DVD: once upon a time there was a musical, yes, a musical

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Into the Woods | PG

Johnny Depp is big, bad and a wolf in “Into The Woods”

Before you run screaming that you don’t like musicals, consider that this one is actually a collection of many of the classic fairy tales we all grew up on: Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, Jack and the Beanstalk. They are brought together with one story and a variety of musical numbers performed by an outstanding cast. Meryl Streep is a witch, Johnny Depp is the Big Bad Wolf and Anna Kendrick is Cinderella. The movie is based on the Stephen Sondheim Broadway musical. No, it’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but it can be a nice change of pace. $14.99 on CD or Blu-ray.