Screen Junkies » musicals http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 28 Nov 2014 16:30:46 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 ‘Back To The Future’ To Become A Super-Timely Musical? http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/back-to-the-future-to-become-a-super-timely-musical/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/back-to-the-future-to-become-a-super-timely-musical/#comments Thu, 02 Feb 2012 23:55:57 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=244414 Anyone want to wager on whether or not there's a number entitled "Great Scott?"

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Robert Zemeckis has decided to pry himself away from one detested and failed method of storytelling (mo-cap) to pursue a slightly less-hated method of storytelling (the musical), having gotten into early talks to start work on Back to the Future the musical, according to Deadline.

Few other details are either known or given, though Zemeckis is working closely with Alan Silvestri who did the original score for Back to the Future, so we won’t likely be seeing a Trent ReznorĀ re-imaginingĀ or anything.

I’m ambivalent, mostly because I don’t care for musicals, so I likely won’t be seeing this unless they give away Hoverboards and Nike McFlys to everyone in attendance. But anything that causes Zemeckis to step away from those mo-cap ping-pong balls should be seen as a blessing.

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7 Awesome Movies That Became Unlikely Musicals http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/7-awesome-movies-that-became-unlikely-musicals/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/7-awesome-movies-that-became-unlikely-musicals/#comments Wed, 30 Nov 2011 15:06:21 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=238118 "I hate every ape I see, from chimpan-A to chimpan-Z"

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The growing trend of adapting films for the musical stage has yielded a diverse array of projects. Productions like The Wedding Singer and Billy Elliot make total sense. Then, there are the projects that don’t. Like Legally Blonde or the recently-announced Rocky musical. But you can see how the work at least somewhat loans itself, whether with theme or fanbase. THEN, there are the films that are just so damn ridiculous that it’s awesome anyone would dream up a way to bring them to the stage. These are them.

Evil Dead: The Musical

Packed with blood, gore, demons, hilarious writing, set pieces that come to life, scene-stealing rednecks, hot chicks, hot chicks, and hot chicks, Evil Dead: The Musical was a really good time. Especially if you were fortunate enough to sit in the splash zone. It also managed to pull off the difficult feat of upstaging Bruce Campbell.

Grumpy Old Men: The Musical

I think I love that Grumpy Old Men: The Musical is a thing that exists. Not only did it star Christopher Lloyd, but also featured Carol Kane in a role created specifically for the musical. Sounds like a Taxi fan’s dream come true.

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