Pride and Prejudice & Zombies (***1/2) does good bad cinema

If you like zombies, but never tried a Jane Austen story, let this be your bridge. If you like Jane Austen and your boyfriend / husband likes the zombies, this is probably the closest you'll get to enjoying something together. Or, if you are like your wife and me, you'll hope they make a sequel.

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Maleficent (***1/2) True love falls from trees

Maleficent - 2014 Director Robert Stromberg Starring Angelina Jolie, Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, Lesley Manville Screenplay by Linda Woolverton based on Sleeping Beauty by Charles Perrault  While watching Angelia Jolie's re-imagining of Maleficent, part of me is amazed at the myriad ways one is allowed to see beyond what is really Disney's most incomplete Princess story.. … Continue reading Maleficent (***1/2) True love falls from trees