Ok so we just typed four different sentences about why movie musicals are so amazing. None of them were funny, but they all prove that movie musicals are definitely worth talkin' about:
- First, we just really need to talk about Rock of Ages. Did anyone else notice on Facebook how we both became OBSESSED with the music in Rock of Ages?? The movie proved to be entertaining, as well as ten different movies in one. We were personally on board with Russell Brand's adorableness, Catherine Zeta-Jones's legs, and Will Forte playing the news anchor. Everything else (we're lookin' at YOU, Alec Baldwin) was as unsettling as Tom Cruise's monkey and Paul Giamatti's hair piece.
- Anyone else shimmying over the fact that Jay-Z is producing Annie starring Will Smith's daughter?! How much does Jay-Z LOVE Annie?! See: 1999's "Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)." We really hope they'll get Gordon Bass to play Puff Daddy Warbucks.
- How did we JUST hear about the documentary Stagedoor? It's on Netflix Instant Watch and is about the most hardcore performing arts camp out there. It literally opens with the exact replica of Mr. G from Summer Heights High yelling at the kids to point toward tomorrow instead of towards tomorrow because Marvin Hamlisch would have wanted it that way.
- How adorable is Tangled?! We were also late on this bandwagon and we're glad we jumped aboard Mandy Moore singing an acoustic guitar song by Alan Menken. It's also awesome seeing Donna Murphy play Disney 3D's rendering of the witch in Into the Woods.
All of this is a result of the fact that we just brought ourselves to watching the Les Mis trailer for the first time ever. Anne Hathaway's pixie cut sang an entire song in the trailer. Trailer #2 better be Russell Crowe singing Stars or we're leaving.