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”

Immortals

With the likes of “300” and “ Clash of the Titans” still a blockbuster memory, the newest Greek epic to grace the big screen is “Immortals.”

Loosely based on the myth of Theseus, it follows him as he confronts the evil King Hyperion in his goal for world domination. Theseus is the hero of the myth concerning the Minotaur in King Minos’ maze. This event plays an extremely minor part in the movie.

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Anonymous

The writings of William Shakespeare are taught to the world for their detail and fascinating characters. Yet, the events surrounding the man who wrote the plays remain a mystery that has captivated the minds like those of Mark Twain and Sigmund Freud.

The movie “Anonymous” attempts to tackle the idea that William Shakespeare did not write the plays that made him so famous, but were instead written by an aristocrat during the tumultuous period of the reign of Elizabeth I, known as Edward de Vere, the 17th Earl of Oxford, played by Rhys Ifans.

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