Musicals

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Lonely Island filming

The Lonely Island movie has begun filming


Maybe they're on a boat
May 14
It's been a while since we've heard news on the Lonely Island's upcoming movie, but now that we have we're once again excited. The movie now has a title... we think. Top Secret Untitled Lonely Island Movie may just be a ... read
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Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone may star in La La Land


Whiplash-director returns with a musical love story
Apr 14
It seems baby-papa, Ryan Gosling, and all-around-charmer, Emma Stone can't keep their hands off each other, with Crazy, Stupid, Love and Gangster Squad behind them, they are now in talks to star in Damien Chazelle's next movi... read
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Not letting go
Buzzing has been non-stop about Disney releasing a sequel to Frozen, but we've never received word that it was actually going to happen. Now we have it. On the same call that delivered plenty of Star Wars details it was ... read feature

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Pitch Perfect 2

Newest Pitch Perfect 2 trailer is almost perfect


Feb 11
I'm still very much as excited for Pitch Perfect 2 as I was in our staff's Most Anticipated of 2015 list, but this newest trailer for it worries me a bit. Sure it's got the same lovable 80s movie cheese (lol European super g... read
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Pitch Perfect 2 Spot

Super Bowl TV spot for Pitch Perfect 2


Feb 02
I've been worried about Pitch Perfect 2 since it was announced a few years ago. I really liked the first one (enough to watch it several times), and a lot of the humor just kind of *clicked* with me. But the more I watched i... read
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I'd visit these woods again
For a Disney adaptation of a popular musical, Into the Woods has flown surprisingly under the radar. Coming out of practically nowhere, and with all of the early advertising hiding the fact that it is a musical, you'd think D... read feature

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Full of hard knocks
Remakes are always at a disadvantage. Regardless of the final product's quality, it will always be compared to the film it's adapting. Remakes usually are stuck with two options: Either pay homage to the original and make fan... read feature

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See Annie early and free


Washington DC, Baltimore and Norfolk screenings
Dec 10
THE SUN'LL COME OUT TOMORROW! BETCHA BOTTOM DOLLAR! Oh sorry, I suppose you came here not to sing along with me and instead to get your passes to see Annie, which is fine, I suppose. You sure you don't want to sing? It'll be ... read
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Into the Woods

Listen to the first song revealed from Disney's Into the Woods


Dec 05
With Disney's adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's musical Into the Woods hitting theaters soon, the jig is essentially up. It can't hide the fact it's a musical anymore, especially with recent promotional material finally showi... read
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Frozen 2 is a thing in the works


Frozen 2: Freeze Harder
Dec 01
Did you think Disney was just going to let the incredible success of Frozen sit there and... well continue to be successful thanks to toys, television and marketing? No, that's not how they play. Idinia Menzel says that ... read
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Pitch Perfect 2

First official trailer for Pitch Perfect 2


"Aca-scuse me?"
Nov 20
I once wrote an article on why making a sequel to Pitch Perfect, one of the most charming films of 2012, was a bad idea. The first is kind of dumb, Glee isn't the juggernaut it was a few years ago, but through all of that, I... read
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Into the Woods

Newest Into the Woods trailer finally reveals it's a musical


Nov 10
It's not like Disney has been hiding the fact their latest big budget project, Into the Woods, is based off Stephen Sondheim's musical, but they're not shouting it from the rooftops either. With the first couple of trailers ... read
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Into the Woods

First look at furry Johnny Depp in Into the Woods


Oct 23
As Into the Woods continues to look fantastic with a musical trailer, great outfits, and a bewitching Meryl Streep, here's the first thing that gives me pause. Basically any film that gives Johnny Depp free reign to act like ... read
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Bang Bang Baby

First trailer for sci-fi musical Bang Bang Baby starring Jane Levy


Wow, fantastic baby
Sep 02
Bang Bang Baby, has both the best premise and title. Starring Jane Levy (Evil Dead) as a teenager in the 60s who hopes to become a singer before a local chemical plant's waste stars mutating the inhabitants of the town. She ... read
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Way to completely ignore that it's a musical
Isn't it always the case. You put images up and then a trailer drops almost completely destroying the use of those images. Such is the case with Into the Woods, which has its first trailer here. It looks great, but why does it almost completely ignore the fact that it's a musical? The trailers for Annie did this too. Are studios afraid that people won't show up for musicals? read feature

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Best look at Into the Woods yet


So much famous going on
Jul 31
It's hard not to be just a bit insanely excited about Disney's upcoming Into the Woods because it's fairy tales and every famous person every put into one movie. Then they sing! I mean what's not to be excited about. Jud... read
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Play it again, John Carney
Director/Writer John Carney is establishing a little nitch for himself in the film industry. A modern take on the backstage musical except now the stage is the studio and the music is far less grandiose. With Once, his academ... read feature

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Trailer for Frank starring Michael Fassbender is goofy fun


Jun 20
Frank tells the story of a young musician named Jon who joins a group of eccentric musicians, lead by the enigmatic Frank, a man who makes music purely for the joy of creating ... and who wears a giant fake head all the time... read
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Second 'Annie' trailer, starring Quvenzhané Wallis and Jaime Foxx


It's a hard knock life for my ears.
May 29
Despite Cameron Diaz being consistently grating in her "modern" interpretation of Miss Hannigan, this second Annie trailer is more bearable than the first, and actually makes this remake look like a decent flick. T... read
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First trailer for Jersey Boys


Is it possible to have every Four Seasons song stuck in your head at once?
Apr 18
Jersey Boys is a pretty easy sell. A musical about the Four Seasons featuring all their greatest hits? Yea, people are going to come out to see that. It could, however, go horribly wrong as adaptations go if they decide... read
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The sun will come out this Christmas
When I had first heard about the upcoming Annie remake, Jay Z was producing the score and it was being set up as a vehicle for Willow Smith. Now that it has evolved into a starring role for Quvenzhané Wallis and ... read feature

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Pitch Perfect 2

Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson returning for Pitch Perfect 2


Feb 10
I highly expected these two to return given how Pitch Perfect's unexpected blow up helped springboard Wilson's career (nabbing her the TV show, Super Fun Night) and Kendrick's single "Cups" made lots of music chart money, but... read
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Pitch Perfect 2

Elizabeth Banks to direct Pitch Perfect 2


Aca-awesome
Jan 28
Pitch Perfect was a splendid surprise back when it released in 2012. It's funny (but not exactly brilliant), has cool women that do cool things, and the music's pretty fly ("Cups" ended being one of 2013's biggest singles). I... read
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Frozen

Frozen's "Let It Go" sung in 25 different languages


Jan 23
No, I'm not sick at all of talking about how much I loved Disney's Frozen (put it on all three of my Top X of 2013 lists this year), so of course I'm using this time to gush again. Here we have a video of Idina Menzel's "Let... read
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A 'Groundhog Day' musical is happening


in which they will worship a rat
Jan 14
Yes, that's right. Tim Minchin and Matthew Warchus, the producers behind Matilda the Musical, are teaming up once again to bring the classic 1993 comedy Groundhog Day to the stage.  The original Groundhog Day t... read
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Music to my ears
I'm a sucker for a good soundtrack. Your film could be the worst thing since sliced bread and I'd still love it if the songs were nice. But the best movies take their song choices (or original works) and use them in spectacul... read feature

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On the fifth day of Flixmas my true Nick gave to me...Five Pumpkin Kings
If you've ever stepped into a Hot Topic or talked to a thirteen year old during their "dark" phase, chances are you've heard of The Nightmare Before Christmas. How and why did it blow up the way it did? It's a great film... read feature

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See Inside Llewyn Davis early and free


Washington DC screening
Dec 17
This week is just jam packed with screenings for Oscar hopefuls. Today we've got passes for Inside Llewyn Davis, which we loved and also has awesome music. If you're up for a bit of cerebral Coen brothers action than grab the... read
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Legally, of course.
At this rate, Frozen is shaping up to be my favorite movie of 2013. If the above clip of Elsa (Idina Menzel) singing the film's stand out single, "Let It Go," doesn't convince you, then I've failed as a person. Although I said in the review that you shouldn't let it be spoiled for you, there's still plenty else to look forward to.  Go see Frozen already.  read feature

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'Cats' movie is a possibility, says Andrew Lloyd Webber


Meow
Dec 06
Following the success of the Les Miserable film, which grossed $441 million, Andrew LLoyd Webber revealed in a recent Daily Mail interview that Cats may be next in line for a film adaptation.   "I haven’t see... read
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Frozen Trailer

Disney's Frozen trailer gives first taste of music


Idina Menzel, I love you.
Oct 21
This newest trailer for Disney's Frozen (an adaptation of the Snow Queen fairytale) finally gives up the goods: Idina Menzel's voice. She's got the voice of like twenty angel food cakes, and she's such a natural fit for a Di... read
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Into the Woods

First image of Disney's Into the Woods is bewitching


Sep 27
Now that the amazingly talented (and packed!) cast for Disney's adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods musical has been announced, production has begun toward its 2014 release date. And with that production, Entertai... read






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