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Hansel & Gretel, revisited

Fairy tale siblings have an ax to grind with witches

Gemma Arterton plays Gretel and Jeremy Renner plays Hansel in “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters.” (photo: David Appleby)
Gemma Arterton plays Gretel and Jeremy Renner plays Hansel in “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters.” (photo: David Appleby)
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Around the world, ask movie lovers where they saw their first movie witch and the answer’s the same. “I was, like everyone, frightened by the witch in the ‘Wizard of Oz,’ ” says English actress Gemma Arterton. “That’s who we all grew up with, right?” Jeremy “Hurt Locker” Renner agrees. And he can top that. “ ‘Wizard of Oz was the very first job I ever had. On stage. I played the Scarecrow. So for me, there ...


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