Which is the fairest movie review site of them all? We at Movie Smackdown like to think itâ€™s ours, and to further our conviction, weâ€™re bringing you a contest between two modern live-action versions of classic fairy tales. Mirror Mirror is a light-hearted adaptation of the Snow White story, with Julia Roberts as the evil Queen making a concentrated attempt to keep the pretty Snow (Lily Collins) a virtual prisoner in her familyâ€™s castle. […]
The Smackdown Is it any wonder that screenwriters, who live in a world of harsh critical scrutiny of their work, credit arbitrations, professional jealousy and writersâ€™ block, would be attracted to stories that humanize William […]
Calling all Anglophiles! Englandâ€™s longest reigning monarch takes on the cleverest subject of her (fictional) realm in this All-Union-Jack Smackdown. Both repackaged and reimagined for the new millenniumâ€™s theatergoing audience — the usually buttoned-up Victoria gets unstuffed and sexed up in a lush period romance/political drama, and Sherlock gets the no-holds-barred no-punches-pulled Guy Ritchie/Joel Silver treatment. Both title characters make formidable contenders for the Smackdown crown; thereâ€™s nothing I appreciate more than a really good makeover.