Movie Musicals

  • Voice Choices

    July 16, 2014
  • Blogs

    February 19, 2014

    Listen: The State of the Movie Musical on This Week's Voice Film Club Podcast

    On this week's Voice Film Club podcast, Voice film critic Stephanie Zacharek returns from the Berlin Film Festival and joins the group to discuss the state of the movie musical.

  • Voice Choices

    January 29, 2014

    OOH LA LA!

    Tap your foot to Gigi

  • Film

    December 19, 2012
  • Blogs

    April 8, 2011

    Madonna Wanted For Sunset Boulevard

    ​I recently April Fooled you about Madonna getting a special Oscar for acting, but there's finally a role that she could garner some gold with. And she doesn't want it! On Piers Morgan's chat show on CNN, composer Andrew Lloyd Webber said he feels Madonna would be a ''great Norma Desmond'' i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Beyonce, Streisand, and Willow Smith Bring Back The Movie Musical

    ​Last year, Burlesque was the only musical to hit the screen (unlike you count Camp Rock 2 and Scott Pilgrim), but somehow that was enough to make the genre catch fire again. No fewer than three major divas are going ahead with large-scale movie musicals. And interestingly, every one of them ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    December 22, 2010


    Take a chance on Casino Jack

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2010

    Sacha Cohen Will Rock You As Freddie Mercury

    ​It was reported last week that Sacha Baron Cohen will play Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury in a film musical, and I instantly started screeching out a joyful "Bohemian Rhapsody" as a result. First of all, Cohen has played gay more often than straight, so it's a very tight fit.

  • Voice Choices

    August 11, 2010
  • Blogs

    June 17, 2010

    Doris Day is Now A Blogger!

    ​Yes, the fabulous apple-cheeked singer/star of '50s movie musicals and '60s rom coms has joined the blogsopshere, instantly making it a whole lot nicer. I'm hearing that "Dodo" will give her blessing to by pitching in an occasional blog and some recorded messages for the site.

  • Voice Choices

    June 24, 2009
  • Voice Choices

    December 31, 2008


    Film Society explores the curious David Fincher

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2008

    Mamma Mia Trailers: ABBA Dabba Do

    On Broadway, Mamma Mia is a fairly cheesy, lightweight jukebox musical which opened to raves that were mystifying—until you realized 9/11 had just happened and people were anxious for ANY piece of entertainment to lead us out of the smoky gloom. Carrie the Musical would have even gotten good revie ... More >>

  • Film

    July 17, 2007

    Internet Killed the Video Star

    Is YouTube bad for experimental video art?

  • Film

    July 10, 2007

    Hairspray, Get Back to Your Roots!

    Movie musical of the musical of the movie is nowhere near divine

  • Columns

    January 9, 2007
  • Film

    December 5, 2006

    Dream Works

    But it's not perfect. Jennifer Hudson nails it, as a well-worn tale struggles to transcend the Ray model

  • Film

    December 14, 2004

    The Phantom Menace

    The saddest musical in the world: A Lloyd Webber revival that proves the show musn't go on

  • Theater

    April 22, 2003

    Aurally Sound

    What You Hear's OK, but What Are You Seeing?

  • Film

    November 19, 2002
  • Film

    May 23, 2000
  • Film

    July 20, 1999
  • Film

    February 9, 1999