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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THE HANGOVER PART III Highlights this week in Blu-ray, DVD and VOD Releases

THE HANGOVER PART III | (c) 2013 Warner 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: THE HANGOVER PART III – Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Ken Jeong and crew are back for a third time in what is presumed to be the final movie in the HANGOVER franchise. This time, however, there is no drugging or any recounting of the night […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: EUROPA REPORT director Sebastian Cordero on is new sci-fi film

EUROPA REPORT | ©2013 Magnet Releasing

One thing you can be sure of when watching a video, VHS or Hi-8 that someone has salvaged is that those people we’re watching on any given media have met a dark end. This has increasingly become the same old “found footage” story that masks an excuse for shoddy filmmaking and amateurish acting, with everyone from teens to astronauts getting into the usually (and unfortunately) profitable act. That makes the findings of EUROPA REPORT the genre equivalent of discovering extra-terrestrial life. Rarely has a format’s tired bones been jolted with a bravura display of technical savvy, excellent performances (including DISTRICT 9‘s Sharito […]Read On »

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