Tag fairy tale

The Northman is Brutal, But Anya is Brilliant!

Per Matt When you’re depicting an action-drama historical film that focuses on a medieval Scandinavian legend, which itself is the direct inspiration of Prince Hamlet’s character, you’ve got a great start. But when the movie in question is The Northman,… Continue Reading →

Where Would You Go If You Were Hunting Atlantis?

Part Expedition Unknown, part Ancient Aliens, part Curse of Oak Island and all unsolved mystery, Hunting Atlantis is just the type of summertime escapism that’s welcome during these times of the Coronavirus, when traveling isn’t exactly a healthy exercise.

A Classic Horror Story Creates Creepy Crawlies in Any Language

Per Matt A broken-down RV in the middle of a European forest. No phone service for this group of ride-sharing tourists. An isolated cabin in the woods that is filled with creepy pictures. Hungry, blood-lusting villagers are somehow connected to… Continue Reading →

Raya and the Last Dragon is a Call for Unity in Trying Times

Comics and cartoons have always been used as reflections of the real world. Marvel Comics’ hero, Captain America, took on Nazis during the Golden Age. The plight of the X-Men is a parody of the struggles against oppression and discrimination…. Continue Reading →

The Haunted South: Where Ghosts Still Roam

Per Matt True-life tales of terror tend to thrill me more than fake ones, as the truth is usually stranger than fiction. This is the reason why, once I randomly located The Haunted South: Where Ghosts Still Roam, written by… Continue Reading →

A Little Birdie Told Me to Watch Bird Box

Bird Box is very deceptive. So much so that many people like me overlooked it. When I saw the trailer, I thought it was going to be like another recent movie with kids and monsters. Wrong. Once I started watching, I… Continue Reading →

Mortal Engines: Whimsy, Star Wars and Beauty?

I’m excited about Mortal Engines. Sometimes a movie affects you in ways you never thought. I was intrigued by the title. After all, what the heck is a mortal engine? Once the movie started, I began to see the clever… Continue Reading →

The Shape of Controversy: Guillermo del Toro and Claims of Plagiarism

The Shape of Water has been a huge hit in so many regards. A beautifully articulated and portrayed story of bizarre, forbidden romance wrapped in the trappings of a creature feature, it’s no surprise that the film has received so… Continue Reading →

Diving Into The Shape of Water

What you will think about the new Guillermo del Toro movie will depend on what kind of film you wanted to see. It has been labeled as a fairy tale with whispers that it is somehow tied to the Hellboy series…. Continue Reading →

Guillermo del Toro: Made of Fairy Tales and Fantasies

Per Matt No stranger to sci-fi monsters (Pacific Rim), dark fantasy (Pan’s Labyrinth), horror (The Orphanage), supernatural superheroes (Hellboy, Blade II), high-fantasy adventures (the Hobbit trilogy) and the vampire Apocalypse (The Strain), Guillermo del Toro is a master filmmaker of… Continue Reading →

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