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Julia Roberts stars in ‘Mirror Mirror’

The movie: “Mirror Mirror”

When: Opening Friday at local theaters

Cast: Julia Roberts, Lily Collins, Armie Hammer, Sean Bean

Director: Tarsem Singh

The story: When an evil queen steals control of a kingdom, an exiled princess enlists the help of seven clever rebels to reclaim her birthright.

The buzz: This 21st-century take on “Snow White” puts the accent on twisted humor — and a resourceful princess who’s hardly a damsel in distress. But it’s only the first “Snow” to fall in 2012: “Twilight’s” Kristen Stewart, “Thor’s” Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron headline “Snow White and the Huntsman,” which hits theaters June 1.

— CAROL CLING

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