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Film Friday: Hansel and Gretel

It’s been a while I know, but Film Friday has returned and by gosh is it a good one. Well that’s what I thought when I heard about a retelling of fairytale Hansel and Gretel. Guess I was wrong.

I usually love a good fairytale remake, Snow White and the Huntsman, Sleeping Beauty, blah blah and the blah blah, so I was uncharacteristically open minded about this particular re-imagining.

Directed by Norwegian Tommy Wirkola, Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters stars Gemma Arterton and Jeremy Renner as grown up versions of the fairytale siblings who, as I recall, followed a path of sweets, ate a significant amount of somebody else’s house that was made of candy sticks and then one of them got locked in an oven.

Well, they’re baaaaaack and they’re taking revenge. On witches. With guns and the like. It feels a bit Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter to me, which is never good, and Renner looks about as wooden as Little Red Riding Hood’s Grandma’s log cabin.

It’s set to open in March 2013, but I’ve done some research of your behalf and Jack the Giant Killer, the remake of Carrie, starring the little girl from Kick Ass, and Oz: The Great and Powerful are all out around that time too. So, yeah, it’s up to you.

Want to know what I’m jabbering on about? Watch the trailer below:

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Film Friday: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

As soon as I saw the title for this film, I knew it was going to be good and basically, I was going to bang it on Film Friday for the name alone. But then I thought I better actually watch it to see if the trailer lives up to that name.

Shockingly, Tim Burton seems to be behind this film and hopefully he’s not being serious, because if he is, I think we may have a problem.

The film-with-the-best-movie-title-ever is officially described as follows:

“Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter explores the secret life of one of the greatest US presidents, and the untold story that shaped a nation.

“Visionary filmmakers Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov (director of Wanted) bring a fresh and visceral voice to the bloodthirsty lore of the vampire, imagining Lincoln as history’s greatest hunter of the undead.”

Just watch it, you’ll understand. And laugh.

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is out in cinemas on 3 August 2012.

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