Category Archives: Musicals

DVD Review – ‘A Star is Born’ (1954)

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

To conclude this film review season, I’m tackling the 1954 film ‘A Star is Born’, starring Judy Garland and James Mason. This is considered one of Judy Garland’s best works in film and is an epic classic. It’s also one out of four films made under the same name, though I haven’t seen the other three films yet. Continue reading

Movie Review – ‘High School Musical’

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Yes! You’re seeing this right! I’ve seen the movie ‘High School Musical’! It’s ironic to be talking about this movie. For a while, I wasn’t particularly interested in seeing it. It’s clearly had a fan-base since its release on the Disney Channel in 2006. I’m amazed by how much of an impact it’s had pretty lately. Continue reading

DVD Review – ‘Summer Stock’

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

It’s time to take a look at a film featuring Judy Garland which was made in 1950. This film is called ‘Summer Stock’ and it has her pairing up with Gene Kelly, who is well-known for starring in the 1952 film ‘Singin’ in the Rain’. Judy and Gene worked together before in the 1942 film called ‘For Me and My Gal’. Continue reading

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