The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz


The Wizard of Oz

Release Year: 1939 Directors: Victor Fleming, George Cukor (uncredited), Mervyn LeRoy (uncredited), Norman Taurog (uncredited), King Vidor (director: Kansas scenes – uncredited) Writers: Noel Langley (screenplay & adaptation), Florence Ryerson (screenplay), Edgar Allan Woolf (screenplay), L. Frank Baum (novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz), Arthur Freed (uncredited), Irving Brecher (contributing writer – uncredited), William H. ..

School of Rock

School of Rock


School of Rock

Release year: 2003 Director: Richard Linklater Screenwriter: Mike White Starring: Jack Black, Mike White, Sarah Silverman, Joan Cusack, Miranda Cosgrove, Robert Tsai, Kevin Alexander Clark Ratings: 1 Golden Globe nomination: Best Actor Comedy/Musical (Jack Black). When rocker/slacker Dewey Finn (Jack Black) is kicked out of the band he himself created and the apartment of best ..

Mamma Mia!

Mamma Mia!


Mamma Mia!

Release Year: 2008 Director: Phyllida Lloyd Writer: Cathrine Johnson (screenplay & musical book) Starring: Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Amanda Seyfried, Julie Walters, Christine Baranski, Stellan Skarsgård, Colin Firth, Dominic Cooper Rating: Nominated for 2 Golden Globes: Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical. Best Actress – Comedy or Musical (Meryl Streep). Told through the popular ..

Yentl

Yentl


Yentl

Release Year: 1983 Director: Barbra Streisand Screenwriter: Jack Rosenthal, Barbra Streisand, Isaac Bashevis Singer (story ‘Yentl, The Yeshiva Boy’) Starring: Barbra Streisand, Mandy Patinkin, Amy Irving, Nehemiah Persoff, Steven Hill, Allan Corduner, Ruth Goringer, Jack Lynn Ratings: 1 Oscar: Best Original Score. 4 Oscar nominations: Best Supporting Actress (Amy Irving), Best Art Direction, Best Original Song, ..

The Singing Detective

The Singing Detective


The Singing Detective

Release Year: 2003 Director: Keith Gordon Writers: Dennis Potter (screenplay based on his television series The Singing Detective) Starring: Robert Downey, Jr., Robin Wright, Mel Gibson, Jeremy Northam, Katie Holmes, Adrien Brody, Jon Polito, Carla Gugino, Saul Rubinek Tied to a hospital bed due to an aggressive skin disease, bitter and cynical pot boiler writer Dan ..

Annie (2014)

Annie (2014)


Annie (2014)

Release year: 2014 Director: Will Gluck Screenwriter: Will Gluck, Aline Brosh McKenna, Thomas Meehan (stage play), Harold Gray (comic strip ‘Little Orphan Annie’) Starring: Quvenzhané Wallis, Jamie Foxx, Rose Byrne, Cameron Diaz, Bobby Cannavale, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, David Zayas Ratings: 2 Golden Globe nominations: Best Actress Comedy/Musical (Quvenzhané Wallis), Best Original Song. Little orphan girl Annie ..

Ocean’s Eleven (1960)

Ocean’s Eleven (1960)


Ocean’s Eleven (1960)

Release year: 1960 Director: Lewis Milestone Screenwriter: Harry Brown, Charles Lederer, George Clayton Johnson, Jack Golden Russell Starring: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford, Angie Dickinson, Richard Conte, Cesar Romero, Joey Bishop Danny Ocean (Frank Sinatra) gathers ten of his World War II buddies to pull of the ultimate Las Vegas heist. ..

Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist

Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist


Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist

Release year: 2008 Director: Lorene Scafaria, Rachel Cohn (novel), David Levithan (novel) Starring: Michael Cera, Kat Dennings, Aaron Yoo, Rafi Gavron, Ari Graynor, Alexis Dziena, Jay Baruchel, Jonathan B. Wright Nick (Michael Cera) and Norah (Kat Dennings) meets when Norah asks Nick to play her boyfriend for five minutes to shut up bitchy Tris (Alexis ..

Beauty and the Beast (2017)

Beauty and the Beast (2017)


Beauty and the Beast (2017)

Release year: 2017 Director: Bill Condon Screenwriter: Stephen Chbosky, Evan Spiliotopoulos Starring: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Josh Gad, Emma Thompson, Kevin Kline, Hattie Morahan, Ian McKellen, Ewan McGregor Beautiful Belle (Emma Watson) is bored in the small village where she lives with her father (Kevin Kline). The most popular bachelor of the town, ..

La La Land

La La Land


La La Land

Release year: 2016 Director: Damien Chazelle Screenwriter: Damine Chazelle Starring: Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, Jason Fuchs, J.K. Simmons, Finn Wittrock, Aimée Conn, Terry Walters, John Legend When aspiring actress Mia (Emma Stone) meets jazz musician Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) on several occasions they fall in love. Both of them have dreams and as they work hard to ..

Dirty Dancing

Dirty Dancing


Dirty Dancing

Release year: 1987 Director: Emile Ardolino Screenwriter: Eleanor Bergstein Starring: Jennifer Grey, Patrick Swayze, Jerry Orbach, Cynthia Rhodes, Jack Weston, Kelly Bishop, Lonny Price, Jane Brucker Ratings: 1 Oscar: Best Original Song. 1 Golden Globe: Best Original Song. 3 Golden Globe nominations: Best Comedy/Musical, Best Actress Comedy/Musical (Jennifer Grey), Best Actor Comedy/Musical (Patrick Swayze). It’s ..

Music and Lyrics

Music and Lyrics


Music and Lyrics

Release year: 2007 Director: Marc Lawrence Screenwriter: Marc Lawrence Starring: Hugh Grant, Drew Barrymore, Brad Garrett, Kristen Johnston, Haley Bennett, Aasif Mandvi, Scott Porter, Campbell Scott Washed up 80s pop singer Alex Fletcher (Hugh Grant) survives on what’s left of his succes. At the same time as Sophie Fisher (Drew Barrymore) shows up in his ..