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Galaxy Studios secures Richard Elfman deal

16 May 2015 10:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Wilfried Van Baelen’s Belgium-based, post-production outfit, Galaxy Studios has finalised a three-film deal with filmmaker Richard Elfman (Modern Vampires).

The deal will see Elfman working with Van Baelen’s Auro Technologies, using new immersive sound format Auro-3D on all three of the films.

Richard Elfman’s first film under the Galaxy/Auro-3D deal will be a sequel to his 1980 cult hit, the musical/fantasy Forbidden Zone.

Composer Danny Elfman and actress Jenna Elfman are both attached to Forbidden Zone 2, with further names soon to be announced.

The Auro-3D format is currently on display at the Cannes Film Festival in an Auro-3D theatre specially constructed next to the Auro offices and lounge on the Hotel Majestic Plage.

“As Forbidden Zone 2 is wall-to-wall music - to be released along with a video game - Auro-3D’s immersive sound will really knock the ball out of the park,” said Elfman »

- geoffrey@macnab.demon.co.uk (Geoffrey Macnab)

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25 underrated 1990s movie soundtracks

28 April 2015 3:02 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From Muppet Treasure Island to Speed, we take a look at the 90s soundtracks that deserve another listen...

Ah, the 1990s. The decade that brought us The Lion King. Titanic. Quentin Tarantino. That wordless bathroom scene in Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet. Angelo Badalamenti's Twin Peaks. Duel of the Fates from Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. In the Mood for Love.

It was a good 10 years for film music, no doubt.

But scratch the surface of 1991 through 1999 and there are tons of good scores ready to spring a surprise on your ears. Some were attached to sorely underrated movies, others were overshadowed by wildly successful ones, and some have simply been forgotten in the passage of time.

Here, in no particular order, are the top 25 underappreciated film soundtracks from the 1990s.

1. Chaplin - John Barry

Okay, let's start with a big one. Richard Attenborough. Robert Downey Jr. John Barry. »

- simonbrew

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Win A Copy of Fifty Shades Of Grey – Includes Exclusive Tease of Fifty Shades Darker

24 April 2015 5:33 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

On Thursday, Universal Pictures announced the sequel release dates to Fifty Shades Of GreyFifty Shades Darker‬ will be released on February 10, 2017 and ‪‎Fifty Shades Freed‬ will bow on February 9, 2018.

To celebrate the official announcement, Wamg is giving away copies of the film.

Fifty Shades Of Grey, the global phenomenon that grossed more than $500 million globally, comes to Digital HD Friday, May 1, 2015 and Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand Friday, May 8, 2015 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

Based on E. L. James’ best-selling novel, the Blu-ray and Digital HD include an exclusive unrated version that features a never-before-seen alternate ending along with almost two hours of all-new bonus features that go behind the scenes of this year’s hottest romance.

Shy and unassuming literature student Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) finds her life forever altered when she interviews the enigmatic Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) and is dazzled by the charismatic entrepreneur and his high-flying lifestyle. »

- Movie Geeks

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Film Review: ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

21 April 2015 2:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Three years after saving New York from an alien apocalypse, Marvel’s superhero all-stars once again find the weight of the world — or, at least, an airborne chunk of Eastern Europe — thrust upon their mighty shoulders in “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” a super-sized spandex soap opera that’s heavy on catastrophic action but surprisingly light on its feet, and rich in the human-scale emotion that can cut even a raging Hulk down to size. Having gotten over the hump of assembling his six main characters in 2012’s “The Avengers,” returning writer-director Joss Whedon brings a looser, more inventive and stylish touch to this skillful follow-up, which finds our now S.H.I.E.L.D.-less defenders facing off against a man-made enemy more dangerous than any alien life form. Jump-starting the summer movie season on May 1, “Age” may well cool its heels in theaters until the dog days of August, »

- Scott Foundas

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Midnight Run (1988) Blu-ray Review

20 April 2015 4:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Martin Brest

Starring: Robert De Niro, Charles Grodin, Yaphet Kotto, John Ashton, Joe Pantoliano, Dennis Farina

Cert: 18

Running Time: 126 mins

Bonus Features: New interviews with Charles Grodin, John Ashton, Joe Pantoliano, George Gallo (screenwriter) and Yaphet Kotto (audio only). ‘Making Of’ 1988 Featurette.

In 1988 Universal released Midnight Run, a high-profile action comedy. It contained several elements that were unusual for a film of its type. For starters, Robert De Niro was the lead. The idea of this brooding method actor playing it light was virtually unthinkable at the time, with Analyze This a decade away. He appeared alongside Charles Grodin, hardly a stellar name. The men improvised some of their dialogue. Danny Elfman delivered a score about as far removed from his usual style as it was possible to get. It found success at the box office, though perhaps it’s inevitable the result ended up as more of a cult offering, »

- Steve Palace

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Avengers: Age Of Ultron Soundtrack Digital Album Set For Release April 28 Physical CD Available May 19

16 April 2015 1:58 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Marvel Music and Hollywood Records will release the original motion picture digital soundtrack for Marvel’s Avengers: Age Of Ultron on April 28, 2015.

The physical CD will be available on May 19, 2015. The score features music by Brian Tyler (Marvel’s “Iron Man 3,” “Furious 7″) and Danny Elfman.

The Avengers return in Marvel’s Avengers: Age Of Ultron in theaters on May 1, 2015.

April 13: “Avengers: Age Of Ultron” cast and producers pose onstage during the world premiere of Marvel’s “Avengers: Age Of Ultron” at the Dolby Theatre on April 13, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney)

April 13: “Avengers: Age Of Ultron” cast and producers pose onstage during the world premiere of Marvel’s “Avengers: Age Of Ultron” at the Dolby Theatre on April 13, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney)

Brian Tyler has scored over 70 films and recently won Film Composer »

- Michelle McCue

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Avengers: Age Of Ultron Soundtrack Release Date & Track List Revealed

15 April 2015 1:15 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

  Marvel Music in collaboration with Hollywood Records has announced that the official motion picture soundtrack/score for Marvel's Avengers: Age Of Ultron will be available digitally April 28, followed by the release of a physical CD on May 19. The score features work from both Brian Tyler (Furious 7) and Danny Elfman (Spider-Man). Check out the full track list below: 1) Avengers: Age of Ultron Title 2) Heroes* 3) Rise Together 4) Breaking and Entering 5) It Begins* 6) Birth of Ultron 7) Ultron-Twins* 8) Hulkbuster 9) Can You Stop This Thing?* 10) Sacrifice 11) Farmhouse* 12) The Vault 13) The Mission 14) Seoul Searching 15) Inevitability-One Good Eye* 16) Ultron Wakes* 17) Vision 18) The Battle 19) Wish You Were Here 20) The Farm* 21) Darkest of Intentions 22) Fighting Back 23) Avengers Unite* 24) Keys to the Past 25) Uprising 26) Outlook 27) The Last One 28) Nothing Lasts Forever * indicates a track by Danny Elfman Marvel Studios presents “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark »

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It’s Showtime! Beetlejuice Midnights This Weekend at The Tivoli

5 April 2015 8:12 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“Let’s turn on the juice and see what shakes loose!”

Beetlejuice plays this weekend (April 10th and 11th) at the Tivoli as part of their Reel Late at the Tivoli Midnight series.

It’s showtime! The spring season of the Tivoli Theater’s ‘Reel Late at the Tivoli’ midnight series really kicks off this weekend (unless you count this past weekend’s Rocky Horror) with the 1988 favorite Beetlejuice

There’s never been a horror comedy like Tim BurtonBeetlejuice before or since. The film is a nugget of precise mayhem that never seems to get old. Tim Burton and Danny Elfman’s partnership is at or near its peak at this point in their careers, delivering a perfect blend of wildly original visuals and unusually appropriate musical cues, and they get plenty of extra help from the cast; Michael Keaton’s Beetlejuice (Burton originally wanted Sammy Davis Jr for the role! »

- Tom Stockman

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Fifty Shades Of Grey On Digital HD May 1 and Blu-ray, On Demand May 8

24 March 2015 6:12 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The story of a searing love affair between a naïve college student and a billionaire entrepreneur, Fifty Shades of Grey, will have women worldwide planning a special Friday night in when the provocative love story comes home for the first time.

Fans of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele will be able to have the ultimate at-home movie experience when Fifty Shades of Grey, the global phenomenon that grossed more than $500 million globally, comes to Digital HD Friday, May 1, 2015 and Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand Friday, May 8, 2015 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

Based on E. L. James’ best-selling novel, the Blu-ray and Digital HD include an exclusive unrated version that features a never-before-seen alternate ending along with almost two hours of all-new bonus features that go behind the scenes of this year’s hottest romance.

Shy and unassuming literature student Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) finds her life forever altered when she »

- Michelle McCue

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Marvel’S Avengers: Age Of Ultron Goes March Madness With Extended TV Spot

19 March 2015 10:09 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Before Marvel’S Avengers: Age Of Ultron hits cinemas in May, watch the brand new TV spot that debuted during March Madness.

The Avengers return to the big screen in Marvel’s Avengers: Age Of Ultron.

When Tony Stark jumpstarts a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as they battle to save the planet from destruction at the hands of the villainous Ultron.

Along the way, they confront two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Quicksilver/Pietro Maximoff and Scarlet Witch/Wanda Maximoff.

The cast includes Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Cobie Smulders, Stellan Skarsgård with James Spader and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury.

From director Joss Whedon, Marvel’S Avengers: Age Of Ultron »

- Michelle McCue

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Danny Elfman Reveals ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Involvement

16 March 2015 3:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Buried in the otherwise unremarkable Avengers: Age of Ultron poster unveiled last month was a surprising credit for Danny Elfman for providing “additional material.” The composer’s name got fans buzzing about the hows and whys of his involvement, with some speculating it had to do with Spider-Man‘s impending arrival within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Well, Elfman […]

The post Danny Elfman Reveals ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Involvement appeared first on /Film. »

- Angie Han

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Danny Elfman Says He's Working On A "Hybrid" Theme For 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron,' Plus New Poster

16 March 2015 9:15 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Last month, a new poster for "Avengers: Age Of Ultron" revealed that Danny Elfman was providing "additional material" to Brian Tyler's score. It was an interesting little nugget of info, but now the composer himself has detailed what exactly his work will be on Joss Whedon's upcoming sequel. "...I've contributed music to the new 'Avengers' movie. I took part of Alan Silvestri's theme on the original [movie], which I really liked, and I pulled it into it the new theme, which became kind of a hybrid. I really enjoyed that," he told 891 ABC Adelaide (via MovieWeb). So, keep your ears out for that. In the meantime, Ultron takes center stage in the latest poster for this Marvel movie. If he wasn't hellbent on destroying the superhero team, maybe he could be the first robot supermodel. 'Age Of Ultron' arrives on May 1st. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Danny Elfman to Rework 'Avengers' Theme for 'Age of Ultron'

13 March 2015 8:15 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Back in March 2014, we reported that Iron Man 3 and Thor: The Dark World composer Brian Tyler has been set to provide the score for the Marvel Phase Two sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron. Some fans may have been a bit disappointed, though, since that meant composer Alan Silvestri, who created the iconic Avengers theme in Marvel's The Avengers, wouldn't be back for the sequel. When Marvel unveiled the official poster last month, it was revealed that Danny Elfman was credited with creating "additional music" for the sequel, and during an interview with 891 ABC Adelaide, the composer revealed he is actually reworking Alan Silvestri's original Avengers theme. Here's what he had to say below.

"I was doing the same thing actually just last week because I've contributed music to the new Avengers movie. I took part of Alan Silvestri's theme on the original [movie], which I really liked, and »

- MovieWeb

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Composer Danny Elfman To Rework The Avengers Original Theme Into Age Of Ultron Score

13 March 2015 11:21 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

It's been known for quite some time now that Avengers: Age of Ultron will be scored by Brian Tyler (Iron Man 3 and Thor: The Dark World) instead of the original composer Alan Silvistri. However, it wasn't known until late last month that four-time Academy Award-nominated composer Danny Elfman (Batman and Spider-Man) will be "contributing additional music" to the hotly-anticipated Marvel sequel. Elfman recently spoke with 891 ABC Adelaide about re-imagining other people's scores which led to him discussing Age of Ultron. "I was doing the same thing actually just last week because I've contributed music to the new Avengers movie," revealed the composer. "I took part of Alan Silvestri's theme on the original [movie], which I really liked, and I pulled it into it new theme, which became kind of a hybrid. I really enjoyed that." So, despite new composers coming on board to score Avengers: Age of Ultron, it seems »

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We Made a Dynasty-Style Empire Credits Sequence

11 March 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

For all of Empire’s many assets — juicy story lines that move at hurricane speed, addictive original music, the force of nature that is Cookie Lyons — Fox’s overnight phenom sadly lacks one ingredient: a grand opening credit sequence (and theme song) that sets the stage for the awesomeness that is to come. Yes, technically, each episode does begin with a five-second musical sting and a flash of the Empire logo. But like too many broadcast-tv dramas today, Empire forgoes the once obligatory opening opus. There are none of the high-fives and hilarity that began every Beverly Hills, 90210; no absurdist animation set to Danny Elfman as with Desperate Housewives. Quite frankly, it’s just not right. So Vulture decided to do something about it. We asked video editor Louis Plamondon to imagine what an opening sequence for Empire might look like had the series existed in an era when every »

- Louis Plamondon,Josef Adalian

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Chris Hemsworth’s Thor And Avengers Celebrate Beating Ultron In SNL Skit

8 March 2015 11:22 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“But luckily, I’m Thoooooooor!!”

Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Iron Man (Taran Killam), Bruce Banner (Pete Davidson), Nick Fury (Jay Pharoah) and Captain America (Beck Bennett) celebrate defeating Ultron on live TV during SNL‘s hilarious sketch from Saturday night.

The Avengers return to the big screen in Marvel’s Avengers: Age Of Ultron.

When Tony Stark jumpstarts a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as they battle to save the planet from destruction at the hands of the villainous Ultron.

Along the way, they confront two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Quicksilver/Pietro Maximoff and Scarlet Witch/Wanda Maximoff.

The cast includes Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Cobie Smulders, Stellan Skarsgård »

- Michelle McCue

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The Week in Spandex – Avengers: Age of Ultron, Spider-Man, Daredevil, The Fantastic Four, X-Men, Batman v Superman, Aquaman, Suicide Squad, Supergirl and more

28 February 2015 5:14 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Avengers: Age of Ultron, Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, Ant-Man, Daredevil, Agent Carter, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Fantastic Four, X-Men: Apocalypse, X-Men vs. Fantastic Four, Wolverine, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Aquaman, Suicide Squad, Shazam, Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Gotham, Lucifer, Powers and more…

We’ll start this edition of The Week in Spandex off with 2015’s first – and easily most-anticipated – superhero movie of the year Avengers: Age of Ultron, and this week saw Marvel debuting a couple of new theatrical posters for the follow-up to 2012’s The Avengers, which confirmed that Anthony Mackie (Falcon) and Stellen Skarsgard (Erik Selvig) will both feature in the credits-bursting cast list, and Danny Elfman will also supply “additional music”. It’s also kicked off a series of new character posters which so far includes Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) [see here], The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo »

- Gary Collinson

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Rumour: Spider-Man could feature in Avengers: Age of Ultron

26 February 2015 4:32 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Well, that didn’t take long.

As soon as it was announced that Spider-Man had joined the ranks of the Marvel Cinematic Universe due to a cross-pollination deal between Sony and Marvel, speculation was abound that there would be rumours of an appearance of the wall crawler in Avengers: Age of Ultron.

As we said, it didn’t take long.

According to speculation from various websites, the poster for Avengers: Age of Ultron (which was released on Tuesday) reveals that Danny Elfman has provided “extra music” for the film. Now the speculation goes that Danny Elfman provided music for Ang Lee’s Hulk back in 2003, but more famously wrote the score for Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2 for Sony. Could this mean he has been hired to bring back his Spider-Man score for Avengers: Age of Ultron? Check out the poster below:

Of course, this is all rumour and speculation. »

- Luke Owen

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The Badass Way Marvel May Choose To Introduce Spider-Man

25 February 2015 2:03 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

When Marvel.s mega-movie, Avengers: Age of Ultron released a star-studded, robotic whirlwind of a new poster yesterday, it was noticed that the updated credits happened to be crammed full of newsworthy tidbits. In addition to confirming the presence of Anthony Mackie.s Falcon and others, it also lists composer, Danny Elfman as a musical contributor. While Elfman is a cinematic musical icon, his inclusion is especially noteworthy since he also happened to work on the music for Sam Raimi.s Spider-Man trilogy. Could this mean that the impending arrival of Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe might be set to some familiar tunes? ComicBook.com picked up on Danny Elfman.s name being included in the credit block of the new poster (noted for providing "Additional Music"), but the site also goes down a speculative, but nevertheless intriguing slippery slope of inductive reasoning, suggesting that Elfman.s involvement could »

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New Avengers: Age Of Ultron Poster Has All Kinds Of Interesting Credits

25 February 2015 12:33 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Marvel Studios

The credit block on a poster is important, giving recognition to the people who have worked hard to make the movie. Or at least some of the people – that epic scroll at the end of the movie is for almost everybody, and the poster is for the most important, or arguably, the ones with the best agents.

Some of the credits on the new poster for The Avengers: Age of Ultron are pretty special and worth a closer look. Moreso than the actual poster image, which is like a bad dream with weird perspective, focus and faux-lighting glitches creating all sorts of ugliness.

Perhaps the most interesting details in the credit block are amongst the most obvious. Listed as being in the cast are Anthony Mackie, Hayley Atwell, Idris Elba and Stellan Skarsgard. Before all of those – coming right after the core Avengers, in fact – is Don Cheadle. »

- Brendon Connelly

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