Friday, June 29, 2012

Elizabeth Banks Does it Again in People Like Us

Chris Pines, Elizabeth Banks and Michael Hall D'Addario
star in "People Like Us." Photo: Touchstone/Dreamworks


Elizabeth Banks has had quite a year so far. She played opposite Sam Worthington who played, “A Man on a Ledge,” the fluffy Effie Triket in “The Hunger Games,” a woman who knows everything about having a baby without ever having one in “What to Expect When You’re Expecting,” and now Frankie, the a woman who discovers she has a brother after her father dies in “People Like Us.” Is there anything this woman can’t do?

“People Like us” begins with Sam (Chris Pines), a shady salesman who is estranged from his parents Things are not going well for him at work when hears the news that his father passes away suddenly. Unmoved, Sam’s next thought is “What is for dinner?” Sam and his girlfriend Hannah (Olivia Wilde), travel back home to be with his mother Lillian (Michelle Pfeiffer) who is none too pleased that he missed the funeral. Sam fully intends this to be a short trip, but an attorney contacts him and gives him a shaving bag that his father wanted him to have. In the bag sits $150,000 and a note asking him to give the money to a man named “Josh” and an address. After some investigating, Sam discovers that the man is actually a boy (Michael Hall D’Addario) and Josh’s mother is Sam’s half-sister that he never met. Tempted to keep the money for himself and to avoid the awkwardness of introducing himself to Frankie (Banks), Sam decides to wade slowly into the troubling waters instead. Sam makes the situation more difficult that he needs to by not being honest with his girlfriend, his mother, Frankie and his employer.

“People Like Us” was written and directed by Alex Kurtzman and built partially from his own life. Kurtzman met his own half-sister when he turned 30. It is a wonderful movie with an intriguing storyline. The acting is excellent and believable. Its greatest strength is showing how three troubled people get their lives back on track. Sam grew up with a terrible father. Frankie grew up wanting a father. Ironically, Frankie had a child out of wedlock and doesn’t know who Josh’s father is, so Josh is in the same boat. The movie details in a real way just how important a father is to his children. Without meaning to, both Sam and Frankie grew up reckless, just like their dad. Now, they want to make their lives matter but they aren’t quite sure how. Though not intentional, the story also gives an example of sins of the father being passed down to the next generation, but this generation wants to make them stop here.

Despite the fact that all of the actors featured in “People Like Us” are beautiful, the story comes off realistic. It is impressive that Michelle Pfeiffer can look beautiful and yet haggard at the same time. Pfeifer isn’t afraid to show a few wrinkles and though it is completely plausible that she is old enough to be Pine’s mother, it is hard to believe. Wilde comes off completely charming and definitely too good for Sam.

Perhaps the only real negative in “People Like Us” is a scene of marijuana use that looks like it is trying to make a political statement more than a part of the story. All in all, this is movie with great characters with real problems and hopeful solutions.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

New Images of “Frankenweenie” Recently Released

New images from the upcoming
"Frankenweenie." Photos: Disne

Imagine a heart-warming story about a boy and his dog. Now imagine that same story imagined by Director Tim Burton. Burton, the mastermind of “The Nightmare before Christmas” and “Alice in Wonderland” finally gets to present this tale the way he’s always envisioned it this fall.

Originally, Burton wanted to create “Frankenweenie” as a full-length, stop-motion animated film, but due to budget woes, he instead settled for a live-action short he created for Disney in 1984. At the time, Disney fired Burton for wasting money and creating a short that was too scary for children, the intended audience. Though the short was seen oversees, it wasn’t until 1994 that American audiences received an invitation to see the flick via VHS. Ironically, the very same studio recently green lit Burton’s original vision to be seen in theaters October 5.

Disney describes the new movie this way: “After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor Frankenstein (Charlie Than) harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life—with just a few minor adjustments. He tries to hide his home-sewn creation, but when Sparky gets out, Victor’s fellow students, teachers and the entire town all learn that getting a new “leash on life” can be monstrous.” The film features the voices of Martin Landau, Martin Short, Winona Ryder, Christopher Lee, and Catherine O’Hara.

Recently, new pictures of the new flick have been released and the trailer is featured on this page as well. Tim Burton is one of those directors that you never know what you're going to get until you see it. Some of his flicks have been horrible and others have been quite charming with nice moral messages attached. At any rate, this is one to keep your eye on.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

ABC’s Final Witness Begins with a Surprising Story

ABC's "Final Witness" debuts tonight (with a surprisingly
uplifting ending) tonight at 10 p.m.

ABC’s new summer show, “Final  Witness,” is based on the concept of “What if a murder victim could tell you about their final moments?” The show is unique in that they will tell a tale from start to finish, using a mix of documentary and dramatization from the victim’s point of view. The initial run for the series is only seven episodes, but it is the first that may be the most compelling.

“The Caffey Family” is about the horrendous events that happened in 2008 when intruders entered the home of Terry and Penny Caffey. They killed Penny, wounded Terry and killed his two young sons. Fortunately, his teenage daughter was unhurt. But just when he thought it couldn’t get any worse, it did. One of the accomplices in the attack was his own daughter.

At first, that doesn’t sound very edifying, does it? But here is the good news: Through this terrible experience, Terry was able to forgive his daughter and  the other intruders . He has even wrote about book about the ordeal titled, “Terror by Night: The True Story of the Brutal Texas Murder That Destroyed a Family, Restored One Man's Faith, and Shocked a Nation.” The book tells how Terry was able to find peace though this tragedy with God’s help. Tonight’s episode promises to air some of Terry’s testimony and road to forgiveness.

Final Witness” airs at 10:00 p.m. on ABC tonight.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Brave Offers Up a Pro-family, Values-Based Story

Photo: Disney/Pixar

Pixar is back on top where they belong with “Brave,” the tale of Princess Merida who is determined to make her own path in life. This Scottish-themed story is not your usual Disney princess story. In fact, there isn’t even a love interest for the girl. The movie is also quite different from other Pixar films as well. It is has a feel closer to “Up” rather than, say, “Cars.” It is funny, thrilling and sweet. As a bonus, there is a huge twist in the middle of the story which will really keep you guessing on how the story is going to end.

Merida (Kelly Macdonad) is a head-strong princess who begins to butt heads with her mother, Queen Elinor (Emma Thompson) in her teenage years. Elinor just wants her daughter to act like a lady, but Merida would rather ride her horse through the woods and shoot targets with her bow and arrow. At the same time, her father Fergus (Billy Connolly) is hosting an age-old custom with three Lords of the land. Each brings with them a son who is eager to win the hand of the princess. Merida sets out to defy the ritual games and causes a uproar in the process.

“Brave” is a beautiful film to look at and refreshing to watch. It features an imperfect royal family: The big strong warrior father, the uptight, “everything must be just so” mother, three unruly younger brothers and a tomboy of an older sister.

The Pixar team has created sophistication out of a simple story. Yes, there is action and adventure, but when you boil it down, it is really a story about a mother and daughter. And this isn’t just a movie for girls. Boys will love it too – really. The film plays out differently than what it looks like in the trailers. Merida does have to be brave in this story, but not in the way you would think. Here is a mini-spoiler: she has to be brave enough to admit that she was prideful and did something that was wrong. It gives an extra dose of realism to the fictional story and something many parents will be happy about. Though "Brave" isn't a "Christian" story, it can help provide plenty of conversation starters on your ride home. 

“Brave” does have some scary moments, so be careful about bringing very little ones. Though there is witch and magic featured in the film, it is downplayed for the most part and can be treated as an allergory when talking to your children, much like C.S. Lewis' "The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe."

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

A Declaration for Today's Pop Sensation

This is an interesting video and I can't take any credit for it. It is a Spoken Word written and presented by Ashley Paige. The video was posted on You Tube on June 13 as is already making the rounds. Don't be surprised if it shown in your church or youth group this weekend.

There isn't a lot of information about what prompted this video. called it "an open letter to Lady Gaga" but there is nothing in the original description that it was aimed directly at her. It is bound to ruffle a few of Gaga's feathers though. 

So, what do you think of Ashley's video, "Dear Pop Culture"? Do you agree with her? Is she preaching to the choir? Did she go too far or not far enough? Come on, let's get the conversation started!

Seattle Director Creates Local Movie from the Ground Up

Adam Lubanski is the director of the upcoming film "Rogue Saints."

Adam Lubanski is one the most famous people you have never heard of but are familiar with his work. For 20 plus years, Lubanski has had a hand in creating motion graphics for some of the biggest movies on the big screen including “Battleship,” the upcoming “The Amazing Spiderman” and “G.I. Joe 2.” Before that, he was one of the original creators of the DVD “Scene It” games. But it is his most recent project that really warms his heart. Lubanski has taken the director’s seat for the new local, independent Christian-theme movie, “Rogue Saints.”

“Rogue Saint,” billed as “The greatest church diamond heist, romance, comedy, drama, adventure you've ever seen,” is Lubanski’s first full-length feature film. Not long ago, he got his feet wet creating a short film that poked fun about Christians and how they try to “recruit” others. His friends suggested that he enter the short into a film festival. He did and it was well received.

“The thing that I was really surprised about was that both Christians and non-Christians related to what we were doing,” says Lubanski. “That led to doing a feature length where I found a partner, [writer] Dave Brunk. Both of us were excited about the medium – not necessarily to do a Christian film per se, but just doing film.”

“Rogue Saints” was created on the shoe-stringiest of budgets with local actors. Over 300 people, professional and non-professional, showed up for the auditions. Since this would be a film where none of them could plan on quitting their day jobs, Lubanski was quite surprised by the quality of the actors. There was no requirement to a be a Christian to work on the film but, department leaders had to have an understanding of what it meant to be respectful of other human beings in a Christ-like way.

“The film really became about community within a body of believers,” adds Lubanski, “If you see people reaching out in a Christ-like way, you’re going to experience community in a way you’ve never experienced it before.”

“Rogue Saints” is about a disgruntled former church member and his out of work friend who set out to steal a diamond that just happens to be buried underneath the baptism tank of a small church. It sounds far-fetched, and it is, but that is just part of the fun. It stars local actors, some who are familiar to Seattle theatre audiences, John Wu, Jason Pead and Deanna Sarkar in the lead roles.

With Lubanski’s graphics background, the film appears to have been more expensive than it really was and will certainly give him a leg up on the competition. If he had to hire out for those graphics, the costs to make the film would have been much higher. “I’ve heard it said, and I don’t know where the source of it is, there’s two guaranteed ways to lose money in business. One of them is restaurants and the other one is making a film.”

Even though “Saints” is a faith-based film, Lubanski is cautious about calling it a “Christian” film. “I think that there are different kinds of Christian films,” he tells me. “There’s a large portion of people that realize that they have this limited opportunity to say something. They think, ‘Since there are not a lot of Christian-based films out there, we really, really need to get the audience to the sinner’s prayer.’  We avoided that and I think we came up with a compelling story from a Christian standpoint. In fact, there was a point in the production where we went, ‘let’s stop wrestling if this is a Christian film or not and just embrace that fact that this is about this [church] culture."

Although the storylines couldn’t be more different, “Saints” has some similar qualities to another faith-based film that just made the rounds – “Blue like Jazz.” “[That film] didn’t set out to change the world of Christian filmmaking. They just did what they knew. I love that there are people who are exploring this idea of a main character who views the world from those glasses.”

Playing the devil’s advocate, I ask about the lack of a salvation message. “Because it takes place within a church, you’re going to get Christianity coming through on it. I think everyone in the United States has been introduced to Jesus. We are seeing a lot of people understand the ‘insider’s’ view point. I don’t know if many people in mainstream Hollywood understand what it looks like from within the church or to know that we think a [lot of our quirky behavior] is funny too.” He adds, “It would be very hard for me to do a movie about skateboarding and about the people who are passionate about it. I could do something that was based on clich├ęs about it and most people would say, ‘Oh that’s cool.’ But the [skateboarder] insiders would go, ‘You’re a hack!’”

When I ask when all said and done if the project has been worth putting together, he replies, “It absolutely has been worth it and I hope to get out of debt enough to do it again. We had people who would never set foot in a church and would have very specific negative impressions about the church and take part in making the film and go, ‘You know what? This is different from what I expected.’”

“Rogue Saints” is planning on making its debut this fall. It could be produced straight to DVD, but the opportunity to get the movie shown to the public is there for those who want to help make that happen.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Brave Premieres in L.A.'s Dolby Theater

Craig Ferguson, Kelly Macdonald and Kevin McKidd
attend the "Brave" premiere last night at the Dolby Theater
in Los Angeles. Photo: Diseny/Pixar

The new Disney/Pixar flick, “Brave” premiered last night at the newly-christened and grand opening of the Dolby Theatre (formerly the Kodak Theatre), in downtown Los Angeles with a big “to do.” The star-studded event included Scottish bands, food, beer and appearances of the voice talents in the movie including Craig Ferguson, Kelly Macdonald and Kevin McKidd.

According to Steve Pond for The Wrap, “Brave” will be a chance to recover from the “disappointing” returns from last year’s “Cars 2.” That movie “only” grossed more than $550 million worldwide, but “was nonetheless seen as something of a disappointment for the groundbreaking Pixar, which had enjoyed 11 consecutive critical and commercial hits and four straight Academy Awards for Best Animated Feature.”

Set in the rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland, “Brave” follows the heroic journey of Merida, a skilled archer and headstrong daughter. Determined to change her fate, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the unruly and uproarious lords of the land: massive Lord MacGuffin, surly Lord Macintosh, and cantankerous Lord Dingwall, unleashing chaos in the kingdom. When she turns to an eccentric witch, Miranda is granted an ill-fated wish and the ensuing peril forces her to harness all of her resources—including her mischievous triplet brothers—to undo a beastly curse and discover the meaning of true bravery.

“Brave” is Directed by Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman, and opens on June 22, 2012, in Disney Digital 3D™ in select theaters.

I will post my review of the movie this weekend.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Dr. Seuss Classic Features Timely Moral

Copyright: Warner Bros. Home Video

The newer big screen productions of Dr. Seuss books like “The Lorax” and “Horton Hears a Who,” are definitely impressive. Trying to capture the heart and style of the good doctor is not an easy task, and these two did a very fine job. They are full of color and contain beautiful animation and are… long, which is a mistake. Dr. Seuss’ stories are typically short, almost always rhyme and don’t hold much of a plot. Sometimes the original half hour TV specials are superior to the big budget flicks. Warner Bros. Home Video will be releasing one of those favorite specials this month and it may be one that you forgot about.

“Dr. Seuss’s Green Eggs and Ham and Other Stories, Deluxe Edition” will hit store shelves on June 26. Originally titled, “Dr. Seuss on the Loose,” the special first hit the airwaves on CBS back in 1973. It contains three stories including “The Sneeches,” “The Zax” and of course, the famous breakfast dish story with a slight green hue. Each story is introduced by the Cat in the Hat.

While a little too sweet and somewhat boring for older children, “Green Eggs and Ham” is the perfect preschool video with good morals to boot. The video is filled with cheery, happy songs that will no doubt annoy parents but will delight the little ones.

“Green Eggs and Ham” may be the more famous story of the three featured here, but it is “The Sneeches” that is the biggest surprise on how timely and relevant it still is. (See a clip below) Sneeches, if you don’t already know, are big yellow-feathered birds who all look identical except that some are born with a blue star on their stomachs and others are born san stars. The “star-bellied Sneeches” take the position that they are more superior to the other Sneeches just because they have a star. The star-bellied Sneeches don’t allow the others to join their social groups; they treat the others like dirt and don’t allow the plain Sneeches to enjoy the same benefits as their starred brethren.

This all changes when Sylvester McMonkey McBean arrives with his special machine that applies blue stars on bellies – for a price. Soon, every un-starred Sneech is now starred and are ready to join the ranks of the elite group. The original star-bellied Sneeches do not like this at all and complain to McBean about his machine. McBean takes this opportunity to unveil a new machine, designed for star-bellied Sneeches, that removes blue stars. It could be argued now that stars are no longer in fashion. Soon, all of the original star-bellied Sneeches go through the procedure to have their stars removed and feel superior once again. As you can imagine, the leftover star-bellied Sneeches go through the process of removing their stars as well. Soon, all of the Sneeches go through the machines over and over again applying and taking off the stars until they all run out of money. When that time comes, McBean packs up and leans the land with two kinds of Sneeches once again, only now, the Sneeches can’t tell which Sneech is which. They finally come to the conclusion that none of the Sneeches are more important or powerful than the others.

“The Sneeches” is a tale of racism that children can easily digest without being preachy. The other two tales have messages too, but not as strong as the first one. “The Zax” is a tale of a “north-going  Zax” and “south-going Zax” who meet in the middle. Each have their own principles that they either only travel north or south and will not move out of the way for the other. The two never give in to the other and the tale ends with a city and highway being built around the two who refuse to give in, even to this day.

“Green Eggs and Ham” is simply a metaphor for a parent trying to get their child to try out different types of food. Sam-I-Am nags his friend (who has no name) to give the dish a try, but he will not until many scenarios later when Sam finally wears his friend down and finally gives them a try. To his surprise, the friend not only likes the green eggs and ham, but actually loves them and thanks Sam for bringing the dish to his attention. There is no proof that this story will help transform your picky eaters at home, but it couldn’t hurt.

The “Green Eggs and Ham Deluxe Edition” comes with both a Blu-Ray disc and a DVD. The program has been re-mastered and contains four interactive puzzles.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Rock of Ages: A Morality Tale with No Morality

Sherrie (Julianne Hough) and Drew (Diego Boneta) take a
break from singing in a local Tower Records store.
Photo: Warner Bros.

Julianne Hough headlines the film adaptation of the “smash hit” Broadway musical, “Rock of Ages” and is quite impressive. It’s too bad that the rest of the movie isn’t. Though the film features big names, great music and some nice dance sequences, “Rock of Ages” will leave you feeling empty. Maybe that’s the point.

“Rock of Ages” is directed by Adam Shankman, who also did the big screen version of “Hairspray.” The comedy love story is told through musical numbers of popular “big hair” rock songs from the ‘80s. At times, the movie feels familiar. It could be because the score is by Adam Anders and Peer Astrom from TV’s  “Glee.”

Dennis Dupree (Alec Baldwin) and Lonny
(Russell Brand) run The Bourbon bar.
The musical begins with Sherrie (Hough), a small town girl with big city dreams. She takes the bus from middle America to Hollywood in hopes of becoming a singer. Within mere minutes, she meets Drew (Diego Boneta), finds a job at a bar, The Bourbon, and falls in love. Not bad for a first day. The couple serves at the bar, but would rather perform on the stage. After a big song number at the local Tower Records store Drew admits that he has stage fright.

The Bourbon is owned by an aging rocker, Dennis Dupree (Alec Baldwin – a questionable or brilliant choice depending on your point of view) and Lonny (Russell Brand). The bar is losing money and they are putting all of their hope in a performance by the legendary Stacee Jaxx (Tom Cruise) who got his start there. Meanwhile, the mayor, Mike Whitmore (Bryan Cranston) and his wife, Patricia (Catherine Zeta-Jones) plan to put a stop to the dangerous rock and roll and protest the coming concert.

Patricia Whitmore (Catherine Zeta Jones)
and the church ladies sing "Hit Me with
Your Best Shot."
Hough goes from ballroom dancing on TV’s “Dancing with the Stars” to pole dancing in “Rock of Ages,” (her mother must be so proud), but shines with a beautiful voice. Zeta-Jones is hilarious as the self-righteous mayor’s wife and has a great dance number with a bunch of church women in the sanctuary to the song, “Hit Me With Your Best Shot.” Cruise has been getting a lot of buzz about his performance as Jaxx and he does a good job, but frankly, the movie would have been helped with less of him. For the rest of the cast, once you see them with their outrageous costumes and big hair, the joke is over. However, the best joke of the movie goes to Sherrie and Drew talking about how far they have fallen from their dreams:

Constance Sack (Malin Akerman),
reporter for the Rolling Stones tries to get
an interview with Stacee Jaxx
(Tom Cruise).
Sherrie:  “I’m a stripper at the Venus club.”
Drew:     “I’m in a boy band.”
Sherrie:  “You win.”

There doesn’t seem to be much of a point to “Rock of Ages.” It seems to want to tell a morality tale, but there isn’t much morality in the tale to tell. It tries to tell the virtues of rock and roll at any cost. It also tries to compare the two lifestyles of those who go to the music bar and those that go to the stripper bar with no real difference. The filmmakers can pat themselves on the back for not showing anyone smoking or doing drugs, as we know that never happened in the ‘80s. Instead, they choose to show people drinking heavily, getting sick and passing out. Finally, for a film that shows no nudity (which is incredibly difficult for strip club), it features some surprising gratuitous and raunchy sexual scenes outside of the strip club. By the end you’ll be thinking, “This is it?” You’d do better to buy the soundtrack.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Petra Makes a Comeback

Petra, one of Christian music’s biggest and oldest bands, just won’t stop. Taking its’ name from the Greek word for “rock,” Petra was formed in 1972. In over 30 years, the band faced numerous changes and yet released 20 albums, selling nearly 10 million copies. They won four Grammy Awards and 10 Dove Awards.

The 1980’s were the peak of Petra’s career. The played in front of sold-out arenas nationwide, sold hundreds of thousands of albums each year and racked up numerous radio hits. Petra was the first rock band inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame and the first Christian band whose memorabilia was included in the Hard Rock Cafe restaurant chain.

The band announced its’ retirement in 2005. Then, like other popular older bands, launched a farewell tour. Petra's 33-year career ended with a performance in the early hours of January 1, 2006. However, some band members were not ready to quit. Some of the band members subsequently reunited for concerts in 2007 and 2010. In November 2010, the resurrected band, re-named Classic Petra, released the CD “Back to the Rock” that featured new material and re-recordings from the ’80.

This year marks the 40th year of Petra. Classic Petra, whose team consists of Bob Hartman, Mark Kelly, John Lawry, Greg X Volz and Louie Weaver, will once again take the road and has just released “Petra: Best of the 80’s” album. The album features 10 of the group’s biggest hits: 
  • All Fired Up       
  • This Means War!             
  • Bema Seat         
  • The Coloring Song          
  • Judas' Kiss          
  • Mine Field         
  • He Came He Saw He Conquered              
  • It Is Finished     
  • More Power To Ya          
  • Thankful Heart 

 Other new music released this week includes:
  • “Not Guilty” (Single) by Darlene McCoy
  • “Conclusions” by Altars
  • “Vice Reverses” by Switchfoot
  • “Life Will Write the Words” by The Rocket Summer
  • “Lost Weekend” by Write This Down
  • “Wake Up” by Canopy Red
  • “Hope Rise” by Andy Tallman
  • “Higher” by Regina Belle
  • “We Have Not Heard” by The Sunrise

Friday, June 1, 2012

Snow White and the Huntsman is Very Dark

Snow White (Kristen Stewart), Ravenna, the evil queen
(Charlize Theron) and the Huntsman (Chis Hemsworth)

Photo credit:  
Universal Pictures

The posters say “From the Producer of Alice in Wonderland,” but “Snow White and the Huntsman” and even the art has the look of “Alice.” But this film is no “Alice.” It is however, pretty to look at. Charlize Theron is very pretty and her costumes are mesmerizing. The special effects are pretty spectacular too, but that’s about all this movie has going for it. Actually, the first half is pretty good, but goes downhill about halfway through.

The classic Snow White tale is hardly complicated, but Rupert Sanders, the director and his team of writers find a way to muck it up and stretch the simple story into a very long production. In this version, Ravenna (Theron) tricks her way into the king’s heart and castle. He is killed and Snow is thrown into the dungeon. Ravenna is beautiful and powerful, but she is under a curse or spell that will make her lose her power if she ages. She remedies this quickly by literally sucking the life out of others in her kingdom.

At age 18, Snow (a pouty Kristen Stewart) breaks out of prison and runs into the spookiest woods you’ve ever seen. Ravenna orders a huntsman (a pouty Chris Hemsworth) to find Snow White, kill her and bring back her heart. Of course, he cannot do this and lets Snow live, but the two have to battle the evil forest complete with a troll before they can sneak up on the queen.
Then comes the second boring half of the movie. Hemsworth trades in his Avenger's hammer for an axe. Stewart spends time looking blankly. They find an enchanted or "happy" forests with fairies and dwarfs. Together, they have zero chemistry and don’t even appear to like each other.
The story drags it's way to the end where good triumphs over evil, but nobody appears to be very happy about it.
This Snow White film is too serious for its own good. It is very dark, features a few disturbing images and has very little humor except for the unintended kind. It is definitely not for children. Do yourself a favor and skip this, and go and see if you can track down the better movie, “Mirror Mirror” with Julia Roberts.