Located on a small expansion shelf about midway between the Third and Fourth Circles, Musical Hell is presided over by Diva, a minor demon charged with passing judgement on the worst musicals ever committed to film. (She still hasn't figured out if this is their punishment or hers.) Take a seat on the bench and have your earplugs ready, because court is now in session.

New videos posted on the first Monday of the month. Other viewpoints, news, and general ramblings posted when they crop up.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Musical Hell: Rock of Ages (plus Cheapskate Live!)

It's time to explore the eighties-est jukebox musical of them all! Hair bands, hair spray and hairy monkeys await in Rock of Ages!



And if that's not enough, I'm back for my third go-round of Cheapskate Live! This time the Cheapskate and I take a little nostalgia trip back to the 90s as we partake in Magic: The Gathering: The Musical. Yeah, you heard right.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Know the Score: The Music of Diablo (plus scheduling stuff)

Just in time for Diablo III: Reaper of Souls,, here's some of the best music to slay demons by.



Next month's Know the Score was originally going to be pre-empted for a little group riffing in honor of my second anniversary online, but the truth is that project fell by the wayside to accommodate a rather exciting opportunity in my life. For those of you who have not heard on Twitter or elsewhere, I was recently invited to participate as a contestant on Jeopardy!--and although this is an honor and long-held ambition of mine, it did mean that I spent a lot of time studying which normally would have gone to futzing around with this little hobby of mine. So, in order to get myself back on schedule, look for another commentary track in this space next month. Maybe the riffing thing will happen for the third anniversary, who knows?

Monday, March 3, 2014

Musical Hell Review: Rock and Rule

This month's Musical Hell Review is a little slice of animated bizarre from Canada. And they seemed so normal up there, too...

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Know the Score: Oscars 2014



It's awards season again! So here's the breakdown on all the music nominees, from John Williams to Pharrell Williams to the nomination that wasn't.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Musical Hell Review: Xanadu

Last month, Musical Hell Reviews looks at one of the two movies which inspired that annual celebration of bad cinema, the Golden Raspberry Awards.  Well guess what?  Here's the other movie!


Monday, January 20, 2014

Know the Score: Stunt Casting in Film Musicals (plus ANOTHER big annoucement!)

This month, Know the Score looks at the trend of casting star names in Hollywood musicals, and the results (good and bad).



And now, Musical Hell and Know the Score will be featured at RT Gomer Productions! Don't forget we're still on RVT as well. There's never been more ways to get your snarky opinionated commentary on all things dramatically musical!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Musical Hell Review: Can't Stop the Music

Yes folks, this month's Musical Hell case is the absolutely almost-true story of the Village People, with surprisingly little Village People and an inordinate amount of Steve Guttenberg.