I’ve already been a huge Junkie XL fan since his dance music days obviously, but his film scores are amazing as well. I love his Max Max: Fury Road score (the drums in Brothers In Arms -listen below- are huge), his Black Mass score is equally beautiful yet very different and I can’t wait to hear what his take on scoring my favorite superhero of all time will sound like when he scores Batsy’s part on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice next year! But now he’s also scoring that other awesome superhero movie to come… Deadpool!
Every movie geek always longs for the next Quentin Tarantino flick to hit, and you can count on it that the internet sort of breaks when the trailer drops. And here we are. The 8th movie from the master himself is called, pun intended, The Hateful Eight. The story takes place in post Civil War Wyoming and follow bounty hunters who try to find shelter during a blizzar but get involved in a plot of betrayal and deception. Sound familiar? It kind of hints back to Tarantino’s debut “Reservoir Dogs” which followed a bunch of criminals getting ready for a big heist, without actually getting there, and trapped in a plot of, you guessed it, betrayal and deception. The Hateful Eight features a heavy weight cast with lots of actors who formerly worked with Tarantino already (Samuel L Jackson, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Kurt Russell) and plenty of first timers (Zoe Bell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins – who was brilliant as she-male Venus in Sons Of Anarchy btw).
If this movie is only half as good as Reservoir Dogs, it’s still definitely one to look out for! As are all Tarantino flicks.
The much anticipated prequel to one of the biggest tv shows ever (Breaking Bad) reached the ending of its first season last week, and what a solid first season it was! Camera work, acting, music… all right in the great trend set by Breaking Bad, storywise not quite there yet but by the ending of the last episode you can tell there’s more to come and we’re destined to see Jimmy McGill properly turn in Saul Goodman…
CF Score: 8/10
Check out this very cool cross reference to Breaking Bad from the very last episode of Season 1:
After the disaster Daredevil movie with Ben Affleck in the lead, Marvel decided to give Matt Murdock another chance to get it right via a Netflix Original Series. The first trailer was just released and by the looks of it, they’re going to deliver on their promise to make Daredevil the cool, dark and brutal superhero he is once again.
All episodes of Daredevil will be available worldwide via Netflix on April 10th.
FOX still had the rights for the Fantastic Four in their pocket and with the current string of superhero movies breaking one record after the other, they figured “hey why don’t we remake the whole damn thing after the disaster we did in 2007?”
Well, here’s the first trailer and I must say, it doesn’t look half as bad as I expected. Mainly to do that they used the score of Broadchurch in the trailer. But still, it could be much worse. Check out the trailer below.
FOX has no solid reputation with superhero movies but I’m willing to give them the benefit of the doubt. Wolverine was a disaster, yet X-Men: Days Of Future Past was a solid picture!
So here’s to a decent first trailer, you have my attention. Don’t lose it.
On February 22nd, 2015 the annual Oscars will be handed out to all those nominated. Let’s start our round up of the nominees with one of the least popular, yet my absolute favorite category of the Academy Awards… Music – Best Original Score.
The Nominees: The Grand Budapest Hotel – Alexandre Desplat
The Imitation Game – Alexandre Desplat
Interstellar – Hans Zimmer
Mr Turner – Gary Vershon
The Theory Of Everything – Jóhan Jóhansson
Who do I feel should win?
Hans Zimmer, first of all because I’m biased as no one else being a huge Zimmer fan. But second of all, because I feel he deserves it. The Interstellar score is absolutely gorgeous in it’s simplicity compared to the scope of the movie and canvas. The story behind the score is almost legendary already, with Nolan asking Zimmer for a simple score for what he scribbled down as an intimate story between a father and his child, when Nolan wrote First Step (see and listen above). Nolan then described the movie, to which Zimmer replied in shock “but this is a way to intimate score for such a large canvas”. The rest is history, Interstellar became a fan favorite because of the intimate score, large canvas, terrific acting and compelling story. Third of all, Nolan already deserved his oscar of Inception, The Dark Knight (with James Newton-Howard) and Gladiator, yet only won for The Lion King (even though it was heavily deserved).
Who do I think will win?
The Grand Budapest Hotel. With two nominations Alexandre Desplat is a favorite to win. And with TGBH being a favorite amongst the Oscar jury, it’s most likely the one that will grab the statue.
Is there an outsider?
The Theory Of Everything, a beautiful score by Jóhan Jóhansson that suits the story of the movie very well.
Recently finished the first season of Broadchurch. In the spark of the countless of Scandinavian crime / whodunnit shows, the UK couldn’t stay behind with their own and I must say I was captivated by the series. Excellent acting, writing is solid although sometimes a bit “let’s do a twist because we can” and the scoring for this show is excellent. Haunting score by Ólafur Arnalds.