Singing and Singers

Crazy (2008)

If you are a fan of music, you will totally dig the Hank Garland “fictional” biopic Crazy. It doesn’t matter if you have never heard of him before—I sure hadn’t. It doesn’t matter if you are not a fan of country music, or even jazz. If you appreciate the artistry of musicianship, you’ll find something …

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Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey

Regardless of your interest in Journey’s music or their existence as a band, chances are good that you’ve heard about their new lead singer Arnel Pineda, remarkable for his uncanny ability to channel Steve Perry and for his humble background. Literally plucked from YouTube obscurity and named frontman of one of the most recognizable bands …

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Love classic musicals? You’ll drool over the Best of Warner Bros. 20 Film Collection: Musicals

Warner Bros. continues its celebration of 90 years in the business that is called Show with another fine collection of 20 of their hand-picked films with a theme. This time around the theme is (show of jazz hands) Musicals! Best of Warner Bros. 20 Film Collection: Musicals covers an impressively massive span of time for …

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Cabaret

If you have never seen Cabaret, your impression may just be that of Liza Minelli’s iconic role as Sally Bowles with her jazz hands and bowler hat, dancing saucily with a chair. Well, yes, that scene is indeed a famous part of the film, because life is a cabaret, old chum… but if you’ve never …

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Joyful Noise

I’m sure highbrow critics will give this film withering reviews simply because it is such a blatant crowd-pleaser. With song, dance, corn pone one-liners, a bit of romance, a bit of sadness, and more than a little bit of “Little Engine That Could” gumption, and you have a movie where the audience actually burst into …

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Pitch Perfect

A funny, fabulous, feel-good romp right from the get-go, Pitch Perfect takes the standard competition-comedy formula and applies to the world of collegiate a cappella groups. At the center of this harmonic convergence is Beca (Anna Kendrick, delivering a deliciously dry and droll performance), a Barton University freshman with dreams of eschewing academia to become …

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