Review: 'Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters' Isn't Boring, But It Is Unrelentingly Stupid | The Playlist
The film is nauseating in 3D, and makes ample, almost comical use of the format, missing not a single opportunity for wood shards or arrows or buckshot to fly at the audience. The fight scenes are cut too quickly and with too much camera movement to even discern what is happening. It’s messy, blurry, and motion sickness-inducing. Written and directed by Tommy Wirkola, it’s unclear if Wirkola himself read the script before the shoot. Not only is not even a single character more than one-dimensional, but every line falls flatter than a witch dispatched with a Gatling gun. There are many problems with 'Hansel & Gretel,' and every one of them leads back to the dud of a script they are working with, where the anachronistic dialogue never found a place it couldn’t shoehorn in a “****” or “****” (gotta make that R-rating count!). Famke Janssen says, “Once upon a time, in a ****ty little town,” (and we can’t help but steal the words right out of her mouth for this) and unfortunately, "...there was a really ****ty movie." [D]
Yeah...H&G didn't even get screened for the media. The best I have read is that it's a simple diversion that isn't bad enough to hate. Apparently LOTS of studio interference and the delay was basically to capitalize on Renner's hype(that really hasn't happened) after Avengers/Bourne. Most of the reviews are none too kind to him either. File under...meh, who cares.
Kenneth Branagh May Take Over For Mark Romanek On Disney's Cinderella - Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies and TV News and Rumors
Would have liked to have seen Romanek's version, but Branagh is a great choice.Vulture reports Kenneth Branagh is negotiating to take over directing duties and this seems like a great fit, perhaps even greater than Romanek, who reportedly left the project because his vision was deemed too “dark” for such a family-favorite tale.
s for casting, which had just gotten underway under Romanek, Cate Blanchett is still on board to play Cinderella’s evil stepmother, while no Cinderella has been found yet. Last we heard, Saoirse Ronan, Alicia Vikander and Gabriella Wilde were all vying for the part
Emma Watson in Talks to Star in CINDERELLA | Collider
OOOf, the jury seems to be out. The Jack and the beanstalk flick is getting KILLED review wise...I know the wheels are in motion, but watch these start to dry up.
JACK THE GIANT SLAYER Review. Bryan Singer’s JACK THE GIANT SLAYER Stars Nicholas Hoult | Collider
OOOf like I said. I feel so bad for Ewen McGregor...dude was in Trainspotting...and now he just keeps chasing the dragon.