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Jolie’s ‘Maleficent’ ready to battle ‘X-Men’

Angelina Jolie

This July 17 2012, photo, released by Disney shows Angelina Jolie in a scene from "Maleficent." Spanish accesory designer Manuel Albarran created the collars and jewelry that Angelina Jolie wears on the movie “Maleficent”, which opens in Mexico and USA on May 30. Albarran, known as a metal couturier, worked closely with Jolie to achieve a look in between wild, femenine, shining and dark using materials like fur, leather and metal. (AP Photo/Disney, Frank Connor)

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From page A7 | May 28, 2014 |

FAIRFIELD — Villains and heroes will face off at this weekend’s box office as Angelina Jolie’s “Maleficent” goes up against “X-Men: Days of Future Past.”

“X-Men” handily won the Memorial Day box office totals. “Maleficent” is out for revenge.

The PG plot centers on one of Disney’s most beloved villains, Maleficent, from the 1959 classic “Sleeping Beauty.” A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent changes when her peaceable forest kingdom is invaded by an army. She rises to protect the land but suffers a ruthless betrayal.

Bent on revenge, Maleficent places a curse on a newborn, who may hold the keys to peace in the kingdom and possibly to Maleficent’s true happiness.

Elle Fanning and Miranda Richardson also star.

“A Million Ways to Die in the West” features Seth MacFarlane as a jilted sheep farmer in need of courage. Amanda Seyfried, Charlize Theron and Liam Neeson are also featured. It’s rated R.

Opening in limited release are:

“The Grand Seduction,” a PG-13 comedy with Brendan Gleeson as a village resident in search of a permanent doctor. When he finds one, the whole town does everything to keep the doctor there. It’s not rated.

“We are the Best,” a drama set in 1980s Stockholm. The story centers on three girls who form a punk band even though they don’t have instruments. It will be shown in Swedish with English subtitles. It’s not rated.

“Filth,” a crime drama that centers on a detective sergeant who spends his time indulging in drugs, alcohol and sexually abusive relationships. While working the murder case of a Japanese student, he starts coming unhinged. James McAvoy and Jamie Bell star. It’s rated R.

“Night Moves,” a thriller with Jeese Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning and Peter Sarsgaard as three radical environmentalists who want to blow up a hydroelectric dam because it symbolizes the energy-sucking, resource-draining industrial culture they despise. It’s rated R.

“Party Central,” which brings “Monsters” Mike and Sulley back to college for a fun-filled weekend with their fraternity brothers. The PG short runs for five minutes.

For showtimes, call Edwards Theatres at 432-2140, Brenden Theatres at 469-0180 or visit www.fandango.com/94533_movietimes.

Amy Maginnis-Honey

Amy Maginnis-Honey

Amy Maginnis-Honey joined the staff of the Daily Republic in 1980. She’ll tell you she was only 3 at the time. Over the past three decades she’s done a variety of jobs in the newsroom. Today, she covers arts and entertainment and writes for the Living and news pages.
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