Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
Little Shop of Horrors
Don't feed the plants.
Seymour Krelborn is a nerdy orphan working at Mushnik's, a flower shop in urban Skid Row. He harbors a crush on fellow co-worker Audrey Fulquard, and is berated by Mr. Mushnik daily. One day as Seymour is seeking a new mysterious plant, he finds a very mysterious unidentified plant which he calls Audrey II. The plant seems to have a craving for blood and soon begins to sing for his supper.
This ain't got nothing on Phantom of the Paradise or The Rocky Horror Picture Show, but neither does any other musical in existence.
Little Shop of Horrors is probably my favorite musical and this is coming from someone who doesn't like musicals (in general, there are always a few exceptions). My older sister was in a high school production so I remember a time where her taped performance and this movie were in constant rotation if she was in the living room, but surprisingly, her grumpy, mischievous and weird little sister didn't mind.
Last night I revisited the movie for the first time in many, many years and watching it on blu-ray was magnificent. The colors were brilliantly sharp and the director's cut is the movie that everyone should have been watching for all of these years. The original ending is a sight…
Viewed the director's Cut on Blu-ray
Ladies and gentlemen, If you consider yourself a musical fan and you haven't seen this movie, then you aren't a musical fan. It's just that simple. In my eyes at least, this is THE musical. Combining a fantastic story, wonderful and mesmerizing songs, perfect and charming characters, smooth and seamless pacing; It's all capped off with some of the best puppetry ever to grace the silver screen.
If you're looking for a roller-coaster of a good time, then look no further than Little Shop of Horrors.
The story follows Seymour, played by Rick Moranis, who is an employee in a local flower shop located in skidrow. The film takes an interesting turn as the…
The greatest remake ever.
The best Rick Moranis film there has been.
All other musicals pale into insignificance.
"This is between me and the vegetable." - Seymour
Frankly, I've never much cared for musicals. Well regarded classics such as The Sound of Music and Singing in the Rain don't give me the magical feeling that I think they do for a lot of others. The genre has never really resonated with me, and in all honestly I didn't think I would ever really gel with a musical. That mindset changed a little when I saw The Rocky Horror Picture Show earlier this year. I didn't fall in love with it, but I appreciated the weird tone of it all. After watching Little Shop of Horrors, I am starting to think that maybe it is just the standard-fare of…
What is entertainment about? What is its endpoint, its project if you will. What makes so many of us obsess over it, watch countless of movies, log them, talk about them, fill our lives with them? Are we lonely, is that it? Or is it that we don't have anything else to do... Are we looking for something? If that's it, what happens when we find it? That instant favorite, the film that makes us feel less alone, the one we can watch forever; the only film we ever need, that comes with the knowledge that there are others out there, others just like us. The one we can lose ourselves in, but also confronts us; our feelings and opinions,…
directors cut on the big screen.
Theatrical viewing of the director's cut. I wasn't originally going to include this in my Hooptober list because I mainly thought of it as a musical comedy upon first watch. This time however Oz's homages to monster movies and old-school horror are clearly on display and all Motown soul and lively comedic moments that stand out vividly can't cover up the sheer human grotesquerie on display. Just think how frightening it would be with the song and dance numbers and bright color palette.
What a wonderful movie.
Having known the Roger Corman-version, I knew what to expect or so I thought. I was surprised to see, that this musical version worked better than the campy B-movie from Corman.
Rick Moranis is perfect as the meek florist Seymour and the plant is a riot. Of course what helps are fantastic cameos from Steve Martin, Bill Murray and John Candy.
I found this to be a little better than your average musical. It has a pretty good cast, although I don't feel they added too much other than being familiar faces. It was entertaining for the most part with a few funny parts and catchy songs, but that was about it for me.
Not as good as the film it was based on, in my opinion. The songs were mediocre and the acting was bad without being funny in most cases. Not my kind of humour for sure - too shallow.
(Director's cut with the original ending)
Theatrical rewatch, with director's cut ending!
I always forget just how much I adore this movie until I rewatch it and remember just how much FUN it is. Oz's ending is the only way to truly experience this though, with an ending as deliciously gratuitous as it is thematically appropriate and unimaginable any other way (even after having seen it the other way).
Many favorites, as well as a small handful of films that I don't care for... in no particular order (1960-2014).
a list that is trying to contain every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the…