The Huntsman: Winter’s War

Following the cheating scandal involving star Kristen Stewart and director Rupert Sanders, the sequel to “Snow White and the Huntsman”became simply “The Huntsman” and later “The Huntsman: Winters War.” Now after all of that, we finally get to see if it was all worth it. Depending on your definition of a good movie, the movie is both a success and a failure. Here, my idea of a good movie is one that makes sense within the world that it has established, is well-acted and well- scripted and looks good. “The Huntsman: Winter’s War” hits some of those points, but its … Continue reading The Huntsman: Winter’s War

A Million Ways to Die in the West

Perhaps you remember “Ted,” the 2012 breakout hit about a foul-mouthed teddy bear, that also somehow landed Seth MacFarlane the Oscars gig for 2013 and raised his star power a couple levels. And by the tone of the preceding sentence, you are probably foretelling how this review may treat MacFarlane’s new movie “A Million Ways to Die in the West.”hr_A_Million_Ways_to_Die_in_the_West_2

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Snow White and the Huntsman

Snow White and the Huntsman is 2012’s second stab at the classic fairytale. After the flop that was Tarsem Singh’s “Mirror, Mirror.” The movie has so far paid off with a $56 million weekend at the box office, beating last weekends “Men in Black” to the top of the charts by $30 million, and rescuing Universal somewhat from the disaster that was “Battleship.”

The movie follows traditional outline of the Snow White tale, but with a huge detour after all the requirements have been met. Continue reading “Snow White and the Huntsman”