Passengers and crew consider their options on a potentially doomed flight in the new offbeat comedy from Spanish writer/director Pedro Almodóvar. Imagine taking the antics of 1980’s Airplane! and mixing it with the eroticism of 1986’s 9 1/2 Weeks then have it come from Spain. The result wouldn’t be that dissimilar from what we get with […]
The latest interpretation of one of the most famous stories in literature and stage, Les Miserables, comes to the big screen as a musical. It stars Hugh Jackman (Jean Valjean), Russell Crowe (Javert), Anne Hathaway (Fantine), Amanda Seyfried (Cosette) and more. I will say from the start that I’m a big fan of the stage version of […]
Mamma Mia! is a beautiful, funny, enjoyable film that is every bit the equal of the stage show.
We just got back from seeing Disney‘s latest movie, Enchanted. It’s quite an achievement. It’s original, boasts a couple of Oscar-worthy songs and appeals to a wide audience. The beginning of the movie offers up a fantastic animated sequence that’s narrated by the ever-talented Julie Andrews. This early part of the story sets the tone for […]
Right after this movie we switched gears to see the new version of The Nightmare Before Christmas. Tim Burton‘s Halloween tale has been redone by Disney in digital 3D. Yes, we sat there with the glasses on. I’ve always been a fan of this movie though I can see why it isn’t for everyone. I also […]
I saw two movies today. I don’t do that often any longer but managed to pull it off anyway. The first movie up was Across the Universe. This is a musical set entirely to music from The Beatles. Nearly all (and possibly all, though I can’t say for sure) of the characters are named after characters […]