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Thursday, November 14, 2013

TRAILER WAR: Noah vs. Maleficent vs. Cuban Fury!

Posted by Erik Henriksen on Thu, Nov 14, 2013 at 3:44 PM

Darren Aronofsky has had, let us say, bad luck with big budgets: dude seems to do just fine if you give him a Pi or a The Wrestler or a Requiem for a Dream or even a Black Swan, but hand him a big check and things have a tendency to implode. And guess what? Noah has a huge budget! And after a few test screenings, the studio and religious groups (yay) are fighting over who likes it least! Things are going great!

Meanwhile, Disney continues to frantically dig through their vault, trying to find anything they've already done that they can rehash and convince some rubes is something new. What they've come up with this time is Maleficent, who, as all six-year-old-girls in 1959 would have known, is the evil witch in Sleeping Beauty. Stealing a cue from Wicked, Maleficoefficient focuses on the witch, who's now played by Angelina Jolie, and it looks... I do not know what to say about it? It looks like another color-by-numbers entry in the vein of Alice in Wonderland (zzz) and Oz the Great and Powerful (ZZZZZZZ). It will technically be a movie!

I love Nick Frost and I love Rashida Jones and I love Al Swearengen! I went salsa dancing a few years ago and did not grievously injure the girl I was dancing with! Far as I'm concerned, everything's coming up aces for Cuban Fury!



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