Snow White and the Huntsman. I really enjoyed it, though he compared it somewhat unfavourably with the Game of Thrones. Certainly, there were some parallels, but for me they are completely different genres - one is epic drama, the other is a fairy tale.
What does that mean: a fairy tale? I think there is something about fairy tales being more archetypal and multi-faceted. They often don't make a lot of sense at an overt level, yet have many different layers and ways of being understood.
Take Snow White, for instance. Kenny Klein, in his book Fairy Tale Rituals, discusses Snow White as being about a seductive faery changeling, who could be all things to all men - each sees her as the perfect woman, though each would have a different idea of beauty and desirability. So, it is about what makes us attractive, and about varied male perspectives on sexuality, and how a fey could satisfy any and all of them. The book uses this understanding to suggest a ritual for finding true love.
Hotter Than My Daughter, where mothers face both their desire for their daughters to be beautiful, and their own wish to remain the sexual focus of the men around them.
In this reading of the fairytale, it makes sense that the evil Queen glamours herself as an old crone to entice Snow White into eating the poisoned apple. For that is the last guise that Snow White would imagine the Queen would take on, being the antithesis of all that the Queen holds dear.
For example, with the dwarves, Snow White doesn't keep house for them, as she does in older tales. Instead, they prize her because, in her presence, they regain their health and vitality - ridding themselves of gout and coughs, amongst other ailments. The whole land, in fact, is wedded to the Queen - turning black and dead under the evil Queen's reign, and flowering anew with the coronation of Snow White. In this, the tale is closer to pagan ideas of the Summer and Winter king, the corn god who dies and is planted in the earth to grow again in spring, and the way that the land is dependent on the health and vitality of the king, as found in the Fisher King tale.
It's curious to find so female-oriented a pagan theme in this movie, and may go a ways to explaining why, near the beginning of the film, Snow White is heard to recite a modern day version of the Lord's Prayer. Some tidbit had to be thrown to the Christian Right to make this film palatable to them, and with this the whole matriarchal pagan emphasis is slightly disguised. I guess it also helps that Snow White is almost asexual in this version - sharing a chaste kiss with her childhood sweetheart, and then being given two kisses in her sleeping state. In fact, unlike in some traditional versions, it isn't a kiss that wakes her, but rather the tears of a good man.
There is something about fairy tales that lends themselves to this kind of telling and re-telling, with subtle differences or altered interpretations. And that's one of the things I most love about them.