Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Once (2006) Review

Description: Once is an Irish musical film. It follows the story of an Irish busker and a Czech Republican immigrant in Dublin who fall in love and start writing songs together.
Director: John Carney
Writer: John Carney
Music: Glen Hansard
                   Markéta Irglová
                   Interference (Band)
Starring: Glen Hansard (Guy)
Markéta Irglová (Girl)
Hugh Walsh (Timmy Drummer)
Gerard Hendrick (Lead Guitarist)
Alaistair Foley (Bassist)
Geoff Minogue (Eamon)
Bill Hodnett (Guy's Dad)
Danuse Ktrestova (Girl's Mother)
Darren Healy (Heroin Addict)
Mal Whyte (Bill)
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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Sister Act (1992) Review

Description: Sister Act is an American comedy film. It follows Deloris Van Cartier (Whoopi Goldberg), a casino lounge singer, who pretends to be a nun named Sister Mary Clarence in a convent while in protective custody after witnessing a murder that she must testify against. She ends up taking over the direction of the church's choir and makes some changes.
Director: Emile Ardolino
Writers: Joseph Howard
Music: Marc Shaiman
Starring: Whoopi Goldberg (Deloris Van Cartier/Sister Mary Clarence)
Isis Carmen Jones (young Deloris Wilson)
Maggie Smith (Reverend Mother)
Bill Nunn (Lt. Eddie Souther)
Harvey Keitel (Vince LaRocca)
Robert Miranda (Joey)
Richard Portnow (Willy)

Saturday, August 2, 2014

The Wizard of Oz (1939) Review

Description: The Wizard of Oz is an American musical fantasy film. It is an adaption of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. It follows Dorothy (Judy Garland). She is swept away to the land of Oz and tries to find her way home.
Director: Victor Fleming
Screenplay: Noel Langley
                             Florence Ryerson
                             Edgar Allan Woolf
Music: Herbert Stothart
                  Harold Arlen
                  E.Y. Harburg
Starring: Judy Garland (Dorothy Gale)
Frank Morgan (Professor Marvel / The Wizard)
Ray Bolger (Hunk / Scarecrow)
Jack Haley (Hickory / Tin Man)
Bert Lahr (Zeke / Cowardly Lion)
Billie Burke (Glinda the Good Witch of the North)

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Hairspray (2007) Review

Description: Hairspray is an American musical film. It is based on the 2002 Broadway musical of the same name. It follows Tracy Turnblad (Nikki Blonsky) as she aspires to dance on a local television show during the early 60s in the face of segregation. It is set in Baltimore, Maryland.
Director: Adam Shankman
Screenplay: Leslie Dixon
Music: Marc Shaiman
Starring: Nikki Blonsky (Tracy Turnblad)
John Travolta (Edna Turnblad)
Michele Pfeiffer (Velma Von Tussel)
James Marsden (Corny Collins)
Christopher Walken (Wilbur Turnblad)
Amanda Bynes ( Penny Lou Pingleton)
Queen Latifah ("Motormouth" Maybelle)
Brittany Snow (Amber Von Tussel)
Zac Efron (Link Larkin)
Elijah Kelly (Seaweed J. Stubbs)
Allison Janney (Prudence "Prudy" Pingleton)

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Rags (2012) Review

Description: Rags is an American musical comedy television film. It follows the story of Charlie Prince (Max Schneider) and Kadee Worth (Keke Palmer) in a gender switched version of the story of Cinderella.
Director: Bille Woodruff
Writers: Jason Fuchs
                     Elizabeth Hackett
                     Hilary Galanoy
Music: Rodney Jerkins
                 Andre Lindal
                 Travis Sayles
Starring: Max Schneider (Charlie Prince)
Keke Palmer (Kadee Worth)
Drake Bell (Shawn/the Fairy Godfather")
Avan Jogia (Finn)
Robert Moloney (Arthur)
Zac Santiago (Diego)
Christina Sicoli (Martha)
Keenan Tracey (Andrew)
Burkeley Duffield (Lloyd)

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Annie (1982) Review

Description: Annie is an American musical film adapted from the Broadway musical of the same name (Charles Strouse, Martin Charnin and Thomas Meehan) and based on the comic strip "Little Orphan Annie" (Harold Gray). It follows Annie (Aileen Quinn) as she seeks to find her birth parents.
Director: John Huston
Screenplay: Carol Sobieski
Music: Charles Strouse
                  Ralph Burns
Starring: Aileen Quinn (Annie)
Albert Finney (Oliver Warbucks)
Carol Burnett (Miss Agatha Hannigan)
Tim Curry (Daniel "Rooster" Hannigan)
Bernadette Peters (Lily St. Regis)
Ann Reinking (Grace Farrell)
Edward Herrmann (Franklin D. Roosevelt)
Geoffrey Holder (Punjab)
Roger Minami (The Asp)

Friday, June 13, 2014

Joyful Noise (2012) Review

Description: Joyful Noise is an American musical-comedy film. It follows the story of G.G. Sparrow (Dolly Parton) and Vi Rose Hill (Queen Latifah) as they compete to be the new choir director of a small town Gospel choir and attempt to win the national "Joyful Noise" competition.
Director: Todd Graff
Screenplay: Todd Graff
Music: Mervyn Warren
Starring: Queen Latifah (Vi Rose Hill)
Dolly Parton (G.G. Sparrow)
Keke Palmer (Olivia Hill)
Jeremy Jordan (Randy Garrity)
Dexter Dardin (Walter Hill)
Courtney B. Vance (Pastor Dale)
Kris Kristofferson (Bernard Sparrow)
Angela Grovey (Earla Hughes)
Paul Woolfolk (Manny)
Francis Jue (Ang Hsu)
Jesse L. Martin (Marcus Hill)