Friday, April 19, 2024

Tag: Musical

Mean Girls (2024)*

Title: Mean Girls
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Samantha Jayne and Arturo Perez Jr.
Written by: Tina Fey
Starring: Angourie Rice, Auli’i Cravalho, Reneé Rapp, Jaquel Spivey, Avantika, Bebe Wood, Christopher Briney, Jenna Fischer, Busy Philipps, Tina Fey, and Tim Meadows
Release Date: 1/12/2024
Running Time: 112 minutes

Official Site
IMDb

What did you think of this film?

New student Cady Heron (Angourie Rice) is welcomed into the top of the social food chain by the elite group of popular girls called “The Plastics,” ruled by the conniving queen bee Regina George (Reneé Rapp) and her minions Gretchen (Bebe Wood) and Karen (Avantika). However, when Cady makes the major misstep of falling for Regina’s ex-boyfriend Aaron Samuels (Christopher Briney), she finds herself prey in Regina’s crosshairs. As Cady sets to take down the group’s apex predator with the help of her outcast friends Janis (Auli’i Cravalho) and Damian (Jaquel Spivey), she must learn how to stay true to herself while navigating the most cutthroat jungle of all: high school.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? Yes

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Are There Any Extras After The Credits? Yes

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Special thanks to Michael for this submission


Color Purple, The (2023)

Title: The Color Purple
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Blitz Bazawule
Written by: Marcus Gardley
Based on the novel by: Alice Walker
Based on the musical play by: Marsha Norman
Starring: Taraji P. Henson, Danielle Brooks, Colman Domingo, Corey Hawkins, H.E.R., Halle Bailey, Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor, Fantasia Barrino,
Release Date: 12/25/2023
Running Time: 140 minutes

Official Site
IMDb

What did you think of this film?

A story of the extraordinary sisterhood of three women who share one unbreakable bond.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Note: A series of quilts depicting scenes from the movie are shown alongside part the credits.

Special thanks to Ben, Clinton, Scott, and Kim for this submission


Wonka (2023)*

Title: Wonka
Rating: PG
Directed by: Paul King
Written by: Simon Farnaby and Paul King
Starring: Timothée Chalamet, Calah Lane, Keegan-Michael Key, Paterson Joseph, Matt Lucas, Mathew Baynton, Sally Hawkins, Rowan Atkinson, Jim Carter, Olivia Colman, Hugh Grant, Natasha Rothwell, Rich Fulcher, Rakhee Thakrar, Tom Davis, and Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
Release Date: 12/15/2023
Running Time: 116 minutes

Official Site
IMDb

What did you think of this film?

“Wonka” tells the wondrous story of how a young chocolate-maker, armed with nothing but a hatful of dreams, manages to change the world, one delectable bite at a time.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? Yes

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Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

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Special thanks to Valerie, Michael, Frank, Tony, Sam, and Alisa for this submission


Wish (2023)*

Title: Wish
Rating: PG
Directed by: Chris Buck and Fawn Veerasunthorn
Written by: Jennifer Lee, Allison Moore, Chris Buck, Fawn Veerasunthorn, Carlos López Estrada, and Andrew Rothschild
Starring: Ariana DeBose, Chris Pine, Alan Tudyk, Angelique Cabral, Victor Garber, Natasha Rothwell, Jennifer Kumiyama, Harvey Guillén, and Niko Vargas
Release Date: ReleaseDateGoesHere
Running Time: RunningTimeGoesHere

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IMDb

What did you think of this film?

Asha, a sharp-witted idealist, makes a wish so powerful that it is answered by a cosmic force—a little ball of boundless energy called Star. Together, Asha and Star confront a most formidable foe—the ruler of Rosas, King Magnifico—to save her community and prove that when the will of one courageous human connects with the magic of the stars, wondrous things can happen.


Family Activity Kit PDF
Wish Family Activity Kit


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? Yes

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Note: During the credits, drawings of characters from most of Disney’s movie library appear on the sides. (This appears to be part of the “100 Years of Disney” celebration.) There was also an introductory story about Disney’s history before the movie.

Special thanks to Frank and Sam for this submission


Journey to Bethlehem (2023)

Title: Journey to Bethlehem
Rating: PG
Directed by: Adam Anders
Written by: Adam Anders and Peter Barsocchini
Starring: Fiona Palomo, Milo Manheim, Omid Djalili, Rizwan Manji, Geno Segers, MŌRIAH, Joel Smallbone, Lecrae, Stephanie Gil, and Antonio Banderas
Release Date: 11/10/2023
Running Time: 98 minutes

Official Site
IMDb

What did you think of this film?

A young woman carrying an unimaginable responsibility. A young man torn between love and honor. A jealous king who will stop at nothing to keep his crown. This live-action Christmas musical adventure for the entire family weaves classic Christmas melodies with humor, faith, and new pop songs in a retelling of the greatest story ever told—the story of Mary and Joseph and the birth of Jesus.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Dan for this submission


Dicks: The Musical (2023)?

Title: Dicks: The Musical
Rating: R
Directed by: Larry Charles
Written by: Aaron Jackson and Josh Sharp
Starring: Megan Mullally, Megan Thee Stallion, Bowen Yang, Nathan Lane, Aaron Jackson, and Josh Sharp
Release Date: 10/20/2023
Running Time: 86 minutes

Official Site
IMDb

What did you think of this film?

Two self-obsessed businessmen (Aaron Jackson & Josh Sharp) discover they’re long-lost identical twins and come together to plot the reunion of their eccentric divorced parents.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? Yes


Are There Any Extras After The Credits? Yes

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In Memoriam: In Loving Memory of Sonya Eddy

Special thanks to Michael and Gabe for this submission


Little Mermaid, The (2023)

Title: The Little Mermaid
Rating: PG
Directed by: Rob Marshall
Written by: David Magee
Starring: Halle Bailey, Daveed Diggs, Jacob Tremblay, Awkwafina, Jonah Hauer-King, Art Malik, Noma Dumezweni, Javier Bardem, and Melissa McCarthy
Release Date: 5/26/2023
Running Time: 135 minutes

Official Site
IMDb

What did you think of this film?

The story of Ariel, a beautiful and spirited young mermaid with a thirst for adventure. The youngest of King Triton’s daughters and the most defiant, Ariel longs to find out more about the world beyond the sea and, while visiting the surface, falls for the dashing Prince Eric. While mermaids are forbidden to interact with humans, Ariel must follow her heart. She makes a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, which gives her a chance to experience life on land but ultimately places her life – and her father’s crown – in jeopardy.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Note: Additional graphics are shown during the credits during an encore of the song “Under the Sea”.

Memoriam: In memory of Howard Ashman

Special thanks to Allison for this submission


La Usurpadora: The Musical (2023)

Title: La Usurpadora: The Musical
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Santiago Limón
Written by: Eduardo Cisneros, Maria Hinojos, Santiago Limón, and Jason Shuman
Starring: StarsGoHere
Release Date: 4/7/2023
Running Time: 115 minutes

Official Site
IMDb

What did you think of this film?

Set in Mexico and the United States, the film stars Isabella Castillo, who plays identical twins Valeria and Victoria, and Alan Estrada, who plays the male lead and romantic interest, Carlos Daniel.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No


Magic Flute, The (2022)

Title: The Magic Flute
Rating: NR
Directed by: Florian Sigl
Written by: Andrew Lowery, Florian Sigl, Jason Young, and Christopher Zwickler
Starring: Morris Robinson, Iwan Rheon, Asha Banks, Jack Wolfe, Niamh McCormack, Amir Wilson, and F. Murray Abraham
Release Date: 3/10/2023
Running Time: 115 minutes

IMDb

What did you think of this film?

Follows 17-year-old Tim Walker as he travels from London to the Austrian Alps to attend the legendary Mozart boarding school. There, he discovers a centuries-old forgotten passageway into the fantastic world of Mozart’s “The Magic Flute.”


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Note: Gilded ceramic figurines of characters and objects from the movie are shown at beginning of credits.

Special thanks to Tony and Judith for this submission


Please Baby Please (2022)

Title: Please Baby Please
Rating: NR
Directed by: Amanda Kramer
Written by: Amanda Kramer and Noel David Taylor
Starring: Andrea Riseborough, Harry Melling, Demi Moore, Karl Glusman, Ryan Simpkins, Cole Escola, Jaz Sinclair, and Alisa Torres
Release Date: 3/3/2023
Running Time: 95 minutes

Official Site
IMDb

What did you think of this film?

Suze (Andrea Riseborough) and Arthur (Harry Melling) live an outwardly traditional lifestyle as the Lower East Side’s most bohemian Eisenhower-era couple. The pair’s cage is rattled when they encounter a gang of sadistic, leather-clad greasers known as The Young Gents. Suze and Arthur’s initial thrust of fear evolves into confusion of thrill and lust. This sudden exposure to flamboyant masculinity unlocks the realization that Suze is an aspiring leather daddy who mistook herself for a housewife. Meanwhile, the perpetually sensitive Arthur’s obsessive gender trouble goes sideways when Young Gent Teddy (Karl Glusman) sparks a queer desire.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No


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