Continue reading this postFABLE FIGHT: Mirror Mirror vs. Wrath of the TitansIt’s a box office battle of mythic proportions this weekend as remixed fables and fairy tales go head to head. In one corner, Mirror Mirror, a snarky retelling of the Snow White fairy tale.
I think this happens only after the election and only if they lose the House. If they keep the House and Senate majority, they push Kavanaugh through if they don manage that before the election and will continue to tear apart the country. Worst case scenairo is they get Kavanaugh in, pass more tax breaks for the rich to “trickle down,” then RGB is forced to retire due to age/health and they push another turd into the Supreme Court, all while continuing to kill the EPA and the FCC crushes free press..
We get the requisite tracking shot of gorgeous New Zealand, filling in for Middle Earth, and a CGI Rivendell that’s heavy on colour saturation.But there’s a new Hobbit at the centre of this story: the valiant Bilbo Baggins played by Martin Freeman. While Ian Holm portrayed an elderly Bilbo as an empty shell in the earlier LOTR trilogy, Freeman’s Bilbo is a tender and energetic sprout. There’s also just a glimpse of Gollum in the trailer played again by the incomparable Andy Serkis and a great deal of dwarven oral history.Still, it’s a tantalizing glimpse for fans of Tolkien and Jackson.FILM REVIEW: Titanic 3D minute by minuteJames Cameron’s Titanic was always a marathon at three hours and counting.
While still playing, Perry bought 400 acres (161 hectares) of land in rural North Carolina as a retirement plan. Perry grew up on a farm nearby, plowing fields at age 7 to help his sharecropper parents raise tobacco, corn and peanuts [source: Armour]. After pitching for 22 years in the majors, Perry’s dream was to ride his tractor into the sunset.
I did this a few months out before my first marathon, pretty much just to prove to myself that I had it in me. I also would not recommend it to anyone. It took forever, I bonked HARD at 24 mi and I could barely walk for a few days. Instead, a generic fuzzy snarly riff repeats a couple times before Rose howls his way into a tuneless chorus. Somewhere in the background, a lone guitarist plays a sad, wanky solo that leaves you nostalgic for Slash. Rose barks double tracked vocals, an octave apart, about how “It don’t really matter/You can figure it out for yourself” while power chords crunch crunch crunch; there’s no driving structure or engaging melodic arc to be found.Honestly, the whole thing sounds less like the kind of gleefully trashy metallic Angeleno rock that made GN’R famous.