Movie Review: GRETEL & HANSEL

GRETEL AND HANSEL movie poster | ©2020 Orion Pictures

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Sophia Lillis, Alice Krige, Samuel Leakey, Jessica De Gouw, Charles Babalola Writer: Rob Hayes Director: Osgood Perkins Distributor: Orion Pictures Release Date: January 31, 2020 GRETEL & HANSEL is Exhibit A for the argument that it’s possible to make an excellent movie from source material that everybody already knows, so long as the filmmakers have a strong point of view and actually care what they’re doing. Yes, director Osgood Perkins and screenwriter Rob Hayes are bringing us another version of the Hansel & Gretel story. GRETEL & HANSEL actually feels somewhat spiritually akin to filmmaker Robert Eggers’s […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Dee Wallace gets GRIMM again

Dee Wallace guest stars on GRIMM on NBC | © 2014 NBC/Scott Green

Even big bad Blutbads have mothers – at least, they do on GRIMM. In tonight’s episode, NBC, Friday at 9 PM, we meet the parents of the wolflike Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) when he decides to ask an important question of his beloved Rosalee (Bree Turner), who is a foxlike Fuchsbau. In other words,Monroe is planning to marry outside of his Wesen species, which may cause his parents to growl a little bit. Monroe’s mother is played by Dee Wallace, who previously played a werewolf in THE HOWLING, was the mom in E.T. and has many other roles to her […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: HANSEL & GRETEL star Dee Wallace gets her witch on

Dee Wallace in HANSEL AND GRETEL | ©2012 The Asylum

With roughly 196 acting credits, Dee Wallace is an incredibly busy actress that’s always working. Just in the last two years she’s navigated from guest appearances on TV shows like BONES, WAREHOUSE 13 and SWITCHED AT BIRTH to such recent films. independent films like THE JAZZ FUNERAL, THE MARGARINE WARS and CRY OF THE BUTTERFLY. She has also played many iconic heroic characters in her career. She likely will forever be most identified with her role as the single mom in E.T. – THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL but she’s also famous for (among other characters) her intrepid reporter checking out werewolves in […]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 Interview: Dee Wallace looks back on E.T. – THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL

Drew Barrymore and Dee Wallace in E.T. THE EXTRATERRESTRIAL | ©2012 Universal Home Entertainment

Since its release in 1982, E.T. THE EXTRATERRESTRIAL has become – both artistically and commercially – the gold standard for the oft-referred-to, seldom truly applicable “film for all ages.” Directed and produced by Steven Spielberg and written by Melissa Mathison, the film is the story of a little alien who becomes separated from his exploratory team and is helped in his quest to go home, first by grade-schooler Elliott (Henry Thomas), and eventually by Elliott’s entire family, including older brother Michael (Robert MacNaughton), little sister Gertie (Drew Barrymore) and single mother Mary, played by Dee Wallace. To commemorate E.T.’s thirtieth […]Read On »

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