Jess and Kendyl talk Mary Poppins Returns (2018), how it stacks up to the original, references to the books, and the gorgeous costumes.
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Episode #177: The Women Near the Train
The hosts cover both the book and movie versions of The Girl on the Train and wonder who was really surprised by the ending. But on the bright side, discussing these complex female characters turns out being just the type of deep conversation that they love having.
Question of the Week: At what point did you have your “light bulb moment,” when you realized whodunit in the book? In the movie?
Episode #157: The Huntsman and the Queen’s War
The huntsman takes a back seat in this discussion as Jenn and Kendyl cannot get enough of the fierce fairytale queens in The Huntsman: Winter’s War (2016).
Question of the Week: If the last shot of the movie is indeed setting up a sequel, what fairytale would you like to see incorporated in this world next?
Don’t forget to travel back to 2012 and listen to our episode on Snow White and the Huntsman.
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.
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.