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Tuesday
Aug142012

Report: Kristen Stewart Sacked from "Snow White" Sequel

Marianna Massey/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- It's more bad news for actress Kristen Stewart.  On the heels of an embarrassing cheating scandal, the actress may be out when it comes to a Snow White and the Huntsman sequel.

Stewart publicly apologized for cheating on boyfriend and Twilight co-star Robert Pattinson with Snow White director Rupert Sanders after photos of the affair surfaced last month.

Now The Hollywood Reporter says plans for a Snow White sequel are being scrapped -- and instead, Universal will make a spinoff sequel starring the huntsman himself, played by The Avengers' Chris Hemsworth.

While it's not clear why Stewart is being shown the door, Sanders will still direct the Huntsman spinoff, a source tells The Hollywood Reporter. The Los Angeles Times is refuting the story, however.

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Tuesday
May152012

Cast Agrees: 'Snow White and the Huntsman' Ain't Your Father's Snow White

Stuart Wilson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- In a summer of highly anticipated movies, Snow White and the Huntsman is holding its own against avenging superheroes and invading alien armies in terms of buzz. The film, a darker take on the Snow White story, stars Charlize Theron as the evil Queen Ravenna, and Twilight series star Kristen Stewart as the titular heroine -- re-envisioned in this film more warrior princess than damsel in distress.

Chris Hemsworth, who played Thor in The Avengers, also stars as the Huntsman, who is sent to bring Snow White to the queen, but has a change of heart.

Snow White and the Huntsman had its premiere in London Monday night, and the stars made something clear: this is no kid's movie. "It's a kind of gothic, darker more epic version of it, you know?" Hemsworth said. "It's similar to Lord of the Rings and Gladiator more so than the clean Disney fairytale we've seen before."

Oscar winner Theron says the movie "is a throwback to the original darker Brothers Grimm," version of the tale.

Snow White and the Huntsman hits theaters June 1.

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Friday
May062011

Movie Review: 'Thor'

AbleStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Virtually unknown here, Australian actor Chris Hemsworth takes on the role of the god of thunder, and it turns out to be an excellent piece of casting.

You see, Thor is a belligerent jerk, or as his father -- the Norse god Odin, played by Anthony Hopkins -- likes to call him, "a vain, greedy, cruel boy."  And Hemsworth seems as if he was born to play this role.

Thor's reactionary attack on the frost giants proves to be his undoing.  As punishment, Odin banishes Thor to Earth, where he meets an astrophysicist named Jane, played by Natalie Portman.  Back in Asgard, Thor's duplicitous brother Loki is quietly planning a coup of mythological proportions.

Thor feels epic while thematically balancing a comic book sensibility with a mesmerizing aesthetic -- most notably the design of Asgard, which is stunning.

Four out of five stars.

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