by Susana Polo | 5:04 pm, February 26th, 2013
by Jill Pantozzi | 12:55 pm, September 1st, 2012
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??READ MORE
by Amanda LaPergola | 12:27 pm, June 25th, 2012
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.READ MORE
by Zoe Chevat | 1:57 pm, June 12th, 2012
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.READ MORE
by Susana Polo | 2:03 pm, June 4th, 2012
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.READ MORE
by Jill Pantozzi | 12:37 pm, June 1st, 2012
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.READ MORE
by Susana Polo | 9:37 am, May 22nd, 2012
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?
by Jill Pantozzi | 2:25 pm, May 21st, 2012
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!READ MORE
by Jill Pantozzi | 11:06 am, April 30th, 2012
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.READ MORE
by Jamie Frevele | 1:15 pm, March 19th, 2012
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.READ MORE