Tag: Lin Manuel Miranda

‘Hamilton’ Film Trailer is now Available

It’s almost time to experience the magic of Hamilton! The hit broadway play has been an instant success since it first hit the stage back in 2015, and now due to the pandemic the play will be available to stream on Disney Plus on July 3, 2020. Next week!

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The creator, composer, songwriter, and playwright, Lin-Manuel Miranda stars as Alexander Hamilton in the film. He was the first person to play the role and the film was shot during one of their earlier performances. It has earned 11 Tony awards since it first started it’s run, and even after five years of being on the stage, it is still extremely difficult to get tickets. Now, the play is coming to you and you can watch it from the comfort of your home. The film was supposed to be released next Fall in 2021, but with the world in it’s current state it’s been moved up and its one of the greatest things to happen during this time.

A trailer for the film was dropped on the  Hamilton Instagram and the official Walt Disney Studios Youtube channel. over the weekend. Watch the trailer and you will scream with delight and anticpation for the release of this magnificent film. Although it was released ahead of the streaming date, it is enough to get fans buzzing with excitment. I know i’ve been buzzing since I heard it was available to stream soon. It’s the little things that keep us going through dark times and this is just a little something to bring a smile to your face.

July 3rd can’t get here fast enough!

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‘Hamilton’ is Coming to Disney Plus!

The smash hit broadway play, Hamilton, is going to begin streaming on Disney Plus on July 3! The play was slated to hit theaters in Fall of 2021, but due to the state of the nation they have moved the release date to this summer. However, there are still plans for the play to hit theaters, but that date is unknown, and in the meantime Disney, put out $75 million dollars to stream it.

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The play will feature the original cast, which was filmed by director Thomas Kail. According to playwright and composter, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Kail has given everyone at home the best seat in the house with the way he captured the live performance on camera. Miranda, also stated how excited he is for everyone to see it. This play will definitely bring joy to lots of households during the quarantine.

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Since it hit the broadway stage back in 2016, Hamilton has been a big sold out hit. It’s been hard to get a ticket to this show, not only because of it being sold out, but due to the starting price of tickets ranging from $450-$600. Now, people will be able to stream it for just $6.99 a month, which is a great ray of sunshine during this pandemic. It’s been a dream for some time to see this play, and now it will have a more than reasonable price to sit front row.

Another one of Miranda’s plays, In the Heights, was slated to be released in theaters in July, of this year but it’s been pushed to June 2021. We may have to wait until next year to see that one, but at least we have Hamilton to look forward to.

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New Trailer for BBC’s ‘His Dark Materials’ Drops, and I’m Excited

Philip Pullman’s astounding His Dark Materials trilogy suffered a serious blow when, in 2007, it was the victim of what was one of the worst book-to-film adaptations in history, in my opinion. I have previously written about my (very strong) feelings regarding a number of disastrous Hollywood adaptations of children’s books, but I truly feel that Chris Weitz’s The Golden Compass wins the Oscar for Worst Adaptation, Really Terrible, or as I like to call it when awarding the recipients in my head: W.A.R.T. Because I feel that I expressed my needlessly intense feelings adequately the last time I wrote about this, here is a quote from my original article on children’s adaptations that have personally offended me:

Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy is arguably one of the most intricate, marvelous, and thought-provoking series in the history of fiction. It deals with vast concepts using incredible characters, and is set against the backdrop of a meticulously constructed world. The film, however, is more along the lines of ‘haha look at this talking polar bear.’  A hideously miscast monstrosity, The Golden Compass dumbed down and abbreviated this text almost beyond recognition, no doubt deterring a great number of potential readers from the books. I will never forgive anyone who was involved in its making and will be angry about it forever.

Frankly, I don’t care if you think I’m being dramatic; my rage at Weitz’s film will never be soothed. However, when it was announced that the BBC would be taking a whack at adapting the trilogy, I was a little more hopeful. A television series gives a story space to breathe, it gives concepts room to be explored, which is exactly what a plot as complex as Pullman’s requires if it is to stand any chance at translating well to screen.

A teaser trailer for the upcoming series, (starring Lin Manuel Miranda, James McAvoy, Dafne Keen and Ruth Wilson) has just been released, and I must say, it looks promising. While the 2007 version relied heavily on CGI, the novelty of a talking bear, (who is a very serious character, actually) and the dumbing down of the plot in an attempt to fit it into two hours, this version seems less preoccupied with rendering the text digestible, and more devoted to the unsettling, genuinely frightening, and intriguing energy of the book. In addition to this, Dafne Keen seems well-equipped to carry off the role of Lyra, having won Best Female Newcomer at this year’s Empire Awards for her role as Laura opposite Hugh Jackman in Logan. Keen and Jackman also won Best Duo at the MTV Movie & TV Awards and over the last two years, she has accumulated eight additional nominations for her roles in Logan and The Refugees. So in short, despite my unnecessarily strong feelings about the first adaptation, I am more than willing to be optimistic about BBC’s take on it.

Check out the trailer below and see if you can obsess as hard as I can!



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