Tag Archives: Alan Menken

Film Review: Beauty And The Beast (USA, 2017) has breathtaking moments of grandiose cinematic bliss

A story that originated in 1740 now considered one of the most beloved and beautiful of fairytales that has been remade/rebooted/retold a countless number of times, Beauty And The Beast is considered a tale as old as time. Of late Disney has been having a bit of a renaissance if you will, remaking number of their classics into “live action” (with a little help from CGI) films, from Maleficent, Cinderella, The Jungle Book to Pete’s Dragon. Their latest release endeavours to reach young new audiences as well as reviving the old with a hint of nostalgia. ... Continue Reading

Josh Gad on playing LeFou with a conscience, Beauty And The Beast and musical theatre (EXCLUSIVE)

It’s not often that a TV star gets to bounce from the small screen to the Broadway theatre stage and then leap from there over to the silver screen, but so has been the career of Josh Gad. From stints on New Girl and Gigi: Almost American on television. To then landing a part in the Tony award winning musical The Book Of Mormon. Followed by starring as the lovable snowman Olaf in Disney’s hugely successful animated feature Frozen.... Continue Reading

Timothy Omundson on Galavant, musical theatre and his majestic Kings Beard

Australian audiences might recognise Timothy Omundson from the 7Flix musical comedy series Galavant, or perhaps Supernatural or maybe even from his 8 seasons on comedy crime procedural Psych. As an actor Omundson brings charm, gravitas, or wit aplenty and as an interview subject he is wonderfully animated, eloquent and softly spoken. Just before he graced Oz Comic Con Sydney, we sat down for an amusing chat.... Continue Reading