Hollywood’s current movie musical landscape is, well, a pretty flat one (get it? landscape? musical? flat?). This year is surprisingly rich with musical offerings — four musically-tinged features (The Muppets Most Wanted, Jersey Boys, Annie and Into the Woods) will have hit theaters by the time the year ends, while 2013 only had one, 2012 had three and 2011 had a single entry — but despite that apparent upswing in musical feature films, none of them offer what the genre so desperately needs: an original and contemporary musical with a big romantic spin. Sure, the romantic genre is already floundering at the box office as is, thanks to the consistent wealth of Nicholas Sparks films (which, yes, all feel the same) and the lack of more traditional romantic comedies (which isn’t a bad thing, really, as long as Nancy Meyers keeps making fizzy stuff and we aren’t subjected to another bloated holiday feature, like Arbor Day or similar), but that means that there should be more room for some different spins (and twists and turns) on what constitutes a romantic film. There’s nothing more romantic than singing and dancing, right? So there’s shouldn’t be anything more cinematically romantic than an all-singing, all-dancing movie musical, right? Hollywood needs to be making more, and while they haven’t started just yet, that might be changing very soon.