Kyle J. Steenblik

Angelina Jolie is magnificent as Maleficent

Angelina Jolie is magnificent as Maleficent

Maleficent was beautifully complex, full of depth, light and darkness.  The story, Disney’s latest in a growing vein of films featuring a strong, independent female hero, faltered briefly in the second act, but the third act was as strong as any I’ve seen.  Directed by Robert Stromberg, whose first direction highlights his previous visual effects […]

 Alan Smithee

Maleficent’s New Teaser Confuses Me

The movie starring the perfect-for-the-role Angelina Jolie comes out in a few weeks (May 30) but I’m still a bit confused as to whether this is a genuine retelling of Sleeping Beauty from the role of the evil fairy Maleficent or an attempt at making Disney revisionist history on the 1959 classic. This new clip […]

 Alan Smithee

Maleficent TV Spot Airs During Grammy’s

During the Grammy Awards this past Sunday you might have missed, or passed over the newest TV Spot for Maleficent starring Angelina Jolie. The trailer featured Lana Del Rey crooning a rendition of the famous Disney song “Once Upon a Dream” that is more haunting than cheery. The song was originally used in the 1959 release […]

 Brian West

WPR First Look: Maleficent Trailer

WPR First Look: Maleficent Trailer

Evil is coming….and it’s kinda hot

 Ryan Thomason

The Movie Poster for Maleficent is Here, and We Are Captivated.

When this Maleficent poster came into the staff chat, everyone sat up a little straighter and said “ooohhh.”