As Angelina Jolie mentions, we all know what happened in 'Sleeping Beauty' -- an evil fairy curses the young Princess Aurora to die on her 16th birthday, etc. -- but what about the story of Maleficent? Director Robert Stromberg's behind-the-fairy-tale movie of 'Maleficent' will hit theaters May 30, and Disney released a new featurette, a batch of new photos, and will be releasing a sneak peek to be exclusively shown at Disney Parks that takes fans deeper into her backstory than ever before.
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This past Sunday's 'Game of Thrones' installment, "The Lion and the Rose," gave us yet another wedding to remember, but that doesn't mean season 4 will slow down any by this coming weekend's "Breaker of Chains." Dany and her dragons will take on the slave city of Mereen, while Kings' Landing deals with the aftermath of You Know Who's death, and we've got the first chain-breaking photos!
'Arrow' season 2 has has fan favorite genre star Summer Glau on an unusual track as DC villainess Isabel Rochev, keeping the character out of play for long stretches of the season, before finally making some major moves against Oliver in the recent episodes. Last night's "The Man Under the Hood" introduced a few more startling shifts for Glau's character, but what new DC alias will Isabel Rochev take in the coming weeks, and how differently had producers planned the 'Firefly' star's role for the season originally?
‘Game of Thrones‘ season 4 is already piling up the bodies week to week after only two episodes, but even those spoiled by George R.R. Martin‘s books need a bit of refresher course to keep ahead of who keeps their head. The Starks are never, ever, ever getting back together, but we've got them all in one place for a hot minute, telling you everything you need to know about ‘Game of Thrones’ House of Stark in 60 seconds flat!
When it was revealed that the sequel to 'Man of Steel' would actually be 'Batman vs. Superman', fans were both excited and concerned. To some, it sounded like the best thing ever. To others, it seemed like desperation after Superman's epic return didn't do 'The Dark Knight'-sized business. However, director Zack Snyder has officially gone on record explaining why the Caped Crusader will be in the film ... and it turns out that he's been thinking about this for awhile.
Marvel's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' had an hour to catch its breath in this past week's "Providence," following the game-changing events of 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier,' but Coulson and the team aren't the only ones in need of a catch-up. Fresh off the 'How I Met Your Mother' series finale, Cobie Smulders will return Maria Hill to the forefront in antepenultimate 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' episode "Nothing Personal," and we have the first look at Maria's new gig!
Released in 1995, 'Now and Then' featured a cast of rising child stars as four friends coming of age in the 1970s, dealing with divorce, death and becoming young women, who reunite later in life to reflect on how far they've come. Bolstered by the star power of more established actresses, like Demi Moore and Melanie Griffith, the film was sort of a female version of 'Stand By Me,' and loved by both critics and audiences alike. Nineteen years later, we take a look back at the cast of this modern classic and see what they're up to now.
There’s a scene in ‘Life is Illmatic’ – the new documentary chronicling the creation on Nas’ seminal hip hop album, ‘Illmatic,’ which premiered Wednesday night at the Tribeca Film Festival – in which Nas’ brother, Jabari, lists the fates of everyone in a group photo taken the day of Nas’ ‘Illmatic’ album cover shoot. The photo, 20 years old now, is of people from the Queensbridge Houses, the housing project that sits nestled under the Queensboro Bridge, right along the East River in New York City. The results aren’t pretty.
As Jabari goes down the line, almost everyone in the picture – mostly kids at the time – are either now dead or in prison. As Nas points out, without the music, that would have been them, too.
Fairy tales may seem fun and whimsical and sweet now, but the histories of most of them are dark and truly terrifying. Perhaps you are familiar with Hans Christian Andersen, who penned the original 'Little Mermaid' fairy tale, one that ended, well, it just ended very differently than the Disney version. But Andersen wasn't the only author who used his fairy tales to freak kids out. Over in Germany, Heinrich Hoffmann did the same thing with his 'Der Struwwelpeter,' and guess who grew up reading it?