Movie by Candlelight #2

Last year I started with the segment Move by Candlelight.
But I didn’t come further than one post.
The first post was about feelgood movies.
I’m back with the segment and here you have the number 2.
This time you get a couple of music movies.
When you have seen the movies you can listen to the soundtracks to relive the movies.
Let me know what you thoughts are about this segment. And I’ll be back for the third Movie by Candlelight.

Pitch Perfect
Beca (Anna Kendrick) is that girl who’d rather listen to what’s coming out of her headphones than what’s coming out of you.
Arriving at her new college, she finds herself not right for any clique but somehow is muscled into one that she never would have picked on her own: alongside mean girls, sweet girls and weird girls whose only thing in common is how good they sound when they sing together, in the new out-loud comedy Pitch Perfect.
When Beca takes this acoustic singing group out of their world of traditional arrangements and perfect harmonies into all-new mash-ups, they fight to climb their way to the top of the cutthroat world of college a cappella.
This could wind up either the coolest thing they’ll ever do or the most insane, and it will probably be a little of both.

Why watch by Candlelight?
Because it’s a feelgood, music movie.
The humor in this movie is good and timeless.
If you want to be up to date you must watch this movie because next year Picth Perfect 2 will be released. With a cameo of the group Pentatonix.


When teenager Ren McCormack and his family move from big-city Chicago to a small Midwestern town, he’s in for a real case of culture shock.
Though he tries hard to fit in, the streetwise Ren can’t quite believe he’s living in a place where rock music and dancing are illegal.
However, there is one small pleasure: Ariel Moore, a troubled but lovely blonde with a jealous boyfriend.
And a Bible-thumping minister, who is responsible for keeping the town dance-free. Ren and his classmates want to do away with this ordinance, especially since the senior prom is around the corner, but only Ren has the courage to initiate a battle to abolish the outmoded ban and revitalize the spirit of the repressed townspeople.

Why watch by Candlelight?
If you gonna watch the original movie from 1984 or the remake from 2011
It’s a movie with hits. Click here to watch the remake trailer
You must know you classics so start to watch the original movie.
The hits from the original are the tracks: Footloose, Let’s Hear It for the Boy, Holding Out for a Hero and Dancing in the Sheets.


Mamma Mia
The 20-year old bride-to-be Sophie Sheridan finds in her mother’s diary that the strangers Sam, Harry or Bill might be her father.
The needy Sophie dreams on having her father walking with her to the altar on her wedding with Sky in the Greek Kalokairi Island and she invites the three men to her wedding as if she were her mother Donna.
Sophie believes she will immediately recognize her father in the trio of guests. Donna owns a simple hotel in the island and used to sing with her friends Rosie and Tanya, who also arrives in Kalokairi for the wedding, in their band Donna and the Dynamos.
When Donna sees her former three lovers together in her hotel, she gets stressed and confused with the situation while Sky is upset with Sophie’s attitude.

Why watch by Candlelight?
You probably know (almost) every song word by word.
So you can sing the entire time while you watch a movie.
I did when it was released in the cinema. So get your microphone and start singing!


Detroit, the early 1960s. Curtis Taylor, Jr., a car salesman, breaks into the music business with big dreams.
He signs a trio of young women, the Dreamettes, gets them a job backing an R&B performer, James “Thunder” Early, establishes his own record label and starts wheeling and dealing.
When Early flames out, Curtis makes the Dreamettes into headliners as the Dreams, but not before demoting their hefty big-voiced lead singer, Effie White, and putting the softer-voiced looker, Deena Jones, in front. Soon after, he fires Effie, sends her into a life of proud poverty, and takes Deena and the Dreams to the top.
How long can Curtis stay there, and will Effie ever get her due?

Why watch by Candlelight?
Because the music makes the movie. Without the music it isn’t fun to watch this movie.
With Beyonce, Jennifer Hudson, Jamie Foxx and Eddie Murphy it is definitely a good movie night.


Sister Act
Sister Act is about a Reno lounge singer named Deloris Van Carter who witnesses her mobster boyfriend killing an employee.
She is then hidden in a convent under a witness protection program.
She soon makes friends with the nuns, especially Sister Mary Robert, Sister Mary Lazuras and Sister Mary Patrick.
After the Mother Superior catches Deloris going out to a bar in the night followed by Mary Robert and Mary Patrick, she orders her to join the church choir.
Only to find her coaching the choir and turning them into swingin’ singin’ sisters. The choir proves to be a big success with the surrounding neighborhood, but will Deloris’ boyfriend track her down.

Why watch by Candlelight?
The humor, music, the different characters makes it a very choice for a Movie at Candlelight.
It a classic and you must watch it!


Tracy Turnblad, an overweight teenager with all the right moves, is obsessed with the Corny Collins Show. Every day after school, she and her best friend Penny run home to watch the show and drool over the hot Link Larkin, much to Tracy’s mother Edna’s dismay. After one of the stars of the show leaves, Corny Collins holds auditions to see who will be the next person on the Corny Collins show. With all of the help of her friend Seaweed, Tracy makes it on the show, angering the evil dance queen Amber Von Tussle and her mother Velma. Tracy then decides that it’s not fair that the black kids can only dance on the Corny Collins Show once a month, and with the help of Seaweed, Link, Penny, Motormouth Maybelle, her father and Edna, she’s going to integrate the show…..without denting her ‘do!

Why watch by Candlelight?
John Travolta as woman?! Do I have to say more.
With the funky music you can’t stand still and must dance.
It’s a good match with the music and the story line.
Normally a remake isn’t better than the original but this time I have to say I think that the remake is better! (This time)
So combine the good things and have a great evening with watching this movie.

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