Cinderella

Review: Letters To Zell

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Review: Letters To Zell

My wedding is going to be awesome. In two short weeks, I’ll walk down the aisle with a man I don’t love, flanked by friends who aren’t speaking to me, and, afterward, I’ll celebrate by killing my stepmother.

I can’t imagine why you wouldn’t want to come…

The main characters of Camille Griep’s first novel Letters to Zell would probably hear the phrase “fairytale romance” and just laugh and laugh. Cinderella’s husband doesn’t understand her, Snow White is engaged to a good friend for purely political reasons, and Sleeping Beauty married a complete jerk who’s sleeping with everyone in the realm except her. And all of that was before Rapunzel decided to chuck everything and move to Oz to raise unicorns.

Who knew that happily-ever-after would be so damn difficult to find?

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Review : Cinder

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Review : Cinder

The fairy tale of Cinderella has been re-told dozens of times, if not hundreds. I’d be willing to bet not many of those versions have androids, hovercrafts, and the part of Cinderella being played by a cyborg in a future version of Beijing where cyborgs are social pariahs.

Marissa Meyer’s Cinder is a tale of princes and princesses and an evil queen, a mysterious plague, and interplanetary intrigue. It’s also a story about having to grow up way too fast, having to make impossible thankless decisions, trying to find your identity and a sense of your own worth no matter what everyone else thinks about you, and teenage romance. With cyborgs.

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Movie Issues: Cinderella

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Movie Issues: Cinderella

Disney has made a career of taking fairy tales from around the world and turning them into giant buckets of money. Well, get ready Disney fans because they are about to do it once more with the release of their live-action film, Cinderella. Directed by Kenneth Branagh and based on the 1950 animated masterpiece, Disney’s Cinderella. Which, of course, is based on the many versions of the story that have been told since 1634. Each version of the story changes for every new generation it touches, and like so many other versions of this classic story, this new adaptation will go down as being just as beautiful as its animated predecessor.

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