Directed by: Kenneth Branagh.
Starring: Lily James, Richard Madden, Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter.
The pitch: A young girl is forced to take care of the household by her uncaring stepmother. The only escape may be attending a ball held by the Prince. But, Cinderella will need some help if she intends to be part of the ceremonies.
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The formula: Whip up some magic from “Downton Abbey.” Stir in some mystical moments from “Thor.” Cast a spell with a touch of “Game of Thrones.”
Go see it: If you believe fairytales can come true.
Don’t go see it: If you think “Maleficent” got it right.
Super casting: Look for “Agent Carter” star Hayley Atwell playing Cinderella’s real mom.