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In Theaters: 'Sucker Punch' Will Try To Beat Up On 'Wimpy Kid 2'

  • By Katie Walsh
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  • March 25, 2011 4:33 AM
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Well if Zack Snyder didn't just win the Release Date Lottery?! His dark, twisted sexual fantasy "Sucker Punch" hits theaters this weekend, opening against... "Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2?" Don't count out the kid demo just yet though, especially with Snyder's debut foray into original material getting jabbed in the kidneys by critics all over the ring. Those are your two options for new releases at the box office though, so maybe you want to check out "Limitless," "Red Riding Hood," or "Battle LA"? No again? We understand. If you're looking for quality, look no further than your home entertainment center, as Todd Haynes' miniseries take on James M. Cain's "Mildred Pierce" starring Kate Winslet hits small screens this weekend as well. Of course there are always art house and foreign limited releases by filmmakers who deserve your support much more than the misguided Snyder (oh, how we weep for the potential we saw in "Dawn of the Dead").

Review: 'Sucker Punch' An Overstuffed, Deadening & Boring Journey Into A Zack Snyder Wet Dream

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • March 24, 2011 7:39 AM
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For months now, through a barrage of teasing promotional materials, one question has remained about Zack Snyder's glitzy passion project "Sucker Punch" – what, exactly, is it? Is it a period drama about a young girl in a mental institution? Is it a dream world thriller a la "Inception"? Or is it some kind of experimental action film, in which characters take on dragons in one sequence and silvery robots in the next? Well, it turns out that the final product is all of these, and none of these things. It sure is noisy, though (especially if you watched it in IMAX like we did).

"I Would Mop The Floor For Zack Snyder" Emily Browning Says About Intense, Rewarding 'Sucker Punch'

  • By Leah Zak
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  • March 24, 2011 7:05 AM
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Actress Jokes She Would Play 'Superman's Dad If Snyder Asked Her, Also Gives Details On Her Disturbing Next Project 'Sleeping Beauty'EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Zack Snyder's "Sucker Punch" is, if anything, a film like few we've seen before: a female-led fantasy action series where a bunch of girls kick some serious ass in a series of highly stylized fantasy worlds in an effort to escape their reality at an oppressive mental asylum. Baby Doll, the newest patient, leads the pack of young runaways and orphans as they fight off zombie soldiers, dragons and machine-gun wielding robots in an attempt to find the five keys to their freedom. We had the chance to sit down with Baby Doll herself, Emily Browning, and chat about what it took to prepare herself for fighting her way through a fantasy and the intense bonds such an experience can create.

Director's Cut Of 'Sucker Punch' 18 Minutes Longer, Will Feature Full Musical Number

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 24, 2011 3:38 AM
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"Sucker Punch" opens tomorrow, and reviews are beginning to trickle out this morning. While you'll have to wait a bit for our full assessment we'll say this: we agree with the general consensus out there. But for better or worse, the film is a Zack Snyder fantasy writ very, very large but even he has to play by the rules. With the studio requiring a PG-13 rating for the film, it was inevitable that the helmer would have to make cuts to get it there. As Emily Browning recently revealed, a steamy scene between her and Jon Hamm got the axe for being too sensual, but it appears that's just the tip of the iceberg.

Emily Browning Says Steamy Scene With Jon Hamm Cut From 'Sucker Punch' To Ensure PG-13 Rating

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 23, 2011 7:56 AM
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The jury is still out on Zack Snyder's "Sucker Punch," the robots and dragons and girls with guns and swords fantasy pic that opens this Friday. And while it certainly looks unlike anything to hit the big screen -- for better or worse -- Emily Browning reveals that she's pissed one sequence in particular got cut to please the MPAA and help secure a PG-13 rating for the film.

Zack Snyder Says 'Superman' Was Not Part Of His Plan And "Came Out Of Nowhere"

  • By Edward Davis
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  • March 22, 2011 3:45 AM
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Filmmaker Says He Can't Believe There Are 'Thor' & 'Iron Man' Films, But No 'Superman' Movie Among This Current CrazeFrom remakes of classic zombie films to CGI-led, testosterone-y swords and sandal pictures, to dark superhero deconstructions and animated adventure movies starring talking owls, filmmaker Zack Snyder's career has seemingly been all over the map, but the connective tissue has been a fantasy element that has consistently run throughout the work including his upcoming ladies-led steampunk fantasy actioner, "Sucker Punch."

Exclusive: Emily Browning Says She Auditioned For 'Hunger Games,' Declined 'Twilight' Part Of Bella

  • By Edward Davis
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  • March 21, 2011 4:15 AM
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'Sucker Punch' Actress Said She Considered Quitting Acting, Which Was Part Of The Reason She Decided Not To Audition For BellaHow did 22-year-old Emily Browning go from the one of the kids in "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events" in 2004 only take only two roles between 2005 and 2009 ("Stranded," "The Uninvited") before winding up in the lead of Zack Snyder's sci-fi steampunk fantasy action pic, "Sucker Punch," which hits theaters this weekend?

Amanda Seyfried Auditioned For A Role In 'Superman' But Didn't Get The Job

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 21, 2011 2:37 AM
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Lost Out On Lead Role In 'Sucker Punch' Due To Clash With 'Big Love' ScheduleThink back to the heady days of 2004, when you first saw Tina Fey's minor classic of the teen movie genre, "Mean Girls." You, like the rest of us, probably thought that the biggest star to graduate from that film would be its lead, Lindsay Lohan, who gave an endearing, goofy performance that suggested a long career was ahead of her. Instead, a whole bunch of drugs intervened, and Lohan is basically now unemployable, leaving her co-stars to lap her in the stardom stakes. Well, not Lacey Chabert so much, but both Rachel McAdams and Amanda Seyfried have become some of the biggest female stars of their generation.

Book Review: 'Sucker Punch: The Art of the Film' Fails To Excite

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • March 14, 2011 6:15 AM
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For months now we've been bombarded with trailers for Zack Snyder's "Sucker Punch." These trailers have been elliptical, at least from a story point of view. Visually, they've been somewhat staggering – quick fire clips of attractive young girls in costumes that border on high-end fetish gear, battling all sorts of mythological or supernatural elements. They dive in between robots, zip underneath monstrous samurais, and face off against towering, fire-breathing dragons.

Retro International 'Sucker Punch' Posters Premiere And Look Familiar

  • By Cory Everett
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  • February 25, 2011 2:16 AM
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While the jury will still be out for a few more weeks on whether “Sucker Punch” is actually any good (or at least until it possibly screens secretly at SXSW), Warner Bros. continues to push forward with the film’s marketing. A few days ago they released a second trailer for the film, which resembles more of a music video and somehow gives you even less information about what the film is actually about. Luckily we can provide a synopsis. Basically, the film centers on a girl who enters an alternate reality with her friends and begins planning an escape from a mental institution where she was put by her evil stepfather who intends to have her lobotomized in five days. From there, robots, dragons, airplanes, WWI battlefields and schoolboy fantasies all come into play as the quintet of girls kick ass in a CGI-filled landscape.

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