In a year of grim tidings, Slovak migrant turns to the magic of childhood fairy tales

She still remembers the tales of Ježibaba, Slovakia’s answer to Baba Yaga, a pestle-wielding, mortar-riding supernatural old woman often mentioned in Slavic folklore. And even in her Brooklyn neighbourhood, Kerpcar still celebrates Christmas with her family by watching Three Wishes for Cinderella (Tři oříšky pro Popelku) and The Princess with the Golden Star (Princezna se […]

‘Wolfwalkers’ Review: What Big Eyes You’ll Have Watching Tomm Moore’s Environmental Fairy Tale

Of the various toon heroes Moore has imagined, Mebh feels the most vivacious. From her mischievous expressions, which reveal sharp canine teeth when she smiles, to an unruly mane littered with twigs and leaves, Mebh represents so many of the characteristics Pixar was going for with Princess Merida in “Brave” — independence, determination and defiance […]

Championship season preview: Sky Sports EFL Podcast – Brentford’s recovery, Wycombe’s fairy tale

“Wayne Rooney brought the level of players up around him last season and the longer he is there, the more the young players, in particular, will push on. The youngsters that are coming through there show it’s a great breeding ground but they need to keep hold of those players – and they’ll be thinking […]

10 years on, Recettear: An Item Shop’s Tale is still the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game

The other way Recettear has of reminding you it’s a Japanese game originally designed in 2007 is that it has no idea what mouse controls are, and uses the arrow keys instead of WASD. More recent Japanese games have taken on western-isms like those, but Recettear predates all that. This is a game from before […]

Disney’s wedding dress collection is now available in the UK so you can look like a princess on your big day

And a mother-of-the-bride slams daughter’s ‘clingy’ wedding gown for ‘showing pubic bone’ & warns her not to put on ANY weight.

What Critics Said About

Following the onset of nationwide protests against police brutality and systemic anti-black racism spurred by Derek Chauvin’s violent killing of George Floyd, social media has found itself talking about Spike Lee’s film Do the Right Thing once again. The influential 1989 story, about a pizza delivery guy named Mookie (played by Lee) who lives and […]

Review: ‘Artemis Fowl’ wasn’t worth the wait after all

But when you’re not trying to grasp the frantic story line, you will struggle to think of why you care, anyway. In the books, the younger Artemis is “a criminal mastermind” and something of a pipsqueak antihero. He’s here bereft of those qualities and comes across more as a smug, privileged rich boy who does […]

Prince Andrew ‘compared me to daughters Eugenie and Beatrice’, claims accuser

In a clip released ahead of the programme, Ms Giuffre said of Andrew, who is the father of Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie: “Before he abused me, when we just met, Ghislaine does this guessing game and he guessed right, I was 17 and he compared me to his daughters, saying, ‘Oh, my daughters are a […]

Disney’s wedding dress line is finally launching in the UK for your fairytale wedding

“Our design team worked tirelessly on each of these incredible gowns, as each dress features intricate detailing specifically inspired by the timeless characters known and loved by all of us at Allure and Kleinfeld, as well as our brides. With the success of this 2020 collection in the United States, we are thrilled to expand […]

Nerdy nuptials! Chris Hardwick and Lydia Hearst marry in quirky themed ceremony… and the bride wore pink

‘We were also surrounded by the most wonderful collection of good humans and it was an honor to share this a day with them. More pics to come when we get them!!! Btw @amctalkingdead was pretaped the next two weeks and @atmidnightcc is on hiatus so I can go on honeymoon! Byeeeeeeeeeeeee.’