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Entries Tagged as 'Musicals'

Talking Heads: Stop Making Sense (1984)

October 16th, 2008 · No Comments

Talking Heads: Stop Making Sense (1984)

Director Jonathan Demma very creatively crafted this film from the footage of several Talking Heads concerts at Los Angeles’ Pantages Theater.
The plot: The staging concept was developed by the lead vocalist of the Talking Heads, David Byrne, the band’s [...]

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Tags: DVD · Documentary · Movies · Musicals · USA

Review of “La Môme” (2007) PG-13 2h 20min

February 27th, 2008 · No Comments

I got the DVD for La Môme (it’s released in USA under the title La vie en rose) from Netflix a few days before the Oscars but haven’t seen it until after. Needless to say, I was anxious to finally see it after [...]

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Tags: Biographical · Czech Republic · DVD · Drama · Foreign · France · Movies · Musicals · UK

Review of “Across The Universe” (2007) PG-13 131min

February 11th, 2008 · 4 Comments

This is a musical set in the 1960s. The music is based on over 30 Beatles’ songs.
The plot: an dock worker comes to United States from England to find his estranged father. There he falls in love with a teenage girl Lucy. When [...]

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Tags: DVD · Drama · Movies · Musicals · Romance

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) R 1h 57min

January 9th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Wow! What a movie! This is Tim Burton at his best. I could not think of a better director to make this screen adaptation of the Broadway musical.
The plot: After had been convicted for a crime he was innocent of and spending 15 [...]

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Tags: Crime/Gangster · Dark comedy · Drama · Foreign · Horror · Movies · Musicals · Romance · UK · USA

Review of “Enchanted” (2007) PG 107min

December 1st, 2007 · 1 Comment

This movie was…………………. really fun! Very enjoyable! An unexpected surprise. Clever and charming. We went to see it in the theatre because nothing else was staring within 20 minutes and I thought I’d treat Elena to a movie she might like for once: [...]

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Tags: Adventure · Animation · Chick Flick · Comedy · Fantasy · Movies · Musicals · Romance

Review of “Hairspray” (2007) PG 117min

December 1st, 2007 · No Comments

A number of stars are cast in this musical comedy: John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, Queen Latifah, Jerry Stiller… Directed by Adam Shankman. Lesslie Dixon wrote the screenplay for the movie. John Waters was the author of the original 1988 screenplay.
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Tags: Comedy · DVD · Movies · Musicals · Romance

Zubeidaa (2001)

August 25th, 2007 · No Comments

Zubeidaa (2001)

Bollywood’s Shyam Benegal directed this low budget, but beautiful film. Although the film flopped on the big screen, mostly due to low profile of Shyam Benegal, it gained quite a cult when it was released on video.1951 (around the time of decolonization?). The [...]

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Tags: Cult Films · DVD · Drama · Foreign · India · Movies · Musicals · Romance