Sleeping Beauty

'Maleficent' Gets Some Competition With New 'Sleeping Beauty' Flick

by Nick Romano July 17, 2012 @ 8:44 AM
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It's 'Snow White and the Hunstman' vs. 'Mirror, Mirror' all over again, except this time the competition is centered around that narcoleptic princess with an affinity for pricking herself with spinning wheel needles.
While Disney is in the process of filming their version of the 'Sleeping Beauty' story with Angelina Jolie as the evil queen in 'Maleficent,' Neal Moritz, the producer behind '21 Jump Street,' is developing his own modern retelling of the classic fairy tale.

Reel Women: 'Sleeping Beauty' is a Lifeless Exercise in Pointless Obscurity

by Britt Hayes April 17, 2012 @ 11:59 AM
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Julia Leigh's 'Sleeping Beauty' is quite a beautiful failure. A film with a plot that suggests it could inspire legitimate debate over ideas of empowerment and body ownership instead relies on the needless obscurity of its main character.
The film follows a young woman (Emily Browning) who works several jobs to support herself through school is drawn into a world of serving rich old white people dinner while naked and, eventually, letting rich old white dudes pay to cuddle up next to her sedate, nude body.