Tag Archives: Whitney Houston

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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Bodyguard: Review Roundup

The new West End musical The Bodyguard, based on Lawrence Kasdan’s 1992 film (whose Grammy-winning soundtrack featured Whitney Houston’s iconic recording of “I Will Always Love You”), has opened at London’s Adelphi Theatre to rave reviews for leading lady Heather Headley but poor … 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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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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Glee Recap: Dance with Somebody

“Dance with Somebody,” directed by Paris Barclay and written by Ross Maxwell, is the quickly assembled tribute to Whitney Houston, who died a little over 10 weeks ago. The first of seven songs heard from Whitney’s catalog is “How Will … Continue reading

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