By Manal Abdel Rehim
Angelina Jolie stars as Maleficent in one of next year’s most anticipated films. It is a retelling of the classic Sleeping Beauty tale from the perspective of the evil fairy herself. It looks at the events that hardened her heart and drove her to curse Princess Aurora, played by Elle Fanning, and Jolie’s own daughter Vivienne Jolie-Pitt as the young Princess.
How to Train Your Dragon 2
Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) and Toothless return to the screen in the sequel to How to Train Your Dragon. The story picks up five years after the duo united the dragons and vikings of the island of Berk, no longer enemies, the island’s new favourite sport is dragon racing. While they are busy racing, Hiccup and Toothless are off exploring new worlds when they stumble upon the mysterious Dragon Rider and hundreds of wild dragons living inside a secret ice cave. The pair get caught in the middle of battle and must once again find a way to unite man and dragons. Starring America Ferrera, Kristen Wiig, Gerard Butler, Jonah Hill, and Cate Blanchett.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Apparently there is nothing “bouncy and fun” about Michael Bay’s reworking of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) into an action-packed movie. An alien invasion on Earth accidently spawns the four famous mutated reptilian warriors we know as the Ninja Turtles, who rise up to protect humans from the invasion. Starring William Fichtner as Shredder, Megan Fox as April, and Will Arnett.
A young orphaned boy raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors tries to save his friends from an evil exterminator. Based on the children’s novel Here Be Monsters by Alan Snow. Starring Elle Fanning as the voice of Winnie, Simon Pegg, Toni Collette, and Ben Kingsley as the voice of Archibald Snatcher.
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Ever had one of those days when you should have just stayed in bed? That is the story of Alexander, a young boy who wakes up with gum in his hair, undoubtedly a bad start to any day, but things go from bad to worse as the day progresses. Starring Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner and Ed Oxenbould from Puberty Blues as Alexander.