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Les Misérables Tops UK Chart

A week after reaching No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart in the US, the Les Misérables soundtrack has become the first cast recording in 16 years to hit No. 1 on the Official UK Albums chart. The previous … Continue reading

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2013 Golden Globes

The 70th annual Golden Globes were revelead last night in Hollywood. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler ably and hilariously hosted the proceedings, aided by fellow SNL alums Kristen Wiig and Will Ferrell. The night’s biggest surprise was perhaps the win … Continue reading

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Les Misérables Tops Billboard Chart

In the Jan. 19 issue of Billboard, the Les Misérables soundtrack has claimed the top spot on the “Billboard 200” chart, supplanting Taylor Swift’s country-pop Red, which held that perch for the past four weeks. In doing so, the soundtrack … Continue reading

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2013 BAFTA Nominations

Yesterday, at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts headquarters in London, actors Alice Eve and Jeremy Irvine announced the shortlist for this year’s BAFTA honors. Among the favorites is the musical Les Misérables, which received nine nominations, including … Continue reading

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2013 Oscar Nominations

At 5:38 a.m. today in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences headquarters in Beverly Hills, Calif., Oscar host Seth MacFarlane and actress Emma Stone announced the nominations for the 85th Academy Awards. (Only once before has a host … Continue reading

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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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Best of 2012: Top 10 Musical Films

It wasn’t a banner year for musical films, but there were more than enough to compose a list of the top ten movies that told their stories through fully realized song and dance moments – both the non-diegetic (musicalized dialogue) … Continue reading

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Lonesome: Video Reviews

Criterion has received universal praise for its release of the DVD with a triple-play of Universal features helmed by Paul Fejös from the late 1920s. The first movie is the hourlong silent romance Lonesome (1928), included on the U.S. National … 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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Mario Lanza: Video Reviews

Warner Home Video has released a pair of Mario Lanza films (his final two) on DVD for the first time. The first is the 1957 United Artist musical Seven Hills of Rome (aka Arrivederci Roma), Mario Lanza’s penultimate film. The … Continue reading

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