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This Is Oasis

This Is Oasis

Could there possibly be a more entertaining band than haircut-obsessed Brit rockers Oasis? Putting aside, for a moment, the music, which is pretty darn great, there are the oversized personalities of the brothers Gallagher, Noel and Liam – cartoon characters who obsess over coiffing and interrupt each other constantly —  barely intelligible sentences heavily laced with cuss […]

Martin, Gervais Enjoy ‘Life On the Road’

Martin, Gervais Enjoy ‘Life On the Road’

  Coldplay frontman Chris Martin has teamed up with Ricky Gervais on a soundtrack for Life On the Road, a mockumentary featuring Gervais’ David Brent office manager from the British version of “The Office” in his journey to become a rock star. Martin, fresh off his comedy turn in a “Game of Thrones” musical spoof […]

Sanchez, ‘Birdman,’ Big World Soundtrack Winners

Sanchez, ‘Birdman,’ Big World Soundtrack Winners

Like a Phoenix, composer Antonio Sanchez arose from the ashes of thwarted Oscar dreams to emerge a double-winner at the World Soundtrack Awards for his highly original drum score for the film Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance). Sanchez won Best Original Film Score of the Year and Discovery of the Year 2015 at the 15th […]

‘Compton’ No. 1 Music Biopic

‘Compton’ No. 1 Music Biopic

Universal Pictures’ Straight Outta Compton has toppled 2005’s Walk the Line as the top-grossing music film of all time. The hip-hop drama today crossed the $120 million mark, and is expected to earn another $10-15 million this weekend, catapulting it past the Twentieth Century Fox’s Johnny Cash confessional, which had been the record-holder for a decade with a $119.5 million […]

‘Suicide Squad’ Trailer Music Hits High Note

‘Suicide Squad’ Trailer Music Hits High Note

Will the 2016 Warner Bros. release Suicide Squad become the first film to incorporate a song custom cut for a trailer into the actual feature film? If the studio has been paying any attention to the fans’ Internet response to the music created for the Comic-Con trailer, it just might! The cover version of the […]

2015 World Soundtrack Awards Nominees

2015 World Soundtrack Awards Nominees

Hans Zimmer, Alexandre Desplat and Johann Johannsson top the list of nominees in three key World Soundtrack Awards categories. High-profile names on the list of nominees announced by the World Soundtrack Academy today also include Patrick Doyle and John Legend. The first nominees announced will be competing in the categories for Film Composer of the Year, Best Original Score of the […]

New Welles Othello

New Welles Othello

Orson Welles’ original, full-length version of Othello finally makes it to the Lido. Celebrating the director’s centenary the 72nd Venice Film Festival  will screen a restored Italian version of the classic on September 1, along with Welles’ 1969 Shakespeare adaptation The Merchant of Venice. Othello took three years to make. Welles was to have premiered it at the Venice Film Festival […]