Cinderella Rakes In $23 Million, Somehow Still a Compelling Fairy Tale

The pretty and fragile victim trope continues to dominate the American box office (Maleficent, Frozen) this time with Cinderella. The Disney movie brought in $23 Million on Friday and is expected to complete the weekend with $70 million. Cinderella's budget was $95 million, so looks like the execs about to get theirs… » 3/14/15 6:30pm 3/14/15 6:30pm

The 10 Best And 10 Worst Science Fiction And Fantasy Movies Of 2014

This was a weird year for movies. The box office was weak, but also, most films didn't deserve love or hate. They were just... okay. But the genre movies that did stand out were either brilliant experiments, or horrible misfires. Here are the 10 best and 10 worst science fiction and fantasy movies of 2014. » 12/17/14 3:07pm 12/17/14 3:07pm

Maleficent Is Great, But It's a Fairy Tale -- So It Also Sucks

I fucking love magical shit. I love spells, monsters, castles, wisecracking animal sidekicks, forest glens, robes, curses, small flying women, and the healing power of love. INTO IT. So I went into Maleficent with medium hopes, despite the dismal failure of earlier fairy tale adaptations like Mirror, Mirror and Snow… » 5/30/14 1:20pm 5/30/14 1:20pm

Maleficent Cake is Crazy Realistic, Deeply Unsettling, Delicious

I have never in my day seen such a delectable and terrifying treat in my life. The Tattooed Bakers from London have taken the art of cakes to the next level with this amazingly realistic rendition of Angelina Jolie's character from the upcoming Maleficent movie. But these bakers have quite the repertoire of edibles… » 5/25/14 6:30pm 5/25/14 6:30pm

New Maleficent Trailer Features Lana Del Rey's 'Once Upon a Dream'

Disney dropped a bigger, better Maleficent trailer during the Grammys, this one featuring an atmospheric (or, if you're feeling less generous, droning) cover of "Once Upon a Dream" by none other than Lana Del Rey. She sounds like a old-timey gramophone abandoned in a forbidden forest. But it works! » 1/27/14 10:35am 1/27/14 10:35am

Meryl Streep Goes Into Labor While Reading Traffic Report

Meryl Streep stopped by The Ellen Show yesterday to talk about all the amazing things she's been doing lately (everything Meryl Streep does is amazing, by the way. She probably blinks better than the rest of us). Unfortunately, Ellen missed the opportunity to have Streep teach the audience how to expertly fling coats… » 1/18/14 11:30am 1/18/14 11:30am