Interview: Atli Örvarsson ain’t scoring no HANSEL AND GRETEL fairy tale

HANSEL AND GRETEL WITCH HUNTERS soundtrack | ©2013 La La Land Records

More than ever, Hollywood is behaving like some hyperactive, post-hip kid tapping a pencil in history class or being put to bedtime, envisioning those usually boring world changers and fairy tale cherubs as pumped-up, sword-swinging, axe-hacking and shotgun-toting avengers who are anything but the stuff of their parents’ musty books. The result of these absurdist revisionisms have given film scores some memorable monster mashes, as heavy metal guitars, ripping electric percussion and blasting orchestras have jammed with the far more sedate fiddles of Abraham Lincoln’s prairie, or the daintily plucked harps of Lewis C. Carroll’s Victorian England. Now it’s time […]Read On »

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TAKEN 2 Highlights this week in Blu-ray and DVD Releases

TAKEN 2 | (c) 2013 Fox Home Entertainment

Your time is short. We know this. So in order to expedite your buying and Netflix decision making, we provide you with a list of the cool and not-so-cool titles coming out for movies, television and everything in-between. So put your feet up, grab some popcorn and check out this week’s selections. Movies: TAKEN 2 – I am a huge fan of the original TAKEN. Liam Neeson is great in the role as an ex-CIA agent turned hired protection muscle that must do everything in his power to rescue his daughter from the white slave trade. It was brutal and […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: HANSEL & GRETEL star Brent Lydic revisits a classic

Brent Lydic in HANSEL & GRETEL | ©2012 The Asylum

In the new horror film HANSEL & GRETEL, actor Brent Lydic plays the sweets loving character (albeit a much older version) from the classic Grimm Brothers fairy tale as he, along with his sister Gretel (Stephanie Greco) end up taken hostage by a malevolent witch named Lilith (Dee Wallace) who has a penchant for making some pretty tasty meat pies at her bakery. Lydic is a familiar face to the horror genre, having also starred in FLU BIRDS and HEADLESS HORSEMAN (for HANSEL & GRETEL director Anthony C. Ferrante). In this exclusive interview, Lydic talks about working on the new […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview HANSEL & GRETEL star Stephanie Greco goes Grimm

Stephanie Greco in HANSEL & GRETEL | ©2013 The Asylum

The classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale HANSEL & GRETEL has been translated on film in many different ways over the years and 2013 looks to be the year of these misunderstood, gingerbread house eating ruffians with four different film versions due out before March (including a big budget one starring Jeremy Renner hitting at the end of the month). The first to arrive is the true horror film version of the story simply titled HANSEL & GRETEL. In the film, our protagonists are teenagers with Stephanie Gretel playing responsible Gretel and Brent Lydic as the erratic Hansel. After an accident […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from the 2012 EYEGORE AWARDS

Alice Cooper and daughter Calico at the Annual EYEGORE AWARDS opening night of Universal Studios HALLOWEEN HORROR NGHTS | ©2012 Sue Schneider

Universal Studios Hollywood held the Annual EYEGORE AWARDS in celebration of the opening of HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS recently. The EYEGORE AWARDS honor horror genre’s top stars and filmmakers. This year’s EYEGORE AWARD honorees included Oscar-nominated Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro (HELLBOY and PAN’S LABYRINTH), Chad Michael Murray (HOUSE OF WAX), GRIMM stars Silas Weir Mitchell and Bitsie Tulloch accepted an award on behalf of the NBC’s hit series, Angelica Maria and Angelica Vale – the mother-daughter duo accepted the award for their role in MUJERES ASESINAS 2 (FEMALE ASSASSINS 2). The host of Syfy’s FACE-OFF McKenzie Westmore was the host […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Robert Carlyle spins ONCE UPON A TIME gold

Robert Carlyle in ONCE UPON A TIME - Season 1 | ©2012 ABC/Kharen Hill

ABC’s freshman hit ONCE UPON A TIME, Sundays at 8 PM, is unlike anything else currently on television. Created by its show runners Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, ONCE posits that the curse of the Wicked Queen (Lana Parrilla) has deposited all of the inhabitants of Fairytale Land – Snow White (Ginnifer Goodwin), Prince Charming (Josh Dallas), Jiminy Cricket (Raphael Sbarge), the Magic Mirror (Giancarlo Esposito) et al – in our world’s town of Storybrooke, Maine, a picturesque community where nothing ever changes. Due to the curse, the inhabitants have no memory of their former selves and don’t realize that […]Read On »

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