A deep cut UK musical drama, Absolute Beginners co-starred David Bowie and received a title track from the legend himself, the song “Absolute Beginners” faring much better than the movie itself as far as critical reception and performance.
Director Tom Hooper, who previously brought Les Miserables to the big screen, now brings Cats to horrifying life this Christmas with a new cinematic take that transforms its all-star cast into literal, digital cat people.
Considered by many the greatest musical of all time, it took a while for Singin’ in the Rain to gain it’s legendary status, as it was only a modest hit when it was first released back in 1952 and was barely recognized for awards, only winning one Oscar for co-star Jean Hagen.
A massive box office bomb, the soundtrack for 1980’s Xanadu fared better than the movie itself, with Olivia Newton-John and ELO’s title song hitting number 1 in a ton of European countries and hitting the top 10 here in the States.
Hugh Jackman is singing and dancing his way through the life of PT Barnum in the upcoming musical biopic, The Greatest Showman.