One fairy tale, two differing stories: Tarsem Singh had to work overtime to pull together ‘Mirror Mirror’ (PG) in less than a year and release it before Rupert Sanders’ ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’ (that movie hits theatres in June). If Sanders’ version of the classic tale is dark and gritty, Singh’s is candy-colored, fantastical, and over-the-top. Julia Roberts plays the evil queen, who has usurped a kingdom; Lily Collins is the exiled princess, who enlists the help of seven rebels to reclaim her kingdom.
Two years ago, when ‘Clash of the Titans’ hit theatres, it was more accepted than openly embraced by fans of the swords-and-sandals genre. Now, we’ve got ‘Wrath of the Titans’ (PG-13), a sequel that finds Perseus (Sam Worthington) journeying to the underworld to free his father, Zeus (Liam Neeson), who has been captured by Hades (Ralph Fiennes). Hades now plans to unleash the Titans upon the earth, leaving Perseus the only man who can stop him. There’s nary a Kraken in sight, but hopefully, director Jonathan Liebesman can conjure up enough epic-ness to satisfy fans.
Lastly, if you’re in the mood for a indie comedy, you can catch the Canadian film ‘Servitude‘ opening up with a limited release. The film stars John Bregar, Kristen Hager and Dave Foley. The movie centers around a bunch of waiters seeking their night of revenge once they discover they’re all about to be fired.