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Geeky Giveaway: Mirror Mirror Blu ray!
Last Updated on Tuesday, 3 July 2012 12:03 Written by LoganDX Tuesday, 26 June 2012 07:00
This time around we decided we’d get a contest going for the geeklings out there. Our friends at Fox decided to hook up one of our awesome sauce fans with the latest take on the Snow White tale – Mirror Mirror. Starring Julia Roberts, Lily Collins, Armie Hammer, Nathan Lane, Sean Bean and directed by Tarsem Singh, the newest version of the age-old story diverts away from the familiar Disney animated classic.
The Queen made less evil, more narcissistic – basically an insecure , unfit monarch. Snow White is more hero, less hapless and Sean Bean is the freaking king! Good enough for the estrogen powered geeks out there! What really makes the movie a must own for families is it’s family approved for all ages by Dove.org. Family movie night will be a tad easier for one of you intrepid readers.
Hit the break to get your Rafflecopter on and even check out some handy tips to pass along to the little ones based upon Snow White’s toils.
Geek Movie Review: Snow White And The Huntsman
Last Updated on Thursday, 7 June 2012 08:20 Written by Laddie13 Thursday, 7 June 2012 05:06
Months ago I saw a preview of Snow White And The Huntsman and was immediately intrigued. It’s been a favorite story of mine for as long as I can remember. This looked different, darker and hopefully not the same tired tale of a damsel in distress being rescued by a prince. Perhaps Snow White would finally break free from Disney’s repressive telling of her story.
Snow White And The Huntsman arrived in theaters this weekend and I couldn’t wait to see it. First off let me say it’s definitely not the sweet whimsical love story that it’s become associated with. Sure there’s dwarfs, fairies, a giant troll and an illusive white stag but it’s more closely comparable to Lord Of The Rings than Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs or the abomination that was Mirror Mirror. Leave the young kids at home as at times it’s scary and violent. Snow White And The Huntsman is an action movie and at heart a story of female empowerment. All in all it’s a great offering from first time director, Rupert Sanders.
Visually the movie is stunning. Colleen Atwood‘s costume design was perfection, particularly when it came to outfitting the evil queen. The special effects and CGI were not abused making the fantastical settings like the Dark Forrest realistic and believable. When Queen Ravenna talks to her mirror it’s not a generic face that talks back but rather a being of some sort that manifests from liquid gold. Read more: Geek Movie Review: Snow White And The Huntsman