Category: Dance

April 16, 2019 Rhonda
Singin’ in the Rain (1952) What a Glorious Feeling!

Can you believe it has been sixty-seven years since this movie came out? It is is truly a classic in every way, including being on the top ten list of AFI’s best films of all time. For those of you who don’t remember being able to see this great movie from time to time on PBS or on your mother’s or grandmother’s old VHS player, you are in for a treat. A colourful, musical, literally jazzed up treat! This movie is set during the Jazz Age, and in a time when big, big changes were going on in Hollywood. That’s right, it’s 1927, and technology is about to throw a great big monkey wrench into the Silent Film industry. This……

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June 23, 2012 Cleave
Happy Feet (2006) May Cause Toe-Tapping

As the tag in the title says, this film will get your toes and fingers tapping as you are watching the film. While Musings has reviewed this film before it deserves a revisit not only because it is a different reviewer but it just really is that good of a film. We get to see the journey of discovery by a loveable little fuzz ball of a penguin named Mumbles and how it is that he is able to save his entire race from starvation and death. It is a film that will move your heart and might even bring a tear to your eye but in the end you are going to be feeling good about yourself and those……

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November 27, 2011 Rhonda
Xanadu : Where time stops and the magic never ends.

Take all the trends from the year 1980, the emergence of punk rock, the non-stop roller skating, the kicky leg warmers, and the popularity of the world’s favourite Australian, and mix it together with a Big Band sound and a dancing actor whose hey day was the 1950s. Then add extras that came in on the cattle call from what must have been most every drag club in L.A., and add a dash of a few Solid Gold dancers. You get Xanadu, and you wonder why this movie was so popular, considering it was so mediocre. Now, it does have a great soundtrack, and it is not usual for an average movie to have the capability to rock. (See Detroit……

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June 6, 2011 Rhonda
Bring It On

While not one of the best movies of the 2000’s, Bring It On is fresh and gives us a glimpse into a world many of us would not consider looking into. That of cheerleading. This story focuses on the cheer squad of Rancho Carne High School in San Diego. The El Toros have won the national cheerleading championships for five years straight. They are so good that no one ever comes to the games to see the teams they cheer for, just them. Even the the band perks up when they come on to the field. This year, the new captain is Torrence Shipman (Kirsten Dunst), and she is confident that she will not have any problems taking the team……

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March 29, 2011 Rhonda
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

One of the best children’s stories of the 20th century gets new life in this 21st century remake. The characters are better defined, given more personality, and updated for a brand new audience. Johnny Depp plays the bizarre genius chocolatier, Willy Wonka, who sends the world into a frenzy after closing his factory gates for a period of years. Charlie Bucket (Freddie Highmore) is a very poor kid who enjoys chocolate as a savory treat, and knows how to make it last. This is a very good thing, because he only gets one bar of chocolate a year, on his birthday. Even though Charlie is poor, he has a very loving, big family, so he never really misses all the……

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