Life after graduating from college for Will and Jillian isn’t going at all to plan as they struggle to find the right job and must learn quickly about the real world.
As expected I totally loved La La Land, although I was a little bit scared that I might have been disappointed with my total love for musicals. As you will already know if you follow my blog I am very big on not only movie musicals but also going to the Theatre and have seen a lot of musicals on stage.
I am therefore a little bit annoyed and sick of people saying that La La Land has saved the musical genre, as we have actually had some fantastic musicals released to film in the past few years. The problem is though the fans of musical films seem to be few and far between now. The hype around La La Land will leave people disappointed I am sure, especially if they don’t usually like musicals.
Don’t get me wrong though as I am happy that it will help increase awareness of the genre, but I really do think that we should be thankful for some of the films we have had released over the past few years. The films I have picked in the list are from the past four years. So while we don’t get as many musical films out each year, we do still get a steady flow. I have tried to vary my choices on different types of music to really help show that no matter your music tastes you will be able to find a musical that suits your tastes.
I guess the biggest problems seem to be the adaptations from more well known stage shows, as they seem to be quite tricky to do! As I guess some scenes, songs and moments just work better on stage and don’t transfer to the screen in the best possible way. Sometimes the casting causes issues as well, but we have to just deal with that as well!
Another year is coming to an end which means another Worst Film list must be put together. I am pretty sure that most of my choices for this list people will agree with, although I have picked a controversial number one in the list but I really did hate the film a lot. So here we go with the worst films I have watched in 2016!
Christian Woolf is a math savant who does not have the best social skills therefore mixing with some very dangerous clients, luckily enough though he can more than look after himself.
Mike and Dave two party loving brothers are ordered by their parents and sister to find nice girls as dates for her wedding (so they don’t ruin it).
Cathy is a struggling actress and we see her love the affair with novelist Jamie unfold in flashback form and in song with what exactly happened over the last five years.
The Barden Bellas have done pretty well in the past three years, that’s until Fat Amy comes in like a wrecking ball at an event at the Lincoln Centre for the President.
Sondheim’s musical takes a twist on the Brothers Grimm fairy tales, with plenty of well-known characters like you have never seen them before.
This film follows five couples around the subject of having a baby and how this affects relationships and changes everything.
A comedy drama about 27-year-old Adam who find out he has cancer in his spine. With his best friend Kyle he must then face his fate, with a 50/50 chance of survival.