ONCE UPON A TIME: Lana Parrilla chats about the Seventh and Final Season – Exclusive Interview

Lana Parrilla is Evil Queen/Regina/Roni in ONCE UPON A TIME - Season 7 | ©2018 ABC/Craig Sjodin

ABC’s ONCE UPON A TIME is now in its seventh and final season on Friday nights. As ONCE UPON A TIME fans know, most of the characters from the first six seasons are still ensconced in Storybrooke, Maine, living out their happily-ever-afters. However, as we learned at the start of Season 7, a few of our heroes went questing and wound up under a new curse in Seattle, where once again, they had to be reawakened their fairytale roots. Among these is Lana Parrilla’s Regina Mills, formerly the Evil Queen, who cast the curse that got the story going way […]Read On »

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ONCE UPON A TIME: Co-Creator Adam Horowitz on the Season 7 reboot – Exclusive Interview

Robert Carlyle as Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold in ONCE UPON A TIME - Season 7 | ©2017 ABC/Bob D'Amico

In Season 7, ABC’s ONCE UPON A TIME has moved its airings to Friday nights, and its main setting from Storybrooke, Maine to Seattle, Washington, but it still has its same fairytale vibe. It also still has former Evil Queen Regina, aka Ronnie (Lana Parrilla), Rumpelstiltskin, aka Mr. Gold, now aka police detective Weaver (Robert Carlyle), Captain Killian “Hook” Jones, aka police lieutenant Killian Jones (Colin O’Donoghue) and now-grown Henry Mills (Andrew J. West) fighting an all-new Dark Curse. Perhaps most surprisingly, in a television industry where so many people move along from project to project, ONCE UPON A TIME […]Read On »

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ONCE UPON A TIME: Co-Creator Edward Kitsis on Season 7 reinvention- Exclusive Interview

Robert Carlyle in ONCE UPON A TIME - Season 7 | ©2017 ABC/Craig Sjodin

ABC’s ONCE UPON A TIME, now on Friday nights in its seventh season, has gone through quite a transformation this year. Then again, it’s gone through quite a few major reinventions since it premiered. Created by Edward Kitsis & Adam Horowitz, ONCE UPON A TIME began with the premise that many characters from the Enchanted Forest – including the Evil Queen Regina (Lana Parrilla), Snow White (Ginnifer Goodwin), Prince Charming (Josh Dallas), Rumplestiltskin (Robert Carlyle) and more – had been deposited by a curse in the small town of Storybrooke, Maine, most of them with no memory of their true […]Read On »

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Movie Review: BARNEY THOMSON

BARNEY THOMSON | © 2016 Gravitas Ventures

Rating: R Stars: Robert Carlyle, Emma Thompson, Ray Winstone, Martin Compston, Ashley Jensen, Brian Pettifer, James Cosmo, Sir Tom Courtenay Writers: Richard Cowan and Colin McLaren, adapted for the screen by Richard Cowan, based on the novel THE LONG MIDNIGHT OF BARNEY THOMSON by Douglas Lindsay Director: Robert Carlyle Distributor: Gravitas Ventures Release Date: March 11, 2016 Scottish actor Robert Carlyle makes his first stab at feature film directing with BARNEY THOMSON. While the setting – urban Glasgow – and the sensibility are perfectly Scottish as well, the movie is more reminiscent of English black comedies like KIND HEARTS AND […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: ONCE UPON A TIME creators Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz on Season 3

Lana Parrilla in ONCE UPON A TIME - Season 3 | ©2014 ABC/Bob D'Amico

Now in its third season on ABC, Sundays at 8 PM, ONCE UPON A TIME has finished its sojourn in Neverland, with Mr. Gold/Rumplestiltskin (Robert Carlyle) heroically sacrificing himself to stop Peter Pan (Robbie Kay) – who is actually Rumplestiltskin’s father! – from controlling everything and everyone. A curse sent many of the characters back from Storybrooke to the Enchanted Forest, while Emma (Jennifer Morrison) and her son Henry (Jared S. Gilmore) had their memories altered to believe they’d always lived in New York. Another curse has brought our people back to Storybrooke, and Captain Hook (Colin O’Donoghue) has restored […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: ONCE UPON A TIME IN WONDERLAND co-creator Zack Estrin chats spin-off

Sophie Lowe is Alice in ONCE UPON A TIME IN WONDERLAND - Season 1 | ©2013 ABC/Bob D'Amico

Wonderland, the absurdist magical realm originally created by Lewis Carroll in ALICE IN WONDERLAND, has already been visited by the characters in ABC’s ONCE UPON A TIME. This means that viewers of ONCE UPON A TIME IN WONDERLAND, the ONCE spin-off that premieres Thursday, October 10 at 8 PM, will have seen the place before, but the characters are all new. Alice (Sophie Lowe) is trapped in an England where no one believes she’s been to Wonderland – and she’s desperate to return so she can rescue her true love Cyrus (Peter Gadiot), who is the Genie of the Lamp, […]Read On »

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TV Review: ONCE UPON A TIME – Season 2 – “Lacey”

Emilie De Ravin in ONCE UPON A TIME - Season 2 - "Lacey" | ©2013 ABC/Jack Rowand

Stars: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Robert Carlyle, Lana Parrilla, Jared Gilmore, Josh Dallas, Emilie de Ravin, Meghan Ory Writer: Edward Kitsis & Adam Horowitz Director: Milan Cheylov Network: ABC, Sunday nights, 8 p.m. Original Telecast: April 21, 2013 There are bits and pieces of other storylines going on in the “Lacey” episode of ONCE UPON A TIME but the larger story is about Mr. Gold (Robert Carlysle) and Belle (Emilie de Ravin). It’s kind of a sad story, but it doesn’t really seem to go anywhere. I suspect it’s mostly about a set up for the big season finale on May 12. Still it’s Regina (Lana Parilla) who […]Read On »

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TV Review: ONCE UPON A TIME – Season 2 – “Selfless, Brave and True”

Eion Bailey in ONCE UPON A TIME - Season 2 - "Selfless, Brave and True" | ©2013 ABC/Eion Bailey

Stars: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Robert Carlyle, Lana Parrilla, Jared Gilmore, Josh Dallas, Emilie de Ravin, Meghan Ory Writer: Robert Hull & Kalinda Vasquez Director: Ralph Hemecker Network: ABC, Sunday nights, 8 p.m. Original Telecast: March 24, 2013 Well, well, well. It looks like we’re taking a step back from the depths of darkness (finally) on ONCE UPON A TIME. “Selfless, Brave and True” may be all the things Mary Margaret/Snow White (Ginnifer Goodwin) normally is, but it’s Pinocchio/August (Eion Bailey) who gets to play those cards for a change. Whew! It finally feels like we’re getting back on track here and it’s about time. We start on October 24, […]Read On »

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TV Review: ONCE UPON A TIME – Season 2 – “Welcome to Storybrooke”

Lana Parrila in ONCE UPON A TIME - Season 2 - "Welcome to Storybrooke" | ©2013 ABC/Jack Rowand

Stars: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Robert Carlyle, Lana Parrilla, Jared Gilmore, Josh Dallas, Emilie de Ravin, Meghan Ory Writer: Ian Goldberg & Andrew Chambliss Director: David M. Barrett Network: ABC, Sunday nights, 8 p.m. Original Telecast: March 17, 2013 Fine. I get it. Taking ONCE UPON A TIME to a darker place opens up a lot of room for interesting character growth and additional storylines. That makes sense. It’s good writing. Fine. But there’s a big difference between darker and the roiling pit of self-destructive despair we find ourselves in with “Welcome to Storybrooke.” Dark is interesting. Despair is merely depressing and depression, with its inherent lassitude is an awfully hard […]Read On »

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TV Review: ONCE UPON A TIME – Season 2 – “The Miller’s Daughter”

Rose McGowan and Robert Carlyle in ONCE UPON A TIME - Season 2 - "Miller's Daughter" | ©2013 ABC/Jack Rowand

Stars: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Robert Carlyle, Lana Parrilla, Jared Gilmore, Josh Dallas, Emilie de Ravin, Meghan Ory Writer: Jane Espenson Director: Ralph Hemecker Network: ABC, Sunday nights, 8 p.m. Original Telecast: March 10, 2013 I have been saying since last season that I thought Cora (Barbara Hershey), “The Miller’s Daughter,” was, in fact, that miller’s daughter – you know, the one that got caught up in the original Rumpelstiltskin story, when her father bragged that she could spin straw into gold. Well, I was right and ONCE UPON A TIME has worked its magical twist once again, and very nicely turned that story on its ear in one intense episode. However, I […]Read On »

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