“Haul out the holly…” You know how sometimes people get a Christmas gift that they don’t like but you think is perfect? That is the sentiment that some people have over 1974’s notorious dud Mame. Lucille Ball stars in the…Read more →
Jane Powell: MGM’s Musical “Girl Next Door”
Jane Powell: The life and career of MGM golden-voiced soprano Jane Powell is explored in her starring roles in MGM’s Technicolor musicals of the 1940s and ’50s.Read more →
What’s Your Favorite Jane Powell Performance?
Jane Powell, the charismatic actress a who helped bring several of Hollywood’s best movie musicals to life, died last week at the age of 92. From Seven Brides for Seven Brothers to Royal Wedding and beyond, Powell always delivered performances…Read more →
Open Thread: What Are Your Favorite Movie Musicals?
Thanks to the rousing film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s Broadway hit In the Heights, movie musicals are all the rage again. So we thought we’d welcome in the weekend by presenting you with the following question: What are your favorite…Read more →
Great Movie Moments: “Oklahoma!” Celebrates Beautiful Mornings
Good morning! Hopefully you all are rested and refreshed after that extra hour of sleep. If not, we’re going to let Rodgers and Hammerstein give you some Monday morning adrenaline in the form of the rousing “Oh, What a Beautiful…Read more →
Tell Us About Your Favorite Movie Musical Songs!
It’s been awhile since we’ve done an Open Thread, and we just thought of the perfect topic to get your thoughts on! With Steven Spielberg working on a remake of West Side Story (something that seems like a misguided idea…Read more →
“Down Argentine Way” Is a Delightful Musical Experience
Betty Grable and Don Ameche head south of the border in one of the most delightful Fox musicals of the 1940s – Down Argentine Way. Sparkling Technicolor, musical melodies to tickle your fancy, an amusing script, and Carmen Miranda chica-chica-booming…Read more →
Create-A-Caption: The Sound of Music
It’s Create-A-Caption time again, and this week we are traveling back to 1965 to focus on The Sound of Music. The family favorite musical from Rodgers and Hammerstein that has enchanted generations of moviegoers for more than five decades features…Read more →
The Patriotic Musical Majesty of “1776”
It may seem a bit on the nose given the fact that today is the 4th of July, but can we think of no better focus for today’s Movie Trailer of the Day post than 1776. This exciting cinematic retelling…Read more →
“Grease” at 40: Ten Things We Love About the Film
On June 16, 1978, Grease — a big budget movie adaptation of Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey’s hit musical — was released to hundreds of theaters across the country. It was an immediate hit that further skyrocketed John Travolta (who…Read more →