Tag: musical

REVIEW: Vivo (2021)

Vivo is a new Sony Pictures Animation feature that came out on Netflix on Friday, August 6th. With songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda and a screenplay by Quiara Alegría Hudes (In the Heights) and director Kirk DeMicco (The Croods), Vivo is Sony’s first animated musical. Sony Pictures Animation has a spo...

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Hamilton: A Thematic Exploration of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Masterpiece

Lin-Manuel Miranda arrived and promptly made a name for himself with 2008’s Tony-winning musical In the Heights, but he was just getting started. Miranda’s second Broadway sensation has become synonymous with the man himself and further develops some of the themes from In the Heights while explo...

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Little Mermaid Star Halle Bailey Shares Production Photo

In a recent Instagram post, actress Halle Bailey shared a photo of herself in costume for The Little Mermaid. Announcing filming has wrapped on the Disney remake, she discusses the difficulties of filming during a pandemic, as well as the opportunity to have “experienced (the film) in all its ...

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Disney’s Encanto Enchants With First Trailer

On Thursday, July 8, Disney revealed the first trailer for Encanto. Previously announced at Disney’s investor day, Encanto takes place in Colombia and follows the ordinary daughter of a magical family, Mirabel. That’s really all we can glean from the trailer, too; it gives off a vibe for...

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Adaptation and Themes in In the Heights

Last week, I talked about the recent backlash against Lin Manuel-Miranda. His appearances and creations for Broadway, movies, and television prior to Hamilton spanning nearly two decades seemed to inspire a mixture of admiration and indifference. But after Hamilton hit Broadway, and again once it we...

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REVIEW: In the Heights (2021)

On Thursday, June 10th, In the Heights was released to HBO Max and theaters. The film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s 2008 Broadway sensation comes just under a year after Hamilton hit Disney+ and turned me into a fan. I think this gave many people expectations for In the Heights that it otherw...

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