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Box Office Roundup: '22 Jump Street' Clears ' Dragon 2'

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 22 Jump Street was going to do well, but that it jumped ahead of How to Train Your Dragon 2 at the box office is pretty amazing. The latter is likely to play longer and do more business, but the former is director Phil Lord and Chris Miller's second $60 Million dollar opening this year. That's got to be a record.

Box Office Predictions: 'Dragon 2' and '22' Open Huge

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Studios often decide against opening two franchises against each other, but this weekend should see two films soar at the box office. But it's partly because they don't have as much crossover as -- say -- two superhero movies. Both How to Train Your Dragon 2 and 22 Jump Street should be huge this weekend.

Box Office Roundup: 'Fault in Our Stars' Topples 'Tomorrow'

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Edge of Tomorrow had everything going for it... except an ad campaign that could reveal the idea in a way that got audiences excited about it. The Fault in Our Stars had everything going against it... except that's a total lie, it was primed to be a big hit. Basically, the expected happened this weekend.

Box Office Predictions: 'Edge of Tomorrow' Edged Out by 'The Fault in Our...

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Tom Cruise was once the most reliable performer in cinema. He was once one of the last great movie stars. That time has passed for many reasons, some personal, some due to the cinematic tectonic plates that have shifted over the last thirty years. Which is why he's poised to lose the weekend to a movie starring Shailene Woodley.

Box Office Roundup: 'Maleficent' Trounces 'West'

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This weekend showed that Disney knows how to market their brand as Maleficent opened to seventy million, and has a shot at making more money than either Godzilla or The Amazing Spider-Man 2. It also showed that maybe Seth MacFarlane will not be transitioning into movie stardom.

'Maleficent' Director Robert Stromberg And Actor Sharlto Copley On Working...

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Maleficent hits theaters this weekend and press got a chance to talk to director Robert Stromberg and Sharlto Copley (King Stefan). Both discussed what the picture means to a more modern age and how Angelina Jolie was truly meant for portray Maleficent as a hero. They shared anecdotes about their method and how they approached their respective roles as director and actor.

Box Office Predictions: 'Maleficent' Slaughters Seth MacFarlane

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The Disney brand is a powerful thing, and it looks to dominate the weekend with Maleficent. This is somewhat surprising since the film isn't being all that well received, but it does star Angelina Jolie, and is based on popular fairy tale/animated film. Seth MacFarlane's A Million Ways to Die in the West is also opening, and is being panned...

Maleficent: Movie Review

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Angelina Jolie becomes Maleficent's incarnate in Disney's latest live-action venture. There's still a curse, but a new backstory for the modern age in this week's release. The Players: Director: Robert Stromberg Writer: Linda Woolverton Cast: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Sharlto Copley, Imelda Staunton,...

Interview: Angelina Jolie on 'Maleficent', Directing and Motherhood

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Angelina Jolie sat down with press to talk about bringing the iconic Disney villain Maleficent to life. She shared what it was like to embody one a classic animated characters and personify her in a new way. The Maleficent story you used to know is not the one being brought to the screens and Jolie gives some insight to the changes. She also talks having her kids on set and her new...

Summer Movie Preview 2014: Science Fiction And Fantasy Flicks

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Besides superheroes in skin-tight clothes and talking trees, this summer also includes an interesting pool of sci-fi and fantasy flicks. And there's just about something for everyone. If you're into blockbuster remakes, there's Gareth Edwards' Godzilla. For those you who enjoy post-apocalyptic worlds, there's The Rover. And if you're looking for something...

'Maleficent' Featurette sells the "Reimagining"

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One of the biggest question marks this summer is Maleficent, which stars Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning and Sharlto Copley, as it seems like a Vanity Fair pictorial come to life. Then again, Disney (who's releasing this one) had great success with Alice in Wonderland, so it's possible this could be a surprise hit when it opens next month. Now...

'Maleficent' Trailer: Angelina Makes With The Crazy Eyes... And Wings......

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Curious as to how Angelina Jolie’s interpretation of Maleficent would pan out in the titular live-action prequel to Disney’s Sleeping Beauty?  Well, the new trailer gives some big peeks: it involves the crazy eyes.  And crazy smile.  And crazy wings.  And crazy horns.  And crazy dragon.  She’s a little crazy, is what I’m saying.  Oh, and gosh,...

Angelina Jolie Goes Total Villain In New 'Maleficent' Trailer

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Disney has released a new trailer for the live-action movie Maleficent, and it's appropriate to say that the studio has redeemed itself. The first teaser trailer for the movie was absolutely horrible, with cheesy, dated narration and just awful clips of Angelina Jolie laughing like a typical, evil witch. But last night, during the 56th Annual Grammy Awards, a 90-second trailer was...

'Maleficent' Teaser: Angelina Jolie Walks Around With Giant Horns On Her...

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Robert Stromberg, who cut his teeth with Academy Award-winning art direction and production design for such films as Avatar, Alice in Wonderland, and Oz the Great and Powerful, has clearly taken what he learned as a production designer and applied to his directorial debut, Maleficent.  The first teaser trailer for...

'The Good Dinosaur' is Now Dated for 2015, No Pixar Next Year

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Recent production difficulties on The Good Dinosaur has caused Disney to shuffle their release schedule around. Dinosaur, which was to be Pixar's next film, won't be ready next year as was originally announced. Instead it's moving into 2015, while this has caused some other release date shuffles.