Category: Adventures in YouTube
La Belle et la BĂȘte: The Trailer
La Belle et la BĂȘte: The TrailerOh, Beauty and the Beast. Stockholm Syndrome romance, arranged-marriage promissory note, wish-fulfillment fantasy in which the rooms full of possessions pale next to someone asking permission, a story purportedly about looking past the physical featuring a heroine of unsurpassed outward beauty: what a lovely psychological quagmire. No wonder you’re so well-suited to the screen.…
The Sleepy Hollow Trailer
The Sleepy Hollow TrailerIf you gave a 7th-grader a pan of cupcakes during American History, and he fell asleep during a Law and Order marathon while his siblings watched Charmed upstairs and his parents chatted about the historical intricacies of Anno 1790, and then he wrote down his dream and got a magical wish granted by a TV wizard, you’d have this show.…
Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters Trailer!
Every so often, amid the movies that are bad because they missed a script pass, or bad because of their subtext, or bad because of their lack of energy, a Jonah Hex will fall. A movie so ambitiously, gleefully terrible that all you can think is, “Well, that is happening!” Ladies and gentlemen, Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters.…
The Great Gatsby?
The Great Gatsby?The first trailer for The Great Gatsby is out! Full disclosure: I will forever not care about this book, for many reasons. Sure, if Kate Beaton can cut your book to the quick in five strips, that’s pretty telling, but also because sophomore year of high school, it was the book my English teacher that year chose to suck all possible beauty out of, right down to mandatory dioramas.…
Catching up, and also David.
I still have some things from London I want to talk about (including some musical theatre that I saw,, live on purpose, who am I any more, I don’t know), but in the meantime, some things have happened writing-wise and I wanted to round them up in one place! First of all, I’m thrilled to announce that “Things to Know about Being Dead”, published last year in the Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling anthology Teeth, is a Shirley Jackson Award nominee, in excellent company, including Nathan Ballingrud’s story in Teeth!…
Trailer Cage Match: Snow White Showdown
I was going to post my con schedule for this weekend today, but if movies are going to keep releasing trailer after trailer trying desperately to one-up the hype of their rival who is probably not even targeting the same audience they are, then the time has come to stop peeking at bus ads through my fingers and actually look at these movies.…