Monthly Archives: February 2013

Make Musicals, Not Museum Pieces! (The Real Revival Lesson From Hollywood’s Musical Golden Age)

Some people may think I’m beating a dead War Horse devoting so much of this blog to the problems with recent Hollywood adaptations of Broadway shows. But with Sunday night’s Oscar tribute to the New Movie Musical, as well as … Continue reading

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Number-Crunching The 85th Annual Academy Awards (50th Post!)

The 85th Annual Academy Awards are Sunday night! And while I may have passionately railed against one of the films nominated for Best Picture, I am still extremely excited for Oscars night. There will be a tribute to Movie Musicals, … Continue reading

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My Bloody “Valentine” Revenge! BAAM Crossover

Last year I invited Gabe Beer And A Movie over for a Valentine’s Day marathon. We reviewed two terrible versions of “My Bloody Valentine” and drank two thematically-appropriate beers. It was (to steal a line from a Valentine’s Day favorite) … Continue reading

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5 Genre-Bending Modern Westerns

During last week’s podcast on True Grit(s), we talked about our favorite Classic Westerns. (Mostly they were John Ford movies or anything shot in Monument Valley.) However, as we noted the Classic Western has basically disappeared. The scholar Richard Slotkin … Continue reading

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