Tired of the same old summer fare? Romantic comedies, superheroes, animated animals getting into trouble, and stuff blowing up – they can all be found en masse at your local Cineplex every year during the warmer months. American Ultra, swooping in towards the end of the “popcorn” season, is a movie that may feel both very familiar but oddly foreign at the same time; the film features everything on the list in the previous sentence, but is presented in a highly unorthodox manner. The result is an experience that feels very unique, but definitely won’t ring everyone’s bell.
I really, really, really want Snow White and the Huntsman to be good. It sure looks promising, but I’ve been deceived by cool trailers before. This newest trailer though is more than simply a trailer, it’s an interactive trailer. Oooh-Aaah. Basically it works like this, you watch the most recent theatrical trailer and periodically you can click the screen you extra bits of info. Some are actually interesting, like did you know the evil queen’s army are cage fighters recruited from UK fight clubs? I know, pretty cool, huh? Then there are stupid factoids like telling us the magic mirror is never fully solid or liquid in order to reflect the evil queen’s ever changing personality. Umm…okay.
Anyway, play around with it below and see what other facts or clips you unlock.
Snow White and the Huntsman opens nationwide June 1st. Will you be seeing it opening weekend?
Are you burnt out on revamped, re-imagined, overdone fairy tales? Too bad! They just keep coming. This summer sees the release of Snow White and The Huntsman, a decidedly action packed version of the classic fairy tale, and the CW is bringing Beauty and the Beast back to TV with their updated series airing this fall.
First, above you’ll see our first look at Kristin Kreuk and Jay Ryan as the Beauty and the Beast, and uh, well yeah. She’s surely beautiful, not denying that, but what’s with his scar? They must be focusing on his inner beastly qualities. Like maybe he’s a huge asshole, or something. I don’t know, but that scar does more to make him appear rugged and handsome rather than beastly. And then I remind myself this will be a show on the CW, so of course he’s to be more hot throb than disfigured monster.
This series isn’t anything completely new, in fact it’s basically an updating of the 1987 Beauty and the Beast which starred Linda Hamilton as Catherine Chandler and Ron Perlman as Vincent, or the Beast. It also stars Brian J. White, Max Brown, Nina Lisandrello, Nicole Anderson and will air Thursdays at 9 p.m in the fall.
So, bastards, will you be giving Beauty and the Beast a shot?
Secondly, four new TV spots have been released for Snow White and The Huntsman, opening nationwide June 1st.
Honestly, I think this movie looks pretty darn good. Sure, it stars Bella Swan– I mean Kristin Stewart, but it also has Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron. Do you think you’ll see Snow White and The Huntsman when it comes out? Or is this one to see in the dollar theatres, or hell, even wait for it to hit he Redbox?
I must admit, neither of these films have me especially amped. I don’t think they’ll be huge piles of crap, but at the same time they just don’t inspire a lot of excitement. On that rousing note, let’s see some new footage!
First, Men in Black III, that sequel to a sequel we never thought we’d want. There’s really only one reason to see this movie, Josh Brolin‘s uncanny impersonation of Tommy Lee Jones. It’s mind-bogglingly accurate! Check it out in this new TV spot.
In Men in Black 3, Agents J and K are back… in time. J has seen some inexplicable things in his 15 years with the Men in Black, but nothing, not even aliens, perplexes him as much as his wry, reticent partner. But when K’s life and the fate of the planet are put at stake, Agent J will have to travel back in time to put things right. J discovers that there are secrets to the universe that K never told him — secrets that will reveal themselves as he teams up with the young Agent K to save his partner, the agency, and the future of humankind.
Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld MIB III stars Will Smith, Josh Brolin, Tommy Lee Jones, Emma Thompson, and Michael Stuhlbarg. It releases nationwide May 25th.
Like I said, the movie looks okay and I’m sure I’ll see it, but I don’t really care when I see it. Opening weekend? Probably not. How about you guys? Is MIB III a movie you’re really pumped to see this summer?
Next is Snow White and the Huntsman, another flick that looks cool but I think can easily be overlooked in a summer just brimming with blockbuster potentials. Snow White and the Huntsman‘s got the star power of Kristin Stewart, Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron plus a more action driven plot, and right there I’m more interested than I ever was for Mirror, Mirror.
In the below clip the Evil Queen offers the Huntsman a job,
Snow White and The Huntsman stars Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Sam Claflin, Ray Winstone, Ian McShane, Eddie Izzard, Bob Hoskins, Toby Jones, Eddie Marsan, Stephen Graham, Ray Winstone, Lily Cole, Sam Spruell, Liberty Ross and Noah Huntley.
In the film, Stewart (“Twilight”) plays the only person in the land fairer than the evil queen (Theron) who is out to destroy her. But what the wicked ruler never imagined is that the young woman threatening her reign has been training in the art of war with a huntsman who was dispatched to kill her.
Okay, I take back some of what I said about not being excited, seeing Theron ham it up as the Queen is going to rock. And I won’t complain about seeing more of Hemsworth, plus the two of them seem to have good chemistry. Now I just wonder what the onscreen chemistry will be like between Hemsworth and Bella, I mean, Kristin Stewart?
What do you think? Will you give Snow White and the Huntsman a shot when it opens June 1st?
Universal Pictures has released another film clip from Rupert Sanders‘ Snow White and the Huntsman. The new clip shows us Snow White (Kristin Stewart) battling the evil (but more chub worthy) evil queen, played by Charlize Theron, while Chris Hemsworth‘s Huntsman is razzle dazzled by some black shards.
You really have to hand it to Rupert Sanders. This version of Snow White is like no other. It’s dark and brooding with fist in the air type action. I fucking love it. I still hate Kristen Stewart though.
“Snow White and the Huntsman” opens in theaters on June 1.
In a post-Twilight Saga feature, Kristen Stewart plays the revamped fairy tale character of Snow White as she challenges the evil (but far fairer) evil queen, played by Charlize Theron. Trained in the art of war by the Huntsman, (Chris Hemsworth), the two form an alliance in hopes of changing the kingdom and defeating the tyrannic ruler.
Out of the two upcoming Snow White films, Snow White and the Huntsman is clearly the more action-packed and probably the one more of our readers are pumped to see. Well, maybe pumped is a little too strong, Snow White and the Huntsman does star Kristin Stewart and due to her Twilight-association the movies loses a few points.
But this new television spot and behind-the-scenes clip, introduced by Thor himself, don’t focus on Snow. The TV spot gives us more reason to be excited for Charlize Theron‘s turn as the Evil Queen and the behind the scenes clip shows off an epic looking battle scene.
In the epic action-adventure Snow White and the Huntsman, Kristen Stewart (Twilight) plays the only person in the land fairer than the evil queen (Oscar winner Charlize Theron) out to destroy her. But what the wicked ruler never imagined is that the young woman threatening her reign has been training in the art of war with a huntsman (Chris Hemsworth, Thor) dispatched to kill her.Sam Claflin (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) joins the cast as the prince long enchanted by Snow White’s beauty and power.
What d’ya think? The more I see of this flick the more I like what I see, so there’s a good chance I’ll be checking it out. Now if only Tarsem Singh’s Mirror, Mirror had a bit more sword-fighting, I’d be there.
All right, I’ll be honest with you. These are not the most exciting of new images. One is faaaaaaar more interesting than the other, and since I think it’s obvious which I mean, I’ll just leave it at that.
First, a new still from Snow White and the Huntsman starring Kristin Stewart and Chris Hemsworth.
Yeah. Anyone else feel this could easily be a screen cap from any of the Twilight films? How boring can you get? Maybe it’s supposed to be showing off Snow White’s fairer side, I don’t know. This image isn’t doing the flick any favors, and it’s disappointing considering how badass the trailer is.
Next up, a new photo from Prometheus, Ridley Scott‘s Alien prequel,
I’m intrigued by the giant head. It’s obviously somewhere alien because you can see someone in a space suit, but why would there be a giant human-looking head on an alien planet? They hint at this giant head on the poster but not until now did I start thinking about it being a human head. What is going on in this movie? Why can’t it be closer to its June 8th release date? Frustrating.
It’s a good time to be Snow White. The famous fable character is having quite the resurgence lately starring in the new television series, Once Upon a Time, having two films releasing next year, Snow White and the Huntsman and Mirror, Mirror and of course still appearing in the awesome monthly comic, Fables. Those two films have a clear and different interpretation of the character. One features the fair beauty as an ass-kicker in plate armor the other as, well, as a beauty who is easily the fairest of them all. Mirror, Mirror looks really pretty, I’m not going to deny that.
But pretty ain’t enough. Least not for me. This Spanish trailer for Snow White and the Huntsman, starring Kristin Stewart, Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron in badass. There’s really no other way to explain it. If you like your fairytale maidens involved in battles over singing prettily to birds, this is your flick. And honestly, I think Charlize Theron might give me nightmares. She’s frightening as all hell as the Evil Queen.
Check out the trailer below, and yeah, it’s in Spanish. I almost think I’d dig it more as a Spanish film. What do you think, Blancanieves y el Cazador has a nice ring to it, no?
Snow White and the Huntsman opens on June 1, 2012.
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It’s a regular ‘ole “Battle of the Sugar Plum Sabers” in this audition video for Santa’s elves. Who knew it could be so cutthroat to snag one of those mall jobs. (The Mary Sue)
First and foremost, we’re handling this as rumor. No official announcement has been made. Secondly, what in the hell are they doing?! It’s as if the vocal outrage over the casting of Garret Hedlund as Kaneda wasn’t enough. They must be determined to break the internet, and I think this announcement might do just that. Kristin Stewart has been offered the role of Kei in Jaume Collet-Sera‘s Akira.
For those unfamaliar with Katsuhiro Otomo’s classic manga which was adapted into the ground-breaking anime film, Kei is a member of an anti-government terrorist group and a psychic medium who becomes the love interest of Kaneda. The production is clearly looking for hot, young stars and after her stint in the Twilight films there’s no bigger female star for American youth than Stewart. Which is completely depressing when you really think about it.
And honestly, I don’t have that big of a beef with Stewart. I thought she was fantastic in Adventureland and I’m really looking forward to Snow White and the Huntsman. But, again, the rampant white-washing with this project is sickening. My suggestion, were there really no hot Asian chicks you could cast? It’s totally shallow and tasteless, but when has that stopped you before, Hollywood.