Disney's Beauty and the Beast celebrates it 25th anniversary this month (in other news, I am so, so old), so Know the Score is going even farther back to look at Jean Cocteau's classic take on the fairytale, and both (yes both) of the musical scores attached to it.
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 19, 2016
Monday, September 5, 2016
Happy Labor Day, everybody! Which means that (at least in the United States) it's back-to-school time, or has been for the past several weeks. So we're taking a look at Disney's severely irritating contribution to the "teenage children of famous characters" trend, Descendants!
Monday, August 15, 2016
So yeah, this Internet thing is really hip with the kids, isn't it? This month's Know the Score is an overview of how musicals have made the leap into the digital age.
Monday, August 1, 2016
Hey, can you believe I've been doing this web video review thing for fifty episodes? Neither can I, which is probably why I didn't plan anything special for this one. (Sorry.) Still, I hope you enjoy my look at a sample from the Don Bluth dark age, Thumbelina!
Saturday, July 16, 2016
New Know the Score a little early, because I'm about to leave on vacation. (The next Musical Hell review may be late, because I'm about to leave on vacation.) So here it is, an examination of how Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame went from surprisingly good to even better.
Monday, July 4, 2016
Monday, June 20, 2016
So, World of Warcraft has a new expansion this summer, the Warcraft movie is...not as bad as the critics would have you believe, and this month's Know the Score looks inside the music of Azeroth. Enjoy!