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Everybody's got an opinion about why the notoriously private Kristen Stewart, who normally can't even bring herself to smile on the red carpet, felt the need to simultaneously confirm her long-assumed relationship with her Twilight co-star Robert Pattinson and confess to a potentially homewrecking indiscretion with Rupert Sanders, a married director almost twice her age.
We couldn't help but wonder: What could cause this drop of bombshells? We enlisted the help of an entertainment PR contact, who shed some light on Wednesday's highly unorthodox turn of events.
I'm not sure why, but no one has been willing or able to speak truth to box-office power, so let me try: Robert Pattinson is a terrible actor.
Snow White and the Huntsman looks great and the actors are fabulous. The film gives us everything that it should: beauty, danger, romance, action, fantasy and a rewarding ending. Of course, this movie isn't breaking new narrative ground -- who expected that?
Whereas the Grimm version is notable for achieving large effects with minimal materials, Snow White and the Huntsman achieves modest effects with lavish cinematic tricks and a surfeit of embellishments.
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Well, forgetting to put the term "entertaining" into the precis for Snow White and the Huntsman may have been the first problem.
Since seeing the Kristen Stewart vehicle earlier last week, I've been kicking around a few questions about the movie -- questions that lingered throughout the weekend. (Well, lingered until I watched Game of Thrones and Man Men -- yowza! Then the questions stopped lingering out of a lack of interest. But, now, it's Monday and linger again they do...)
Powered by Kristen Stewart fans, the film's debut points to the fact that Ms. Stewart may be a genuine movie star (Charlize Theron adds class and prestige, but she's never been 'box office').
"Snow White and the Huntsman," Universal Studio's new version of the Brothers Grimm classic fairy tale, isn't the lighthearted Disney-fied movie you grew up on.
The bad news is Kristen Stewart, whose performance seems transplanted from the Twilight films since she spends so much of both looking either bewildered or angst-ridden with the weight of the world on her shoulders when she isn't running for her life.
Snow White and the Huntsman is a failure both as a reinvention and a movie. It earns points for production value, Theron and Hemsworths' respective star turns, and for a promising initial reel that makes promises the film can't keep. But it goes nowhere.
Stewart's version of an empowered and proactive Snow White doesn't spend a moment cooking, cleaning and keeping house for a bunch of dwarves. Neither does she keep letting an old woman give her a poisoned apple that she stupidly eats.
For a movie based on a fairy tale, Snow White and the Huntsman is kind of grim -- or is that Grimm?
I am pleased that the reports from Cannes about the On the Road, Walter Salles' film are mainly favorable, although I have taken note that some say there is no inner world for the characters, that the film has no discernable plot, that it is overlong.