Get Out Golden Globes

Get Out, the smash hit horror satire that may very well be the best film released in 2017, could be a dark horse awards contender. After all, this is looking like a weak year for prestige pictures and a critically lauded, bold-as-hell vision could sneak in through the cracks. It’s possible!

And if it does sneak in through the cracks, the Golden Globes will treat it as a comedy.

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Basmati Blues trailer

Basmati Blues began production back in 2013, but we’re only now seeing footage from the film as it nears its eventual release date. It’s never a good sign when a film is delayed for so long, and the first Basmati Blues trailer seems to confirm this. This movie looks…questionable at best.

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the greatest showman trailer

You can’t put on a show without some music, and the new The Greatest Showman trailer is here to remind you that it is, in fact, a musical.

Hugh Jackman stars as P.T. Barnum, the founder of the famous traveling circus and self-ascribed “Greatest Show on Earth,” as he risks his career and reputation to create the beloved Barnum & Bailey Circus.

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Maori Moana song translation

The entire Moana soundtrack is full of incredible original songs that rival some of Disney’s most classic tunes. But perhaps the most stylish song is “Shiny,” sung by the giant golden crab called Tamatoa. Thanks to Flight of the Conchords star Jemaine Clement channeling both Tim Curry and David Bowie in his performance, it’s a performance that is catchy, funny and simply fantastic. And it sounds even better in Jemaine Clement’s native language.

Moana was already a big deal because it shined a light on the Polynesian culture that isn’t typically in the spotlight of mainstream Hollywood movies. But down in New Zealand it’s connecting with people on another level, because in some areas of the island nation it’s been translated into the indigenous Maori language that has become increasingly rare. Since Jemaine Clement was raised by his Maori mother in New Zealand, he was able to sing the song in Maori for the film’s soundtrack, and it sounds so cool.

Listen to the Maori Moana song translation below. Read More »

Netflix trailers

Netflix doesn’t care if you’ve been struggling to find time to binge watch Stranger Things 2: they just laugh and continue to unleash more and more content, confident you’ll spend the rest of your days trying to catch up with the never-ending stream of movies and shows rolling down from their palatial estate on the peak of Streaming Mountain. In fact, they’ve released four new trailers for upcoming projects just today, including a creepy-looking documentary, a doc examining America’s financial disparity, a concert film starring a musical legend, and a promo for a new stand-up special. Watch all of the newest Netflix trailers below.
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A Christmas Story Live teaser

A Christmas Story LIVE!, the latest title to join the live TV musical craze, will sing and dance its way onto TV screens in December. With the cast now firmly in place, FOX just released a brief teaser to get you into the holiday spirit. There’s no actual footage of the musical here (since it’s supposed to be live and all), but if you want to get an idea of what to expect from the broadcast, this teaser will give you a hint.

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The Greatest Showman photos

Now that Hugh Jackman has said farewell to Wolverine and the mutant’s signature mutton chops, he’s got his singing chops back in order with a brand new, original musical.

The Greatest Showman is a new film from first-time director Michael Gracey which sees Hugh Jackman playing P.T. Barnum, the man who created the famous Barnum & Bailey Circus. The first trailer features Barnum crediting himself with creating show business, and now we get even more of a taste for how he does that with the first two full track’s off the musical’s soundtrack debut. One features Hugh Jackman singing and even kinda rapping while the other has Keala Settle singing more of a gospel-style ballad. Listen to both sounds from The Greatest Showman soundtrack below. Read More »

 

a christmas story live musical cast

It’s nearly the holidays, so you know what that means: the live TV musical craze will be back in full swing.

And the next movie to get the musical telecast treatment is none other than A Christmas Story, which will air on Fox following the network’s success with Grease: LiveThe Rocky Horror Picture Show, and The PassionA Christmas Story: Live! had already cast Matthew Broderick as adult Ralphie/the narrator, Andy Walken as young Ralphie, and Maya Rudolph as Mother Parker, but the live telecast has just added two more comedy stalwarts to the program: Jane Krakowski and Chris Diamantopoulos.

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Beyonce in Beauty and the Beast

The live-action adaptation of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast did boffo box office, but imagine how much more money it could’ve taken in had director Bill Condon been able to cast Beyoncé. The filmmaker recently revealed that he offered Queen Bey a part in his musical, but she declined to be his guest and take him up on the offer. Get all the Beyonce in Beauty and the Beast news you can stand below.

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anna and the apocalypse trailer

Every year, every film festival, some World Premiere comes out of nowhere to reveal itself as “the next big thing.” At this year’s Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas, that title was Anna and The Apocalypse. This film is director John McPhail’s – wait for it – Scottish, Christmas-themed horror musical about coming of age during the zombie apocalypse. High School Musical meets Shaun of the Dead with a dash of Footloose. Sound fun? This is going to be a new winter rewatch tradition for the jolliest of genre fans.

We were able to find a little time amidst the chaos of Fantastic Fest to chat with McPhail about his sing-songy doomsday treat, along with actress Ella Hunt, actor Malcolm Cumming, actress/choreographer Sarah Swire, and actor Christopher Leveaux. Here’s what the whole crew had to say about musical zombie kills, cinematic influences and – as an added bit of fun – what horror movies they’d love to turn into a musicals next.

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