Thursday, June 26, 2008

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Let's Dance

By Erik Lundegaard, MSN Entertainment

A female friend who's given to bouts of cynicism recently dismissed movie musicals as awful, phony things.

"Two people are talking and then all of a sudden they start singing and dancing?" She stuck out her tongue. "It's so unreal."

"As opposed to what?" I answered. "'Die Hard'? 'Spider-Man'? All movies are unreal. That's the point of movies. It just depends what kind of unreality we're willing to accept."

"In fact," I added, "the problem isn't that people in musicals start singing and dancing. The problem is that we don't."

At which point I began to croon to her like Sinatra and dance with her like Astaire. OK, so I made up this last part. But wouldn't it be nice if I hadn't?

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

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Sunday, June 01, 2008