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Film Review | Mirror Mirror

Whether you love them or not there is something enduring about fairy tales, those timeless short stories that are told and retold from generation to generation. Few come more famous than Snow White, who has a big year ahead of her. In June, audiences will see her remade into a warrior princess for Rupert Sanders’ Snow White and the Huntsman. Before that however, director Tarsem Singh (Immortals) gets first bite of the apple in Mirror Mirror, perhaps the more traditional retelling of the two but not without its share of twists.

Read the rest of this review on Yin & Yang here.

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Film Review | Immortals

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We’ve had many great sword-and-sandals epics over the years, with Gladiator, Troy, and most recently 300 setting the benchmark for the genre in contemporary times. Unfortunately, as with any genre, there are those movies that scrape the bottom of the barrel, such as the modern remake of Clash of the Titans. Tarsem Singh’s Immortals is made by the producers of 300, and trailers have suggested that the look and feel of the film was similar to the Spartan blockbuster. Can Immortals reach the lofty heights of 300 & co or is it style over substance?

Read the rest of this review on Yin & Yang here.