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In part it looks like a horror-thriller, but Magic Magic is more an unnervingly plausible depiction of mental breakdown, and it features a couple of career-high performances
Chilean director Sebastián Silva gave us a clever and disturbing psycho-chiller of domestic servitude in his 2009 movie The Maid, then teamed up with Michael Cera for the peyote-dream road movie Crystal Fairy. Now he reunites with Cera for Magic Magic, a film with some mannerisms that make it look like a horror-thriller, although it is more a disquieting and unnervingly plausible depiction of mental breakdown. Juno Temple takes her career to the next level with this artless, raw performance, something to be compared with Catherine Deneuve in Polanski's Repulsion, and Cera comes into his own as a natural villain and the nastiest piece of work to be seen in the cinema all year. Temple is Alicia, who has come to Chile to hang »
- Peter Bradshaw
With a little over six weeks to go until its release, Walt Disney Pictures has debuted the first featurette for Maleficent, Oscar-winning production designer Robert Stromberg’s (Alice in Wonderland) live-action reimagining of the animated classic Sleeping Beauty starring Angelina Jolie (The Tourist) as the Mistress of All Evil and Elle Fanning (Super 8) as Princess Aurora. Check it out below…
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 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, »
- Gary Collinson
Stars Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning delve into the story and mythology behind Maleficent in the first featurette for this Disney fantasy adventure. This dark take on the original 1959 animated classic Sleeping Beauty steers things in a new direction, offering a peek behind the curtain at this iconic villain with the stone heart. The cast and crew promise audiences something they won't expect, in theaters this May.
Maleficent comes to theaters May 30th, 2014 and stars Angelina Jolie, Juno Temple, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, Toby Regbo, Brenton Thwaites, Peter Capaldi, Ella Purnell. The film is directed by Robert Stromberg. »
Disney has released the first Maleficent featurette. The film tells the story of Sleeping Beauty from the perspective of the titular villain (Angelina Jolie), and how a betrayal sets off a drive for revenge and a fierce desire to protect the moors over which she presides. This featurette features interviews with Jolie, Elle Fanning (who plays the Princess Aurora), screenwriter Linda Woolverton (The Lion King), and director Robert Stromberg (the two-time Oscar winning art director of Avatar and Alice in Wonderland). Their interviews help provide a few more details about the story, and the featurette also has some bits of new footage. Hit the jump to check out the featurette. The film also stars Sharlto Copley, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, and Lesley Manville. Maleficent opens in 2D and 3D on May 30th. Via Cbm. Here’s the official synopsis for Maleficent: “Maleficent” explores the untold story of »
- Matt Goldberg
“Maleficent” explores the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the classic “Sleeping Beauty” and the elements of her betrayal that ultimately turn her pure heart to stone. Driven by revenge and a fierce desire to protect the moors over which she presides, Maleficent cruelly places an irrevocable curse upon the human king’s newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Aurora is caught in the middle of the seething conflict between the forest kingdom she has grown to love and the human kingdom that holds her legacy. Maleficent realizes that Aurora may hold the key to peace in the land and is forced to take drastic actions that will change both worlds forever. Starring Angelina Jolie, Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple and Lesley Manville, Maleficent is directed by Robert Stromberg and opens on on May 30th, 2014. »
Beginning tomorrow, April 18, guests at Disney Parks on both coasts will be able to enjoy an exclusive sneak peek at Walt Disney Studios' Maleficent . This special extended sneak peek will play daily in RealD 3D at Disney's Hollywood Studios in the ABC Sound Studio and at Disney California Adventure park. Also, Walt Disney Pictures has released a new featurette on the May 30 release which you can watch below! The action adventure stars Angelina Jolie, Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple and Lesley Manville. 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 »
A group of attractive young people holidaying in an isolated rural cottage doesn't tend to bode well in cinema, but Sebastián Silva's troubling psychological thriller largely eschews cabin-in-the-woods convention, and cements Juno Temple as one of the most compelling young actresses working today. Playing a fragile tourist who suffers a horribly drawn-out psychotic break, Temple puts to use the same off-kilter naivety and quiet volatility that made her a standout in Killer Joe.
Alicia (Temple) arrives bleary-eyed to visit her cousin Sara (Emily Browning) and her friends in Chile; she's never been outside of the Us before, and seems on-edge from the start. As the group travels across the country to reach their remote getaway, there's an air of veiled hostility and passive-aggression towards the socially awkward Alicia, »
With the long-overdue return to Basin City finally on the horizon, the official Sin City: A Dame to Kill For Facebook page has released a selection of storyboards from the eagerly-anticipated sequel…
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is set for release on August 22nd, with a cast that also includes returning Sin City stars Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Bruce Willis, Rosario Dawson, Powers Booth and Jaime King alongside newcomers Eva Green (300: Rise of an Empire), Josh Brolin (Old Boy), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (The Dark Knight Rises), Ray Liotta (Goodfellas), Dennis Haysbert (24), Jamie Chung (Believe), Juno Temple (Killer Joe), Alexa Vega (Machete Kills), Christopher Meloni (Man of Steel), Lady Gaga (Machete Kills), Stacy Keach (The Bourne Legacy) and Jeremy Piven (Entourage). Watch the first trailer here.
The post Official storyboards from Sin City: A Dame To Kill For appeared first on Flickering Myth. »
- Gary Collinson
Disney has released a batch of new high-resolution Maleficent images from director Robert Stromberg’s upcoming fantasy-adventure film. The pic tells the story of how the titular Sleeping Beauty villain turned antagonist, as Angelina Jolie plays a woman whose betrayal sets off a drive of revenge and a fierce desire to protect the moors over which she presides. As we get closer to the pic’s release date, more and more visual effects shots are being completed. Thus far this looks to be a very VFX-heavy outing, and these new Maleficent images give us a look at some of the CGI creatures—both big and small—that populate the fantasy tentpole. Hit the jump to check out the new Maleficent images. The film also stars Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, and Lesley Manville. Maleficent opens in 2D and 3D on May 30th. Here’s the »
- Adam Chitwood
In addition to some recently released live-action images, we've now got a look at some of Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For storyboard images used for the film. To me, they look like panels from Miller's source material, which makes sense considering his films are aimed at bringing the pages of his graphic novels to life. Plenty of style on display here, but we'll have to wait until later this summer to see if the sequel's got the substance to match. *Fyi, the images could be considered Nsfw depending on how uptight your workplace is. Starring Josh Brolin, Eva Green, Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Bruce Willis, Rosario Dawson, Jaime King, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Dennis Haysbert, Jamie Chung, Powers Boothe, Christopher Lloyd, Christopher Meloni, Jeremy Piven, Ray Liotta, Juno Temple, Stacy Keach, and Julia Garner, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For opens on August 22nd. Hit the jump »
- Dave Trumbore
Juno Temple delivers a superb performance as Alicia, an unhappy teen dispatched from California to Chile to chill with her cousin Sarah (Browning) and Sarah's boyfriend Agustín (Agustín Silva). Hooking up with some buddies, they venture into a verdant forested island for some down time... but pretty soon the antsy Alicia feels alienated, particularly by the bullying Brink (Cera) who enjoys revelling in her discomfort. »
Alicia’s (Juno Temple) vacation starts like any other, when she visits her best friend Sarah (Emily Browning) in Santiago, Chile. Sarah has planned a fun filled trip with Alicia and her new group of friends, Brink (Michael Cera), her boyfriend Agustin (Agustin Silva) and his not so fun, chaperoning sister, Barbara (Catalina Sandino Moreno).
In Magic Magic, they plan a road trip to Agustin’s parents’ home in south Chile, when Sarah suddenly has to return to school for unexplained reasons that leave Alicia alone in an unfamiliar place with unfamiliar people. Sarah is scheduled to return in a couple of days and convinces Alicia to continue on the trip without her…
Alicia desperately tries to settle into her unfamiliar surroundings but finds it difficult. Everyone else thinks her increasingly erratic behaviour is irrational and that she is simply being a spoiled brat. The language barrier, atop their lack of compassion, »
- Dan Bullock
Director: Sebastian Silva.
Running Time: 97 minutes.
Synopsis: Alicia (Juno Temple) finds herself mentally unravelling in remote Chile, leaving those around her questioning her sanity or whether it’s all an act.
Sent by her family to stay with cousin Sarah (Emily Browning) for unknown reasons, the introductory idyllic, watery Chilean landscapes are a far cry from the bleak, sinister tones that soon override proceedings. Though appearing in trailers as a horror that takes place on a remote island, Magic Magic spends far more time concerned with the slow burning unravelling of Alicia’s mind than the eerie or supernatural.
Left alone with Sarah’s boyfriend and friends »
- Emma Thrower
Ahead of its release next month, Walt Disney Pictures has released a batch of fourteen images from its upcoming live-action Sleeping Beauty reimagining Maleficent, which sees Oscar-winning production designer Robert Stromberg (Alice in Wonderland) directing Angelina Jolie (The Tourist) as the iconic Mistress of All Evil. Check them out here via Stitch Kingdom….
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 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. »
- Gary Collinson
Disney has released 14 new photos from their upcoming fantasy adventure Maleficent, offering a great look at the title villain herself, played by Angelina Jolie. We also get new images of Elle Fanning as Princess Aurora and Sam Riley as Diaval, along with a fierce dragon, a couple of well meaning trolls, and two of the fairies played by Imelda Staunton (Knotgrass) and Lesley Manville (Flittle) in this upcoming fairy tale.
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The untold story of the villain from Sleeping Beauty reveals the events that hardened Maleficent's heart and drove her to curse the baby, Aurora, only to later realize that the child may hold the key to peace in the land.
“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, »
Emily Browning appears to be one of the busiest actresses around, starring in a variety of projects – each different from the next – ranging from Pompeii, to God Help the Girl to Magic Magic. It’s the latter which we discussed with the talented performer about – speaking to us on the phone from La.
Magic Magic was shot on location in Chile, and we spoke to Browning about her experience in the country, where she worked closely with one of her best friends Juno Temple. She also tells us about her life in La, why she misses London, and her thoughts on why so many Australian actors leave their home town to seek pastures new.
Of course choosing a project is down to the script and material, the director, the cast – but it must be a pretty nice bonus when it involves shooting on location in Chile?
Oh yeah, absolutely. Everything »
- Stefan Pape
Warner Brothers is currently seeking talent for the feature film “Black Mass,” starring Johnny Depp, Dakota Johnson, Juno Temple, and Guy Pearce. The star-studded film “tells the true story of The true story of Billy Bulger, Whitey Bulger, FBI agent John Connelly and the FBI’s witness protection program that was created by J. Edgar Hoover.” Several day players and extras are being sought. Professional pay will be provided, and auditions will be held April 12-13 in Dorchester, Mass. For more details, check out the casting notice for “Black Mass” here, and be sure to check out the rest of our audition listings! Tons of famous actors started as extras. Read about them here! »
Some quick UK distro news has come in for Alexandre Aja's Horns (review) starring Daniel Radcliffe and Juno Temple. The flick will see its premiere across the pond on October 31st, 2014. Still no word on a domestic release.
Horns, a supernatural thriller driven by fantasy, mystery, and romance, follows Ig Perrish (Radcliffe), the number one suspect for the violent rape and murder of his girlfriend, Merrin (Temple). Hungover from a night of hard drinking, Ig awakens one morning to find horns starting to grow from his own head and soon realizes their power drives people to confess their sins and give in to their most selfish and unspeakable impulses – an effective tool in his quest to discover the true circumstances of his late girlfriend’s tragedy and for exacting revenge on her killer.
This rock and roll infused dark fantasy explores why bad things happen to good people »
- Steve Barton
Horns, the adaptation of the Joe Hill novel directed by Alex Aja, has eluded us for far too long. The film made its festival debut last fall and then things went way too quiet. Shortly after its premiere in Toronto, Radius-twc acquired the movie - starring Daniel Radcliffe and Juno Temple. Today, we're learning that a UK release date has been locked in for October 31st which means a domestic debut will likely be somewhere around this time as well.
- Ryan Turek
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