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“Maleficent” sequel being scripted for Disney

Disney has hired Linda Woolverton, screenwriter for “Maleficent,” to return and pen its sequel. The studio is reportedly keeping Angelina Jolie closely in the loop in hopes she will return to star. The first “Maleficent” did well for Disney in a slow box office year… Read More »“Maleficent” sequel being scripted for Disney

DVD Review: Maleficent Brings Fire to Fairytale retold

With the hit movie Maleficent, Disney took on a big challenge, not only would the attempt to retell the story of Sleeping Beauty, one of Walt Disney’s animated classics, but they’d be doing it in live-action. However, as soon as everyone heard that Angelina Jolie… Read More »DVD Review: Maleficent Brings Fire to Fairytale retold

Disney’s Maleficent to cast spell over DVD sales

maleficent-dvdDid you see “Maleficent,” when it was in the theaters? The wickedly fun twist on the classic “Sleeping Beauty” story took in over $750 million at the worldwide box office (which is doubly good considering the year we had at the box office). Whether you did or didn’t, the good news is that you don’t have to wait much longer before you can own your own copy of Disney’s “Maleficent.” Academy Award-Winner Angelina Jolie transforms into one of Disney’s greatest villains in “Maleficent,” coming to Disney Blu-ray Combo Pack, Digital HD, Disney Movies Anywhere, DVD and On-Demand November 4th!

Join the cast and crew as they explore how Disney’s animated classic “Sleeping Beauty” was re-imagined as an innovative, live-action epic in “From Fairy Tale to Feature Film.” Discover how King Henry and Maleficent’s opening battle scene was created using gigantic wire rigs and elaborate choreography in “Building an Epic Battle.” Learn how playing Aurora was a fairytale come true for actress Elle Fanning in “Aurora: Becoming A Beauty.” And find out more about the meticulous detail that went into creating Maleficent’s elaborate head wraps, rings and other accessories in “Classic Couture.” Viewers can also relive the film’s journey to the screen through concept art, layered visual effects and behind the scenes footage in “Maleficent Revealed.”

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Blu-ray Combo Pack, Digital HD/SD & Disney Movies Anywhere Bonus Features:

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Maleficent Crosses $700 Million at Box Office

“Maleficent” is rolling in the green. The Angelina Jolie led dark fairy turned good retelling of Sleeping Beauty story has crossed a major threshold at the global box office. The film has now taken in over $700 million internationally. That’s Disney’s second release of 2014… Read More »Maleficent Crosses $700 Million at Box Office

Maleficent Wall Decal

Looking for something better than a movie poster to show your love of Angelina Jolie’s portrayal of one of Disney’s classic villains? How about a set of wall decals that capture the spirit of Disney’s hit movie Maleficent. This decal set is officially licensed by… Read More »Maleficent Wall Decal

Disney’s Maleficent casts $70M spell over box office

One of Disney’s most iconic villains stared down some serious box office competition and mediocre reviews to emerge victorious at the box office this weekend. Earning an estimated $70 million, “Maleficent” locked last week’s winner “X-Men: Days of Future Past” in the dungeon and buried… Read More »Disney’s Maleficent casts $70M spell over box office

Review: Disney’s Maleficent – Angelina Jolie Stars as Betrayed Fairy

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In the original Walt Disney Animated Classic “Sleeping Beauty” you get the feeling that the evil fairy Maleficent was more than just slighted at not getting an invite to Aurora’s christening. Instead, Maleficent was driven to the evil she became by some prior act. The new live-action version of that story, “Maleficent,” takes that idea and runs with it.

In the new film, movie-goers are entreated to learn another version of that story. One that flips the version you know and love on its head. A story of love, power, and misplaced trust that leads to betrayal of the deepest sort. The kind of betrayal that will cause one to do unspeakable things. Finally there is vengeance and the madness that comes from knowing you are the cause of your own sadness and loss.

As you can tell, these are some adult themes for a PG movie. The film never quite strikes the balance between telling a complicated story and presenting a movie the whole family can love. As such, it can seem a bit muddled at times. But it is a story that begs to be told and it features wonderful characters that we already know and are getting to learn more about. Aside from a few intense battle scenes, there is nothing in this film a family with mature 6 or 7 year olds, cannot enjoy together. Read More »Review: Disney’s Maleficent – Angelina Jolie Stars as Betrayed Fairy