Episode #157: The Huntsman and the Queen’s War

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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.

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Vlog: Five Best Fairy Tale Adaptations

In which Jessica lists our top choices for fairy tales on screen – from classic tellings to “historical” renditions!

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Once Upon a Time at ComicCon…

Once upon a time there was a magical festival, where people could gather and celebrate their love of TV shows, movies and series.  This annual event allows fans to meet royalty and hear them prophesize the future.

What is this festival, you ask?

ComicCon: imparting joy to every fangirl and fanboy since 1970.  And fans of ABC’s Once Upon a Time should be particularly joyous, as the related panel unleashed a slew of enticing tidbits about the upcoming second season.

In the last few weeks, we have posted quite a few updates about our favorite fairy tale show: we’ve heard about casting for Mulan and Sleeping Beauty, ties with the show Lost, and even been graced with Regina’s origin story—and a sneak peek of a certain hooked villain.  So what possible news could come out at ComicCon’s Once Upon a Time panel?

Answer?  A whole heck of a lot.  Allow me to recap:

First off, I think we all need to give a rousing round of applause for this absolutely amazing video, advertising the Singlebrooke Dating Service.  I laughed; I chuckled, and then finished it off with a nice round of chortles.

Secondly, the producers and actors of Once Upon a Time gave us quite a few revelations to look forward to, such as:

1.)  The identity of Henry’s father,

2.)  Who the heck Dr. Whale actually is (in the fairy tales),

3.)  Whatever happened to Baelfire

AND

4.)  Who Henry’s father is.

Oh wait, did I just repeat myself?  Maybe that’s because I am completely stoked about what this information might mean for the plotline of Season 2.  And the rumors are already flying: is it Baelfire?  Or a character yet to be introduced?  Will he be villainous, as Emma has already intimated?  Or is he another eager member of Operation Cobra?

UPDATE (07/14): Watch the OUAT Comic Con panel on YouTube, Part 1 and Part 2

Apparently, these are all questions for us to discover in season two, as the only ones already in the loop are the producers and Emma Swan herself.  But what do you think?  Give us your guesses below!

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Adaptation #11: Things Disney Taught Us

In episode #11 discussion of Snow White and the Huntsman and the novel Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter leads to talk of awkward accents, hot archers, and history lessons from fiction novels. Plus some lessons that Disney probably shouldn’t have taught us.

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Adaptation #9: Snow White and the Stranger Danger

Everyone is back to talk about the Grimm Brothers’ Little Snow White and Tarsem Singh’s Mirror, Mirror (2012) plus many other interesting and occasionally disturbing adaptations of the classic fairytale.