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Ziegfeld Follies Review


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Who knew they made clip shows into movies? Ziegfeld Follies is two hours of skits, songs, dances, and jokes from the dying days of vaudeville, brought to us by a who's-who of yesteryear performers. The film opens, believe it or not, with a deceased Florenz Ziegfeld, looking down from heaven, dreaming about his perfect variety show. What follows is that dream, put to film.

With a tagline like "The Greatest Production Since The Birth Of Motion Pictures," you get a little something like the unmanageable monstrosity that Follies ultimately becomes. Structured as a series of unrelated vignettes, directed by different people (not to mention that screenwriting credit list), it's ultimately just a jumble of parts that add up to less than a whole movie.

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Kiss Me Kate Review


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Broadway stars perform Taming of the Shrew onstage -- and live it for real offstage. The theatrical antics are a bit forced and the musical numbers aren't the best in the history of musical cinema, but this still stands as an "important" film of its era, albeit a minor and relatively forgettable one.

Show Boat Review


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Widely regarded as a classic, the 1951 Technicolor bonanza that is Show Boat (based on the Broadway musical) has not aged well. The film starts as two riverboat performers (including the lovely show-stealing Ava Gardner) are forced to quit their jobs when it's discovered they have black ancestry somewhere down the line. Such "mixed blood" doesn't sit well with the locals, so replacements are hired, including the daughter of the "cap'n." Later they go broke. That's the gist: The film doesn't offer much more story, as its musical numbers (including the famous "Old Man River") take center stage. Too bad the racial politics just don't play the same as they did when Edna Ferber wrote the novel in 1926.

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Dwayne Johnson Finds His Girl For 'Jumanji' With Karen Gillan

Dwayne Johnson Finds His Girl For 'Jumanji' With Karen Gillan

Gillan has been cast in the upcoming film after a long search to fill the female role.

Julie Andrews Gave New Mary Poppins Emily Blunt Her Stamp Of Approval

Julie Andrews Gave New Mary Poppins Emily Blunt Her Stamp Of Approval

Blunt will play the magical nanny in sequel 'Mary Poppins Returns'.

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Cillian Murphy Praises 'Dunkirk' Co-Star Harry Styles' Acting Skills

Cillian Murphy Praises 'Dunkirk' Co-Star Harry Styles' Acting Skills

The One Direction singer will make his acting debut in the Christopher Nolan drama.

Miranda Kerr Asked Orlando Bloom

Miranda Kerr Asked Orlando Bloom "What Were You Thinking?!" After Nude Pictures

Kerr’s ex was pictured naked on a paddleboard while on vacation with girlfriend Katy Perry last month.

Split - Trailer

Split - Trailer

When Casey and two of her friends go to the mall they're abducted by an unsuspecting and nervous looking man.

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