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And the "Frozen" merch train continues on: next stop, the altar.
For all you grown women who want to dress like Elsa from Frozen on your wedding day, this one is for you:
We thought Frozen mania would have peaked with the announcement of an amusement park ride (after all, the movie did come out nearly a year ago), but Disney Consumer Products is teaming with designer Alfred Angelo to release an Elsa wedding dress.
Related: This is why Disney characters rarely have moms...
InStyle got the first look of the sketch:
“She is beautiful and elegant, and her inner beauty shines through when she is ultimately not afraid to embrace who she is with confidence and poise,” Chief Creative Officer Michele Piccione told InStyle. “We wanted »
Amir here, with this month’s edition of team top ten. As the art of acting and our interpretation of it evolve, definitions of what we consider a good performance change. It’s become an annual tradition to discuss whether a motion capture performance or some “alternative” form of acting deserves to be in the awards race. Last year’s topic of conversation was Scarlatt Johansson’s voice work in Her and that's the topic we’ve turned our attention to. (Thanks to Michael Cusumano for his suggestion!)
Voice acting has existed since cinema found sound and it has contributed to the medium in more memorable ways than a list of ten entries can represent. We were not limited in our option to animated films or any genre. So long as the voice performance was not accompanied by visual aids from the same performer (e.g. Andy Serkis’s work »
- Amir S.
2014 has been a pretty miserable year for the box office, with summer revenue at an eight-year low and down by 15% from 2013, but one studio that seems to have emerged from the dip largely unscathed is Disney. Despite this summer offering a major risk for Marvel Studios’ first flop, both Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy can be counted among the biggest hits of 2014 and Disney also enjoyed a surprising amount of success with the live-action Sleeping Beauty prequel/re-imagining Maleficent.
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- H. Shaw-Williams
Has the small screen found its own Fifty Shades of Grey? Televisa USA (Lifetime's Devious Maids) has acquired TV and digital rights to Anne Rice's best-selling book series The Sleeping Beauty, with plans to produce the erotic Bdsm trilogy as a TV series, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. First published in 1983-85 as The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty, Beauty's Punishment and Beauty's Release, the series is set in a medieval fantasy world. The books center on a young princess who, like Sleeping Beauty, is awakened from her long sleep — only in a more provocative fashion than the fairytale. The controversial series — an underground cult hit that has
- Lesley Goldberg
As Above, So Below, is a new horror film that arrives during the dog days of summer. It uses the overly tired faux documentary/found footage style without lending anything new to the genre. The film is marketed as straight horror, yet it leaves the audience without a shred of suspense.
Scarlett (played by the one note Perdita Weeks) is on a harrowing mission to find a secret rock her father also sought in his final days. She does so by breaking every rule imaginable, defacing museums and defiling sacred churches. The danger doesn’t seem to faze her; nor does she care who gets hurts in the process. Needless to say, she’s one self-serving character audiences will find nearly impossible to get behind. She’s clearly not the Lara Croft knock off the filmmakers undoubtedly hoped she would be. Apparently, all clues lead to the largest underground tomb below Paris. »
- Matt Santia
Children’s shows come and go, and often won’t go for far too long, but once in a while we get one that is actually rather fantastic, and Sofia the First is one that sets itself apart from the norm.
Not only is the show a lot of fun, but it explores some interesting themes and concepts in impressive ways. It also has the kind of voice cast that, despite the understanding that people are getting paid, makes you an even bigger fan of people you already thought were pretty cool. When Wayne Brady, Eric Stonestreet, Tim Gunn, and Ariel Winter show up to be part of a children’s show, you have to give them credit.
Well, a new DVD release is coming your way, and it includes the holiday episode plus four additional episodes (some of the best ones), and an ornament.
Check all the info below, »
- Marc Eastman
Morris will play Ryan, the teacher who replaces Jess in the classroom now that she’s vice principal of her school. Ryan is “distractingly handsome” and has a confidence and swagger that irks Jess… until — per EW.com, which first reported the casting — she starts to fall for him. »
Most people know that Transformers: Age of Extinction is the current box office champ of 2014, but do you know which film is second? It's Disney's Maleficent! Yup. This plucky film has grossed more at the worldwide box office than 20th Century Fox's X-Men: Days of Future Past, Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Sony's The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Yet, I don't hear many people talking about that very fact. Seems like kind of a big deal. Guess that is a another feather in the cap for female-driven films. Concept Art by Kimberley Pope Click Here- More Maleficent Concept Art “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 »
One should never assume that anyone is actually dead on ABC's “Once Upon a Time.” Case in point: Kristin Bauer van Straten will reprise the role of Maleficent on the show's upcoming fourth season, a show representative told TheWrap. She's booked for a recurring role with a large story arc. See photo: First Look at ‘Frozen’ Princess Anna on ‘Once Upon a Time’ Based on the Wicked Fairy from the fairytale, “Sleeping Beauty,” Maleficent was apparently killed by Emma (Jennifer Morrison) on the Season 1 finale. Van Straten most recently wrapped seven seasons on HBO's “True Blood” as tough as nails vampiress, »
- Jethro Nededog
Walt Disney Home Entertainment has been dropping catalog titles on Blu-ray for a while now. Once every few months we’ll get a higher end title like The Little Mermaid or the upcoming Sleeping Beauty that gets their own time in the limelight. In between those, they’ve been delivering smaller films and collections in groups of four or five at a time. This time around they’ve mixed it up a little by giving us two newer top-shelf releases with three timeless tales.
Hercules Special Edition brings the story of the Greek hero to Blu-ray for the first time. The Academy Award-nominated movie is filled with great songs and plenty of laughs thanks to Danny DeVito and company. Bonus material includes “From Zero to Hero” Sing-Along, “No Importa La Distancia” Music Video with Ricky Martin, and “The Making of Hercules” featurette.
Edgar Rice Burroughs’ swinging ape man comes to »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Eric Shirey)
Marvel soared while Adam Sandler floundered. Simon takes a closer look at the winners and losers of 2014's summer blockbuster season...
As another summer blockbuster season comes to an end, here's our annual reflection on what worked, what didn't, and who was left with egg on their face.
It's been a surprisingly strong summer season, in truth. Sure, there've been a few misses here and there, but we've found much to enjoy in many of the season's big releases, both in terms of widescreen spectacle and thought-provoking ideas.
So as the summer of 2014 winds to a close, here's what we took out of it...
Taking its usual place in the 'winners' section of articles like these is Marvel Studios, which opened and closed summer blockbuster movie season this year with considerable style.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier garnered strong reviews, and comfortably outperformed its predecessor at the box office. »
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
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
A slew of classic Disney movies are hitting for the first time on Blu-Ray, including one double-pack release, and you’re going to want to make sure to pick these up. You haven’t paid attention to some of these titles for a while, and it’s about time you got the chance to catch them on Blu-Ray. The best part is that there’s a great mix of releases hitting. Bedknobs and Broomsticks is all but lost in the cultural consciousness, and it deserves a return. The Academy Award-winning movie from the year I was born is filled with a lot of fun and adventure, and like most Disney films, holds up well for a whole new generation.
The rest of the group covers a great spectrum, including two animated “big” titles, and a 10th Anniversary release. There’s a lot to expose your family to here, so check out all the info below, »
- Marc Eastman
Between January and August of 2014, local cinemas worldwide entertained moviegoers with themes of sci-fi, documentaries, animation, fairy tales, horror and thrillers.
Glowing up on the big screen were images of clicking colorful bricks, racing trains, mysterious creatures, superheroes – both shielded and guarded, coming-of-age tales and a fond farewell to the best Movie Geek ever.
Small and original storylines or epic stories with big stars, it’s been a good time at the movies this year and a lot for ticket buyers to choose from.
With so many to great films in the first half of 2014, including Snowpiercer, Under The Skin, Enemy, Lone Survivor, Edge Of Tomorrow, and Noah, whittling it down to a list of our “10 Favorite Movies of 2014… So Far” was a challenge.
Check out our lineup and let us know in our comments section below what your favorite movies have been this year. Some of these films are »
- Movie Geeks
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 »
The artist who made this, Sarah White, goes by the name Shira-chan on Deviant Art. She seems pretty twisted. We love her. Her take on Sleeping Beauty is darker and more fun than Maleficent was. This is why you don’t go around kissing random sleeping princesses, Prince. Serves you right. Let this be a lesson to all you guys out there creeping on sleeping ladies. One day you’ll pay the price.
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- Mily Dunbar
Disney has announced the Maleficent Blu-ray release date as November 4, a little over five full months after the Angelina Jolie-starrer began its impressive worldwide box office run. Chalk up that success as the reason Disney is taking their time delivering Maleficent to home video.
Maleficent features Jolie as the iconic witch from Sleeping Beauty, and also stars Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, Juno Temple, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Lesley Manville and Brenton Thwaites. To date the film has earned just over $716 million at the global box office and by far and away has been the most commercially successful film of Angelina Jolie's career.
The Blu-ray edition of Maleficent will come packed with the film on DVD and Digital HD, both of which will also make their debuts on November 4 so Disney is not employing an early digital window. The film will be presented in 2.4:1 1080p video and 7.1 DTS-hd Master Audio. »
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.
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- Gary Collinson
As you may have noticed, here at GeekTyrant we are big Disney Princess fans. Disney Princess art, Disney Princess parodies, Disney Princesses dressed up as better, cooler characters… we love it all. But if we’re going to be honest, some of the Princesses are kind of wimpy, poorly characterized, or totally lacking in agency. Like, what was Aurora’s defining characteristic in the original Sleeping Beauty? I don’t know. It was a cool story, but like some of the other princesses, she was a little bit boring.
Enter Rejected Princesses, a website devoted to “women too awesome, awful, or offbeat to get their own animated movies.” The brainchild of former Dreamworks animator Jason Porath, Rejected Princesses gives somewhat forgotten women their due. Each post features a fantastic Disney Princess-style illustration, plus a write up of why the woman is so interesting/unlikely to make the Disney vault. Like, »
- Mily Dunbar
Disney had the sense to back its Sleeping Beauty spin-off starring Angelina Jolie, "Maleficent," knowing that the Disney brand could sell the film worldwide. After all, the studio has done well with fairy tale princesses for its entire history, from "Snow White" to "Frozen." Now "Maleficent," which opened May 30, has topped $700 million worldwide, marking Jolie’s highest-grossing live action film of all time domestically, internationally and globally, as well as the highest grossing original film of 2014 worldwide. "Maleficent" is a shining jewel in a dull summer box office that has dipped 20 % so far. The year to date is down by 6 %. The other Hollywood studios are paying the price for sticking to lookalike formulas, chasing sequels and the fickle male demo. Many of the disappointing films aimed at men didn't pull enough women, and several films aimed at women have done well even with mixed reviews, from spring hit »
- Anne Thompson
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