Category Archives: Musicals

DVD Review – ‘Presenting Lily Mars’

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And welcome to the second instalment of this year’s ‘Judy Garland Film Review Season’!

We’re going back in time to before Judy Garland did ‘Easter Parade’ with Fred Astaire and to one of her earliest and perhaps breakthrough films which arguably features her first adult-type role. Unless you consider ‘For Me and My Gal’ to be her first adult-type role, but I’ll have to watch and review that film another time. Continue reading

DVD Review – ‘Easter Parade’

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Welcome to ‘Bradley’s Basement’ blog and I’m Tim Bradley!

And welcome to the first instalment of this year’s ‘Judy Garland Film Review Season’!

As it’s Easter Monday today, I thought it’d be good to start off the ‘Judy Garland Film Review Season’ by looking into an Easter movie called ‘Easter Parade’. This 1948 film stars Judy Garland and Fred Astaire in their only film outing together. My parents and I enjoyed watching this film in 2020 and recently for 2021. Continue reading

Revisiting Judy Garland

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The ‘Judy Garland Film Review Season’ is about to start soon in April. This will look into four films, including ‘Easter Parade’, ‘Presenting Lily Mars’, ‘Summer Stock’ and 1954’s ‘A Star is Born’! Before we check those films out, let’s revisit the Judy Garland films that I’ve already reviewed on ‘Bradley’s Basement’. Continue reading

DVD Review – ‘Alexander’s Ragtime Band’

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I’ve created a new Musicals page on ‘Bradley’s Basement’! I’ve also done a review on the 1938 film ‘Alexander’s Ragtime Band’. The film is based on the musical number by Irving Berlin, who provides the songs, the score and the story here. I enjoyed watching ‘Alexander’s Ragtime Band’ during the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 – please keep safe. Continue reading

DVD reviews – ‘The Bing Crosby Collection’

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I’ve added a new page to my blog today as well as some new reviews. The new page I’ve added today is on Bing Crosby, a singer/actor who’s appeared in many films in the 1930s and 1940s. I’ve also added eight new DVD reviews on eight films featured in ‘The Bing Crosby Collection’ DVD box set. The reviews have been added to the ‘Bing Crosby’ page on ‘Bradley’s Basement’. Continue reading

Theatre Memories & Quick CD Album Review – ‘The Lion King’ (Stage Show)

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One of the things I was looking forward to this year was seeing the stage show of ‘The Lion King’ in Cardiff at the Wales Millennium Centre. I have seen ‘The Lion King’ stage show before at the Lyceum Theatre in London back in November 2010. I was so looking forward to seeing it again 10 years later. Continue reading

DVD reviews – ‘Astaire and Rogers: The Complete Film Collection’

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I’ve added a new page to my blog today as well as some new reviews. The new page I’ve added today is on Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers, the musical comedy dancing duo from the heyday of musical comedy films from the 1930s and the 1940s. I’ve also added ten new DVD reviews on ten films featured in ‘Astaire and Rogers: The Complete Film Collection’ DVD box set. The reviews have been added to the ‘Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers’ page on ‘Bradley’s Basement’. Continue reading

DVD Review – ‘Good News’

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I’ve reviewed the 1947 film ‘Good News’, starring June Allyson and Peter Lawford. This is a musical romantic comedy film about a campus football hero who falls in love with a part-time librarian. The film is based on the 1927 stage play of the same name and is the second film adaptation to be made. Continue reading

DVD reviews – ‘The Busby Berkeley Collection’

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I’ve added a new page to my blog today as well as some new reviews. I’ve added my new page on Busby Berkeley, who was a film musical director and chorographer from the heyday of musical films in the 1930s and 1940s. I’ve also added five new DVD reviews on five films featured in ‘The Busby Berkeley Collection’. The reviews have been added to the ‘Busby Berkeley’ page on ‘Bradley’s Basement’. Continue reading

‘Tim’s Musical Movie Evening’ – Music Presentation Summary

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For the last Wednesday of February, I did a fourth musical presentation at the ‘Newport Nostalgia Music Society’. The first three music presentations I did beforehand were ‘Tim’s Glenn Miller Favourites’ in April 2016; ‘Tim’s Nostalgia Trip’ in December 2016 and ‘Tim’s Film/TV Favourites’ in October 2017. My audience members really enjoyed those presentations. They enjoyed this one too! Continue reading