The Year in Review: The Best Scores of 2014 – The Runner Ups and Composers To Watch

THE BEST SCORES OF 2014 – The Runner Up’s and Composers To Watch BIG BAD WOLVES  (Frank Ilfman / Movie Score Media) Stop me if you’ve heard the same cinematic tune about a perceived miscreant tied into a chair for all manner of mental, and physical torture to be performed upon him. Thankfully, the Israeli breakout film BIG BAD WOLVES whistles the genre song with smashing black-humored suspense, as captured with a thunderous score by Frank Ilfman, who twists a thrillingly mean symphonic knife as he relentlessly veers between frantic action and sly, Herrmann-esque strings as a set-up for ironic, […]Read On »

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Astro joins the RED BAND SOCIETY – Exclusive Interview

Astro (aka Brian Bradley) in RED BAND SOCIETY - Season 1 | ©2014 Fox/Michael Becker

In Fox’s new Wednesday night drama RED BAND SOCIETY, the very different residents of the youth and children’s ward at a hospital wind up involved in each other’s lives. Octavia Spencer stars as Nurse Jackson, a take-no-prisoners type who still has a lot of sympathy for her young patients. Our narrator is Charlie (Griffin Gluck), a little boy who is in a coma, but nevertheless is aware of what’s going on around him and is able to communicate with some of the others. One of the inhabitants of this hospital wing is Dash Hosney, played by Astro. It’s been a […]Read On »

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Movie Review: A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES

A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES movie poster | ©2014 Universal Pictures

Rating: R Stars: Liam Neeson, Dan Stevens, Brian “Astro” Bradley, Maurice Compte, David Harbour, Adam David Thompson, Sebastian Roche Writer: Scott Frank, based on the novel by Lawrence Block Director: Scott Frank Distributor: Universal Release Date: September 19, 2014 Although Liam Neeson still plays all sorts of roles, these days – after two TAKEN movies, plus NON-STOP – it’s hard to see him in an action thriller and not have the equation of his character = badass in mind. A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES tries to play that down a little bit so that we have a modicum of fear […]Read On »

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