Movies Posts Tagged as 'Musical'
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There are tidbits I didn't know. Child genius, warped sensibilities and family hypocrisy. The catalog is immense as is the concept of each song. Many odes to so many things only we can remember. The razzle dazzle is there, the actor siphons the legend's anger and the music remains inspired. A life worth celebrating. 05-Jul-2019
What's Love Got To Do With It (1993)
You can clip a bird's wings but it's still going to sing. Fishburne spars rhythmically while Bassett adds muscle to the act. Her lip sync is athletic. 19-Jun-2019
Calamity Jane (1953)
The tunes are zippy, the production is cartoony and energized but the whole is detached from reality. It's overcompensating for a loss. 18-Jun-2019
Lilo & Stitch (2002)
A little off-kilter, one of a kind and a charming diversion. 07-Jun-2019
I Love Melvin (1953)
A bubblegum dream and a hoofer's delight. Debbie Reynolds' football dance is incredulous arduous training and Donald O'Connor is a foot master. 05-Apr-2019
Princess And The Frog, The (2009)
It's a sumptuous celebration of black heritage in animation. When the frogs are introduced it hazes the celebration. It becomes more about frogs and less about culture. 21-Mar-2019
Naughty or Nice (1939)
A gifted songwriter can only love when he's drunk. The maid is named Killer and the actors add snap to their wit. It's gay vintage. 29-Dec-2018
The heritage is beautifully painted, the inclusiveness is generous and the talent is high energy. It could have been a sweet corny gem. The music and dance resonate individually but the editing doesn't enforce the power to merge and impact the art. 19-Aug-2018
Mr. Imperium (1951)
Ezio Pinza strums his tenor and grandpapi squish as Lana sweeps hard diamond glamour. Together they only add up to mellow dexterity. 26-Jun-2018
Greatest Showman, The (2017)
I watched it through the eyes of someone who delights in it. The corn popped and I ate it. 23-May-2018
James & the Giant Peach (1996)
Throwback art is where all the fun is at. 10-Jan-2018
Heavy Metal (1981)
Its really hard to deduce whether the film celebrates or exploits its themes. The rock music isn't engaged to the story as it is attached. It also slogs towards the last chapter that contains the only captivating fable. 20-Dec-2017
Stormy Weather (1943)
It skimps on storyline and it thins in characterization. What is showcased is neglected and diverse talent that tornadoes toward climactic showstoppers invigorated by Lena and stormed by Bill Robinson and Cab Calloway.
If it had been filmed in color it would have been candied joy. 14-Nov-2017
Beauty & The Beast (2017)
It should have transcended animation instead it rescinds musicality. Audra McDonald aside, the singing is learnt by trial. Showstoppers are halted by unassured crooning. Singer dubbing was invented so as not to humiliate actors with limited range and to keep the magic preserved.
Belle is too tender-footed, Gaston is too predatory and the Beast lives in CGI space. Lea Michele would have added kill plus heft to a part she was trained to play and the soundtrack would've sounded melodious.
There are moments when the furniture (come to life) lifts us but only partially.
Doors, The (1991)
Trip art. I wish Stone had compartmentalized Morrison's crazy so we could better understand his poetry but Kilmer's discharge nourishes. 30-Aug-2017