Maleficent

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Time Out says

Wed May 28

Sometimes a piece of perfect casting goes a long way: Angelina Jolie only has to cock one mildly perturbed, ruthlessly arched eyebrow to upstage all the fairy dust swirling around her in Disney’s uneven rethink of its classic villainess. Jolie is a terrific vision, decked out in leather-wrapped horns that feel more comic book than forest-dwelling evil fairy. But if you go into ‘Maleficent’ expecting Jolie to be the badass of ‘Sleeping Beauty,’ you’re going to get burned.

This new version is about her softer side: she’s a wounded heroine who looks out for princess Aurora (Elle Fanning) even though she has cursed her to eternal sleep. Such revisions feel slightly out of place: at one point, Jolie cuts loose with an actorly scream at the loss of her wings, and it’s as if she were auditioning for the wrong movie.

Still, a lot of thought has gone into the gauzy feel of this universe; it’s directed by an Oscar-winning production designer, for good and ill. Twisting, thorny woods, magical sunbeams, fluffy stuff floating in the air – it’s pretty much the movie Ridley Scott wanted to make with his 1985 stinker ‘Legend’. You’ll wince at the indignity of brilliant actresses like Imelda Staunton and Lesley Manville reduced to playing squeaky-voiced sidekicks; and when the famous dragon from ‘Sleeping Beauty’ finally does appear, it somehow has less fire than the hand-painted one from 55 years ago. But for tweenage princess obsessives, this is a perfectly acceptable next step after ‘Frozen’.

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Director:

Robert Stromberg

Cast:

Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley

Cinemas showing Maleficent

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Cinesa Méndez Álvaro

Acanto 2, Madrid, 28045 Show map/details

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    Cinesa Méndez Álvaro Acanto 2
    Madrid
    28045

  • Venue phone:

    91 539 11 66

  • Venue website:

    www.cinesa.es/

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  • Transport:

    Méndez Álvaro (M: L6)

  • Price:

    €9.30; matinee sessions €7.10 (Fri, Sat, Sun and public holidays €7.70); weekends and public holidays €9.30; cheap movie day €7.10 (Wed except public holidays): under-18s Tue except public holidays €4.00; youth card holders and students under 26 €7.10 (Fri, Sat, Sun and public holidays €7.70; over-65s €7.10 (Fri, Sat, Sun and public holidays €7.70; over-65s Mon-Thu €5.00

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    • 12:15
    • 16:00
    • 18:10
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    • 22:30

Dreams Palacio de Hielo

Silvano, 77, Madrid, 28043 Show map/details

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    Dreams Palacio de Hielo Silvano, 77
    Madrid
    28043

  • Venue phone:

    91 406 17 85

  • Venue website:

    www.cinesdreams.com/

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  • Transport:

    Canillas (M: L4)

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    €9.60

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  • Thu Jul 31:

    • 16:15
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Ideal Yelmo Cineplex

Doctor Cortezo 6. Plaza de Jacinto Benavente, Madrid, 28012 Show map/details

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    Ideal Yelmo Cineplex Doctor Cortezo 6. Plaza de Jacinto Benavente
    Madrid
    28012

  • Venue phone:

    902 22 09 22

  • Venue website:

    www.yelmocineplex.es

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  • Transport:

    Tirso de Molina (M: L1), Sol (M: L1, L2, L3)

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    €9.20; Fri-Sun and public holidays over-60s €7.90; over 60s weekdays €4.50; Wed €3.90; 3D glasses €1.50; Mon and Wed (cheap movie days) €7.30

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    1. Ideal Yelmo Cineplex
      • Doctor Cortezo 6. Plaza de Jacinto Benavente
        Madrid
        28012
      • 902 22 09 22
      • www.yelmocineplex.es
      • 40.413873,-3.703764
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La Vaguada

CC Madrid 2 La Vaguada, Av Monforte de Lemos, 36, Madrid, 28029 Show map/details

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    La Vaguada CC Madrid 2 La Vaguada, Av Monforte de Lemos, 36
    Madrid
    28029

  • Venue phone:

    91 730 61 66

  • Venue website:

    lavaguadacines.es/

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  • Transport:

    Barrio del Pilar (M: L9)

  • Price:

    Daily (except Wed) €7.50; first morning session €6.50; over-60s (Mon, Tue, Thu) €5.50; accredited youth card holders and students (Mon-Thu), over-65s (Fri, Sat, Sun), children under 14, accredited large families, unemployed €7.00; Día del espectador (Wed except public holidays) €3.90

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    1. La Vaguada
      • CC Madrid 2 La Vaguada, Av Monforte de Lemos, 36
        Madrid
        28029
      • 91 730 61 66
      • lavaguadacines.es/
      • 40.480156,-3.707583
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    • 11:30
    • 13:30
    • 15:45
    • 17:45
    • 20:00
    • 22:15

Yelmo Cines Islazul 3D

Centro Comercial Islazul, Avda. Calderillas 1, Madrid, 28054 Show map/details

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    Yelmo Cines Islazul 3D Centro Comercial Islazul, Avda. Calderillas 1
    Madrid
    28054

  • Venue phone:

    91 758 96 00, 902 22 09 22

  • Venue website:

    www.yelmocines.es

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  • Price:

    €9.20; over-65s Fri, Sat, Sun and public holidays €7.90; under-13s €7.30; over-60s workdays €4.80; Wed €3.90; 3D glasses €1.50; Día del espectador (Mon, Wed) €7.30; families: adults €6.70 children €4.70

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    1. Yelmo Cines Islazul 3D
      • Centro Comercial Islazul, Avda. Calderillas 1
        Madrid
        28054
      • 91 758 96 00, 902 22 09 22
      • www.yelmocines.es
      • 40.364012,-3.737062
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    • 17:40
    • 19:45

Yelmo Plaza Norte 2 3D

C.C. Plaza Norte 2, Ctra. de Burgos, salida 19, Madrid Show map/details

  • Address:

    Yelmo Plaza Norte 2 3D C.C. Plaza Norte 2
    Ctra. de Burgos, salida 19
    Madrid

  • Venue phone:

    902 22 09 22

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    www.yelmocines.es/cines/plaza-norte-2

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    Bus lines171, 156 (departures from Plaza de Castilla)

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    Adult €9.20; under-13s and concs €7.30

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    1. Yelmo Plaza Norte 2 3D
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  • Thu Jul 31:

    • 15:35
    • 17:50
    • 20:00

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