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An old fairy tale told anew with a difference

Maleficent is a modern-day movie enchantment with much to admire, says GEOFFREY EU

Published Thu, May 29, 2014 · 10:00 PM
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SHEATHED in black, sporting an impressive set of horns and shrouded in the greenish smoke that announces her presence, Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) sure knows how to make an entrance. She's one of the classic villains in Disney's pantheon of cruel (not to mention Cruella) women, evil step-moms and scary sorceresses who sow seeds of destruction before coming to grief in the final reel.

At least that's how it goes in Sleeping Beauty, the 1959 animated film based on a…

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