Tag Archives: musical

Review: The Lion King (2019)

The Lion King. Disney has a hit or miss track record with these remakes. Luckily, the highlight for me so far as been The Jungle Book, which is directed by Jon Favreau (who also directs The Lion King). So if The Jungle Book … Continue reading

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Review: Rocketman (2019)

Rocketman. Following in the footsteps of other recent musical biopics like Bohemian Rhapsody, this movie tells the story of Elton John, a story of struggle and addiction. It reunites lead actor Taron Egerton with director Dexter Fletcher, who also directed Eddie the Eagle … Continue reading

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Review: The Greatest Showman

The Greatest Showman. I’m a sucker for musicals, let me just put that out there first. So this whole review is coming from someone that doesn’t mind spontaneous singing and choreographed routines. I don’t mind metaphorical locations and drastic leaps … Continue reading

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Review: La La Land

La La Land. This is a type of movie that isn’t made anymore. It opens with an offramp full of cars stuck in traffic and those drivers proceed to leave their cars and engage in a huge sweeping musical number. … Continue reading

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Review: Pitch Perfect 2

Pitch Perfect 2. The first Pitch Perfect really surprised me. I didn’t expect much but it blew me away with some astounding music, really funny actresses, and a compelling story. I think it’s because my expectations were so low, that … Continue reading

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Review: Into the Woods

Into the Woods. Now, some history. I used to do musical theatre so I’m familiar with the Broadway play that this movie is based on. I remember renting the VHS of it in high school from the local library. The … Continue reading

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Review: Annie (2014)

Annie. Back in high school, I was in the musical Annie, though not as Daddy Warbucks (as my bald head would suggest). Back then, I played the part of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, whose part was sadly cut from the … Continue reading

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Review: Rudderless

Rudderless (2014). Drama/Comedy Written by Corey Bennett. The gist. Sam (Billy Crudup) is an advertising exec; living the fast life.  After a campus shooting that claims the life of his son, Josh, Sam turns to alcohol and his life quickly … Continue reading

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Review: Frozen (2013)

Frozen. I was conflicted when going into Frozen. Early reviews were saying that this was the biggest Disney movie in a long time, harkening back to better days. Now, I liked Tangled but it’s true that Disney animated movies haven’t … Continue reading

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Review: Rock of Ages

Rock of Ages. I see the irony that my last post also reviewed something called Rock of Ages but these are two very different things. Today’s topic is the new film which stars a few people I don’t know, Tom … Continue reading

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