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The 20 Best Netflix Original Movies Of 2021 Ranked

Over the past few years, Netflix has slowly been building its reputation as a production company to take seriously during awards season. And since the pandemic took a bite out of theater attendance, the streaming service has taken every opportunity to further flesh out its already formidable slate of original content. In 2021, Netflix received an impressive 36 Academy Award nominations, the most of any distributor, and would go on to win seven of those (two for "Mank" and "Ma Rainey's Black Bott...
Tags: Movies, Benedict Cumberbatch, Montana, Massachusetts, India, New York City, Los Angeles, Earth, Netflix, Brooke Shields, Jake Gyllenhaal, Vogue, Stephen Sondheim, Amy Poehler, Broadway, New Zealand


Tick, Tick... BOOM! Executive Music Producers On Bringing Broadway To The Big Screen [Interview]

The constant thrum of music guiding "Tick, Tick... BOOM!" should come as no surprise — the recent Netflix film is a musical, after all. But in this case, the endless run of melodies and tunes serves a purpose larger than just genre. This film has a mission that hits close to home for all the theater kids of the world, because the filmmakers set out to construct a cinematic love letter to the works of Jonathan Larson. The theater legend is best known as the creator of "Rent," one of Broadway's lo...
Tags: Movies, News, Boston, Cnn, Netflix, Mtv, Broadway, Elton John, Billy Joel, Alexandra Shipp, John, Bill, Miranda, Pacific, Sherman, Long Island


Every Bob Fosse Movie Ranked Worst To Best

There's something equally inspiring and infuriating about great artists who find success across multiple mediums. We've seen this in 2021 with actor and composer Lin-Manuel Miranda's critically acclaimed directorial debut "tick, tick... Boom!," and we saw it decades earlier with the films of Bob Fosse. Known primarily as a choreographer with a provocative and specific style of dance, Fosse went on to have a career as a film director characterized by a few misses and some really stellar hits. Fos...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Germany, Star, Chicago, Broadway, Ohio, Dustin Hoffman, Jackson, Kate, Michael Jackson, Dorothy, National Film Registry, MGM, Cannes, New York Yankees


Encanto, Ghostbusters, Eternals Cross Minor Milestones In Quiet Weekend At The Box Office

Well, that was one of the most uneventful weekends at the box office in some time. Unless you were someone who was particularly excited to see "Christmas With the Chosen: The Messengers," which cracked the top five with $4.1 million this weekend, it was pretty quiet, serving as something of a calm before the end-of-the-year storm. Even so, "Encanto," "Ghostbusters: Afterlife," and "Eternals" passed minor milestones over the past few days. Let's dig in. Eternals And Ghostbusters: Afterlife Lead T...
Tags: Movies, News, Disney, Netflix, Sony, Box Office, Morgan Freeman, Ridley Scott, Gucci, Steven Spielberg, Don, Lin Manuel Miranda, Ralph, West Side Story, MCU, Raccoon City


10 Things in Politics: GOP has big plans to thwart Biden

Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to receive this newsletter. Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go — click here for iOS and here for Android. Send tips to bg[email protected]'s what we're talking about:Republicans seeking a 2023 majority say they're eager to grill Biden's administrationA look at Bob Dole's legacyGeorgia's GOP gubernatorial primary is poised to become the latest proxy battle over the party's future Reps. Lauren...
Tags: Spotify, Florida, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, Senate, White House, Germany, US, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Cnn, Gop, Washington Dc, House


Lin-Manuel Miranda on Creating Disney Magic for ‘Encanto’

Unlike a lot of kids, Lin-Manuel Miranda says he never dreamed of becoming president. “I was never that kid. I fell in love with musical storytelling because of ‘The Little Mermaid’ (he has the VHS on hand), and wanted to know how those songs got written.” The “Hamilton” creator got his taste of Disney musical […]
Tags: News, Awards, Hamilton, Lin Manuel Miranda, Encanto, Lin-Manual Miranda, Music for Screens


Lin-Manuel Miranda on Creating Disney Magic With the Music of ‘Encanto’

Unlike a lot of kids, Lin-Manuel Miranda says he never dreamed of becoming president. “I was never that kid. I fell in love with musical storytelling because of ‘The Little Mermaid’” — he has the VHS on hand — “and wanted to know how those songs got written.” The “Hamilton” creator got his taste of […]
Tags: News, Awards, Hamilton, Lin Manuel Miranda, Encanto, Lin-Manual Miranda, Music for Screens


The 13 best movies of 2021 from 'In the Heights' and 'Spencer' to 'Licorice Pizza'

Here's why and where to watch 'CODA,' 'Power of the Dog,' 'Spencer,' 'Mass,' 'The Harder They Fall' and Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'tick... tick… Boom!'        [Author: Arizona Republic]
Tags: Religion, Spencer, Arizona Republic, Lin Manuel Miranda, Licorice Pizza, CODA Power


10 Things in Politics: Trump's Twitter ban may be helping him

Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to receive this newsletter. Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go — click here for iOS and here for Android. Send tips to [email protected]'s what we're talking about:Why Trump's allies think his Twitter ban actually helps him for 2024 and beyondAlmost half of Americans in new poll say they are feeling inflationHere's what a body-language expert said about Kamala Harris' and Pete Buttigieg's joint...
Tags: Transportation, Post, Congress, Colorado, Kentucky, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, South Africa, House, Arizona, Mitch McConnell, Michigan


Lin-Manuel Miranda Talks Jonathan Larson’s Story in ‘Tick, Tick … Boom!’: ‘It’s About Failure’

By his own admission, Lin-Manuel Miranda went back to school this year. The Latino actor, director, writer, songwriter and composer had so many projects and commitments to juggle at once this year that the only way he made it through was to pretend he was back in college. The multi-hyphenate behind “Hamilton” saw the release […]
Tags: Hamilton, Directors, Lin Manuel Miranda, Jonathan Larson, Encanto, In The Heights, Music for Screens, Tick Tick Boom


Beyonce, Jay-Z, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ariana Grande All Vy For Best Original Song Consideration

This year, a who’s who of Grammy-nominated artists and household names lead the original song Oscar race. But it’s still early days so anything can happen. Original song reigning queen H.E.R. has “Automatic Woman,” from “Bruised,” while “Right Where I Belong” by Brian Wilson and Jim James that plays in the doc “Brian Wilson: Long […]
Tags: Beyonce, News, Brian Wilson, Oscars, Jim James, Lin-manuel Miranda, Music for Screens, Original Song, Beyonce Jay Z Lin Manuel Miranda Ariana


Andrew Garfield to Receive Palm Springs Film Festival Honor for ‘Tick, Tick … Boom!’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Andrew Garfield will receive the Palm Springs International Film Festival’s Desert Palm achievement award, actor for his performance in Netflix’s “Tick, Tick … Boom!” from director Lin-Manuel Miranda. “From his numerous film roles and theatrical performances, Andrew Garfield is an outstanding actor, who puts his heart and soul into bringing the character he’s portraying to […]
Tags: News, Awards, Netflix, Andrew Garfield, Palm Springs Film Festival, Lin Manuel Miranda, Tick Tick Boom


Does Putting A Broadway Show On Video Cut Into Sales? Quite The Contrary, Says Lin-Manuel Miranda

The creator of Hamilton says the show’s filmed version o on Disney+ has only increased demand for tickets to the staged production. (If only all shows could be hits like that one …) Lynn Nottage’s new play, Clyde’s, is streaming as well and could offer more data. – Playbill
Tags: Art, Theatre, Disney, Hamilton, Audience, Clyde, Lin Manuel Miranda, Lynn Nottage


Gotham Awards 2021: Maggie Gyllenhaal's The Lost Daughter Takes Top Prize

There are only two distinct seasons for invested moviegoers: Oscars season, and the wait until Oscars season. We kid (mostly), but the end of the year and the beginning of the next have always served as benchmarks for the most prestigious, award-ready films from the buzziest filmmakers in the business. The Gotham Awards, which held its 31st ceremony last night, has been held as an early awards barometer for lower budget indie films. For example, the Gotham Awards left out movies such as Jane Cam...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, Television, Movies, News, Gotham, Netflix, Ethan Hawke, Showtime, Steve McQueen, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Tessa Thompson, David Lowery, Jane Campion, Amalia Ulman, Lin Manuel Miranda


Comics Research Bibliography citations update, 11/28/2021

The Facebook page is working again, but I figured I'd continue these here for a little while. This is the first since the 11/24 titled one. 'South Park: Post Covid' Film Paints Stark, Bland (Hilarious) Pandemic Future The first of 14 made-for-TV films from Trey Parker and Matt Stone premiered Thursday exclusively on Paramount+. Ryan Parker November 25, 2021 https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-features/south-park-post-covid-paramount-movie-pandem...
Tags: Comics, London, South Park, Washington Post, Disney, Dell, Porto, Matt Stone, Trey Parker, Lin Manuel Miranda, Encanto, Fantagraphics, Mike Rhode, Kristen Page Kirby, Comics Research Bibliography, Miracleman


Daily Podcast: Interviews With Lin-Manuel Miranda And The Directors And Writer Of Encanto

On the November 26, 2021 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by news editor Hoai-Tran Bui to present interviews with Lin-Manuel Miranda and the directors and writer of the newest Walt Disney Animation movie, "Encanto."Opening Banter:In Our Feature Presentation:Encanto Songwriter Lin-Manuel Miranda On Why Animation Is The Perfect Medium For Musicals [Interview]Encanto Directors On Creating Disney's First Magical Realist Musical [Interview]Also mentioned:All the other...
Tags: Podcast, Movies, News, Disney, Lin Manuel Miranda, Ben Pearson, Walt Disney Animation, Hoai Tran Bui, Sam Hume, Walt Disney Animation Studios Films


The Post on Disney’s ‘Encanto’

Disney's 'Encanto' has a simple but powerful message: It's not what you do, but who you are that counts By Kristen Page-Kirby Freelance writer Washington Post November 22, 2021 https://www.washingtonpost.com/goingoutguide/movies/encanto-movie-review/2021/11/22/96455108-4af6-11ec-b73b-a00d6e559a6e_story.html How Lin-Manuel Miranda became a go-to songwriter for Disney [in print as Earworms that turn into butterflies; Encanto] By Micha...
Tags: Comics, Washington Post, Disney, Lin Manuel Miranda, Encanto, Mike Rhode, Kristen Page Kirby, Michael Cavna Washington Post


Encanto Ending Explained: Generations, Divided

For Walt Disney Animation's 60th feature-length major motion picture "Encanto," the audience is transported to a vibrant village in the mountains of Colombia and introduced to the extraordinary Madrigal family. Thanks to the magic of their palatial home, each member of the family has been bestowed a unique gift such as super strength, the ability to heal, or shape-shifting. Each member, that is, except for Mirabel Madrigal (played by the delightful Stephanie Beatriz). Now when the house's magic ...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Colombia, Diane Guerrero, Don, Lin Manuel Miranda, Antonio, Bruno, Isabela, Hill House, Byron Howard, Jared Bush, Madrigal, Walt Disney Animation, John Leguizamo, Luisa


Encanto Stars Stephanie Beatriz And John Leguizamo On Family, Colombia, And Lin-Manuel Miranda [Interview]

Stephanie Beatriz is not voicing the first Colombian Disney Princess. "I would say I'm a Disney heroine, which would include all the princesses and myself," the "Encanto" star said in an interview with /Film ahead of the release of the latest Disney animated musical (in theaters now)."Encanto" is not your typical Disney animated musical either, though it's got all the hallmarks: a spunky female protagonist, goofy animal sidekicks that may or may not talk, magic houses, characters bursting into s...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, News, Disney, Colombia, John, Disney Princess, Byron, Jared, Stephanie, Lin Manuel Miranda, Lin, Bruno, Beatriz, Madrigal, John Leguizamo


Encanto Directors On Creating Disney's First Magical Realist Musical [Interview]

Byron Howard, Jared Bush, and Charise Castro Smith might have created the first-ever magical realist musical. The "Encanto" directors and co-director/writer, respectively, have created a Disney movie that more closely emulates that singular literary genre than many a live-action movie — and they did it with song and dance."When Jared and Byron brought me on to work on this film they were really interested in making a film that was inspired by magical realism," Smith, who co-wrote the script with...
Tags: Movies, News, Disney, Colombia, South America, Smith, Latin America, Byron, Jared, Gabriel García Márquez, Bush, Moana, Lin Manuel Miranda, Encanto, Lin, Borges


With 'Encanto' and 'Tick, Tick ... Boom,' Lin-Manuel Miranda isn't throwing away his movie shots

"Encanto" is about a movie about what makes us special, seriously enlivened, by Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical gifts.
Tags: Cnn, Lin Manuel Miranda


Encanto Star Stephanie Beatriz On The Most Challenging Part Of Singing A Lin-Manuel Miranda Song [Exclusive]

Encanto Star Stephanie Beatriz On The Most Challenging Part Of Singing A Lin-Manuel Miranda Song [Exclusive] Disney's latest animated musical is the sweet story of an extraordinary family called The Madrigals who live hidden in the Colombian mountains in a magical place called the Encanto. The magic of the area has given every child an unique gift, that is, everyone except Mirabel (Stephanie Beatriz). All of that changes, however, when Mirabel discovers the magic of her home is in danger and the...
Tags: Movies, News, Disney, Miranda, Hamilton, Zootopia, Benny, Tony, Brooklyn Nine Nine, Carla, Lin Manuel Miranda, Chu, Beatriz, Gertie, Stephanie Beatriz, Mirabel


Lin-Manuel Miranda Admits Movie Musicals Are Really Weird, But Knows How To Make It Work [Exclusive]

Lin-Manuel Miranda has no good reason to be nervous about writing songs for a Disney movie, but he is. For starters, this isn't his first go-round with the House of Mouse -- the actor-playwright previously penned songs for the Polynesian-focused tale "Moana" in 2016, earning him a best original song Oscar nomination for "How Far I'll Go." Two years later, Miranda would play the chimney-sweeping Jack in the musical sequel "Mary Poppins Returns," and in 2020 the Disney+ streaming service would pic...
Tags: Movies, News, Disney, Oscar, Broadway, Rob Marshall, Jack, Miranda, Hamilton, Jonathan Larson, Lin Manuel Miranda, Mary Poppins, Bob Fosse, John Chu, Hoai Tran Bui, Disney for Encanto


Encanto Songwriter Lin-Manuel Miranda On Why Animation Is The Perfect Medium For Musicals [Interview]

Lin-Manuel Miranda is just happy to have a seat at the table. What does it matter that he's won every major award except an Oscar, and has been heralded as one of the best musical talents of our time? It doesn't make it any less humbling for him to pen the songs for a Disney musical. Even if this is his second one."I had a wonderful time working on 'Moana,'" Miranda told me in an interview with /Film ahead of the release of "Encanto," the Colombia-set fantasy musical film coming to theaters this...
Tags: Movies, News, Mexico, Disney, Colombia, Broadway, Rob Marshall, John, Little Mermaid, Snow White, Miranda, Byron, Jared, Puerto Rico, Moana, Bobby


Lin-Manuel Miranda Learned His Most Important Song-Writing Lessons From A Howard Ashman DVD [Exclusive]

2021 is arguably the biggest year of Lin-Manuel Miranda's career so far. The Tony-winning multi-hyphenate just made his feature film directorial debut with "Tick, Tick...BOOM!", his musical "In the Heights" was adapted into a movie this past summer, he worked on the music for two animated musicals (Netflix's "Vivo" and Walt Disney Animation's "Encanto"), and that's not even a comprehensive list of all his credits this year. In the words of Aaron Burr from Miranda's smash hit "Hamilton": "the man...
Tags: Movies, News, Disney, Netflix, Little Mermaid, Miranda, Hamilton, Vivo, Howard, Tony, Lin Manuel Miranda, Howard Ashman, Louisa, Aaron Burr, Ashman, EVAN HANSEN


The Best Movies And Shows Coming To Disney+ In December 2021

November has already come to an end (mentally I'm still in March 2019, but "Boba Fett" has pulled me out of my reverie), and Disney+ has finally unveiled its slate of releases for December 2021. It's going to be an exciting month for the streaming service and its subscribers, thanks to the never-ending list of titles that are soon going to become available.Next month's list is led by soon-to-become holiday favorites such as "Christmas...Again?!" and "Disney Holiday Magic Quest" along with the ic...
Tags: New York, Television, Movies, News, Disney, Earth, Colombia, Will Smith, Darren Aronofsky, Hawkeye, Continental, Brownie, Boba Fett, Lin Manuel Miranda, Encanto, Barton


Movie Review: Lin-Manuel Miranda songs, stunning animation lift charming 'Encanto'

Walt Disney Animation Studios 'Encanto' opens on area screens only Tuesday night for the Thanksgiving weekend.        [Author: Akron Beacon Journal]
Tags: Religion, Lin Manuel Miranda, Akron Beacon Journal, Walt Disney Animation Studios Encanto


Lin-Manuel Miranda Turned Jonathan Larson’s Solo Show Into A Filmed Rock Opera

It’s not a direct adaptation: “Miranda and his co-writer Steven Levenson (Dear Evan Hansen) have added music from Larson’s other shows, tweaked some of the character arcs and even removed an entire subplot about Twinkies.” – BBC
Tags: Art, Theatre, Miranda, Jonathan Larson, Lin Manuel Miranda, Larson, Steven Levenson Dear Evan Hansen


Lin-Manuel Miranda on the "dirty secret" hidden in Tick, Tick... Boom!

The Hamilton creator says there's a moment in Tick, Tick... Boom! that made his friends cringe.
Tags: News, Hamilton, Lin Manuel Miranda



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