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Watch: New 'Maleficent' Trailers, Featurettes, Posters & Photos Revisit Disney's Classic Villain

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 7, 2014 4:25 PM
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Maleficent
Good lord, Disney, we get it. With a few weeks to go until "Maleficent" arrives in theatres, the mouse house is cranking on the promotional machine hard, as they really try to avoid a "John Carter"-type situation from happening. While "Maleficent" is tied into their classic animated film "Sleeping Beauty," it's still got a weird name, and outside of Angelina Jolie, the kind of cast that doesn't generally move units, but they're hoping history and nostalgia can do some of the heavy lifting.

10 Movies To See In May

  • By Kristen Lopez
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  • May 1, 2014 1:05 PM
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Movies To See In May (2014)
The rising temperatures signify one thing: Summer Blockbuster Season! The summer movie season used to start on 4th of July weekend, but as our box office format changes, the blockbusters have started peeping out earlier and earlier with our first summer-time comic book movie coming to us the first week of May. As always, I’ll list the ten movies you should make time for this month!

'Star Wars: Episode 7' Will Hit IMAX Along With Every Disney & Marvel Action Tentpole Through 2015

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 20, 2014 10:42 AM
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With promises that he'll shoot on the fading 35mm film format, and employ a tasteful amount of CGI rather than bombarding our eyeballs with pixels, J.J. Abrams' "Star Wars: Episode 7" has one more trick up its sleeve: you'll be able to see it in IMAX.

Watch: New Trailer For Angelina Jolie's 'Maleficent' Bestows A Curse

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 18, 2014 1:45 PM
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Maleficent
Yeah, we know. It feels like there's been about fifteen trailers for "Maleficent" already, and Disney has dropped yet another, but instead of essentially playing like an extended TV spot, this is a legit full length spot with lots of new footage, magical stuff and bellowing. So let's take a gander, shall we?

Watch: Angelina Jolie Explains Why She Has No Wings In New ‘Maleficent’ Teaser Trailer; Plus New Poster & Photos

  • By Edward Davis
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  • March 17, 2014 4:18 PM
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Maleficent
"I had wings once, they were strong, they were stolen from me." It’s like “Maleficent” promo day from Disney or something. The studio has released a new teaser trailer, a poster, and Angelina Jolie talked to USA Today about the scenes where her character once had wings and could fly.

Angelina Jolie’s ‘Maleficent’ Makes The Cover Of EW, Plus Check Out New Photos

Maleficent, EW cover
“The exercise wasn’t how can we have fun with a villain?”Angelina Jolie told Entertainment Weekly this week about her live-action re-imagining of the 1959 Walt Disney animated film “Sleeping Beauty” that focuses on the main villain. “It was: What turns people evil and vile and aggressive and cruel? What could have possibly happened to her?” Read More »

Watch: Lana Del Rey Sings "Once Upon A Dream" In New Trailer For 'Maleficent'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 26, 2014 9:59 PM
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Maleficent
For the kids! If tonight's Grammy Awards have taught us anything, it's that we have no idea what counts as "popular music" these days. So if Disney is choosing fashion model/blog famous singer Lana Del Rey to help power their new trailer for "Maleficent," then it probably means their marketing department has determined the demographic this is aimed for will totally dig it.

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.

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.’”

'World War Z' Again? John Lee Hancock To Oversee Reshoots Of 'Maleficent' To Fix Opening

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 10, 2013 2:38 PM
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As Marc Forster of "World War Z" fame and Carl Rinsch, of the upcoming and frequently delayed "47 Ronin" know, sometimes a blockbuster movie can escape your grasp. Whether it's the sheer scale of the production or not all the parts being the in the right place at the right time, a tentpole can quickly turn into a nightmare. And while Disney's "Maleficent" probably doesn't qualify as a disaster, there are some problems that need some serious fixing with less than a year to go until its release.

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