Thursday Movie Picks: Musicals

This week's theme from Wandering Through The Shelves is musicals. I love these, so this was hard to narrow down. I could've made a top 10 list. 

1) The Rocky Horror Picture Show
I didn't see this until a few years ago, so I'm very late to the party, but this is just fun.

2) Hairspray
That's right, I like the remake better than the original. I just think the entire cast is on point. 

3) Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
I was not expecting to like this movie as much as I did, but I absolutely loved it. A gory musical? Hell yes!

22 comments:

  1. Great choices! I haven't seen Rocky Horror and Sweeney Todd, but both are on my to-watch list. I liked the remake of Hairspray too, it was more fun in terms of production.

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    1. I hope you like both of them. They're pretty wild. Hairspray did have a beautiful production. The costumes were excellent.

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  2. Fantastic choices! Rocky Horror is one of my definitive movie experiences, it's just so much damn fun, but it also has a lot of meaning to it. I absolutely love it unconditionally. Hairspray is great fun, and Sweeney Todd was good, not great for me. Helena Bonham Carter saved the film. If you liked the film version, you should check out one of the stage versions they have on YouTube.

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    1. I didn't realize the full stage versions were on YouTube. I will definitely do that! Thanks!

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  3. Excellent choices. I've seen all three and they're all wonderful. Hairspray is a fave in my house and I agree that it's better than the original. Love me some Sweeney Todd. Almost picked it myself this week. Rocky Horror is just plain fun. Been a long time since I've seen it though.

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    1. Target was selling the Blu Ray of Rocky Horror for $1.00 on Black Friday. I swooped in and grabbed that. lol

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  4. Rocky Horror is pretty incredible. Loved that movie. So bizarre and yet so right. Great choice.

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    1. John Waters is kind of creepily wonderful. lol I liked Rocky Horror for it's camp factor for sure.

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  6. I so almost went with Rocky Horror. Glad you did! Sweeney Todd didn't work for me as a movie, but I do like some of the songs. I've never seen Hairspray, new or old. That, I think, is sad.

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    1. You should check out the remake. It's good fun.

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  7. Aw, Rocky! Best movie screening experience of my life. Not quite as much fun without the audience participation, but I LOVE Tim Curry's balls-to-the-wall brilliant performance. Hairspray is fun, too. I liked Sweeney Todd well enough, but it's not a patch on the stage versions I've seen.

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    1. That performance must have been pretty ballsy back in the 70's. And yes, the midnight showings seem like they're great fun.

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  8. Haven't seen Rocky Horror but those kids in the Perks of Being a Wallflower made it seem like a fun movie.
    Hairspray is cute and fun but I can't remember any of the songs.
    Didn't really enjoy Sweeny Todd. Johnny Depp in another movie playing an eccentric character with tons of make up just wasn't for me.

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    1. I'm starting to realize many didn't enjoy Sweeney Todd as much as I did. I just dug it so much.

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  9. Rocky Horror was such an experience when I first saw it at a midnight showing with a performance troupe under the screen re-enacting, many of the audience in full regalia and everyone doing the call and response along with the movie. Other than being wet from the all the sprayed water by the end of the movie it was a blast. After that watching the film on TV is anti-climatic to say the least but the performances are still excellent.

    Hairspray is colorful, exuberant and tuneful. I like the original but this remake feels more complete, probably because of the higher budget. The one shortcoming: Travolta is no Divine.

    Haven't seen Sweeney Todd though I've caught snatches of the Angela Lansbury stage version on different programs.

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    1. That's true, you can't really top Divine. I would love to go to one of those live performances of Rocky Horror.

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  10. Nice picks, as always. I especially like Hairspray and Sweeney Todd. They're so much fun, but for completely different reasons.

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad someone else likes Sweeney Todd. I didn't realize so many were "meh" about it.

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