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  • Begin Again
  • Begin Again (R)

    John Carney's cult favorite Once (2006) took a thin love story and filled it out with magical scenes of musical improvisation and discovery; this follow-up works the same way, its soft-rock bonhomie prevailing over a story that often registers as trite or naive. more...
  • Black Nativity
  • Black Nativity (PG)

    This wholesome musical is supposedly based on the famous Christmas play by Langston Hughes, which retold the Nativity story with gospel tunes and a Moorish setting. more...
  • Bran Nue Dae (PG-13)

    Adapted from a stage show, this Australian musical-comedy seems like a project for which everyone involved had ideas but no one had veto power. more...
  • Fame (PG)

    This slick remake of Alan Parker’s 1980 musical follows a diverse group of teens through four years at LaGuardia Arts, the famous performing arts high school in Manhattan. more...
  • Footloose (PG-13)

    In this remake of the 1984 teenpic, a brooding city kid (Kenny Wormald) moves to a conservative village where dancing's been outlawed. more...
  • God Help the Girl

    This cute, sugary musical is the handiwork of Stuart Murdoch, singer-songwriter for the Scottish soft-pop band Belle and Sebastian, and though he's in his mid-40s, his movie seems to be aimed squarely at moony 19-year-olds. more...
  • Into the Woods (PG)

    Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's stage musical, in which modern anxieties about sex and death descend upon classic fairy tale characters, is a caustic parable about the illusory nature of childhood innocence, so the idea of a cleaned-up, kid-friendly Disney adaption sounds misguided at best. more...