Discussion around industry nepotism has always existed from the moment one industry figure passes their resources knowledge and pool of contacts down to the next generation. As of 2022, it has morphed into the pretty effective social media shorthand “nepo baby” bolstered by online journalism on the topic. Inherently the mere concept of nepotism fromContinue reading “If These Walls Could Sing (Disney +) The Most Definitive “Nepo Babby” Project to Currently Exist”
Category Archives: Musical.
Spirited. (Apple TV +) Review.
Hollywood comedy hack director Sean Anders was out of absolute nowhere responsible for the rather lovely Mark Wahlberg fostering comedy Instant Family. This is the lead example this viewer also always comes back to where any discussion of truly unexpected upward quality anomalies within directors who you had previously written off come up. it wasContinue reading “Spirited. (Apple TV +) Review.”
Lyle,Lyle,Crocodile. Quick Review.
When the trailer for Lyle,Lyle,Crocodile first dropped this writers impression upon first viewing is that we were looking at the next instant meme within the film world. Come on. It’s Shawn Mendes as a singing crocodile with songs by Pesek and Paul. . Evan Hansen’s feature adaptation to the beach From M night Shamalan’s OldContinue reading ” Lyle,Lyle,Crocodile. Quick Review. “
Brahmastra. Part One. Shiva. Quick Review.
The much-deserved worldwide success of RRR and the incredibly thin theatrical release slate have resulted in much longer runs fur Indian cinema that always had a presence at the UK box office. These are now taking up some of the premium screens during their opening week of release. In a certain way, this could haveContinue reading “Brahmastra. Part One. Shiva. Quick Review.”
Robin Robin. Quick Review
There are effectively two types of Aardman Production. The slightly more commercially inclined stop motion comedy. Or the classically wholesome all-ages adventure. These two tones represent the core of what put Aardman on the map. This writer is glad to report that the studio’s new Christmas musical short Robin Robin ( the first release underContinue reading “Robin Robin. Quick Review”
Diana: The Musical Has to Be Seen To Be Believed.
This viewer rarely watches something that he would class as inexplicably terrible and simultaneously such a bizarre off-the-wall creation and that it has to be seen to be believed. The best recent examples in film terms include Colin Trevorrow’s astoundingly misjudged The Book of Henry. There’s also David Frankel’s unbelievably ill-conceived Collateral Beauty. Housed withinContinue reading “Diana: The Musical Has to Be Seen To Be Believed.”
Masters of the Universe. Revelation. Part 1 Expectation VS Subversiveness. (FULL SPOILERS)
This critic has no particular emotional attachment to either He-Man or Kevin Smith. The main reason he knows about the latter( aside from some broad cultural osmosis) is the ubiquity of the He-Man/4 Non-Blondes meme on the early internet. So why did he watch the new sequel series that crosses over two creative forces heContinue reading “Masters of the Universe. Revelation. Part 1 Expectation VS Subversiveness. (FULL SPOILERS)”
National Canadian Film Day (2020 .) You Are Here. A Come From Away Story (2018)
This critic has referenced his yearly journey into the West End as part of a broader summer trip a few times on this blog. The big new show he saw in 2019 was Come From Away. He was very sceptical upon hearing the vague premise. Who wants to see a 9/11 musical? Upon a friendsContinue reading “National Canadian Film Day (2020 .) You Are Here. A Come From Away Story (2018)”
Jingle Jangle. A Christmas Journey. Review
The Greatest Showman was one of the most bizarre pop culture phenomena in recent memory. During its initial theatrical run, it was bait for everyone and their mother to do think pieces on what the films enduring popularity means. This was for both the theatrical community and those more concerned with what it’s successfulness wouldContinue reading “Jingle Jangle. A Christmas Journey. Review”
Howard (Disney +). Review
As a musical theatre fan, the name Howard Ashman is very familiar but it has to be said that outside of the Disney renaissance this viewer is not hugely familiar with his work (his song writing partner Alan Menken on the other hand has done a metric tonne of work since Ashman’s passing.) This documentaryContinue reading “Howard (Disney +). Review”