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Unfortunately most of my favorite musicals are no longer available on Netflix. I haven’t had time to watch all of the below films but they are in my queue and I plan on checking them out in the future. Plus I’ve heard good things about them.

Footloose (2011)
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I have not watched this remake yet. I do enjoy Julianne Hough and dance movies (ala Step Up though). Hot Donna told me it was decent and I will eventually get to watching it. It’s a remake of the 80’s original. You probably know the gist, teens aren’t allowed to dance in some weird hick town, so they rebel by dancing.

Velvet Goldmine (1998)
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Yes, I fucking adore Velvet Goldmine. I went into it with a love of Ewan McGregor and gay men and just came out someone even more awesome, if that’s possible. It taught me about glam rock and Oscar Wilde and accessorizing with copious amounts of glitter. Plot, you ask? Christian Bale plays a young reporter tasked to find out what happened to a supposedly dead bisexual glam rock star Brian Slade (basically a fictionalized version of David Bowie). Yes, that’s Ewan rocking out above as Curt Wild (inspired by Iggy Pop). The amazing cast also includes Eddie Izzard.

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

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Have you ever been inside of a Hot Topic? Yes, then you’ve probably seen Jack Skellington before. So you know his visage but have you seen the movie? Well hopefully, it’s been out for fucking ever and it’s amazing. Tim Burton’s stop motion puppet musical is a gothic love tale about Halloween Town. Halloween Town is home to a bunch of awesome ghoulies. The movie is about how the sweet Jack Skellington stumbles onto Christmas Town and tries to bring their traditions back to his town. He also meets Sally, whom he falls for.

Footloose (1984)
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Yes, this is the original Footloose starring Kevin Bacon. Yes, it’s about a town that’s outlawed dancing. I was born a year before this film’s release. I grew up with it being overplayed on TV and Bacon even goofing on his performance on other shows. So I’m not like a big fan or anything but he sure could dance.

The Muppet Movie (1979)

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Plot: “Kermit and his new found friends trek across America to find success in Hollywood, but a frog-legs merchant is after Kermit.” (via IMDB.com) I haven’t watched The Muppet Movie since I was a small child but Miss Piggy is an idol of mine so I really need to get on that.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)
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Plot: “A hapless inventor finally finds success with a flying car, which a dictator from a foreign government sets out to take for himself.” (via imdb.com) I’m never watching this movie again. That’s not an insult, I just watched it so much as a child that I couldn’t do it again. Yeah, my dad is a big Dick Van Dyke fan.

Carmen Jones (1954)
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Plot: “Love, passion, betrayal and tragedy. Carmen Jones is an adaptation of Bizet’s legendary opera, Carmen. It tells the story of a young, free spirited woman called Carmen Jones whose great beauty is the object of many men’s desires. However, Carmen sets her sights on young army officer Joe, who is engaged to his sweetheart, Cindy Lou. Joe quickly succumbs to Carmen’s charms , forsaking his Cindy Lou, thus beginning the tragic love story.” (via IMDB.com) It seems wrong that I’ve never gotten around to watching this as it’s considered a classic film but I’m so behind on anything pre-1960s. Not a great excuse, I know.
Stars Dorothy Dandridge.

There’s No Business Like Show Business (1954)
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Plot: “Molly and Terry Donahue, plus their three children, are The Five Donahues. Son Tim meets hat-check girl Vicky and the family act begins to fall apart.” (via IMDB.com). Okay it’s not really my cup of tea but you know I love Marilyn Monroe. She performs the following songs in this film, Lazy, Heat Wave and After You Get What You Want, You Don’t Want It.

A Star Is Born (1937)
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Plot: “A young woman comes to Hollywood with dreams of stardom, but achieves them only with the help of an alcoholic leading man whose best days are behind him.” (via IMDB.com) Okay, this is one of three versions of A Star Is Born and I haven’t seen it yet. I’ve only seen the Streisand version because, c’mon I love her. I am totally going to give this one a try though. In case you are curious, no I haven’t seen Garland’s version yet either, which is insane.

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Movie Review: Dark Shadows
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Just Because: Marilyn Monroe
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Book Review: Marilyn & Me
The Marilyn Monroe Online Movie Resource

elsewhere online:
Hit Me With Your Best Shot: A Star is Born (1954) at She Blogged By Night
Friday Glam Spam: Dorothy Dandridge

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Random May 2012 Mix from Emma_moon on 8tracks.

Enjoy this 22 track collection of songs that I’m listening to with regularity this month.

It includes Foster the People, Madonna, Nickelback, LMFAO, Kelly Clarkson, Fred Durst, Johnny Cash, Rihanna, Chris Isaak, Seth MacFarlane, Megan Hilty & Katharine McPhee (SMASH Soundtrack) and Brian Molko.

“I did it one piece at a time and it wouldn’t cost me a dime”Johnny Cash

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Since Smash is my new favorite show it seems appropriate for me to put together an awesome drinking game to honor it.

KEY CAST

Megan Hilty as Ivy Lynn

Katharine McPhee as Karen Cartwright

Debra Messing as Julia Houston

Anjelica Huston as Eileen Rand

Jack Davenport as Derek Wills

Christian Borle as Tom Levitt

Jaime Cepero as Ellis Boyd (aka The Weasel, as we call him)

Uma Thurman as Rebecca Duvall

1 shot when Eileen throws a drink in ex hubby’s face
2 sips when Karen’s dad insults her job
1 gulp when Ellis sneaks around
1 sip when Julia’s husband whines
1 shot for a Marilyn fantasy performance
1 gulp for musical daydream performance
2 sips when Julia’s son gets in big trouble
1 sip every time someone mentions how much they hate Derek
3 gulps every time Derek tells Ivy Lynn that she’s Marilyn
1 sip when someone professes their love of Marilyn
1 gulp when Eileen tries to sell something from her marriage
1 sip when the characters are drinking
1 gulp when someone who isn’t a dancer/singer fills in for a practice performance
2 sips when adoption is mentioned
1 sip when Karen books a surprise job
2 sips when are couple are shown in bed or having sex
1 shot when they refer to Karen as being from Iowa or a small town girl, etc
3 sips when Ivy says Marilyn would
1 gulp when Ivy is upstaged by anyone (her mom, Karen, etc)
1 sip when someone steps in for someone else in rehearsals
1 gulp every time someone cries like a bitch
2 sips every time Derek yells at someone
1 sip when someone acts visibly jealous
1 shot when there is a physical fight/fist fight

Team Ivy FTW!

(source)

Watch Smash on NBC, on Hulu or Amazon (below)

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The Betty Crocker Facebook page recently posted this photo of Betty White from Her 90th birthday!

Model Adrianne Curry is the face of this new pheromone fragrance. I don’t know if it works but the promo photos are gorgeous.


Yes, a bar in England is selling dog beer, so cute! (non-alcoholic)


Jenny Wade on WhoSay
Jenny Wade (The Good Guys) posted this cute video clip from her upcoming series The Wedding Band on twitter recently.

HOW DO YOU WRITE A JOE SCHERMANN SONG – Official Soundtrack Preview (Feature Film Musical) from Gary King on Vimeo.

Gary King released an Official Soundtrack Preview Video for his film How Do You Write A Joe Schermann Song? You can visit the official site here. You can read my previous posts on this upcoming film here and here.


Have you seen Kevin Pollak’s Chat Show? You should definitely be watching it.

http://youtu.be/qx8dLJ3kO84
Ah, Jake Fogelnest who I recently rediscovered. You can watch his web show every Friday night at 7PM ET here-BTW-Sometimes I awkwardly watch it with my webcam on (it’s on Stickam so you can turn your cam on and the host and room can see you too).


Recently Improv Everywhere had a No Pants Subway Ride. It seems pretty fun. Tear-Drop NYC attended. You can go here to see more photos from the event in his Facebook album or here on Examiner.com.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VanH5AKC8KA
“my son, the rockstar butler”
and a great interview with Eldard about the film is here on iamrogue.com


Jenna Marbles talks about why girls hate each other. This is one of her more serious videos.


killer, a takeoff of House of 1000 Corpses using Muppets clips


I had no idea that Fairuza Balk sings. She’s good too.

Tear-Drop – Quick Top-40 / Hip-Hop / Urban / Mainstream Mix (1.13.2012) (LQ) by TearDropNYC-his newest mix

Soho Grand Hotel’s Black & White Masquerade Ball-Mena Suvari looks amazing

By Isaac Cordal in Barcelona, Spain-a very cool series of photos by an artist using sculptures of small people set around a city.

James Franco’s ‘Francophrenia’ to Have World Premiere in Rotterdam-Franco used footage from General Hospital to make a “humorous psycho-thriller”. Aha! That’s what he was doing guesting on a soap. He couldn’t just do it seriously, could he?

Being Mad on Twitter-Margaret Cho explains why she had to go off on a couple of douche bags who insulted her when she posted a picture of her new ass tattoo on twitter.

Sennett Bathing Beauties, 1915-neat

Crimson Raider Cocktail Recipe-this drink recipe includes blackberries and sounds super yummy.

Scenes from a Los Angeles scifi convention, 32 years ago-the comments on this are great too

Exclusive: Quentin Tarantino’s favorite films of 2011 & more!-neat!

The Part of a Movie Where the Girl Gets a Make-Over-I love movie makeovers. The makeover in Jawbreaker is so astonishing that the first time I saw it I was unsure if Judy Greer played both the before and after of Fern Mayo.

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“Above all things I believe in love”

This post is for The Film Experience’s Hit Me With Your Best Shot Series. I knew that Moulin Rouge was going to be tough to choose a shot from because I’ve loved the entire film since before I even saw it. I was in high school when the film was coming out and I had already memorized the soundtrack, covered my walls in magazine cut outs from it (I miss Premiere!) and bought an official promotional tank top from from eBay. Plus the movie is so gorgeous that any shot is stunning.

However I realized what really stuck out for me when I first saw the film, Nicole Kidman. Going into it I was already a big fan of Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom and Romeo and Juliet and Ewan McGregor (in anything, I was so gaga over him). Between her performance in Eyes Wide Shut and this film I realized how talented she was. When I was growing up I only thought of her as Mrs. Tom Cruise or someone who was impeccably dressed at awards shows. Of course since then I’ve been a huge fan of her work but at the time this was a bit of a shock to me.

The scene that comes to mind is when she is practicing to seduce Ewan McGregor’s Christian because she thinks that he is the Duke. She gets to be really silly in this scene. Her expressions kill me.

(click any of the screencaps for the full size photo)

"smoldering temptress" - my favorite

"wilting flower"

"bright and bubbly"

Of course I had to screencap more, just for fun.

Gratuitous Ewan McGregor


Gratuitous Romance

Kylie Minogue as The Green Fairy

Jim Broadbent is great as the over the top Harold Zidler


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