Category: Musicals

MetallicaStarring: Metallica, Dane DeHaan
Written by Nimród Antal & Metallica
Directed by Nimród Antal

3D IMAX concert footage of Metallica is interspersed with a dark fantasy narrative about a roadie sent on an urgent mission for the band.

Somewhere Dave Mustaine
shakes his fist over a failed
Vic Rattlehead flick.

Grade: B+

By Daniel J. Hoag
Metallica: Through the Never is playing now in select cities.

pitch perfectStarring: Anna Kendrick, Skylar Astin, Rebel Wilson, Adam DeVine, Anna Camp, Brittany Snow & Elizabeth Banks
Screenplay by Kay Cannon
Directed by Jason Moore

A college student helps an a cappella singing group in their quest for championship glory.

Not off-key like Glee,
but clichés, bad puns are a
bit “a crappella.”

Grade: C+

By Daniel J. Hoag
Pitch Perfect is available now on Blu-ray and DVD.

les mizStarring: Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Sacha Baron Cohen, Helena Bonham Carter & Eddie Redmayne
Screenplay by William Nicholson
Directed by Tom Hooper

In 19th-century France, a fugitive from justice seeks to put his criminal past behind him by raising the daughter of an ill-fated factory worker while fleeing the police officer who has sworn to capture him.

Look at me! I can
sing and cry at the same time
to a camera!

Grade: B

By Daniel J. Hoag
Les Misérables is playing now in theaters nationwide.

Starring: Diego Boneta, Julianne Hough, Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, Russell Brand, Bryan Cranston, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Paul Giamatti & Malin Akerman
Screenplay by Justin Theroux and Chris D’Arienzo and Allan Loeb
Directed by Adam Shankman

Two young singers fall in love amidst the backdrop of the 1980’s rock music scene.

Ride “Crazy Train” to
Campy Town. It’ll Rock you
like a drinking game.

Grade: C

By Daniel J. Hoag
Rock of Ages is now playing in theaters nationwide.