Musings From Us Entries For Music

The following are the various articles that have been filed and posted under the category of DVD, Videos & Movies / Music that can be found here at Musings From Us, for your enjoyment.

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax (2012)

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Dr-Seuss-The-Lorax-2012-Movie-PosterIt’s been awhile since we reviewed a animated film, and this one seems right at home in Musings stash. It is a tale told to us from decades ago, but still holds true even today. Let’s take a look at what happened to the colourful town of Thneedville.
While this town seems happy and bright, it holds a dark secret. This story is how one boy, Ted (Zac Efron) learns that the girls of his dreams, the artistic Audrey (Taylor Swift) wants to see a real tree. All the trees in Thneedville are plastic, as is just about everything else. Thneedville is about the most fake town ever. Even the air needs to be bought, and it is supplied by O’Hare (Rob Riggle) Air.

Enchanted (2007) The real world and the animated world collide

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Enchanted-2007-PosterWe have seen some movies about characters from parallel worlds coming to our own before, but this the first one to use the classic animated fairytale world. Sure there was The Purple Rose of Cairo, back in the 80s which featured an adventurer from a 1930s movie serial, and a similar mini-series, The Tenth Kingdom, brought characters from a fairytale land to New York, as what has happened in Enchanted. Even Tin Man brought people over from Oz to collect the story’s main protagonist. Those two stories were far more serious and a bit more mature than this one. Hey, it’s a Disney family movie, and it brings the two classic Disney formulas together beautifully!

The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking

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The-New-Adventures-of-Pippi-Longstocking-PosterThis version of the the family film series was more enjoyable than the previous movies that were made in the early 70s. This film was shot in the Jacksonville area, so if things don’t look as Swedish as they should, it is because this is an American production. Not such a bad thing, considering the bad dubbing in the earlier movies. We have a brand new crew featuring some B-list actors that we have seen in films made in the 70s and 80s, like Private Benjamin‘s Eileen Brennan and Happy Gilmore’s Dennis Dugan.

So, it starts as we see Pippi (Tami Erin) and her father, Capt. Efraim Longstocking (John Shuck) on their ship, which is suddenly struck by a freak storm, which separates them, and Pippi finds her way home with the help of some crewmates. She sets up in the old family house, which gets the attention of the two curious children living next door, Tommy (David Seaman) and Annika (Cory Crow) Settigren. The kids think the old house next door might be haunted, but once they meet the “ghost”, she turns out to be the most fun and interesting kid they have ever come across. To Mr. Settigren (Dennis Dugan), she’s a bad influence that needs to be supervised. Mrs. Settigren (Dianne Hull) is happy that her kids are happy, and sees the great things that Pippi can do, all things considered.

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)

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Willy-Wonka-and-The-Chocolate-Factory-Blu-ray-coverThere are several older movies that stick with you since you first saw them, and were lucky enough to be treated to seeing them again and again during holidays on TV, before we could instantly view them at any time. There was the Wizard of Oz, The Sound of Music, Roger and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, and Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory. Yes, Musings did review the latest version of the movie based on the modern classic by Roald Dahl, which starred Johnny Depp in the Tim Burton remake, but this time we are going to focus on the original, and when you get to see this movie exactly how it is meant to be seen, you will wonder why it took so long to get to Blu-Ray.

From the very beginning, we get drawn into this amazing world of fantasy meets pop culture, all filmed in Munich, but we never really knew what town the Wonka Candy Company called home. We get treated to the song about the candy man, and it was such a hit that Sammy Davis Jr. took it to number one on the Billboard charts not too long after this movie was released.

Hello, Dolly! (1969)

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Hello-Dolly-1969-EU-DVD-CoverSome days, you just need to step back into some nostalgia when things aren’t going so well, and after receiving some disturbing news, which might not be so disturbing, after all, you need to kick back with an old movie. This was in our collection, and hadn’t made it to Musings as of yet, so we thought we’d give it a try.

This is a tale of Americana in the 1890s, not in the Wild West, but in New York City and an upstate Hudson River town, Yonkers. Dolly Levi (Barbra Streisand) is the ultimate yenta, and she can arrange just about everything from dates and marriages to dance lessons, but as she is widowed, she has a bit more freedom than single or married women do, and she uses this to her advantage. She is also getting a bit lonely and has an itch to find a new husband. This begins her campaign to snag a “well-known unmarried half-a-millionaire” from Yonkers, Horace Vandergelder (Walter Matthau).