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Christina Aguilera croons her way through new “Burlesque” clip

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: “Burlesque” is a picture that is fighting to get on our radar as of late.

A trailer for Steven Antin’s musical drama hit the Internet earlier. And today, a new clip featuring the film’s finest asset (arguably) – the vocal talents of Christina Aguilera – has popped up on a number of movie Web sites. View it in full below.

Needless to say, Aguilera can sing. She belts her way through Etta James’ classic “Something’s Got a Hold On Me” with ease. But we have seen several pop stars try to transition to the big screen in musical projects and fail. Miserably. Ask Britney Spears about “Crossroads” or Mariah Carey about “Glitter.” Not pretty.

At least Aguilera will be surrounded by actors for “Burlesque,” from Kristen Bell and Alan Cumming to Stanley Tucci. An official symposis of the film is below:

The Burlesque Lounge has its best days behind it. Tess (Cher), a retired dancer and owner of the venue, struggles to keep the aging theater alive, facing all kinds of financial and artistic challenges. With the Lounge’s troupe members becoming increasingly distracted by personal problems and a threat coming from a wealthy businessman’s quest to buy the spot from Tess, the good fortune seems to have abandoned the club altogether. Meanwhile, the life of Ali (Christina Aguilera), a small-town girl from Iowa, is about to change dramatically. Hired by Tess as a waitress at the Lounge, Ali escapes a hollow past and quickly falls in love with the art of burlesque. Backed by newfound friends amongst the theater’s crew, she manages to fulfill her dreams of being on stage herself. Things take a dramatic turn though when Ali’s big voice makes her become the main attraction of the revue.

“Burlesque” will be in theaters on Nov. 24.

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Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC FilmCritic.com, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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  • August 11, 2010 | Permalink |

    Stop mentioning Britney with that Flop Glitter. Crossroads was a commercial success UNLIKE Glitter. Also, while Glitter almost killed Mariah Carey’s music career, Crossroads didn’t hurt Britney’s career AT ALL. Britney went on to sell millions with #1 albums and sold out world wide tour. And lastly, Britney was excellent on How I Met Your Mother a couple of years ago, showing her best bet is comedy, not drama like Crossroads. She was just a teen when she did that movie and not someone YEARS into her career.

    Christina’s movie looks horrible btw.

  • August 11, 2010 | Permalink |


    Typical Britney fan want it to destroy Xtina with such easy words. Poor boy/girl :((

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