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Tarsem Singh’s “Mirror, Mirror” trailer goes for the Snow White comedy angle

Tarsem Singh’s “Mirror, Mirror” trailer goes for the Snow White comedy angle (photo)

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Let’s just say that if “Snow White and the Huntsman” took a look in a mirror, it definitely wouldn’t see Tarsem Singh‘s Snow White flick “Mirror, Mirror” in its reflection. The two are about as different as two movies about the same source material can be, which is good because they’re being released less than three months apart from one another.

“Mirror, Mirror” has opted to go the comedy adventure route, as evidenced by its new trailer. The fact that it opens up with a dance sequence and uses a phrase like “snow way” shows that it’s a very different beast than its more action-oriented counterpart.

Julia Roberts definitely steals the show in this trailer with her spot-on comic timing. It seems like Singh is planning on using her as his major selling point for the film instead of leading lady Lily Collins, who is hardly a household name yet. But also not to be ignored is “The Social Network” and “J. Edgar” star Armie Hammer, who plays “Mirror, Mirror’s” Prince Charming. Even if you aren’t a fan of this trailer, I dare you not to laugh during the scene when he accidentally gets dosed with a “Puppy Love” potion.

At least Collins gets a chance to speak in this trailer, unlike Kristen Stewart in “Snow White and the Huntsman’s.” Though, judging by the quick scenes that Collins did have in the teaser, it makes sense why Relativity kept her exposure so minimal. She’ll likely be fine within the context of the film, but Collins hasn’t exactly been known for her acting prowess in films like “The Blind Side” and “Abduction.” It seems like the better option to lean on Roberts’ star power to convince fans that this is the Snow White film they want to see than count on a relatively unknown actress to carry the movie from the get-go.

“Mirror, Mirror” is slated to hit theaters on March 16, 2012.

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Millennial Wisdom

Charles Speaks For Us All

Get to know Charles, the social media whiz of Brockmire.

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He may be an unlikely radio producer Brockmire, but Charles is #1 when it comes to delivering quips that tie a nice little bow on the absurdity of any given situation.

Charles also perfectly captures the jaded outlook of Millennials. Or at least Millennials as mythologized by marketers and news idiots. You know who you are.

Played superbly by Tyrel Jackson Williams, Charles’s quippy nuggets target just about any subject matter, from entry-level jobs in social media (“I plan on getting some experience here, then moving to New York to finally start my life.”) to the ramifications of fictional celebrity hookups (“Drake and Taylor Swift are dating! Albums y’all!”). But where he really nails the whole Millennial POV thing is when he comments on America’s second favorite past-time after type II diabetes: baseball.

Here are a few pearls.

On Baseball’s Lasting Cultural Relevance

“Baseball’s one of those old-timey things you don’t need anymore. Like cursive. Or email.”

On The Dramatic Value Of Double-Headers

“The only thing dumber than playing two boring-ass baseball games in one day is putting a two-hour delay between the boring-ass games.”

On Sartorial Tradition

“Is dressing badly just a thing for baseball, because that would explain his jacket.”

On Baseball, In A Nutshell

“Baseball is a f-cked up sport, and I want you to know it.”


Learn more about Charles in the behind-the-scenes video below.

And if you were born before the late ’80s and want to know what the kids think about Baseball, watch Brockmire Wednesdays at 10P on IFC.

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Crown Jules

Amanda Peet FTW on Brockmire

Amanda Peet brings it on Brockmire Wednesday at 10P on IFC.

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On Brockmire, Jules is the unexpected yin to Jim Brockmire’s yang. Which is saying a lot, because Brockmire’s yang is way out there. Played by Amanda Peet, Jules is hard-drinking, truth-spewing, baseball-loving…everything Brockmire is, and perhaps what he never expected to encounter in another human.

“We’re the same level of functional alcoholic.”


But Jules takes that commonality and transforms it into something special: a new beginning. A new beginning for failing minor league baseball team “The Frackers”, who suddenly about-face into a winning streak; and a new beginning for Brockmire, whose life gets a jumpstart when Jules lures him back to baseball. As for herself, her unexpected connection with Brockmire gives her own life a surprising and much needed goose.

“You’re a Goddamn Disaster and you’re starting To look good to me.”

This palpable dynamic adds depth and complexity to the narrative and pushes the series far beyond expected comedy. See for yourself in this behind-the-scenes video (and brace yourself for a unforgettable description of Brockmire’s genitals)…

Want more about Amanda Peet? She’s all over the place, and has even penned a recent self-reflective piece in the New York Times.

And of course you can watch the Jim-Jules relationship hysterically unfold in new episodes of Brockmire, every Wednesday at 10PM on IFC.

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Draught Pick

Sam Adams “Keeps It Brockmire”

All New Brockmire airs Wednesdays at 10P on IFC.

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From baseball to beer, Jim Brockmire calls ’em like he sees ’em.

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It’s no wonder at all, then, that Sam Adams would reach out to Brockmire to be their shockingly-honest (and inevitably short-term) new spokesperson. Unscripted and unrestrained, he’ll talk straight about Sam—and we’ll take his word. Check out this new testimonial for proof:

See more Brockmire Wednesdays at 10P on IFC, presented by Samuel Adams. Good f***** beer.

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