Tag Archives: Fairy Tales

The Stunning Costumes Of Mirror Mirror

Movie talk this week has been all about The Hunger Games, but we’re just a few days away from a spectacular display of on-screen costuming: Mirror Mirror. Continuing the entertainment industry’s recent fascination with fairy tales (Grimm, Once Upon a Time, Red Riding Hood, Snow White and the Huntsman…), Mirror Mirror is a live-action comedy/fantasy… Read More

Once Upon a Time vs Grimm

There are few things true geeks like more than a genuine debate about who or what is the best of something. Who’s the best Star Trek captain? (Kirk) Who’s the best Doctor? (David Tennant) So it’s really no surprise that when Once Upon a Time and Grimm, two very similar shows, debuted this fall people… Read More

Review of The Whisper Jar by Carole Lanham

  This past Halloween weekend, I spent my nights engrossed in a book of short stories that was well-written, intriguing, and surprisingly, incredibly hard to put down. The Whisper Jar, by author Carole Lanham, speaks to the little kid in us grown-up GeekMoms that still like fairy tales, but with a deliciously wicked and weird… Read More

Geek Has The Irrational Nonsense Blues

“Mom, is Santa Claus real?” No, it’s just a fun thing to pretend. “Good.” Soon: “Mom, magic isn’t real, right?” Right. “Just checking.” Later: “Mom, what’s a god?” Something like an imaginary friend who hogs all the good stuff and bosses you around, then gets mad whenever you do something they don’t like. “Why would… Read More

The Enchanted Forest Chronicles

I have two boys. I didn’t have to worry (like some of my friends with daughters did) that reading or watching movies about princesses saved from peril by handsome princesses would inspire a “rescue me” attitude. Even so, I did want my boys to grow up knowing that women are just as capable as men.… Read More

Disney Gives Princesses The Boot

At the end of last year, just before the holidays, Disney announced that they would cease making princess movies. Women around the world took in a collective gasp, some of relief and others of horror. The era of the Disney princess was drawing to a close. The actual statement made by Disney executives says fairy… Read More