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The Amazing Spider-Man
5 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Amazing! They get it right this time!

Evil Dead
Evil Dead (2013)
5 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

An alternate take on Evil Dead without Ash justifiably. Worth a look.

Dark Shadows
Dark Shadows (2012)
6 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Jack Sparrow meets The Corpse Bride in Tim Burton's homage to Dark Shadows where another classic TV series becomes a satire comedy after Starsky and Hutch then 21 Jump Street (Johnny Depp were you offended yet?) The story is an offshoot contrast to The Brady Bunch in the 90s while Dark Shadows memorable characters are in the 70s. Yet strange, the series aired in 1974 but story lines had nothing to do with the 70s.

The film carried a multi-story with the witch who cursed the Collins family from 1794 to the 1970s we know tied to the main story from the series on Barnabas Collins (Depp) who was bitten by another vampire but instead, the witch (Eva Green) turns him into one. Burton crams portions of plot twists from each character that had no effect as did the supposed scare moments were no avail. The film's emphasis was about family as where they went from there, Eva had so much fun being all over the film especially Angelique's office romp with Barnabas was too ludicrous for a sex tape. Especially the show's memorable disco ball celebration became a disco Alice Cooper concert. And a brief moment of Dark Shadow's theme song played in mid-part of the film.

Many pieces of material from the series to this film can refresh memories for the fans but stacked up like an unstable house of cards about ready to fall. Too bad. If Burton's story was more thorough, he could've revived the show as a three part movie franchise. To the fans, get the original and/or the 12-part remake mini-series on dvd.

Snow White and the Huntsman
6 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Snow White and the Huntsman is darker and more Grimm for your bucks than Disney's animated classic and no 'Hi-ho' ems. Even if it's Snow meets LOTR with a little Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Twilight (Kristen Stewart), the Grimm Bros. Seven Dwarves (not Disney's) didn't have a huge role but turn up in the second half of the film.

What's wicked is Charlize Theron steals most of the movie as Queen Ravenna who was pure, innocent and white as Snow from their childhoods. Sadly, the demise of her family and village with her mother's spell to maintain Ravenna's beauty made her evil and hellbent vengeful on every kingdom she plundered to be the fairest of them all. Snow herself, is 'The One' who can undo the damage Ravenna has done if she wasn't lured into eating poison apples or feel reluctant to lead her knights into battle if she had more girl on girl fights experience. Prince Charming is two guys; son of the Duke, and an axe wielding hunter of different backgrounds. The Prince is Snow's childhood boyfriend who's personally connected with her as The Huntsman connects his strength, will power and fighting experience to her in a strange fresh grunginess.

Pretty good mystical magic and fantasy effects delivers some of Disney's cheesy wholesomeness in the Enchanted Forest and gases 'em out in the Dark Forest. Not quite original but a pretty good stand out from Disney's Snow and those continuously annoying Cinderella teen spin-off flicks still popping up. Hope this Snow inspires a dark edge to Sleeping Beauty.