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  Breaking the decades-long streak of revisionist takes on European fairy tales, including Disney’s own Maleficent just last year, Kenneth Branagh’s (Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, Thor, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Hamlet, Henry IV) adaptation of Cinderella unfolds as an overly familiar, by-the-numbers adaptation, thematically regressive and ultimately, dramatically bland, dull, and

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Emma Watson may join Kenneth Branagh‘s live-action Cinderella movie. The Harry Potter actress has had a a slew of great roles since the end of the franchise. Variety reports that Cate Blanchett has signed on to play the wicked stepmother in the film. Simon Kinberg is producing the film whose

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The carnival-barker title of Stars in Shorts is practically begging for an exclamation point, but its appeal to name recognition makes commercial sense:  it’s an attempt to position short films as something other than film festival fodder or the things that screw up people’s Oscar ballots.  The seven-film anthology is

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New footage from Joss Whedon’s upcoming film Much Ado About Nothing shows a black-and-white take on Shakepeare’s comedy of the same name that retains the Bard’s language, but modernizes the world in which it is spoken. Much Ado About Nothing was filmed in a mere 12 days at Whedon’s house in Santa

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It’s that time again! Another weekly DVD/Blu-Ray Roundup!  Here are the new releases for the week and my opinion on whether you should Skip It! Rent It! or Buy It! There are several big release this week which include: The Adventures of Tintin, The Descendants, My Week with Marilyn and

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