A reimagining of the Snow White fairy tale that is darker and leads to Snow White doing some battle herself. I saw this movie with Marci and Stacy. I got together with Amy and Sharon to discuss it and throw in Marci and Stacy’s thoughts on their behalf. We also really liked calling the characters by other names like Bella, Charlize and Thor so that’s going on in our review.
Side note: We did watch this movie when it came out, but I was really bad about posting this on time.
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After having separate movies for Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and the Hulk, along with Black Widow and Hawkeye hanging out in other movies, all the superheros come together because Thor’s brother is throwing a tantrum on Earth. It is usually just Amy and I reviewing, but this time Sharon joined in on the fun.
Side note: We all saw this movie right when it came out, but I just didn’t post it until now.
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Hunger Games is based on a book series about a dystopian future where a civil war led to the government cordoning off areas of the United States, now called Panem, into districts. To remind the citizens to not rise up against the government, each district has to supply one girl and one boy (ages 12-18) each year, known as the Reaping, to compete in The Hunger Games. It is a fight to the death where only one of the 24 kids will survive with prizes awarded to the district of the winner. The entire event is televised.
Amy and I have read the entire trilogy so we knew this would have to be a Snazzle Review for us. We do compare the movie to the book and also talk plot points so, like usual, if you want to avoid spoilers, you might want to skip the review, but if you read to the end there is a twist that no one will expect coming.
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Directed: Jon Favreau
Starring: Robert Downey, Jeff Bridges, Terrence Howard, Shaun Toub, Gwyneth Paltrow
A billionaire industrialist gets captured by bad guys and builds a flying killing machine to escape and then do good stuff.
Awesome! What I loved about Iron Man was it was just a guy without any superpowers. He was just super smart and made a super awesome outfit. I enjoyed watching him build it in the cave and then improve it in his hi-tech house. I loved watching the trial and error with all the humor involved, including it launching him into the wall. The robots he had helping him in his hi-tech house had great personalities and reactions when he was yelling at them.
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There are many shows that are debuting on Easter that seem to be quite scandalous for a religious holiday with Nurse Jackie and The Client List. I guess at least The Borgias has that religious slant to it, but is still something I don’t think they’ll be showing in church any time soon.
Pick of the Week
The Big C returns with Kathy’s tumors shrinking or disappearing altogether, but she had a shock at the end of last season where it appeared her husband had died. The show is a good mix of very black humor mixed in with some real emotions. Parts of it would seem very corny if it wasn’t for Laura Linney.
The Big C
The Big C
Starring: Laura Linney, Oliver Platt, John Benjamin Hickey, Gabriel Basso, Gabourey Sidibe
Premieres: Sunday, April 8
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Game of Thrones
Author: George. R. R. Martin
I had not read Game of Thrones before it became a series on HBO. I had no intention of actually reading it until I had watched one episode. After being hooked by the television series after the pilot, I wanted the back story that I knew a television show could not offer.
George R. R. Martin’s fantasy book is filled with sorcery, beheadings, supernatural beings, incest and dragons. It is set in a different land that is similar to medieval times where seasons can last years. This book takes place during summer where it has lasted nine years, but there is a warning that “Winter is coming,” which is also the goofy motto for the Stark clan in the novel. They do live in the northern part of the country where it is colder and they are a hearty bunch that thrives during the winter, but I think they could have worked on their motto a bit more before committing on that one.
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In the last leg, I was surprised at how strong of a team Kentucky was in the race. This leg, Big Brother is the one that shocked me. I don’t understand why Rachel cries every time she is heading to the pit stop, especially when there isn’t a real threat about being in last place, but she does come up with some good lines like the Jersey Shore one.
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Two CIA agents end up dating the same woman. When they find out, they make a pact to keep dating her until she makes her choice, which makes them go to war with each other trying to win her over by spying on her and each other. This was Amy’s pick for our next Snazzle Review outing. As usual, we do discuss random plot points so if you want to avoid spoilers, skip the review.
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There is a lot of breaking going on this week with both Breaking In and Breakout Kings coming back for their second seasons. I hope people don’t get them confused though. They might be a tad different but I guess they are both “workplace” shows.
Pick of the Week
Breaking In was cancelled with tons of other shows on FOX last year. Then it had its best ratings after the cancellation announcement. Even though it wasn’t super high ratings, it was enough to make FOX reconsider their decision. They decided to bring it back for another season. Will it last this time? They are bringing on Megan Mullally as a new boss and she clashes a bit with Christian Slater’s Oz character.
Starring: Christian Slater, Megan Mullally, Bret Harrison, Alphonso McAuley, Odette Annable, Erin Richards
Premieres: Tuesday, March 6
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On Being Human, another werewolf, vampire and ghost show up at the house and tell a dying Leo that baby Eve is the secret to saving his life.
Grimm isn’t the best show on television but it is fun that it is filmed in the Portland area so I have to keep watching it. Also, I think the lead actor is learning how to actually act! I saw an real emotion cross his face in a recent episode. On tonight’s episode, a botched jewelry-store robbery results in murder and raises questions about rare coins; a friend of Aunt Marie’s visit Nick with information about his family.
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