Phil’s Top 5… Musicals

Phil’s Top 5… Musicals

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Each week Phil, from Phil’s Quick Capsule Review, takes a look at a different movie or TV related Top Five.  This time out: Musicals!

 

Close but no cigar: Mary Poppins, Everyone Says I love You, Grease 2, La La Land, Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory, Oliver! , Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street

5 – Little Shop of Horrors
Suddenly Seymour!  The remake of a little seen Roger Corman film, Little Shop of Horrors is full of great songs and even better cameos.  You’ll never go to the dentist again!

 

4 – The Blues Brothers
The Blues Brothers delivers iconic moments in bucket loads – from the cats to the car chases, to the songs to the cameos… it’s one of the best soundtracks ever.  Films damn fine as well.

3 – Rocky Horror Picture Show
Rocky Horror Picture Show lives on over 40 years from it’s release and is probably better recognised now thanks to it’s ensuring sing alongs and packed out stage shows. 

 

2 – The Nightmare Before Christmas
The newsiest entry on my list, The Nightmare Before Christmas is charming, heart warming, clever and beautiful.  It’s also a work of art with some of the most stunning stop motion that holds up even today. 

 

1 – Grease
It’s Grease – one of the most successful and singable musicals ever.  It’s launched careers, sold a gazillions of sound tracks and still packs out sing alongs.  

 

 

La La Land – A Quick Capsule Review

La La Land – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
La La Land is charming, funny, heart warming stuff.  The THIRD film by director Chazelle following up from the amazing Whiplash, is a shoe-in to win big at this years awards and rightly so.  It;’s uplifting in the way that old School Hollywood films were and staged beautifully.  It’s memorable stuff which ALMOST lives up to the hype, even if the last act isn’t quite as sharp or peppy as the two before.  So the first much watch Awards show film of 2017… 

Best Bit: The opening

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: Everyone Says I Love You, Whiplash, Birdman

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Author: Phil Hobden