cats movie cast

You’re not going to be able to shake off this piece of news. Tom Hooper‘s long-gestating Cats movie adaptation has set its cast, and it’s a who’s who of pop stars, talk show hosts, and stage veterans – all of whom you’ll really want to see don skin-tight catsuits.

The Cats movie cast has tapped Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson, James Corden, and Ian McKellen to star in Hooper’s feature film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber‘s hit Broadway musical.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda movie

Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda is not throwing away his shot…to direct his first feature film.

Miranda – Broadway sensation, multiple Tony Award winner, and future star of Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns – is stepping behind the camera for his feature directorial debut, a film adaptation of a musical called Tick, Tick…Boom! Read all about it below. Read More »

Mamma Mia Here We Go Again Review

If I didn’t know any better, I would say that the Mamma Mia movies are in a genre of their own. There’s no real reason for Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again to exist — it feels improbable that it exists at all, as a prequel-sequel of a movie spawned from a musical spawned from the songs of a Swedish pop group. It has no real stakes, next to no story, and barely any connective tissue holding it together. Even the trailers were baffling, as Meryl Streep’s conspicuous absence from them begged the question of whether or not Donna had kicked the bucket between Mamma Mias one and two.

But it hardly matters. Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, directed by Ol Parker (Imagine Me & You, both Exotic Marigold Hotel movies), is a complete delight. I laughed, I gasped, and I cried, as did the entire screening audience I watched the film with. How many other films can boast that kind of a balancing act?

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the sisterhood of the traveling pants musical

Time to get the girls back together: The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants is being made into a stage musical. 13 years after the 2005 coming-of-age drama first hit the screens and changed millennial girls’ lives forever, a musical adaptation is being developed by Tony Award-winning theatrical producer Scott Delman.

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Springsteen on Broadway - Bruce Springsteen

Fans of American music icon Bruce Springsteen will soon be able to Spring-stream his one-man show on Netflix. Read more about when you’ll be able to catch The Boss’s Springsteen on Broadway on the streaming service.

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mamma mia here we go again reviews

No one was clamoring for a sequel to 2008’s Mamma Mia, the smash-hit jukebox musical based on the popular Broadway play. It was campy, kitschy, and just the right thing to put on in the background as you drank rosé and and reminisced of the glory days of ABBA. And yet, 10 years later, here comes a sequel as dazzling and dedicated to joy as the first one was. And critics say that it could melt our cold, cynical hearts.

The Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again reviews are here and, despite a healthy heaping of cynicism from the critics going into the films, they found themselves tapping their feet to the music. It’s a silly, solid sequel that just may be what we need in these trying times.

See what critics are saying in their Mamma Mia Here We Go Again reviews below.

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Bohemian Rhapsody trailer

An all-new Bohemian Rhapsody trailer is here. It’s a bit better than the previous one, but it still looks to be buried under the weight of biopic cliches. At the very least, it’s clear Rami Malek is going to make a great Freddie Mercury. Watch the Bohemian Rhapsody trailer below.

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waves movie

Trey Edward Shults has already made two memorable films with indie powerhouse A24: the family drama Krisha and the apocalyptic horror film It Comes at Night. Now Shults is re-teaming with A24 to tackle a new genre: the musical. Shutls’ Waves will star Lucas Hedges and Sterling K. Brown, and feature a score from Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross.

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elton john biopic

Jamie Bell will join Taron Egerton in Rocketman, a biopic of the life of Elton John. Bell will play Bernie Taupin, the songwriter who collaborated with Elton John on 30 albums.

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Edgar Wright Sparks Documentary

Last year Edgar Wright got us tapping our toes and gripping our seats in the fast-paced, music-infused heist thriller Baby Driver. We’re not sure exactly what the filmmaker’s next project will be, but we now have word on something the Shaun of the Dead director is working on right now, and it’s a kind of project we haven’t seen him tackle before.

Edgar Wright has confirmed that he’s currently working on a documentary about the pop rock band Sparks, a cult favorite among music fans. However, it sounds like it’s still early days on the project, and it’s still taking shape. Find out more about the Edgar Wright Sparks documentary below. Read More »