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)
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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)

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Rent (2005) Review

Description: Rent is an American musical drama film adapted from the Broadway musical Rent (Jonathan Larson) and is based on opera La bohème (Giacomo Puccini). It follows a group of Bohemians in the East Village of New York City.
Director: Chris Columbus
Screenplay: Stephen Chbosky
Music: Jonathan Larson
                  Rob Cavallo
                  Doug McKean
                  Jamie Muhoberac
                  Tim Pierce
Starring: Rosario Dawson (Mimi Marquez)
Taye Diggs (Benjamin "Benny" Coffin III)
Wilson Jermaine Heredia (Angel Dumott Schunard)
Jesse L. Martin (Tom Collins)
Idina Menzel (Maureen Johnson)
Adam Pascal (Roger Davis)
Anthony Rapp (Mark Cohen)
Tracie Thomas (Joanne Jefferson)

Friday, January 24, 2014

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (1999) Review

Description: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is an American musical comedy film. It is based on the musical of the same name. It essentially retells the biblical story of Joseph humorously through music.
Director: David Mallet
Writers: Tim Rice
                     Michael Walsh
Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics: Tim Rice
Starring: Donny Osmond (Joseph)
Maria Friedman (Narrator)
Richard Attenborough ( Jacob)
Joan Collins (Mrs. Potiphar)
Christopher Biggins (The Baker)
Robert Torti (Pharaoh)
Alex Jennings (Butler)
Nicholas Colicas (Reuben)
Ian McNeice (Potiphar)