CD Review: YOUNG SHERLOCK HOLMES soundtrack

YOUNG SHERLOCK HOLMES soundtrack | ©2014 Intrada Records

The ’80s were the glory days when it came to the Amblin pictures that truly imparted company head Steven Spielberg’s handprint of thrillingly humanistic fantasy and chills to any number of movies that stand as classics for a certain generation – among them BACK TO THE FUTURE, GREMLINS and THE GOONIES. Also uniting these movies were their sweeping orchestral scores by the likes of Alan Silvestri, Jerry Goldsmith and Dave Grusin, which also resonated with a topical pop sound. But if there was one Amblin composer who stood as the answer to equaling the thrillingly lush, symphonic quality of John […]Read On »

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News: Stephen King UNDER THE DOME TV series to air in summer

UNDER THE DOME by Stephen King

The 2009 Stephen King novel UNDER THE DOME is getting the TV treatment as a scripted series on CBS which is set to air this summer. Thirteen episodes will be produced and it’s part of CBS’s strategy to have high-profile scripted fare on in the summer as well. At today’s CBS Winter 2013 TCA session, CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler spoke about the series and what their intentions are for it moving forward. “The script was developed at Showtime [and the option lapsed],” explains Tassler who says she got a call from Amblin and DreamWorks who wanted her to look […]Read On »

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Movie Review: SUPER 8

SUPER 8 movie poster | ©2011 Paramount Pictures

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Kyle Chandler, Elle Fanning, Joel Courtney, Gabriel Basso, Noah Emmerich, Ron Eldard, Riley Griffiths, Ryan Lee, Zach Mills, Glynn Turman Writer: J.J. Abrams Director: J.J. Abrams Distributor: Paramount Release Date: June 10, 2011 SUPER 8 is so uncannily like the kind of movies Steven Spielberg used to make in the late ‘70s and ‘80s that it’s easy to suppose he made this one too – except we’re now in 2011, and Spielberg hasn’t made a movie like this in a good long while. To be fair, Spielberg indeed is a producer here and SUPER 8 comes sailing […]Read On »

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Super Bowl Commercial Review: SUPER 8 trailer (and watch it too!)

SUPER 8 poster | ©2011 Paramount Pictures/Amblin

With Super Bowl Sunday here, ASSIGNMENT X has decided to review the movie trailer commercials in between the game to see how well the studios are using their mega-dollars they’re spending to draw people into theaters. SUPER 8 Release Date: June 10 Stars: Unsure, at least from the trailer What Is it? A science-fiction film about something powerful out there going after people – and a kid at the center of it. Is that vague enough? Want To See Factor: For a trailer that tells you nothing about what it is, this thing looks AWESOME. It’s the first look of […]Read On »

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