Located on a small expansion shelf about midway between the Third and Fourth Circles, Musical Hell is presided over by Diva, a minor demon charged with passing judgement on the worst musicals ever committed to film. (She still hasn't figured out if this is their punishment or hers.) Take a seat on the bench and have your earplugs ready, because court is now in session.

New videos posted on the first Monday of the month. Other viewpoints, news, and general ramblings posted when they crop up.

Monday, September 6, 2021

Musical Hell: Descendants 3

 Yes, you read right, by popular demand the third and final installment in Disney Characters The Next Generation is having its day in court! Happy Labor Day to all you US folks; support your local unions!

 

Monday, August 16, 2021

Know the Score: The Triplets of Belleville--Music in Silence

 Well lookie here, I'm actually back on my usual schedule! And today I'm exploring another Patreon request in the form of The Triplets of Belleville, which gives me time to talk about music, sound, and the fine line between the two.


Monday, August 9, 2021

Musical Hell: Country Strong

 Hey everybody! I'm still working on getting caught up to schedule, but I should be able to do that this week. In the meantime, here's a movie where Gwyneth Paltrow plays drunk. A LOT.



Tuesday, July 20, 2021

At the Source: The Little Shop of Horrors (1960), dir. Roger Corman

 A little late due to travel issues, but here is the latest At the Source, talking about everyone's favorite man-eating plant story! (Next Musical Hell review will also be about a week late, due to more travel issues.) Enjoy!



Monday, July 5, 2021

Musical Hell: Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July

 Hey, new computer, new editing software, and finally a new episode! This one has every blessed character from the Rankin Bass specials, plus Ethel Merman and rein-snakes. 


 

YouTube's been kinda funky with this one, so if it goes away head on over to DailyMotion!

Monday, June 21, 2021

Know the Score: Why the Musical Numbers in In the Heights Are So Good

 New Know the Score today, and you can probably guess what it's about--we're talking In the Heights!



And yes, this does sidestep the more weightier issues surrounding the movie, but that's a conversation that's a lot longer than five to ten minutes. Feel free to have it in the comments, though.

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Musical Hell: South Pacific 2001

 Hey everyone, there was a snafu setting things up before my vacation so you're getting the episode a little late. Regardless, here it is, the 2001 made-for-television version of South Pacific!