School of Rock

Hello, hello!
I recently found out that Amazon Prime has one of my favorite musical movies available. Naturally, I had to sit down for a rewatch of the one and only School of Rock!

The Plot (as found on Rotten Tomatoes):

The world’s least-employable heavy metal guitarist is entrusted with the minds of upstate New York’s best and brightest in this fish-out-of-water comedy. Jack Black plays Dewey Finn, axe-bearer for a fitfully successful bar band determined to win a regional battle-of-the-bands competition. There’s only one thing standing in their way: the self-indulgent solos and crowd-diving antics of their “embarrassing” lead guitarist. When his band votes him out in favor of a would-be rock god, Dewey has to make the rent somehow, and after intercepting a call for his substitute-teacher roomie Ned (Mike White), the pot-bellied slacker finds himself in front of a class of elite elementary school students. At a loss for a lesson plan, Dewey takes offense at the pre-teen prodigies’ staid musical regimen and makes it his goal to preach them the gospel of The Who, Led Zeppelin, and AC/DC — with the ulterior motive of getting them to compete against his former band for a cash prize. But no matter how willing his pupils, Dewey runs up against the consternation of the school’s stern headmistress Principal Mullins (Joan Cusack), the battle-of-the-bands’ promoter (Frank Whaley), and not least, his identity-deprived roomie Ned.

The Rating:

I am delighted to say that this film really held up to the test of time. Even after years, School of Rock is so much fun to watch!

There isn’t really anything to critique here. It’s an overall feel-good movie that comes with a great soundtrack.

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TMP Television Edition: Music/Musicals

Hey, guys!
Welcome to another entry for Thursday Movie Picks.
It’s a series hosted by Wandering through the Shelves, so if you want to join the party, head over to her blog! It’s pretty easy: check out each week’s topic and come up with 3 to 5 movies that fit the theme.
This week, it’s a TV special featuring my favorite musical moment/musicals!

#1 Galavant

This is actually one of my most recent discoveries. I saw a bunch of quotes and tumblr and found myself laughing tears at the trailer. Galavant is a dashing knight – or at least he was one before his woman ditched him for the king…
One of the leading actresses described the show as “the bastard child of Monty Python and The Princess Bride.” Now imagine that with music and tell me you don’t want to check it out immediately!

#2 Glee

Time for a confession: I haven’t seen a single episode of Glee (yet). I did, however, see a bunch of clips with the Glee cast interpreting famous songs, so I’m really intrigued. The show has 121 episodes and I’m not ready for that kind of commitment. Glee seems to be a brilliant show and I will check it out at some point. Just not today.

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Movie Mania: The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Hello my lovely readers!
Today I bring you one of the 70’s most iconic movies: The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Haven’t seen it yet? Well, check out my review to find out why you should watch it asap 😉

 

The Plot:
Newly engaged Brad and Janet are in trouble. Their car broke down, they are in the middle of nowhere and it just started raining.
In search of a telephone they stumble upon a castle. They don’t just find a telephone but the weirdest collection of people they’ve ever seen – including the enchanting Dr. Frank N. Furter…

 

The Rating:
This is one of my all time favourite movies!
It’s loud, it’s shrill, it’s different from anything you’ve seen before. The number one reason for watching this flick is of course the music. The songs are famous and make for a great playlist even without the movie to accompany them. Especially the Time Warp is one of my go to dance-along tunes. Continue reading

Movie Mania: Sing

Hello Folks!
Today’s movie is a rather unlikely choice for me. Sing is an animated musical comedy featuring the voices of Hollywood’s finest actors. Childish or also worth checking out for adults?

 

The Plot:
Buster Moon is in trouble. The theater he owns is about to be taken away due to financial problems. In order to raise money he comes up with a singing competition. As it turns out, there are many talents around… Continue reading

TV Show Spotlight: Lucifer

Hello my lovely readers!
Today I have  a really cool TV show for you that I discovered recently. Lucifer is a fantasy police dramedy and so far spans over two season, the third one being released next year.

 

What is it about?
The devil is bored being the Lord of Hell and decides to take some time off. He abandons his kingdom, moves to Los Angeles and opens a nightclub there. But as life has its wicked ways, he ends up working with Chloë Decker from the LAPD, solving crimes…

 

Why should you check it out?
Let me get this straight: the crime solving part isn’t the interesting thing about Lucifer. However, the real story spanning over the entire series is what pulled me in. The devil got bored, he has not only father issues but in the course of the show has to deal with his angelic brother and his mother who escaped from hell. Did I mention that he decides to got to therapy? That sounds like something doesn’t it? Continue reading

The not so typical Christmas Playlist

Hey Guys!
I hope you’re all having a wonderful Christmas time with your loved ones. To spice things up a little I want to share some of my favourite X-Mas songs with you. But not the regular kind. There’s some interesting cover versions of songs you might now, but also some stuff you probably never heard before. I hope you enjoy 😉

 

 

  1. The Season’s Upon us – Dropkick Murphy’s
  2. Merry Christmas (I don’t want to fight tonight) – The Ramones
  3. Wonderful Christmas Time – The Beatles
  4. All I want for Christmas is you – My Chemical Romance
  5. White Christmas – Panic! At the Disco
  6. Last Christmas – Punk Goes Christmas

 

Any other ideas for songs to add? Let me know in the comments!