Sparkle doesn’t bring anything new at all to this genre, but the musical performances, visual style, and sizzling hot performance by Carmen Ejogo make it a reasonably enjoyable film to watch.
Company has been given a 21st century make over in this semi-staged concert version, well cast and well directed. One of Sondheim’s signature musicals, this is a delight from ambiguous start to finish.
This jukebox musical attempts to recreate the glitzy, Reagan-era excesses of the hair metal days, but a lackluster central story and banal humor keep it from being effective.
Classic musical Annie receives an excellent Blu-ray makeover from Sony Pictures in this 30th anniversary edition. Get ready for two hours of fun and all of those perky songs that you cannot get out of your head.
Melodrama, comedy, teen angst, and West Side Story — it must be the third season of Glee arriving on Blu-ray.
This stop-motion classic arrives with an average transfer to Blu-ray from Lionsgate, but good enough to appeal to those who remember this from their childhoods.
Where Do We Go Now? from Nadine Labaki tackles important issues of civil war over religion in Lebanon by delicately balancing humor, drama, and music.
The Dirty Dancing 2-Film Collection celebrates the silver anniversary of the original Dirty Dancing film with iconic performances by Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey. Attempting to recreate the magic, two decades later, the Havana Nights version comes up short on nearly every count except for choreography.
This 1967 musical starring Richard Harris and Vanessa Redgrave is flawed and nowhere near as memorable as classics like The Sound of Music or West Side Story, but its gorgeous visuals and A-list cast make it worth renting nonetheless.
Season Two of HBO’s hit series, Treme, isn’t quite up to the same level as the first, but it’s still rather enjoyable for its music and overall celebration of the NOLA culture.