Curfew is now lifted so see "Maleficent"­ with Angelina Jolie

A new version of "Sleeping Beauty", Angelina Jolie is the icily beautiful title character. She’s quite good, but the film has other assets, chief among them a lush fairy-tale world created by production designers Dylan Cole and Gary Freeman (along with an army of visual effects artists). The result is truly magical, and Maleficent easily draws us into a marvelous make-believe environment.

The screenplay is thoughtful and intelligent, taking a page from the "Wicked" playbook to explain how a peace-loving winged fairy could turn into a hate-filled villain. Jolie is a capable actress and makes the most of the role, bringing shading and subtlety to what could have been a one-dimensional portrayal.

A betrayal of the heart turns Maleficent into a dark spirit. I’d rather not give away any more of the story. Suffice it to say that she casts a curse on the daughter of her mortal enemy, King Stefan, from the neighboring kingdom of humans, and watches over Princess Aurora (a well-cast Elle Fanning) as she grows into adolescence.

The film has so much going for it in the dynamics of its characters and the likability of its leading players.

- Excerpts of review by Leonard Maltin, famous U.S. movie critic

Genre:  Action | Adventure | Family
     75% of viewers liked this movie (out of 34,807 votes)
Duration:  1 hour, 37 minutes
Director:  Robert Stromberg
Stars:  Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley
Language:  English with Thai subtitles

What you need to do:  Click above right where it says "Will you attend?" to let us know you will be coming. You can attend the coffee hour and/or the movie.

Terminal 21, BTS Skytrain Asok Exit 1 or MRT Sukhumvit Exit 3


Before 6:45 pm - Buy your ticket at SF Cinema City (6th Floor) before going to Coffee World (1F Floor).

For our group to sit together, when you buy your ticket for the 8:00 pm showing, request a ticket in (or near) this row:  Screen #4, Row D (180 baht).  That row is the furthest from the screen in the "Deluxe" section.

6:45 pm -  Coffee and snacks at Coffee World (1F Floor)

7:45 pm - Move to SF Cinema City (on the 6th floor) for the movie

8:00 pm - The movie, "Maleficent" starring Angelina Jolie

10:00 pm - Our 10-minute discussion of the movie (in the cinema lobby)

10:10 pm to ? - We are open to any suggestion as to where some of us should go next for food and drinks.  Don't be shy, speak up.

Art, Organizer
Bangkok Coffee and Movie Meetup Group

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  • Yvonne L.

    Great. Love fairy tales so I can't fault the movie and it was good to chat to members of a friendly group of people.

    1 · June 19

  • Masahide

    Although I had looked on it as just a fairytale for Children by Disney,first,but I was moved by and got much satisfied about the contents and Anjelina's action after finished watching it.
    The Main Theme was A Love Between Mother and Daughter. But,It should be much more better if The Actress as a Princess have been somebody else more cute and her act better,I thought. Anyway,Thanks Art for having brought a nice time and fun to me. Thumb UP!

    June 15

  • michael j.

    The movie was a nice fire work of special computer generated effects, a little like Avatar. What I enjoyed every one smiled after the movie. I really want to thank Art for his wonderful selection of movies, he makes some great choices.

    In case someone don´t know what to do with their children recommend them this movie, they will love it.

    1 · June 15

  • Nithipong D.

    Good movie, had a great time there.

    June 15

  • johannah n.

    I have fun and thank you !

    1 · June 14

  • Nick H.

    Thanks Art!

    June 14

  • Amy Z.

    I m so sorry for missing this time.

    June 14

  • Jenny

    FYI row D is full we took Row C

    June 14

  • Madeline T.

    Hi Art - very sorry but won't make it tonight.... have a flu bug I think... Been lingering all day... Would love to see that movie and be with all of you!

    June 14

  • Nithipong D.

    Hi, my first participation here. Quiet exciting to join this time.

    1 · June 14

  • Natt S

    I'd love to go but something came up. Will try to make it next time.

    June 14

  • James

    Sorry to miss this one, but we just moved up to Chiang Mai this week.

    June 14

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