TV Review: ONCE UPON A TIME – Season 1 – “Snow Falls”

Ginnifer Goodwin and Amos Stern in ONCE UPON A TIME - Season 1 - "Snow Falls" | ©2011 ABC/Chris Helcermanas-Benge

Stars: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Robert Carlyle, Lana Parrilla, Jared Gilmore, Josh Dallas, Raphael Sbarge Writer: Liz Tigelaar Director: Dean White Network: ABC, Sunday nights, 8 p.m. Original Telecast: November 6, 2011 The inherent problem with exposition is that it’s utterly necessary and yet it can lead to some pretty lackluster episodes. Take the “Snow Falls” episode of ONCE UPON A TIME. Presumably, it’s pretty significant how Snow White (Ginnifer Goodwin) and Prince Charming (Josh Dallas) met in their original fairy tale world, especially since Snow’s counterpart Mary Margarat accidentally wakes up Charming’s counterpart – the mysterious John Doe – who has been in a coma since, like, forever. Of […]Read On »

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TV Review: ONCE UPON A TIME – Season 1 – “The Thing You Love Most”

Lana Parrilla and Jennifer Morrison in ONCE UPON A TIME - "The Thing You Love Most" | ©2011 ABC/Jack Rowand

Stars: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Robert Carlyle, Lana Parrilla, Jared Gilmore, Josh Dallas, Raphael Sbarge Writer: Adam Horowitz, Edward Kitsis Director: Greg Beeman Network: ABC, Sunday nights, 8 p.m. Original Telecast: October 30, 2011 Like the good disciples of LOST creator Damon Lindelof they are, writers Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis are happily dropping little hints here and there about the fairy world and the supposed real world of Storybrook, Maine in the new ABC series ONCE UPON A TIME, but are raising just as many, if not more, questions. In tonight’s episode “The Thing You Love Most”, as Emma Swan (Jennifer Morrison) and Regina (Lana Parilla) go head to […]Read On »

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TV Review: ONCE UPON A TIME – Season 1 – “Pilot”

Ginnifer Goodwin in ONCE UPON A TIME - Season 1 | ©2011 ABC/Kharen Hill

Stars: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Robert Carlyle, Lana Parrilla, Jared Gilmore, Josh Dallas, Raphael Sbarge Writer: Adam Horowitz, Edward Kitsis Director: Mark Mylod Network: ABC, Sunday nights, 8 p.m. Original Telecast: October 23, 2011 Once upon a time, back in 1987, ABC put on a situation comedy called THE CHARMINGS  in which the Evil Queen (Judy Parfitt), in a fit of rage that Snow White had survived after all, cast a spell so powerful, it sent Snow, Prince Eric (Christopher Rich) and their two boys, the Queen and a Dwarf, to modern suburbia.  Their confusion with their fairy tale beginnings and real life made for much merriment, but not enough […]Read On »

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TCA 2011: ABC talks about new series ONCE UPON A TIME and its sustainable concept

Jamie Dornan, Lana Parrilla, Ginnifer Goodwin, Josh Dallas, Robert Carlyle, Jared Gilmore, Jennifer Morrison in ONCE UPON A TIME - Season 1 | ©2011 ABC/Craig Sjodin

Dealing the real and fairy tale worlds, ABC’s new fall series ONCE UPON A TIME is filled with the kind of scope that most network’s would be fearful to embark on because of its sustainability. However, Paul Lee, ABC’s Entertainment President feels the show is really going to surprise audiences and at today’s ABC Television Critics Association executive session, he revealed he’s very excited about the future of the show. “We were initially worried we couldn’t sustain it as a full series, but I’ve seen the second and third episode and I’m now fully confident we can sustain it,” says […]Read On »

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Interview: THOR composer Patrick Doyle wields the mighty musical hammer

Thor soundtrack © 2011 Buena Vista Records

Save those puny electronic action scores for mere mortals. For if there’s one composer who’s brought down the symphonic thunder of the composing gods, then his name would be inscribed as Patrick Doyle. Receiving his musical and acting education in his native Scotland, Doyle’s dual artistic threats would strike up a winning collaboration with Kenneth Branagh, whom Doyle beat for an actual billing when both starred in CHARIOTS OF FIRE. Branagh would scantly toil in the background for long, as his theatrical flair allowed him to take a 9 million dollar gamble behind, and in front of the camera with […]Read On »

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Interview: THOR star Tom Hiddleston makes magic out of the God Loki

Tom Hiddleston in THOR | ©2011 Marvel/Paramount

With the new Marvel comics adaptation of THOR hitting theaters today, the film has not only created one new rising star with Chris Hemsworth as the titular character, but also with Tom Hiddleston who plays the villainous Loki (and brother to Thor). For the up and coming British thespian, getting a chance to play this magical trickster was a dream come true and he recently spoke about working on this epic superhero film and fashioning Loki into a formidable villain who will play a major part in THE AVENGERS superhero team-up movie next summer. TAKE 1 On originally going up […]Read On »

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Five THOR Characters or Stories We’d Like to See in THOR 2

THOR - Sif teaser poster | ©2011 Marvel/Paramount

THOR has wowed fans and casual moviegoers alike with its ability to weave the high-falutin’ Asgardian mythos into the otherwise Earthbound and technology-driven Marvel movie saga. Of course we’ll be seeing the Thunder God swinging Mjolnir with a variety of costumed cohorts and once more dealing with the dastardly doings of Loki when THE AVENGERS arrives in theaters next year. Since there are so many other solo adventures the son of Odin might yet embark upon, where will Thor go next when it’s time for the inevitable THOR 2 sequel? Who will he meet? Who will he battle? Who will […]Read On »

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Movie Review: THOR

THOR - teaser poster 2 | ©2011 Paramount/Marvel

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Anthony Hopkins, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgard, Idris Elba, Kat Dennings, Rene Russo Writers: Ashley Edward Miller & Zack Stentz and Don Payne, story by J. Michael Straczynski and Mark Protosevich, based on the comic books by Stan Lee & Larry Lieber & Jack Kirby Director: Kenneth Branagh Distributor: Paramount Pictures Release Date: May 6, 2011 Adapted from a Marvel title created by Stan Lee & Larry Lieber & Jack Kirby, THOR certainly had the potential to be cheesy, what with a race of aliens, the Asgard, mistaken by the Vikings for gods all […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos: From the THOR Hollywood premiere

Chris Hemsworth at the premiere of THOR | ©2011 Sue Schneider

Marvel Entertainment and Paramount Pictures presented A Marvel Studios Production A Kenneth Branagh Film premiere of THOR at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood on May 2nd. The epic adventure THOR spans the Marvel Universe from present day Earth to the mystical realm of Asgard. At the center of the story is The Mighty Thor (Chris Hemsworth), a powerful, but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. Thor is banished to Earth where he is forced to live among humans. When the most dangerous villain of his world sends its darkest forces to invade earth, Thor learns what […]Read On »

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