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This is a remake that will have plenty of folks “squealing in giggly anticipation”

By DannyMiller Mar 14, 2012 1:37PM

Yesterday my esteemed colleague, Corwin, wrote a post announcing that Barbra Streisand’s decade-long quest to get a new movie version of “Gypsy” off the ground was finally moving forward. He seemed surprised by the Internet buzz (both positive and negative) about this project, claiming that no one under 50 even knew that the Tony Award-winning play existed.

Should we squeal in giggly anticipation, or slam our fists down atop our laptops in outrage? Or is this all just another, “eh, who cares? Hollywood pulls stuff like this all the time”-type situation?

Oh, Corwin, Corwin. Do I have to fly to the east coast and drag you, kicking and screaming, to a production of “Gypsy,” the brilliant, dark 1957 musical about real-life stripper Gypsy Rose Lee, written by Arthur Laurents with songs by Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim? I will strap you to that seat until you are begging for just one more chorus of “Everything’s Coming Up Roses!” Most people agree (even straight people under 50!) that “Gypsy” is one of the most perfect musicals in the history of theater. Ethel Merman was the original Mama Rose on Broadway, followed in various revivals by Angela Lansbury, Tyne Daly, Bernadette Peters, and most recently, Patti LuPone, in an incredible production (that I saw twice), directed by the original author, 91-year-old Arthur Laurents.

 

I, for one, am thrilled that Streisand will be getting a chance to record a new film version of the complex and unsettling Rose Hovick, domineering mother to Gypsy Rose Lee and her sister, June Havoc. God knows Streisand has the chops for it, and unlike many other movie musicals, this is one that has always needed to be remade. Sure, the pairing of Rosalind Russell and Natalie Wood was fun in the 1962 film, both were excellent actors, but neither could sing a note and casting them in those iconic parts was a bit ridiculous. The new “Gypsy,” as Corwin mentioned, will be written by Oscar-winning writer Julian Fellowes (who is also the creator of  the popular “Downton Abbey”). Where do I get in line?

 

As for Streisand being too old to play the part—hogwash! True, she’s turning 70 next month, but her 70 is most people’s 45. I can’t think of anyone more suited to star in the definitive film version of this hallowed musical. Besides, Corwin, don’t you remember how great 41-year-old Streisand was playing the young Yeshiva boy in “Yentl,” her last musical? WHAT?! You haven’t seen it? Where do I send the DVD?

 

“I HAD A DREEEEEEAM! A DREAM ABOUT YOU, BABY…”

 

 

Enter to win a movie prize pack

By MSN Movies 23 hours ago

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Lionsgate

 

Inspired by true events, a professor and a team of University students outside of London conduct an "experiment" on a young girl who holds unspeakable secrets and dark forces. What they uncover is more terrifying than any of them expected.

 

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Watch the horror unfold when "The Quiet Ones" opens in theaters April 25.

 

 

Enter to win a Sony HD Memory Action Camcorder

By MSN Movies Thu 9:24 AM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Relativity Media

 

Horror unfolds for the Russell family as the siblings Tim and Kaylie try to uncover the supernatural force that caused the death of their parents. An antique mirror holds the key to the answers they've been looking for but will their reality be shattered once again by terrifying events that will unfold?

 

Experience the horror of "Oculus" when it opens in theaters April 11.

 

In the meantime, to celebrate the release, we're giving away a Sony HD Flash Memory Action Camcorder to one lucky fan! Here's how to enter.

 

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Yes, it's that easy. Good luck and be sure to check out "Oculus" when it opens in theaters April 11.

 

 

 

Courtesy of 'Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones,' one lucky winner will be selected

By MSN Movies Apr 8, 2014 8:14AM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Paramount Home Media Distribution

 

You can now experience the horror and black magic of "Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones" as the shocking extended version is now out on Blu-ray and DVD, intense new footage not seen in theaters!

 

This new chapter in the series takes the phenomenal horror franchise to new hights set in a gritty urban environment.

 

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Yes, it's that easy.  Good luck and be sure to check out "Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones" on digital, Blu-ray and DVD!

 

 

 

 

An inside look at a Hobbit's journey

By MSN Movies Apr 7, 2014 7:53AM

By Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

 

Get an inside look at the characters and the mystery of "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" through this exclusive infographic and enjoy the adventure as "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" is out on Blu-ray and digital HD on April 8.

 

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Enter to win an Xbox One console!

By MSN Movies Mar 11, 2014 8:31AM

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By Paramount Pictures

 

Will Ferrell, Steve Carrell and Paul Rudd return to take the news world by storm in the outrageous comedy "Anchorman 2." After losing his job to his wife, Ron Burgundy reassembles the news team and squares off against a new rival. Watch the comedy unfold as "Anchorman 2" is now available on digital release.

 

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In the meantime, we hope you enjoy this exclusive behind the scenes look at "Anchorman 2."

 

Tyler Perry's latest film hits theaters March 14

By MSN Movies Mar 10, 2014 8:15AM

Lionsgate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Lionsgate

 

In this latest Tyler Perry film, five single moms come together to find inspiration and laughter in their new sisterhood. Through their bond, they learn to overcome the obstacles that stand in their way as single moms.

 

To celebrate the release of "The Single Mom's Club" we're giving away a fun movie prize pack to one lucky fan!  Enter to win and be sure to check out "The Single Moms Club" when it hits theaters on March 14.

 

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Oscar nominated film starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney now available on DVD

By MSN Movies Feb 24, 2014 8:47AM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

 

Disaster strikes as Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) is on her first shuttle mission with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney). Left alone, Dr. Stone in the darkness must try to figure out a way back to Earth.

 

Experience this space brilliant and critically acclaimed space adventure as the Oscar nominated film for Best Picture hits Blu-ray and DVD on Feb. 25. To celebrate the release we're giving away a copy of the movie to one lucky fan!

 

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"Gravity" is out on Blu-ray and DVD on Feb. 25.

 

 

Enter to win a free iPad and steak from Omaha Steaks!

By MSN Movies Feb 19, 2014 12:02PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Paramount Pictures

 

Nominated for 6 Academy Awards, the critically acclaimed "Nebraska" starring Bruce Dern, Will Forte and June Squibb is a story of an aging father and son and their journey from Montana to Nebraska.

 

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This drama that has captured the hearts of America and movie going audiences is now available digitally. To celebrate the release, we're giving away this amazing prize to one lucky winner! The winner will receive a copy of "Nebraska" on Blu-ray, a $50 steak certificate from Omaha Steaks and an iPad!

 

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"Nebraska" is out on Blu-ray and DVD on Feb. 25. In the meantime, check out this exclusive clip!

 

 

 
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