Back in 2012, a movie called Snow White and the Public Domain IP unexpectedly made almost $400 million. And that’s why today sees the release of a second film, Huntsman: The Contractual Obligation Movie (although for some reason the posters call it The Huntsman: Winter’s War. Go figure.) The Contractual Obligation…
In a couple of days, Hollywood will unleash its latest fairytale movie on the world. The Huntsman: Winter’s War is the followup to Snow White and the Huntsman, one of many fairytale movies that missed the entire point of making such a movie in the first place. Is it even possible to make a decent live-action…
We’ve been excited about fantasy fairy tale movie A Monster Calls for months. It’s directed by J.A. Bayona (The Impossible, The Orphanage), written by Patrick Ness (who wrote the source book), produced by Belen Atienza (Pan’s Labyrinth), and it stars Felicity Jones, Sigourney Weaver—and the booming voice of Liam…
Thank your lucky stars, makers of The Huntsman: Winter’s War. You’re going to just barely beat your competition for a completely bizarre and highly overwrought adaptation of a Grimm fairy tale into theaters—specifically, The Curse of Sleeping Beauty, whose bonkers trailer is above.
Fairy tales are everywhere these days. They rival superheroes at the movies and TV, and novelists rush to create their own darker, more relevant versions. But how well do you really know fairy tales? Here are 10 books that will change how you see the fairy tale.
The Witch has been getting huge buzz since the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, where this unsettling horror film picked up a directing prize for Robert Eggers. We talked to Eggers, and he told us the insane amount of research that went into making a film that’s so scary, it crawls under your skin.
In Cursed, a dialogue-free student short by Merel van den Broek and Nicole Derksen, a Disney-esque villain doesn’t quite know what to do with herself when she starts crushing on a dashing hero. Because even when you have magic powers, love doesn’t always go as planned...
We love Disney movies, but many of the classic Disney princess movies leave us feeling that all fairytale princesses are good for is meeting their prince and getting married. Here are ten stories that take on those fairytale stories from a different angle, giving us complicated women who want more than a wedding with…
Now this is an interesting meshing of creator and fable. Disney has purchased Vince Gilligan’s (showrunner for Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul) new Jack and the Beanstalk story. *Insert Jack selling meth to the giant jokes here.*
Oh, that? Yeah, it’s Salma Hayek devouring a bloody dragon heart, among other striking (and oft-NSFW, so be warned) images in the trailer for The Tale Of Tales. The fairy-tale epic is the latest from Italian filmmaker Matteo Garrone (Gomorrah), and it’s debuting next month at the Cannes Film Festival.
Kenneth Branagh's Cinderella was pleasingly silly, and boasted a completely insane cast. But it just can't compete with this 1985 version. See for yourself: That's Matthew Broderick, pre-Ferris Bueller, as Prince Charming. Plus Flashdance's Jennifer Beals as Cinderella, and All in the Family's Jean Stapleton as the…
Has there ever been a movie as sugary as the live-action Cinderella? It's like stuffing your face with cake, until cake is all up inside your nostrils and you have a frosting-beard. And yet, this movie also has moments of actual emotion and believable characterization here and there, which make it surprisingly great.
If you've had a chance to dig into that cache of recently discovered fairytales (and if you haven't, visit our exclusive look at one of the tales), you may have noticed something about them: They are unusually dark. Here's why these new versions might be a little grimmer than the ones you are familiar with.
Maria Tatar is the translator of the newly discovered trove of fairytales, lost for over a century, but just recently uncovered. Ask her all your questions about The Turnip Princess, the history of fairytales and folklore, and anything else you want to know!
A whole handful of Cinderella clips have been tumbling out, each one more covered in sparkles and fairy dust than the last (no, really, Helena Bonham Carter is absolutely covered in sparkles). But no one shines more than Cate Blanchett as the Evil Stepmother, walking her cat Lucifer on a leash.
Catherynne M. Valente's Fairyland series has captured the imaginations of kids and perspicacious adults alike — and now, the fourth volume in the series, The Boy Who Lost Fairyland, is coming out in March. But no need to wait — we've got an exclusive excerpt, in which a troll becomes a boy.
A Wicked movie by 2016? That is both the most exciting and terrifying news all at once. On the plus side, this is a fabulous musical ripe for the screen, but on the downside it's also terrifying to imagine anyone else playing the two leads besides Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel.
Still curious about the singing and dancing, madrigal-like series Galavant? Then take a look at one of the many songs — and a John Stamos cameo. It feels like a Robin Hood Men In Tights-style production of Game of Thrones. But this lead might be hotter than all the Starks.
The more we see of Disney's live-action adaptation of Cinderella, the more excited we get. This movie looks like magic on film. It's colorful, whimsical, but also downright chilling, thanks entirely to Cate Blanchett as the Evil Stepmother. We simply cannot wait to see this.
The very best part of Into The Woods is the super fast, sing-song exposition of the ensemble cast. This work is truly at its best when all the cast is crooning and joking together, and these new clips show it.