Surprised Squirrel, Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, and Bud's Black Crown
Posted 1/25/2013 3:00:00 PM

Now we at the DGS blog present the single greatest OH CRAP moment in animal documentary history, courtesy of a squirrel that is destined to become very, very famous on the internet.

A year ago, Budweiser asked its 12 brewmasters to envision their own unique version of one of the world’s most iconic beers. After 12 recipes, six beers brewed for national sampling, and 25,000 opinions, the experiment has resulted in a new golden amber lager based on the voice of the people: Budweiser Black Crown, a new brand available for purchase St. Louis now.

In suitable fashion for the King of Beers, Budweiser Black Crown will take its place on the national stage less than two weeks later when its first 30‐second television advertisement airs during Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday, Feb. 3.

Last week STL Mag’s George Mahe brought in some samples for us in a very cool briefcase. Check out the Blues Brothers-style pictures on today’s blog. Mahe is back in studio today at 4:35, but I don’t think he’s bringing in more beer. Note to George: always bring beer.

There’s a new movie out this weekend with a goofy premise, but I have good news; it fully embraces this goofiness.

In HANSEL AND GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS, Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton play the fairytale characters Hansel and Gretel, who killed a witch in a gingerbread house when they were kids.

Now that they're all grown up, they're mercenaries who make their living killing witches, because why not?

You know Gemma from the Bond movie Quantum of Solace where she was Special Agent ‘Strawberry’ Fields. She was also in the great indie flick Tamara Drewe.

And of course Jeremy is from The Hurt Locker, The Town, the latest Bourne Film (Legacy, which I enjoyed) and he’s Hawkeye, arguably the weakest member of "The Avengers".

Famke Janssen from the X-Men movies is the main witch. She makes a great villain.

I really had a ball watching this one, in 3D, on an IMAX screen.

Famke, Gemma, and Jeremy are committed to the craziness, it's pretty funny, and the special effects are well done.This would have fit right in during the summer of 1985.

One of the only things I didn’t dig was the ultra-short 88 minute run time, which brings some editing issues to the last act. I hope the Blu-ray features a version with a longer run time, and maybe an isolated score. The score is great!

I’d like to see 10,000 sequels, but as it stands I’m happy we at least have this one.

GO SEE THIS FLICK! It’s a whole lot of witch killing, troll fighting, badass steampunk action fun.

Posted By: Max Foizey  

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  1. Derek posted on 01/25/2013 05:28 PM
    Sounds like Max believes in the animal conspiracy and the squirrels are the ring leaders. Reference Tim Bedore comedian vague but true
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