All posts by Steven J. Athanas

"The Annotated Brothers Grimm"

A couple o’ things I bet ya didn’t know: In the “original” Cinderella, one of the evil stepsisters cuts off one of her toes to fit in the glass slipper, and another sliced off a piece of her heel. In the same story, our heroine has her stepsisters’ eyes Hitchcock-ingly gouged out by birds—kinda different

"Don Jon"

This is quite an undertaking—and even a bit of a surprise—for Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who wrote, directed and stars in this film. As the title implies, it’s a 21st century take on the fabled lover, Don Juan. Jon (Gordon-Levitt's character) is a somewhat self-centered guido, whose major detraction (for girls anyway) is that he’s a major