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Movie: Man with a Movie Camera

A man travels around a city with a camera slung over his shoulder, documenting urban life in 1920s Moscow, Kharkiv, Kyiv and Odesa with dazzling invention. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Dec 1, 2022 - 1 comment

Movie: Sweet Charity

[TRAILER] Charity Hope Valentine (Shirley MacLaine) always tries to look on the bright side of life, despite working in a rundown dance hall and contending with a seemingly endless run of bad dates. Determined to find love, Charity falls for suave actor Vittorio Vidal (Ricardo Montalban), but their romance is all too brief. However, when Charity finds herself stuck in an elevator with the reserved Oscar Lindquist (John McMartin), it turns out that she may have finally met her match. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 1, 2022 - 3 comments

Movie: Cabaret

[TRAILER] In Berlin in 1931, American cabaret singer Sally Bowles (Liza Minnelli) meets British academic Brian Roberts (Michael York), who is finishing his university studies. Despite Brian's confusion over his sexuality, the pair become lovers, but the arrival of the wealthy and decadent playboy Maximilian von Heune (Helmut Griem) complicates matters for them both. This love triangle plays out against the rise of the Nazi party and the collapse of the Weimar Republic.< [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 1, 2022 - 8 comments

Movie: All That Jazz

When he is not planning for his upcoming stage musical or working on his Hollywood film, choreographer/director Joe Gideon (Roy Scheider) is popping pills and sleeping with a seemingly endless line of women. The physical and mental stress begins to take a toll on the ragged perfectionist. Soon, he must decide whether or not his non-stop work schedule and hedonistic lifestyle are worth risking his life. The film is a semi-autobiographical tale written and directed by the legendary Bob Fosse. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 1, 2022 - 5 comments

Movie: Sound of Noise

A tone-deaf cop works to track down a group of guerilla percussionists whose anarchic public performances are terrorizing the city. Trailer. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Nov 29, 2022 - 1 comment

Movie: Spirited

Each Christmas Eve, the Ghost of Christmas Present selects one dark soul to be reformed by a visit from three spirits. But this season, he picked the wrong Scrooge. Clint Briggs turns the tables on his ghostly host until Present finds himself reexamining his own past, present and future. [more inside]
posted by jenfullmoon on Nov 20, 2022 - 4 comments

Movie: A Night at the Opera

A sly business manager and the wacky friends of two opera singers in Italy help them achieve success in America while humiliating their stuffy and snobbish enemies. Trailer. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Nov 18, 2022 - 6 comments

Movie: Neptune Frost

An intersex African hacker, a coltan miner and the virtual marvel born as a result of their union. [more inside]
posted by Phobos the Space Potato on Nov 8, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

This is the first animated Disney movie (1937). How have movies changed in 85 years? Bechdel, for example, wasn't even born until 1960. [more inside]
posted by aniola on Nov 8, 2022 - 14 comments

Movie: Chicago

Nightclub sensation Velma (Catherine Zeta-Jones) murders her philandering husband, and Chicago's slickest lawyer, Billy Flynn (Richard Gere), is set to defend her. But when Roxie (Renée Zellweger) also winds up in prison, Billy takes on her case as well -- turning her into a media circus of headlines. Neither woman will be outdone in their fight against each other and the public for fame and celebrity. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 8, 2022 - 6 comments

Movie: Phantom of the Paradise

After record producer Swan (Paul Williams) steals the music of songwriter Winslow Leach (William Finley) and gives it to one of his bands, Leach sneaks into Swan's offices. Catching Leach, Swan frames him for dealing drugs, which lands him in prison. After Leach breaks out and again attempts to sabotage Swan's empire, an accident crushes his face. Leach then dons a costume and becomes the Phantom, intent on ruining Swan while saving singer Phoenix (Jessica Harper) from a terrible fate. A horror/fantasy musical by Brian De Palma, with songs by Paul Williams. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 25, 2022 - 5 comments

Movie: Frozen II

Elsa the Snow Queen (Idina Menzel) has an extraordinary gift -- the power to create ice and snow. But no matter how happy she is to be surrounded by the people of Arendelle, Elsa finds herself strangely unsettled. After hearing a mysterious voice call out to her, Elsa travels to the enchanted forests and dark seas beyond her kingdom -- an adventure that soon turns into a journey of self-discovery. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 17, 2022 - 6 comments

Movie: Frozen

When their kingdom becomes trapped in perpetual winter, fearless Anna (Kristen Bell) joins forces with mountaineer Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and his reindeer sidekick to find Anna's sister, Snow Queen Elsa (Idina Menzel), and break her icy spell. Although their epic journey leads them to encounters with mystical trolls, a comedic snowman (Josh Gad), harsh conditions, and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff bravely push onward in a race to save their kingdom from winter's cold grip. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 17, 2022 - 3 comments

Movie: The Broadway Melody

A pair of sisters from the vaudeville circuit try to make it big time on Broadway, but matters of the heart complicate the attempt. Often cited as the single worst film ever to win Best Picture. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 16, 2022 - 9 comments

Movie: Hercules

Bestowed with superhuman strength, a young mortal named Hercules sets out to prove himself a hero in the eyes of his father, the great god Zeus. Along with his friends Pegasus, a flying horse, and Phil, a personal trainer, Hercules is tricked by the hilarious, hotheaded villain Hades, who's plotting to take over Mount Olympus! [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 11, 2022 - 4 comments

Movie: The Sound of Music

Maria (Julie Andrews), a tomboyish postulant at an Austrian abbey becomes a governess in the home of widowed naval captain Georg von Trapp (Christopher Plummer) who has seven children. The free-spirited young woman brings a new love of life and music into the home. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Sep 30, 2022 - 27 comments

Movie: The Rocky Horror Picture Show

This low-budget freak show/cult-classic/cultural institution concerns the misadventures of Brad Majors and Janet Weiss inside a strange mansion that they come across on a rainy night. After the wholesome pair's car breaks down in the woods, they seek refuge in a towering castle nearby. Greeting them at the door is a ghoulish butler named Riff Raff, who introduces them to a bacchanalian collection of partygoers dressed in outfits from some sort of interplanetary thrift shop.
posted by johnofjack on Sep 24, 2022 - 43 comments

Movie: The Wizard of Oz

Transported to a surreal landscape, a young girl (Judy Garland) kills the first person she meets and then teams up with three strangers to kill again. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Sep 21, 2022 - 39 comments

Movie: Moulin Rouge!

Director Baz Luhrmann's anachronistic musical is a celebration of love and creative inspiration set in the infamous, gaudy and glamorous Parisian nightclub, at the cusp of the 20th century. A young poet (Ewan McGregor), who is plunged into the heady world of Moulin Rouge, begins a passionate affair with the club's most notorious and beautiful star (Nicole Kidman). [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 19, 2022 - 16 comments

Movie: Grease

Australian good girl Sandy (Olivia Newton-John) and greaser Danny (John Travolta) fell in love over the summer. But when they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance despite their eccentric friends? Grease was successful both critically and commercially, becoming the highest-grossing musical film ever at the time. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 8, 2022 - 13 comments

Movie: Xanadu

Struggling artist Sonny Malone (Michael Beck) is trapped in a dull job painting album covers. He is instantly attracted to Kira (Olivia Newton-John, RIP), an anonymous woman randomly photographed in the background of one of his assignments, but no one is able to identify her. Visiting the auditorium where the cover was shot, Sonny finds the mysterious beauty, an ageless Greek muse, who encourages him to team up with old-fashioned Danny McGuire (Gene Kelly) to build a roller-skating disco. A musical featuring music by Newton-John and Electric Light Orchestra. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 8, 2022 - 11 comments

Movie: The Happiness of the Katakuris

The Katakuris are a four-generation family of failures. Aiming to change their luck, they purchase a large old home situated on a former garbage dump near Mount Fuji, aiming to make it a bed and breakfast. When they finally get their first guest, he commits suicide, and the Katakuris make the decision to save their business by burying the body and concealing the death. Stuff gets worse from there. Two things: this is a horror musical; it is by Takashi Miike (Audition). [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jun 28, 2022 - 14 comments

Movie: The 5, 000 Fingers of Dr. T.

A young boy who detests taking piano lessons, Bart (Tommy Rettig) has developed a deep suspicion of his strict instructor, Dr. Terwilliker (Hans Conried). When Bart ends up in a Seussian dreamworld, he must join with the local plumber to rescue his mom from Dr. T's clutches and stop his plan to force 500 boys to play a massive piano in perpetuity. A 1953 live-action musical from a screen play by Theodor (Dr. Seuss) Geisel himself. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jun 10, 2022 - 11 comments

The Afterparty: Yasper  Season 1, Ep 3

Yasper explains how he tried to get Xavier to help him get his music career off the ground.
posted by simonw on Feb 1, 2022 - 10 comments

Centaurworld: Season 2: full season  Season 2, Ep 0

Horse embarks on a mission to build an army and defeat the Nowhere King. It won't be easy, but she's got the herd by her side - and Rider back home. Available now on Netflix. [more inside]
posted by WedgedPiano on Dec 8, 2021 - 6 comments

Movie: Annie Live!

"The Sun'll Come Out Tomorrow" this holiday season as NBC has found its next live musical event: the beloved seven-time Tony Award-winning hit "Annie Live!" [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Dec 2, 2021 - 7 comments

Movie: Come From Away (2021)

Come From Away (previously) the Tony-award winning musical, returned to the stage in spring of 2021 for a special filmed performance in front of an audience of 9/11 survivors and frontline workers. With 7 (out of 12) of the original cast members, the recording is now streaming on AppleTV+. [more inside]
posted by still_wears_a_hat on Nov 1, 2021 - 7 comments

Movie: Dear Evan Hansen

Film adaptation of the Tony and Grammy Award-winning musical about Evan Hansen (Ben Platt), a high school senior with Social Anxiety disorder and his journey of self-discovery and acceptance following the suicide of a fellow classmate. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Sep 23, 2021 - 6 comments

Movie: Vivo

A music-loving kinkajou embarks on the journey of a lifetime to fulfill his destiny and deliver a love song for an old friend.
posted by ellieBOA on Aug 8, 2021 - 3 comments

Centaurworld: Season 1, Full Season  Season 1, Ep 0

On a quest to reunite with her trusty rider, a fearless war horse journeys through a whimsical world filled with magic, adventure and singing centaurs. [more inside]
posted by Quonab on Aug 1, 2021 - 8 comments

Schmigadoon!: Welcome!  Season 1, Ep 0

A couple, Melissa and Josh, go on a backpacking trip in an attempt to patch up their failing relationship, only to find themselves trapped in a Golden Age-style musical set in the mythical town of Schmigadoon, and slowly realize that they cannot leave until they find true love. [more inside]
posted by ThePinkSuperhero on Jul 19, 2021 - 42 comments

Movie: In the Heights

Adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes' Tony Award-winning musical about an immigrant community in Washington Heights, NYC. [more inside]
posted by lunasol on Jun 11, 2021 - 19 comments

Legends of Tomorrow: The Satanist's Apprentice  Season 6, Ep 5

Gather round the projector so you can watch today's lesson about the skills and abilities of princesses to sing. Ensure that you bring the appropriate meeting supplies including a technical briefing binder and a cell phone. A cheese tray will be at the ready, including the appropriate forks. Ambiance will be created by candlelight reflecting off of Old Masters' portraiture, so dress appropriately. [more inside]
posted by sardonyx on Jun 9, 2021 - 3 comments

Movie: The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash

From Eric Idle, Neil Innes, George Harrison, and more, came the Rutles: an affectionate parody of Beatlemania, and a musical legend that will last a lunchtime. They were discovered by their manager, Leggy Mountbatten, in a lunchtime disco. Their first album was made in 20 minutes. Their second album took even longer. [more inside]
posted by one for the books on May 5, 2021 - 15 comments

Movie: The Prom

After the PTA of a conservative high school in Indiana bans same-sex couples from attending the annual prom, a gang of flamboyant Broadway stars try to boost their image by showing up to support two lesbian students. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 12, 2020 - 7 comments

Movie: Dolly Parton's Christmas on the Square

The citizens of a small, middle-America town fight to save themselves from being bought out by a major corporation. (Netflix) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Nov 22, 2020 - 9 comments

Movie: Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey

An imaginary world comes to life in a holiday tale of an eccentric toymaker, his adventurous granddaughter, and a magical invention that has the power to change their lives forever. (Netflix, musical) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Nov 14, 2020 - 8 comments

Movie: Pride and Prejudice - A New Musical

Sparks fly when spirited Elizabeth Bennet meets single, rich, and proud Mr. Darcy. (Musical adaptation of the Jane Austen novel, by Tony Award nominee Paul Gordon) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Oct 17, 2020 - 3 comments

Julie and the Phantoms: Season 1  Season 1, Ep 0

Teenager Julie finds her passion for music and life while helping the Phantoms, a trio of ghostly guys, become the band they were never able to be. (Netflix) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Sep 11, 2020 - 5 comments

Central Park: Season One  Season 1, Ep 0

From the creator of Bob's Burgers comes an Apple TV+ animated musical sitcom about a family that lives in Central Park. [more inside]
posted by Etrigan on Jun 8, 2020 - 5 comments

What We Do in the Shadows: Collaboration  Season 2, Ep 8

When Nandor's old familiar from the 1970s returns to Staten Island, Guillermo reconsiders his role and his options, while Nadja and Lazslo revive their musical act with a little help from Colin. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on May 30, 2020 - 10 comments

The Magicians: The Balls  Season 5, Ep 12

Margo sees a purse she hates. Alice writes a letter. We couldn't get Prince. [It's Heist Episode: The Musical!] [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Mar 26, 2020 - 3 comments

Movie: Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo (aka Angu Vaikuntapurathu)

A jealous clerk secretly switches his newborn son with his millionaire friend's temporarily stillborn son. (Telegu production, Netflix) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Mar 5, 2020 - 3 comments

Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist: All Episodes  Season 1, Ep 0

I think this show's pretty cool, but doesn't look like it has enough interest to go episode per episode. Anyone else watch past the pilot? [more inside]
posted by jenfullmoon on Mar 3, 2020 - 23 comments

Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist: Pilot  Season 1, Ep 1

An introverted computer programmer living in San Francisco begins to hear the innermost desires of people around her through song. (NBC US broadcast) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Jan 7, 2020 - 23 comments

Movie: John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch

John Mulaney and his kid pals tackle existential topics for all ages with catchy songs, comedy sketches and special guests in a nostalgic variety special. (Netflix) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Dec 25, 2019 - 30 comments

Movie: Cats

A tribe of cats called the Jellicles must decide yearly which one will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new Jellicle life.
posted by tofu_crouton on Dec 20, 2019 - 96 comments

Steven Universe: The Movie  Season 5, Ep 29

Two years after reconciling with the Diamonds and securing the Earth's right to exist, Steven is now seen as an equal member of the Diamond Authority, but he just wants to live his life on Earth with his friends, both in Beach City and the new Gem settlement of Little Homeworld. But another threat to the planet from his mother's past arrives, a gem named Spinel, who comes with a grudge to settle and a terrible weapon.... [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Sep 3, 2019 - 86 comments

Fosse/Verdon: Providence  Season 1, Ep 8

Gwen looks ahead to an uncertain future, as Bob tells the story of his life on film. (Season Finale) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on May 28, 2019 - 13 comments

Fosse/Verdon: Nowadays  Season 1, Ep 7

Gwen fights to assert her own creative vision on Chicago, challenging Bob's increasingly dark approach to the musical. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on May 22, 2019 - 9 comments

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