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Beauty and the Beast Films Discussion – Broadway Breakdown

Hosts Briana Phipps, Jacque Borowski, Becca Brown welcome guest Bianca Gisselle to discuss the two film versions of Beauty And The Beast.

Beauty and the Beast is a 1991 American animated musical romantic fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The 30th Disney animated feature film and the third in the Disney Renaissance period, it is based on the French fairy tale of the same name by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont, who was also credited in the English version as well as in the French version, and on ideas from the 1946 French film directed by Jean Cocteau. Beauty and the Beast focuses on the relationship between the Beast (voice of Robby Benson), a prince who is magically transformed into a monster as punishment for his arrogance, and Belle (voice of Paige O’Hara), a beautiful young woman whom he imprisons in his castle. To become a prince again, Beast must win her love in return. Otherwise, he will remain a monster forever. The film also features the voices of Richard White, Jerry Orbach, David Ogden Stiers, and Angela Lansbury.

Beauty and the Beast is a 2017 American musical romantic fantasy film directed by Bill Condon. A co-production between Walt Disney Pictures and Mandeville Films, the film is a live-action and computer animation remake of Disney’s 1991 animated film of the same name, itself an adaptation of Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont‘s eighteenth-century fairy tale. The film features an ensemble cast that includes Emma Watson and Dan Stevens as the titular characters with Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Audra McDonald, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Ian McKellen and Emma Thompson in supporting roles.

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Faith Prince, Actress – I Blame Dennis Hopper on Popcorn Talk

“I Blame Dennis Hopper” is film aficionado and historian Illeana Douglas’ vodcast featuring exclusive interviews, discussion, and topical commentary from one of the industry’s most respected artists.

On today’s episode of “I Blame Dennis Hopper”, Faith Prince talks about her career.

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Rent Film Discussion – Broadway Breakdown

Hosts Briana Phipps, Alexis Torres and Timothy Rodriguez discuss the Rent Film.

Rent is a 2005 American musical drama film directed by Chris Columbus. It is an adaptation of the Broadway musical of the same name, in turn based on Giacomo Puccini‘s opera La bohème. The film depicts the lives of several Bohemians and their struggles with sexuality, drugs, paying their rent, and life under the shadow of AIDS. It takes place in the East Village of New York City from 1989 to 1990. The film features six of the original Broadway cast members reprising their roles.

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Rent Theater Show Discussion – Broadway Breakdown

Hosts Briana Phipps, Alexis Torres, Timothy Rodriguez, Drexel Heard discuss the Rent Theater Show.

Rent is a rock musical with music, lyrics and book by Jonathan Larson, loosely based on Giacomo Puccini‘s opera La Bohème. It tells the story of a group of impoverished young artists struggling to survive and create a life in New York City‘s East Village in the thriving days of Bohemian Alphabet City, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS.

The musical was first seen in a workshop production at New York Theatre Workshop in 1993. This same Off-Broadway theatre was also the musical’s initial home following its official 1996 opening. The show’s creator, Jonathan Larson, died suddenly of an aortic dissection, believed to have been caused by undiagnosed Marfan syndrome, the night before the Off-Broadway premiere. The show won a Pulitzer Prize, and the production was a hit. The musical moved to Broadway’s larger Nederlander Theatre on April 29, 1996.

On Broadway, Rent gained critical acclaim and won a Tony Award for Best Musical among other awards. The Broadway production closed on September 7, 2008 after a 12-year run of 5,123 performances. On February 14, 2016, the musical Wicked surpassed Rent’s number of performances with a 2pm matinee, pushing Rent from the tenth- to eleventh-longest-running Broadway show. The production grossed over $280 million.

The success of the show led to several national tours and numerous foreign productions. In 2005, it was adapted into a motion picture featuring most of the original cast members.

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The King and I Movie Discussion – Broadway Breakdown

Hosts Briana Phipps and Jacque Borowski discuss The King and I Theater Show.

The King and I is a 1956 American musical film made by 20th Century Fox, directed by Walter Lang and produced by Charles Brackett and Darryl F. Zanuck. The screenplay by Ernest Lehman is based on the Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II musical The King and I, based in turn on the novel Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Landon. That novel in turn was based on memoirs written by Anna Leonowens, who became school teacher to the children of King Mongkut of Siam in the early 1860s. Leonowens’ stories were autobiographical, although various elements of them have been called into question. The film stars Deborah Kerr and Yul Brynner.

The film was a critical and commercial success, and was nominated for nine Academy Awards, winning five, including Best Actor for Brynner.

Another film adaptation of the same musical, the animated film The King and I, was released in 1999.

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The King and I Theater Show Discussion – Broadway Breakdown

Hosts Briana Phipps and Jacque Borowski discuss The King and I Theater Show.

The King and I is a musical, the fifth by the team of composer Richard Rodgers and dramatist Oscar Hammerstein II. It is based on the 1944 novel Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Landon, which is in turn derived from the memoirs of Anna Leonowens, governess to the children of King Mongkut of Siam in the early 1860s. The musical’s plot relates the experiences of Anna, a British schoolteacher hired as part of the King’s drive to modernize his country. The relationship between the King and Anna is marked by conflict through much of the piece, as well as by a love that neither can admit. The musical premiered on March 29, 1951, at Broadway’s St. James Theatre. It ran nearly three years, then the fourth longest-running Broadway musical in history, and has had many tours and revivals.

In 1950, theatrical attorney Fanny Holtzmann was looking for a part for her client, veteran leading lady Gertrude Lawrence. Holtzmann realized that Landon’s book would provide an ideal vehicle and contacted Rodgers and Hammerstein, who were initially reluctant but agreed to write the musical. The pair initially sought Rex Harrison to play the supporting part of the King, a role that he had played in the 1946 film made from Landon’s book, but he was unavailable. They settled on the young actor and television director Yul Brynner.

The musical was an immediate hit, winning Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Actress (for Lawrence) and Best Featured Actor (for Brynner). Lawrence died unexpectedly of cancer a year and a half after the opening, and the role of Anna was played by several actresses during the remainder of the Broadway run of 1,246 performances. A hit London run and U.S. national tour followed, together with a 1956 film for which Brynner won an Academy Award, and the musical was recorded several times. In later revivals, Brynner came to dominate his role and the musical, starring in a four-year national tour culminating in a 1985 Broadway run shortly before his death.

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Hedwig and the Angry Inch Movie Discussion – Broadway Breakdown

Hosts Briana Phipps, Jacque Borowski and Jeffery Fargo discuss the Hedwig and the Angry Inch Theater Show.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a 2001 American musical comedy-drama film written, adapted, and directed by John Cameron Mitchell, who also portrayed the title role, reprising his performance from the original production. Based on Stephen Trask‘s stage musical of the same name, the film follows a fictional rock band fronted by an East German genderqueer singer who survives a botched sex change operation. Hedwig subsequently develops a relationship with a younger man, Tommy, becoming his mentor and musical collaborator, only to have Tommy steal her music and move on without her. The film follows Hedwig and her backing band, the Angry Inch, as they shadow Tommy’s tour, while exploring Hedwig’s past and complex gender identity.

The musical has developed a devoted cult following. Despite largely positive reviews from critics and audiences, the film was a box office bomb, grossing only $3.6 million from an estimated $6 million budget.

In 2001, the film won the Best Director and Audience Awards at the Sundance Film Festival as well as Best Directorial Debut from the National Board of Review, the Gotham Awards, and the Los Angeles Film Critics Association. Mitchell received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor and the Premiere magazine Performance of the Year Award.

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Hedwig and the Angry Inch Show Discussion – Broadway Breakdown

Hosts Briana Phipps, Jacque Borowski and Lacretia Lyon discuss the Hedwig and the Angry Inch Theater Show.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a rock musical about a fictional rock and roll band fronted by a genderqueerEast German singer, Hedwig Robinson. The book is by John Cameron Mitchell, and the music and lyrics are by Stephen Trask. The story draws on Mitchell’s life as the son of a U.S. Army Major General who once commanded the U.S. sector of occupied West Berlin. The character of Hedwig was inspired by a German divorced U.S. Army wife who was a Mitchell family babysitter and moonlighted as a prostitute at her Junction City, Kansas, trailer park home. The music is steeped in the androgynous 1970s glam rock style of David Bowie (who co-produced the Los Angeles production of the show), as well as the work of John Lennon and early punk performers Lou Reed and Iggy Pop.

The musical opened Off-Broadway in 1998, and won the Obie Award and Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Musical. The production ran for two years, and was remounted with various casts by the original creative team in other US cities. In 2000, the musical had a London West End production, and it has been produced throughout the world in hundreds of stage productions.

In 2014, the show saw its first Broadway incarnation, opening that April at the Belasco Theatre and winning the year’s Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical. The production closed on September 13, 2015. A national tour of the show began at San Francisco’s Golden Gate Theatre on October 2, 2016.

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Puella Magi Madoka Magica: The Movie Beginnings and Eternal Review | Otaku Movie Anatomy

Otaku Movie Anatomy hosts review Puella Magi Madoka Magica: The Movie Beginnings and Eternal with special guest Lauren Landy! Puella Magi Madoka Magica: The Movie (劇場版 魔法少女まどか☆マギカGekijōban Mahō Shōjo Madoka Magika) is a series of Japanese animated films produced by Aniplex and Shaft based on the 2011 television anime series of the same name. The first two films, Beginnings (始まりの物語 Hajimari no Monogatari)and Eternal (永遠の物語 Eien no Monogatari), were released in October 2012 and serve as a recap of the television series with redone voice acting and some newly animated footage.

Tombstone (1993) Review | Action Movie Anatomy

Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down Tombstone! Tombstone is a 1993 American western film directed by George P. Cosmatos, written by Kevin Jarre (who was also the original director, but was replaced early in production) and starring Kurt Russell and Val Kilmer, with Sam Elliott, Bill Paxton, Powers Boothe, Michael Biehn, and Dana Delany in supporting roles, as well as a narration by Robert Mitchum. The film is based on events in Tombstone, Arizona, including the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral and the Earp Vendetta Ride, during the 1880s. It depicts a number of western outlaws and lawmen, such as Wyatt Earp, William Brocius, Johnny Ringo, and Doc Holliday.

Wreck-It Ralph Review | Video Game Movie Anatomy

Video Game Movie Anatomy hosts break down Video Game inspired movies to answer the age old question: DO GAMES MAKE GOOD MOVIES?!?! In today’s episode, hosts Mark Donica, Stacey Shuttleworth and Patrick Dees break down Wreck-It Ralph. Wreck-It Ralph is a 2012 American 3D computer-animated fantasycomedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 52nd animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series. The film was directed by Rich Moore, who has directed episodes of The Simpsons and Futurama, and the screenplay was written by Jennifer Lee and Phil Johnston from a story by Moore, Johnston and Jim Reardon. John Lasseter served as the executive producer. The film features the voices of John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, and Jane Lynch. The film tells the story of the eponymous arcade game villain who rebels against his role and dreams of becoming a hero. He travels between games in the arcade, and ultimately must eliminate a dire threat that could affect the entire arcade, and one that Ralph himself inadvertently started.

Digimon Adventure Tri: Reunion Review | Otaku Movie Anatomy

Otaku Movie Anatomy hosts Michelle ChubbyBunny, Yume Ninja, and guest host Maxwell Song review Digimon Adventure Tri: Reunion! Three years after the events of Digimon Adventure 02, in an unknown dimension, Daisuke, Miyako, Ken, and Iori are beaten by an unknown Digimon. Taichi Yagami is now in high school, downhearted that none of his friends are able to come to his soccer game and feels that they are slowly drifting apart. Meanwhile, strange occurrences are causing electronic devices to malfunction across Odaiba. Minutes before Taichi’s match begins, a Kuwagamon that had been causing the malfunctions suddenly appears, soon taking physical form and causing collateral damage to the city. Just as Taichi is cornered, his Digivice shines and his old partner Agumon appears while digivolving into Greymon to fight the stronger Kuwagamon. As the two Digimon end up traveling through portals to an airport in Haneda, Taichi is given a ride by his substitute teacher, Daigo Nishijima. As more Kuwagamon appear, Taichi is joined by the other DigiDestined and their Digimon partners, with the exception of Joe, who defeat two of them, while a mysterious hand appears and destroys the last one. Following the battle, as the DigiDestined look over the strange occurrences leading up to Kuwagamon’s appearance, which are believed to be caused by distortions in space, Taichi and Yamato pay a visit to Nishijima, who reveals himself to be part of an organization monitoring Digimon activity, particularly infected Digimon like the Kuwagamon that appeared. As Koushiro develops ways to provide easier access to their Digimon partners and seek out digital disturbances, Taichi begins to fear that people could get hurt as a result of his actions as a DigiDestined. The next day, a mysterious black Digimon known as Alphamon appears, seemingly targeting a Digimon under the care of Meiko Mochizuki, a girl who recently transferred into Taichi’s class. With Alphamon proving too powerful for the other Digimon, Yamato urges Taichi to stop running away from his fears, and together they manage to drive Alphamon off with the power of Omegamon. Afterwards, Meiko reveals that she is also a DigiDestined with her partner, Meikuumon, being the Digimon that Alphamon was targeting.

James Bond Profile – Episode #43 (November 10th, 2015)

Popcorn Talk proudly presents Profiles with Malone and Mantz! In this vodcast series hosts Alicia Malone and Scott “Movie” Mantz break down and focus on some of the most prolific Hollywood directors, writers and actors in the entertainment industry – past & present. Comment and Rate us on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/profiles/id908850713?mt=2 Today it’s all about James Bond… So who else to discuss him than with George Lazenby! “They Live” is available to rent or buy on iTunes: https://goo.gl/6ak6Iq   Follow Alicia on Twitter! Follow Scott on Twitter! SUBSCRIBE TO PROFILES ON ITUNES!

John Carpenter Profile – Episode #42 (October 27th, 2015)

Popcorn Talk proudly presents Profiles with Malone and Mantz! In this vodcast series hosts Alicia Malone and Scott “Movie” Mantz break down and focus on some of the most prolific Hollywood directors, writers and actors in the entertainment industry – past & present. Comment and Rate us on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/profiles/id908850713?mt=2 Today it’s all about John Carpenter… So who else to discuss him than with Adrienne Barbeau and Keith David! “They Live” is available to rent or buy on iTunes: https://goo.gl/6ak6Iq John Howard Carpenter (born January 16, 1948) is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, editor and composer. Although Carpenter has worked in numerous film genres, he is most commonly associated with horror and science fiction films from the 1970s and 1980s. Carpenter’s most notable films are Halloween (1978), Escape from New York (1981) and Starman (1984). Many of Carpenter’s films from the 1970s and the 1980s have come to be viewed as cult classics, and Carpenter has been acknowledged as an influential filmmaker. Cult classics include: Dark Star (1974), Assault on Precinct 13 (1976), The Fog (1980), The Thing (1982), Christine (1983), Big Trouble in Little China (1986),Prince of Darkness (1987) and They Live (1988). Follow Alicia on Twitter! Follow Scott on Twitter! SUBSCRIBE TO PROFILES ON ITUNES!