Tag: Musicals

A Word in Defense of Lin-Manuel Miranda

Lately, I’ve grown increasingly tired of something that seems utterly inescapable. It’s been heading in this direction for quite some time, but I’m exhausted by the constant barrage of film criticism that evaluates art in solely political terms. Both “sides” do this, an...

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Warner Bros. Releases In the Heights Teaser Posters

This Saturday, March the 13th, Warner Bros. teased their movie In the Heights with 6 new posters. Each image sports a different design and color scheme with the tagline “The time has come.” The film is an adaptation of Lin Manuel-Miranda’s stage show of the same name, following a d...

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Little Shop of Horrors Returning to the Screen With Scarjo

Hollywood is headed to Skid Row once again, as casting is underway for a new version of Little Shop of Horrors. Full Circle Cinema exclusively reported that Academy Award nominee Taron Egerton is up for the lead role of Seymour Krelborn. Soon after, Jeff Sneider of Collider tweeted that Egerton’s ...

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Coco vs. The Book of Life

Ever since Pixar announced Coco, a movie inspired by the Mexican Day of the Dead celebration, comparisons to Reel FX’s 2014 film The Book of Life seemed inevitable. The main plot of both movies takes place on Dia de Muertos, both star a young man who wants to be a musician despite his family’s w...

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Fox to Pay Rent

Fox is about to find out how you measure a year, as Entertainment Weekly reports the studio has filled out the cast of their latest live musical Rent. Among the cast is the once and future Iris West, Kiersey Clemons (playing Joanne, a role originated by Shelley Johnson on stage and by Traci Thoms o...

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REVIEW: Tangled (2010)

“No! You were wrong about the world. And you were wrong about me!” Disney’s main marketing strategy for their 50th animated classic release was to emulate DreamWorks. Stateside, the characters were shown with mischievous smirks and the trailers employed violent slapstick comedy and pop son...

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