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‘Not A Musical Per Say’ Joker 2 Cinematographer Clarifies Use Of Musical Numbers

While cinematic universes are everywhere, Warner Bros. has also been exploring comic-related stories that aren't connected to the main DCU. Chief among them is Todd Phillips' Joker, which was a huge hit and won Joaquin Phoenix a 2020 Academy Award. One of the most anticipated upcoming DC movies is definitely its sequel Joker: Folie à Deux. And the movie's cinematographer Lawrence Sher recently clarified the use of musical numbers, being quoted saying "it's not a musical per say." Let's break it all down. What we know…

After Mean Girls, 6+ Teen Comedies I’d Like To See Get The Musical Treatment

Mean Girls joined the rare club of movies that became musicals and then became musical movies. It’s a very small list that includes The Color Purple, Hairspray, Matilda, and Little Shop of Horrors. However, I want this list to grow. There is an abundance of entertaining movies that could become exciting musical movies. Specifically, many teen comedies could be amazing musicals.The updated film performed well at the box office and, despite some mixed feelings, it generally had positive reviews. Hollywood needs to increase…

Jennifer Lopez’s ‘This Is Me … Now’ musical movie premieres

Jennifer Lopez’s high-profile romances — past and present — have long been headline and tabloid fodder. Now they’re movie material. The “Hustlers” singer-actor, joined by husband Ben Affleck, debuted her musical spectacular, “This Is Me...Now: A Love Story,” at the Dolby Theatre on Tuesday. Lopez hit the red carpet just hours after revealing in a recent interview what went into her latest creative saga: $20 million, encouragement from Affleck and initial skepticism from supporters. “Everybody thought I was crazy,” she…

Spotify’s layoffs put an end to a musical encyclopedia, and fans are pissed

On a brutal December day, 17% of Spotify employees found out they had been laid off in the company’s third round of job cuts last year. Not long after, music fans around the world realized that the cult-favorite website Every Noise at Once (EveryNoise), an encyclopedic goldmine for music discovery, had stopped working. These two events were not disconnected. Spotify data alchemist Glenn McDonald, who created EveryNoise, was one of the 1,500 employees who was let go that day, but his layoff had wider-reaching…

Ariana Grande wows Wicked fans in first trailer for musical film

Get our free weekly email for all the latest cinematic news from our film critic Clarisse LoughreyGet our The Life Cinematic email for freeAriana Grande fans have been celebrating as the first official trailer for the Wicked film adaptation has been unveiled.Following years of anticipation, audiences have received an extended glimpse at this new, cinematic version of the stage show that birthed a new generation of theatre lovers with songs such as “Defying Gravity”, “For Good” and “No One Mourns the Wicked”.The “yes,…

‘Wicked’ Trailer Starring Ariana Grande Debuts During Super Bowl

Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo star in the first trailer for Wicked, which his theaters this Thanksgiving After years of anticipation, the first trailer for Wicked starring Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo aired during the Super Bowl on Sunday.  The film, adapted from the famous Broadway musical which is also based on the 1995 novel by Gregory Maguire titled Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, is set in the universe of Oz before Dorothy arrives from Kansas. Glinda, known

Mean Girls OTT release date: When and where to watch the musical rendition | Hollywood

Mean Girls might be coming to your favorite streaming service sooner than expected. In January, Tina Fey's creation claimed the number one spot at the box office, trailing behind Timothée Chalamet's Wonka. The much-awaited musical adaptation making waves in theaters is soon to take a digital route. But the question on everyone's mind is: when exactly can we sing along to "On Wednesdays, We Wear Pink" from the comfort of our couches? Mean Girls Takes the Crown at the Box Office with $11.7 Million in Ticket…

Grammys 2024: When and where to stream the 66th edition of the musical awards!

The Grammy Awards are just around the corner! Save the date for Sunday, February 4th, 2024, as the 66th Annual Grammy Awards take place at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles. Get ready for an exciting night filled with outstanding performances, heartfelt acceptance speeches, candid moments, and surprising twists. The lineup of performers is impressive, featuring artists like SZA, Burna Boy, Billie Eilish, Billy Joel, Dua Lipa, and many more, promising an unforgettable musical extravaganza. Tina Turner, a music legend,…

Mannie Fresh and NOLA’s Musical Identity

Partnering with KOOL, Rolling Stone explores the music of Mardi Gras with one of New Orleans' local legends Welcome to Mardi Gras Unmasked, a multi-part series exploring the cultures beneath the culture of New Orleans and Mardi Gras, celebrating the artistic, musical, and culinary heritage of The Big Easy and – most importantly – the people that keep the culture alive. Presented by Rolling Stone in partnership with KOOL, each

Unlocking Elderly Brain Power With Musical Keys

A study by the University of Exeter, involving over a thousand adults aged 40 and over, reveals that lifelong musical engagement, particularly playing instruments like the piano, is linked to improved cognitive functions such as memory and executive function in older age.Engaging in music throughout your life is associated with better brain health in older age, according to a new study published by experts at the University of Exeter.Engaging in music throughout your life is associated with better brain health in older…