Posted on Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 by Angie Han
The first trailer for Damien Chazelle‘s La La Land treated us to the musical stylings of Ryan Gosling, as he sang the poignant ballad “City of Stars.” The new one puts Emma Stone in the spotlight, as she performs the equally wistful “Audition.”
Stone and Gosling play a couple of striving artists — she an actress, he a musician — who meet and fall for each other in Los Angeles. Though the film is set in the present day, there’s an unmistakably old-fashioned feel to it, from the colorful sets to the fanciful dance sequences. The very idea of releasing a classic movie musical in 2016 may seem kind of nuts, but just as Stone sings, “Here’s to the ones that dream, foolish as they may seem.” Watch the latest La La Land trailer below. Read More »
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If the Alamo Drafthouse’s upcoming celebration of Tim Burton next month, appropriately called Septemburton, wasn’t enough gothic circus fun for you folks, then we have some good news. Beetlejuice will be getting the musical treatment on Broadway.
Find out what we know about the Beetlejuice musical after the jump. Read More »
If you didn’t see Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping this summer, you’re part of the problem. Universal Pictures gave us this glorious, original comedy chock full of outstanding new songs from The Lonely Island, a barrage of incredible cameos, and some of the biggest laughs of the year. And how did audiences respond? Well, they didn’t, because the movie didn’t even hit $10 million in its theatrical run. But next month, you can make up for it when the movie hits home video.
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping is coming to Blu-ray and DVD on September 13, and it will hit VOD a couple weeks earlier on August 30. To help promote the arrival of the movie, a Popstar deleted scene has made its away online featuring an entire song that didn’t make the final cut of the movie (though you could have listened to it on the soundtrack). But beware that this scene is NSFW due to language, because the song is called “Fuck Off,” and they repeat that phrase more than a few times throughout. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, August 16th, 2016 by Angie Han
Now that he’s no longer starring in Broadway’s Hamilton several days a week, Lin-Manuel Miranda is free to do whatever he wants… and what he wants to do, apparently, is become BFFs with Disney. Not only did he help compose music for last winter’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens and this fall’s Moana, he’s set to co-star in the studio’s upcoming Mary Poppins Returns. And now he’s set to reunite with the Mouse House yet again for The Little Mermaid, a live-action remake of the 1989 animated classic. Read More »
Posted on Monday, August 15th, 2016 by Angie Han
Last week brought the excellent news that the Flash / Supergirl musical crossover episode that fans have been hoping for would actually, finally become a reality in the upcoming TV season. Naturally, the next question on everyone’s minds was who would be responsible for bringing this spectacularly weird, endearingly geeky event to life. Well, according to a new rumor, the CW DC shows have booked none other than Joss Whedon to direct. Read More »
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Posted on Thursday, August 11th, 2016 by Fred Topel
Among the many big announcements at The CW TCA panel, today was a Flash/Supergirl crossover will be a musical featuring former Glee co-stars Melissa Benoist and Grant Gustin. Find out more about the Flash Supergirl musical crossover episode, after the jump.
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Fox presented a panel on The Rocky Horror Picture Show for the Television Critics Association. While not a live musical like their Grease Live!, the televised feature adds a new layer. Since its 1975 release, The Rocky Horror Picture Show has played midnight screenings with audience participation. The Fox version incorporates an audience watching the performance and performing along themselves. Read More »
Since all eyes are on the Olympics, you can expect plenty of new teasers for forthcoming movies to arrive on television so studios an reach the biggest possible audience. There’s a new trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story coming this week, and this weekend also brings a new glimpse of Walt Disney Animations Studios’ latest adventure, Moana.
Just a couple weeks ago, we met almost all of the key characters of Moana voiced by Auli‘i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Jemaine Clement, Rachel House, Temuera Morrison, Alan Tudyk and Nicole Scherzinger. Now we get to meet a character we’ve only seen in concept art, and it’s fiery lava monster, who appears to be some kind of witch that gives our titular character and her new demigod friend Maui some trouble on the sea.
Watch the extended Moana TV spot after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, August 4th, 2016 by Angie Han
What do you do if you love raves but hate leaving the house? Well, if you’ve got a Netflix subscription, you put on XOXO. Directed by Christopher Louie, the EDM drama follows six strangers whose lives intersect as they make their way to a giant music festival. Our main hero is Ethan (The Good Wife‘s Graham Phillips), an up-and-coming DJ who books a last minute slot at XOXO after his latest tracks go viral.
There’s also Krystal (Modern Family‘s Sarah Hyland), who seems to in the mood for love, and Neil (Whitney‘s Chris D’Elia), who seems really cranky about having to attend XOXO, plus Hayley Kiyoko (Jem), Ryan Hansen (Veronica Mars), Ione Skye (Say Anything…), Colin Woodell (The Originals), and Brett DelBuono (Let Me In). Watch the XOXO trailer below. Read More »