Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups is the gift that keeps on giving…

[adrotate banner=”1″]If there is one film franchise that deserves to continue forever, it’s definitely not the Air Buddies. But that’s what we’re working with here, so once again let’s jump into the fire of the Air Buddies, for we’re getting a sequel to their prequel spinoff that features a whole new crew of puppies! Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups features a foursome of puppies, and three of them are girls in a good counter to the male-centric Air Buddies (sort of, the boy puppy is still the leader for some reason.) Let’s take a look at the PR buzz:

In the film, the North Pole has a new litter of playful pups! However, when the frisky foursome — Hope, Jingle, Charity and Noble — practically destroy Santa’s Workshop with their mischievous gamboling, they realize the best way to prove that they’re responsible enough to become Santa’s Helpers is to show how well they can spread the Christmas spirit all by themselves. With help from a magic crystal, they start granting everyone’s wishes. But their good intentions backfire when one unhappy boy asks that Christmas go away forever! With his wish impetuously fulfilled, and the joyous spirit quickly disappearing from the planet, Mrs. Claus and the pups have to find a way to reverse the spell — or risk losing Christmas forever!

This cute litter consists of three female pups and one male pup: Hope is the daring tomboy who wears a backwards red cap and rarely looks before she leaps; Jingle is the diva with a bell on her collar who loves to sing, but can’t carry a tune; Charity is the girliest and most self-centered of the pups, with a mistletoe barrette, who has yet to learn the meaning of her name; and Noble is the mischievous only brother and self-appointed leader who is distinguished by a cheeky black spot around his eye.

Will these pups save Christmas and make everyone jingle their bells and shoot their eyes out? Of course! Uh..spoilers.

Starring Cheryl Ladd, Danny Woodburn, Pat Finn, Kaitlyn Maher, Josh Feldman, George Newbern, and Obba Babatunde, with voices by Marlowe Peyton as Jingle, Tatiana Gudegast as Hope, Aidan Gemme as Noble, and G. Hannelius as Charity. Directed by Robert Vince and written by Robert Vince and Anna McRoberts.

This is the 13th film in the Air Bud franchise, the prior films are: Air Bud (1997), Air Bud: Golden Receiver (1998), Air Bud: World Pup (2000), Air Bud: Seventh Inning Fetch (2002), Air Bud: Spikes Back (2003), Air Buddies (2006), Snow Buddies (2008), Space Buddies (2009), Santa Buddies (2009), The Search for Santa Paws (2010), Spooky Buddies (2011), and Treasure Buddies (2012)

Just wait until we get Marvel Buddies, where all the puppies team up in super hero costumes to fight alien puppies with the power of love. You know it will happen. You know it.

Santa Paws 2 Santa Pups

Next year will be The Krampus Pups!

Source – StitchKingdom via @rwmead

Mirror Mirror

Mirror Mirror

Written by Melissa Wallack & Jason Keller
Directed by Tarsem Singh

I killed and skinned a Bjork to wear her hide to this gala!

Mirror Mirror is the first theatrical Snow White movie of 2012 to hit theaters. Featuring Julia Roberts as the Evil Queen, and Tarsem Singh’s distinctive visual style of making every frame look like something you’d use as a desktop background, Mirror Mirror is a beautiful film. But beyond the exterior beauty, your enjoyment of Mirror Mirror will depend on how close you are to the target audience, primarily young girls and their mothers. Mirror Mirror is not bad, there is plenty of action and humor for everyone, but I can see that if I was a 7 year old girl, this film would be the awesomeness. Instead, it’s just good, not great. There are problems such as a few slow spots and a lack of suspense due to the Snow White story being so old and used that we all know the day will be saved, the Evil Queen defeated, and Snow will get her Prince Charming. It’s more of the journey, not the destination, that is important in these cases. While parts of the classic Snow White tale are used, some parts are glossed over, while other pieces are added after being weaved from thin air.

The next guy who calls one of us “Dopey” gets his knees cut off!

Differences abound immediately from the other Snow White, for instead of a Lord of the Rings inspired fantasy, Mirror Mirror is a live action cartoon. The only thing missing was talking animals! Between Tarsem Singh’s imagery and Eiko Ishioka’s costumes, the fantasy world of the fairy tale is alive and well on your movie screens.

Steve Jobs, you bastard!

The scenery is beautiful, from the CGI spectacle that is the castle sitting over the frozen lake to the snow-covered forest where danger may lurk behind every tree. The costumes are amazing, and I could spend thousands of words describing them all. But you really must see them to appreciate them. The opening sequence done in a puppet-style is marvelous, much appreciated compared to all the flat Flash opening sequences I’ve seen in films lately.

And once again, TarsTarkas.NET has sold out and went to an advanced screening for free!

Snow White and the Full Monty

Snow White (Lily Collins) – Snow White is the daughter of the King, who rules over a happy Kingdom. But he is lost when fighting a frightful Beast, and the Kingdom falls into the hands of his new wife, the Evil Queen. Snow is trapped in her room, never to leave the castle. Until one day she decides to… Daughter of Phil Collins, Lily Collins originally auditioned for the role of Snow White in Snow White and the Huntsman, which ended up casting Kristen Stewart.
The Queen (Julia Roberts) – The vainest woman in the world, The Queen runs through the Kingdom’s treasury like a hot knife through butter, driving the Kingdom to ruin and keeping it locked in a permanent winter. Her latest scheme is to marry yet another handsome prince to refill her bank account. And wouldn’t you know it, a handsome prince just happens to wander into the Kingdom…
Prince Alcott (Armie Hammer) – The handsome Prince who is in search of adventure, and he finds one in a Kingdom ruled by an evil Queen and the King’s rightful heir leading a rebellion consisting of dwarves. Also the Queen wants to marry him, even victimizing him with love potions. Armie Hammer plays the Prince so straight-laced and heroic that’s it’s amazing. You can almost see Cinderella and Belle fighting over him just off screen… Also Armie Hammer sounds like Arm & Hammer, so let’s put Armie Hammer in our fridge to see if he stops odors…
Brighton (Nathan Lane) – The Queen’s loyal servant, who was the loyal servant to the King before her. He doesn’t really like what he does, but doesn’t dislike it enough to do much of anything about it. His character is both literally and figuratively a cockroach, though he isn’t entirely evil.
Let’s kick that other Snow White movie’s butt!

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