GHOST OF THE ROBOT: The band chats new album BOURGEOIS FAUX PAS – Part 2 – Exclusive Interview

Charlie De Mars, James Marsters, Sullivan Marsters & Kevin McPherson aka GHOST OF THE ROBOT | ©2015 Ghost of the Robot/Mark Devine

In Part 2 of our exclusive interview with the band Ghost of the Robot – Charlie De Mars, James Marsters, Sullivan Marsters and Kevin McPherson – talk more about their new album BOURGEOIS FAUX PAS, which went on sale via the band’s website September 19, as well as songwriting, feeling like R2-D2, the Internet and more. ASSIGNMENT X: Can you talk about your roles within the band, how they’ve changed or stayed the same? JAMES MARSTERS: I’m writing more songs that are on the album. On the first album, I had written two songs. On the second album, I had […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: James Marsters on reforming the band GHOST OF THE ROBOT – Part 2

GHOST OF THE ROBOT | ©2011 Ghost of the Robot

The band Ghost of the Robot, headed up by James Marsters, Charlie De Mars and Kevin McPherson, has reunited with new members guitarist Sullivan Marsters (James Marsters’ 15-year-old son) and drummer Jordan Latham. With guest vocalist Micah Biagi, Ghost of the Robot has just released a new album, MURPHY’S LAW, on iTunes, with plans for a CD edition, more new albums and a tour next year. This is Part Two of our exclusive interview. ASSIGNMENT X: What did you do differently this time in the studio? CHARLIE DE MARS: [On Ghost’s previous album MAD BRILLIANT], we just did all tape recording. […]Read On »

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Interview: CAPTAIN AMERICA composer Alan Silvestri throws his mighty shield

CAPTAIN AMERICA soundtrack | ©2011 Walt Disney Records

When it comes to the sound of military heroism, few of today’s movie composers can signal an old-school orchestral brass salute like Alan Silvestri. From bombastically playing the dark march of Stallone’s JUDGE DREDD to capturing the steely commando skills of Schwarzenegger in ERASER and PREDATOR, this one-time synthesist for the easygoing motorcycle cops of CHiPS has become the go-to composer for the epic sound of super soldiers, most recently with the wisecracking adventure of THE A-TEAM and the techno-symphonic gadgets wielded by the G.I. JOE squadron. For a composer who always brings out the big thematic guns in the […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from the CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER premiere

Chris Evans and Hayley Atwell at the premiere of CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER | ©2011 Sue Schneider

Marvel Studios and Paramount Pictures held the World Premiere of CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER at the El Capitan Theater on July 19th. The carpet was red and white, and at the end of the carpet before the stars of the film and guests walked into the theater was the CAPTAIN AMERICA shield. The premiere was sponsored by Harley-Davidson, and where I was they had a white Harley that the stars autographed when they walked on the carpet.  In the film, CAPTAIN AMERICA rides a Harley-Davidson WLA motorcycle.  Also sponsoring was Baskin-Robbins and Dunkin’ Donuts. CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER […]Read On »

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Movie Review: CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER

CAPTAIN AMERICA - final movie poster | ©2011 Marvel Studios/Paramount Pictures

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving, Sebastian Stan, Tommy Lee Jones, Hayley Atwell, Dominic Cooper, Stanley Tucci, Toby Jones Writers: Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely Director: Joe Johnston Distributor: Paramount Pictures Release Date: July 21, 2011 There’s nothing terribly wrong with CAPTAIN AVENGER: THE FIRST AVENGER as these things go. Chris Evans is likable and puts conviction into the title role, one Steve Rogers of Brooklyn, who desperately wants to enlist and fight for his country during WWII. Alas, Steve doesn’t meet the U.S. Army’s health requirements, but he is ultimately brought into an experimental unit. Thanks to a […]Read On »

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THE ROCKETEER 20th Anniversary Event on June 21st hosted by D23 and Creature Features

The Rocketeer special screening poster | ©2011 Disney

Can you believe it’s been twenty years since Walt Disney Pictures released the live action movie THE ROCKETEER, based on the comic books by Dave Stevens? Well, now D23 (the only official fan club for Disney) and Creature Features are presenting a very special event at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood on June 21st. This event commemorates the release of THE ROCKETEER, and the film will be playing in the exact same venue that it opened two decades ago. The print of film has been newly restored and digitized and the screening will be preceded by a star studded […]Read On »

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