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Months of Meryl: Adaptation 

"This film is in my all time great top 10. I love everything about it. The acting, the plot, the crazyness of life itself." - Sonja

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Beauty vs Beast: Hercules or Hades?

by Nathaniel R

Jason is on vacation so I'm stepping in for this week's episode of Beauty vs. Beast. Post Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast Disney seems to be greenlighting live-action retreads of virtually all of their animated films. How long until casting news on Three Caballeros? I kid I kid... but will second or third tier stuff get this treatment... like, say, 1997's Hercules? Make your case as to who should reign victorious in the comments

Last week's battle pitted The Truman Show's Truman (Jim Carrey) against his fake sugary screen wife Meryl (Laura Linney).

For once, a man emerged victorious in a gender split battle. Endearing baffled Truman took 64% of your votes, though y'all felt disloyal for turning on The Lovely Laura Linney!

I think Tom spoke for most of you when he said...

This may be the only time I don't vote for Laura Linney"

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Reader Comments (15)

I voted for Hercules but lets be honest we are all team Meg.

August 28, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterTom

My vote was a vote against James Woods.

August 28, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterRaul

Tom -- this is why she's not part of the poll!

August 28, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterNATHANIEL R

It really is crummy to see James Woods become such a bitter, hateful old man.

August 28, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterRobert Hamer

Watching James Woods sputter nonsense on Twitter is pretty unfortunate, but it doesn't mean his Hades is about as great a Disney Villain as we can get without one having a song, especially when his explosions are more memorable to me than Hercules's song whose name I can't remember. Art from artist, I guess.

August 28, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterNick T

Team Hunkules, but Hades is a funny and charming villain.
The beauty that the computer animations can't achieve. And make the greek chorus gospel is brilliant.

August 28, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterGwen

Of my favorite Disney sountracks. The ancient greeks knew, invented and predicted everything...

August 28, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterIngrid_Essex

Come on, you always are so biased and vote for the women and this time you turned your back on Laura Linney. How dare you? Traitors! ;_;

August 28, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMe34

It's a shame Hercules is considered second tier Disney, when it's sooooo good!

August 29, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJB

Hercules is an underrated Disney movie for sure. So hilarious! And Hades is definitely one of the most deliciouis cynical villains of all time.

August 29, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSonja

I consider Hercules the second dishiest Disney character (second only to Nick from ZOOTOPIA... don't judge me!), so had to vote for the eye candy.

August 29, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterEmma

exciting contest. do share it. had no idea this one would be a 50/50 !!!

August 29, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterNATHANIEL R

only one of them puts the glad in gladiator #teamherc

August 29, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterpar

I am ALWAYS Team Hot Ginger.

August 29, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJohn T

Is it wrong/weird that Hercules made me realize I was gay when I was just a kid?

August 29, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJase

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