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"Maleficent" starring Angelina Jolie

The latest in the fairy tale revival sweeping Hollywood is this retelling of Sleeping Beauty as told through the perspective of Maleficent, the horn-headed villainess of the story. Disney has purposefully crafted the film to resemble the original 1959’s cartoon version. So unlike ABC’s “Once Upon a Time” there is an effort being made to tie the legendary animation and this live-action version together. “Maleficent” comes on the heels of two Snow White films (“Snow White and the Huntsmen” and “Mirror”), a Jack and the beanstalk attempt (“Jack the Giant Slayer”) and a Cinderella remake which is set for release next year.

With the success of the computer-generated “Frozen”, the flurry for enchanted excitement is at its peak. For those seeking a princess-centric escape this might be a disappointment. Angelina Jolie’s Maleficent is the star of this fantasy and the trailer hints that the previously told story might be turned on its head. Spinning a different take on the mythos could give a refreshing angle to the story and a point to rehashing it once more. 

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Movie Review: 'Godzilla' (2014)

Gareth Edwards' grand successor to his indie “Monsters”, follows-up on his earlier film’s ambitious maneuvering. In Edwards' vision of Godzilla there are threads of “The Impossible” and “Independence Day”, neatly interwoven throughout. At the core of the reasoning for this script is the notion that nature has a balance and the way it demonstrates this is highly relevant.

Cannes 2014 Rundown: 5 Noteworthy Stories

#1: The Young and the Bold

The oldest and the youngest competitors at the fest were awarded third place. At 83-years-old, influential French New Wave pioneer, Jean-Luc Godard won for “Goodbye to Language” and 25-year-old relative newcomer Xavier Dolan for “Mommy” tied for the Jury Prize (third place). It was Quebec native, Dolan's 2nd appearance at Cannes and his sixth feature film. Can you say rising star?