Mother’s Day (2016) Review

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Different generations come together in the week leading up to Mother’s Day. This is Garry Marshall’s final film, which takes the same structure as Valentine’s Day and New Year’s Eve.

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Sing (2016) Review

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Buster Moon owns a Theatre and he is about to do everything possible to save it when he really has his last chance before the bank takes it off him, so he decides to launch a singing competition.

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Musical Moments – And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going

Having seen Dreamgirls on Friday night I thought it was more than worth having this as the Musical Moment this Monday! With three different versions of the song, considering Amber Riley aka Mercedes from Glee was in the show first here is the clip of her performing from Graham Norton just before Dreamgirls opened in the West End.

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Hairspray Live! (2016) Review

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It’s been a pretty big year for the live musicals being shown in America and they eventually somehow manage to make their way to the UK. Grease Live appeared on Netflix but Hairspray Live was actually broadcast on ITV4 so a perfect opportunity to record and then be able to catch up with. In the UK we have had our own when they did a production of The Sound of Music last year. Something does feel quite strange about them when they are done kinda half like a film and half like an actual stage show. It must be a very strange experience to be part of.

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Dreamgirls (2006) Review

If you have read this blog before you will therefore know that love musicals a lot. So as you can imagine I went to the cinema to see this in the previews back when it came out, and have therefore seen it lots of times. I have to admit that I was not its biggest fan when I first saw it, I liked it quite a bit but didnt totally fall for it on the first viewing. However, each time I watch it I like it more and more. Especially watching Jennifer Hudson who totally deserved her Oscar for Best supporting Actress in her first movie role.

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Sex and the City: The Movie (2008) Review

SATC is my favorite EVER TV Show. I have seen every episode so many times, have the shoebox box set of the whole series. So when they announced that the movie was going to made. I was so happy about it, I even went to see it twice in the cinema when it first came out last year. Then when I went to NYC last year I was in heaven in the HBO shop buying lots of SATC merchandise.

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Oscar Season

As the Oscars are in a week. I decided to look through my collection of DVDs and see which are Best Picture winners or have an acting Oscar associated with them. So I will try to review a lot of them over the next week. Re-watch and some of them even watch for the first time. As looking at a couple of them I haven’t actually watched them yet.

The List

  • Adaptation (Best Supporting Actor: Chris Cooper)
  • All About Eve (Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor: George Sanders, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay)
  • American Beauty (Best Picture, Best Actor: Kevin Spacey, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay)
  • As Good As It Gets (Best Actor: Jack Nicholson and Best Actress: Helen Hunt)
  • Chicago (Best Picture and Best Supporting Actress: Catherine Zeta Jones)
  • Dead Man Walking (Best Actress: Susan Sarandon)
  • Dreamgirls (Best Supporting Actress: Jennifer Hudson)
  • Erin Brockovich (Best Actress: Julia Roberts)
  • GoodFellas (Best Supporting Actor: Joe Pesci)
  • Good Will Hunting (Best Supporting Actor: Robin Williams and Best Original Screenplay)
  • Gladiator (Best Picture, Best Actor: Russell Crowe)
  • L.A. Confidential (Best Supporting Actress: Kim Basinger and Best Adapted Screenplay)
  • Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay)
  • Mary Poppins (Best Actress: Julie Andrews)
  • Million Dollar Baby (Best Picture, Best Actress: Hilary Swank, Best Supporting Actor: Morgan Freeman and Best Director)
  • My Fair Lady (Best Picture, Best Actor: Rex Harrison and Best Director)
  • One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (Best Picture, Best Actor: Jack Nicholson, Best Actress: Louise Fletcher, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay)
  • Rain Man (Best Picture, Best Actor: Dustin Hoffman, Best Original Screenplay and Best Director)
  • Ray (Best Actor: Jamie Foxx)
  • Rocky (Best Picture and Best Director)
  • Scent of a Woman (Best Actor: Al Pacino)
  • Terms of Endearment (Best Picture, Best Actress: Shirley MacLaine, Best Supporting Actor: Jack Nicholson, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay)
  • To Kill A MockingBird (Best Actor: Gregory Peck and Best Adpated Screenplay)
  • Titanic (Best Picture and Best Director)
  • Training Day (Best Actor: Denzel Washington)
  • Wall Street (Best Actor: Michael Douglas)
  • West Side Story (Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor: George Chakiris, Best Supporting Actress: Rita Moreno and Best Director)