Had I seen it before: No. Well, maybe? I remember clips of this being on when I was too young to really make sense of a whole movie. But this was basically the first time. Year: 1952 Directors: Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly Writers: Betty Comden and Adolph Green Where you can stream it now: HBO Max What IMDb says: A silent film production company and cast … Continue reading 30 Movies in 30 Days: Singin’ in the Rain
Had I seen it before: No, nor had I seen the 1960 movie on which the musical is based. Year: 1986 Director: Frank Oz Writers: Okay, these writing credits take some extra explaining. Howard Ashman is the main writer here, and he also wrote the stage musical on which this movie is based. However, that stage musical is based on a non-musical film from 1960 by … Continue reading 30 Movies in 30 Days: Little Shop of Horrors
Why yes. This is going to be a post where a grown ass woman says negative, nitpicky things about a children’s movie. If you keep reading despite that warning… well that’s your problem. Oh, also there’s going to be spoilers for both Frozen movies and some very light spoilers for Small Foot. Read at your own risk. The much anticipated sequel to Frozen is here, aptly entitled Frozen … Continue reading Frozen 2: A Sequel That Sucks Because It’s A Sequel
There are certain things that you’re either obsessed with or you just plain don’t understand. Competitive cup stacking. CBS’s Big Brother. Professional wrestling. Pineapple on pizza. Musicals. But regardless of whether or not you actually enjoy musicals you can learn SO much from them. In a good musical, the songs actually help to advance the story. They don’t just reiterate information we already know. Now to be … Continue reading Writing About Writing: The Songs in Every Musical and What They Can Teach You About Story Structure
Had I seen it before: Yes. It’s one of my favorites and I’ve already lost track of how many times I’ve seen it, even though I just discovered it within the last year or two.
What IMDb says: A boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s escapes his strained family life by starting a band to impress the mysterious girl he likes.
Had I seen it before: Yes, but it was long enough ago that I pretty much forgot the entire thing. What IMDb says: A poet falls for a beautiful courtesan whom a jealous duke covets. Requirements fulfilled: – At least one musical Why I picked it: I still hadn’t fulfilled the musical requirement and I remember liking this one A LOT when I first saw it. That was … Continue reading 30 Movies in 30 Days: Moulin Rouge