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As you may know from Dolly Parton's famous song and children's book, Coat of Many Colors is the story of Dolly as a young girl and the multicolored coat her mom made for her out of assorted fabric scr…
Buddy's Musical Christmas is essentially an animated retelling of the film, condensed into a tidy 44 minute package, rife with sweetness, song, and silliness. After it becomes abundantly clear that Bu…
At its most basic level, the deliciously entertaining family soap Empire is King Lear with a modern hip-hop/R&B soundtrack. This King is Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard) a modern hip-hop mogul diagn…
When Taylor (Hannah Arterton) flies to Italy to join her sister, Maddie (Annabel Scholey) on holiday, she's not entirely surprised to find that Maddie has fallen head over heels in love with a new guy…
A British jazz band is discovered in a small club by a music journalist, and is offered the lucky break of becoming the house band at a top notch London Hotel in this 1930s-set mystery-drama. What sta…
My very first record, given to me by my cousins when I was five, was John Denver's Greatest Hits. Like a lot of massively popular music, his songs went through a wave of ubiquitousness, some years of …
On the night of the music world's flashiest awards, new superstar Noni (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) should be on the top of the world. With her sexpot image and her hit songs with her white-boy rapper collaborat…
Apparently there is a whole genre of Cinderella-with-a-twist films out there. Looking at the producer's of this film's credits, for instance, shows involvement with A Cinderella Story, Another Cindere…
Unfolding in a not-entirely-successful, sort-of-confusing, non-linear fashion crafted by director Tate Taylor (The Help), Get On Up tracks Brown’s rise to fame, from his turbulent childhood and abando…
It’s not that the movie is bad, because it isn’t. In fact, it’s quite ambitious and somewhat enjoyable. But it does try to cram in so many different genres that it feels a bit like a glitzy, bouncy, c…
Based on the 1987 Tony-nominated Broadway musical of the same name, Into the Woods shows what could happen if you threw a bunch of fairy tale characters together in the same story and watched as their…
Having grown up with the soundtrack to Mary Poppins in my little record collection, I learned the film's fabulous songs long before I ever saw the movie. When it finally came on TV, I remember my pare…