Tag Archives: Musicals

Review: Across the Universe (***1/2)

Across the Universe is a sublime, beautiful story loosely based on Beatles songs and set against the harsh reality of the Vietnam War. The combination of timeless music with Oscar-nominated costume design yields a thematically coherent work of art that … Continue reading

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542 – Nine (***1/2)

If you have a yen for sumptuous, dazzling musicals with an array of show-stopping numbers, there’s nothing in Nine you won’t like. It’s well staged (no pun intended) and choreographed, and it doesn’t feel claustrophobic, as so many movies adapted … Continue reading

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Mock me, sexy Jesus! Hamlet 2 trailer

“Hamlet 2?” asks Brie Marschz (Catherine Keener). “Didn’t everyone die at the end of the first one?” I’m seeing tepid response to this movie online, but I love the concept. Steve Coogan plays a failed high school drama teacher and … Continue reading

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395 – Sweeney Todd (**1/2)

I think the biggest problem I have with Sweeney Todd is with the concept itself, that of a horror musical. There’s something just weirdly incongruous about people singing about killing and cannibalism, you know? Maybe it’s just me; I like … Continue reading

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393 – Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

From the wiseass mind that brought you Knocked Up, Balls of Fury, and the 40-Year-Old Virgin comes this parody biopic that’s mostly based on the recent Johnny cash movie Walk the Line. With a whimsical, winning performance by John C. … Continue reading

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