Monday, March 4, 2013

Who's On Top: Movies 3/4/14













This week here on Who's On Top, 
Spotlight:
Jack The Giant Slayer

Recently filmmakers have been dusting off fairy tales and giving them a revisionist feminist spin. As movies like “Red Riding Hood” and “Mirror Mirror” suggest, striking a balance between the old (and often sexist) and the new (and vaguely progressive) is trickier than it might seem. The makers of “Snow White and the Huntsman” tried to reconcile two potentially irreconcilable ideas— a thoroughly modern miss and an old-fashioned happily ever after — by putting a sword in Snow White’s hands so she could ride alongside her heroic hunk. The results weren’t half bad, even if this butched-up Snow White didn’t magically transform into a genuinely liberated princess. — Manohla Dargis

Top 10 Movies Of The Weekend:
1. Jack The Giant Slayer
2. Identity Thief
3. 21 And Over
4. The Last Exorcism 2
5. Snitch
6. Escape From Planet Earth
7. Safe Haven
8. Silver Linings Playbook
9. A Good Day To Die Hard
10. Dark Skies

Disclaimer: All list and blurbs are from NYTimes.com

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