This year’s Fabulous Films for Young Adults list is themed “Song and Dance.” Now, I realize this might not be everybody’s cuppa tea (but if you’re hearing “Tea for Two” in your head at this very moment, you are NOT who I’m referring to!). Take my partner for instance. Before we were dating, I once heard him say that he could never date anyone who likes musicals. Well, boy was he wrong … we’ve been together almost 10 years!
I will watch (or read) anything with dance in it. When I was a teen it used to be Janet Jackson videos and movies like “Girls Just Want to Have Fun.” Now for the more, ahem, modern person, there is a nice renaissance of dance awesomeness to go around. See Mia Cabana’s post on Ballet Books for Teens. And we dance fans salivate when “So You Think You Can Dance” comes back around to our televisions. It’s looking like the new show “Smash” on NBC is going to have some good moves to watch as well. But speaking of Renaissance, I must assert that the time is NOW for a particular film to have its own resurgence. Jessica Pryde mentioned this little film in her post about June.
Yes, folks, I’m talking about Newsies. This rebirth begins with the fact that it is an esteemed selection for Fabulous Films for Young Adults 2012, and where it ends … world domination? We shall just have to wait and see.