Posts Tagged ‘musical’
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MOVIE REVIEWS
 
Flamboyant German pig Gunter (voiced by Nick Kroll) lets loose on Lady Gaga in "Sing," a 2016 Illumination Entertainment release.

Sing

“Sing” is sure to get kids shimmying and singing along. The adults rounding them up will recognize stage fright when it comes to the movie singing its own tune.

Reeling Backward: Little Shop of Horrors

The joy in watching, and rewatching, “Little Shop of Horrors” is that the cast has fun right along with the audience.

Cinema Blind Spots: Nashville (1975)

Forty years after the release of Robert Altman's country classic "Nashville," Austin tells us his thoughts once he sees it for the first time!
Julius J. Carry III stars as Sho'Nuff in "The Last Dragon," a 1985 TriStar Pictures release.

Class of 1985: “The Last Dragon”

Striking a funky, daffy, multi-genre, low-budget sweet spot, “The Last Dragon” takes an inner-city poke at the hero’s journey without taking the piss out of it.

Into the Woods

Disney's big-screen adaptation of the Broadway musical "Into the Woods" has plenty of charm and charisma to cover the tiredness of the film's premise.
Academy Award nominee Quvenzhané Wallis is Annie in 2014's "Annie," a Sony Pictures release.

Annie (2014)

"Never slow your roll," Annie is told in this modern-day update. Here's hoping Quvenzhané Wallis heeds the advice, too. She's all that treats instead of tricks.

Saving Mr. Banks

This look at the making of "Mary Poppins" is the charming confection you expect it might be, but here, spoonfuls of salt make the medicine go down.

Rock of Ages

Rock of Ages is a bloated, indulgent musical more reliant on cheap nostalgia than creative performances.