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Watch: Creatures & Magic Fill New Trailer For Disney's 'Maleficent' Starring Angelina Jolie

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 18, 2014 9:03 AM
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There are a couple things that casual audiences might need to know about "Maleficent" before buying a ticket: firstly, how to pronounce the film, and secondly, who exactly this unpronounceable character is and why it matters. And with the new teaser trailer for their summer blockbuster, Disney is answering both those questions.

2013: The Year In Quotes

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • January 9, 2014 2:23 PM
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The Best Quotes of 2013
2013, we’re not quite done with you yet. To close off our coverage of the year gone by, we wanted to hand over the mic to the actors, directors and other film professionals who made waves, headlines, faux pas, announcements, pronouncements or funny gags throughout the year. And we’re changing up the format this time out, scouring the whole internet and not just our own archives for these little nuggets, mainly because we’re fairly sure you’ve all avidly consumed, and committed to memory every word of each of the 200-odd interviews we ran in 2013, and we’d be preaching to the choir.

Watch: Angelina Jolie's Emotional Honorary Oscar Acceptance Speech

Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie has had a year that most of us couldn't even conceive, from undergoing a double mastectomy, to starting work on her next directorial effort with "Unbroken" (now shooting in Australia), that seems like more than humanly possible for one person to take on. But on Saturday night at the Governors Awards, the actress/writer/director had yet another reason to mark 2013 as one she'll never forget. Read More »

Watch: First Trailer For Disney's 'Maleficent' Starring Angelina Jolie

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 13, 2013 9:00 AM
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Maleficent
With Marvel and Lucasfilm doing their thing, Disney is now trying to reboot and extend their own brands for the 21st century. The live action "Cinderella" is now shooting, an "Alice In Wonderland" sequel is cooking and next year brings "Maleficent," which is not only a standalone movie for the villain of the 1959 animated classic "Maleficent," but it gives Angelina Jolie a chance to play bad and scare the crap out of little kids. “I’d go over to the children and say hi,” she said this summer at D23, recalling instances when the production had young visitors on set. “And they would scream and run off. One little boy actually said Mommy, ‘Please, tell the mean witch to please stop talking to me.’”

6 A-List Stars With Greenlight Power: Do They Wield It For Good Or Evil?

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • June 3, 2013 2:45 PM
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6 Stars With Greenlight Power
The process by which movie A gets made while movies B-Z end up as so much shredded paper and shattered dreams is an arcane and mysterious one. While it seems as though most scripts, if they’re not just ignored, are simply fed into the enormous, clogged-up machine of the Hollywood system to be pawed over, derided or defended by the assistants to various junior executives at endless meetings about meetings, the accepted wisdom still runs that if you can get your script in front of one of maybe twenty or thirty specific pairs of eyes, the odds tip dramatically in your favor. These godlike beings with ”greenlight power,” however, are fewer now than in previous eras, in part because of a shift in the type of movies that make the big moneys these days (it’s not like “The Hangover Part III” or “Fast And Furious 6” were little sure-to-be-overlooked gems in need of a Selznick-type saviour to rescue them from the turnaround pile.) This casts the opening weekend disappointment of “After Earth” in an interesting light in a couple of ways.

Angelina Jolie Being Lined Up For Cameo In Paolo Sorrentino's Next Film 'The Great Beauty'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 30, 2012 2:57 PM
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Well, he made Sean Penn go goth in "This Must Be Place," so who knows how Paolo Sorrentino will tranform Angelina Jolie in his next film, but either way, the director is already angling a role for the actress in his upcoming effort.

Luc Besson & Angelina Jolie's Thriller To Shoot In Early 2013; Director Lines Up 'Valerian'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 29, 2012 9:20 AM
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It may seem like a while ago, but at the tail end of 2011, heat started to build up around a movie featuring the blockbuster pairing of star Angelina Joile and director Luc Besson. Universal Pictures snapped up 80% of the worldwide distribution rights to the movie and then...Jolie decided to make "Maleficent" next. But not to worry, this project is still very much on schedule and it looks like it will be going up next for both Jolie and Besson.

Cameron Diaz Takes Role Eyed By Angelina Jolie In 'The Counselor'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 8, 2012 10:21 PM
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No, you're not reading this wrong: Cameron Diaz is joining Ridley Scott's "The Counselor" taking the role previously eyed by Angelina Jolie. And yes, we're just as surprised as you are.

Brad Pitt & Javier Bardem Join Ridley Scott's 'The Counselor'; Angelina Jolie Eyeing Female Lead

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 12, 2012 3:26 PM
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Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt and Javier Bardem are going to be in the same movie. Day-um.

Angelina Jolie Circles Role In Ridley Scott's 'The Counselor'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 10, 2012 1:08 PM
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With Disney giving Angelina Jolie's big fairy tale movie "Maleficent" a March 14, 2014 release date yesterday, will the actress have time to squeeze in another movie before cameras roll this summer? If so, it will be one of the hottest projects brewing.

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