Summit Entertainment held the Los Angeles Premiere on July 11th of RED 2 at the Westwood Village Theatre in Westwood. Closing the streets by the theatre, which was lined with fans that screamed when the stars arrived and hoped to get autographs or take a picture with the stars. RED 2 is based on characters created by Warren Elis and Cully Hamner. Seen walking the carpet were the stars of the film, which included: Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker, Helen Mirren, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Byung-hun Lee, Neal McDonough, Dean Parisot (Director), Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian (Producers), Cully Hamner […]Read On »
Rating: PG-13 Stars: Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren, Anthony Hopkins, Byung Hun Lee, Mary-Louise Parker, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Neal McDonough, Brian Cox Writers: Jon Hoeber & Erich Hoeber, based on characters created by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner Director: Dean Parisot Distributor: Summit Entertainment Release Date: July 19, 2012 One of the main thoughts one has while watching RED 2 is that Helen Mirren is awesome. This isn’t exactly news, but every moment she’s onscreen here, firing two guns simultaneously as if she’s in a Quentin Tarantino shoot-‘em-up with an expression that says, yes, this is going just as she […]Read On »
The Best Score Runner-Ups and Composer to Watch for 2012 ARBITRAGE (Cliff Martinez / Milan) As the composer who virtually created the ethereal indie sound with SEX LIES AND VIDEOTAPE, Cliff Martinez has always played psychological tension in offbeat, ethereally percussive ways. Here’s it’s a moody spider’s web of drones and percussion that’s closing in on a magnate’s gigantic F-up, rhythmic tension that’s all about the inner turmoil that clings to the antihero as he uses all of his charms to clean things up. Speaking with his soft, haunted confidence, Martinez’s Eno-ish washes of melodic textures always have a cold […]Read On »
The team of director John Hillcoat and composer-screenwriter Nick Cave have resonated with a raw, innovative energy that’s made such pictures as THE PROPOSITION and THE ROAD anything but the same old outlaw story. The duo’s in-your-face creativity now pays off with triple-proof results for their violently entertaining moonshiner flick LAWLESS. Sure they could have gone for tunes that would have sounded just like the prohibition period. But it’s a contemporary energy that suffuses this song album. Getting off to a bang with the r & b cover of “Fire and Brimstone” by Mark Lanegan, LAWLESS‘ first impresses with a […]Read On »
While Mexico City might be a hive of scum and villainy, it’s also a criminally fertile location for multi-character movies like AMORES PERROS, where jumping between time and stories are par for the criminal course. While this kind of fluid structure now almost the norm for morality fables on any side of the border, DAYS OF GRACE (or DIAS de GRACIAS) has the novel idea of having different composers segue between the 2002, 2006 and 2010 World Cup games, each bringing their own unique tones to the kidnapping, torture and murder within. Up for the first goal kick are Aussie […]Read On »
What happens to old CIA (and MI-6, and KGB) agents once they’re put out to pasture? Well, according to RED (the film’s acronym for the status of Retired, Extremely Dangerous), they can lead absolutely mundane lives. Unless of course somebody tries to kill them, in which case, they return to form in no time flat.