Angelina Jolie is wickedly enchanting as “Maleficent”

Being a fan of Disney and Angelina Jolie, I was predisposed to like this big-budget summer venture titled Maleficent.  A reimagining of the 1959 animated classic Sleeping Beauty, Maleficent is told from the point of view of the title character by a mysterious narrator.  A pleasant, but predictable third-act twist continues Disney’s notable feminist fairytale trend (recall last year’s hit Frozen?), leaving audiences with fond…

ENTERTAINMENT news: Le Petit Prince

Beloved children’s classic Le Petit Prince (“The Little Prince”) is receiving the all-star treatment.  An animated, 3D adaptation by French production company Onyx Films is being planned.  Slated to be directed by Mark Osborne (Kung Fu Panda), the feature is already equipped with the vocal talents of Rachel McAdams, James Franco, Marion Cotillard, Benicio Del Toro,…