Category Archives: Holidays

Replay – Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters

The twenty-fourth episode of The Reel Fantasy Podcast – our Halloween episode – featured 2013’s Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, written and directed by Tommy Wirkola. Feeling a little bit of fairy action burnout, Matt and Drew didn’t find it to be much of a treat. Continue reading Replay – Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters

Episode 63 – Reisen Til Julestjernen

Merry Christmas! 1976’s Reisen Til Julstjernen, directed by Ola Slolum and written by Slolum and Aksel Helgeland, is the progenitor of 2012’s Journey To The Christmas Star. For Christmas this year, Matt and Drew go full Norway, without the benefit of English dubbing or subtitles! This episode also contains a reading of that perennial Yuletide favorite, How The Lich Killed Christmas! Continue reading Episode 63 – Reisen Til Julestjernen

Replay – The Christmas Dragon

The third and final Reel Fantasy Christmas Countdown episode of 2016 was The Christmas Dragon, released in 2014.  Directed by John Lyde and written by Shyla & David Addante, this film starred some familiar faces to Matt and Drew and served quite nicely to round out the holiday season. Continue reading Replay – The Christmas Dragon

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

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 42 – Darby O’Gill And The Little People

Matt and Drew celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day in style, with 1959’s DARBY O’GILL AND THE LITTLE PEOPLE! We’re completely wrong, Sean Connery sings as Draco in DRAGONHEART! All laws should be written as pop songs! A lament for Pony! Davey O’Dill gets Darby O’Gill’s mail all the time!

Episode 31 – The Christmas Dragon

Matt and Drew fly right up Christmas’ nose with 2014’s THE CHRISTMAS DRAGON! Multi-potentialite bad guys, Borntall’s brothers’ names also describe their physical characteristics, Lisa Frank dragons and YEEEAAAHHH!!! Plus, Drew is filled with childlike wonder at A Reel Fantasy Night Before Christmas.

Episode 30 – Journey To The Christmas Star

Matt and Drew explore Norwegian Christmas with 2012’s JOURNEY TO THE CHRISTMAS STAR! People who are named after their job, possible off-screen child killings, boreal peer pressure and Miracle Max: Magic Attorney At Law. Plus, Drew mistakes blueberry tart for caviar pizza, but decides that both sound tasty.