Welcome back, TV lovers! This week, Once Upon a Time featured Cinderella (Jessy Schram) with a shotgun tracking down her stepsister in Storybrooke. Meanwhile, on Agents of SHIELD, Jemma races against the clock to save Agent May’s life, while the rest of the team investigate blackouts by a so-called Inhuman Resistance.
As Halloween approaches as quickly as a banshee on a brisk October breeze, people are getting ready for a night full of candy, parties and, of course, costumes!
The Geekettes are no exception to this annual celebration of the spooky. Last October, we shared an array of costumes past, present and future. This year, we wanted to treat (never trick!) our readers to an adorable retrospective of some of our favorite costumes from our childhoods!
Here at DG, we like to give our thoughts on new releases that are important to our readers. This week, we’re gonna take a look at a cinematic fairy tale – one that is stirring up quite a few discussions among the internet. So what did the Geekettes think of Disney’s latest live-action adaptation, Cinderella? Well, get a hold of your glass slippers and let’s take a look:
So, as you are reading this, I will be enjoying my 25th birthday in the sunny glow of Walt Disney World. And because it is such an occasion, I thought I would do something a bit more personal than my usual list posts, one that warms my heart and celebrates, well, me — as birthdays should!(#IswearIamneverthisselfish) So for those that are curious, here is a list that represents me in all my crazy Disney specific ways, and hopefully puts a smile on your face. Enjoy my top 10 favorite Disney (specifically animated) films of all time!
Ah January, the time where the worst movies go to die. So what is the best thing to do, during this pathetic cinematic month? Well, looking forward to the rest of the year sounds like a good place to start. From a galaxy far, far away, to stories that seem pretty close to this planet, 2015 is gonna be one fantastic year at the movies. So which are the ones I’m the most excited to see? Prepare yourself for one big, epic, insane list–these are my most anticipated movies of 2015!
Disney released a trailer last week for their new live action Cinderella movie more or less based on their animated version. Yes, it looks beautiful. But plot wise, is it anything new? It honestly looks part like Disney’s animated film and part Ever After. The only thing about this movie that looked exciting to me is Helena Bonham Carter as Cindy’s Fairy God Mother. Who wouldn’t want that?!?!
Cinderella has proven to me time and again to be a really tough cookie in books, and I have no idea why this hasn’t translated to screen yet. Think about it: she lost both her parents and had to care for three selfish women for years. Not only would this give her crazy physical strength, it would also give her the toughest skin and patience to deal with anything. There are five books that I love way more than any film version of Cinderella (or t.v. OUAT, you did depressing things with your untapped well of Cinderella plot) I’ve seen.
I love to read; it’s been a hobby of mine since I was a wee tot, and, while I’ll always enjoy a good novel full of interesting, well-developed characters, intriguing themes and an entertaining plot, I’ll never say no to a good short story or poem. It’s remarkable what sort of emotional impact of some artfully-composed stanzas can have, or how an intelligently-written narrative in prose can grip the reader despite its brevity.
In addition to her children’s and young adult books and tales, which range from factual to fictional, Jane Yolen has also crafted some incredibly thought-provoking and poignant little treasures in both her short stories and poetry; I’d like to share some of my favorites with you.
Tons of awesome theater things have happened this week and I have crazy strong feelings about all of them. This past weekend, Hair was performed at the Hollywood Bowl and it may have been one of the best casts they’ve ever put together, Cinderella is getting a new lead who has stellar pipes, and Netflix let me down in a major way.