THREE MUSKETEERS MOVIE: STEAMPUNK ROCOCO FASHION. WIN SPOOKY TIM BURTON-LIKE ILLUSTRATED BOOK, S(MYTHOLOGY)!


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Today, we celebrate twisted heroines! Keep reading for a review of The Three Musketeers, the new Steampunk-Rococo action movie, and a Halloween book giveaway.

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It’s nearly the most important holiday of the year. Let’s celebrate with a contest: win autographed copies of a gorgeous book, along with original illustrations, inspired by Greek mythology and fantastical characters.

These haunting drawings were created by Katy Smail, a talented Scottish artist, who has collaborated with indie author Jeremy Tarr. Together have created this fantasy fairy tale titled: (S)mythology.

(S)mythology revolves around twenty-one year old “Sophie” has spent her life in seclusion, fearful of a curse turning her loved ones to marble. But when events drive her onto the streets of London, she must combat her fears and battle the forces that have kept her hidden away. Her adventure takes her from haunted islands to African villages, from the peaks of the Alps to the depths of the Underworld.

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Now, the best part: three lucky readers will each win an autographed paperback and illustration from the book! To enter to win, simply answer the following question and comment on this post:

“Sophie may be young, but she tackles life like a true heroine. Share with us, who is your superhero and what sort of superpower do you wish you had?

Contest is open to US and Canada residents only and ends October 31st at midnight. 3 winners chosen at random. (S)mythology is responsible for shipping prizes to winners.

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The (S)mythology eBook is currently available at a special “Halloween price” of only $3.99 at Nook and Kindle stores. (Also available on iTunes/iBook App, and in hardcover and paperback).

And the authors partnered with the Keep A Breast Foundation to raise funds for breast cancer awareness! One dollar of every book sold for the next month will benefit KAB, so show your support and visit the Facebook page for more details.

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Speaking of heroines… I’m thrilled that Milady the Winter is front and center in the new Paul WS Anderson movie, The Three Musketeers. She’s cold-hearted, and switches alliances at the toss of a dime. But when she’s wielding a sword, Rococo skirts flying, you can’t help but cheer her on.

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Even better: she’s played by Milla Jovovich, who kicks zombie butt in the Resident Evil series (I wrote a review of Afterlife here). Throw in steampunk devices, and 17th century French aristocrat fashion? Sounds like the film was written by me!

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The Musketeers are charismatic swashbucklers, brought to life in fast-moving 3D. The story follows a few Alexandre Dumas storylines: D’Artagnan’s arrival in Paris, and the intrigue of the Queen’s missing necklace.

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Personally, I loved the modern artistic license. Steampunk airship battles. Arr.

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Sure, parts of the movie are ridiculous, but the quick action keeps your attention. I laughed at the portrayal of King Louis XXIII, whining about the color of his man-leggings (reminds me of some people I know…) The servant Planchet, a non-entity in the book, becomes a gay-ish fuddler with some of the best lines.

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Don’t even get me started on the ringlet hair, and grand Rococo dresses with high collars and hoods! The Three Musketeers opens today; go see for yourself. (Thanks to Alliance for the advance screening tickets.)

What do you think of the 2011 steampunk adaptation of The Three Musketeers? I highly recommend the adventure book; it’s one of my favorites.

And don’t miss your chance to win a copy of the Gothic-fantasy book, (S)mythology! What are you waiting for? Simply comment about your hero and coveted power.

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  • Pinku

    la carminame and my girlfriend like you sooo much ^^ we wan to meetyou very badly :$

  • Marie

    Ooohh contest!   my superhero is my aunt because she survived through a lot in her life like the strongest women out there.   i would want her strength as my super power!

  • Miya

    Thanks for the info hun!! 

  • Melissa R

    my superhero is xena! And my superpower would be a toss up between invisibility and the ability to be like “egypt” and then poof! i’m in egypti don’t know what that’s called though

    • Natalya

      Teleportation :)

  • Mandii Ridenour

    I would have to say my mom cuz shes had it hard n always kiks lifes butt when it got her down she makes me think of wonder woman but one super hero power I would like is to fly :)

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      Definitely!

  • Groucheska

    My superheroine is Wonder Woman. She is an Amazon princess who defied her mother to help the world by helping Steve Trevor make it back to America to fight against the common enemy, the Nazis. I appreciate that she is a kind and generous person who believes in honesty and justice. As a kid I would watch the show and I always admire her look with the dark hair, blue eyes, and fair skin…perhaps that is one of my goth influences, oddly enough. The really cool thing about her is that although she’s a beautiful princess and a lovely person she kicks major butt fighting against evil and injustice. Also, since she is an Amazon princess, I think that makes her cousins with Xena, which is super cool.

  • Groucheska

    P.S. My superpower would be that I could do things ultra fast and effectively so that I could help myself and others get things done so we could spend time together doing lovely things, like getting dressed up and having tea parties and various other fun stuff!

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      Love it!!!

  • Diana

    Love it! 

  • Beverly

    My fav superhero is Batman.  Batman Returns is an all-time favorite of mine, but Dark Knight was good too.  Gimme his Batmobile!

  • Natalya

    Well…I really like the Witchblade, or Detective Sarah rather (I am also a fan of the anime version). There are just two sides to her that blend very well together; the justice-enforcing side and the violent, aggressive side. It’s a twisted, sexy way of fighting the bad guys and clinging on to your own identity at the same time.
    If I have a superpower, I would like to warp or change reality so all the bad things in this world will be gone and we will live in Wonderland forever. :)

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      Oh funny – Seba recently bought some Witchblade comics! Love her outfits.

  • MisakiSeXReVeNGe

    In my unreleased book the super hero is the samurai 
    moon child bound in the snowy mountains of Japan searching
    for the lover who has gone missing. 

    She waits for him,,,leaving him clues by playing songs
    high in the mountains that echo all the land. Her power
    is her voice. They both are eachothers hero’s for they
    save eachothers love by finding eaching and never letting
    go but that journey … this quest to find eachother is
    mysterious, beautiful, intruiging, dangerous, and faithful.

    Their power is love. With the strength of the samurai’s
    singing sword of endless melodies his sword clings to
    the echoing sounds of her songstress voice throughout
    the vast snowing mountains.

    Will they meet, will the power of their music and love
    be enough?

    Hope you enjoyed it and good to everyone who entered =)
    Original Story Written By: MisakiSEXREVENG
    (Based On a True Story)
    Book Release December 2012 
    To hear my poems, stories, and more check out my blog
    http://www.reachingheavenssky.tumblr.com

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      Wonderful! Love it!

  • http://suiciderain.tumblr.com Leila

    My favourite hero is Sailor Moon as long as I can think… I like how she saves the world over and over again and fights for her friends and her love! …and I would really like to have her power of making friends…

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      Sailor star!

  • Marjorie

    My favorite superhero is Buffy the Vampire Slayer. She is a very strong role model. And if I could have a power I would love to be able to stop time with no consequences.

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      Buffy! I watched the show growing up ^^

  • Suz

    Thanks for the review – I’m looking forward to seeing this!!!

  • Matt

    OMG looks great!

  • Natalie

    My  superheroine is Corpse Bride because she made the right choice at the end of the film and let Victor go.  I want the power of flying.  thanks for the contest

  • Sandy

    the illustrations are lovely .  my hero is mystique from xmen cause she is badass and her superpower of shape-shifting is fabulous! 

  • Beetlejuice

    Hooray for contests.   I wish I were Alice of Resident Evil, love her and how rad to see her featured on your blog.   Whats better than slaying zombies?

  • http://www.facebook.com/raiden.chan Joy Gutgsell

    Alice from alice and wonderland, and the super power I want is teleportation that way i can go any where

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      It’d save me a lot of trouble, with all the travel I do!

  • MisakiSeXReVeNGe

    P.s. my super hero is my lover who saved my life when I was close to dying. I would want to have the power to fly so I could always come to him.

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      xoxoxo

  • Kiki

    My Dad is the inspiration for my entire life.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=514814860 Elisa Acosta

    I guess I am old school If I could have any super power it would be flight. Save myself some money on trains and I did not have to drive since I do not like it. 

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      I’d love that too…

  • Steph InStitches

    I would like to be able to teleport to any place or time. I’d have to say my hero is my mom. She brought me into this world and she has always been there for me. She is also my best friend.

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      Fantastic! :)

  • Leo

    Superhero(es): certain fictional characters that are too many to name and of course inspirational people (that are also too many to name); power: either having a magic sketchbook with characters that come to real life (cuz i luvs to draw) or mime powers.

  • http://wishuponasmile.blogspot.come tasnim

    Wonder Woman comes to my mind! :’) gosh, seems like it was so long ago.

    Superpower? Invisibility is the key ;) Harrry Potter-inspired! ahaa

    xx

    wishuponasmile.blogspot.com

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      I love Wonder Woman! Memories..

  • http://twitter.com/swankypoodle cheryl kelly

    Blossom of Powerpuff Girls is my kind of superhero. Blossom always maintains her girly side while fighting crime; she can wear a hairbow while kicking villain butt.
    So, if I were to suddenly acquire a superpower, it would be the ability to see into the future. I seem to have a difficult time predicting outcomes, and it lands me in supertrouble.

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      Love it.

  • Sofia.F

    My little brother is my superhero. He shows me what it is to be young, innocent, and kind. If I had a superpower it would be to fly. There’s a sense of freedom in flying.

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      :D :D

  • http://twitter.com/Seraphinne Francisca

    Goku of Dragonball Z? Hahaha, I don’t know. I don’t really have a superhero. But the superpower should be flying, I mean it would be great to fly! 

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      ah yes :)

  • http://twitter.com/twirlynao Missy ~ Melissa

    Do the Power Rangers count as super heros?! I always admired the Pink Ranger in Mighty Morhphin’ Power Rangers, Kimberly! When I was young and watched the show, I definitely looked up to her – a normal person but she could still save the world :)
    And if I could have any power… it would definitely be teleportation. It’d make traveling SO much easier and convenient! 

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      Ah I remember the show!

  • http://www.facebook.com/longtingchan Tina Chan

    I have a historical hero, or rather heroine. She is Princess Pingyang of the Tang dynasty of China. One badass woman…one most definitely too much for Disney. When her father rebelled agaisnt the emperor, she constructed an army which she personally commanded and assisted her father in overturning the previous ruler. She had no raping/pillaging rules and honored women.I just adore the femme fatales of anicient china, so beautiful yet deadly. ♥

    As for the superpower, I’d have to say materialization from thought. Wouldn’t it be cool to just recreate items you’ve seen in movies? Or even that pair of shoes from that really expensive store just from thought? Yeah, it’d be so cool and I would be rich.

  • Rafaela

    Nice book selection(:
    I have to say Kurosaki Ichigo(Manga: Bleach) my favorite superhero! His power to protect the ones he loves is ironic, because his powers spawn from darkness! So I would be this awesome, katana wielding, enigma. Yeah, so he is able to convert all the spiritual energy around him and use it on the bad guys…and I’d get to be Japanese :3

  • Bett

    my superhero is also buffy cause i grew up watching her kick ass.  vampire slaying power. rawr.

  • http://twitter.com/SandyM1959 Sandy Musick

    My favorite superhero is Batgirl……I love the outfit and if I had a power it would be to travel back in time – over & over again…I would never age that way

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      Sounds pretty good :)

  • Lateesha Golden

    My superhero is actually from a manga Revoultionary girl Utena.  Utena is my superhero. She never back down even when she is put in the oddest situation or when she feel like giving up. She is determine and strong willed. A superpower i wish i had would to be able to understand any language.

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      Love it.

  • Zombie

    First time I’ve ever entered one of these! How exciting! :D I’d have to say my superhero is Sonic the Hedgehog. I know it sounds really corny, but he has an incredibly positive attitude that I wish more people had. (Being positive is contagious, and it can totally make someone’s day.) If I could have any power, I’d like to be able to use magic powers of some kind. I really fancy the thought of being able to do things like beathe fire and control the flow of water.

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      I played the first game on Sega!! love Sonic!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sofia-Kjellberg/1163031275 Sofia Kjellberg

    Hate to be a nitpicker….but its really baroque fashions. Rococo came much later..like 130 years or so. Though this movie seems awesome :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=652412751 Carolin Southern

    There are so many female badass characters, like Violet from Ultraviolet, Alice from Resident Evil, Xena the warrior princess, Catwoman, Aeon Flux, etc. I’ve never really liked superheroes that have cool supernatural powers or advanced technology with which to defeat their foes, I like them better when they have to rely on their wits and skill, so my favourite is probably Catwoman – not only does she look gorgeous in PVC, all her badassery comes without magic or too many gadgets – the amount of gadgets really depending on who was writing Catwoman at the time. She’s also someone who isn’t too goody-goody, and has a definite dark side – she’s been a villain as much as a hero. Alice has… well, weird zombie powers, but I like her too. If I could have a “superpower” I’d have a photographic memory. Apparently people who really have that tend to  go mad or die young, though I think that might be an urban legend, but if it isn’t, having a photographic memory without going mad or dying young would be my superpower. 

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      Fascinating – I didn’t know that about photogenic memories. Hahah I kinda am glad I don’t remember everything in my life..

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=652412751 Carolin Southern

        There’s a few things I wish couldn’t remember, but it would also be really useful if I could remember so much more. Like where I leave my house-keys. 

  • Chelsea Haller

    I will be a sucker for WonderWoman.  She was the first female superhero that I knew of growing up and I hooked on to her.  As for a superpower… hindsight and being able to do something about it.

  • http://twitter.com/Lecheesecake Francis Luna

    There’s a few favourite superheros I like, but I would pick Wilhemmina from Shakugan no Shana which I am currently watching. I like her meticulous,caring and strategic qualities. She also cares for Shana when she was training so she can get a contact with Alistor. I also like her quiet personality.

    For me if I received a power it would be; Psychic powers. Being able to use telekinesis,teleportation and telepathy. Its a bit typical sounding but it would be cool, since it would be convenient to levitate, communicate and move objects. Kinda like Jean Grey and Professor X in X-men. 

  • Ddmin

    Three musketeers was a nice film but could be soooo much better. I think if I didn;t read the book I would totally love it but I DID read the book and this movie had the general idea and few key elements from the book, the rest was made up stuff, to make the movie cheap (it is much cheaper filming all of it in three locations with 1/2 of it using computer and made up air ship, sorry but to me it screams – cheap). it is like going to Vegas where everything is made of gold and wonderful, yet, service people have NO CLUE what luxury is and butcher everything with their comedy-like tries to act “as they know”. Anyway, great idea, nice camera work, great cast, costumes, yet what we saw should be only 25% of the whole movie, remake and make it whole and I will watch it. 

  • Ddmin

    It is me again, Ddmin, love the Russian movie poster for Three Musketeers, can I buy it from you?

    D