Tag: maleficent

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2015 Oscars Challenge: [5] Maleficent – Best Costume Design

ANNA B. SHEPPARD “Maleficent” Following in the footsteps of “Snow White and the Huntsman” (2011), the Disney film “Maleficent” sets out to turn the animated story of “Sleeping Beauty” into a live action, fantasy adventure film. With that comes not only some wild costumes for title character, Maleficent, but bringing to real life some costumes that were pivotal in the 1959 animated version, including … Read More 2015 Oscars Challenge: [5] Maleficent – Best Costume Design

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Oscar Shortlist: 7 Makeup & Hairstyling Shortlisted for 87th Academy Awards

In the smallest category of the Academy Awards, with eventually only three nominees, the Best Makeup & Hairstyling Oscar is still completely up for grabs despite now only having seven films in contention. “The Amazing Spider-man 2” saw Jamie Foxx get the full blue Electro make-over. “Foxcatcher” saw Steve Carrell get the creepy John Du Pont make-over with a prosthetic nose. Several characters including … Read More Oscar Shortlist: 7 Makeup & Hairstyling Shortlisted for 87th Academy Awards

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Oscars Shortlist: 10 Best Visual Effects Shortlisted for 87th Academy Awards

Looking at this list of films in contention for the Best Visual Effects nominations shows you exactly how good of a year it was in film, especially where visual effects were concerned. Consisting of three superhero films, four sequels, a reboot, a re-imagining, and one original science fiction fare, this is also a perfect dissection of where the Hollywood blockbuster is at. I question … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 10 Best Visual Effects Shortlisted for 87th Academy Awards

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Tuesday Releases: Hercules & Maleficent

NOVEMBER 4TH, 2014 HERCULES // Never has marketing been more misleading than it was for the new Dwayne Johnson vehicle “Hercules”. With trailers touting the legendary character of Hercules and his Twelve Labors from the Gods, which involved fighting several different monsters including a giant lion, a three headed hydra, and massive boar, most people stepping into the theater to see this film would … Read More Tuesday Releases: Hercules & Maleficent

Movie Review: Maleficent (2014)

MALEFICENT BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLNOVEMBER 4, 2014 The rise of the anti-hero story continues with “Maleficent,” the retelling of the Walt Disney animated classic “Sleeping Beauty,” this time focusing on the villain of that tale and her fall-from-grace origin story. Angelina Jolie steps into the role of Maleficent, bringing to the surface the conflicting emotions that make her such an interesting character. One of the … Read More Movie Review: Maleficent (2014)

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Theatrical Releases: Maleficent & A Million Ways To Die In The West

Relying completely on the acting talents of Angelina Jolie to bring the character to life, “Maleficent” tries to match the aesthetic and tone of Universal’s fairy tale retelling “Snow White and the Huntsman” but fails to be as dark or as interesting. Without any other acting prowess beyond Jolie, while Sharto Copley chewing the scenery and Elle Fanning is a glorified smiling machine, the … Read More Theatrical Releases: Maleficent & A Million Ways To Die In The West