Good, Bad & Ugly Review: Into The Woods

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 71% (Critics) / 63% (Audience)
Directed By: Rob Marshall
Written By: James Lapine
Starring: Anna Kendrick, James Corden, Emily Blunt, Chris Pine and Meryl Streep
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures
Synopsis: “Into the Woods” is a modern twist on several of the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), Jack and the Beanstalk (Daniel Huttlestone), and Rapunzel (MacKenzie Mauzy)-all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife (James Corden & Emily Blunt), their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch (Meryl Streep) who has put a curse on them. – (Source)

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Good, Bad & Ugly Review: Begin Again

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 82% (Critics) / 85% (Audience)
Directed By: John Carney
Written By: John Carney
Starring: Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Adam Levine, Hailee Steinfeld and Catherine Keener
Studio: The Weinstein Company
Synopsis:The latest film from writer-director John Carney (ONCE), BEGIN AGAIN is a soul-stirring comedy about what happens when lost souls meet and make beautiful music together. Gretta (Keira Knightley) and her long-time boyfriend Dave (Adam Levine) are college sweethearts and songwriting partners who decamp for New York when he lands a deal with a major label. But the trappings of his new-found fame soon tempt Dave to stray, and a reeling, lovelorn Gretta is left on her own. Her world takes a turn for the better when Dan (Mark Ruffalo), a disgraced record-label exec, stumbles upon her performing on an East Village stage and is immediately captivated by her raw talent. From this chance encounter emerges an enchanting portrait of a mutually transformative collaboration, set to the soundtrack of a summer in New York City. – (Source)

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Good, Bad & Ugly Review: Stage Fright

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Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 50% (Critics) / 96% (Audience)
Directed By: Jerome Sable
Written By: Jerome Sable
Starring: Minnie Driver, Douglas Smith, Allie MacDonald, Ephraim Ellis and
Meat Loaf
Studio: Entertainment One
Synopsis: Starry-eyed teenager Camilla Swanson wants to follow in her mother’s footsteps and become a Broadway diva, but she’s stuck working in the kitchen of a snobby performing arts camp. Determined to change her destiny, she sneaks in to audition for the summer showcase and lands a lead role in the play, but just as rehearsals begin, blood starts to spill, and Camilla soon finds herself terrified by the horror of musical theatre. – (Source)

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