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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Mondo’s Brave Poster

Mondo, you strain our wallets and our wall space. This one is by Mouse Guard creator David Petersen!

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Interview

Just In Time for Doctor Who Day: The Mary Sue Interviews Matt Smith!

He’s the Doctor. He’s cool. And yes, we got the opportunity to speak with him recently at the New York premiere of BBC’s Doctor Who Season 7 along with Karen Gillan and new Executive Producer Caroline Skinner. Matt Smith is a delight to speak with, he’s got lots of energy and is constantly thrilled at questions he’s probably been asked hundreds of times. So, are you curious what we asked the actor and…wait a minute, did he just tell us what was going to happen to the Ponds??

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Review

Amanda Reviews Prometheus and Snow White and the Huntsman

Editor’s note: we asked contributing writer Amanda LaPergola to write up a review on either Snow White and the Huntsman or Prometheus. We told her it did not matter which movie she chose, just as long as she got in a review within a few days of the movie’s opening.

Clearly, we never learn our lesson.

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Essay

Gods, Monsters, and Viewer Expectations Battle in Prometheus

As director or audience member, it’s difficult to approach a property with as much expectation built around it as the Alien series. In the 33 years since the first Alien film came out, both it and its sequels (of debatable quality) have spawned a library’s worth of critical analysis and design homages. Not to mention, it’s generated a lot of fan attachment. I am hardly exempt from this baggage train, considering that the original 1979 Alien is not only one of my favorite sci-fi movies, but one of my favorite movies, period. As you might have guessed, this doesn’t mean I’m unwilling to call a spade a spade. Or, as is more apt in this case; a near-xenomorphic-mess is still a near-xenomorphic-mess.

Unlike his Robin Hood-turned-Republican-allegory, Ridley Scott‘s Prometheus is by contrast daringly liberal, atheistic, and, dare I say it, pro-choice. This modern vehicle is an existential space horror flick packed with body horror, dazzling imagination, and little rational sense. Like the molecular structure of the self-sacrificing Space Jockey that kicks off the puzzling proceedings, the longer you watch Prometheus, the more it comes apart.

It should go without saying, but this entire discussion is rife with spoilers, start to finish. It’s a “discussion,” rather than a “review,” because I figure if you care about spoilers you won’t read this until you’ve seen it. Even so, you’ve been warned, and in bold and italics, no less.

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Review

Snow White and the Huntsman: Mediocrity is Equal Opportunity [Review]

What is Snow White and the Huntsman? It’s a pretty mediocre story about a hero who is more destined for the role than qualified, has a mythic journey, rallies an army with a single speech, and takes a castle back from an evil queen.

But it’s no more mediocre than many films bearing that description, regardless of whether the hero is a young woman or a young man.

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Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Charlize Theron Talks Joining Game Of Thrones & Mad Max In The Most Awesome Way Possible

I’ve long enjoyed Charlize Theron as an actor but I had no idea she was a legitimately cool person in real life until now. She’s been on a promotional whirlwind lately thanks to two new films, Snow White and the Huntsman and Prometheus, and has been quoted saying some very interesting things. Hit the jump for what she has to say about another upcoming film, Mad Max: Fury Road, and the possibility of joining HBO’s Game of Thrones

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Don't Panic

Charlize Theron: “I Feel Pretty Badass in a Ridley Scott Space Movie”

I don’t remember if I’ve mentioned this on the site lately, but I’m of two minds about Prometheus. On the one hand, Ridley Scott returns to the Aliens universe with a bunch of fantastic actors, two female leads, a characteristically arresting visual design, and more Lovecraftian horror than you can shake a reasonably sized tentacle at. Part of me can’t wait to see how this all ends horribly.

The other part of me watches the trailers and wants to hide under the covers forever and ever and never watch anything ever again. I’m just… I don’t have a lot of experience with horror movies, okay?

(via Collider.)

Contest

Enter To Win A Snow White and the Huntsman Prize Pack From The Mary Sue & Universal Pictures!

We here at The Mary Sue have been greatly anticipating Universal Pictures’ Snow White and the Huntsman, and we know you have to. As soon as we started seeing trailers and footage of stars Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron, and Chris Hemsworth, we were hooked. The film is set to be released on June 1 but we’re excited to bring you a contest for a huge prize package from the studio. Hit the jump to see find out what you could win and how to enter! 

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hold on to your butts

Snow White and the Huntsman May Be Getting A Sequel From The Guy Who Wrote Jurassic Park

Snow White and the Huntsman hasn’t hit theaters yet but like many movies these days, studios feel so confident about their product they’re willing to move ahead with a sequel before box office numbers are in. So is the case of highly-anticipated Snow White adaptation starring Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron, and Chris Hemsworth. They’ve already chosen a screenwriter and we’re not sure which is cooler, the fact that he wrote 2002′s Spider-Man, or the fact that he wrote Jurassic Park

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i swear by my pretty floral bonnet i will end you

You Guys Should Really Watch the Trailer For Snow White and the Huntsman Immediately [Video]

It’s not very often that a trailer for something makes you completely rethink the movie it’s advertising. We’ll admit, we were a little wary of Snow White and the Huntsman at first, especially when Kristen Stewart was cast as this apparent “warrior” Snow White. But wow. Kristen Stewart is a warrior Snow White. And Charlize Theron is a terrifying evil queen. Terrifying. The trailer, after the jump.

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