Today’s first screening, “The Greatest Showman”

This Christmas musical (Dec. 20 release) is a screen original, based on the same subject as “Barnum,” but with new relevance and topicality and new tunes.

It’s about acceptance and diversity and finding your showbiz tribe and seems especially timely with what’s going on with civil rights for all, the rise of bullying and pushing harassment into the foreground in the America of 2017.

And it’s about building a show for Hugh Jackman to remind us what a “triple threat” looks like in an age where nobody can sing and dance AND act.

It may not get him an Oscar nomination, but “The Greatest Showman” is sure as shooting remind everyone how great he was in “Logan,” which could not be more different from the guy who invented “Show Business.”


About Roger Moore

Movie Critic, formerly with McClatchy-Tribune News Service, Orlando Sentinel, published in Spin Magazine, The World and now published here, Orlando Magazine, Autoweek Magazine
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