Johnny "High Spade" Williams: Well, that's the way it was. The old man sired two sons. One was no good... never was any good. Robbed a bank... a stagecoach. Then when he came home and wanted to hide out, the old man wouldn't go for it. So Dutch shot him... in the back.
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters fantasy-horror film 3D film co-written and directed by Tommy Wirkola a Norwegian. Starring Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton. The movie is based on German fairytale "Hansel and Gretel". Filmed in Germany, the director has mentioned great enthusiasm for the folk-story. Jon Farhat supervised the visual-effects - Hans Zimmer and Atli Írvarsson provided the music-score and supervision respectively.
Hansel (Renner) and Gretel (Arterton) are duo of brother and sister in 18th century, their job is to hunt witches and to verify females falsely accused of witchcraft - they face the Muriel (Famke Janssen) the paramount evil witch leader of rest.
Film contains wonderful lighting and action-choreography, some exceptionally sweet side-characters to be included such as Edward. I don't know what do critics expect from directors, not surely the perfect dish for them so that they could award all the stars they have with them to movies; if generally they keep giving below ratings to movies somewhat as good as this. Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, though contain fast-paced story and yet it is so delightful to sit and watch, you cannot say at the end that the movie actually bored you or that the ending served no great purpose (no sir it did serve the purpose and I am truly entertained).
Written by: Kevin Wade
Dir: Mike Nichols (The Graduate)
Starring: Harrison Ford, Melanie Griffith, Sigourney Weaver, Alec Baldwin and Kevin Spacey in cameo
Film received multiple Academy Awards nominations including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress (Melanie), Best Supporting Actress (Sigourney Weaver - Joan Cusack) and a win for Best Song 'Let the River Run' by Carly Simon. Film grossed $103 million worldwide.
Tess (Melanie) is aspiring and ambitious secretary with arrogant head like Sigourney Weaver - Melanie dreams about becoming executive broker, while romancing with Ford who has been dating her boss.
Frankly speaking, I did not find Weaver too villainous her actions that at the end of the film she is purposelessly humiliated and insulted without any actual basis except that she does not possess the original idea. And Melanie who done unacceptable things like impersonating as Sigourney the boss of the merger could get away with the idea and being the favorite of all. I kinda went crazy laughing when I heard Melanie calling Weaver 'liar' at the near-end (although she kept lying herself to Ford for much of the film to be head of Merger).
I did like the film but the ending made it all spoil the fun the way Weaver was treated by the director - believe me she done nothing sinister that she deserved that kind of humiliation.