Category Archives: fairy tale

Movie review: Beauty and the Beast (2017) directed by Bill Condon

Product info: Belle (Emma Watson), a bright, beautiful and independent young woman, is taken prisoner by a beast (Dan Stevens) in its castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the beast’s hideous … Continue reading

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Movie review: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) directed by David Yates

Product info: 1926. British wizard Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) arrives by boat to New York City en route to Arizona. He encounters Mary Lou Barebone (Samantha Morton), a non-magical woman (“No-Maj” or “muggle”) who heads the New Salem Philanthropic Society. … Continue reading

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Movie review: Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil directed by Mike Disa

Movie info (from Wikipedia): Wolf (Patrick Warburton), Granny (Glenn Close), and Twitchy (Cory Edwards) are on a rescue mission to save Hansel and Gretel (Bill Hader and Amy Poehler) from an evil witch named Verushka (Joan Cusack). The plan goes … Continue reading

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Movie review: Tale of Tales directed by Matteo Garrone

Movie info: A compilation of horrific renaissance/barroque fairy tales which happen in four small kingdoms. All the story arcs are based on folk myths collected and published by the 16th-century Neapolitan poet and scholar Giambattista Basile – that book also contained  the … Continue reading

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