Wednesday, February 27, 2008

James Marsden Makes the Cut

Handsome action stars with musical theatre chops. It’s a short list featuring Hugh Jackman, Ewan McGregor, and now Mr. James Marsden.

Yep, we Netflixed Hairspray, and it was a pretty impressive translation of (movie-to) Broadway -to-movie. The whole cast was fabulous, with the possible exception of John Travolta, who took a little getting used to, in his fat lady suit. Marsden was an unexpected delight in his comic Corny Collins role, since I had no idea he could sing,

Now I need to see Enchanted, where he plays a cartoon prince (check out those sleeves!) and 27 Dresses (where he finally gets the girl). Are either of those films any good?

My newest Netflix selection is High School Musical 2, but it's beyond SwingDaddy's tolerance so I'm going to have to see if I can convince Q to watch it with me.


Mayberry said...

I have heard that Enchanted is charming. As for HSM2, if Q continues to have similar tastes to Opie, he will love it. He even likes the song "where Troy gets mad" (after Gabriella dumps him for being a stuck-up jerk ... oops, spoiler!!).

Occidental Girl said...

I love musicals! Especially when my daughter can watch it with me. We recently caught a classic, "Top Hat" and loved it!

ewe are here said...

I enjoyed Enchanted and would recommend it, especially if you need a light, fun movie.

I'm dying to see 27 Dresses. I hope it lands here.

Gunfighter said...

"High School Musical 2" was great... we are big fans in our house... we went to see HSM on Tour at the National Theater, here in DC three weeks ago, and had a great time.