Exclusive Photos from the DESPICABLE ME 3 World Premiere

Kristen Wiig and Steve Carell at the premiere of DESPICABLE ME 3

Illumination and Universal Pictures held the World Premiere of DESPICABLE ME 3 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on June 24th. The film introduces Dru, the long-lost charming, cheerful, and more successful twin brother of Gru (both voiced by Steve Carell). Dru wants to team up with Gru for one last criminal heist and the is where the fun starts. The stars of the film walked the carpet on this hot sunny day, which included: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier, Jenny Slate, and Pharrell Williams (Original songs and themes by). Joining them were guest, which included: […]Read On »

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THE BEST SCORES OF 2016 – Part One

ARRIVAL soundtrack | ©2016 Deutsche Grammophon

THE BEST SCORES OF 2016 ARRIVAL  (Johann Johannsson / Deutsche Grammophon) An Icelander whose intensely psychological, yet still melodically accessible modernist scores like PRISONERS and SICARIO speak in alien languages of subsonic strings and nerve-chilling brass at last gets his actual close encounter as he translates the Rorschach Test language of obelisk / monolith dwelling inter-dimensional deities here. Johannsson brilliantly captures both a sense of wonder and fear with beholding the mind-boggling, verbally-scrambled unknown as whale cry motifs join with alternately moaning and chattering voices, backed by a strong orchestral sound that serves as a powerful universal musical translator in a way that’s […]Read On »

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CD Review: DESPICABLE ME 2 and THE SMURFS 2 soundtracks

DESPICABLE ME 2 soundtrack | ©2013 Universal Records

Perhaps there’s just a natural, festive spirit of his country’s carnival celebrations that’s in the musical genes of Brazilian composer Heitor Pereira. Rapidly making a name for himself in family-friendly scoring, Pereira’s work for the likes of CURIOUS GEORGE, BEVERLY HILLS CHIHUAHUA and THE LITTLE ENGINE THAT COULD comes across as being just plain “nice” in the most fun, melodic description of that word as possible – especially when dealing with a cartoon supervillain on the mend, or munchkins with playfully bad attitudes for two sequel scores that actually improve on Pereira’s original, bouncy work. Having shown sympathy for Mr. […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from the SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS Los Angeles Premiere

Robert Downey Jr. at the Los Angeles Premiere of SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS | ©2011 Sue Schneider

Warner Bros. Pictures presented in association with Village Roadshow Pictures the Los Angeles Premiere of SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS on December 6th at the Village Theater in Westwood. Closing the streets around the theater so fans could watch the premiere and, of course, screaming as the stars arrived. Seen walking the carpet, which was in a circle, photographers on one side and electronic press on the other behind a huge display in the center of the carpet were the stars of the film, which included: Robert Downey Jr., Noomi Rapace, Jared Harris, Rachel McAdams, Producers – Joel Silver, […]Read On »

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