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Scrooge: A Christmas Carol review – Netflix’s junky musical is a

If it ain’t broke don’t fix it. Unless it’s A Christmas Carol, the delightful Charles Dickens classic that nobody will leave well enough alone. If only the latest iteration, Scrooge, were content to revisit a magical old favorite. Instead Netflix’s psychedelic musical drains and dilutes, trading the original’s wit and heart for belted-out ballads, flame […]

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Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical review

Adapted from the long-running stage show, this uneven but sporadically hugely entertaining film marries Dahl’s darkness with the cutting and very British lyrics of our own Tim Minchin. It opens with Miracle, a huge song-and-dance routine set in a maternity ward, where the exuberant Busby Berkeley-influenced staging is thrillingly at odds with lyrical skewering of […]

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Matilda The Musical is a hair-raising blast of nostalgia

The much-beloved Roald Dahl tale comes back to screen this week with arguably the most sensational cast seen in cinema this year. With catchy tunes, stunning choreography by an army of child actors and breathtaking visuals, Matilda the Musical is arguably the best stage-to-screen adaptation since Rent.  The story of Matilda has been told and […]

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A Destiny 2 Exotic weapon contains a hidden musical secret

A Destiny 2 Exotic weapon contains a hidden secret wherein each shot has a one-in-ten chance of playing a widely-known motif from the popular FPS game, Bungie developer Juan Pablo Uribe shared via Twitter on November 18. “My parting Destiny gift to you all: There’s a 1 in 10 chance when firing a sustained beam […]

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‘Matilda the Musical’ is coming to Netflix

Matilda the Musical is Netflix’s newest adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic 1988 children’s novel of the same name. Matilda is about a little girl with extraordinary powers. However, her parents refuse to see or believe how smart their daughter is. Credit: Netflix Her teacher at school, Ms. Honey, sees Matilda’s love of reading and how […]

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The film’s offbeat charms are hard to resist – Spirited musical review

A riotous opening song and dance sequence takes us behind the scenes of Charles Dickens’ miser-bothering ghosts who are recast as three undead performers putting on an annual scarefest for the person they judge is the year’s biggest, well, Scrooge. At their hi-tech HQ, the ghosts of Christmas Present (Will Ferrell), Christmas Past (Sunita Mani) […]

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Gusto guide: Musical gift recommendations for the holidays

Between Black Friday and the end of December, the music market will be flooded with deluxe reissues, anniversary editions, box sets and new releases. Amid this onslaught, you’ll find a few notable album drops of brand new music from fully tenured and fresh-faced artists alike. But there’s no denying the truth – the holiday gift […]

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Will Ferrell and Ryan Reynolds try their hands (and feet) at musical comedy in ‘Spirited’ | CNN

CNN  —  For those wondering who would build a giant holiday musical-comedy around Will Ferrell and Ryan Reynolds, the “produced by Will Ferrell” credit provides a helpful clue. “Spirited” tries turning “A Christmas Carol” on its head, and while it’s big and boisterous, the movie (hitting theaters before Apple TV+) isn’t consistently irreverent enough to […]

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Ryan Reynolds admits singing and dancing in new holiday musical ‘Spirited’ was ‘obscenely challenging and scary’

Ryan Reynolds and Will Ferrell in ‘Spirited’ (Photo: Apple+) Make no mistake, the new holiday comedy Spirited is a full-on musical. That means its stars, Ryan Reynolds, Will Ferrell and Octavia Spencer — not actors typically associated (or at all experienced) with the genre — are in full-on song-and-dance mode. And that was terrifying at […]

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Footballers’ Wives legend rejoins the cast for long-awaited musical version

A Footballers’ Wives legend is heading to the stage for the musical version of the ITV series which followed the players of fictional Premier League club Earls Park and their wives Source link