Release year: 1971 Director: Mel Stuart Screenwriter: Roald Dahl (based on his own book) Starring: Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum, Roy Kinnear, Julie Dawn Cole, Leonard Stone, Denise Nickerson, Paris Themmen Ratings: 1 Oscar nomination: Best Original Score. 1 Golden Globe nomination: best Actor Comedy/Musical (Gene Wilder). The poor boy Charlie (Ostrum) is one ..
Release year: 2016 Director: Isaac Rentz Starring: Topher Grace, Lauren Lapkus, Alona Tal, Anne Heche, Taye Diggs, Rob Riggle, Paul Scheer, Lesli Margherita After failing as a Broadway singer, Nick (Grace) now works as a bitter production manager. On the opening night of a new show, he struggles to handle the eccentric cast and crew ..
Release year: 2009 Director: Kevin Tancharoen Screenwriter: Allison Burnett, Christopher Gore Starring: Kay Panabaker, Walter Perez, Naturi Washington, Asher Monroe, Kherington Payne, Collins Pennie, Megan Mullally We follow a talented group of students at The High School of Performing Arts in New York through their ups and downs. A loose remake of the popular ..
Release year: 1982 Director: John Huston Screenwriter: Carol Sobieski, Thomas Meehan (book) Starring: Aileen Quinn, Albert Finney, Carol Burnett, Ann Reinking, Tim Curry, Bernadette Peters, Geoffrey Holder Ratings: 2 Oscar nominations: Best Art Direction, Best Original Score Young orphan Annie (Quinn) lives a miserable life in the orphanage run by the tyrannical Miss Hannigan (Burnett) ..
Release year: 2016 Director: Neil Triffett Screenwriter: Neil Triffett Starring: Benson Jack Anthony, Jordan Hare, Rahart Adams, Jon Prasida, Lucy Barrett, Ben Bennett, Craig Hyde-Smith, Geraldine Viswanathan Sullen high-school student Ethan (Anthony) is expelled from his school after a suicide attempt and starts at a new school. Instantly drawn to his fellow emo’s, Ethan joins ..
Most musicals feature music written for the occasion, but once in a while a musical comes along written around pre-existing songs. This is list is a dedication to some of the musicals that give new and surprising life to familiar songs or draw more obscure songs into the limelight and make new fans for old ..
Release 2014 Directors: Max Giwa, Dania Pasquini Screenwriter: Joshua St Johnston Starring: Hannah Arterton, Annabel Scholey, Greg Wise, Giulio Berruti, Leona Lewis, Katy Brand, Susan Fordham, Danny Kirrane Taylor (Aterton) returns to the Italian village where she lost her heart years ago to attend her sister Maddie’s (Scholey) wedding. But when Taylor meets the groom-to-be, ..
Release year: 1959 Director: Marcel Camus Screenwriter: Marcel Camus, Jacques Viot, Vinicius de Moraes Starring: Breno Mello, Marpessa Dawn, Marcel Camus, Fausto Guerzoni, Lourdes de Oliveira, Léa Garcia, Ademar Da Silva, Alexandro Constantino Ratings: 1 Oscar: Best Foreign Film. 1 Golden Globe: Best Foreign Film. Cannes: Palme d’Or. During the Carnival, Orfeo (Mello) falls deeply ..
Release year: 1952 Director: David Butler Screenwriter: Jack Rose, Melville Shavelson Starring: Doris Day, Ray Bolger, Claude Dauphin, Eve Miller, George Givot, Paul Harvey, Herbert Farjeon Moviegeek Sunday Classic #199, week 15 2018 A mistake means chorus girl Ethel ‘Dynamite’ Jackson (Day) is invited to Paris to represent America at an art exposition. S. Winthrop ..
Release Year: 2004 Director: Taylor Hackford Writers: James L. White (screenplay & story), Taylor Hackford (story) Starring: Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington, Regina King, Clifton Powell, Harry Lennix, Bokeem Woodbine, Aunjanue Ellis, Sharon Warren, C.J. Sanders, Curtis Armstrong, Richard Schiff, Larenz Tate, Terrence Howard, David Krumholz, Wendell Pierce, Chris Thomas King Rating: Won 2 Oscars: Best ..
Release year: 1967 Director: John Rich Screenwriter: Allan Weiss, Anthony Lawrence Starring: Elvis Presley, Dodie Marshall, Pat Priest, Pat Harrington Jr., Skip Ward, Sandy kenyon, Frank McHugh, Ed Grifith On one of his last days in duty, U.S. Navy frogman Yed Jackson (Elvis Presley) discovers a hidden treasure on the bottom of the sea. After ..
Release year: 1979 Director: James Frawley Screenwriter: Jack Burns, Jerry Juhl Starring (voices): Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz, Milton Berle Cameos: Dom Deluise, Charles Dunning, Mel Brooks, James Coburn, Elliott Gould, Bob Hope, Madeline Kahn, Carol Kane, Orson Welles, Cloris Leachman, Steve Martin, Richard Pryor, Telly Savales Ratings: 2 Oscar ..