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Yes, summer is coming! And The Wolverine looks pretty impressive.
Tom Hooper doesn’t kid around. As a follow-up to his Oscar®-winning The King’s Speech, he could have played it safe and done another smart, funny period piece or a family drama – or any number of equally small independent films. Instead, he chose to adapt the hit musical Les Miserables to film – and, despite some pretty obvious flaws, did, indeed, create an uplifting Christmas release. In spite of those flaws, Les Miz is one of the best film-going experiences of the year.
Les Misérables is one of the most popular and longest running musicals of all time. In the DC area alone it has grossed over $53 million dollars in its numerous runs. On Broadway it has earned over $800 million dollars. Based on the Victor Hugo classic (At 1,400 pages it is one of the longest books ever written) it is a universal, moving and emotional story about redemption against all odds.
After seeing Rise of the Guardians, it’s pretty easy to see why it’s getting a lot of awards buzz – it’s smart enough for older kids-at-heart and filled with lots of action and cool stuff to engage younger viewers.
Lots of new footage and – waddaya know – Russell Crowe really can sing!
Les Miserables opens on Christmas Day.
After her Oscars® duet with Hugh Jackman a few years back, we all knew Anne Hathaway could sing. Now, the first trailer has been released for Les Miserables – with Hathaway’s rendition of I Dreamed a Dream being featured.