• Movies/Entertainment,  Trailers

    Sweet Trailer…Tom Hanks in ‘News of the World’

    Seems that even in a pandemic, you can’t keep a good Hanks down. First of all, he and his wife Rita beat the Coronavirus. And shortly after that, his WWII actioner, Greyhound, was released in early Summer. And for his third feat of 2020, he headlines a moving period-piece, set in the plains of Texas, about a war veteran helping return a young girl to her family. Paul Greengrass’ new film – a Western written and directed by Greengrass (based upon the novel by Paulette Jiles) – finds him reuniting with his star from their 2013 Best Picture nominee Captain Phillips. Looks like another winning project for the both of…

  • Interviews,  Movies/Entertainment,  Podcast Interview

    Interview…J.C. Chamboredon On the Legacy and Future of Milan Records

    Founded over 40 years ago by Emmanuel Chamboredon, Milan Records has released the soundtracks to renowned and critically acclaimed classics such as Ghost and Backdraft. Scan your shelves – it’s a good bet that a sizeable chunk of titles bear the fanciful logo of the winged man with a heart-shaped head. Fitting image as that’s how I feel whenever I listen to a soundtrack. Since 2004, Jean-Christophe Chamboredon continues the legacy for his father who started Milan in 1978. In this week’s podcast, we got to speak with Chamboredon about the iconic company which was recently acquired by Sony Music Masterworks. This business venture offers even more opportunities to put…

  • Movies/Entertainment,  Trailers

    Sweet Trailer…Mel Gibson as Chris Cringle in ‘Fatman’

    The Grindhouse revival has fallen off in the past several years, but that’s just what makes this trailer so surprising. It’s unexpected, outlandish, and a really inventive take on a mythic figure like Santa Claus. It’s always a laugh when genre films play with holidays (see Anna and the Apocalypse), and this looks to be jolly good fun…especially with him how serious they are taking it. The film might not have the legs for a full feature, but for a trailer it’s highly intriguing. I’m all in. Enjoy Mel Gibson and Walton Goggins in the trailer for Saban Films’ Fatman. To save his declining business, Chris Cringle (Mel Gibson), also…

  • Movies/Entertainment,  Trailers

    Sweet Trailer…Steven Yeun in A24’s ‘Minari’

    When it comes to studios that deliver hit after hit after hit, it’s tough to compete with A24 who are one of the few who constantly bring the goods. Their brand of cinemagic is realism and, further, one with tangible human stories that make a real connection. As such, we’re really looking forward to this one from Lee Isaac Chung. Sometimes you just need a movie that gets right to your heart, right? If so, then enjoy the trailer for the Steven Yeun-led Minari. A tender and sweeping story about what roots us, Minari follows a Korean-American family that moves to a tiny Arkansas farm in search of their own…

  • Movies/Entertainment,  Trailers

    Sweet Trailer…Michael Shannon in ‘Echo Boomers’

    2020 is a weird time to be living in. Seems like there’s always bad news, and a crisis looming behind every headline. From COVID to weather to finance, it seems like we just can’t get ahead. But, wouldn’t it be great if we could level the playing field? Well, if you haven’t seen it yet, you should check out the fist trailer for Echo Boomers. It’s a stylized heist film that is a good mix of Robin Hood, Spring Breakers and Widows and, best of all, it stars Michael Shannon. We’re fans, so of course we’re game. Two-time Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon (Knives Out) stars in this gripping crime-thriller…

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    Must Listen…Billie Eilish’s Original Song to ‘No Time To Die’

    Hey there, Bond fans. Today we have a special treat for all of you eagerly awaiting 007’s next mission. Five-time GRAMMY Award-winning Darkroom/Interscope Records artist Billie Eilish has today revealed the official music video for ‘No Time To Die,’ the original song written for the 25th James Bond motion picture, No Time To Die. Directed by Daniel Kleinman, the visual interweaves footage of Billie Eilish with scenes taken from the highly anticipated upcoming James Bond motion picture. We’ve posted the audio track and the official music video below for your enj00yment. It’s a pretty somber track – one that barely rises above simmer – but that’s Billie’s zone. And after listening to it a few times,…

  • Interviews,  Movies/Entertainment,  Podcast Interview

    Interview…Genevieve Vincent on ‘The Broken Hearts Gallery’ and Charting Her Own Musical Course

    Earlier this month, we got to have a wonderful chat with composer Genevieve Vincent about her work on film music, concert music, and as music producer. She most recently completed scoring the Sony romantic comedy The Broken Hearts Gallery and Moving Art “Hokkaido” for Netflix for which she wrote a Japanese inspired orchestral hybrid score. Born in Vancouver, BC, based in Los Angeles, Vincent studied the Suzuki violin method, and was a student of The Royal Conservatory of Music in Vancouver. She went on to attend Berklee College of Music where she graduated with a dual major in Film Scoring and Composition and studied privately under concert music composer Alla Elena…

  • Movies/Entertainment,  Trailers

    Sweet Trailer…’The Croods: A New Age’

    Well, file this under ‘U’ for unexpected, unbelievable, and utterly awesome. One of our very, very favorite films from the last decade is, hands down, The Croods. What Dreamworks and team did was deliver something so inventive, so imaginative, and so darn fun, I can’t understand why it hasn’t captured more of an audience. We raved about it in 2013 (check out our glowing review here) and I’ve loved it every single time I’ve seen it since. And now we have a sequel!! There’s something so incredibly charming about this family dynamic (including the stellar cast who are all back for this sequel) set against the simply gorgeous pre-hysterial narrative…

  • Movies/Entertainment,  Trailers

    Sweet Trailer…Jimmy O. Yang in ‘The Opening Act’

    They say that laughter is the best medicine. And after this year, we’re gonna need a lot of it. So if your funny bone is need of some tickling, then check out The Opening Act. The latest from the RLJ Entertainment films follows Jimmy O. Yang (Silicon Valley) who dreams of being a stand-up comedian. It’s a long way to the top, and he’s got no shortage of hecklers and challenges along the way making him question how much he really wants it. Whether or not this is the Rocky of the stand-up comedy genre remains to be seen. But if having Vince Vaughn & Peter Billingsley on board as…

  • Composer Series,  Interviews,  Movies/Entertainment,  Podcast Interview

    Interview…Alexander Bornstein on Transformers and the Sounds of Cybertron

    Alexander Bornstein is an award-winning composer currently based in Los Angeles. His music can be currently heard in television, independent films, feature films, web series, and documentaries. Alexander has also been at the forefront of new multimedia platforms such as composing music for Doug Liman’s Invisible, one of the earliest series produced for virtual reality. Recent works include First to the Moon: The Journey of Apollo 8 and additional music for numerous TV series including The Boys and Lost in Space. He is currently scoring the upcoming Netflix Original Anime Series Transformers War for Cybertron Trilogy: Siege. Over the years, Alexander’s work has brought him through major music studios including…

  • Interviews,  Movies/Entertainment,  Podcast Interview

    Interview…Blockbuster Podcast Team Takes A Deep Dive Into Season 2 and James Cameron

    Over the years, one of the creatives we’ve been lucky enough to get to know is Matt Schrader. We first interviewed Matt back in 2016 while he was cooking up his first film – SCORE: A Film Music Documentary. This one-of-a-kind doc was quite the endeavor and Schrader made a lateral shift from his journalist background to take a big step into telling the story he wanted to tell. And, as score fans ourselves, we’re so glad he did! On the heels of that, and using the contacts made while filming the documentary, Schrader and team (which included Kenny Holmes and Robert Kraft) started SCORE: The Podcast to give composers…

  • Interviews,  Movies/Entertainment,  Podcast Interview

    Interview…Tuppence Middleton on Method Acting, Taking Chances and Trusting Your Gut

    In this severely pandemic-affected world, film fans can find solace and levity in films. And what a perfect time for a sweet-natured, feel-good comedy to come along. Now if you would’ve told me that I would fall head over heels for a film about, and I’m not kidding, a group of fishermen who sing shanties in their downtime, I’d have taken that bet. Well, blow me down, this is one cute film! Headlining Fisherman’s Friends, (the latest from Samuel Goldwyn Films), is British actress Tuppence Middleton. In the film, she plays James Purefoy’s daughter and the two have genuine (if commonplace) dynamic – him the protective father, her the young…