Talk to the wrong people and they’ll tell you that La La Land saved the musical, reviving the genre from the distant past. Like we said, wrong.
However, with Beauty and the Beast taking $1bn at the international box office and The Greatest Showman newly out on DVD – whilst STILL in cinemas – it’s undeniable that musicals are very much in vogue at the moment.
With film studios clamouring to find the next hit sing-a-long, we’ve rounded up five musicals heading your way before the year’s out. Could one of them be the next Greatest Showman…
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With Deadpool 2 hitting cinemas worldwide this week, we thought it’d be fun to remember what it was we loved so much Tim Miller’s original Deadpool back in 2016.
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Hollywood’s best kept (here meaning not true) secret is that thirty per cent of new films are commissioned by a producer flinging darts at a list of classic movies.
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Well done Marvel, you’ve handed Disney another hit. Not just a hit, indeed, but a massive, record-breaking, box-office-smashing, global success story. Or so we’re told.
Continue reading Could Avengers: Infinity War actually LOSE money?
It’s a brilliantly wry title that riffs on Rogers and Hammerstein. In this new conversation-documentary by Notting Hill director Robert Michell, Dames Eileen Atkins, Judy Dench, Maggie Smith and Joan Plowright simply gather for a natter. There is nothing like a dame but this quartet are – pricelessly – nothing like as stately as a dame themselves. They’re a riot.
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It’s been seven years since Elton John’s vanity-animation Gnomeo and Juliet reduced William Shakespeare to porcelain puns. In Sherlock Gnomes, it is Sir Arthur Conan Doyle under attack as the gang relocate to London for a tedious detective romp. As it transpires, the Bard got off lightly.
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It goes without saying that Avengers: Infinity War is as majestic and insufferable as you could have hoped and predicted. Exciting but overstuffed, emotional but exhausting, funny but draining, this one has it all.
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