Movie Review: YOUR HIGHNESS

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Rating: R Stars: Danny McBride, James Franco, Natalie Portman, Zooey Deschanel, Justin Theroux, Charles Dance, Rasmus Hardiker, Toby Jones, Damian Lewis Writers: Danny McBride & Ben Best Director: David Gordon Green Distributor: Universal Pictures Release Date: April 8, 2011 YOUR HIGHNESS tries to straddle the treacherous territory between MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL and the original CLASH OF THE TITANS. As might be imagined, that’s an easier feat to describe than to accomplish. The ambitious task is hindered by the fact that the screenplay by star Danny McBride & Ben Best relies more on genital humor, homosexual panic and […]Read On »

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CD Review: YELLOWBEARD soundtrack (1,000 edition)

YELLOWBEARD soundtrack | ©2011 Quartet Records

Composer John Morris has romped through the past with such comedically rousing scores as BLAZING SADDLES, THE LAST REMAKE OF BEAU GESTE and HISTORY OF THE WORLD: PART 1, but Morris’ symphonic lunacy truly hit its swashbuckling height with YELLOWBEARD. Even if this Python-esque pirate spoof displayed more fool’s gold than the comedic riches that Mel Brooks had provided him with, Morris still invests a terrific, glistening majesty to a score that plays like Erich Wolfgang Korngold chasing after Bugs Bunny. Anchoring this infectiously nostalgic score is a march theme that sounds like the start of Warner Bros. logo, with […]Read On »

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