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On Yentl

On Yentl

Compared to Fiddler on the Roof, Yentl is absolutely superb, as explained by Crack The World Shell‘s analyses: …Yentl is a surprisingly charming period drama which has been somewhat overlooked with the passage of time. Combining Jewish faith with a romance story was always going to be a tough sell but viewers do not need to … Continue reading

On Frozen

On Frozen

Frozen is the 53rd Disney animated feature film inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale “The Snow Queen, ” which was produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It’s also super awesome! The film features Kristen Bell (Veronica Mars, Heroes), Idina Menzel (Wicked, Glee), Alan Tudyk (Firefly/Serenity, 28 Days, I, Robot, Dollhouse, Transformers: Dark of … Continue reading

On Roger and Hammerstein’s Cinderella

On Roger and Hammerstein’s Cinderella

Featuring Whoopi Goldberg (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Ghost, Sister Act film series, The View), Whitney Houston (Waiting to Exhale), and Victor Garber (Sleepless in Seattle, Legally Blonde), Roger & Hammerstein’s Cinderella is a romantic musical fantasy telefilm produced by Walt Disney Television with a multi-racial, color-blind cast. It is also a remake of the CBS … Continue reading

On Labryinth

On Labryinth

Directed by Jim Henson (Follow That Bird, The Muppets Take Manhattan, The Muppet Christmas Carol, Farscape), and executive-produced by George Lucas (Jurassic Park), Labyrinth in an adventure musical fantasy film featuring Jennifer Connelly (Dark City, The Day the Earth Stood Still). According to The Atlantic article, “Labyrinth and the Dark Heart of Childhood“: When Labyrinth was first released, critics were … Continue reading

On Little Shop of Horrors

On Little Shop of Horrors

Continuing from the Reitman Ghosbusters film series, and Spaceballs, is yet another great Moranis film, Little Shop of Horrors, a rock musical horror comedy film directed by Frank Oz.  It is a film adaptation of the off-Broadway musical comedy of the same name by composer Alan Menken and writer Howard Ashman. That Off-Broadway musical was based on the low-budget … Continue reading

On My Fair Lady

On My Fair Lady

I’m a legitimate fan of actress Audrey Hepburn, obviously in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, but also in this as well. There is some debate on if the film is sexist, or not, which I would rather leave alone right now. According to The New York Times review: AS Henry Higgins might have whooped, “By George, they’ve … Continue reading

On West Side Story

On West Side Story

Rita Moreno and Natalie Wood do fantastic acting in West Side Story. The first time I saw the film, I thought it was really, really done amazingly well. According to The New York Times review: What they have done with West Side Story in knocking it down and moving it from stage to screen is to … Continue reading

On Chicago

On Chicago

I remember the first time I ever saw Chicago, I totally really, really loved it. According to The New York Times review: It’s rare to find a picture as exuberant, as shallow – and as exuberant about its shallowness – as the director Rob Marshall’s film adaptation of the Broadway musical ”Chicago.” It’s the raw … Continue reading

On Hairspray

On Hairspray

I just totally and completely love Hairspray. Ricki Lake, who played the original 1988 Tracy Turnblad, makes a cameo appearance as one of the pageant judges. According to The New York Times review: That “Hairspray” is good-hearted is no surprise. Adam Shankman’s film, lovingly adapted from the Broadway musical, preserves the inclusive, celebratory spirit of … Continue reading

Top 20 Songs from the Musicals

Top 20 Songs from the Musicals

#20. “You Can’t Stop the Beat” from Hairspray #20. “Seasons of Love” from RENT #19. “Anything Goes” from Anything Goes #18. “Send In The Clowns” from A Little Night Music #17. “America” from West Side Story #15. “Do-Re-Mi” from The Sound of Music #14. “I Know Him So Well” from Chess #13. “Tonight (Ensemble)” from … Continue reading