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Disney moves forward on Maleficent sequel; hopes Angelina Jolie will return

Disney's live-action take on Maleficent, the classic Disney villain who radiated evil in 1959's SLEEPING BEAUTY, was an enormous success for the studio; it may have cost a pretty penny but it brought in $758 million worldwide. Disney is looking to recapture some of that glory as Deadline announced today that the studio is beginning to move forward with a sequel to MALEFICENT....
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06.15.2015
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Cool Videos: Get witch or die tryin' with the trailer for Malefiftycent

Man, late night talk shows are on a roll these days. Between Kimmel and Fallon, the two Jimmys are killing it with hilarious spoofs featuring celebrities in all shapes and sizes. But, with the ridiculous videos out there on the internet, I still never expected to see this crossover. Rapper 50 Cent stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live and talked about his upcoming movie that he did with...
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06.06.2014
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Maleficent 2 may be in the cards for Angelina Jolie

Is that a spoiler?  Does anyone care?  Alright, well, it seems MALEFICENT is doing okay in theaters so far.  It's raked in about $75 million domestically and $100 overseas , so that's a good start for a film that probably cost somewhere around the $200 million range to make.  Then you have to account for marketing, which was extensive, to say the least.  I feel like a list of places that...
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06.04.2014
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Weekend Box Office Report: May 30-June 1, 2014

Maleficent rules the box office! Audiences went looking for something a little wicked this weekend, putting Disney's MALEFICENT at the top of the box office with $70 million ! The live-action origin of the iconic villainess put Angelina Jolie in the title role and produced the biggest opening weekend yet for the actress. The pricey PG fairy...
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06.01.2014
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Top 10 Live Action Fairy Tale Movies of All Time (Video Edition)

MALEFICENT opens today and represents the latest reinvention of classic fairy tales. But, if you are getting tired of the CGI heavy retreads of old stories, you need only look back for a ton of great movies inspired by the genre without telling the same story over and over again. Here are our picks for the ten best live action movies based on or inspired by fairy tales. If your favorite...
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05.30.2014
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Exclusive 1:1 Interview: Maleficent Star Elle Fanning!

In MALEFICENT, the incredible Angelina Jolie plays the “evil queen” to the young and innocent Aurora played by Elle Fanning. After watching this magical recreation of the Walt Disney classic SLEEPING BEAUTY, it struck me just how gifted the Fanning family is. Elle – who was outstanding in Sofia Coppola’s SOMEWHERE as well as J.J. Abrams SUPER 8 – is a...
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05.30.2014
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Review: Maleficent

PLOT: Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" reimagined, with a focus on villainess Maleficent, who curses baby Aurora to a dastardly fate only to regret the decision once she becomes her guardian and surrogate mother. REVIEW: With MALEFICENT, Disney takes most of the bite out of "Sleeping Beauty" in order to turn it into a treacly fantasy about maternal love and female empowerment....
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05.29.2014
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Exclusive 1:1 Interview: Maleficent Director Robert Stromberg!

Robert Stromberg has had an impressive career to say the very least. The winner of two Academy Awards for best Achievement in Art Direction – ALICE IN WONDERLAND and AVATAR – he takes his impressive experience and helps reinvent the legend of SLEEPING BEAUTY. In his feature film debut, Stromberg gives us MALEFICENT, a modern take on the evil queen who cursed an innocent...
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05.29.2014
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Exclusive 1:1 Interview: Maleficent Star Sam Riley!

Sam Riley has given a number of impressive performances in his career including his work in ON THE ROAD and CONTROL. Most of his experience has been in smaller independent films, yet somehow the actor appears right at home in the magical world of Walt Disney’s SLEEPING BEAUTY inspired MALECIFENT. In the film he portrays a bird given the ability to change forms, thanks to Angelina...
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05.28.2014
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Exclusive 1:1 Interview: Maleficent Star Sharlto Copley!

Soon after the success of DISTRICT 9, Sharlto Copley found himself playing a number of unique and fascinating characters. From ELYSIUM to THE A-TEAM, the actor clearly enjoyed playing wildly varied roles. In his latest, he portrays a man desperate for power even if it means giving up his true love. Once again, Copley gives his all in the fantastical MALEFICENT, opposite Angelina Jolie....
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05.27.2014
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The Good, the Bad & the Badass: Angelina Jolie

Last week, we took a look at the career of the iconic, beloved Ian McKellen . This week's subject is just as beloved, both for her iconic work on-screen, and her humanitarian work off-screen. Oh, and let's not forget, she's insanely hot.... Angelina Jolie The first time I saw Angelina Jolie , my heart just about stopped. It was in 1995,...
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05.26.2014
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5 new character posters for Disney and Angelina Jolie's Maleficent

I really wasn't that interested in Disney's MALEFICENT when it was first announced, but now I'm digging how the upcoming film looks, and kind of want to go see it when it hits theaters in a few weeks. It might have something to do with Angelina Jolie , who looks like she's having a blast playing the famous villainess. Disney has released new character posters for...
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05.05.2014
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