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4K Review: Alita: Battle Angel
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Alita: Battle Angel

Alita: Battle Angel
4K Ultra HD | Blu-ray | DVD | Digital |
Director: Robert Rodriguez
Writer: James Cameron, Laeta Kalogridis
Cast: Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali, Ed Skrein, Jackie Earle Haley, and Keean Johnson
Distributor: 20th Century Fox
Rated PG-13 | Minutes: 122
Release Date: July 24, 2019

Ever since James Cameron put all of his attention on the Avatar franchise, Alita: Battle Angel had been sitting on the back burner for as long as I could remember. Luckily, that all changed when he handed directing responsibilities over to Robert Rodriguez, who seemed to have the right sensibilities in order to bring the manga character to the big screen in a way that would honor the source material and their fans.

While the film was met with mixed reviews, most would say that the adaptation captured Alita and the futuristic world around her well. All those textures, the attention to detail, and the motion-capture work all speak to Cameron’s need to bring those characters and said world to audiences, and eliciting a wide-eyed and jaw-dropping reaction. Though the predictable narrative itself couldn’t support Alita: Battle Angel, the titular character’s journey of self-discovery is something worth watching. Check out my review of the film, plus some of the bonus feature that will be available, below.

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‘Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil’ Trailer: A Villainess Comes Home
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Angelina Jolie is Maleficent in Disney’s MALEFICENT:  MISTRESS OF EVIL

Although it wasn’t the most well-received of the Disney live-action adaptations of their animated classics, Maleficent went on to be one of the biggest blockbuster films of 2014. As such, it deserved to get a sequel. Flash-forward five years later, we are getting that with Angelina Jolie returning to reprise the role that she was born to play in Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil. However, the title character’s happiness won’t be continuing, as Aurora (Elle Fanning) has a new fiance, whose family promises to care for her the way that Maleficent never could. But are their intentions true or are they hiding something? And what other surprises are in store for the audience. Check out the trailer and more here below.

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‘Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil’ Trailer: Angelina Jolie Returns To Celebrate The Season Of The Witch
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Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil #3

Disney has released the first teaser trailer for Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, the sequel to the hugely successful Maleficent. Angelina Jolie returns to play the titular scorned winged sorceress who cursed Princess Aurora to be put under eternal sleep that can only be dispelled by a kiss. But unlike the traditional live-action adaptations, the film took a much different approach by having the film take place from Maleficent’s perspective and exploring why she was bitter towards the kingdom and the young princess.

Now she’s back, along with Elle Fanning, who reprises her role as Princess Aurora. Joining them will be Michelle Pfeiffer as a new character created for this film. Check out the new trailer and six new images from the film below.

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‘Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil’ Gets A Teaser Poster and New Release Date
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Disney Maleficent Angelina Jolie

It’s been a while since we’ve seen any news from Maleficent 2, the sequel to the very popular reimagining of Sleeping Beauty. Starring Angelina Jolie, the film pictured the title character as a protagonist who was wronged by a scheming king who took her wings away thereby taking her powers away. She would eventually get them back, and like most fairy tale endings, they all lived happily ever after.

But there was no way that a huge success like that wouldn’t be followed up with a sequel. And that’s what we are getting. The sequel has a brand new title and now will go by Maleficent: Mistress of Evil. Not only that, but there is a new release date and a teaser poster. Check them all out below.

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‘Alita: Battle Angel’ Super Bowl Spot: Evil Robots Would Rather Rule Hell Than Serve In Heaven
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Alita: Battle Angel

It’s almost hard to believe that we are finally getting to see the James Cameron-produced Alita: Battle Angel. Initially set to be directed by Cameron before he fell in deep with his Avatar sequels, the long-awaited adaptation of the manga is now a Robert Rodriguez directorial effort. The film has been met with mixed reactions, with many praising the visual aesthetics while criticizing the lack of story. Now with the film ready for release, Fox is amping up the hype by releasing one final look at the film. Check it out here below.

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‘Alita: Battle Angel’ Screening Early For Free In Limited Theaters This Week
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Alita: Battle Angel

One-time advanced screenings can prove to be a huge benefit for some films as it will help drive up interest and possibly box office gross when the film actually hits theaters. Fox is hoping that will work this week.

The studio is giving everyone the chance to see Alita: Battle Angel in limited theaters in the United States and Canada for free tomorrow, January 31st. Find out how to get these tickets below.

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James Cameron, Robert Rodriguez Talk ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ In New Video “Two Visionaries, One Vision”
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Alita: Battle Angel Banner

20th Century Fox has released a new promo video for Alita: Battle Angel, the long-awaited adaptation of Yukito Kishiro‘s Japanese manga Battle Angel Alita.

In the video, dubbed “Two Visionaries, One Vision,” producer James Cameron (Aliens, Terminator, Avatar, Titanic)—who was attached to direct the adaptation for nearly 20 years before ultimately handing over the reins so he could concentrate on him multiple Avatar sequels—and director Robert Rodriguez (Sin City, From Dusk Till Dawn, Desperado, Grindhouse) talk about the movie. You can check it out below.

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‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ Trailer: One Final Push For Love
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If Beale Street Could Talk

If Beale Street Could Talk is Barry Jenkins‘ latest directorial effort following the Academy Award-winning Moonlight.

While the film will be released in December, it has already made the festival rounds at TIFF. And many see that the film could earn some big nominations. Now, there is one last trailer to remind you that the film is coming. Check it out, below.

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‘Alita: Battle Angel’ Trailer: Page Turning Manga Makes For An Exciting Action Blockbuster
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Alita: Battle Angel Trailer

The release date for director Robert Rodriguez’s Alita: Battle Angel has been pushed back for far too long. But now it looks like it has finally settled on a release date. Though the film was set for a December release, it’s new date does give us a chance to get a better idea of what the film is.

While most know it as an adaptation of the manga of the same name, Alita’s Pinocchio-esque story is expected to be action-packed and thrilling, as noted by the very exciting new trailer. The film follows a scientist (Christoph Waltz) who discovers and rebuilds a damaged cyborg named Alita (Rosa Salazar). However, what Alita doesn’t realize is that she is has untold secrets. The kind of secrets very powerful people like Vector (Mahershala Ali) is after. Check it out, below.

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Trailer: ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ From ‘Moonlight’ Director Barry Jenkins
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If Beale Street Could Talk

Annapurna Pictures has released an official trailer for If Beale Street Could Talk, the latest from Barry Jenkins, the Academy Award winning writer and director behind Best Picture winner Moonlight.

The movie is based on author James Baldwin‘s 1974 novel of the same name, and follows a woman trying to prove the innocence of her incarcerated lover while pregnant with their child.

Continue below to read a synopsis for If Beale Street Could Talk, and to check out the official trailer along with a poster for the movie.

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