Film

‘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 […]

James Horner’s ‘Magnificent’ Legacy

James Horner’s ‘Magnificent’ Legacy

Following James Horner’s tragic and untimely death in a plane crash on June 22, it was believed his last contributions onscreen would be Antoine Fuqua’s boxing drama Southpaw, released in July, and Patricia Riggen’s Chilean miner drama The 33, due in November.  But recently, it came to light that Horner had also been working on Fuqua’s […]

Morricone at bat for Tarantino

Morricone at bat for Tarantino

Finally, after numerous flirtations and a tiff, Italian composer Ennio Morricone will officially team with director Quentin Tarantino, signing on for The Hateful Eight. The  marks Morricone’s return to the Western — the genre that made him famous — in 40 years. The five-time Oscar winner’s haunting and hynotic scores vaulted him to international prominence  […]