CD Review: The Best Scores of 2012

CLOUD ATLAS soundtrack | ©2012 Water Tower Records

THE BEST SCORES OF 2012 BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD (Dan Romer & Benh Zeitlin / Cinereach Music) An adolescent’s ability to turn a dangerous world into a place full of fantastical possibility provides the subtext for this strikingly fresh, Cajun-cum-magical realism score by director Benh Zeitlin and co-composer Dan Romer. “Beast’s” flooded island is a palpable, dangerously enchanted place in this jambalaya of music box bells, fiddles and plucked strings, strongly melodic storytelling that dances with local flavor while taking listeners to a truly new, mythic land where giant prehistoric pigs can come to life. In the their native […]Read On »

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CD Review: FOR GREATER GLORY: THE TRUE STORY OF CRISTIADA soundtrack

FOR GREATER GLORY soundtrack | ©2012 Varese Sarabande Records

In an age when so many hypercritical film music fans rant about how every movie score sounds exactly the same, it’s to a composer’s credit if they have a musical signature that makes them stand out from the pack. But then, said golden age soundtrack devotees who are often the people mouthing these crotchety good old days generalities could easily say the same thing about their idols in a time when one could have easily interchanged the undeniably brilliant work of Erich Wolfgang Korngold with Max Steiner, or Dmitri Tiomkin with Victor Young for that matter. But there was certainly […]Read On »

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Interview: Eva Longoria on the end of DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES

Eva Longoria in the upcoming episode of DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES entitled "Lost My Power" | © 2012 ABC/Danny Feld

Eva Longoria shot to fame in the first year of what’s turned out to be her eight-season run as well-to-do Gabrielle Solis on ABC’s DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, which airs Sundays at 9 PM. The Texas-born Longoria, who has a Bachelor’s degree in science from A&M University, has a healthy film career outside of DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES – she’s in four features scheduled for release, including FOR GREATER GLORY with Peter O’Toole and Andy Garcia, THE BAYTOWN DISCO with VAMPIRE DIARIES’ Paul Wesley, THE TRUTH with Forest Whitaker and LONG TIME GONE – she also wrote a cookbook with Marah Slets entitled EVA’S […]Read On »

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