Category Archives: Film

Les Misérables: Review Roundup

The Hollywood adaptation of the 1980 musical Les Misérables (earlier adapted for the London and New York stages) opened wide on Christmas Day, but it had already received considerable Oscar buzz and garnered a collection of Golden Globe nominations. What … Continue reading

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Pitch Perfect: Review Roundup

Universal has released Pitch Perfect, adapted from Mickey Rapkin’s 2008 book, to mixed but positive-leaning reviews. The creative team includes Kay Cannon (screenplay), Christopher Beck and Mark Kilian (music), Jason Moore (direction), Aakomon Jones (choreography), Julio Macat (camera), Lisa Zeno … Continue reading

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Sparkle: Review Roundup

TriStar Pictures has released Sparkle, a remake of the 1976 musical film, to moderate reviews. For the record, the creative team for the remake includes Mara Brock Akil (screenplay), Salim Akil (direction), Anastas Michos (cinematography), Terilyn A. Shropshire (editing), Salaam … Continue reading

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Step Up Revolution: Review Roundup

This past weekend, Summit Entertainment released Step Up Revolution, previously known as Step Up 4: Miami Heat, the latest in this dance-film series, to mixed though somewhat negative-leaning reviews. The creative team includes Scott Speer (direction), Amanda Brody (screenplay), Karsten … Continue reading

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Rock of Ages: Review Roundup

Rock of Ages, the $75 million film adaptation of the 2009 Tony-nominated Broadway musical, took in an underwhelming $15.1 million in its first weekend, though it has received generally positive reviews. The creative team includes Adam Shankman (direction), Justin Theroux, … Continue reading

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Battlefield America: Review Roundup

The hip-hop dance movie Battlefield America opened June 1 to scathing reviews. The creative team is Chris B. Stokes (direction), Marques Houston (screenplay), Miko Dannels (cinematography), Sherril Schlesinger and Harvey White (editing), Tema L. Staig (production design), Keith Davidson (art … Continue reading

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