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Win an Exclusive “Mirror Mirror” Prize Pack – Giveaway

Optionated is excited to offer an amazing new giveaway featuring items from the new film, Mirror Mirror starring Julia Roberts and Lily Collins.

Mirror Mirror is an upcoming comedy fantasy film based on ‘’Snow White’’ by the Brothers Grimm. It is directed by Tarsem Singh and stars Lily Collins, Julia Roberts, Armie Hammer, Nathan Lane, and Sean Bean. The film is a funny and enticing take on the tale and is great for families.  

What You Get:

One winner will receive the prize pack featuring an official soundtrack from the film, a t-shirt, tote bag, snow globe and compact mirror.

About the prize pack:

  • The t-shirt and tote bag features the phrase “One bad apple” from the film.
  • The soundtrack features a score by eight-time Oscar winning composer Alan Menken (The Little Mermaid, Aladdin), along with two new versions of the reworked Nina Hart song “I Believe in Love,” sung by Lily Collins.
  • The snow globe and compact mirror features the title of the film.

About the film:

One of the most beloved stories of all time is coming to life in the motion picture event for the whole family, Mirror Mirror.  A fresh and funny retelling of the Snow White legend, Mirror Mirror features breakout star Lily Collins (The Blind Side) as Snow White, a princess in exile, and Oscar®-winner Julia Roberts as the evil Queen who ruthlessly rules her captured kingdom. Seven courageous rebel dwarfs join forces with Snow White as she fights to reclaim her birthright and win her Prince in this magical comedy filled with jealousy, romance, and betrayal that will capture the hearts and imaginations of audiences the world over.  The film also stars Armie Hammer (The Social Network) as the Prince, and Nathan Lane (The Birdcage) as the hapless and bungling servant to the Queen.

The film was released in theaters Friday, March 30th.

How To Enter:

Send and email with your name and shipping information to contest@bsckids.com. Please make the title Mirror Mirror so we know which contest you are entering. If you follow us on Twitter (@Optionated_) or Facebook you get two chances to win, just make sure you include the name you follow us under in the entry email. We will be announcing winners on April 9th! Good Luck!

Note: Mirror Mirror giveaway items provided by Sneak Attack Media

Upcoming Adaptations for March 2012

March 2nd

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax

Rated: PG

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, an adaptation of the classic tale of a forest creature who shares the enduring power of hope. The animated adventure follows the journey of a 12-year-old as he searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.

  • Cast: Danny DeVito, Ed Helms, Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, Betty White, Rob Riggle
  • Director: Chris Renaud
  • Genres: Animated, Family

March 9th

John Carter

Rated: PG-13

From Academy Award®–winning filmmaker Andrew Stanton comes ‘John Carter’—a sweeping action-adventure set on the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom (Mars). ‘John Carter’ is based on a classic novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs, whose highly imaginative adventures served as inspiration for many filmmakers, both past and present. The film tells the story of war-weary, former military captain John Carter (Taylor Kitsch), who is inexplicably transported to Mars where he becomes reluctantly embroiled in a conflict of epic proportions amongst the inhabitants of the planet, including Tars Tarkas (Willem Dafoe) and the captivating Princess Dejah Thoris (Lynn Collins). In a world on the brink of collapse, Carter rediscovers his humanity when he realizes that the survival of Barsoom and its people rests in his hands.

  • Cast: Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Samantha Morton, Willem Dafoe, Thomas Haden Church
  • Director: Andrew Stanton
  • Genres: Action/Adventure, Sci-Fi/Fantasy

Salmon fishing in The Yemen

Rated: PG- 13

From the director of Chocolat and the Oscar-winning® screenwriter of Slumdog Millionaire comes the inspirational comedy Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. When Britain’s leading fisheries expert (Ewan McGregor) is approached by a consultant (Emily Blunt) to help realize a sheikh’s (Amr Waked) vision of bringing the sport of fly-fishing to the desert, he immediately thinks the project is both absurd and unachievable. But when the Prime Minister’s overzealous press secretary (Kristin Scott Thomas) latches on to it as a “good will” story, this unlikely team will put it all on the line and embark on an upstream journey of faith and fish to prove the impossible, possible.

  • Cast: Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt, Kristin Scott Thomas, Amr Waked, Tom Mison
  • Director: Lasse Hallström
  • Genres: Art House/Foreign, Drama, Romance

March 16

Being Flynn 

Rated: R

Nick Flynn (Paul Dano) is a young writer in the midst of trying to define himself. Though he misses his late mother, his father, Jonathan (Robert De Niro) has been out of his life for 18 years. However, when Jonathan is in danger of losing his job and apartment, he reaches out to Nick. Overwhelmed, Nick nonetheless prepares to welcome his father back into his life, but Jonathan quickly disappears again. When Nick later finds the man at a homeless shelter, he has a big decision to make.

  • Cast: Robert De Niro, Paul Dano, Julianne Moore, Olivia Thirlby
  • Director: Paul Weitz
  • Genres: Comedy, Drama

March 23

The Hunger Games

Rated: PG-13

In what was once North America, the Capitol of Panem maintains its hold on its 12 districts by forcing them each to select a boy and a girl, called Tributes, to compete in a nationally televised event called the Hunger Games. Every citizen must watch as the youths fight to the death until only one remains. District 12 Tribute Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) has little to rely on other than her hunting skills and sharp instincts in an arena where she must weigh survival against humanity.

  • Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Amandla Stenberg
  • Director: Gary Ross
  • Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama

March 30th

Wrath of the Titans

Rated: PG-13

Sequel to the 2010 remake starring Sam Worthington as Perseus, who was born of a god but raised as a man and sought revenge for the death his family at the hand of Hades (Ralph Fiennes), the vengeful god of the underworld.

  • Cast: Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Danny Huston, Rosamund Pike
  • Director: Jonathan Liebesman
  • Genres: Action/Adventure

Mirror Mirror

Rated: PG

One of the most beloved stories of all time is coming to life in the motion picture event, Mirror Mirror. A fresh and funny retelling of the Snow White legend, Mirror Mirror features breakout star Lily Collins (The Blind Side) as Snow White, a princess in exile, and Oscar®-winner Julia Roberts as the evil Queen who ruthlessly rules her captured kingdom. Seven courageous rebel dwarfs join forces with Snow White as she fights to reclaim her birthright and win her Prince in this magical adventure comedy filled with jealousy, romance, and betrayal that will capture the hearts and imaginations of audiences the world over. The film also stars Armie Hammer (The Social Network) as the Prince, and Nathan Lane (The Birdcage) as the hapless and bungling servant to the Queen.

  • Cast: Julia Roberts, Lily Collins, Armie Hammer, Sean Bean, Nathan Lane, Robert Emms
  • Director: Tarsem Singh
  • Genres: Sci-Fi/Fantasy

Goon

Rated: R

Though a misfit among his brainy family members, Massachusetts bouncer Doug Glatt (Seann William Scott) has a knockout punch that lands him a spot on a minor-league Canadian hockey team.

  • Cast: Seann William Scott, Jay Baruchel, Alison Pill, Marc-André Grondin, Kim Coates, Eugene Levy, Liev Schreiber
  • Director: Michael Dowse
  • Genres: Comedy

TV SHOWS:

GCB (formerly titled Good Christian Bitches and then Good Christian Belles) is an American comedy-drama television series created and written by Robert Harling, produced by Darren Star, and starring Kristin Chenoweth, Leslie Bibb,Jennifer Aspen, Miriam Shor, Marisol Nichols and Annie Potts. The series is based on the book Good Christian Bitches by Kim Gatlin.

Debut: March 4th

Network: ABC

The series follows Amanda Vaughn (Leslie Bibb), former high-school “Queen Bitch,” a recently widowed mother of two, who returns to her hometown of Highland Park, Texas, an enclave of Dallas. Formerly rich, Amanda lost everything when her husband was exposed as stealing billions of dollars from investors and died in a car crash with his mistress. She meets the former schoolmates she used to mock: Carlene Cockburn (Kristin Chenoweth), the new “Queen Bitch,”; Sharon Peacham (Jennifer Aspen), who was beautiful in high school and is now heavy and insecure and does the bulk of Carlene’s bidding; glamorous gossip queen Cricket Caruth-Reilly (Miriam Shor), whose husband, Blake (Mark Deklin), is gay; and Heather Cruz (Marisol Nichols), a powerful Dallas real-estate agent.

Amanda and her teenage children move in with her 50-something mother Gigi Stopper (Annie Potts), who tries to influence Amanda’s parenting and style choices, and gives her advice about strategic maneuvering among these women. While Amanda has grown considerably since high school and wants to move on with her life, Carlene and the others still resent Amanda. They don’t believe she’s changed and are out to drive her away.

 

First TV spot for Mirror Mirror Revealed

To paraphrase the Dark Knight Begins movie series, these are not the movies we needs, but the one we deserve. Cashing in on the public domain stories, Tarem Singh’s Mirror Mirror goes slightly against the mainstream trend and opts to be a spirited adventure comedy instead of going all dark and gritty; which is weird considering that Singh directed Immortals with the zombie Titans.

The movie which will release on March 30 will star Roberts as the Queen, Lily Collins as Snow White, Armie Hammer as Prince Alcott, Sean Bean as the King; Winter is Coming; and Nathan Lane as the Queen’s bungling servant, Brighton. In this adaptation of the Brothers Grimm story Snow White, an evil queen steals control of a kingdom and the exiled princess enlists the help of seven resourceful rebels to win back her birthright in this cartoon-like, slapstick comedy filled with jealousy, romance and betrayal.

Singh’s Mirror Mirror will get first crack at audiences as it’ll be released well before Rupert Sanders’ Snow White and the Huntsman. I’m honestly wouldn’t be surprised if there’s a third Snow White movie in the works that I’m not aware of, but I’ve ranted a bit about my suspicions as to why we’re seeing all these fairy tale revisions here

“Cashing in on the likes of the largest market in the world with disposable income; nerds and 14 year old girls; more and more shows and movies have been focusing on fairy tales. This I believe is based on the popularity of a series of comics called Fables.”

“Looking towards the instant win section for comics, “Fables” and all the characters that are used in the story are part of public domain. So why wouldn’t the industry cash in?”

For a more in depth analysis, check out how the two Snow White movies compare thus far here in Battle of the Snow Whites.

As the first television spot for Mirror Mirror, what’s shown is weak by comparison to the official trailers opening sequence. In Bollywood style, the official trailer opens with a dance sequence and catchy ditty that hitches a ride on the subconscious. This is worse than last song syndrome, it’s new infectious song syndrome. “I believe, I believe, I believe in love, in love.” What I don’t believe is why I can’t find the song online. I know that the song is called “I believe” by Iranian singer Googoosh, but it seems to be a contemporary cover of the actual song. I blame this on Alan Menken, the scorer of this film for dropping the beats. Menken’s known for creating some of the most audibly addictive sounds, having covered music for many a Disney movie to broadwas musicals. The songs are so prolific in my short term memory, that I have to play the song trump game to get rid of some. In my case, “I believe” is trumped by Dr. Steel’s “Singularity” that’s beaten by Basement Jaxx “Take me back to your house” which has to be replaced with Katy Perry’s “E.T.” minus Kanye, then a U Penn Off the Beat capella of Sarah McLachlan’s Possession. All which then burns in me until I fall unconscious for being this crazy to begin with.

So until the Mirror Mirror comes out; or the official soundtrack; I’m going to go crazy with a fraction of a song stuck in my head. For all I know, it’s just a song that’s appearing in the trailer only which will cause my insanity to grow.

Check out the trailer and tv spot for Mirror Mirror below

Mirror Mirror Official Trailer

Mirror Mirror TV Spot

Battle of the Snow Whites: To the Pain!

For some reason, two studios had the same idea to remake something that doesn’t need to be remade at all, ever again. How very studio-like of them. In the next several months we will be treated to two different versions of Snow White. Elena and I are each championing a different incarnation for this point by point discussion; may the best useless fairytale re-imagining win.

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Behind The Scenes Pictures Released for Mirror Mirror

Courtesy of Relativity Media, via The Hollywood Reporter, new behind the scenes images from Tarsem Singh’s Mirror Mirror have been released. Mirror Mirror is the live-action adaptation of Snow White, but should not be confused with the competing Snow White film featuring Kristen Stewart.  Continue reading