If you didn’t catch Moana over the holiday weekend, you’re missing out on one of the best movies Walt Disney Animation has ever made. It’s an outstanding adventure full of gorgeous animation, a powerful story about identity with a strong female character at its center who doesn’t need romance to have a complete story.
But one of the best elements of Moana is the soundtrack of original songs crafted by Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, composer Mark Mancina and South Pacific fusion musician Opetaia Foa’i. And if you need any more convincing to see Moana, or you just want to watch one of the most fun musical numbers from the movie again and again, we have good news. The entire musical sequence where Dwayne Johnson‘s demigod character Maui sings the song “You’re Welcome,” has been made available to watch online.
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Decades ago, musicals were all the rage in Hollywood. Some of the biggest stars in the world were actors and actresses known for their impressive pipes and mesmerizing dance steps, like Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Now Whiplash director Damien Chazelle is bringing back that classic style in the modern musical La La Land starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, and a new featurette goes behind the scenes to show how they’re making it happen.
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As we’re winding down to the end of the year, there are still plenty of great movies to see in theaters, especially films that are looking for some awards attention early next year. One of those films also just happens to be one of my most anticipated movies of the year, and now we get a wonderful new piece of it.
The first song from the modern musical La La Land has just debuted online, and it’s a beautiful duet titled “City of Stars” sung by the film’s stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. It has a classic feel to it, and there are some beautiful moments that feel very candid and natural, helped by the fact that it doesn’t sound like a super polished studio recording.
Listen to the La La Land song “City of Stars” after the jump, and if you’re lucky, you might just see some new footage from the movie as well. Read More »
Recently we’ve been learning a lot more about Bill Condon‘s Beauty and the Beast. For starters, the film will feature original songs by Oscar winner Alan Menken not heard in the Broadway Production of Beauty and the Beast or the 1994 Disney film. Speaking of the classic animated movie, the new poster for Condon’s remake pays tribute to it.
Below, check out the new live-action Beauty and the Beast poster.
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Disney’s live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast features three new ballads from composer Alan Menken. Menken, who recently wrote “The Great Beyond” for Sausage Party, collaborated with the late Howard Ashman and lyricist Tim Rice on the original animated film’s tunes. 25 years later, he’s now working on director Bill Condon‘s Beauty and the Beast, which will feature new songs sung by Belle (Emma Watson) and Beast (Dan Stevens), in addition to a song performed by Tony Award winner Audra McDonald.
Below, learn more about the new Beauty and the Beast songs.
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Posted on Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 by Angie Han
We’re guessing a large number of you have been in the bag for La La Land since the moment it was announced, based solely on the talent and premise. It’s an old-fashioned musical romance (albeit one set in the modern day) from Whiplash wunderkind Damien Chazelle, starring two of the most appealing actors working today, Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. What’s not to like, right?
So for those of you, this La La Land trailer probably isn’t so much a chance for you to make up your mind about whether you want to see this thing, as it is an opportunity for you to get excited all over again. And the good news is that it still looks great. Watch the La La Land trailer below. Read More »
This weekend brings the animated musical Trolls to theaters, which means there’s no better time for Universal and Illumination Entertainment to push their own music-infused animated comedy, Sing.
An all-new Sing trailer has arrived, and as someone who has been skeptical about how this movie would turn out, I have to say that this most recent tease of the movie actually shows off some more enticing character and story details, showing that this is much more than a showcase of some famous pop tunes. It’s a little weird that Eminem’s “Sing for the Moment,” which samples Aerosmith’s “Dream On,” is used to market a kids movies, but whatever works, I guess.
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Posted on Thursday, October 27th, 2016 by Angie Han
Another day, another big announcement about Disney’s plans to remake a classic tale. But this one sounds a little more offbeat than most. The Mouse House is planning an Oliver Twist movie musical, with Ice Cube set to play Fagin and (wait for it) Hamilton director Thomas Kail set to helm. It might not sound like the most obvious combination, but then again neither did hip-hop and the American Revolution, and look how that turned out. Read More »
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There’s an ongoing debate as to whether or not The Nightmare Before Christmas is a Halloween movie or Christmas movie. For some reason, those people just can’t accept that it can actually be both. If you regard The Nightmare Before Christmas as a Halloween movie, then now is the time for you to revisit the stop-motion animated classic directed by Henry Selick and produced by Tim Burton. But if you regard it as a Christmas movie, you’re just going to have to deal with what’s about to happen.
The argument continues in the Honest Trailer for this double holiday classic directed by Henry Selick and produced by Tim Burton, but they at least take the time to parody one of the songs in the movie to work through the dichotomy of the flick. In addition, they have a great musical riff about the obsession that goth kids and Hot Topic have with this movie.
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Posted on Monday, October 24th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
From a purely statistical perspective, chances are strong that Dwayne Johnson is better looking than you, more charming than you, and harder working than you. It’s true of me and it’s probably true of you. Sorry, but this is reality we’re dealing with here. But there is one lingering question that Disney’s upcoming film Moana looks to answer: can Dwayne Johnson carry a tune more effectively than you? Thanks to a new clip from the film, we can start to answer that question.
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