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Into the Woods (2014) Review: “One Midnight Gone!”

One midnight gone on the release date of director Rob Marshall’s (Chicago, Memoirs of a Geisha) take on Stephen Sondheim’s 1986 musical Into The Woods folks! What’s my verdict after seeing it tonight?

Go see it yourself! Most definitely!

A baker and his wife make a deal with an acerbic witch to collect four items from the woods in order to lift their curse and have a baby. Along the way, their storyline intertwines with those of Cinderella, Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, and Jack and the Beanstalk. What awaits them at the end is hardly the ever after most people know. Continue reading Into the Woods (2014) Review: “One Midnight Gone!”


Once Upon a Time . . . Things Went Very, Very Badly

Originally set to premiere this December, the movie adaptation of Into the Woods has been delayed until January 2015. You may have seen its trailer in theaters this summer, in fact, and if you haven’t, here eet ‘tis.

This version of Stephen Sondheim’s (remember Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street–yea, that’s his type of work) musical is set to be rather star-studded (Meryl Streep, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Johnny Depp, Emily Blunt, James Corden, geez, shall I go on?). However, from the trailer, director Rob Marshall and screenwriter James Lapine seem to be aiming for a much . . . happier version? I’m not sure what word works here.  Continue reading Once Upon a Time . . . Things Went Very, Very Badly