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Movie Musicals

'Into the Woods' and the Dumbing Down of the Movie Musical

David Toussaint | Posted 03.02.2015 | Arts
David Toussaint

As much as I love Meryl, I'm never going to buy her records, and I haven't been this uncomfortable watching her in a film since, what do you know, Mama Mia! If we're living in any sort of movie musical cinema revival, it's time to start asking ourselves what we sacrificed to get there.

Into the Woods, Without Delay!

Lev Raphael | Posted 02.26.2015 | Entertainment
Lev Raphael

I've been in love with Into the Woods for years. I've seen it performed several times, watched the DVD of the original Broadway production many times, and lost count of how often I've listened to the original cast album.

Annie Is Not as Bad as You Feared, But Not as Good as You Hoped

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 02.18.2015 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Annie is not as bad as you feared it would be but not as good as you hoped it would be. As long as the camera is on Wallis it is a delight but when she is not the focus the proceedings come to a halt. So keep your eyes and your interest on her and you will have a good time.

Matthew Jacobs

Things All Movie Musicals Need To Succeed | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 06.23.2014 | Entertainment

We're in the thick of a movie-musical renaissance. Ignited by the success of "Moulin Rouge!" and "Chicago" in the early 2000s, we've seen a steady wav...

Why Movie Musical Characters Make Great Role Models

Common Sense Media | Posted 08.04.2014 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Ready for your kids to start belting out something besides "Let It Go" and "For the First Time in Forever"? Try introducing them to a classic musical.

Disney's 'Frozen' Is Heading To Brrrrrroadway

Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts

Fresh off of winning a Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature Film, Disney's hit movie "Frozen" is headed to the Broadway stage. The news comes st...

WATCH: John Waters Talks Contemporary Art

Posted 10.11.2011 | Arts

Recently, director and artist John Waters sat down to talk about contemporary art, what makes a great painting, and his films with blog "Big Think." I...