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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Since the 1980s comedy favorite Big starring Tom Hanks (who just hosted a great episode of Saturday Night Live) has already been turned into a musical, it only makes sense that the female-centric successor 13 Going On 30 gets the same treatment.
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Posted on Thursday, October 20th, 2016 by Fred Topel
After the enormous success of Grease Live, Fox is putting on another musical this year. The Rocky Horror Picture Show is not live, but it has a twist. The new remake of the 1975 film includes an audience who participates in the show, like performance groups have done at midnight shows of Rocky Horror for 40 years.
Fox presented a Rocky Horror panel to the Television Critics Association this summer that included director Kenny Ortega, cast members including Tim Curry himself, and producer Lou Adler. At the Fox TCA party that evening we got to speak with Adler about the history of Rocky Horror leading up to the new version. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, October 18th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
In this edition of Sequel Bits:
- Keanu Reeves shows off his John Wick: Chapter 2 weapon skills.
- Tom Cruise teases an insane stunt for Mission: Impossible 6.
- Pitch Perfect 3 brings back Anna Camp.
- Paddington 2 recruits Hugh Grant and Brendan Gleeson into the cast.
- John Boyega is set to begin filming Pacific Rim 2 soon.
- Lin-Manuel Miranda teases Mary Poppins Returns.
- George Takei critiques the new Star Trek movies.
- And more!
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A movie based on Green Day’s concept album, American Idiot, has been discussed for many years now. The band’s hit 2004 album was first adapted into a musical. The Broadway production, which Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong appeared in for about three months (playing St. Jimmy), won two Tony Awards and performed exceptionally well when Armstrong played the character. According to the frontman, he’ll reprise the role again soon, because HBO has greenlighted an American Idiot movie.
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In today’s edition of sequel bits:
- A Back to the Future comic creates an origin story for Needles.
- Dwayne Jonson posted a video from the set of Jumanji.
- Alex Garland wanted Judge Death in Dredd.
- IP Man 4 has been announced.
- And more.
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With four feature films and a TV series under his belt, Lee Daniels has created a rather successful career as a director, writer, and producer. But has he achieved enough and lived a compelling enough life to merit an autobiographical musical? The filmmaker seems to think so because he’s currently in talks to make the project happen.
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When it was announced that Chicago director Rob Marshall would be helming a reboot of Mary Poppins, I wasn’t interested. Don’t get me wrong; I like the original Walt Disney adaptation quite a bit, but for me what makes the film is the music by the Sherman Brothers. And I was very skeptical that they would be able to recapture that magic, even with the pitch perfect casting of Emily Blunt as the titular hero.
But when it was revealed that Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda would be co-starring in a role similar to the one Dick Van Dyke played in the original, I finally got invested. If Lin-Manuel Miranda would be providing his songwriting skills for this Mary Poppins sequel, it could end up being something special.
And now Miranda is finally talking about the upcoming Mary Poppins sequel Mary Poppins Returns, giving us a little tease as to what we might expect. Hit the just to learn some new Mary Poppins Returns details.
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Justin Timberlake is one of the best singers and songwriters working in the music industry today. While he started off as just another breakout pop star, his music in recent years has begun to throw back to a different era with a contemporary edge. He doesn’t just deliver the shorter three-minute, radio-friendly songs, but extended indulgences with amazing instrumentals.
Now you can see what it’s like to witness Justin Timberlake in concert with a new documentary coming to Netflix next month. While that might not sound very special to you, this particular documentary, called Justin Timberlake and The Tennessee Kids, is directed by Silence of the Lambs helmer Jonathan Demme.
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