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  • Going Into Musical Overdrive With Sunset Overdrive's Composer Boris Salchow
    Going Into Musical Overdrive With Sunset Overdrive's Composer Boris Salchow
    Who exactly is Boris Salchow? He isn't a household name or a composer that most collectors or soundtrack fans would immediately think of or who's name would roll off the tip of their tongue. Boris is a composer who's been in the game...
  • 'Spy' red band trailer #1 overview and commentary
    'Spy' red band trailer #1 overview and commentary
    Trailer Watch is a first reaction viewing of the featured trailer (by me) where I give some light commentary and opinions on it. Trailers are a big deal, they are the first real impression a movie has on people and can have a huge impact on its...
  • Composer Craig Safan Celebrates The Last Starfighter & Warning Sign
    Composer Craig Safan Celebrates The Last Starfighter & Warning Sign
    A composers' career can go as far as a single or a few memorable themes or entire scores that they write. Those scores then become synonmous with that person and their legacy is built and treasured from that moment forward.Craig Safan was an...
  • Second annual 'Day of the Scream Queens' returns to Dark Delicacies in Burbank
    Second annual 'Day of the Scream Queens' returns to Dark Delicacies in Burbank
    If there's one thing horror film fans love, it's the scream queen. That one character in a movie that can amp up a scene with an ear-splitting yell that either signals their ultimate demise or the beginning of an epic attack on the film&...
  • Z for Zachariah pic1
    Sundance Review: Thematically-Rich, Engrossing 'Z for Zachariah'
    In 2012 Craig Zobel 's impressive but difficult to endure directorial debut Compliance looked with dim-colored glasses at the ways power can be used to control others. His follow-up, the sci-fi flavored Z for Zachariah also looks at authority,...
  • Alien Rising sci-fi thriller
    Alien Rising, Sci-Fi Thriller, released this week on DVD
    Dana Schroeder's new sci-fi thriller, "Alien Rising," was released this week. With a star-studded cast featuring genre favorite Lance Henriksen ("The Terminator," "Aliens"), Brian Krause ("Charmed," ...
  • Joe Franklin
    New York radio and television host Joe Franklin has died.
    Joe Franklin’s ideas in the talk show format for radio and variety show format for television have become standards. His love of vintage showbiz history was legendary. His popularity extended well beyond his New York base. Joe Franklin died...
  • 'The Poseidon Adventure': Classic disaster movie still sails
    'The Poseidon Adventure': Classic disaster movie still sails
    Repeated viewings of any classic flick add depth to the overall viewing experience. Fans of 'The Poseidon Adventure' know that this 1972 movie, which starred Gene Hackman 'Reverend Scott', Ernest Borgnine 'Rogo', Stella...
  • Slamdance 2015 Director Anna Germanidi
    Slamdance 2015: Democratic Filmmakers in Action in Park City
    Once called "Anarchy in Utah," Slamdance remains true to its roots 20 years later. As co-founder Peter Baxter and festival director Anna Germanidi pointed out during a recent phone interview, no one really knows what they are going to...
  • Paddington
    Movie review: 'Paddington'
    “Paddington” is an instant family classic. That’s not usually a term I believe in applying to a movie I just watched for the first time an hour ago, but it’s true. There’s a timelessness about the movie that is rare...
  • ‘Mortdecai’ mortifyingly banal
    ‘Mortdecai’ mortifyingly banal
    What happens when shyster art collector and dealer Lord Mortdecai finds himself with four days left to pay off all his debts or wind up losing all his possessions and his way of life? Add into this that at same time an art dealer is killed while...
  • Stunning acting, cinematography, special effects in movie with a classic story
    Movieguide uniqely nominates the best redemptive, family movies
    As of January 24, according to Mojo, daily records of box office receipts reveal that many 2014 redemptive and family movies have been in the top one hundred: 1. "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1," 2. "Guardians of the Galaxy,...
  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
    Oscar Contenders - Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
    If you put together talking apes, deadly viruses, good and evil humans, and Andy Serkis in a motion capture suit, you have Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Dawn picks up 10 years after Rise ended. The human race has been all but wiped out by the...
  • Cake (2014)
    In Theatres Now...Jan. 24, 2015
    It seems to be a movie-week for women, because three new films starring Jennifer Aniston, Julianne Moore and Jennifer Lopez, respectively, hit the big screen. Let’s look at these new movies as well as 13 others playing in theatres right now....
  • New Series: Legendary Scream Queens
    New Series: Legendary Scream Queens
    2015 will be an all new start for the New Orleans Horror Movie Examiner channel.A new start for the channel by doing a dedicated series to the legends of Scream Queens. The Fog, which has already been reviewed is a focal point for the series as it...