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10 great TV musical episodes

Rob Leane Juliette Harrisson Mar 20, 2017

As the Supergirl/The Flash musical episode approaches, we revisit 10 great TV show forays into the world of musical theatre...

If you hadn’t already heard: The CW’s brightest and most jovial superhero shows, The Flash and Supergirl, are having a musical crossover episode. To mark the occasion, we look back at our ten favourite musical outings from geek TV gone by. Get your song sheets at the ready and prepare to sing along...

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Standout track: 'Drives Us Bats', an ode to Batman's ability to drive his own rogues' gallery (and fellow heroes) insane, sung mainly by Neil Patrick Harris.
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Khumba: A Zebra’s Tale Review

Ice cool princesses on melodic voyages of self-discovery, are undeniably delightful. Yet sometimes one wants something a little more ferocious from a trip to the movies. With its roll call of eccentric characters and sweeping desert scapes, Khumba: A Zebra’s Tale provides an earnest and offbeat – if temporary - antidote to those sisters this Easter holiday. A wild and winsome tale of big courage!

Khumba (Jake T. Austin) is an outcast among his insular zebra herd. Born half-striped, raised as a veritable outsider and newly motherless, his instinct to offer a share of their dwindling water supplies to a stranger only elevate suspicions within the group. The superstitious elders of the herd – mulishly determined not to remember a time when things were different – keep the waterhole locked down by a wall of thorns and hoard the precious commodity.

Regardless, demand is outstripping supply and someone needs to act.
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This week's new film festivals

Scala Forever, London

For cineastes of a certain age, London's Scala cinema still symbolises a golden age of repertory, reaching its apex in the 80s when underground classics by Kenneth Anger, George Kuchar and Russ Meyer screened alongside imports from the likes of Paul Verhoeven, new films by Jim Jarmusch and silent milestones by Pabst and Murnau. This season scatters the Scala's legacy across the whole of London, beginning with the film that launched the cinema, King Kong, and ending with the film that, arguably, finished it – Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange, finally shown legally under the Scala banner. The Scala's catholic mix of high art and low trash is represented by a wealth of titles, but few wave the flag as boldly as John Waters's Female Trouble (pictured) or Curt McDowell's Thundercrack, still shocking after 36 years.

Various venues, Sat to 2 Oct

Chichester Film Festival

The programme for
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Let's Dance for Comic Relief – daft, crazy and a bit of a drag

So many Let's Dance stars are flogging the cross-dressing clotheshorse that it's almost ruining this fun show. Am I being uncharitable?

The rail of Lycra leotards and spangly jeggings is being wheeled into Television Centre. The contestants are recording VTs insisting that it's just a bit of fun, despite their cold shark eyes flickering with competitive fire. Co-host Steve Jones is adorning his jokes with sprigs of decorative tumbleweed. That's right, camel-toe enthusiasts: Saturday night sees the grand final of Let's Dance for Comic Relief.

The celebrity prance-off is endearingly daft, all in a worthy cause and pulls in ratings of around 7.5m. It also only bothers our screens for a month each year – and, of course, it's all for charity – so I'm reluctant to stick the boot in. But its reliance on drag is beginning to niggle.

Blame Robert Webb. The Peep Show star won the inaugural 2009 contest with
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Edmondson, '80s group triumph in 'Let's Dance'

Edmondson, '80s group triumph in 'Let's Dance'
Adrian Edmondson and an '80s supergroup have won the last two spots in the Let's Dance For Comic Relief final. The 54-year-old comedian topped the public vote in tonight's qualifier with an elegant rendition of ballet routine 'The Dying Swan', which ultimately descended into a slapstick fight with Bottom partner Rik Mayall. When asked by hosts Steve Jones and Alex Jones to sum up the prospect of performing in the Let's Dance final, Edmondson replied: "[It] makes me very nervous. I'm really just worried about whether Rik's gonna find out where I am next week or not." The '80s supergroup - consisting of Chesney Hawkes, Toyah Wilcox, Limahl and Clare Grogan - finished in the top three with their homage to classic musical Grease and faced off against I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here Now! (more)
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Black Swan

Black Swan

Directed by: Darren Aronofksy

Cast: Natalie Portman, Vincent Cassel, Mila Kunis, Barbara Hershey, Winona Ryder

Running Time: 1 hr 47 mins

Rating: R

Release Date: December 3, 2010 (limited)

Plot: A hard-working ballerina (Portman) suffers from mental and physical problems when she tries to play both white swan and black swan in a presentation of Tchaikovksy’s “Swan Lake.”

Who’S It For? For those who think that this is truly the most wonderful time of the year, Black Swan should definitely be at the top of your award season viewing list.

Expectations: After hearing some buzzing from this year’s fall festival circuit, I decided to ultimately avoid any trailers for this film. A few festival write-ups that I had read mentioned certain elements of this peculiar sounding movie. How would the director of The Wrestler present the world of ballet, and just how could Natalie Portman be in such a role?
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'Black Swan's' Winona Ryder Talks Aging In Hollywood

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'Black Swan's' Winona Ryder Talks Aging In Hollywood
In "Black Swan," the battling ballerina drama garnering early Oscar buzz, Winona Ryder plays an aging dancer, pushed out of the spotlight by the emergence of a younger rising star, played by Natalie Portman, and it's something the 39-year-old actress said she can relate to.<br /><br />"It's parallel to a lot of things, you know -- getting older in Hollywood, getting older in the ballet world," Winona, who plays Beth Macintyre, aka "The Dying Swan" in the film, told Access Hollywood at "Black Swan's" New York City premiere on Tuesday night.<br /><br />Winona herself has dealt with Hollywood's reaction to ...<br /><br />Copyright 2010 by NBC Universal, Inc. All rights reserved.<br>This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
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