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Broadway fans, especially those who aren't lucky enough to live near the theatre mecca, have had a lot to celebrate over the past decade with the releases of film versions of some of the biggest hit musicals ever to hit the Great White Way. The 2002 release of the Oscar-sweeping hit Chicago, starring Renee Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere, and Queen Latifah paved the way for a new generation of movie musicals. Soon thereafter came Phantom of the Opera (2004), starring Gerard Butler ... [Read more]

Books on Film

September 7, 2011
Three very important authors are getting the film treatment, two are getting films made while one is denying the rights to his, posthumously. All three of them are dead, incidentally, which saves them the obvious horror of seeing what Hollywood made of their masterpieces. One of the most sought after film adaptations of all time, Jack Kerouac’s On the Road will finally see the light of day in November. Kerouac himself was offered $110,000 and the lead role in the film by Warner Brothers... [Read more]