In the new film Maleficent, based on the character from Disney’s Sleeping Beauty, we see that the Mistress of All Evil has more of soft side than one might think for someone that casts a curse on an innocent baby. The hosts discuss the astounding visuals, the character’s motivations and the possible themes in the film.
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Vlog: Most Anticipated Adaptations of 2014
What better way to start out 2014 than by listing the adapted films that we are most looking forward to seeing on the big screen? And believe you me, there were a lot to choose from!
The Legend of Hercules
X-Men: Days of Future Past
The LEGO Movie
How to Train Your Dragon 2
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
The Hobbit Part 3
Into the Woods
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Once Upon a Time at ComicCon…
Once upon a time there was a magical festival, where people could gather and celebrate their love of TV shows, movies and series. This annual event allows fans to meet royalty and hear them prophesize the future.
What is this festival, you ask?
ComicCon: imparting joy to every fangirl and fanboy since 1970. And fans of ABC’s Once Upon a Time should be particularly joyous, as the related panel unleashed a slew of enticing tidbits about the upcoming second season.
In the last few weeks, we have posted quite a few updates about our favorite fairy tale show: we’ve heard about casting for Mulan and Sleeping Beauty, ties with the show Lost, and even been graced with Regina’s origin story—and a sneak peek of a certain hooked villain. So what possible news could come out at ComicCon’s Once Upon a Time panel?
Answer? A whole heck of a lot. Allow me to recap:
First off, I think we all need to give a rousing round of applause for this absolutely amazing video, advertising the Singlebrooke Dating Service. I laughed; I chuckled, and then finished it off with a nice round of chortles.
Secondly, the producers and actors of Once Upon a Time gave us quite a few revelations to look forward to, such as:
1.) The identity of Henry’s father,
2.) Who the heck Dr. Whale actually is (in the fairy tales),
3.) Whatever happened to Baelfire
4.) Who Henry’s father is.
Oh wait, did I just repeat myself? Maybe that’s because I am completely stoked about what this information might mean for the plotline of Season 2. And the rumors are already flying: is it Baelfire? Or a character yet to be introduced? Will he be villainous, as Emma has already intimated? Or is he another eager member of Operation Cobra?
UPDATE (07/14): Watch the OUAT Comic Con panel on YouTube, Part 1 and Part 2
Apparently, these are all questions for us to discover in season two, as the only ones already in the loop are the producers and Emma Swan herself. But what do you think? Give us your guesses below!
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OUAT Casting Never Rests! Sarah Bolger to Play Sleeping Beauty
So barely an hour after we posted about Jamie Chung’s casting as Mulan in Season 2 of Once Upon a Time, we have another juicy little nugget of news for our rabid readers. A Hollywood Reporter article reports that Sarah Bolger, whose casting credits include The Tudors, The Spiderwick Chronicles, and a starring role in ABC’s pilot of Gilded Lilys, will be joining OUAT as the quintessential narcoleptic princess, Sleeping Beauty. Continue reading
Disney Gives a First Look at Angelina Jolie as Maleficent
Along with a press release announcing the beginning of production on the 2014 film, Disney also gave fans the first look at Angelina Jolie (Wanted) donning the iconic Maleficent headdress. The film will focus on the origin of this famous Disney baddie and explain what pushed her to the point of cursing the princess in an attempt to hurt her family and the kingdom.
The character is a Disney invention from their version of the Grimm Brothers original story where the thirteenth fairy curses the princess and then proceeds to never be heard from again. In their 1959 adaptation of the tale, Disney expanded the character to a level of determined resentment that certainly merits explanation considering that, as far as we know, all King Stephan did was not invite her to a party.