Interview…Steve Jablonsky on ‘Keanu’ and ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows’

If you’re a film fan and just now getting interested in film music, we’re going to let you in on a little secret. See the happy guy in the picture above? That is Steve Jablonsky. He works in Hollywood. He writes music, big music in fact, and he’s been at the forefront of high-octane films, […]

Ho-Hum Trailer…’Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows’

Yes, Dudes and Dudettes, major-league butt-kicking is back in town. The first trailer (and subsequent ones now that we think about it) for 2014’s Turtles didn’t give us the warm fuzzies. Worse than that, the trailers were actually better than the film and the plot. The only redeeming elements were Brian Tyler’s awesome score and […]

Sweet Trailer…’13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi’

If there’s one filmmaker who makes the films that he wants to see, regardless of what the critics say, it’s got to be Michael Bay. A bit of a change from his standard overblown (emphasis on both over and blown) blockbuster fare, 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi is a slightly more sophisticated Bay […]

Interview…Film Composer Steve Jablonsky On Collaboration and the New Sound of Transformers

Fresh off the plane from London, film composer Steve Jablonsky is just starting to wind down from his last project. And why wouldn’t he? Working on Transformers: Age of Extinction (which came out just four weeks ago and will very soon be the first movie of 2014 to reach the $1 billion mark) over the last […]

Sweet (Teaser) Trailer…’Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’

After suffering months of speculation, less than comforting set shots (with all actors donning CG tracking outfits), a very questionable casting choice and finally a director who draws more criticism than praise, die-hard Turtle fans finally have our first look at the world of the re-imagined Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Oh, did we mention that this […]

Sweet Trailer…’Transformers: Age of Extinction’

Michael Bay can’t get enough of the Transformers universe and regardless of the cohesiveness of the story he just loves those autonomous robots. He also knows how to stage kick-ass action and as such he’s jumped back in the sandbox to play, only this time he brought his big boy toys. No Sam Witwicky, no […]

Exclusive: Interview (Part III)…Film Composer Steve Jablonsky on Experimentation and Career Experiences

We’ve come to the final post, Part III of the 90 minute interview we had with the incomparable Steve Jablonsky. Hitting on a number of topics we got a deeper look into his process and Steve offers even more personal experiences and insight into his phenomenal scores. If you’re just joining us, check out Part […]

Exclusive: Interview (Part II)…Steve Jablonsky’s Big Break, His Process, and Living In Michael Bay’s World

In Part I of our interview with film composer Steve Jablonsky we talked about his recent score for Ender’s Game. A major player in the word of film music Jablonsky has made a name for himself contributing to and fully scoring some of the most successful blockbusters in the last decade. Working with the likes […]

Exclusive: Interview (Part I)…’Ender’s Game’ Composer Steve Jablonsky

For more than a decade Steve Jablonsky has been composing riveting scores for some of Hollywood’s most bombastic blockbuster films. From the Japanese anime Steamboy (directed by legendary filmmaker Katsuhiro Otomo), to Michael Bay’s The Island and Transformers series to scoring no less than 4 feature films in 2013 alone, Jablonsky’s epic sounds have become a staple in […]

G-S-T Review…Pain & Gain

What does Michael Bay unhinged look like on celluloid? That’s not a question most of us really need answered; eighteen years spent making glossy, lunkheaded action films, blockbusters based on toy lines, and useless horror remakes speak volumes on the subject of Bay’s auteurdom. But maybe the Transformers mastermind has been done an injustice. Maybe, beneath […]