Goosebumps: Jack Black stars as horror writer R.L. Stine in Goosebumps, based on Stine’s bestselling series of horror books for young people. The first images show the demons from Stine’s own mind that he must confront and somehow get back into his head. The movie is due in theaters on August 7, 2015. [EW.com via Bloody Disgusting]
There’s a part of me that refuses to see the movie of Jersey Boys on account of its being a musical made for the stage. That can be said of most if not all musicals, really; but such “jukebox musicals” are mainly about giving audiences a live-concert experience of classic songs sung new by great talents of Broadway. On the big… Continue reading What Musical Needs to Be Made into a Movie?
Sometimes good musicals come from directors you might not expect. Brian De Palma made Phantom of the Paradise. Robert Altman made Popeye. And now Clint Eastwood brings us his adaptation of the Broadway hit Jersey Boys. So since anyone can make a musical, here are some directorial candidates who need to make one ASAP.
Even… Continue reading If Clint Eastwood Can Do It, Anyone Can: 10 Directors Who Need to Make a Musical
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A long-gestating Disney musical received a big boost this week, signing on a “Rock of Ages” writer to pen the script while keeping the songwriters behind recent blockbuster “Frozen” attached to the project.
According to The Hollywood Reporter… Continue reading Disney's 'Bob the Musical' Gets a Boost
When the first trailer for Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street erupted this summer and cut to the joyful noise of Kanye West’s “Black Skinhead,” it was only the latest great musical moment associated with the justly celebrated director.
Scorsese’s movies always have one finger poised, ready to hit “play” on a mixtape of original compositions, pop standards, classical jams, neglected rock masterpieces and underground punk… Continue reading 8 Great... Martin Scorsese Musical Moments