Category Archives: Musicals

Movie Review – ‘Into the Woods’

SPOILERS ALERT!!!

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So, this is a musical film that I saw on Disney+ last Friday. Apparently, ‘Into the Woods’ was released at cinemas in December 2014 and is based on the 1986 Broadway musical of the same name. I of course knew nothing about the stage musical and wasn’t aware the film was released in late 2014. 😐 Continue reading

Revisiting Fred & Ginger

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I’ve revisited one of my favourite Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers films – ‘The Gay Divorcee’. For the occasion, I’m sharing my reviews on some of Fred and Gingers’ films, which were made in the 1930s. Some of these black-and-white musical films are very enjoyable to check out, especially in the time period they come from. Continue reading

DVD Review – ‘Pigskin Parade’

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Having reviewed quite a number of Judy Garland films over the years, it only makes sense for me to review her earliest film appearance that may well be her film debut before she became famous in ‘The Wizard of Oz’. It’s time to take a look at ‘Pigskin Parade’, a 1936 musical comedy film about a game of American football, which incidentally is played in a snowstorm. 😀 Continue reading

Movie Review – ‘Encanto’

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Last year, I saw the Disney/Pixar film called ‘Soul’, which was released via Disney+ on Christmas Day 2020. This year, I saw the film called ‘Encanto’, which was initially released for a short period of time at cinemas in November 2021 before it was soon re-released via Disney+ on Christmas Eve in 2021. 🙂 Continue reading

Movie Review – ‘Enchanted’

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I’d like to share some thoughts on a movie I’ve seen recently on Disney+. This is ‘Enchanted’, a 2007 film which I saw on the big screen when it came out in November/December of that year. My parents saw the film for the first time on Disney+ and they greatly enjoyed it. I’m very glad they did. Continue reading

Movie Review – ‘The Country Bears’

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I’ve seen another film on Disney+ called ‘The Country Bears’. This film was released in 2002 and it’s a musical road comedy directed by Peter Hastings. It happens to be based on the Disney theme park attraction called ‘Country Bear Jamboree’. I’ve yet to attend Disneyland and its various attractions. 🙂 Continue reading

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