I have just come from a screening of a very interesting movie. It was an awards screening, meaning the only people in the audience were film industry employees. The guy sitting next to me was the rudest buffoon it has ever been my misfortune to encounter. He and his date talked in normal voice throughout the entire movie, mostly talking back to the screen about what may or may not happen, and what the protagonists should do. In order to escape what was surely going to become an assault with a deadly weapons charge on my part, I moved to another seat. However, this incident prompted me to write an open letter to awards screening audience members. Read on –
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Review Date: 5-29-12
Release Date: 6-1-12
Runtime: 127 minutes
Period: Vaguely Medieval
Costume Designer: Colleen Atwood
Some stories are so good that they just need to be reinterpreted every once in a while. It is therefore no surprise that Snow White has had countless incarnations over the years. The flavor of the latest go-round, Snow White and the Huntsman, is distinctly dark and scary – miles away from the sweet, frothy cartoons and singing birds that have come before. This film is fertile ground for social commentary, and if you are a university-level Women’s Studies major needing material for a thesis, look no further. This is a post-feminist, apocalyptic Snow White, complete with a villain oozing misandry. Sound intriguing?
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Daniel Roebuck, Jennifer Blaire, Faye Masterson and Dan Conroy in Dark and Stormy Night
Ladies and gentlemen, Frocktalkers of all ages! Please come and see the fabulous film called Dark and Stormy Night! Directed by the world-renowned genius, Larry Blamire! Starring a cast of aces! It’s a riot! It’s hilarious! Fabulous costumes (wink, wink)!!! Appropriate for human beings 7 years and older!!! In beautiful black and white! And screening in Los Angeles at the New Beverly Cinema!!!!
Showtimes: Sunday, July 25 at 5:40PM and 9:20 PM; Monday, July 26 at 9:20 PM; Wednesday, July 28 at 7:30 PM and Thursday, July 29 at 7:30
New Beverly Cinema: 7165 West Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036 (one block west of La Brea) (323) 938-4038