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“Snow White and the Huntsman” trailer debuts, looks surprisingly cool

“Snow White and the Huntsman” trailer debuts, looks surprisingly cool (photo)

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The trailer for “Snow White and the Huntsman” hit the web today, and it certainly looks closer to “The Lord of the Rings” films than it does to Disney’s “Snow White” adaptation. Starring Kristen Stewart as Snow White, Chris Hemsworth as The Huntsman and Charlize Theron as the Evil Queen, the action-packed fantasy film seems to be following through on its promises to bring an adult twist to the classic fairy tale.

There are two things that it’s clear that Universal is trying to separate their “Snow White” film from in this trailer. First, it’s definitely not going to have anything similar to Tarsem Singh‘s action comedy “Mirror Mirror” other than its titular heroine. “Snow White and the Huntsman” is battle-heavy, and I personally am glad for it, because if there’s one thing commercial director Rupert Sanders is good at it is beautifully stylized violence.

But it’s also clear from the limited screen time that Stewart gets in the trailer that Universal is trying to emphasize that this film isn’t only for the “Twilight” audience. In fact, Stewart doesn’t get one single line in the trailer. Instead, it’s Theron’s Evil Queen dictating why and how she wants Snow White to die cut against shots of Stewart’s maiden fair transforming from damsel in distress to battle-ready action heroine.

The trailer even had a few shots of Sam Claflin as the film’s Prince Charming (who, as you can probably guess, isn’t so charming after all), but if there’s one thing that’s noticeably lacking from the promotion it’s the story’s seven eight dwarves. Hopefully it’s because Universal wanted to focus on the flick’s main three characters and it’s not because the dwarves are comical, but only time will tell. At least the trailer did include an iconic shot of Snow White passed out in the snow with the poisoned apple next to her hand. But who is it that kisses her to wake her from her slumber?

“Snow White and the Huntsman” his theaters on June 1.

Did “Snow White and the Huntsman” convince you that it’s going to be a fantasy epic to look forward to? Tell us in the comments section below or on Facebook and Twitter.

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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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