Episode 62 – Mirror Mirror

2012’s Mirror Mirror, directed by Tarsem Singh, is yet another updated fairy tale, although plastered over with the director’s distinctive visual style. Matt and Drew both had less-than-positive reactions to the results. Continue reading Episode 62 – Mirror Mirror

Replay – Journey To The Christmas Star

The second Reel Fantasy Christmas Countdown episode of 2016 was Journey To The Christmas Star, released in Norway in 2012.  Directed by Nils Gaup and written by Kamilla Krogsveen, this film went on to become both Matt and Drew’s favorite of the Christmas Countdown season. Continue reading Replay – Journey To The Christmas Star

Episode 61 – Wolfhound

2006’s Wolfhound, directed and written by Nikolai Lebedev, based on the novel by Maria Semyonova, is another super-Russian fantasy film, from a much different era than Ruslan & Ludmila.  Matt and Drew both found a lot to like in this, but agreed that it desperately needed another pass in the editing room. Continue reading Episode 61 – Wolfhound

Replay – Hogfather

The first Reel Fantasy Christmas Countdown episode of 2016 was Terry Pratchett’s Hogfather, released on Sky One in 2006.  Directed and written by Vadim Jean, the film did little to put Matt and Drew in the Christmas spirit. Continue reading Replay – Hogfather

Episode 60 – Warriors Of Virtue

1997’s Warriors Of Virtue, directed by Ronny Yu and written by Michael Vickerman & Hugh Kelly, is totally not ripping off Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles or Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers or Captain Planet & The Planeteers. Matt and Drew have embarrassing levels of fun…with Buffalo Man! Continue reading Episode 60 – Warriors Of Virtue

Episode 59 – Tales From Earthsea

We’re back! A dinosaur story! 2006’s Tales From Earthsea, directed by Gorō Miyazaki, is pretty loosely based on the Earthsea series of novels by Ursula K. LeGuin. Matt and Drew take their second trip into the world of Studio Ghibli and dissect the directorial debut of the founder’s son. Continue reading Episode 59 – Tales From Earthsea

Replay – Dark Kingdom: The Dragon King

The nineteenth episode of The Reel Fantasy Podcast featured 2004’s Dark Kingdom: The Dragon King, directed by Uli Edel and written by Diane Duane & Peter Morwood, adapted from the epic poem, The Nibelungenlied. The general consensus was “It certainly is German.” Continue reading Replay – Dark Kingdom: The Dragon King

Replay – Jack The Giant Slayer

The eighteenth episode of The Reel Fantasy Podcast featured 2013’s Jack The Giant Slayer, directed by Bryan Singer and written by a bunch of people, including long-time Singer collaborator, Christopher McQuarrie. While this episode of the podcast remains one of Matt’s favorites, neither he nor Drew particularly cared for the movie itself. Continue reading Replay – Jack The Giant Slayer

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