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[Oscars 2013] – Predicting The Nominations

9 Jan

An actual Oscar statuette to be presented during the 79th Annual Academy Awards sits in a display case in Hollywood

I still have a few 2013 releases to catch up with, and I though I wanted to make my Oscar nominations predictions post having seen all of them, the nods are due early tomorrow morning so I’ll have to post them now.

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[Review] – Snow White and the Huntsman

1 Jun

Title: Snow White and the Huntsman
Year: 2012
Director: Rupert Sanders
Writers: Evan Daugherty, John Lee Hancock and Hossein Amini, based on the screen story by Mr. Daugherty, based on the fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm
Starring: Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth, Sam Claflin, Lily Cole, Ian McShane, Johnny Harris, Bob Hoskins, Toby Jones, Eddie Marsan, Brian Gleeson, Ray Winstone, Nick Frost
MPAA Rating: PG-13, intense sequences of violence and action, and brief sensuality
Runtime: 127 min
IMDb Rating: 6.9
Rotten Tomatoes: 50%
Metacritic: 56

It’s been nearly a month and a half since I saw Tarsem Singh‘s Mirror Mirror, the first of the year’s two Snow White-inspired movies. And ever since, lots of people have been patiently waiting compare that to this film, Rupert SandersSnow White and the Huntsman, after all, two films based on the same property released in the same year is not something that happens all that often. Now, granted, the two films are widely different in their approach to the classic Brothers Grimm tale, with Mirror Mirror being this candy-colored PG-rated family affair, and this one being a much darker interpretation of the timeless story, but comparisons were still inevitable.

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[Review] – Mirror Mirror

21 Apr

Title: Mirror Mirror
Year: 2012
Director: Tarsem Singh
Writers: Melissa Wallack and Jason Keller, based on a story by Ms. Wallack, based on the original story by the Brothers Grimm
Starring: Lily Collins, Julia Roberts, Armie Hammer, Nathan Lane, Mare Winningham, Michael Lerner, Sean Bean, Danny Woodburn, Martin Klebba
MPAA Rating: PG, some fantasy action and mild rude humor
Runtime: 106 min
IMDb Rating: 5.8
Rotten Tomatoes: 48%
Metacritic: 46

And so the battle of the Snow White’s begins. As it’s been talked about so much, 2012 marks the arrival of two films based on the classic Brothers Grimm tale into theaters, and while both certainly look to be taking way different approaches to the subject matter, it’s still inevitable to make a comparison between the two. Now, while there’s still a bit over a month before we get Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron and Chris Hemsworth in Rupert SandersSnow White and the Huntsman, which is the Snow White film that looks the best to me, we can start judging the first one out of the gate, Tarsem Singh‘s Mirror Mirror.

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[Trailer] – Snow White And The Huntsman

19 Mar


Earlier today we got a glimpse at the new Prometheus trailer, now it’s time for the other big Charlize Theron movie coming out this summer season: Snow White and the Huntsman. As we’ve heard quite a lot by now, there are two Snow White movies coming out this year, Tarsem Singh’s Mirror Mirror which is due at the end of this month, and this one which hits theaters June 1.

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