Category: FILM MUSIC

LP: Bourne Identity, The (2002)

LP: Bourne Identity, The (2002)

October 13, 2016 | By

The first film in the enduring franchise gave John Powell the perfect opportunity to write what remains both his definitive action sound, and the definitive action score of that decade, blending large orchestral sounds with layers upon layers of electronics…

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Video Tales I: Rewind This, Firing Up the Betamax, and The Magic Beta Case

Video Tales I: Rewind This, Firing Up the Betamax, and The Magic Beta Case

January 11, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

The Editor’s Blog goes in-depth with much personal blather about Josh Johnson’s new documentary on VHS collecting, Rewind This! (MPI). In addition to a review of the doc, there’s a review Charlie Sheen’s No Man’s Land as watched on Betamax, a short-short film on “The Magic Beta Case,” and a review of David Gregory’s great doc on Britain’s Video Nasty era – Ban the Sadist Videos! (Severin Films).

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R.I.P. Wojciech Kilar

R.I.P. Wojciech Kilar

December 29, 2013 | By

R.I.P. Wojciech Kilar, one of Poland’s greatest composers.

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Soundtrack Reviews + Major Site Changes

Soundtrack Reviews + Major Site Changes

December 11, 2013 | By

Up are reviews of Silva Screen’s Doctor Who: 50th Anniversary Collection 2-disc set and music from Roger Limb’s Doctor Who: The Caves of Androzani, plus an Editor’s Alert regarding a major site overhaul, of which the first changes begin tomorrow.

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Goblin at The Opera House: Recap & EP vinyl Review

Goblin at The Opera House: Recap & EP vinyl Review

October 19, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Editor’s Blog on Goblin’s first-ever performance in Toronto at The Opera House last week, plus a review of Death Waltz’ limited 12″ EP platter featuring four cuts performed by New Goblin members Maurizio Guarini, Massimo Morante, Claudio Simonetti, and new members Titta Tani and Bruno Previtali.

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Marco Beltrami Talks Zombies & Action + Lecture Resources

Marco Beltrami Talks Zombies & Action + Lecture Resources

October 18, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Podcast with esteemed genre composer Marco Beltrami, who discusses his work in the zombie and action genres, plus CD and Blu-ray reviews of the Beltrami-scored World War Z (Paramount), and the 2-disc Resident Evil 6 soundtrack set (Sumthing Else / ComCast). Also added: links to reading / viewing / listening resources for my Black Museum lecture, Black Glove Ballads.

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Reviewing the Bio-Horror in Antiviral, and the Race Begins

Reviewing the Bio-Horror in Antiviral, and the Race Begins

August 14, 2013 | By

Yup, they’re finally up – a film review of Antiviral (Alliance / EOne) and soundtrack review (Lakeshore Records) – plus some editorial thoughts on assorted projects present, future, and in the works.

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Hans Zimmer’s Man of Steel

Hans Zimmer’s Man of Steel

July 27, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Just uploaded – a quick review of Hans Zimmer’s Man of Steel, released by Water Tower Music on CD, LP, and as a downloadable DTS Headphones: X version.

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Cliff Martinez’ Only God Forgives

Cliff Martinez’ Only God Forgives

July 8, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Early review of Cliff Martinez’ latest score for director Nicolas Winding Refn, Only God Forgives (Milan Records).

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Life of Pi

Life of Pi

March 13, 2013 | By

Released this week by Fox on DVD and Blu-ray is Ang Lee’s film version of Yann Martel’s Life of Pi, so I’ve uplaoded a film review, a CD review of Mychael Danna’s Oscar-winning score, and a podcast interview with Danna’s assistant and collaborator, up-and-coming composer Rob Simonsen

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