…Sing About Tomorrow

What is there to say about Tom Hooper’s film adaptation of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s “Les Misérables,” that hasn’t already been said? Not much, but I’ll try my best.  First off, I’ll assume that you either know the story, or you probably don’t care.  So, I’ll just jump right into the review portion. This highly anticipated musical…

…go beyond the barricade

I first saw “Les Misérables” just nights before its third American tour came to an end.  I knew nothing about this show, beyond the basic melody of “On My Own” and a very basic understanding of Victor Hugo’s novel. Needless to say I was blown away, and now six years later, I’ve seen four different productions…

…watch ’em run amuck

It’s week three of 2WC’s countdown to “Les Misérables,” and with a little over a week to go we’re discussing the couple that tries to steal the show (and anything else they can get their hands on)—the Thénardiers. In simplest terms, they’re the comic relief, but they are are oh so much more than that….

…Dream A Dream

It’s finally here, week two of the 2WC Sunday countdown to “Les Misérables.”  This week we’re taking a look at all of the lovely ladies of “Les Misérables.” You can’t talk about the ladies of Les Mis without mentioning the lovely ladies.  Call them ladies of the night, working girls, fabulous whores or whatever you like.  They…

…Speak With Authority

Tom Hooper’s film “The King’s Speech” sounds like a story we’ve heard before. The hesitant royal finds the courage to take his place of power after several trials and missteps, but this is not quite that same tale. The film opens at the close of the 1925 British Empire Exhibition at Wembley Stadium, Prince Albert, Duke…