Tag Archives: film musical

Sparkle: Album Reviews

Sony RCA Records has released the soundtrack to the upcoming film Sparkle, a remake of the 1976 musical picture (starring Irene Cara) inspired by The Supremes, to middling reviews. The recording includes new versions of four songs from Curtis Mayfield’s … 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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Love Never Dies: Video Reviews

Universal has released the video of Love Never Dies to mixed reviews. Filmed live in Melbourne, Australia, last September, the creative team includes Andrew Lloyd Webber (book and music), Glenn Slater (book and lyrics), Ben Elton (book), Charles Hart (additional … 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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Rock of Ages: Album Reviews

The soundtrack for the recent film Rock of Ages, based on the 2009 Tony-nominated Broadway musical, has received unenthusiastic reviews. The recording features Malin Akerman, Alec Baldwin, Mary J. Blige, Diego Boneta, Russell Brand, Tom Cruise, Paul Giamatti, Julianne Hough, … 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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Rhapsody in Blue: Video Reviews

The 1945 biopic of George Gershwin, Rhapsody in Blue, was released on DVD this month and received generally favorable reviews. The creative team includes Howard Koch and Elliot Paul (screenplay), Irving Rapper (director), Fred M. MacLean (sets), Milo Anderson (costumes), … Continue reading

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