Kristen Stewart plays a Snow White for the modern age, she will not cook, clean or flounce demurely in long flowing dresses. She will inspire, heal a wounded land and be a leader of men in Rupert Sanders’ fantastic directorial debut, Snow White and the Huntsman.
I would imagine that the recent success of Game of Thrones and its style was very much in Sanders’ mind when he went about undertaking the classic Grimm brother’s tale of Snow White. It is more easily aligned with Thrones or Ladyhawke than the 1937 Walt Disney animated version Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
Wallace and Gromit take to the high seas in this average adventure with scheming scientists.
The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists is the latest instalment from the pleasant people at Aardman Animations. Yes I know Wallace and Gromit aren’t in it, but Hugh Grant voices “Pirate Captain” who is pretty much Wallace, a bumbling idiot with a heart of gold – only the captain wears pantaloons and has an impressive beard. The role of Gromit falls to Martin Freeman, or “Pirate with Scarf” who always has his master’s best interests at heart like any faithful dog.
The Raven is John Cusack’s first mainstream release since 2010′s Hot Tub Time Machine and he hasn’t lost his trademark style that endeared him to a legion of fans as far back as 1989′s Say Anything.
Poor old Ryan Reynolds.
2011 was meant to be his big break-out year. Picked to front DC’s last big untapped comic-book franchise, The Green Lantern, and co-star in one of the summer’s most-anticipated comedies, The Change-up, hopes were high for Vancouver’s biggest export since Pamela Anderson and her red swim suit hit primetime.
McDonagh’s Guard follow-up sees Gleeson become a priest and location move from Connemara to Sligo. Great.
Director John Michael McDonagh is currently in Berlin selling his wares looking for distribution deals for Calvary, his follow-up to last year’s massive hit The Guard – which we will add, didn’t excite us too much here at Spoooool.
John Michael McDonagh’s recent film The Guard had everyone wetting themselves as it became the highest grossing independent Irish film of all time. So is it the greatest Irish film of all time? No, in my opinion it’s one of the worst. Read More