RAMS: Icelander Atli Örvarsson shepherds the score – Interview

RAMS soundtrack | ©2016 Lakeshore Records

There’s a muscular, solitary spirit that hails from The Great White Nord, as well as a natural eccentricity. Perhaps that might explain the individualistic, off-kilter spirit running through even the most bombastic multiplex movies that Icelander Atli Örvarsson has scored in Hollywood. Drawn to Hans Zimmer’s orbit like so many talented western European composers (if geographically located on a mostly frozen volcanic land mass), Örvarsson rose through such American TV shows as DRAGNET and LAW AND ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT to impress with his surreal film scores for BABYLON A.D. and THE FOURTH KIND. With Viking blood no doubt in his […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from the HANSEL AND GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS Los Angeles Premiere

Jeremy Renner at the Los Angeles Premiere of HANSEL & GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS | ©2013 Sue Schneider

Paramount Pictures held the Los Angeles Premiere of HANSEL AND GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS on January 24th at the TCL Chinese Theatre (formally Grauman’s) in Hollywood. Expecting rain the red carpet was tented just in case. Walking the carpet were the stars of the movie, which included: Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Famke Janssen, Derek Mears, Peter Stormare, Pihla Viitala, writer/director Tommy Wirkola, Producers: Will Ferrell and Kevin Messick, composer Atli Orvarsson and Monique Ganderton (stunt double for Famke Janssen). Joining them were guests, which included: Grant Bowler, Marley Shelton, Rick Yune, Zoe Bell, and Stephanie Corneliussen. HANSEL & GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS […]Read On »

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Movie Review: HANSEL & GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS

HANSEL & GRETEL WITCH HUNTERS |(c) 2013 Paramount Pictures

Rating: R Stars: Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Famke Janssen, Pihla Viitala,Thomas Mann, Peter Stormare Writers: Tommy Wirkola and D.W. Harper Director: Tommy Wirkola Distributor: Paramount Release Date: January 25, 2013 There are a lot of good ideas in HANSEL & GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS, not the least of which was having Tommy Wirkola direct and co-write (with D.W. Harper). Wirkola’s previous film, the Norwegian-language Nazi zombie movie DEAD SNOW, displayed some of the antic spirit of Sam Raimi’s EVIL DEAD movies. The trouble is that some of the elements in HANSEL & GRETEL require a different sort of tone, and this […]Read On »

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