CD Review: GNOMEO AND JULIET soundtrack

Gnomeo and Juliet soundtrack | ©2011 Walt Disney Records

There might not be a kitschier combination than the pairing of garden gnomes and Elton John, or in the case of GNOMEO AND JULIET, a more unexpectedly winning one. For when you add up the soothing, soulful sound of the 70’s pop-rock icon with the orchestral bells and whistles that composer James Newton Howard is duty-bound to deliver for the plaster faerie figures, you end up with a musical confection only slightly less eccentric than the classic song mash-ups of MOULIN ROUGE– made far less maddening here by the fact that it’s only Elton John’s immortal tunes that are being […]Read On »


Profile: Elton John brings the beat to GNOMEO & JULIET

GNOMEO AND JULIET | ©2011 Miramax Films

Elton John considers life an extraordinarily unpredictable adventure with no necessary time line of events to meet. You just take it as it comes to you. For example, he was in his mid forties when he assumed a new career in composing and producing songs for such musicals as THE LION KING and BILLY ELLIOT. And now at the ripe old age of 63 he and his long time partner David Furnish just adopted twin boys. The proud papa couldn’t be more excited to share his newest venture. “It’s fantastic,” he admits. “I love the smell of nappies and diapers. […]Read On »


Movie Review: GNOMEO & JULIET

GNOMEO and JULIET teaser poster | ©2011 Miramax Films

Rating: G Stars (voices): James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Michael Caine, Jason Statham Writers: Andy Riley & Kevin Cecil and Mark Burton, additional writing by Emily Cook and Kathy Greenberg, based on an original screenplay by Rob Sprackling and John Smith Director: Kelly Asbury Distributor: Touchstone Pictures What would it look like if a bunch of 3D animated garden gnomes danced to famous Elton John/Bernie Taupin songs? If this seems like a strange question, rest assured that the answer is equally loopy in GNOMEO & JULIET. Adapted very, very loosely from William Shakespeare’s similarly-titled tragedy, GNOMEO takes us into a world […]Read On »


Exclusive Photos: From the World Premiere of GNOMEO & JULIET

Emily Blunt at the World Premiere of GNOMEO & JULIET | ©2011 Sue Schneider

Touchstone Pictures held the World Premiere of GNOMEO & JULIET in 3D at the El Capitan Theatre, Sunday January 23rd. This animated comedy adventure GNOMEO & JULIET, which is the greatest love story every told … starring garden gnomes? Caught up in a feud between neighbors, Gnomeo (voiced by James McAvoy) and Juliet (voiced by Emily Blunt), but with plastic pink flamingos and thrilling lawnmower races, can this young couple find lasting happiness? GNOMEO & JULIET showcased both classic and original songs by Elton John, who is also executive producer of the film. Seen walking the red carpet were the […]Read On »

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