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‘The Dirt’ Trailer: Hair Metal Band Mötley Crüe Rocks Out in Netflix Biopic

Mötley Crüe, the hair/glam metal band that became a sensation in the 1980s with songs like “Kickstart My Heart,” “Dr. Feelgood,” and “Girls, Girls, Girls,” released a book in 2001 called The Dirt that recounted their excessive off-stage exploits in graphic detail. That book has been in development as a movie for years: Borat director Larry Charles once wanted to make an NC-17 adaptation, but now it’s finally been brought to life by Jackass director Jeff Tremaine. Check out the first The Dirt tr...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Netflix, Movie Trailers, Musical, True Story, Motley Crue, Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, Sunset Strip, Nikki Sixx, Jeff Tremaine, Larry Charles, Ramsay Bolton, Daniel Webber, The Dirt


New Blu-ray Releases: ‘A Star Is Born’, ‘Widows’, ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’, ‘The Little Mermaid’, ‘The Sisters Brothers’, ‘Robin Hood’

This week’s Blu-ray round-up features not one, but two highly underrated films from 2018 – a heist flick and a Western. You’ll also find a big Hollywood musical, two very different Disney films, and yet another reboot of Robin Hood. These are the new Blu-ray releases and their special features you should check out this week and beyond. A Star Is Born Back in September of 2018, when I saw A Star Is Born at TIFF, there was already a firm narrative in place that this musical remake was goi...
Tags: London, Movies, Drama, Western, Robin-Hood, Features, Chicago, Animation, Maine, Bradley Cooper, Sequels, Adaptation, Lady Gaga, Little Mermaid, The Little Mermaid, Steve McQueen


‘Rocketman’ Featurette Lets Taron Egerton Sing as Elton John

Hollywood can’t say no to a musical biopic. They’re usually hits, and more often than not, they score Oscar noms – even if they’re not very good (cough cough Bohemian Rhapsody cough cough). But the upcoming Rocketman, which tells the story of Elton John, might end up being a pleasant surprise. For one thing, it’s being sold as a “musical fantasy”, not a straightforward biopic. For another, it has Taron Egerton in the lead, and he’s actually singing – not just lip-synching. A new Rocketman featu...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Reese Witherspoon, Elton John, Bryce Dallas Howard, Musical, Joaquin Phoenix, Elton, True Story, Video Clips, Rami Malek, Taron Egerton, Dexter Fletcher, Behind the Scenes Footage, Egerton, Rocketman


Boomtown Chapter 11: The UK’s festival city returns with their most eclectic lineup yet

For one week every year a whole city pops up in the middle of the UK with music everywhere you look. A playground of 14 districts each with their own unique life and story. Every visitor becomes a character in the wild, musical, theatrical, experience that is Boomtown. Boomtown is back for it’s 11th year, bringing magic and life to the Winchester countryside this August. The festival has become notorious throughout the country for the atmosphere it creates by bringing together so many diff...
Tags: Music, UK, Featured, City, Live, Festival, Show, Musical, Tickets, Lineup, Gigs, Lauryn Hill, Chapter 11, Mike Skinner, PROPHETS OF RAGE, Boomtown


‘Teen Spirit’ Trailer: Elle Fanning Dreams of Pop Superstardom

We’re in the midst of some sort of unexpected pop singer movie boom. We had A Star is Born and Vox Lux last year, and this year we’ll have Her Smell and this film, Teen Spirit. And here’s a twist: all four of these films played at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival. What are the odds? Teen Spirit stars Elle Fanning as a teenager who dreams of pop superstardom. Can she make it? She might be able to, with the help of Rebecca Hall. Watch the Teen Spirit trailer below. Teen Spirit ...
Tags: Movies, Toronto, Movie Trailers, Musical, Rebecca-Hall, Lazer, Elle-Fanning, Max Minghella, Teen Spirit, Marshall Shaffer, Vox Lux, Agnieszka Grochowska, Ariana Grande Katy Perry Grimes, Elle Fanning Dreams of Pop Superstardom, Elle Fanning Rebecca Hall Zlatko Buric


‘Yesterday’ Trailer: Only One Man Remembers The Beatles in Danny Boyle’s New Musical Rom-Com

What if everyone in the world had never heard of The Beatles…except you? That’s the high-concept premise of Yesterday, a new musical comedy from Danny Boyle. In the film, Himesh Patel plays a man who wakes up one day to discover that somehow, the entire world has never heard of the Beatles, or heard one of their songs. As a result, Patel’s character ends up blowing up into a musical sensation by playing Beatles hits, and claiming he wrote them. Watch the Yesterday trailer below. Yesterday T...
Tags: Movies, Bbc, Ed Sheeran, Danny-Boyle, Richard Curtis, Movie Trailers, Musical, Jack, Steven Spielberg, Patel, Ellie, Yesterday, Himesh Patel, Lily James Kate McKinnon, Danny Boyle Slumdog, Jack Malik Himesh Patel


‘Aladdin’ TV Spot Finally Reveals Will Smith as the Big Blue Genie

When the first teaser trailer for Disney’s live-action remake of Aladdin first arrived, fans were fairly underwhelmed. Not only did the teaser offer very little footage of Mena Massoud as Aladdin and Naomi Scott as Jasmine, but it didn’t give us a look at Will Smith as the genie in the famous lamp at the center of the story. Even when the first images of Will Smith in the movie arrived, he wasn’t blue like the famed genie voiced by Robin Williams in the 1992 animated classic. But that changed t...
Tags: Movies, Romance, Robin Williams, Disney, Adaptation, John August, Will-Smith, Movie Trailers, Musical, Grammys, Remakes, Guy Ritchie, Video Clips, Tim Rice, Alan Menken, Jasmine


The ‘Wicked’ Movie This Way Comes to Theaters in December 2021

Wicked is defying gravity — and years of false starts — with an official release date. Universal has set the Wicked release date for December 2021, finally bringing the hit musical to the big screen. The feature adaptation of Winnie Holzman and Stephen Schwartz‘s Tony Award-winning musical was originally set to fly into theaters in 2019, but its release date was taken over by Tom Hooper’s Cats. Universal has set the official release date for Wicked for December 22, 2021, according to Deadlin...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Disney, Avatar, Broadway, Adaptation, Stephen Daldry, Universal, Warner Bros, Idina Menzel, Musical, Tom Hooper, Kristin Chenoweth, Wicked, Schwartz, Maguire


How Do I Love a Problem Like ‘Rent’?

The televised Fox production of Rent Live,  other than the production hiccups that led to it being majorly pre-recorded rather than actually “live,” resurrected both the problems and affection I had with the original stage musical. The lyrics still resonated with me even if I now scratch my head at the story, characters, and the handling of the historical context. In 2007, I was a middle schooler in Texas exploring the concept of sexuality. As a middle schooler under a conservative father...
Tags: Texas, Television, Movies, Angels, America, Features, Broadway, Angel, Rent, Houston, Musical, Pascal, Rapp, Anthony Rapp, Mark, Mimi


Fox Stands by ‘Rent Live’ in Face of Taped Rehearsal Snafu [TCA 2019]

With Grease: Live and A Christmas Story , Fox can claim at least 50% credit for bringing the live musical back to TV. NBC has done their share of live musical heavy lifting too. However,  Rent: Live was the first production that did not go according to plan. An injury prevented star Brennan Hunt from performing live, so a prerecorded dress rehearsal was aired instead. Speaking with the Television Critics Association today, new Fox Entertainment president Charlie Collier stood by the...
Tags: Television, Movies, Nbc, Fox, Broadway, Rent, Musical, Rupert Murdoch, Television Critics Association, COLLIER, Marc Platt, Dana -LSB- Walden, Marc, Charlie Collier, Fox Entertainment, Gary -LSB- Newman


NBC Cuts Plans for ‘Hair Live!’ to Refocus on Family-Friendly Musicals

Adult-oriented musicals can consider themselves on the chopping block for NBC. The network has cut short its plans to air Hair Live!, which had been originally scheduled for a May 19 telecast, as the network’s next live musical. Instead, NBC plans to refocus its live musical programming to family-friendly shows in a return to the broad-appeal titles like The Sound Of Music, which helped launch the current live TV musical phenomenon. Hair Live! had been announced as the next NBC live musical ...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Nbc, Drama, Fox, John Legend, Musical, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice, Diane Paulus, NBC Entertainment, Bob Greenblatt, Alex Rudzinski, Hair Live, Deadline Paul Telegdy, Telegdy


The Oscars Will Let All Five Best Song Nominees Perform After All

In the face of intense backlash to the decision to spotlight only two of the Best Original Song nominees, the Academy is reversing its original plans for the 2019 Oscars Best Song performances. The Academy is now planning to have all five nominated songs performed on the February 24 telecast. If only they’ll reverse their decision to hand out certain technical awards during commercial breaks… The Academy was the source of much controversy when it announced last week that it planned to spotli...
Tags: Movies, Abc, Awards, Bradley Cooper, Kendrick Lamar, Lady Gaga, Musical, Academy Awards, Academy, Emily-Blunt, Diane Warren, Lin-manuel Miranda, Jennifer-Hudson, Mary Poppins, Willie Watson, Tim-Blake-Nelson


‘In the Heights’ Finds Its Benny With ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Star Corey Hawkins

The upcoming feature film adaptation of In the Heights has found its Benny. Corey Hawkins, star of Straight Outta Compton and the 24 revival, has been cast in In the Heights as one of its lead characters Benny, originated by Christopher Jackson in the Tony Award-winning Broadway play. Hawkins’ addition fleshes out the In the Heights cast, which is lead by Anthony Ramos. Deadline reports that Corey Hawkins is joining the In the Heights cast as one of its lead characters: Benny, a young man wh...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Drama, Casting, Broadway, Adaptation, Manhattan, Musical, Hamilton, Washington Heights, George Washington, Benny, Jon, Hawkins, Corey Hawkins, Ramos


‘The Lion King’ Remake Will Let Beyoncé and Donald Glover Sing a Classic Duet

Can you feel the love from the star-studded cast of Jon Favreau’s upcoming CG remake of The Lion King? They’re going to show us the greatest proof of love they can with a new rendition of the classic and beloved duet “Can You Feel the Love Tonight,” sung by none other than the film’s resident R&B and hip-hop superstars, Beyoncé and Donald Glover. The two play Nala and Simba, respectively, and it’s hard to not just think of the chart-topping power of the two artists combined. The winner of th...
Tags: Movies, Beyonce, Animation, Elton John, Adaptation, Seth Rogen, John, Musical, Jon Favreau, Billy Eichner, Andy Cohen, Cohen, Edwards, Tim Rice, Donald Glover, Glover


London Theater Review: ‘Leave to Remain’

“Leave to Remain” was almost a graphic novel. And a concept album. And a television series. Eventually Bloc Party’s frontman Kele Okereke and co-writer Matt Jones swung behind the idea of a stage musical, but they’ve ended up with a kind of synth-pop soap opera. Their story of a gay couple’s pre-wedding jitters is so […]
Tags: Reviews, London, Musical, Brexit, Kele Okereke, Bloc Party, Matt Jones, Lyric Hammersmith Theatre


‘Flight of the Conchords’ Live HBO Special Is Getting a Vinyl Album Release

If you loved the live concert that Flight of the Conchords brought to HBO last year, but you’ve been itching to have it in a different format than a TV special, we have good news. Flight of the Conchords: Live in London will be released on vinyl in March, giving fans the entire concert from across the pond in a 3XLP set. The performance was taped in front of a live audience at the Eventim Apollo, and not only does it feature some of your favorite songs from their sadly short-lived hit HBO serie...
Tags: Hbo, Comedy, London, Television, Movies, Vinyl, Flight of the Conchords, Musical, Cool Stuff, Iain, Conchords, Deanna Father


How to Stream Rent: Live! Tonight

One of the most popular musicals of all time, Rent, is debuting in your living room tonight for one night only. FOX is airing Rent: Live! this evening at 8pm ET, with a tape delay for folks in other time zones. The live broadcast is going to be directed by Michael Greif, who directed the original stage version, and…Read more...
Tags: Streaming, Lifehacks, Musical, Streaming Video, Michael Greif


‘The Little Mermaid’ 30th Anniversary 4K Blu-ray Release Brings All-New Bonus Features

The Little Mermaid is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, and to commemorate the beloved Disney classic, the film is being released on 4K Ultra Blu-ray and Digital HD next month. Aside from getting the movie in the highest possible quality, fans will also be treated to some new special features, including a celebratory discussion and musical performance with composer Alan Menken and some of Disney’s most beloved leading ladies. Get the full rundown of The Little Mermaid 4K Blu-ray and d...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Digital, Animation, Disney Princess, Little Mermaid, The Little Mermaid, Ariel, Alan, Musical, Disney Channel, Blu, Howard, Alan Menken, Walt, Menken


David Byrne Channels the Weird and the Ordinary in 'True Stories'

None As the frontman for , David Byrne certainly earned a reputation as a critic of culture. Songs like "Once in a Lifetime" and "Burning Down the House" ask existential questions that poke at the dull monotony of the everyday. On the surface, Byrne's only feature-length film, True Stories (1986), seems to follow suit. The characters are based on people featured in tabloid news stories that Byrne collected, later deciding to construct a narrative around their idiosyncrasies. The overlapping...
Tags: Music, Comedy, Texas, Review, US, America, David, House, John Goodman, Cambodia, Cia, Bill, Talking Heads, Musical, Criterion Collection, Polaroid


‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ Clip: Watch the Entire “A Place Called Slaughter Race” Musical Sequence

Every Disney princess deserves their big sweeping solo song, and in Ralph Breaks the Internet, Princess Vanellope (Sarah Silverman) got one — albeit an appropriately offbeat one. The young video game racer and quirky princess got her own solo song penned by the legendary Disney maestro Alan Menken in a song that is equal parts self-deprecating and inspirational, in the vein of both Wreck-It Ralph movies. But boy does Vanellope sing her little heart out about murderous street racing in the full ...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Disney, Animation, Musical, Sarah-Silverman, Video Clips, Silverman, Ralph, Alan Menken, Shank, Menken, Action/Adventure, Disney/Pixar, Phil Johnston, Vanellope


‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Getting Sing-Along Screenings in 750 Theaters Across America

The show must go on, and it will go on for Golden Globe winner Bohemian Rhapsody. The Queen biopic has become a bonafide worldwide sensation, shooting past $700 million at the global box office to become the highest-grossing music biopic of all time. Now 20th Century Fox wants us to keep playing that radio gaga, with the release of new sing-along version at 750 theaters nationwide as the film expands to more than 1,300 theaters. Bohemian Rhapsody is basically one big glorified karaoke sessio...
Tags: Movies, Drama, US, America, Fox, Canada, Queen, Bryan Singer, States, Musical, 20th Century Fox, True Story, Golden Globe, Rami Malek, Malek, Dexter Fletcher


Brad Bird’s Next Project is an Original Live-Action/Animated Hybrid Musical With Michael Giacchino

Brad Bird has successfully made the leap from animated movies to live-action blockbusters and back to animated movies. But there’s one genre, despite often working under the umbrella of Disney, that he hasn’t yet tackled: musicals. The Incredibles 2 director confirmed that his next project will be something that he’s “deathly afraid of” but that he’s been wanting to make for a long time. The next Brad Bird project is a live-action and animated hybrid musical that will be composed by Michael Gia...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Bird, Musical, Pixar, Tomorrowland, Brad-Bird, Mary Poppins, Michael Giacchino, Giacchino, House of Mouse, BAFTA Tea Party Bird, NfucPRpnai Variety


‘Fosse/Verdon’ Teaser: Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams Are All That Jazz in FX Biopic Miniseries

Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams are going to give you the ole razzle dazzle in Fosse/Verdon, FX’s upcoming biographical miniseries about the legendary Broadway choreographer and filmmaker Bob Fosse and his creative and romantic partner Gwen Verdon, who did everything he did but backwards and in heels. Fosse/Verdon Teaser Based on the biography Fosse by Sam Wasson, Fosse/Verdon is a biographical miniseries executive produced by Lin-Manuel Miranda of Hamilton fame and centers around th...
Tags: Television, Movies, Drama, Chicago, Williams, Broadway, Musical, FX, True Story, Hamilton, Sam-Rockwell, Lin Manuel Miranda, Rockwell, Michelle-Williams, Bob Fosse, Fosse


‘Rocketman’ Images Offer New Look at Taron Egerton as Elton John

Touch down has brought us round again to find some new Rocketman images, showing star Taron Egerton (Kingsman: The Secret Service) in character as Elton John. Egerton certainly looks the part, and hopefully this will make everyone forget about that Robin Hood movie that bombed last year. See the latest Rocketman images below as you wait a long long time (or at least 4 months) for the movie’s release. You want Rocketman images? We’ve got ’em! Here’s Taron Egerton as Elton John, playing the p...
Tags: Images, Movies, Robin Hood, Elton John, Secret Service, Bryan Singer, Bryce Dallas Howard, Musical, Elton, True Story, Fletcher, Taron Egerton, Dexter Fletcher, Taron Egerton Kingsman, Egerton, Rocketman


‘The Notebook’ is Getting Turned into a Broadway Musical That Will Make You Cry Again

If you watched the adaptation of Nicholas Sparks‘ romance novel The Notebook and thought the story could use a little more song and dance, we have good news. The Notebook is in the process of becoming a Broadway musical with This Is Us supervising producer and playwright Bekah Brunstetter writing the book and folk pop singer and songwriter Ingrid Michaelson behind the music and lyrics. Find out more about The Notebook Broadway musical below. The news of The Notebook Broadway musical comes fro...
Tags: Movies, Ingrid Michaelson, Romance, Noah, Stage, Broadway, Adaptation, Musical, North Carolina, Hulu, James Garner, Ingrid, Deutsch, Nicholas Sparks, Gena Rowlands, Natasha Pierre


‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Blu-ray Takes the Stage In February

Bohemian Rhapsody, the box office smash about Freddie Mercury and Queen, is coming home. The Bohemian Rhapsody Blu-ray will hit shelves in February, which the digital copy drops at the end of this month. The biopic received somewhat mixed reviews, with the only consensus being that Rami Malek turned in a great performance as Mercury. But audiences didn’t care about the lackluster critical reaction, and turned the movie into a monster hit. The general public loves Bohemian Rhapsody, so I won’...
Tags: Movies, Yahoo, Drama, Digital, Freddie Mercury, Bryan Singer, Musical, True Story, Rami Malek, Malek, Freddie, Dexter Fletcher, Blu Ray Digital, Home Video, DVD/Blu-Ray, Bohemian Rhapsody


‘Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me’ Trailer: An American Icon Gets His First Major Documentary

Sammy Davis Jr. has is an essential member of the Rat Pack and an icon of American culture, but his contributions to pop culture have remained mostly unsung. A new documentary from PBS as part of their “American Masters” series gives the spotlight to Sammy Davis Jr., in the aptly titled Sammy Davis Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me. PBS has debuted the official Sammy Davis Jr. I’ve Gotta Be Me trailer which you can watch below. Sammy Davis Jr. I’ve Gotta Be Me Trailer “Sammy Davis, Jr’s whole life ...
Tags: Movies, Documentary, America, Davis, Pbs, Movie Trailers, Musical, Sammy Davis Jr, Kim Novak, ACORN, Sammy Davis Jr I ve Got, Sammy Davis Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me, Samuel D Pollard, Maynard Sammy Davis Jr, AFI Fest DOC NYC


‘Mary Poppins Returns’ Featurette Shows You How the Film’s Biggest Production Number Was Created

Mary Poppins Returns is now playing in theaters everywhere, and if you caught the Disney musical over the holiday weekend, you likely noticed the biggest production number revolved around the song “Trip A Little Light Fantastic.” A new Mary Poppins Returns featurette goes behind the scenes to show you how much work went into making this number a reality. Mary Poppins Returns Featurette “We’ve been preparing this number for over a year,” Mary Poppins Returns director Rob Marshall tells u...
Tags: London, Movies, Meryl Streep, Sequels, Rob-Marshall, Ellen, Musical, Julie Walters, Jack, Ben Whishaw, Emily-Blunt, John DeLuca, Colin Firth, Dick Van Dyke, Video Clips, Marshall


‘Bathtubs Over Broadway’ Trailer: Discovering the Hidden World of Sponsored Musicals

You may remember those bits on the Late Show With David Letterman, in which the host introduced obscure vinyl records for laughs in a recurring segment called “Dave’s Record Collection.” That segment actually stemmed from an hobby held by Late Show writer Steve Young, who in the mid-nineties became obsessed with the hidden world of industrial musicals, curating a vast collection of sponsored musicals that hawked everything from cars, to cereal, to — yes — bathtubs. Now his obsession becomes a f...
Tags: Movies, Documentary, David Letterman, America, Dave, Broadway, Movie Trailers, Musical, Young, Steve, Martin Short, Steve Young, Focus Features, John Kander, Susan Stroman, Bob Fosse


This Strange Joe Pesci Christmas Song is the Reason for the Season

It’s Christmas Eve! You’ve likely already finished work and are ready to head into the holiday, drink some eggnog, open some gifts, and listen to Christmas music. While you’ve heard all the standard Christmas tunes hundreds of times by now, here’s one you might not have heard. A song performed by none other than Mr. Joe Pesci, star of GoodFellas. Hear the Joe Pesci Christmas song below! Joe Pesci Christmas Song First, a warning: this song is NSFW. But if you’re honestly still at work on...
Tags: Movies, Netflix, Santa Claus, Musical, Martin Scorsese, Joe Pesci, Pesci, Joe Pesci Christmas Song, Vincent LaGuardia Gambini, Vincent Gambini