Just want to remind everyone that you can still follow Cinemagic founder Dave Z and his movie musings by checking out The Screening Room Express. His most recent was for Marvel's GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY. Let him know what you think.
Okay, this really isn't Cinemagic related, but those in the Washington, D.C. area might find it interesting.
It's a Friday evening, and tickets are only $10. Anybody up for it?
Message from Dave Z!
Hey everyone! First off I want to apologize for the lack of postings over the past few months. Keeping the page running that Allen created several years back has been hard for me since I was let go from SiriusXM back in 2013. I wanted to stay in touch with everyone and keep my proverbial finger in the film/film soundtrack world, but it just didn't feel right as I was no longer the true representative of the channel that I created many years ago. Instead o...
Allen, here, not Dave. Just wanted to avoid the confusion that always seems to follow me posting as the admin.
This isn't Cinemagic related, but I thought it was of enough interest that it was worth sharing with the masses and not just the few of you who still check in....
I'm not sure how many of you are within driving distance of Cincinnati, Oh, but March 21 to the 23 is HorrorHound Weekend. The reason I bring this up is a featured section of guests called "Composing Horrors: An UnConventional Musical Event."
Christopher Young: Hellraiser, Sinister, The Grudge, The Vagrant
Joseph LoDuca: Evil Dead 1, 2, and 3 (or Army of Darkness, if you like)
Harry Manfredini: Friday the 13th, House
Richard Band: Re-animator, the recently released the Pit and the Pendulum Expended Edition
Don Peake: The Hills Have Eyes (original), The People Under the Stairs
Alan Howarth: Halloween 5, and co-composer of many score that John Carpenter gets all the credit for.
Hope to see some of you guys there.
The Oscar Nominations are out with American Hustle, Gravity, and 12 Years a Slave being the front runners. What are your thoughts? Who was omitted? Who is the front runner for best picture?
REEL REVIEW (Lone Survivor)----(sorry it's been a while)
"Lone Survivor" is a dramatic retelling of the events that took place during the failed Afghan war mission called Operation Red Wings, in which a four man SEAL team were ordered to locate and take down a high ranking Taliban leader in 2005. The movie is based off of the book from Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell, who was in fact the lone survivor of the botched mission. This has been a pet project of director Pete...
REEL REVIEW (Ender's Game)
"Ender's Game", the long in development adaptation of Orson Scott Card's popular book (and series) finally makes its way to the big screen as one of the most expensive independent films ever made. The story deals with a future society in which the International Military recruits children to seek out a perfect leader who can protect earth from an alien attack. The film is essentially the first half of Stanley Kubrick's "Full Metal Jacke...
With Ender's Game coming out tomorrow (review coming soon), you should check out Daniel's excellent interview with composer Steve Jablonsky for On The Score.
REEL REVIEW (Carrie)
With the release of "Carrie", director Kimberly Peirce's reimaging of the cult classic from director Brian De Palma (which in turn was based off of a novel from Stephen King), the age old question needs to be asked - why? If you're a fan of the original, this will be something you'll be asking yourself as you leave the theater. That's not to say "Carrie" is particularly a bad movie as everyone involved seem to be giving it their all. It's ju...
If you're looking for something to watch tonight on TV...try PBS!
Last but not least, he's co-moderating the best gathering of composers you'll ever get a chance to see at the 4th Annual Fans of Film Music. If you have a chance, I highly recommend you check this out if you can make it. It's well worth the trip (and there is an attendant party at composer Christopher Young's house on the Friday night).
Daniel also has a brand new edition of On the Score
Our good friend and score guru Daniel Schweiger has been rather busy as of late. First off, check out his interview with Gravity composer Steven Price, which is excellent by the way.