Monday, December 19, 2011
Fairytale Movies and Shows
1) Once Upon A Time-
I love this show because it's got a classic storybook feel but it's also innovative, updating things and turning them on their head. It does a great job with characters and doesn't give too many character at once. It's funny guessing which fairytale character is who in the little town and I can't wait to find out what Snow White did to piss off the Evil Queen!
Actors: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla, Josh Dallas
I've fallen in love with this show because I like that they constantly mix Nick's detective work with his Grimm responsibilities and he has to choose which is more important. I also love seeing how the re-imagine fairytales and creatures to tell a similar but different story.
Actors: David Giuntoli, Russell Hornsby, Silas Weir Mitchell
This was a mini-series that just premiered on SyFy and I really wish it had been more than two episodes. It captured what Peter and his band of Lost Boys were about and gave an interesting look at how they got to Neverland. Seriously, make this a weekly series! I will watch, glued to my seat.
Actors: Rhys Ifans, Anna Friel, Charlie Rowe
1) Jack the Giant Killer-
I really love the trailer for this one and can't wait to see what they do with it. Jack and the Beanstalk definitely isn't one of my favorite tales but I like that they used a storybook setting but are also mixing an epic battle ala Lord of the Rings in there.
Actors: Nicholas Hoult, Ewan MCGregor, Stanley Tuccis, Warwick Davis
2) Mirror, Mirror-
This looks really funny though it's hard to tell what it's really about. all I know is Julia Roberts' look hysterical and I'll see it just for that. Plus, it looks gorgeous with all the elaborate costumes and sets.
Actors: Julia Roberts, Lily Collins, Ammie Hammer, Nathan Lane
3) Snow White and the Huntsman-
Is it just me or is K-Stew trying to make up for the sometimes weak Bella she portrays because this looks like it's going to call on her to be fierce. I've always liked her but a lot of people around me have lost faith. This Snow White has an epic fantasy feel a lot like Lord of the Rings. I can't wait to be swept away!
Actors: Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth
4) The Raven-
I love Edgar Allen Poe. He's always fascinated me ever since my teacher turned off the lights in sixth grade, made us lay our heads on our desk and listen to that creepy voice reading A Telltale Heart. So I love that they are making Poe a hero in this story and are using his works to inspire murders.
Actors: John Cusack, Luke Evans, Alice Eve
Other movies without trailers yet:
1) Arabian Nights (2014)- A young commander joins forces with Sinbad, Aladdin, and his genie to rescue Scheherazade and her kingdom from dark powers.
Actors: Liam Hemsworth, Dwayne Johnson (rumored)
2) Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (2012)- 15 years after their traumatic gingerbread-house incident, siblings Hansel and Gretel have become a formidable team of bounty hunters who track and kill witches all over the world.
Actors: Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Peter Stormare
3) Maleficent (2013)- Nothing on this one yet accept that it is following Maleficent, the villain of Sleeping Beauty, through her story.
4) Oz: The Great and Powerful (2013)- This is a prequel to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900) by L. Frank Baum, told from the point of view of the Wizard. It tells how the Wizard arrived in Oz and how he became the ruler.
Actors: Mila Kunis, James Franco, Michelle Williams
5) Peter Pan in Scarlet (2012)- The continuation of J.M. Barrie's "Peter Pan," where a grown-up Wendy dreams that Neverland is in trouble and recruits her brothers and the Lost Boys to go back there and save the day.
6) The Piper (2013)- A bullied high school student unintentionally channels the spirit of the mysterious Pied Piper only to realize the terrifying consequences of his actions are well beyond his control.
7) Sleeping Beauty (2013)- A contemporary update on the fairy tale, where the fabled princess explores her dreamworld while trying to find a way out of it.
Actors: Hailee Steinfeld
There are a lot more coming, including my favorite Beauty and the Beast (with Emma Watson attached!), but these are the ones with information and some actors tied to them.
What's your favorite fairytale? Which one do you like from above?