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'Maleficent' Gets A Sequel!

6/16/2015 1:30pm EDT
A "Maleficent" sequel is on the way! According to The Wrap, Disney is pushing forward with a follow-up to last year's hit "Maleficent," which starred Angelina Jolie as the original "Sleeping Beauty" villain, rebooting the character into a kind of antihero with a fondness for princesses and a good reason for being so nasty.

Linda Woolverton, who scripted the first "Maleficent," has already been hired to work on the sequel. Director Robert Stromberg, however, will most likely not be a part of the second film. Angelina Jolie, of course, is expected (required, really) to return as the titular ...

The Hottest Female Movie Villains

5/11/2015 9:19am EDT
Evil & Enticing: The Sexiest Female Villains On Film
There's nothing sweet about this list of sexy, strong-willed lady villains. They have graced the big screen with their big personalities and are the hottest characters we love to hate.

Angelina Jolie, "Maleficent" (2014)

The film centers on Maleficent, a young, pure-hearted girl who protects her forest kingdom but is betrayed. Seeking revenge, she feuds with the invading king's successor and places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. And then she forms a bond with the little girl, and everything changes...

During Disney's annual fan convention in Anaheim, Calif., in 2013, Jolie told ...

People's Choice Awards Winners And Highlights

1/8/2015 8:36am EST
'Big Bang Theory,' 'Grey's Anatomy' Win Big At People's Choice A
"The Big Bang Theory" and "Grey's Anatomy" were some of the biggest winners at the 2015 People's Choice Awards on Wednesday night in Los Angeles at the Nokia Theater.

Long-running medical drama "Grey's Anatomy" took home the most trophies, including Favorite Network TV Drama, Favorite Dramatic TV Actor and Actress for Patrick Dempsey and Ellen Pompeo. Former cast member Sandra Oh was named the Favorite TV Character We Miss Most.

"The Big Bang Theory" also cleaned up, winning awards for Favorite TV Show, Favorite Network TV Comedy, and Favorite Comedic TV Actress for Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting.

Angelina Jolie Gets Wicked In 'Maleficent,' On DVD & Blu-ray Nov. 4

11/3/2014 5:22am EST
A beautiful, innocent young woman, Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) has the perfect life in a peaceful forest kingdom. Then an invading army changes everything.

Maleficent does what she can to protect the land, but she ultimately suffers a horrible betrayal -- an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone.

Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces an epic battle with the invading king's successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora (Elle Fanning).

As Aurora grows, Maleficent discovers that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom -- and perhaps to Maleficent's tru...

'Think Like A Man Too' Tops Box Office, 'Jersey Boys' Tumbles

6/22/2014 5:03pm EDT
Think Like A Man Too
Kevin Hart has resumed his box office reign, thanks to Think Like A Man Too. The comedy took first place at this weekend’s box office with an estimated $30 million, barely edging out 22 Jump Street.

Hart starred in the first film, which went on to earn $96 million worldwide against a $12 million budget. He then helped Ride Along earn over $150 million worldwide and About Last Night to almost $50 million worldwide. Think Like A Man Too has already surpassed its production budget of $24 million.

22 Jump Street followed up its $57 million opening weekend with a respectable $29 million. How T...

50 Cent And Jimmy Kimmel Get Punny With Trailer For 'MaleFiftyCent'

6/6/2014 4:30pm EDT
50 Cent guested on Jimmy Kimmel's talk show Thursday night and revealed he has a new film coming out.

"I did a big one," the rapper said of the production. "This one ain't goin' to no Redbox."

Playing on Angelina Jolie's new Disney film Maleficent and the rapper's moniker, Kimmel premiered the "trailer" for "MaleFiftyCent."

When a young princess Aurora confronts him in the forest, saying, "Don't be afraid," the rapper's response is priceless.

"I’ve been shot nine times, I’m not afraid of no little white girl," he says.

Check it out below...

Disney Continuing Live-Action Trend With 'Beauty And The Beast' Remake

6/5/2014 4:00pm EDT
Beauty and the Beast
Disney is still all about animation, but they plan on continuing to cash in on live-action remakes – and Beauty and the Beast is next.

Following the $170 worldwide box office gross earned by Maleficent, Disney would be foolish not to continue its trend of live-action features. Oz the Great and Powerful, Alice in Wonderland, and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe were all successful for Disney Pictures.

Variety reports Bill Condon is set to direct the film. Condon's directing credits include Dreamgirls, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 and 2, and The Fift...

‘Maleficent’ Scores $70 Million At Box Office, ‘X-Men’ Drops 60%

6/1/2014 5:00pm EDT
Angelina Jolie’s Disney prequel Maleficent was the big winner this weekend at the box office, earning an estimated $70 million its opening weekend to earn it the #1 spot on the charts.

The film tacked on another $100 million worldwide, making its total of $170 million just shy of its production budget. The opening weekend’s take is Jolie’s best; Kung Fu Panda opened to 60 million and Wanted opened at 50 million.

X-Men: Days of Future Past dropped 64% from last week’s $90 million opening weekend, taking in $32 million. Including worldwide grosses, the film has pushed past the $500 million ...

12 Top Animated Disney Villains

5/29/2014 11:05am EDT
12 Top Animated Disney Villains
Just in time for the release of Maleficent, Disney's live-action retelling of the 1959 animated feature Sleeping Beauty, here are the top 10 bad guys (and gals) from the hand-drawn movies of your childhood.

#12 Lady Tremaine, AKA the Wicked Stepmother - Cinderella (1950)

As far as Disney villains go, Lady Tremaine is a regular Mommie Dearest, but aside from some pretty substantial emotional scars, Cinderella gets off a lot easier than most of her fellow animated protagonists.

#11 Dr. Facilier, AKA "The Shadow Man" - The Princess and the Frog (2009)

So his voodoo charms wreak a bit...

Angelina Jolie Directed Her Daughter Vivienne On Set Of 'Maleficent'

5/28/2014 11:48pm EDT
Angelina Jolie Directed Her Daughter Vivienne On Set Of 'Malefic
By now fans know Angelina Jolie is a director as well as an actor, with her debut film In the Land of Blood and Honey, and the upcoming Unbroken. She is in front of the camera again in this weekend’s Disney film Maleficent, but she still played a directorial role in one scene. Her daughter, Vivienne Jolie-Pitt, played young princess Aurora in a scene, but needed to be coaxed to perform.

“The first day was the day she had to catch the butterfly and she just really didn’t feel like doing it,” Jolie recalled. “So I actually was holding the pole with the ball on the end and bouncing up and do...

The 10 Best And 10 Worst Angelina Jolie Movies

5/27/2014 4:00pm EDT
The 10 Best And 10 Worst Angelina Jolie Movies
Angelina Jolie hasn't graced the big screen in four years, her last appearance occurring in the 2010 film The Tourist. Now she's starring in the Disney film Maleficent as the titular sorceress who dooms Sleeping Beauty. Despite her status as an A-list celebrity, Jolie's career has been anything but stable – here are Angelina Jolie's 10 Best and 10 Worst films.

The Best:

Mr. and Mrs. Smith

While infamous for what happened off-screen (it's assumed Brad Pitt and Jolie sparked a romance that ultimately had him divorce Jennifer Aniston), Mr. and Mrs. Smith is nevertheless an enjoyable actio...

Box Office Predictions: 'Godzilla' Should Stomp Its Way To No.1

5/16/2014 9:28am EDT
Box Office Predictions: 'Godzilla' Should Stomp Its Way To No.1
1) Godzilla- 80M Weekend, 80M Total

Expect big things this weekend from a big monster of a movie. A lot of people have compared the ad campaign to World War Z, making it an apocalypse adventure on a global scale. What’s equally important here is that they’ve actually made a good movie, apparently. Godzilla is currently sitting at 84% on Rotten Tomatoes, higher than Million Dollar Arm, Neighbors, and Amazing Spider-Man 2. The only downfall is that the film technically lacks a bankable star, even though most people know who Bryan Cranston is by now. It does face some competition from the 2n...

Box Office Predictions: Will 'Neighbors' Top 'Spider-Man 2'

5/8/2014 7:23pm EDT
Box Office Predictions: Will 'Neighbors' Top 'Spider-Man 2'
1) The Amazing Spider-Man 2- 40M Weekend, 155M Total

Spidey should drop a little over 50% this weekend. Neighbors is solid competition, but not major competition. Spidey will remain the top draw this weekend.

2) Neighbors- 35M Weekend, 35M Total

Keeping in mind this is an R rated comedy, with Seth Rogen and Zac Efron, 35M is a really solid opening. This isn’t the Hangover, this is Neighbors. Even with strong reviews, and solid previews, I’m betting this film tops out around 35M. Rogen had This Is The End last year which only managed 20M, so this would be a huge improvement upon that.


Disney Unveils New 'Maleficent' Poster With A Winged Angelina Jolie

3/18/2014 11:00am EDT
Disney Unveils New 'Maleficent' Poster With A Winged Angelina Jo
The official Twitter for Disney's upcoming film "Maleficent" has released the latest artwork for the movie, which shows a horned Angelina Jolie gazing off to the side with enormous wings jutting out from her back.

The photo was captioned: "I had wings once. And they were strong, but they were stolen from me."

The account also includes a link to a clip from the film. "The truth about @Maleficent has been revealed. Tweet #MaleficentsWings to share the truth about the dark fairy."

Jolie's daughter Vivienne plays the young Princess Aurora (Sleeping Beauty) in the project. She isn't the only ...

Angelina Jolie's 'Maleficent' Costume Scared Everyone But Daughter Vivienne

3/6/2014 10:00am EST
Angelina Jolie's 'Maleficent' Costume Scared Everyone But Daught
Angelina Jolie's daughter Vivienne was cast as the young princess Aurora in her film "Maleficent" because she was the only child on set who wasn't affraid of the villainess with big horns, claws and scary eyes.

Vivienne, 5, wound up with the role because she happened to be on set the day the part was being cast. The little girl was the only one who had the courage to approach Jolie when she was made up as the wicked queen.

The actress told "We think it's fun for our kids to have cameos and join us on set, but not to be actors. That's not our goal for Brad (Pitt) and I at all, but ...

Lana Del Rey's 'Once Upon A Dream' Haunts Latest Trailer For 'Maleficent'

1/27/2014 12:22am EST
Angelina Jolie is set to make her return to the big screen this May in Disney's Maleficent, and the second official trailer for the film premiered during Sunday night's Grammy Awards.

The movie tells the story of the "Sleeping Beauty" villain from her point of view, going into detail on her backstory and revealing how she came to curse Princess Aurora.

Lana Del Rey, who was personally chosen by Jolie, sings the haunting "Once Upon a Dream" in the trailer and in the upcoming film, in theaters May 30.

Maleficent also stars Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, Juno Temple and Imelda Staunton.


The Most Anticipated Films Of 2014, Part Two

1/1/2014 8:03pm EST
22 Jump Street
One part wasn't enough - that's right, even more films we're hyped about in 2014. Check out Part One if you haven't read it, but for now, let's get on with part two:

22 Jump Street

Why We’re Hyped: After being held back by high school, Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill get to really let loose in college.

Why We’re Worried: Comedy sequels are either great or make us wish they stopped at just one.


Why We’re Hyped: A dark and interesting look into one of Disney’s classic villains, portrayed by Angelina Jolie. Linda Woolverton, who helped write Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, a...

New 'Maleficent' Poster Shows An Evil Looking Angelina Jolie

11/12/2013 11:06am EST
Angelina Jolie shows off her evil side in the new "Maleficent" movie poster. The actress is featured with green eyes, ruby red lips and a horned headpiece.

Over the summer Jolie revealed that when kids visited her on set during the making of the film, they would shy away from her.

"These little kids would visit the set, and I would think, 'Oh, I am a Disney character,' so I would go over to them, and say, 'Hi there.' They would just scream. One little kid even said, 'Mommy, please make the mean witch stop talking to me,'" she explained during Disney's annual fan convention in Anaheim, Cal...

Angelina Jolie Talks 'Maleficent' & Making Kids Scream While In Costume

8/12/2013 8:07am EDT
Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie made a surprise appearance at Disney's annual fan convention in Anaheim, Calif.,  over the weekend and unveiled clips from her upcoming fantasy thriller, "Maleficent."

D23 Expo Fans gave the actress a standing ovation as she discussed her portrayal of Sleeping Beauty's nemesis.

Jolie said her costume was so scary, children visiting the set would shy away from her. She explained, "These little kids would visit the set, and I would think, 'Oh, I am a Disney character,' so I would go over to them, and say, 'Hi there.' They would just scream. One little kid even said, 'Mommy, p...

Angelina Jolie's Daughter Vivienne Grabs Big Payday

2/12/2013 8:07pm EST
Angelina Jolie, Zahara, Pax, and Vivienne
We're used to Angelina Jolie commanding huge sums to star in films - but what about her 4-year-old daughter Vivienne?

The child will be making a cool $3,000 a week acting in her mother's film Maleficent, on top of $60 a day in expenses, according to papers obtained by TMZ. Amusingly, she won't be playing the young Maleficent but a character named "young Aurora," who grows up into Elle Fanning's role.

The film is a 3-D remake of Disney's The Sleeping Beauty, focusing on the classic's villainous sorceress. Jolie will be playing the title character, who casts the infamous spell on young Auro...

Two More Of Angelina Jolie's Children Join 'Maleficent'

10/23/2012 5:19pm EDT
Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie has persuaded studio bosses to let two more of her children appear in her latest movie Maleficent, after her youngest daughter Vivienne snagged a role.

The actress' four-year-old daughter Vivienne, whose dad is Brad Pitt, was cast as the child version of Elle Fanning's character Princess Aurora in the upcoming adaptation of classic tale Sleeping Beauty.

Now, it has emerged Vivienne's older siblings Pax, eight, and Zahara, seven, also have non-speaking parts in the fantasy film, which stars their Oscar-winning mom as the princess' arch enemy.

According to Us Weekly, Joli...

Celebrity Kid Cameos: Children Who Landed Roles In Their Famous Parents' Films

8/23/2012 6:09pm EDT
Angelina Jolie, Vivienne & Zahara
It was recently reported that Angelina Jolie's daughter Vivienne, 4, will appear in her mother's upcoming movie Maleficent. The film is a live-action take on "Sleeping Beauty" and is set for release in 2014.

Walt Disney studios confirmed to Us Weekly that Vivienne will play a younger version of Princess Aurora, played by Elle Fanning. Can we expect to see Jolie and Brad Pitt's other five children making cameos in future films?

It's certainly not the first time a celebrity has used her fame and fortune to help her child get ahead in show business. There are dozens of of actors with famous ...

Angelina Jolie Lands Daughter Vivienne A Role In 'Maleficent'

8/22/2012 10:02am EDT
Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie is making her new movie Maleficent a family affair after landing a role for her daughter Vivienne, according to a new report.

The Oscar winner plays Sleeping Beauty's arch-enemy in the new adaptation of the classic tale, and has persuaded producers to use the four year old in the film.

Vivienne, whose father is Jolie's fiance Brad Pitt, will reportedly play the actress' onscreen daughter.

A source tells Britain's The Sun, "Ange thought it would be a fun experience for her and Viv to share, and Viv is a natural."

"The other kids are now nagging Ange and Brad to land th...