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5 Best Tricks & Treats for Halloween

Rachel Hollis | Posted 10.15.2015 | Taste
Rachel Hollis

I LOVE Halloween! Every year I make costumes for our family, create spooky treats for The Chic Site, and decorate our house accordingly. Without fail ...

Will Descendants Become the Disney Channel's Next Big Franchise? Kenny Ortega Sure Hopes That It Does

Jim Hill | Posted 07.31.2015 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

Given that Kenny Ortega made a fortune for the Mouse a decade ago when he directed High School Musical... Well, it only makes sense that -- as a reward -- Mickey would offer Kenny the Magic Kingdom's crown jewels.

Disney Wants To Make A 'Maleficent' Sequel

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 06.16.2015 | Entertainment

Get ready for more Maleficent. Disney is reportedly planning a sequel to Angelina Jolie's "Maleficent." Linda Woolverton, who wrote the first live-...

Movie Review: 'Insurgent.' Women Power!

Carole Mallory | Posted 05.19.2015 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

Women crush it! How wonderful to have women leading the pack in an action flick.

Disney's Cinderella Does $70 Million in First Weekend, Yet Leaves Money on the Table

Gene Del Vecchio | Posted 05.16.2015 | Entertainment
Gene Del Vecchio

As a marketer, strategist, story consultant, and sometimes novelist who specializes in entertainment, I can both cheer the accomplishment of Cinderella and be disappointed at the opportunity lost.

And the Moviegoers Best Blockbuster Award Goes to... Interstellar!

Gene Del Vecchio | Posted 04.25.2015 | Entertainment
Gene Del Vecchio

Film insiders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences may have given Best Picture honors to Birdman, but moviegoers in the new Moviegoers Best Blockbuster Film Awards gave top honors to Interstellar!

The 20 Greatest Movie Songs Robbed of Oscar Nominations

Xaque Gruber | Posted 04.24.2015 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

Fifty years ago, Shirley Bassey's Goldfinger, arguably the greatest James Bond theme of all, and one of the most explosive musical compositions in the history of cinema missed winning the Academy Award for Best Song -- in fact, it missed a nomination altogether.

When It Comes to Disney's 101 Dalmatians, the 'de Vil' Is in the Details

Jim Hill | Posted 04.05.2015 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

It was actually Marc Davis' masterful work on the Mistress of All Evil for Sleeping Beauty that led to his being assigned Cruella de Vil. But given that 101 Dalmatians was Walt Disney Animation Studios' first film to be set in a contemporary setting, well, Davis wanted Cruella to be a real departure from everything that he'd done with Maleficent. He wanted her to be the first modern-day Disney villain.

Vote for the Moviegoers Best Blockbuster Film Awards

Gene Del Vecchio | Posted 03.17.2015 | Entertainment
Gene Del Vecchio

This award is unique by giving general moviegoers (not just industry professionals) the opportunity to vote for the best blockbuster film (among the top 10 box office movies), based upon each blockbuster's artistic quality (not simply your favorite).

Why Doctor Who's Peter Capaldi Didn't Make the Final Cut in Disney's Maleficent

Jim Hill | Posted 02.24.2015 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

And given that 'Maleficent' is now the highest grossing live-action film that Angelina Jolie has ever starred in, it's clear that these late-in-the-game changes that Robert Stromberg, Joe Roth and John Lee Hancock did right by that A-lister. Though Peter Capaldi has a very different opinion.

Are Fairy Tales Like 'Peter Pan Live!' Dumbing Down Culture?

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 12.05.2014 | Entertainment

HuffPost Live's "Spoiler Alert" spent Friday in Neverland as our panel of TV fanatics went in-depth on NBC's "Peter Pan Live!" After grading the perf...

Disney Lovers Will Get A Wicked Kick Out Of This 'Maleficent'-Themed Wedding Shoot

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 11.08.2014 | Weddings

Some brides may dream of a wedding straight out of a pastel fairytale. Others might prefer something a little bit darker. The Rebellious Brides bl...

Today's Princesses and Witches Are Taking Bitchy Back

Erika Milvy | Posted 12.31.2014 | Arts
Erika Milvy

"What's more offensive, a little girl saying f*ck or the f*ing sexist way society treats girls and women?" ask a 6-year-old in a pink taffeta princess dress and tiara in a new video making the rounds on Facebook.

Hekate: A Goddess for Halloween

Laurie Lovekraft | Posted 12.30.2014 | Religion
Laurie Lovekraft

Let's take a closer look (if we dare) at the inspiration for the cackling Halloween hag, the patroness of witches: Hekate.

Sexy Tween and Teen Halloween Costumes? Let's Talk

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 12.15.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Halloween is almost here and I've had costumes, not candy, on my mind. Lots of parents have been asking me about the appropriateness of sexy costumes for their tween and teen daughters.

Amazon Just Made It Harder To Buy Disney DVDs

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 08.25.2014 | Technology

It seems some popular Disney superheroes may have a new enemy on their hands: This week, Amazon customers found themselves out of luck ...

The Secret History of 'Maleficent'

Dale Elizabeth Meikle | Posted 08.27.2014 | Women
Dale Elizabeth Meikle

However narratively clumsy, adaptations like Maleficent are inherently constructive. They teach us to humanize others in a society stalled not by men themselves, but by a patriarchal legacy that's dismissed qualities of the ancient goddess.

Angelina Jolie Knows How To Rock A Little Black Dress

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 06.24.2014 | Entertainment

Angelina Jolie sure knows how to rock a little black dress. The 39-year old actress donned a classy ensemble for the Japanese premiere of her late...

Fairies, Witches and Astronauts

Jan Millsapps, Ph.D. | Posted 08.15.2014 | Science
Jan Millsapps, Ph.D.

What were all the boys who were running away from girls like me running toward, you might ask? Their glorious futures, of course. If boys wanted to fly, they had plenty of assistance.

LeBron's Secret? Yoga And A Movie

AP | TIM REYNOLDS | Posted 06.09.2014 | Sports

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — LeBron James knew he had to do more than just get his body right between Games 1 and 2 of the NBA Finals. His mind needed a litt...

The Maleficent Rape Scene That We Need To Talk About

Hayley Krischer | Posted 08.06.2014 | Women
Hayley Krischer

You're confused. Enraged. Devastated. Angry. You set everyone on fire around you. You want to hide in an evil shell of darknesss where everything is black and no one can touch you. Or ever hurt you. Though it sounds like a rape victim's story -- it's not. It's the storyline of Maleficent.

Get Witch Or Die Tryin'

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 06.06.2014 | Comedy

Disney's latest movie is rated G, for G-Unit. On Thursday, 50 Cent teamed up with "Jimmy Kimmel Live" to create a Disney spoof that takes Angelina ...

How Disney Found A New Meaning For 'True Love'

The Huffington Post | Lauren Duca | Posted 06.05.2014 | Entertainment

Middlebrow is a recap of the week in entertainment, celebrity and television news that provides a comprehensive look at the state of pop culture. From...

The Times They are A-Mutatin': Hour of the Wolf Movie Review of X-Men: Days of Future Past

Dan Persons | Posted 08.05.2014 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Having previously flubbed the introduction of a new, younger Professor X and Magneto (James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender, respectively) in X-Men: First Class, the producers clearly wanted to recover a bit of the franchise's mojo.

Is Maleficent Disney's Most Feminist Movie Yet?

Nikki Gloudeman | Posted 08.04.2014 | Women
Nikki Gloudeman

It's no surprise that the film can only be so bold. Which makes it all the more notable that, in one scene, the film is shockingly bold, in a way no Disney film has ever dared to be.