Category Archive: musical

Jan 09

"Les Miserables": Do you hear the people sing?

Anne Hathaway performs "I Dreamed a Dream" in the new movie musical "Les Misérables."

New movie adaptation of “Les Misérables” is simply spectacular Anne Hathaway’s eyes are pools of misery. Her anguished gaze seems to take in everything: the dark, dingy room, her tattered clothes, her pinched cheeks and cruelly cropped hair. Then her mouth opens, and a torrent of anguish comes pouring out — as pure an express …

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Aug 03

This August is action-packed

Summer movie season ends with “Total Recall,” “The Bourne Legacy” Summer 2012 will go down in cinematic history as a season of extremes. It’s been a summer of box-office bonanzas and financial failures, of triumph and tragedy. But before you say goodbye to the summer movie season, there’s an entire month of movies to check …

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Jul 10

Peter O’Toole dares to dream “The Impossible Dream”

He tilts at windmills in the Oscar-nominated musical “Man of La Mancha” “Somewhere in la Mancha, in a place whose name I do not care to remember, a gentleman lived not long ago, one of those who has a lance and ancient shield on a shelf and keeps a skinny nag and a greyhound for …

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Jul 01

July brings an explosion of big-budget blockbusters

Andrew Garfield stars as the title teenage superhero in "The Amazing Spider-Man."

“The Amazing Spider-Man,” “The Dark Knight Rises” will rule multiplexes in July Looking for something to do on a sticky summer afternoon? After a month of fairytales (“Brave,” “Snow White and the Huntsman”), historical fiction (“Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter“) and testosterone-fueled fantasies (“Magic Mike,” “Rock of Ages,” “Ted”), we’ve arrived in the heart of the …

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Jun 13

Dear Dad: My favorite father-daughter films

In honor of Father’s Day, here are some classic movies about dads and daughters My dad and I share a special bond. It’s a bond rooted in common tastes in books, music and, most importantly movies — whether watched on the tiny black-and-white Zenith set in his workshop or the big, clunky television found in …

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Jun 08

Summer movie season is in full swing this month

June brings a bevy of new blockbusters, including “Brave,” “Prometheus” and “Rock of Ages” Between “Battleship,” “The Dictator” and “What to Expect When You’re Expecting,” May was a pretty abysmal month for movies. Sure, that was the same month that brought filmgoers Joss Whedon’s “The Avengers” and Wes Anderson’s “Moonrise Kingdom.” (Well, some filmgoers. “Moonrise …

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