Tag: Lin-Manuel Miranda

Lin-Manuel Miranda is Hermes In Percy Jackson

Just when you think the casting for the Percy Jackson Disney+ series couldn’t go more wrong, Disney announces that Lin-Manuel Miranda is playing Hermes. Because why not, a historical Greek God is now played by a Puerto Rican. Hermes is described by Apuleius as being with “golden blond ha...

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Encanto Is a Franchise, Says Disney CEO Bob Chapek

On a company earnings call, Disney CEO Bob Chapek referred to Encanto as the start of a franchise. Despite underperforming at the box office, the animated film has become a juggernaut for Disney+. Meanwhile, every song in the film has landed on the hot 100. The lively salsa number “We Don’t Ta...

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Lin-Manuel Miranda on the Success of Encanto

In an exclusive interview with People magazine, Lin-Manuel Miranda discussed the success Encanto has found streaming. Despite a lukewarm box office performance, the film has gained new life on Disney+ and surpassed “Let it Go” to become the highest-charting Disney song in over a qua...

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REVIEW: tick, tick…BOOM! (2021)

Based on the stage play of the same name, tick, tick…BOOM! tells the story of Jonathan Larson’s quest to create a successful musical. The Netflix movie musical is directed by Lin-Manuel Miranda and came out on November 19th. The source material started as an off-Broadway one-man show, with L...

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REVIEW: Encanto (2021)

I haven’t been dreading Disney’s Encanto, but I wasn’t excited for it either. It’s an original story directed by Byron Howard (Tangled) and Jared Bush (Zootopia) that features new music by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Sounds great, right? I try not to put too much stock in trailers, but the marketing...

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Netflix Starts Ticking With Tick, Tick… Boom! Trailer

This Monday, October 4th, Netflix released a new trailer for Tick, Tick… Boom! Based on Jonathan Larson’s autobiographical musical, Tick, Tick…Boom! is the story of his struggle to write the sensational rock musical Rent. The film is directed by Lin-Manuel Miranda, a self-proclaime...

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