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Go Inside the ‘Maleficent’ Legacy

1 hour ago | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Maleficent. Man, I don’t know how to feel about this. Sleeping Beauty has a very specific place in Disney animation history, it’s nuanced as all Disney films were becoming, but also designed in an angular fashion that makes the whole think look like a medieval tapestry come to life.

It was one of my favorite Disney films growing up and one of the first I bought on DVD when I made the transition to discs from VHS way back when. How do I feel about Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning stepping into the Maleficent and Aurora roles? Fine. I should feel fine about it. But I’m not sure what we’re gaining with having Maleficent be some sort of gaia angel with a vine dragon. Something about that feels off. Something about seeing Angelina Jolie smile in those cheekbones feel off.

But – they’re trying to split a hair here, »

- Da7e

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Get Evil with Maleficent's Angelina Jolie & Elle Fanning (video)

2 hours ago | kidspickflicks | See recent kidspickflicks news »

Disney's Maleficent will be storming into theaters this May, and Disney wanted to take you into the world of the movie to let you know that this isn't a cartoon fairy tale anymore.

Telling the story from a very different point of view, Maleficent looks at the story of Sleeping Beauty from the villains side. In the featurette down below, watch as stars Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning, as well as the creators of the movie, talk about their take on the upcoming film.

And if you can't wait to see Maleficent in theaters, then you'll want to enter the Embrace Your Inner Evil sweepstakes. Disney wants to see your best evil laugh. Contest winners will win a trip to the world premiere of Maleficent where they'll be able to see the stars and check out the movie before audiences can see it nationwide! Check out the Maleficent Page on Facebook for more details. »

- tara@kidspickflicks.com (Tara the Mom)

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Angelina Jolie Talks Maleficent in Behind-the-Scenes Feature (watch!)

5 hours ago | TheImproper.com | See recent TheImproper.com news »

Angelina Jolie provides her insights into her new Disney movie “Maleficent” in a new behind-the-scenes “legacy” featurette released today (Apr. 18). “We all know the story of ‘Sleeping Beauty,’ so we know Maleficent, we know what happened at that christening,” she explains. “But we’ve never known what happened before." Elle Fanning, who plays Aurora also weighs in on the picture. ...Read More »

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Movie Review – Magic Magic (2013)

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Magic Magic, 2013.

Directed by Sebastián Silva.

Starring Michael Cera, Juno Temple, Emily Browning, Catalina Sandino Moreno and Agustin Silva.

Synopsis:

A delicate and fragile young woman takes a Chilean roadtrip with some of her cousins’ friends, with unsettling and unexpected results.

Juno Temple could never be accused of choosing easy roles. The St Trinian from somewhat humble, inauspicious beginnings has developed as an actor by diversifying wildly by genre and tone. From a creative family (mother producer, father director) it comes as no great surprise that she has ended up pulling faces for money as a chosen profession.

Even at the tender age of twenty-five, she already has an enviable CV of roles, such as the aformentioned St Trinians, The Dark Knight Rises, Greenberg, Killer Joe, Lovelace and this project to name but half a dozen in a career littered with influences from a host of directors that have given her a solid grounding. »

- Steve Leadbetter

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Maleficent Featurette Teases A Reinvention, Not A Retelling Of Sleeping Beauty

7 hours ago | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Rather than delivering a live-action remake of Sleeping Beauty, Disney has taken more of a Wicked approach with Maleficent in focusing its attention on the villain of the story. As screenwriter Linda Woolverton describes the concept in the new featurette, Maleficent is "a reinvention, not just a retelling of the same story." It's a risk, no doubt, as it does involve tinkering with a beloved classic. But from everything we've seen, including some of the thrilling footage revealed in this featurette, that risk may very well pay off. In the latest promotional video, stars Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning, writer Linda Woolverton and director Robert Stromberg discuss revising the classic story from a new angle. Those familiar with Sleeping Beauty might agree that Maleficent is a pretty underdeveloped villain. In the animated film, she shows up at Aurora's christening, interrupting the fairies as they're bestowing their gifts on the baby. »

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Maleficent Featurette Teases A Re-Invention, Not A Re-Telling Of Sleeping Beauty

7 hours ago | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Rather than delivering a live-action remake of Sleeping Beauty, Disney has taken more of a Wicked approach with Maleficent in focusing its attention on the villain of the story. As screenwriter Linda Woolverton describes the concept in the new featurette, Maleficent is "a reinvention, not just a re-telling of the same story." It's a risk, no doubt, as it does involve tinkering with a beloved classic. But from everything we've seen, including some of the thrilling footage revealed in this featurette, that risk may very well pay off. In the latest promotional video, stars Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning, writer Linda Woolverton and director Robert Stromberg discuss revising the classic story from a new angle. Those familiar with Sleeping Beauty might agree that Maleficent is a pretty underdeveloped villain. In the animated film, she shows up at Aurora's christening, interrupting the fairies as they're bestowing their gifts on the baby. »

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'Maleficent': Angelina Jolie Explores The Disney Villain's 'Legacy'

9 hours ago | MTV Movie News | See recent MTV Movie News news »

Everyone knows the story of Sleeping Beauty — but what happened before her story was told? That's the key question at the heart of "Maleficent," the new Disney movie directed by Richard Stromberg and starring Angelina Jolie as the horned, demon-eyed sorceress. In "Maleficent," the legendary villain gets a new lease on life, through a retelling of the classic fairy tale that shows a softer, more sympathetic side of Sleeping Beauty's "nemesis." "It's the classic ...

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Meme: The Timing of the Bryan Singer Lawsuit, Pat Robertson Says You Can’t Avoid Gays, Ian Somerhalder Is “The Anomaly”

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Jersey Boys sings tough, James Franco’s mature reaction to a bad review, the fight for credit in the marriage equality movement

One major question that kept recurring yesterday in the news about the lawsuit against Bryan Singer was the timing. It turns out the suit was filed now in Hawaii because the state has temporarily suspended the statute of limitations on sex offenses, giving a window.

The Gill Action Group was planning a conference of major donors at the Beverly Hills Hotel May 1-5, but as the iconic hotel is owned by the Sultan of Brunei, who just announced death by stoning for homosexuality, the conference is being moved, and the group is demanding all deposits back. The hotel is of course a favorite celebrity haunt, and I wonder if more things like this will happen.

Ahead of the World Cup in Brazil, Sergio K is selling shirts that »

- Ed Kennedy

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First Featurette For Stromberg’s ‘Maleficent’ Starring Angelina Jolie & Elle Fanning

12 hours ago | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The first featurette for Disney’s Maleficent has been released! The re-imagining of the classic Sleeping Beauty tale stars Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto CopleySam RileyImelda StauntonJuno Temple, and Lesley Manville.

Maleficent explores the untold story of Disney’s icon villain from the timeless classic Sleeping Beauty. The film explores the legacy of  Maleficent (Jolie), and reveals why she is driven into a world darkness. The film follows her quest for revenge, after she is betrayed. Obsessed with her desire for retribution she places a curse on the king’s newborn infant Aurora (Fanning).

The featurette features Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, screenwriter Linda Woolverton (The Lion King), and director Robert Stromberg (the two-time Oscar winning art director of Avatar and Alice In Wonderland). All share their thoughts on the legacy of one of Disney’s most iconic villains, all whilst revealing some unseen footage.

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- Ciham Messouki

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Maleficent Behind-The-Scenes Featurette With Angelina Jolie

20 hours ago | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

This year, 2014, marks the 55th Anniversary of the character who put a spell on young “Sleeping Beauty” in the animated feature released by Disney in 1959.

Since her introduction, Maleficent has been Disney’s all-­‐time most popular villain. Now she returns in this live – action version of the classic story – and there’s a lot about her we never knew. “I loved Maleficent when I was a little girl,” says Angelina Jolie. “She was my favorite Disney character. I was afraid of her and I loved her.”

“It was important to me as a director to retain enough of the elements of ‘Sleeping Beauty’ so that people who are fans of the original won’t be disappointed when they see this,” explains director Robert Stromberg. “I felt it was important that people not only see this classic character realized in a new light but also see the genesis of some »

- Michelle McCue

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Watch: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning Talk ‘Maleficent’ in New Featurette

22 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

“There is evil in this world – hatred and revenge,” says Angelina Jolie’s Maleficent in the new featurette for the upcoming Disney film.

The origin of this evil in the world of the animated classic “Sleeping Beauty” is precisely what Disney’s live action “Maleficent” sets out to explain.

The “Legacy” featurette includes behind-the-scenes interviews with Jolie and Elle Fanning, who plays Princess Aurora, as they discuss their views of this new take on the Disney villain.

“We’ve respected the classic. We’ve tried to bring you what you love about this story,” Jolie explains. “We also hope to bring a world that you’ve never seen before.”

Screenwriter Linda Woolverton says the new movie explores Maleficent’s past, her motives for cursing Aurora and more – all from the villain’s point of view.

“This film gives us an opportunity to find out the history of Maleficent and what »

- Andrea Seikaly

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Video: Angelina Jolie Dishes on "Maleficent's" Legacy in New Featurette

22 hours ago | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Angelina Jolie is stunningly scary as "Maleficent!"In a new featurette for the highly-anticipated film, the actress talked about the legacy of Disney's most iconic villain. "We all know the story of Sleeping Beauty," she said. "So, we know Maleficent, we know what happened at that christening. But, we've never known what happened before!"This version of the famous tale reveals the backstory for the eponymous dark fairy (played by Jolie), and the betrayal that ultimately turned her pure heart to stone. Driven by revenge, Maleficent places an irrevocable curse upon the king's newborn infant, Aurora (Elle Fanning). As she grows, Aurora is caught in the middle of the conflict between a place she has grown to love and the human kingdom that holds her legacy."We've respected the classic -- we've tried to bring you what you love about the story," the brunette beauty added. "We also hope to »

- tooFab Staff

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‘Maleficent’ Featurette and Images: Who’s Afraid of Angelina Jolie?

23 hours ago | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

From some angles, the fact that Maleficent retraces a familiar path is the whole point. The Sleeping Beauty villainness has remained popular over the decades, and Disney’s counting on that to turn her movie into a hit. At the same time, though, the studio would like to stress that Maleficent isn’t just more of the same-old same-old. A […]

The post ‘Maleficent’ Featurette and Images: Who’s Afraid of Angelina Jolie? appeared first on /Film. »

- Angie Han

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'Maleficent' Viral Video Launches New Instagram Contest

17 April 2014 3:00 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Do you have what it takes to embrace your inner evil like Maleficent? Walt Disney Pictures has released a viral video for a new contest where fans can enter for a chance to win a trip to the World Premiere of Maleficent by recreating your own Maleficent Laugh. To enter, post a video on Instagram with #MaleficentLaughSweeps or #SorteoLaRisaMaleficent. Take a look at this video below, and clickHere to read the full official rules.

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. »

- MovieWeb

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First featurette for Disney’s Maleficent

17 April 2014 1:20 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

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

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First 'Maleficent' Featurette Shows More of Angelina Jolie's Spells

17 April 2014 1:13 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

There's just over two weeks left until The Amazing Spider-Man 2 hits theaters, officially kicking off the blockbuster summer season. One of the films arriving in the same month doesn't take a cue from a comic book, but from classic animation. Maleficent tells the story of Sleeping Beauty from the point-of-view of the titular sorceress (Angelina Jolie) who places the infamous curse on the young princess (Elle Fanning), and a new featurette talks more about the revision of the well-known fairytale. Jolie offers some insight into the character, as well as Fanning's memory from her childhood spent absorbing the film. Watch! Here's the first featurette for Robert Stromberg's Maleficent from YouTube: Robert Stromberg (a production designer on Alice in Wonderland and Avatar) is making his directorial debut with Maleficent from a script written by Linda Woolverton (The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast). Angelina Jolie plays the title villain »

- Ethan Anderton

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Angelina Jolie Discusses ‘Reinvention’ of Disney's ‘Maleficent’ in New Preview (Video)

17 April 2014 11:42 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Angelina Jolie promises Disney's “Maleficent” will be “very different from what people are going to expect” in a new behind-the-scenes featurette. “We've respected the classic, we've tried to bring you what we love about this story. We also hope to bring a world you have never seen before,” Jolie, who plays the titular wicked witch, says in the newest preview (above). “It's a very beautiful story, and I think it's very different from what people are going to expect.” See video: Lana Del Rey Sings Sultry ‘Once Upon a Dream’ Rendition for New ‘Maleficent’ Preview Screenwriter Linda Woolverton (“The Lion King”) stresses that the. »

- Greg Gilman

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Maleficent Featurette Explores The Film

17 April 2014 11:34 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Though we’ve had a couple of trailers that fairly comprehensively set the scene for Disney’s new re-working of the Sleeping Beauty story with Maleficent, it’s clearly time in the film’s promotional schedule for the cast and crew to reveal their thinking behind the expanded story. A new featurette has hit the web to do just that. Maleficent, as you’ll know by now, takes the familiar Sleeping Beauty elements and offers up some explanation for why shunned fairy Maleficent curses the young princess Aurora (Elle Fanning) to fall into a deep sleep on her 16th birthday. Turns out there was a lot of story we weren’t told in the run up the Aurora’s birth and christening, and Maleficent was badly wronged by the humans around her.As Jolie and co explain, this new take on the tale kicks off years before the events of the fairy tale, »

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'Maleficent' Featurette Explores the Mythology Behind the Fairy Tale

17 April 2014 10:38 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

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. »

- MovieWeb

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Maleficent — New Featurette, Image, and Disney Park Exclusive Preview Details

17 April 2014 10:28 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Here is a new featurette for Maleficent with Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning talking about what drew them to the project. Writer Linda Woolverton talks about how the story developed and how Maleficent became the center of this take on the Sleeping Beauty tale.

Starting April 18th, visitors to Disney's California Adventure theme park will be able to watch a special extended sneak peek that will play daily in RealD 3D at the ABC Sound Studio inside the park.

The untold story of Maleficent unveils in theaters May 30 (USA).

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