Singing and Singers

Rocketman

This film chronicles a flamboyant, iconic singer from his meteoric rise to superstardom in the 1970s, to hitting rock bottom from sex and drugs and rock and roll, to his triumphant comeback in the mid-1980s. Wait, is this Bohemian Rhapsody? No, this time instead Queen’s Freddie Mercury, it’s a musical biopic of pop star Elton John, …

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Whitney (2018)

Whitney Houston was undeniably one of the biggest superstars in pop music, and inarguably one of the most talented. With a still-unmatched seven number one hits in a row, she was dazzling at her peak: gorgeous, talented, and embraced by MTV. As if she couldn’t soar any higher, she dipped her toe into Hollywood, acting …

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Pitch Perfect 3

So, if you are a college a cappella group, you can win Nationals, Worlds, then… get a job? That is the reality for the Bellas, who accomplished those feats in the original Pitch Perfect, then No. 2. Now these young ladies, suffer through their 20s with crappy jobs and/or no respect (welcome to the real …

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Amy (2015)

I remember exactly when I heard that Amy Winehouse died, and I was pissed. No, it was not because Amy had met with what can really only be deemed an unsurprising early death (joining the “27 Club” of dead singers). It was because the death of this young woman who, by all media accounts, was …

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