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Episode #223: A Wrinkle in Relationships
Jenn and Kendyl talk through the film adaptation A Wrinkle in Time (2018), the characters’ relationships, and themes that were changed.
Episode #200: Wonder Woman Is Everything
Wonder Woman (2017) is everything, forever and ever amen. The hosts rave about the film, the female empowerment, and our new queen, Diana. Plus, they are able to definitively answer an old question of the week.
Episode #169: Star Trek Above and Beyond
A packed episode leads to a lot of opinions–some on opposite ends of the spectrum–on Star Trek Beyond (2016), the film series as a whole, and how well it interprets the television series.
Question of the Week: Do you think the next Star Trek movie is going to involve time travel? How could they do a storyline like that without it getting weird?
We also have an episode on Star Trek Into Darkness.
Adaptation #111: Into the Woods of Deconstruction
As fairytale connoisseurs, the team has been looking forward to the film Into the Woods for a long while. Most are extremely pleased, but someone has some issues with the plot.
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For a similar discussions, check out our episodes on Once Upon a Time Season 3, Starkid’s Twisted, Frozen, and Jack the Giant Slayer.
Dream Cast Vlog: The Two Princesses of Bamarre
New Castings for Sondheim Make a Party in the Woods
I was scrolling through Tumblr today when I came across this pretty little screenshot of the IMDB page for Stephen Sondheim and Rob Marshall’s upcoming adaptation of Into the Woods.
Yep, that’s right! The page has exploded with new castings! And I don’t even know where to start! First of all, we’re clearly seeing another star-studded cast as in Mamma Mia and Les Miserables. It’s the price we have to pay for seeing Broadway on the big screen as a Hollywood production. The real question on everyone’s minds, though: The acting talent is clearly here, but can they sing? Or are we in for another Russell “And I am Javert” Crowe fiasco?
Well, James Corden at least has already been tested on the musical stage, with a Tony under his belt. So his casting as the Baker is one less thing to worry about. And according to her IMDB page, newly cast Baker’s wife Emily Blunt was briefly featured in ex-boyfriend Michael Bublé’s song “Me and Mrs. Jones” from his album “Call Me Irresponsible”. And if her bio page can be believed, is known as a “strong alto singer”. Johnny Depp of course had his day as Sweeny Todd, but what about Chris Pine? Or Jake Gyllenhaal? As far as we know, they have never hit a musical note…at least not professionally. And I know that I can’t be the only one with slight concerns.
But you know what? I’m still hoping for a positive attitude. I can’t bear to do otherwise. Because if Disney messes up Sondheim, I think I’m going to cry. Or turn back to Bernadette Peters for some serious Broadway therapy.
Comments? Commiseration? Concerns? Comfort? Post below.
To read our previous article about Into the Woods, click here.
Note: The artwork/poster associated with this article is not the official image for Into the Woods the movie. Adaptation was given permission to use this fan-made piece by its artist, Nathan, whose work can be found on his Tumblr page.
Adaptation #45: Star Trek Into the Bluest Blue
The hosts try to hold back the fangirling for as long as possible in this episode on JJ Abrams’ Star Trek Into Darkness. Dorin brings the Original Series knowledge as they compare the plot, tone and characters to the film, and then decide that Benedict Cumberbatch is everything.
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