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In 2007 Irish filmmaker John Carney wrote and directed a hugely successful (including an Academy Award win for Best Original Song) film called Once.  A sweet, semi-musical about a down on his luck folk singer who meets a woman who inspires him and then creates an album with her and

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Any time you leave a movie theater humming show-stopping songs from an animated film, you know you have a winner.  It has been ages since a movie left me feeling the way Frozen did, and though it may sound like hyperbole, it’s probably the best Disney movie I’ve seen in

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While Disney’s latest animated feature Frozen is definitely above-average family entertainment, my first thought upon leaving the theatre was “boy, it’s a shame that Princess and the Frog was such a flop.”  And I immediately went home to watch it.  In addition to instant-classic music, complete characters, and impeccable animation,

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It’s 2013!   A new year of movies and a new year of Video Vaults!  Why don’t we start it off right with a movie that celebrates the movies, 1997’s box office disaster, Cats Don’t Dance!  The only film ever produced by Turner Feature Animation Studio (before being absorbed in the

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Love Actually image: © 2003 Universal Studios.  ||  This Chick’s Flicks logo: © 2012 Kristal Bailey. Some people celebrate Christmas Day with family, friends, and presents under a tree. Others, like me, celebrate with a trip to the movies and dinner in Chinatown. Regardless of how you spend the day

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Still of Jessica Chastain in Zero Dark Thirty. Photo by Jonathan Olley – © 2012 – Zero Dark Thirty, LLC. This Chick’s Flicks logo: © 2012 Kristal Bailey. . Dear Readers, I don’t know about you, but for me, December is shaping up to be a fairly expensive month. And not just

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Les Miserables has slowly crept up my list of most anticipated remaining releases. While I haven’t seen the stage show, I do love the music and admire the experimental new filmmaking style that Tom Hopper is using to bring this to the screen. Traditional movie musicals record all the tracks before filming and

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Airing during the pre-game coverage, I know I missed this gem of a commercial on Super Bowl Sunday. Advertising all of NBC and its shows, the extended version spans nearly four minutes and features a musical number from How to Succeed in Business in Really Trying. Watch the casts of

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The classic movie musical WEST SIDE STORY finally hit Blu-Ray and it’s got a full list of extras to keep any Leonard Bernstein fanatic happy. The film has been beautifully restored to bring the now iconic song and dance numbers to life like never available before. I could review the

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Please tell me you’re excited for the new MUPPETS movie! If not, I don’t know if we can be online friends. Jason Segel took the Saturday Night Live stage this past weekend and did an excellent job hosting, along with some stellar cameos from Muppets, Paul Rudd, and a politician.

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I love a good YouTube video and this musical summary of the entire Harry Potter series is pretty tops! I love how he changes musical style and tempo to fit each book. Warnings: Spoilers for books/movies until HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF BLOOD PRINCE. Like the song? You can buy

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Season 36 was a very strong season for SNL, with great new featured players in Vanessa Bayer, Jay Pharoah, Taran Killam, and Paul Brittain. Each of them did a great job adding their own characters and impressions into the mix. This season was particularly musical with a good amount of

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Tom Hanks should have just gotten co-hosting credits. He was in so many skits! Watch my favorite skit from Elton John/Tom Hank’s show, Laser Cats The Musical:

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Don’t worry, this isn’t real, but I would totally watch it if it was. This little video was created to promote the Blu-Ray release of the film, which you can buy on Amazon by clicking the link below. [Huffington Post]

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Disney’s next princess tale, Tangled, is coming out this Thanksgiving. Their spin on the old tale of Rapunzel, it follows Mandy Moore’s princess as a dashing young fugitive, Flynn Rider, swoops into her tower and gets her caught up in his misadventures. While it is a princess film, it seems

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