Tag Archives: Angelina Jolie

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) Review

TWICE UPON A DREAM   In 2014, Walt Disney Studios, following the success of their live-action reimagines of Alice in Wonderland and Oz, the Great and Powerful, released Maleficent; a new twist on the classic fairy tale story of Sleeping Beauty. Loosely inspired by the iconic original fairy tale by Charles Perrault and Walt Disney’s 1959 animated film Sleeping Beauty,

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Kung Fu Panda 3 Review

THE KUNG FU AWESOMENESS RETURNS   Back in 2008, DreamWorks Animation released their newest animated feature Kung Fu Panda, a tale that’s mixed martial karate, Chinese ascetic mythos, and hilarious cartoon frivolities. The movie, which was well received from critics and moviegoers, went on to gross over $630 million at box-office, became the highest grossing animated movie that year, and

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Maleficent Review

NOT EXACTLY ONCE UPON A DREAM   (One of my old reviews from my previous movie blog) Over the last several years, a resurgence of fairy tales stories has caught the stardust eyes of Hollywood with studios reimaging these classic tales into feature films. 2010’s Alice in Wonderland was the first, presenting a sequel to the original Lewis Carroll classic.

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Unbroken Review

UNBOWED, UNBENT, UNBROKEN Through the years of moviemaking, Hollywood has produced a good number of dramatized wartime features with a hefty portion focusing on the trials and tribulations in the World War II era. These films, albeit dramatized to certain degree, carry a certain prestige and alluring appeal in their nature whether through history, diversity, hardships, combat fighting, or warring

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