First Featurette for Robert Stromberg’s MALEFICENT Starring Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning

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Disney has released the first Maleficent featurette.  The film tells the story of Sleeping Beauty from the perspective of the titular villain (Angelina Jolie), and how a betrayal sets off a drive for revenge and a fierce desire to protect the moors over which she presides.  This featurette features interviews with Jolie, Elle Fanning (who plays the Princess Aurora), screenwriter Linda Woolverton (The Lion King), and director Robert Stromberg (the two-time Oscar winning art director of Avatar and Alice in Wonderland).  Their interviews help provide a few more details about the story, and the featurette also has some bits of new footage.

Hit the jump to check out the featurette.  The film also stars Sharlto CopleySam RileyImelda StauntonJuno Temple, and Lesley Manville.  Maleficent opens in 2D and 3D on May 30th.

15 New High-Resolution MALEFICENT Images Featuring Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Fairies, and a Giant Dragon

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Disney has released a batch of new high-resolution Maleficent images from director Robert Stromberg’s upcoming fantasy-adventure film.  The pic tells the story of how the titular Sleeping Beauty villain turned antagonist, as Angelina Jolie plays a woman whose betrayal sets off a drive of revenge and a fierce desire to protect the moors over which she presides.  As we get closer to the pic’s release date, more and more visual effects shots are being completed.  Thus far this looks to be a very VFX-heavy outing, and these new Maleficent images give us a look at some of the CGI creatures—both big and small—that populate the fantasy tentpole.

Hit the jump to check out the new Maleficent images.  The film also stars Elle FanningSharlto CopleySam RileyImelda StauntonJuno Temple, and Lesley Manville.  Maleficent opens in 2D and 3D on May 30th.

Japanese Trailer for MALEFICENT Contains New Footage Putting the Emphasis on Princess Aurora

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A Japanese trailer for Disney’s Maleficent has gone online.  The film tells the story of how the Sleeping Beauty villain went bad.  Angelina Jolie plays the titular character, a woman whose betrayal sets off a drive of revenge and a fierce desire to protect the moors over which she presides.  While previous trailers have unsurprisingly pushed Jolie’s presence, this one takes a closer look at Princess Aurora (Elle Fanning), which is a nice change.  I have nothing against Jolie, who looks like she’s having a lot of fun playing the role, but there’s a larger story at play, and I’m glad they’re showing some it with this new footage.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer.  The film also stars Sharlto CopleySam RileyImelda StauntonJuno Temple, and Lesley Manville.  Maleficent opens in 2D and 3D on May 30th.

New Trailer for Disney’s MALEFICENT Starring Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning

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Disney has released a new full-length trailer for director Robert Stromberg’s upcoming film Maleficent.  The pic tells the story of how the Sleeping Beauty villain became went bad.  Angelina Jolie plays the titular character, a woman whose betrayal sets off a drive of revenge and a fierce desire to protect the moors over which she presides.  This trailer offers a much broader view of the film, highlighting the characters played by Sharlto Copley and Elle Fanning, delving a bit deeper into Maleficent’s backstory, and even teasing a giant dragon.  I’m still not crazy about the over-abundance of CGI (it brings to mind the lackluster Jack the Giant Slayer and Snow White and the Huntsman), but the costumes and makeup are excellent and Jolie appears to be having a lot of fun with the lead role.

Hit the jump to watch the new trailer.  The film also stars Sam RileyImelda StauntonJuno Temple, and Lesley Manville.  Maleficent opens in 2D and 3D on May 30th.

Angelina Jolie Spreads Her Wings in New MALEFICENT Trailer Tease, Banner, and Images; Full Trailer Released Tomorrow [Updated]

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Disney has released a new teaser trailer and banner for director Robert Stromberg’s upcoming film Maleficent.  The pic tells the story of how the Sleeping Beauty villain became, well, a villain.  Angelina Jolie plays the titular character, a woman whose betrayal sets off a drive of revenge and a fierce desire to protect the moors over which she presides.  This new banner and teaser both focus on Maleficent’s ginormous wingspan, which Jolie’s narration tells us was lost for some unstated reason.  A full-length trailer for the pic will be unveiled tomorrow, which should give us a more solid idea of the premise for the film since the previous trailers have simply focused on the mood and atmosphere.

Hit the jump to watch the trailer tease and to check out the new banner, and come back to Collider tomorrow to watch the full trailer.  The film also stars Elle FanningSharlto CopleySam RileyImelda StauntonJuno Temple, and Lesley Manville.  Maleficent opens in 2D and 3D on May 30th. [Update: We've added some new images after the jump as well, including the first looks at Copley's character and the three sisters.]

Angelina Jolie’s Got Horns in New Poster for MALEFICENT

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Disney is ramping up its marketing campaign for Maleficent, the studio’s big summer tentpole of the year, and it continues with today’s release of a new poster from the film.  Directed by Robert Stromberg, the pic tells the story of how the Sleeping Beauty villain became, well, a villain.  Angelina Jolie plays the titular character, a woman whose betrayal sets off a drive of revenge and a fierce desire to protect the moors over which she presides.  This new poster is quite simple as it just shows Jolie’s Maleficent against a white background, but the makeup effects and Jolie’s menacing face do a swell job of selling the character—and by extension the movie—on their own.

Hit the jump to take a closer look at the new poster.  The film also stars Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, and Lesley ManvilleMaleficent opens in 2D and 3D on May 30th.

New Image of Angelina Jolie and Daughter Vivienne in MALEFICENT; Actress Says Film Explores “What Turns People Evil”

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Disney is putting a reboot spin on one of its classic villains this summer with the Sleeping Beauty origin story Maleficent, and in order to bring the right mix of sympathy and terror to the titular character, the studio knew it needed a fearless actress to take on the role.  The Mouse House settled on Angelina Jolie to fill the shoes horns of the character, though in a new interview the actress admits she had a little apprehension herself.  It was after she gathered her own kids around for story time and told them this new origin story for Maleficent that she became convinced it was a worthwhile endeavor, as the next day she overheard one of her children getting into a fight with another child, proclaiming he just “didn’t understand” Maleficent.

This tidbit and more were revealed in a recent interview with EW, along with a new image from the film that shows Jolie acting opposite her daughter Vivienne.  Hit the jump to check out the image and for a couple of other highlights from the interview.

Full List of Oscar Presenters Announced; Includes Daniel Day-Lewis, Brad Pitt, Jennifer Lawrence, Anna Kendrick, and Michael B. Jordan

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After a slow roll-out of announcements that began a few weeks ago, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has unveiled the full list of presenters for the upcoming 86th Academy Awards ceremony.  As expected, there are plenty of previous winners poised to make appearances, including all four of last year’s acting winners (Daniel Day-Lewis, Jennifer Lawrence, Christoph Waltz, and Anne Hathaway), as well as some members of “young Hollywood” to appeal to the younger viewers (Anna Kendrick, Michael B. Jordan, Emma Watson, Zac Efron, Channing Tatum).  On the “legends” side of things, we can also look forward to seeing presentations from Sidney Poitier and Bill Murray.

Hit the jump to take a look at the full list of presenters, and if you missed our latest Oscar-themed episode of our podcast The Collision, click here.  The Oscars will air on ABC this Sunday, March 2nd.

Jack O’Connell Talks ’71, How it’s Not Just an Action Thriller, 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE, Angelina Jolie’s UNBROKEN, and More

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One of the best films I saw at this year’s Berlin Film Festival was ’71, which is the feature directorial debut of Yann Demange (whose credits include some high-profile and acclaimed British television series like Top Boy, Criminal Justice, Secret Diary of a Call Girl).  The film is set in Belfast in 1971 and it’s about a young British soldier (Jack O’Connell ) that’s accidentally abandoned by his unit following a riot.  Trapped behind enemy lines, he’s unable to tell friend from foe, and we follow as he tries to find his way home, while the locals battle for supremacy.  One of the reasons the film is so powerful is that it doesn’t portray any character or side in absolutes.  Each person we meet along the way has depth, and Demange doesn’t pull any punches when depicting the violence of the times.  It’s a great film that I hope finds domestic distribution.

While in Berlin, I was able to participate in a roundtable interview with Jack O’Connell.  He talked about how he got involved in the project, how the film isn’t just an action thriller, what he knew about the conflict prior to filming, the strong visuals of the film, how he got into acting, future projects like 300: Rise of an Empire and Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken, and a lot more.   Hit the jump for what he had to say.

Olympics Trailer and New Images for Angelina Jolie’s UNBROKEN Starring Jack O’Connell

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The first trailer for Angelina Jolie’s next directorial effort Unbroken has landed online by way of an extended Olympics TV spot.  The film tells the incredibly true story of Louis Zamperini, a former Olympian and WWII bombardier whose plane crashed at sea in 1943.  Zamperini and two crewmates floated adrift for 47 days and 2000 miles, eventually finding themselves caught by the Japanese Navy and sent to a POW camp where Zamperini was targeted by a sadistic overseer.  The real Zamperini appears in this spot to recount his story as we’re treated to the first footage from Jolie’s impressive-looking feature, which includes cinematography by The Master himself, Roger Deakins.  It’s a brief look at what’s likely unfinished footage, but this inspiring story is sure to be a tear-jerker this holiday season.

Hit the jump to watch the trailer. Jack O’Connell plays Zamperini in the film, which also stars Domhnall Gleeson, Finn Wittrock, Alex Russell, Carla Thexton, and Garrett HedlundUnbroken opens in theaters on December 25th.

New Trailer for MALEFICENT Starring Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, and Sharlto Copley

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Disney has released a new trailer for the live-action Sleeping Beauty reimaging, Maleficent.  The film tells the famous fairy tale from the perspective of the eponymous villain, played by Angelina Jolie.  There was a new trailer last week, and while it was good, I like this one better because it puts the emphasis on the eye-catching visuals, which isn’t too surprising when you consider that the director is Robert Stromberg, who earned Oscars for his art direction on Alice in Wonderland and Avatar.  It also looks like Jolie is having a blast with the role without chewing the scenery.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer.  The film also stars Elle Fanning, Sharlto CopleySam RileyImelda StauntonMiranda RichardsonJuno Temple, and Lesley ManvilleMaleficent opens in 3D on May 30th.

TOP 5: Sundance 2014, THE RAID 2 Trailer, Quentin Tarantino’s THE HATEFUL EIGHT, New Trailer/Promo for Disney’s MALEFICENT, STAR WARS News

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If you’ve yet to check out writer/director Destin Daniel Cretton‘s Short Term 12, what are you waiting for? The film hit shelves on Blu-ray/DVD on January 14th, rendering the “it’s not playing anywhere near me” excuse invalid. I had the opportunity to watch it last weekend and I was blown away. Much has been made of Brie Larson‘s performance and for good reason: it’s terrific. She’s not alone in that regard, though. The turns by Kaitlyn Dever and Keith Stanfield are nothing short of excellent and, in particular, a scene between Stanfield and John Gallagher Jr. in which Stanfield’s character, Marcus, bares his emotional scars via an original rap verse is equal parts heartbreaking and jaw-dropping. Watching Short Term 12 is an emotional roller coaster. You’ll laugh, cry, feel anger, love, hope, and despair. You’ll catch a glimpse of just how lonely a life can be and, at the same time, appreciate how opening ourselves up to the possibility of trust and love is a powerful decision that doesn’t come easily for all of us.

My Blu-ray/DVD recommendation of the week in the books, this week’s Top 5 highlights all of our Sundance 2014 coverage to date, a new trailer for The Raid 2 (including Matt’s Sundance review), Quentin Tarantino‘s The Hateful Eight script leak, a new trailer for Disney’s Maleficent, and a variety of news from the Star Wars: Episode VII camp. Keep reading for a brief recap and link to each of the above.

New Trailer for Disney’s MALEFICENT Starring Angelina Jolie

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 A new trailer for Disney’s live-action adaptation Maleficent is now available online.  Angelina Jolie stars in the title role in this new look at an old nemesis from the Sleeping Beauty classic.  Director Robert Stromberg’s film goes back to Maleficent’s roots as a fierce protector of the land against an invading army, before a betrayal turns her heart to stone.  It’s certainly an interesting take on a classic villain, but time will tell how audiences react to this new wrinkle in the tale.

The film also stars Sharlto CopleySam RileyImelda StauntonMiranda RichardsonJuno Temple, and Lesley Manville.  Maleficent opens in theaters on May 30, 2014.  Hit the jump to watch the new trailer.

TOP 5: NOAH, ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES Set Visit, SUPER MARIO BROS. Short Film Series, MALEFICENT, BatKid Fights Crime in San Francisco

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I finally got the chance to check out Thor: The Dark World earlier this week and while I didn’t enjoy it as much as I did its 2011 predecessor, I had a good time with the movie and want to take a few lines here to share my impressions. First and foremost, it’s funny. As you might expect, Kat Dennings is great as Darcy. That said, it’s odd to label her as the comic relief given all of the levity provided by other characters throughout the film when she is nowhere to be found. Also, as you’re probably even more inclined to expect, Tom Hiddleston is fantastic as Loki and chews up virtually every second of screen time that he’s allotted. On the other hand, what the film had in humor it lacked in drama, conflict, tension, and/or just answers in general. Who are the Dark Elves and why do they insist on everyone living in darkness? What is the Aether and why is it a death sentence for some and a source of all-encompassing power for others? It’s like I walked into the movie 15 minutes late although I’m sure I was seated in time and watched the entire thing. In other words, see Thor: The Dark World for the 112 minute escape that it is and you should be fine. Expect to come out of it with some idea of how and why everything happened outside of just pure coincidence and you’re setting yourself up for frustration.

My one paragraph review aside, this week’s Top 5 includes the first trailers for Darren Aronofsky‘s Noah, our visit to the set of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, a series of Super Mario Bros. short films that you may love or that may leave you scratching your head, the first teaser trailer for Disney’s Maleficent, and the uplifting story of BatKid fighting crime in San Francisco. As is routine, a brief recap and link to each of the above can be found after the jump.

First Trailer and New Images for Disney’s MALEFICENT Starring Angelina Jolie

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Disney has released the first teaser trailer for Maleficent.  Directed by Robert Stromberg, the film is a reimagining of the classic Sleeping Beauty story told from the villain’s point of view.  Angelina Jolie plays Maleficent, a beautiful, pure-hearted young woman who becomes the protector of her village when an invading army threatens its harmony.  Following a brutal betrayal, Maleficent becomes bent on revenge and her pure heart begins to turn to stone, paving the way for the story that plays out in Sleeping Beauty. This first trailer is very much a teaser in that we only get quick glimpses of Jolie as the titular character, with the focus actually turning to Elle Fanning as the young Aurora.  It’s very clear from this trailer that the film will be in the vein of Disney’s other CG-heavy fantasy pics Alice in Wonderland and Oz the Great and Powerful (Stromberg served as production designer on both), but I’m interested to see how the arc of Jolie’s character plays out.

Hit the jump to watch the trailer and to check out some new images.  The film also stars Sharlto CopleySam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Miranda Richardson, Juno Temple, and Lesley ManvilleMaleficent opens in theaters on May 30, 2014.

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