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    'Maleficent' Calls for New Opening by Disney Fave John Lee Hancock

    Director John Lee Hancock ("Saving Mr. Banks," "The Blind Side") has been brought in for re-shoots on Disney's "Maleficent," starring Angelina Jolie. Hancock, who penned "Snow White and the Hunstman," has written several new opening scenes for the reboot featuring the Sleeping Beauty villain. The fi...

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    'World War Z' Again? John Lee Hancock To Oversee Reshoots Of 'Maleficent' To Fix Opening

    As Marc Forster of "World War Z" fame and Carl Rinsch, of the upcoming and frequently delayed "47 Ronin" know, sometimes a blockbuster movie can escape your grasp. Whether it's the sheer scale of the production or not all the parts being the in the right place at the right time, a tentpole can quick...

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    Don't Panic: There Will Be No Pixar Movie In 2014, 'The Good Dinosaur' & 'Finding Dory' Get Bumped

    For the past nine years, Pixar has been mostly delighting, sometimes disappointing, moviegoers with a fresh film each year, from their much vaunted braintrust. Exemplifying the high ideals of letting creative people do their work and getting out of the way (for the most part), Pixar has lived up to ...

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    Watch: D23 Expo Presentations For 'Thor 2,' 'Guardians Of The Galaxy,' 'Maleficent' & More

    Disney's D23 expo -- the Mouse House's equivalent to San Diego Comic-Con -- came and went this past weekend, bringing much of the world's manchild population to Anaheim for several days of Disney-related fun. Given the studio's increasing dominance of the tentpole field thanks to their acquisition o...

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    'Magic Magic' Star Juno Temple Talks Losing Her Mind, The Polanski Influence, 'Sin City 2,' 'Maleficent' & More

    Earlier this year at Sundance, Chilean director Sebastian Silva ("The Maid") made a splash with two very different movies. The first, "The Crystal Fairy," was a trippy road comedy that starred Michael Cera and Gabby Hoffman and saw a limited theatrical release this summer from IFC Films (read our re...

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    Brad Bird's '1952,' 'Muppets 2' & 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' Set For 2014, 'Pirates 5' Coming In 2015

    Lord have mercy. We are barely two weeks into 2013, and now we have to mark our calendars for the onslaught of blockbusters in 2014. So sit back, get out your day planner and schedule your vacations accordingly.

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    Beautiful Darkness: 5 Actresses Whose Gritty Indie Roots Made for Great Fairy Tale Villains

    What these women also have in common -- aside from Academy Award nominations -- is a history of gritty, complex performances in more indie-flavored movies. Below, a rundown of the dark roots of five modern-day queens.

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    Listen: Jessie J's "Crazy About You" From 'Silver Linings Playbook,' Wilco Re-Records Tune For 'This Is 40' & More

    A few musical cues and news today, so let's jump right in. Brit pop star Jessie J has recorded a new song for "Silver Linings Playbook," which takes the usually bland approach of literalizing the characters and themes of a film to a whole new level. Grammy Award-winning songwriter Diane Warren (nomi...

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    First Look At Angelina Jolie In Character As Disney's 'Maleficent'

    It took a little time, but the fairytale movie duck was broken a few weeks back when "Snow White And The Huntsman" proved to be a solid hit. More recent pictures based on fables and legends, like "Red Riding Hood" and "Mirror Mirror," had mostly underperformed, but SWATH proved that there's plenty o...

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    Who? Brenton Thwaites Crowned Prince In 'Maleficent'

    Is Brenton Thwaites going to be the biggest Aussie sensation to hit the United States since Paul Hogan or Yahoo Serious? Only time will tell, but Disney has picked the young stud and dropped him into their brewing "Maleficent" alongside Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, Juno Te...

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