The Greatest Showman Reimagined

No matter how you felt about the quality of The Greatest Showman as a film, there’s no denying that the soundtrack is incredible. Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Zendaya, Michelle Williams, Loren Allred (singing for Rebecca Ferguson) and Kaela Settle belted out the musical tunes of the circus-centric romance, but now the best-selling soundtrack is getting reimagined with some of the world’s top recording artists.

The Greatest Showman Reimagined will take the hit songs from the Hollywood musical and give them covers from the likes of Kelly Clarkson, Pink, Panic! at the Disco, Sara Bareilles, Pentatonix and more. Get the full rundown of artists below. Read More »

2018 box office

The year 2018 might be a bit of a nightmare in terms of current events, but it’s shaping up to be a very good year for the box office. For the first time in the history of movies, the overall domestic box office gross has passed $6 billion before July. And it’s all because of the major motion picture Gotti! Just kidding – a large chunk of this change belongs to Disney.

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The Greatest Showman Broadway

Break out the top hats and awkward lip-syncing: The Greatest Showman may be headed to Broadway. The Hugh Jackman-starring musical was a surprise hit, and now it might make the leap from screen to stage.

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The Greatest Showman Honest Trailer

Though The Greatest Showman didn’t have a huge opening weekend or break any major box office records, you might be surprised to learn that the film raked in nearly $173 million at the domestic box office, putting it in the lower end of the top 20 highest performing movies of 2017. On top of that it raked in another $247.3 million internationally. But Honest Trailers doesn’t care about all that.

Now that The Greatest Showman is available on home video, it’s time to really dig into this circus musical for what it is: a fabricated celebration of a man who was a total prick who owned a slave, abused animals, and exploited people for his own financial gain. Yes, this is the hero of this movie that people kept coming back to theaters to see so much that it even had a sing-a-long version released in theaters. Read More »

New Blu-ray Releases Phantom Thread

(Welcome to Not Dead Yet, a feature dedicated to new Blu-ray releases and what special features you should be excited about. Because yes, some of us still like to own physical copies of our movies.)

What physical media awaits you this week? Why, it’s one of the best films of last year – Phantom Thread! Also: a musical featuring Hugh Jackman and CGI elephants; a Ridley Scott thriller more known for its reshoots than its story; the supposedly last entry in a horror franchise; and two very different indie films.

Here are the new Blu-ray releases and their special features you should check out this week.

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Greatest Showman Reshoots

After the scope of the new musical The Greatest Showman became a bit too large for filmmaker Michael Gracey, Logan director (and veteran Hugh Jackman collaborator) James Mangold came to the rescue for a week of reshoots. Mangold also helped edit the film, and ended up with an executive producer credit. More info on the Greatest Showman reshoots is below.

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The Greatest Showman Review

Oh, boy. Where to begin with The Greatest Showman?

Generally speaking, if you feel the need to cover something up, then it’s a pretty good indication that you know you’ve done something wrong. To that end, it’s a leading indicator of what you’re in for that The Greatest Showman’s cast includes Paul Sparks (always great, always underserved) as critic James Gordon Bennett, and saddles him first with the task of pooh-poohing the protagonists’ efforts, and then begrudgingly admitting, “another critic might have called [the circus] a celebration of humanity.”

For better or worse, I am not that critic.

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greatest showman live movie trailer

A Christmas Story: Live heard that you like your musicals, so how about a musical within your musical? Viewers of the latest in the live TV musical phenomenon were treated to a surprising commercial from this season’s anticipated musical starring Hugh Jackman as a highly fictionalized version of P.T. Barnum.

But instead of your run-of-the-mill TV spot, The Greatest Showman went above and beyond and performed one of the film’s numbers live. Gotta live up to that title.

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the greatest showman featurettes

While there may be a lot of mystery surrounding whether The Greatest Showman is any good or not — the review embargo remains while the movie swoops up surprise Golden Globe nominations for best comedy/musical and best actor — there is no mystery to the fact that this is a straight-up musical.

And these new The Greatest Showman featurettes are here to remind you of that, offering you plenty of clips of Hugh Jackman buoyantly dancing to the songs written by the acclaimed composers of La La Land.

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Those dang millennials, let me tell you. As I’ve been told by numerous think-pieces, they’re killing off everything, checking their phones too much, and riding their roller blades all over the town. But here’s one old fashioned thing millennials are still interested in: going to the movies. At least during the current holiday season. A new study by Fandango reveals that those crafty, hard-to-pin-down millennials are planning to flock to multiplexes to take in new films like Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.

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