“The Phantom of the Opera” Movie Details
The Phantom of the Opera tagline: Her voice became his passion. Her love became his obsession. Her refusal became his rage…..
|Directors: Joel Schumacher|
|IMDB Rating: 7.2/10 out of 40,895 votes|
“The Phantom of the Opera” Movie Review
“The Phantom of the Opera” Plot Summary
A disfigured musical genius, hidden away in the Paris Opera House, terrorizes the opera company for the unwitting benefit of a young protegee whom he trains and loves.
A fantastic experience!
I have seen the movie, Phantom of the Opera, five times, a phenomenon never experienced with any other movie in my life. The movie has such depth and rich details, making it is worthy of spending the time and money to see it five times. Please spare me any more negative comments about Gerard Butler’s performance! I have seen the play in New York and in a regional theater. Of all performances I have seen, Gerard Butler’s portrayal of the Phantom is the finest, most sensitive, and most provocative. His singing is full of emotion, making his character believable and powerful. I would like to see Gerard Butler get some recognition for his performance, because he lifts the character of the Phantom far beyond what it has been in the past. He was perfect for the role, and his acting and singing should be recognized as one of the best performances on the screen this year! Emmy would not have been as great as she was without the performance provided by Gerard Butler. I want to thank Gerard Butler for taking me out of the everyday details of living into a world of ‘music of the night.’ Speak out for Gerard Butler’s receiving recogniton for his truly inspiring performance as the Phantom!
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“Hairspray” Movie Details
Hairspray tagline: Get ready for something big July 20th!
|Directors: Adam Shankman|
|IMDB Rating: 7.3/10 out of 39,469 votes|
“Hairspray” Movie Review
“Hairspray” Plot Summary
Pleasantly plump teenager Tracy Turnblad teaches 1962 Baltimore a thing or two about integration after landing a spot on a local TV dance show.
I Am Shocked
I am shocked at how much I liked this movie. When I first heard about it, I wasn’t too excited. I’m not a big fan of musicals and I didn’t think this would make me warm up to them. But I really loved this movie. It was absolutely fantastic. I was forced into seeing this movie and I didn’t expect it to be that good
My sister asked me to take her daughters, Jacqueline and Emma to see the movie and I was a little reluctant to at first, but I eventually agreed to go. It wasn’t as good as Transformers, but it was a ton of fun! My nieces were smiling to the whole movie and so was I. It was just very funny and extremely enjoyable
The whole cast was absolutely superb. Nikki Blonsky has talent. She pulled off the role of Tracy great. Amanda Bynes was great as Tracy’s pal, Penny. I like Amanda, she is a funny girl. John Travolta as Edna, Tracy’s mom. Wow. Pretty good. Michelle Pheiffer and Brittany Snow play snotty mother and daughter, Velma and Amber Von Tussel. They were pretty funny. Christopher Walken is excellent as always. Queen Latifa as Motormouth Maybelle was pretty damn hilarious. Zac Efron as the dreamy Linc Larkin. He was pretty cool. Elijah Kelley as Seaweed was just awesome!The script was pretty awesome. The songs were good and you may find yourself tapping your feet to the music. The dialogue was fun and absolutely hilarious. The characters were very, very likable. You may even grow attached to the antagonists. It was very well written and the cast proved that even more
If you want to have a fun time at the movies, I really recommend Hairspray. Even the guys will love it. The songs, script, and cast were all excellent and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Even though I loathe musicals, this one was great. Go watch it. It’s very entertaining
Cast: 10/10 Songs: 9/10 Choreography: 9/10 Writing: 10/10 Characters: 10/10Overall Score: 10/10
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“Grease” Movie Details
Grease tagline: Grease is the word
“Grease” Movie Review
“Grease” Plot Summary
Good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. But when they unexpectedly discover they’re now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance?
One of the best musicals brought to the big screen.
Although it is old, Grease is still loved and watching by adults and children alike. Once you watch Grease you just want to get up and dance! Grease is the story of bad-boy Danny and good-girl Sandy meeting each other over summer break then happen to returning to the same school. There’s a great mix of kids, they all are very different and have one thing that separates them very much from each other. There’s a great mix of songs too; slow and very fast. Also, the dancing is amazing. The end also blows your mind and just makes you so astonished, but in such a good way. The up-beat fun never stops and makes you want to watch the movie again and again. Grease is a definite must see for everyone!
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“Cry-Baby” Movie Details
Cry-Baby tagline: Too young to be square… Too tough to be shocked… Too late to be saved
|Directors: John Waters|
|IMDB Rating: 6.2/10 out of 17,330 votes|
“Cry-Baby” Movie Review
“Cry-Baby” Plot Summary
“Drape” (or Greaser) Wade Walker, also known as Cry-Baby for his ability to shed a single tear, falls…
This is my favorite movie ever!
This is my favorite of all time. I am such a huge fan of John Waters. He is so awesome and out there. This movie made me fall in love with Johnny Depp. I love Amy Locane also. I like to watch them together. They have good chemistry. This movie is so funny and weird in a good way. I would totally recommend it to anyone who likes films about 1950s culture completely exaggerated. It is great though. My favorite part is when Allison sings ‘Please Mr. Jailer’, it is a good song and a funny part. Traci Lords is great in the movie also, Patty Hearst plays her mother. She is hilarious. They all are great actors and I think this movie really shows it. It may be a comedy, but it is a love story and you will fall in love with Wade ‘Cry-baby’ Walker and Allison Vernon-Williams. It is a great movie!
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“Mamma Mia!” Movie Details
Mamma Mia! tagline: Take a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget
|Directors: Phyllida Lloyd|
|IMDB Rating: 6.6/10 out of 42,200 votes|
“Mamma Mia!” Movie Review
“Mamma Mia” Plot Summary
The story of a bride-to-be trying to find her real father told using hit songs by the popular ’70s group ABBA.
Mamma Mia, Meryl!!!
There’s no better way to describe the HORRENDOUS experience that’s to watch Mamma Mia: Hitler must be looking up, saying to the pseudo-director Phyllida Lloyd ‘You monster, what have you done?’Everything about the movie is wrong. Just Wrong! Even its success, which is unexplainable. I can understand when those crappy parody movies, like Epic Movie, make their minimal share of money and turn profit just because they’re cheap (of course they are!). But when something like Mamma Mia makes 450 million dollars worldwide, you think ‘what the hell is wrong with the world?’And to think we have Meryl Streep, one of the greatest alive actresses of the world, in it? What was she thinking? ‘I need the money’, she could say. Well then, sell one of your grandchildren, even that would be less embarrassing. It’s not that Meryl is good in a disastrous piece of, err, ‘movie’. She’s also disastrous! When she sings, even though she’s got the vocals, it’s ridiculous. Worse than her only Pierce Brosnan. He used to be James Bond. Now he’s singing Abba in a purple spandex during the credits of the worst movie ever. Really? And when I mention Abba, not that I have anything against the band and their music. Though it doesn’t help them when actors started singing (badly), dancing (worse) and the extras join then (They pop out of nowhere! Frequently!) to present one terrible musical sequences after the other. You wanna cry when the music starts. And I love musicals! But this is the first in the genre where you PRAY for actual silence
I could keep going. The list goes on forever. You could write a Stephen King novel with the complete list of mistakes in this movie
To sum up: go watch it! Really! You’ve got to witness to understand!! And since it’s already a huge success, who cares if it makes a few more dollars from you? And it’s not liking you’re selling your soul to the devil. Meryl did that before. For the whole mankind. And now the world must end, because we’ve committed the ultimate evil and we must be destroyed.
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“Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” Movie Details
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street tagline: Never Forget. Never Forgive.
|Directors: Tim Burton|
|IMDB Rating: 7.7/10 out of 98,111 votes|
“Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” Movie Review
“Sweeney Todd” Plot Summary
The infamous story of Benjamin Barker, a.k.a Sweeney Todd, who sets up a barber shop down in London which is the basis for a sinister partnership with his fellow tenant, Mrs. Lovett. Based on the hit Broadway musical.
Got me onside, surprisingly good
I am generally not a fan of musicals. I don’t like the artifice of singing dialogue moments. I have no problem with singing in a movie but this grates on me. Take Dreamgirls for instance. For the most part i was fine with it, good songs, performed as performances with a narrative structure surrounding them. However once of twice it had songs in place of dialogue where characters were discussing things amongst themselves or some such thing and i just got annoyed. And yes i dislike all the classics like West Side Story for this very reason
For about the first 20-30 minutes of Sweeney Todd I was having the same problem. This makes no bones about it being a musical. It’s not Rex Harrison speak-sing, it’s not staged songs in the middle of clumps of dialogue, it’s pretty much all singing. Everything. Every sentiment, every emotion, every plan, every aside. Yet after about 20 minutes or so i got used to it and went with it and then just appreciated the wonderful dark humour and sheer entertainment quality of it
Johnny Depp is great in the lead but he is complimented across the entire cast with Alan Rickman on fabulously villainous mode; Timothy Spall wonderfully revolting an Beadle Bamford – Rickman’s henchman; and Helena Bonham Carter hilariously off-centre with all the best lines. It also has a star making turn from a brilliant child actor, Edward Sanders. Much better than the now ubiquitous Freddie Highmore (who got his big break with Depp in Finding Neverland before rejoining him (with Burton) in Charlie And The Chocolate Factory) he seems destined to have a great career potentially
The film’s greatest achievement however is how Burton has translated it to screen. This is a purely film musical. It never feels stagey. Unlike recent films like The Producers, Dreamgirls, Chicago which felt largely like they’d stuck a camera in a theatre and just filmed the show here Burton is brave enough to create a cinematic musical using all the tricks of his craft. That is never feels like it belongs anywhere but on a cinema screen is a huge testament to Burton’s skill in the translation and I hope the Academy is intelligent enough to recognise this come the Oscars next year
The dark humour is great, the look is stunning, Depp is gloriously unhinged while remaining believable. Even if, like me, you don’t generally like this type of musical i think you’ll get swept up in Sweeney Todd and enjoy it. Bravo Mr Burton.
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“Across the Universe” Movie Details
Across the Universe tagline: All you need is love.
|Directors: Julie Taymor|
|IMDB Rating: 7.5/10 out of 42,538 votes|
“Across the Universe” Movie Review
“Across the Universe” Plot Summary
The music of the Beatles and the Vietnam War form the backdrop for the romance between an upper-class American girl and a poor Liverpudlian artist.
excellent and artistic film
This film is extraordinary. It is extremely artistic, thought provoking, and has substance. It may not be for everyone. If you have no sense of over laying, or collage, or recognizing parallel stories from history repeating themselves, you may not connect with it. But I found this film to be over the top creative and entertaining. Since I grew up in the 60’s, and I appreciate the music of the Beatles, there was a personal connection to all of it. A lot of fun yet deep emotions were brought to the surface. I know a creative mind when I see one and Taymor and her collaborators are a ‘10′ in this regard. I will see it again.
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“My Best Friend’s Wedding” Movie Details
My Best Friend’s Wedding tagline: Julianne fell in love with her best friend the day he decided to marry someone else.
|Directors: P.J. Hogan|
|IMDB Rating: 6.2/10 out of 35,634 votes|
“My Best Friend’s Wedding” Movie Review
“My Best Friend’s Wedding” Plot Summary
When a woman’s long-time friend says he’s engaged, she realizes she loves him herself… and sets out to get him, with only days before the wedding.
Good romantic comedy that will make you laugh, possibly cry, touch you, and make you feel warm inside
MY BEST FRIEND’S WEDDING, in my opinion, is a good romantic comedy that will make you laugh, possibly cry, touch you, and make you feel warm inside. If you ask me, Julia (Roberts), Dermot (Mulroney), and Cameron (Diaz) dazzle as a jealous food critic, a wandering sports writer, and a sunny-natured heiress! My favorite parts are when Julianne (Julia Roberts) chases after Michael (Dermot Mulroney) as he’s chasing after Kimmy (Cameron Diaz) and when Kimmy and Julianne yell at each other in the ladies’ room at Comiskey Park. The one thing I really hated about this movie was Cameron Diaz’ singing. My friend, Brandon, covered his ears when she sang ‘I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself.’ No offense, Cameron, but, you sang better in THE MASK. In conclusion, there is a moral to this story, and, that moral is, ‘Never take your relationship with your boyfriend or girlfriend for granted.’
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“Moulin Rouge” Movie Details
Moulin Rouge tagline: No Laws. No Limits. One Rule. Never Fall In Love.
|The Green Fairy|
“Moulin Rouge” Movie Review
“Moulin Rouge” Plot Summary
A poet falls for a beautiful courtesan whom a jealous duke covets in this stylish musical, with music drawn from familiar 20th century sources. add synopsis
The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is to love, and to be loved in return…
And so I went, journeying into the unforgettable trip that was ‘Moulin Rouge!’ – now and forever one of my all-time favourite MOVIES (not just movie musicals) ever! I simply cannot say enough to express how very deeply this film affected me when I first viewed it…it’s impossible. From the very first jaw-dropping image of the 20th-Century Fox logo bordered by a beautiful red velvet curtain and a bouncy conductor – I knew then that I was about to experience something I had never seen before. Grand, inspiring, original, flawless…everything that so many others have said in their descriptions of ‘Moulin Rouge!’ could not be put any better. This is the reason I am now a bona-fide fan of director Baz Luhrmann. I had actually seen some of his previous work – the hyperkinetic modern version of William Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo & Juliet’ – and from then on was absolutely hooked onto his visual flair. Likewise with ‘R+J’, ‘Moulin Rouge!’ oozes with theatrical energy, gorgeous costumes/set designs, terrific music, and of course, first-rate acting from its wonderful two leads, as well as the supporting cast
Watching the first few minutes, I could unfortunately see why this movie was ignored and laughed at by many critics, filmgoers, etc.; apparently it developed a bit of a ‘cult’ following of sorts after that. I agree that it’s not for everybody – but come on, after I finished it, I remember thinking: ‘What’s wrong with everybody? This movie is a classic! What were the haters thinking?’ Granted, if you don’t like musicals, I can understand, but for others, I guess its overwhelming originality and unconventional wisdoms were too much for some people. Oh, well…you clearly can’t please everybody
At any rate, this film deserved all the praise and award nominations it received and/or won. It’s certainly one of the more interesting and groundbreaking films released early in the new millennium, and it truly reminds some of us just why we love movies in the first place (or musicals, or MOVIE musicals, for that matter). It lifts our spirits with often-campy fun. It’s lovely, it’s larger-than-life, and it’s just plain phenomenal. A joy to watch and listen to
I’ll stop gushing for now…I think I’ve made my point clear. Thank you.* * * TRUTH * BEAUTY * FREEDOM * LOVE * * *
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