If you've never seen "Hamilton," don't fret...you're actually not alone. While it has been an absolute phenomenon since its off-Broadway debut in 2015, the show, its music and its stars have been impossible to avoid ever since. EVERYBODY has at least heard of "Hamilton." And it seems like there aren't too many who haven't seen it.
I confess that not only had I not seen it - until now - but I had managed to avoid any spoilers over the years too. I always imagined I'd see "Hamilton," but I never thought it would be from the comfort of my own home, at least not for the first time. Now, "Hamilton" is being released July 3rd exclusively on Disney+, after the pandemic forced Disney to alter its plans of releasing it in movie theaters later this Fall.
If you're reading this review, you're probably either A), like me, a poor, unfortunate soul that has somehow never seen "Hamilton" and you're curious if this at-home version lives up to the hype, or B), you have already seen "Hamilton" in some way, shape or form, and you're checking to see if you can ever trust another review from me ever again.
Let me say this about "Hamilton": I've never entered into a film with such unbearably high expectations. And I've never left a film having felt more blown away.
If you're American, it is very possible you have never heard of Eurovision. I admittedly never had until seeing this film. But to those in Europe, this would be a fascinating detail to discover, as Eurovision is every bit a part of Europe's pop culture as, say, NASCAR is in America. You may not watch NASCAR or be a fan of it, but you know it's there. Having been around for DECADES in Europe, Eurovision is a televised international song contest (think "American Idol" or "The Voice" only bigger) that averages roughly 200 million viewers per year.
Knowing that Eurovision is something that really exists may in turn be a fun fact for Americans to discover, however this inherent disconnect with an American audience makes the new Netflix comedy "Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga" ("ESC:TSOFS") hard to grasp.
If you're curious as a cat about the latest "Cats" movie adaptation, brace yourself...this one is purrrrrrrrrr-etty bad.
The infectious and inspiring story behind the beloved musical, "Fiddler on the Roof" is now in select theaters.
What would a world without The Beatles look like? The new romantic comedy "Yesterday" answers this question for us, with mixed results.
The Wallflowers' Jakob Dylan explores the origins of the "Laurel Canyon" sound that shaped a generation and continues to influence modern musicians.
Taron Egerton sets the bar for Best Actor of 2019 with his electric, transformative portrayal of Elton John in the rock-fantasy, "Rocketman."
Elle Fanning is one of Hollywood's best young talents, but she can't sing her way out of the uneven "Teen Spirit."
Heaven-sent for sure, there's a powerfully moving documentary in theaters this week that is all about the Queen of Soul.
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