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Monday
May142018

Beauty vs Beast: Bad Girls

Jason from MNPP here with this week's "Beauty vs Beast" which is tackling the 49th birthday of one of modern cinema's more obscure and under-rewarded actresses, maybe you've heard her name in passing -- a Cate Blanchett? If you have you're one of the lucky few in the know! Okay okay so she's currently swanning around southern France in millions of dollars in fabrics being the grande dame of the movies, so you probably have.

But this week's competition is facing her down with a real buried gem, somebody only the mosy diligent of cineastes has heard of and whose film adaptation of a serious difficult piece of theater just hit theaters this past weekend... a Saoirse Ronan? Rack your brains, maybe that name sounds familiar. Anyway in 2011 these two forces of nature faced down in Joe Wright's (still under-appreciated if you ask me) film Hanna, and here we are...

PREVIOUSLY Last week also tackled a bad mother figure situation with the monsters of the Alien franchise and I think since it was Mother's Day you made the right choice, giving Mama Queen Alien Bitch 70% of the vote. Said AmandaBuffamonteezi:

"No better time to say YAAAASSSS KWEEEENNNN!!!!!"

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Reader Comments (8)

Can I vote for Michelle Dockery, Cate’s easily dispatched doppelganger?

May 14, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJames from Ames

Hated this movie. What was the point of aiming for a PG-13 when the whole thing was just grotesque when not being boring?

May 14, 2018 | Unregistered Commenter/3rtful

I saw this movie recently. Its...not bad for a one off, but it definitely wouldn't have worked as the franchise it clearly wants to be.

May 14, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterVolvagia

I so wanted to love this movie, but alas, no...Saoirse gets my vote though. Very believable as a badass teen assassin (damn this girl has got range)...love those white-blonde eyebrows too.

May 14, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterSoSue

This movie is sooo underrated! Saoirse killed it and Cate won back my heart after the huge disappointments of Robin Hood, Indiana Jones and Benjamin Button.

May 14, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterFerdi

Joe Wright gave Saoirse her start and then handed her Hanna which solidified her amazing talents. We get to see the whole range of emotions from her. No disrespect to Cate but I want Saoirse to win this and trounce her evil Mom.

May 14, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterLadyEdith

Saoirse of cos! No disrespect to Queen Cate, but this movie is not called HANNA for notink!

May 14, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterClaran

Agreed, very underrated. May be my favorite Joe Wright film.

May 15, 2018 | Unregistered Commenterlylee

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