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Why is it that movies that showcase destruction on a societal and even global level always want us to only care about one, boring man, dry man?

After watching the new Godzilla film, I was immediately hit with flashbacks (more like trauma dreams) of World War Z. Why, in both films, there is immediate parallels, not so much in story, but of the fact they had two boring GI-Joe caricatures to be our protagonist.

A boring character is a boring character. It is an obvious truth in every sort of fiction. A character that does not have faults does not make an interesting character. Yet so often, these very characters are chosen to be the protagonists. Why is it in the most recent disaster films, Godzilla being the most recent example, is it that these films even need to stick so close to the single protagonist.

In the new Godzilla…

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Maleficent – Review by Frances Winston

Directed by: Robert Stromberg

Starring: Angelina Jolie, Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, Lesley Manville

In cinemas May 30th

You can’t have failed to notice posters for this absolutely everywhere featuring an even more uber-cheekboned than usual Angelina Jolie looking all vamp like. She is playing the live action version of the titular Disney super villain who was responsible for cursing Sleeping Beauty in the classic animated tale. However this version gives the story a whole new spin and all is not as you think you knew.

Having been betrayed by Stefan (Copley – surely one of the most underrated actors in Hollywood) so that he can become king, evil fairy Maleficent vows revenge. She surrounds the kingdom with a wall of thorns and when she learns that he and his wife have had a daughter Aurora (played by Fanning…

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CBS Philly

By Bill Wine
KYW Newsradio 1060

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Seth MacFarlane is a prodigious talent, which we’re reminded of in the opening credits of A Million Ways to Die in the West, where he’s listed as director, producer, co-writer, and star.

Hey, he’s gotta show off: that’s what showoffs do.

But it’s doubtful that this is what comedy hyphenate MacFarlane wants us thinking about as his western spoof unfolds. And yet those thoughts do intrude on the risible festivities.

(2½ stars out of 4) (2½ stars out of 4)

MacFarlance’s last big-screen outing was Ted, which was a hoot and a blockbuster.  Then came his Oscar-hosting gig, for which he got, unfairly or not, the critical boot.

So now director Seth MacFarlane gets back on the horse with A Million Ways to Die in the West.  And this time the creator of TV’s animated comedy “Family Guy” is front and center, not only…

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CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A man was jailed on suspicion of battery after rushing up and touching Brad Pitt on the red carpet at the Hollywood premiere of the movie “Maleficent,” witnesses and police said, though Pitt was apparently unhurt and soon resumed signing autographs.

Witnesses saw the man from the fan area jump over a barrier onto the red carpet at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood and rush at Pitt, touching him briefly before security guards wrestled him back across the barrier.

The man was led away in handcuffs and arrested on suspicion of battery, said Los Angeles police spokeswoman Nuria Venegas, who did not know the suspect’s name. She could only confirm that he made contact with Pitt, and could not classify it any further.

Pitt kept greeting fans and walked into the theater.

Pitt’s longtime partner Angelina Jolie stars in “Maleficent,” Disney’s new live action spin…

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