TV Review: SUPERNATURAL – Season 14 – “Byzantium”

Jensen Ackles as Dean in SUPERNATURAL - Season 14 - "Byzantium"| © 2018 The CW Network, LLC/Diyah Pera

Stars: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins, Alexander Calvert, Erica Cerra, Veronica Cartwright, Sean Amsing, Amanda Tapping Writer: Meredith Glynn, series created by Eric Kripke Director: Eduardo Sanchez Network: The CW, Thursdays @ 8 PM Original Airdate: December 6, 2018 After the shaman’s spell and Gabriel’s grace don’t work, Jack (Alexander Calvert) is dying in the SUPERNATURAL episode “Byzantium.” Dean (Jensen Ackles) is so upset he leaves the room, and Castiel (Misha Collins) goes after Dean, and thus only Sam (Jared Padalecki) is with Jack when he actually passes. Then Sam becomes so upset that he leaves the bunker, alone. […]Read On »

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CD Review: The Ten Best Scores of 2013

Anthony Gonzalez, Joseph Trapanese / OBLIVION soundtrack | ©2013 +180 Records

THE BOOK THIEF (John Williams / Sony Classical) The kind of unabashedly thematic, and mostly melodic music that’s made John Williams into the most popular film composer of all time is often the sound of innocence itself, an unabated musical youthfulness that he’s also played to ironic effect when dealing with children confronting the unimaginable. Here it’s a genocide that’s heard, but rarely witnessed within a young German girl’s sheltered life during World War 2. Such is the devastating, gentle power that speaks volumes for THE BOOK THIEF‘s score as it encapsulates the innocence, first loves and ultimate shock of […]Read On »

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MONSTERS UNIVERSITY Highlights this week in Blu-ray, DVD and VOD Releases

MONSTERS UNIVERSITY | (c) 2013 Disney Home Video

Your time is short. We know this. So in order to expedite your buying and Netflix decision making, we provide you with a list of the cool and not-so-cool titles coming out for movies, television and everything in-between. So put your feet up, grab some popcorn and check out this week’s selections. Movies MONSTERS UNIVERSITY – One of the most popular family films of the last decade was MONSTERS INC. that introduced a whole set of characters centered on scaring little kids in order to power their world. So how do you follow up on such a monster of a […]Read On »

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Interview: BYZANTIUM composer Javier Navarrete hears vampire grrll power

BYZANTIUM | ©2013 IFC Entertainment

America might have its upstart, sparkly rock-and-roll vampires. However in Europe the cinematic myths surrounding these creatures tend to be somewhat more romantically sophisticated, encouraging their scores to be similarly cloaked in poetic refinement. It’s a crimson wellspring where Intimately Baroque instrumentations conjure images of corseted eroticism and raging orchestras relish in unholy evil, all while a chorus simultaneously evokes the undead’s transgression against God, and their impossible dream of returning to his good graces. With his music’s striking mix of tenderness and savagery, Javier Navarrete takes on feminine, melodic shape to tap into the jugular of time-honored vampire music […]Read On »

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