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    Default Fairy tales moving to popular film

    It's really on a rise in the movie studios isn't it? I wonder what sparked this trend. I'm thrilled about it on the whole, although I'm sure I'll have some criticisms for the filmmaking. I've yet to see Snow White and the Huntsman. What did you guys think?

    I'm excited because I just spied this at boingboing.net!

    Angelina Jolie makes a pretty credible Maleficent



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    What sparked the trend is Hollywood mining every instance of pre-packaged story they can, much like all the movies the past few decades based on old TV shows.... and even more bizarrely, board games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacGuffin View Post
    What sparked the trend is Hollywood mining every instance of pre-packaged story they can, much like all the movies the past few decades based on old TV shows.... and even more bizarrely, board games.
    I guess it saves on paying a writer. But... board games? What was that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by iwakar View Post
    I guess it saves on paying a writer. But... board games? What was that?
    Battleship.

    I think there's Candy Land movie in the works too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacGuffin View Post
    Battleship.

    I think there's Candy Land movie in the works too.
    Ahhhh, I didn't see that. Wasn't Rihanna a bit part in that? Haven't heard about Candy Land.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iwakar View Post
    Ahhhh, I didn't see that. Wasn't Rihanna a bit part in that? Haven't heard about Candy Land.
    Yes, that's the one.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candy_Land#Feature_film

    But of course I have enjoyed a board game made into a film before:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clue_movie

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