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July Movie Marathon: Musicals (Yes... You read right!)
« on: June 27, 2016, 07:01:12 PM »
July Movie Marathon

Musicals

OMG! What was I thinking!?!
A while back ago Danae Cassandra and I was sitting at the breakfast table talking about stuff when the time I freaked everyone out and watched a whole weekend of musicals. Without thinking I spurted out "How do you think they would react if I did one of my month long marathons with musicals?" And the next thing I knew we  were all planning it for July.

So *GULP* you can read both our reviews here in this thread. Some movies we will be watching together. Other films she may watch on her own and some I may watch on my own. The family here is having fun with the idea of torturing me for the entire month...some even betting on how many I will actually get watched. Brittany had no faith in me and says I might get in 6 the entire month. Others are thinking maybe 12. What do I think? No idea... but I would love to see their faces if I got in 31... would be an average of 1 a day! Not saying it will happen... but maybe it would shut them up! LOL

Below is our collection lists. Note: We are going with the genre in DVD Profiler. Most these we either never seen or been a very long time to know for certain.


My Musical CollectionDanae Cassandra's Musical Collection
Note:Titles in Bold I Never Seen.
Annie
Annie
Beware
Broken Strings
Buck Privates
Earth Girls are Easy
Fame (2009)
Fiddler on the Roof
Footloose (2011)
Gentlemen Prefers Blondes
Grease
Grease II
Hercules and Xena: Battle for Mt. Olympus
Hi-Di-Ho
Jack and the Beanstalk
Joyful Noise
Mary Poppins
Mystery in String
The Nightmare Before Christmas
The Pajama Game
The Pied Piper from Hamelin
Pinocchio
Road to Bali
Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure
Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
Song of Freedom
A Star is Born
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
There's No Business Like Show Business
Tommy
West Side Story
Wizard of Oz
Xanadu

The 3 Penny Opera
42nd Street
101 Dalmatians
1776
Affair in Trinidad
Aladdin
All-American Co-Ed
Alice in Wonderland (1951)
Amadeus
An American in Paris
Anchors Aweigh
Apache Rose
The Apple
April in Paris
The Aristocats
The Arizona Kid
Astaire and Rogers: Partners in Rhythm
Babes in Toyland
Bad Man of Deadwood
The Band Wagon
Barbie: A Perfect Christmas
Barbie: The Princess and the Pauper
The Barkleys of Broadway
Bathing Beauty
Beach Blanket Bingo
Beach Party
Beauty and the Beast
Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas
Bedknobs and Broomsticks
Begin Again
Bells of Rosarita
The Bells of San Angelo
The Bells of St. Mary's
Best Foot Forward
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
Billy the Kid Returns
Black Tights (1-2-3-4 ou Les Collants noirs)
Bollywood Queen
Bound for Glory
Brigadoon
The Broadway Melody
Broadway Melody of 1940

Buck Privates
The Busby Berkley Disc
Bye Bye Birdie
Cabaret
Cabin in the Sky
Cadillac Records
Calamity Jane
Camelot
Can-Can
Captain January
Career Girl
Carefree
Carmen
Carmen Jones
The Carson City Kid
Cats
Une cambre en ville
Chicago
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Cinderella (1950)
Cinderella (1957)
Coal Miner's Daughter
Colorado
Cowboy and the Senorita
Crossroads (1986)
Curly Top
Dames
Dancer in the Dark
Dangerous When Wet
A Day at the Races
Days of Jesse James
De-Lovely
Dimples
Dirty Dancing
Doll Face
The Dolly Sisters
Donkey Skin
The Doors
Double or Nothing
Down Argentine Way
Du Barry Was a Lady
The Duke is Tops
Dumbo
East Side of Heaven
Easy to Love
Easy to Wed
Easter Parade
El amor brujo
Emmet Otter's Jug Band Christmas
The Fabulous Dorseys
Fantasia
Fantasia 2000
The Far Frontier
Farinelli
Fiesta
Fiddler on the Roof
Finian's Rainbow
Flower Drum Song
Flying Down to Rio
Follow the Fleet
Footlight Parade
Frozen
Funny Face
Funny Girl
The Gay Divorcee
The Gay Ranchero
Gene Kelly: Anatomy of a Dancer
Gentlement Prefer Blondes
Gigi
The Girl Next Door
Goin' to Town
Going My Way
Gold Diggers in Paris
Gold Diggers of 1933
Gold Diggers of 1935
Gold Diggers of 1937
Grand Canyon Trail

Grease
The Great Ziegfeld
Guys and Dolls
Gypsy
Hallelujah
Hands Across the Border
Hans Christian Andersen
A Hard Day's Night
Heart of the Golden West
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Heldorado
Help!
Hercules (1997)
Here Come the Waves
Hi De Ho
Hi Diddle Diddle
High Society
Holiday Inn
Hollywood Canteen
Hollywood Hotel
Home in Oklahoma
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
The Hunchback of Notre Dame II
Iceland
I'm Not There
If I Had My Way
Immortal Beloved
In Old Caliente
It Ain't Hay
It's a Great Feeling
Jamboree
The Jazz Singer (1927)
Jericho (1937)
Just Around the Corner
The King and I
King of the Cowboys
Killer Diller
Kiss Me Kate
Labyrinth
Lady and the Tramp
Let's Go Collegiate
Lights of Old Santa Fe
The Lion King
The Little Mermaid
Little Miss Broadway
Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
The Littlest Rebel
THe Love Parade
Lullaby of Broadway
Make Mine Music
Mame
Mamma Mia!
Man of La Mancha

Mary Poppins
Meet Me In St. Louis
Melody Time
Les Miserables
Million Dollar Mermaid
Minstrel Man
Monkey Business
Monte Carlo
Moon Over Miami
Moulin Rouge! (2001)
Mulan
The Muppets
The Muppets Take Manhattan
Muscle Beach Party
The Music Man (1962)
My Blue Heaven
My Fair Lady
My Favorite Blonde
My Pal Trigger
Nashville
Neptune's Daughter
Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist
Night and Day
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Nine
Nowhere Boy
Oklahoma!
Oliver!
Oliver and Company
On an Island With You
On the Town
Once
One Hour With You
Opera Jawa
Pagan Love Song
Paint Your Wagon
Paradise in Harlem
Pennies From Heaven
Pete's Dragon
Peter Pan (1953)
The Phantom of the Opera (2004)
The Pied Piper of Hamelin
Pinocchio
Pocahontas
Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World
The Princess and the Frog
Princess Tam Tam

Private Buckaroo
The Proud Valley
The Ranger and the Lady

Ray
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
Reet, Petite and Gone
Rent
La Revue des Revues
Riding High
Road to Singapore
Roberta
Robin and the 7 Hoods
Robin Hood of the Pecos
Rock My World

The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Roll on Texas Moon
Romance on the High Seas
Rough Riders Round-Up
Round Midnight
Royal Wedding
Saawariya
Saludos Amigos
San Francisco
Second Chorus
Selena
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Shall We Dance (1937)
Sherriff of Tombstone
Show Boat
Sid and Nancy
Silver Spurs
Singin' in the Rain
The Singing Detective
Ski Party
Sleeping Beauty (1959)
The Slipper and the Rose

The Smiling Lieutenant
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Something to Sing About
The Sound of Music
South Pacific
Springtime in the Sierras
Stage Door Canteen
A Star is Born
Starlift
State Fair (1945)
State Fair (1962)
The Story of Bernon and Irene Castle
Sunset Serenade
Susannah of the Mounties

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Swing Time
Take Me Out to the Ball Game
The Tales of Hoffmann
Tangled
Tea for Two
The Tender Trap
Thank Your Lucky Stars
That's Entertainment!
That's Entertainment II
That's Entertainment III
There's No Business Like Show Business
This is the Army
This Time for Keeps
The Three Caballeros
Three Smart Girls
Thrill of Romance
Till the Clouds Roll By
Tommy
Top Hat
Topsy-Turvy
Trocadero
The Tunnel of Love
The Umbrellas of Charbourg
Under California Skies
Under California Stars
Under the Roofs of Paris
The Unsinkable Molly Brown
Up in the Air (1940)
Utah
Varsity Show
La Vie en Rose
Waikiki Wedding
Walk the Line
Wall Street Cowboy
West of the Badlands
The West Point Story
With a Song in My Heart: The Jane Froman Story

The Wizard of Oz
A Woman is a Woman
Xanadu
Yankee Doodle Dandy
The Yellow Rose of Texas
Young Bill Hickok
Young Buffalo Bill
Zou Zou


So couple questions...

1. Is there any in the above list that I never seen (in bold) that I must see?
2. what's your bet? How many will I get through before the month of July is over?
« Last Edit: July 24, 2016, 02:53:21 PM by addicted2dvd »
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Re: July Movie Marathon: Musicals (Yes... You read right!)
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2016, 08:10:43 PM »
Ok, who are you and what have you done with Pete?  :hmmmm:

If you like The Who: Tommy
If you like The Beatles: A Hard Day's Night, Help!
Fantasia, for sure!
If you like Dick van Dyke: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Little Shop of Horrors is a favorite of mine.

Lots of great movies. There are several that I would say are only marginally musicals. Really hard to pick.

For some reason I get the feeling that Danae likes musicals a little bit more than you do.  ;)

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Re: July Movie Marathon: Musicals (Yes... You read right!)
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2016, 05:02:51 AM »
Lots of great movies. There are several that I would say are only marginally musicals. Really hard to pick.

For some reason I get the feeling that Danae likes musicals a little bit more than you do.  ;)

Maybe just a little.    :laugh:

I'd agree some are only marginally musicals.  There are a lot of Roy Rogers pictures listed.   :P
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Re: July Movie Marathon: Musicals (Yes... You read right!)
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2016, 04:43:48 PM »
Ok, who are you and what have you done with Pete?  :hmmmm:
Pete don't live here any more.

If you like The Who: Tommy
If you like The Beatles: A Hard Day's Night, Help!
Fantasia, for sure!
If you like Dick van Dyke: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Little Shop of Horrors is a favorite of mine.

Lots of great movies. There are several that I would say are only marginally musicals. Really hard to pick.

I actually do want to fit in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang... as I always liked Dick Van Dyke and Not sure if I ever seen that one or not. If I did I was so young I don't remember it at all.

For some reason I get the feeling that Danae likes musicals a little bit more than you do.  ;)
Maybe just a hair more. :P
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« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2016, 12:04:22 AM »
Danae Cassandra asked if I also was going to do musical episodes of TV Series... not decided yet. So I did an internet search for musical episodes of TV Series. I don't know how reliable the lists I found are... but if I choose to it seems I can also watch...

American Horror Story - The Name Game (Season 2 Episode 10)
The Brady Bunch - Amatuer Nite (Season 4 Episode 16)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Once More with Feeling (Season 6 Episode 7)
Fringe - Brown Betty (Season 2 Episode 20)
Gilligan's Island - The Producer (Season 3 Episode 4)
Grey's Anatomy - Song Beneath the Song (Season 7 Episode 18)
House - Bombshells (Season 7 Episode 15)
How I Met Your Mother - Girls vs. Suites (Season 5 Episode 12)
I Love Lucy - Lucy Goes to Scotland (Season 5 Episode 7)
Scrubs - My Musical (Season 6 Episode 6)
That '70s Show - That '70s Musical (Season 4 Episode 24)
The X-Files - Improbable (Season 9 Episode 13)
Xena: The Warrior Princess - Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (Season 2 Episode 4)
Xena: The Warrior Princess - The Bitter Suite (Season 3 Episode 12)
Xena: The Warrior Princess - A Tale of Two Muses (Season 4 Episode 6)
Xena: The Warrior Princess - Lyre Lyre, Hearts on Fire (Season 5 Episode 10)
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« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2016, 10:33:46 AM »
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« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2016, 05:26:29 PM »
     Fame: Rental Exclusive (2009/United States)
Wikipedia |IMDb |Trailer |
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment (United States)
Director:Kevin Tancharoen
Writing:Christopher Gore (Original Material By), Allison Burnett (Screenwriter)
Length:107 min.
Video:Widescreen 2.40:1
Audio:English: DTS-HD Master Audio: 5.1, Spanish: Dolby Digital: 5.1, French: Dolby Digital: 5.1
Subtitles:English, Spanish

Stars:
Kay Panabaker as Jenny Garrison
Walter Perez as Victor Tavares
Naturi Naughton as Denise Dupree
Asher Book as Marco
Kherington Payne as Alice Ellerton

Plot:
Passions will be tested. Hearts will be broken. Talent, dedication and hard work will triumph! In this soaring and inspiring reinvention of the Oscar®-Winning hit film*, a group of highly gifted dancers, singers musicians and actors at the New York City High School of Performing Arts strive to live out their dreams and shine!

* Fame, 1980: Original Score, Original Song ("Fame")

Extras:
  • Scene Access
  • Bonus Trailers


My Thoughts:

This one took a bit for me to get through. The idea for the story line is good... I remember enjoying the story line of the original. But I am not all that thrilled with the execution of it. Sure the kids are talented but they didn't flesh out the kids enough to make you care about them. Now maybe this is because there is so many of them you need to follow in such a movie but I found myself only caring about one or two of the students. And in my opinion at least...they should have been able to do a little better then that.

 One of the things I hate about musicals is how people burst out into song for no reason what so ever... at least in this story that makes sense. But in the case of this film I found it to be no more then average which made it all that more difficult for me to get through the whole musical aspect. Not one I feel comfortable recommending... if the story line sounds good to you go with the 1980 original.

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« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2016, 07:37:59 PM »

Xena: Warrior Princess - Season 2 Episode 4: Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Xena is forced to take on the Bacchae - bloodthirsty minions of the wine god, Bacchus - to get to their power-hungry leader and foil his plan to take over the world.

My Thoughts:
While this I wouldn't actually consider this one as a musical... there is enough music in it that I will let it count. I enjoyed this episode. More so for the Bachae then anything else. Which is very similar to vampires. They survive by feeding on blood... have fangs... the works. Definitely worth the time put in to watch it.

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« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2016, 04:59:13 PM »
     Singin' in the Rain (1952/United States)
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Turner Entertainment, Warner Home Video (United States)
Director:Gene Kelly, Stanley Donen
Writing:Adolph Green (Story By), Betty Comden (Story By), Adolph Green (Screenwriter), Betty Comden (Screenwriter)
Length:103 min.
Video:Widescreen 1.37:1
Audio:English: DTS-HD Master Audio: 5.1, French: Dolby Digital: Mono, Spanish: Dolby Digital: Mono, German: DTS-HD Master Audio: Mono, Italian: Dolby Digital: Mono, Portuguese: Dolby Digital: Mono, Czech: Dolby Digital: Mono, Polish: Dolby Digital: Mono, Commentary: Dolby Digital: Mono
Subtitles:Czech, Danish, English, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish

Stars:
Gene Kelly as Don Lockwood
Donald O'Connor as Cosmo Brown
Debbie Reynolds as Kathy Selden
Jean Hagen as Lina Lamont
Millard Mitchell as R.F. Simpson

Plot:
Silent movies are giving way to talking pictures – and a hoofer-turned-matinee idol (Gene Kelly) is caught in that bumpy transition, as are his buddy (Donald O'Connor), prospective ladylove (Debbie Reynolds) and shrewish costar (Jean Hagen). Rediscover the musical masterpiece, Singin' in the Rain, in dazzling, restored high definition, featuring an all-new documentary special feature that salutes not just this all-time favorite but also the musical legacy of its producer, songwriter Arthur Freed.

Extras:
  • Audio Commentary
  • Feature Trailers
  • Featurettes
  • Juke Box Jump-to-Song Feature


My Thoughts:

This is one I enjoyed quite a bit... actually more then I thought I would. It helps that this one was right funny. Was never familiar with Donald O'Connor before this film but he reminds me of another classic actor I like a lot. He reminds me a lot od Dick Van Dyke in his style of humor. I would say this is worth the time put in to watch it. I can even see myself adding it to my collection at some point.

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« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2016, 05:27:57 PM »
Popped in my head to check Netflix and Amazon Prime for more to choose from. Netflix is loaded with them! Same for Amazon Prime... but more that I never heard of.
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« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2016, 06:33:28 PM »
What? You liked Singin' in the Rain, and now you're looking for even more musicals?
Who are you, and what... No, wait, I already did that, didn't I? So, is Danae holding a gun to your head, or what?  ???
Or maybe she has hopnotized you! "You like musicals. You like musicals. You like musicals!"
Everything I thought I knew has been turned upside down! What's next? Jimmy saying he doesn't like sexploitation?  ;)

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« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2016, 03:42:04 AM »
Who are you, and what... No, wait, I already did that, didn't I? So, is Danae holding a gun to your head, or what?  ???
Or maybe she has hopnotized you! "You like musicals. You like musicals. You like musicals!"

You never know, do you?  *evil cackle*
If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.
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« Reply #12 on: July 03, 2016, 05:22:47 AM »


Singin' in the Rain
Year of Release: 1952
Directed By: Gene Kelly, Stanley Donen
Starring: Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Jean Hagan, Millard Mitchell
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Musical

Overview:
Silent movies are giving way to talking pictures – and a hoofer-turned-matinee idol (Gene Kelly) is caught in that bumpy transition, as are his buddy (Donald O'Connor), prospective ladylove (Debbie Reynolds) and shrewish costar (Jean Hagen). Rediscover the musical masterpiece, Singin' in the Rain, in dazzling, restored high definition, featuring an all-new documentary special feature that salutes not just this all-time favorite but also the musical legacy of its producer, songwriter Arthur Freed.

My Thoughts:
This is a near perfect film.  It has a great story, great performances, a lot of chemistry between its characters, memorable songs and beautiful choreography.  It's also a lot of fun to watch.  There's nothing particularly serious here; it's light, romantic and amusing.  O'Connor's "Make 'Em Laugh" is great, and Kelly's "Singin' in the Rain" is classic Hollywood. 

An absolute must-see for fans of musicals, or American film; this is one of the best examples of a big-budget, classic Hollywood musical.  Highly recommended.

Bechdel Test: Fail
Mako Mori Test: Fail

Overall: 4.5/5
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« Reply #13 on: July 03, 2016, 02:30:12 PM »
Who are you, and what... No, wait, I already did that, didn't I? So, is Danae holding a gun to your head, or what?  ???
Or maybe she has hopnotized you! "You like musicals. You like musicals. You like musicals!"

You never know, do you?  *evil cackle*

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« Reply #14 on: July 03, 2016, 02:42:32 PM »

That '70s Show - Season 4 Episode 24: That '70s Musical
Fez is hurt and upset when he thinks the gang can't be bothered to come hear him sing in the school's spring concert.

My Thoughts:
Now I don't watch many musicals to know how common this is. But it at least seemed different to me that they used actual hits from the '70s instead of music made for the show itself. I thought that was a good idea and hope to see more like it through-out the marathon.

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