Tag Archives: Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast (2017)

Beauty and the Beast (2017) Perhaps continuing in the vein of disturbing pretexts for relationships, Beauty and the Beast is not without controversy. The original fairy tale entirely involves Belle being sold to the Beast by her father and learning … Continue reading

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Watching Disney in French

While I don’t love all of the Disney animated “classics”, there are quite a few that I really enjoy and that I would watch over and over again. (Albeit, not as much as parents of small children…) When I was … Continue reading

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The Myth of the Missing Mom – Disney’s (and Pixar’s) Canon (1937-2013)

(Photo credit: Someone with a much more complete and organized Disney collection than me.) It has been said that Walt Disney had issues with his mother. It has been said that writers could not adequately animate adult women. It has … Continue reading

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Hook (1991)

This movie is fantastic – but not when you are six years old. While it is a continued story of Peter Pan and features the wonderful talents of the late Robin Williams, much of its themes go over the head … Continue reading

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Week 27 – Beginning of the End

REPUBLIC OF DOYLE – Two-Part Season Finale Season 4, Episodes 12 & 13 (Return of the Kingpin) (What Doesn’t Kill You) Well, not quite as perilous an ending as last year, but certainly much more interesting! This season of Republic … Continue reading

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Week 14 – Wherein Katy Konservativ Realises She Has Watched Too Many Detective Stories, Not That It Will Stop Her

ONCE UPON A TIME Season 2, Episode 12 (In the Name of the Brother) Of all the shows that I follow weekly, this one is the least like a detective story, barring a few episodes.  In fact, one of the … Continue reading

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Week 13 – Bookcarts and Rule Britannia

ONCE UPON A TIME Season 2, Episode 11 (The Outsider) The bookcart is a very dangerous weapon.  When fully loaded with books, it can take down a vicious and well-armed pirate bent on vengeance. Thankfully, the story in this week’s … Continue reading

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