Posts Tagged ‘musical’
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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.
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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.

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Rock of Ages

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

Like its predecessor "Bring It On", this sweet and snappy female-driven flick is smarter than it has any right to be.

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The Burton Binge: “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”

This adaptation of the 1979 stage musical is easily Burton's grimmest work.
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At the Mountains of Movie Madness: Week Nine

The rule of thumb this week is if it doesn't involve dancing, it's not a good movie. I know, I thought "Thankskilling" would be a winner, too!

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"Sparkle" manages to be both overly flashy and exceedingly dull, with too much Jordin Sparks and too little Whitney Houston.
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At the Mountains of Movie Madness: Week Five

This week, Austin takes on a caveman who never died, a family that never backed down and a sexy Jeff Goldblum?

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Joyful Noise

One part "Burlesque," two parts "Country Strong," this glittery train wreck has one watchable Part(on).
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And the Nominees Were — 1939

The guys look at one of the most beloved years in Oscar history.