grows up in a tranquil forest kingdom but one day an invading Scottish army of some kind – I think that’s the accent they’re going for – tries to steal the land and break the harmony. As time goes by, our Maleficent becomes the protector of her realm but then suffers a ruthless, somewhat horrific, act of betrayal and it turns »

- Dan Bullock

Permalink | Report a problem


Maleficent Comes Home On Blu-Ray And DVD Nov. 4th Packed With Extras

7 August 2014 10:57 AM, PDT | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

Maleficent managed to take the world by storm, and the Disney effort is hitting on Blu-Ray November 4th with a lot of bonus features for fans.

Despite the fact that the movie eventually started catching varying degrees of backlash, it still won over audiences everywhere, and most critics, and fans are getting the treat they deserve with the release. Check the full release info below for the full list of extras.

Disney’S Greatest Villain Comes To Life

In The Wickedly Fun, Fantasy Adventure Starring

Academy Award®-Winner Angelina Jolie Disney’S “Maleficent

Arrives On Disney Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, Digital HD, Disney Movies Anywhere,

DVD & On-Demand Nov. 4, 2014!

Disney’s most iconic villain “Maleficent” comes to life for all to own, November 4, 2014. Starring Academy Award®-winning actress Angelina Jolie (Best Supporting Actress, “Girl, Interrupted,” 2000) as Maleficent, this wickedly fun twist on the classic “Sleeping Beauty” will be made available on Disney Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, »

- Marc Eastman

Permalink | Report a problem


Transformers 4 Is The First Film To Make $1 Billion In 2014

3 August 2014 4:36 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

On the whole, this has not been a great summer for Hollywood. As we reported last month, box office profits across the board are down 20% compared to what they were in 2013. That being said, the season hasn't been completely without its bright spots. Guardians of the Galaxy made a surprising $94 million this past weekend, and other substantial hits have included titles like Bryan Singer's X-Men: Days of Future Past, Robert Stromberg's Maleficent and Phil Lord and Chris Miller's 22 Jump Street. In comparison to this summer's biggest hit so far, however, they pale in comparison - as do all of the other movies released so far in 2014. Box Office Mojo's calculations have revealed that Michael Bay's Transformers: Age of Extinction has become the first film of the year to make more than $1 billion at the global box office. The statistics show that the movie has made $241 million »

Permalink | Report a problem


'Maleficent' Blu-ray and DVD Releases November 4th

1 August 2014 8:05 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Disney's most iconic villain Maleficent comes to life for all to own, November 4, 2014. Starring Academy Award-winning actress Angelina Jolie (Best Supporting Actress, Girl, Interrupted, 2000) as Maleficent, this wickedly fun twist on the classic Sleeping Beauty will be made available on Disney Blu-ray Combo Pack, Digital HD, Disney Movies Anywhere, DVD and On-Demand platforms.

After enchanting audiences around the world and grossing more than $700 million in worldwide box office, this live-action, fantasy adventure casts a wondrous new spell on Blu-ray and Digital HD, featuring stunning high definition picture and sound, plus spellbinding, all-new bonus features, including several deleted scenes and behind-the-scenes featurettes that take viewers deeper behind the scenes of the filmmaking magic.

Join the cast and crew as they explore how Disney's animated classic Sleeping Beauty was re-imagined as an innovative, live-action epic in "From Fairy Tale to Feature Film." Discover how King Henry and Maleficent's opening battle scene »

- MovieWeb

Permalink | Report a problem


Maleficent hits $700 million at the worldwide box office

28 July 2014 2:02 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It may have been met with a mixed reception, but that hasn’t prevented Disney’s live-action Sleeping Beauty reimagining Maleficent from crossing $700 million at the global box office.

The Angelina Jolie-headlined fairy tale fantasy is currently sitting on $715,019,000 worldwide, making it the third biggest earner of the year behind Transformers: Age of Extinction ($966.4 million) and X-Men: Days of Future Past ($739.5 million). In all, it’s the fifth film to reach the $700 million mark this year, with fellow Disney release Captain America: The Winter Soldier earning $713 million and Sony’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2 sitting on $706.3 million.

Directed by Robert Stromberg, Maleficent stars Angelina Jolie (The Tourist), Elle Fanning (Super 8), Sharlto Copley (Elysium), Imelda Staunton (The Pirates! Band of Misfits), Miranda Richardson (The Hours), Juno Temple (The Dark Knight Rises), and Lesley Manville (Romeo and Juliet). Read our reviews here, here and here.

The post Maleficent hits $700 million »

- Gary Collinson

Permalink | Report a problem


Disney’s Maleficent crosses $600 million worldwide

3 July 2014 1:25 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Good news for Disney this morning as Maleficent has crossed the $600 million mark, becoming the fourth movie in 2014 – and the first non-comic book movie – to do so.

Now in its fifth week of release, Maleficent has taken $205 million domestically and around $400 million in worldwide markets, which also makes this the biggest live-action success of Angelina Jolie’s career. The movie is now out in the majority of the major markets having taken roughly $40 million in China. It opens in Japan this weekend.

The other movies to cross the $600 million mark this year are Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and X-Men: Days of Future Past.

From Disney comes Maleficent—the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the 1959 classic Sleeping Beauty. A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army »

- Luke Owen

Permalink | Report a problem


Angelina Jolie-Starrer ‘Maleficent’ Casting $600M Worldwide Spell

2 July 2014 12:04 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

After five weeks in release, and just before it hits its last overseas market, Disney’s Sleeping Beauty spinoff Maleficent is poised to cross $600M worldwide today. The studio notes this is its 2nd release of the year to pass the threshold, and its 20th ever. Directed by Robert Stromberg and starring Angelina Jolie, the film started rolling out internationally on May 28 and opened in North America on May 30. It bowed there at No. 1 with $69.4M and has remained in the Top Five since. It crossed $200M domestically this weekend, and through July 1 is at $205M. At […] »

Permalink | Report a problem


'Maleficent' and 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' Alternate Costume Designs

30 June 2014 7:52 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Concept Artist Jerad S. Marantz has released a group of new photos that give us a look at some of his ideas for Angelina Jolie's title character Maleficent as her costume morphed into what we see on screen now. he also has a different take on Ellen Page's Kitty Pryde in X-Men: Days of Future Past. Both projects have already premiered and have brought in almost $1 Billion worldwide. Take a look at some of the alternate designs we might have seen in the movie, first with Angelina Jolie's dark fairy Maleficent.

Here, we see Ellen Page with an altered hair style and slightly different costume before she embarks on her time traveling adventure in X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Both X-Men: Days of Future Past and Maleficent are still playing in theaters nationwide.

Maleficent was released May 30th, 2014 and stars Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, Lesley Manville, »

- MovieWeb

Permalink | Report a problem


Faerie Evil: The Making of Maleficent

24 June 2014 11:14 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Trevor Hogg chats with director Robert Stromberg, production visual effects supervisor Carey Villegas, visual effects supervisors Seth Maury and Kelly Port, digital effects supervisor Darren Hendler, and previs supervisor Mark Nelson about reviving a Disney classic…

“There are not many production designers/visual effects people who have made the leap which doesn’t make sense to me because it seems like the perfect breeding ground to moving up into directing,” reflects filmmaker Robert Stromberg who started as a matte painter and became the Oscar-winning production designer for Avatar [2009] and Alice in Wonderland [2010].  “On Master and Commander [2003] I met Peter Weir and we hit it off.  I came in as a Visual Effects Supervisor and spent so much time with Peter that I became a liaison between him and Ilm.   We started talking about other things especially about characters and what it is like to direct.  I learned so much from »

- Trevor Hogg

Permalink | Report a problem


‘Maleficent’s Robert Stromberg Closing On ‘Ted’ For Most Successful In Losing Helming Virginity

23 June 2014 4:44 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Update: Well, my bad on this one. Robert Stromberg has a ways to go before his camp can claim the first timer worldwide gross record. Right now, that resides with Seth MacFarlane, whose feature debut Ted grossed $549 million worldwide. They can call me back if he eclipses the mark as his reps had claimed. I forgot about MacFarlane. With Maleficent reaching $521 million, Robert Stromberg has set the global box office record for the biggest-grossing live-action directing debut. He has toppled Joseph Kosinski, whose first outing Tron Legacy grossed just slightly more than $400 million worldwide. Stromberg far outpaces […] »

Permalink | Report a problem


2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009

1-20 of 336 items from 2014   « Prev | Next »


IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners