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Bleeding Fingers Stretches Its Grasp With ‘Planet Earth II’

24 August 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Bleeding Fingers Custom Music Shop cut its ribbon three years ago, partnering with Oscar winner Hans Zimmer to mass-produce scores for unscripted, reality, and documentary TV series that include “Survivor” and “Alaskan Bush People.” Its latest and biggest catch is BBC’s upcoming “Planet Earth II.”

The shop’s origins go back to 1982, when Russell Emanuel was working in the mailroom of London music library Bruton Music. He was invited to record an album of sound-alike songs, corresponding to such bands as Duran Duran, and while he spent the next 15 years in the rock world, steady royalty checks from that first album “kept rolling in.”

Entering the music library world, then, “seemed like a good way to get off the tour bus,” so Emanuel formed Extreme Music with a partner in 1997 — catering mostly fresh Edm music to such clients as the BBC and ITV. “Top Gear” was an early adopter. »

- Tim Greiving

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Mark Mothersbaugh to Score ‘Thor: Ragnarok’

22 August 2016 2:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Marvel Studios has had a music problem for nearly a decade now. Say what you will about Warner Bros.’ recent wave of DC movies (I’ve certainly said my fair share), but at least Hans Zimmer’s Man of Steel score is an instantly identifiable piece of music that captures its lead character. For all of their […]

The post Mark Mothersbaugh to Score ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ appeared first on /Film. »

- Jacob Hall

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‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Taps Composer Geoff Zanelli

16 August 2016 11:50 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Disney’s upcoming “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” will be the first film in the “Pirates” franchise not to feature composer Hans Zimmer. Yet the fifth entry will nonetheless stay within the same musical family, tapping Geoff Zanelli, one of Zimmer’s longtime protégés, to take over.

Zanelli’s composer credits include HBOs “The Pacific” and TNT’s “Into the West” (for which he won an Emmy), as well as “No Stranger Than Love,” “Mortdecai” and his breakout score for 2012’s “The Odd Life of Timothy Green.” As part of Zimmer’s Remote Control Productions, Zanelli composed themes for several of Zimmer’s previous “Pirates” scores, most notably “On Stranger Tides” in 2011.

“What Hans did for the ‘Pirates’ movies redefined the sound of the entire genre,” Zanelli says. “It has been very fulfilling to work alongside him and [producer] Jerry [Bruckheimer] on the past four films. ‘Dead Men »

- Andrew Barker

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John Debney on The Jungle Book and Mel Gibson's "stunning" Hacksaw Ridge

8 August 2016 8:36 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

John Debney conducting a live performance of his score for The Passion of the Christ.

In his long career as a composer, John Debney has written the scores for Hocus Pocus, Cutthroat Island, Liar Liar, I Know What You Did Last Summer, Elf, The Passion of the Christ, Sin City, Zathura and Iron Man 2. Most recently Debney has worked on The Jungle Book with Jon Favreau and Mel Gibson.s Hacksaw Ridge.

I know you.ve worked with Jon Favreau before, but in The Jungle Book you must have been writing the score with nothing but green screen as your guide. Does it make a difference to the process?

It certainly does. I think this was our fourth film together. It was wonderful but it was a challenge. All told it was two years of work, and at the very beginning it was green-screen and stick figures, as it were, »

- Harry Windsor

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The Little Prince Review

6 August 2016 10:40 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Netflix has only been in the feature film business for about a year, and yet the company has struck gold again, with its acquisition of the French animated film The Little Prince. The movie – based on the seminal 1943 novella by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry – was initially set for a theatrical release back in March, thanks to a distribution deal with Paramount. However, that plan was ultimately dropped for unknown reasons, and Netflix was able to scoop up what has since become the most successful French animated film in cinema history, due to its box office receipts from across the globe. Now it’s available on the streaming service, and viewers can check out the “Netflix original” from the comfort of their own homes.

Yet, with all the hubbub surrounding the film’s release, the question remains if director Mark Osborne (Kung Fu Panda) has crafted a movie worthy of the cherished source material, »

- Robert Yaniz Jr.

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Film Review: The Little Prince

4 August 2016 10:09 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

The famed prince in Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s story begins by showing you a drawing of an elephant inside a snake, which, to his chagrin, most adults see as the drawing of a hat. That is until the young prince meets The Aviator who “gets him” when he proclaims that the painting is obviously a serpent.

A new reinvention of the fabled classic, The Little Prince, may similarly divide audiences young and old between an invitation to imagine what lies beneath the surface and a more pedestrian, superficial tale. But at least this prince’s aviator, director Mark Osborne of Kung Fu Panda fame, demonstrates the same profound love for the story as the Aviator does for his Little Prince from the original fable.

In this re-imagining (it’s really a sequel, more on that later) we follow the stressful life of a young girl, Violet, as she is goaded »

- J Don Birnam

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Rising Horror Composer Spawns “Satanic” & “The Charnel House

4 August 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | Horror News | See recent Horror News news »

Todd Haberman, the rising composer that began his career studying under music magnate, Hans Zimmer, is taking over Hollywood one scream at a time. With multiple projects in the works including Satanic, and The Charnel House, the songsmith establishes himself as one of the hottest new talents in the horror genre. Satanic is the story of a group of college …

The post Rising Horror Composer Spawns “Satanic” & “The Charnel House first appeared on Hnn | Horrornews.net - Official News Site »

- Horrornews.net

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Batman: The Telltale Series – Episode 1: Realm Of Shadows Review

2 August 2016 12:01 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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When you play a game with the Batman moniker, there are certain expectations that come along with it. Batman: The Telltale Series – Episode 1: Realm of Shadows meets all of these, adding a few welcome surprises to boot. It really is the best of both worlds, however tired that phrase may be: while it isn’t afraid to shake up the Batman universe a bit, it also preserves the time-tested elements that make the franchise so adored by so many people. I’ll try to keep this review as spoiler-free as humanly possible, but even analyzing certain elements of the story on a surface level is bound to reveal some key information — so take that for what it is. You have been warned.

It’s hard to tell exactly where this Batman’s plot will »

- Jowi Meli

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Review: Batman v Superman the Ultimate Edition

18 July 2016 12:30 AM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

I remain astonished that the executives at DC Entertainment and parent company Warner Bros were surprised by the nearly uniform negative reaction to March’s Batman v Superman film. The film violated many of the key elements of good storytelling and showed a distinct dislike for the Man of Steel so the resulting experience felt oppressive, dark, and dislikable. Much of the blame is laid at director Zack Snyder’s feet since he edited the film in such a way as to emphasize the Dark Knight over Superman and never really addressed the questions he wisely raises in this sequel to his Man of Steel.

Out tomorrow is Batman v Superman the Ultimate Edition, a combo pack that has the theatrical cut available on DVD and Blu-ray with a second Blu-ray disc containing the three hour director’s cut.

The longer version earned an R rating for the extensive violence »

- Robert Greenberger

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Gal Gadot Is Ready For Battle In New Images From ‘Wonder Woman’

15 July 2016 6:19 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Ever since she walked on screen in “Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice” to the sounds of Junkie Xl and Hans Zimmer‘s overbearing music cue, “Is With You?,” fans have been fully convinced that Gal Gadot is going to be a great Wonder Woman. We’ll have to wait until next year’s film to see if […]

The post Gal Gadot Is Ready For Battle In New Images From ‘Wonder Woman’ appeared first on The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Why Paramount Didn’t Want ‘The Little Prince,’ and Netflix Thinks It Can Win An Oscar

12 July 2016 12:04 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Originally set for Paramount release March 18, Netflix will stream the animated movie August 5—and, Netflix tells Indiewire, they will open the movie day and date in theaters in advance of a full-scale Oscar campaign.

Adapted by top American animator Mark Osborne (“Kung Fu Panda”) from the 1943 French children’s classic by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (which has been translated into 260 languages and is still a staple on children’s bookshelves), “The Little Prince” premiered at Cannes 2015 to rave reviews.

Since then Osborne has attended 12 international premieres and the $80-million movie has grossed more than $100 million around the world. Designed from the start as an English-language film that would be dubbed for foreign countries, “The Little Prince” succeeded overseas, doing best in China ($25 million), Italy ($10.5 million) and France ($12 million), where it won the Cesar for Best Animated Feature.

Even so, just after the film opened in Canada on March 11, Paramount abruptly pulled it from theaters, »

- Anne Thompson

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Why Paramount Didn’t Want ‘The Little Prince,’ and Netflix Thinks It Can Win An Oscar

12 July 2016 12:04 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Originally set for Paramount release March 18, Netflix will stream the animated movie August 5—and, Netflix tells Indiewire, they will open the movie day and date in theaters in advance of a full-scale Oscar campaign.

Adapted by top American animator Mark Osborne (“Kung Fu Panda”) from the 1943 French children’s classic by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (which has been translated into 260 languages and is still a staple on children’s bookshelves), “The Little Prince” premiered at Cannes 2015 to rave reviews.

Since then Osborne has attended 12 international premieres and the $80-million movie has grossed more than $100 million around the world. Designed from the start as an English-language film that would be dubbed for foreign countries, “The Little Prince” succeeded overseas, doing best in China ($25 million), Italy ($10.5 million) and France ($12 million), where it won the Cesar for Best Animated Feature.

Even so, just after the film opened in Canada on March 11, Paramount abruptly pulled it from theaters, »

- Anne Thompson

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Amazon Prime Day Deals: 18 Great Films And Television Shows To Buy Right Now

12 July 2016 12:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Amazon Prime Day is here, and with it, a bevy of deals for your entertainment-loving heart. In order to plow through the massive list of deals being offered to Amazon Prime members — it is called Amazon Prime Day for a reason — we’ve narrowed down some of the many offerings for 18 tried and tested IndieWire favorites, spanning both film and television, available with some very special streaming deals today only. Take a look, and start saving now.

Edge of Tomorrow” ($0.99, 80% off)

In a summer full of lousy Hollywood fare, go back to 2014 and re-experience Doug Liman’s brilliant sci-fi romp. Written by master screenwriter Chris McQuarrie, “Edge of Tomorrow” pushes Tom Cruise to rock bottom and kills him off in the first 10 minutes. And then does it again, and again and a few dozen more times. Consider it a video game movie that doesn’t need video game source material to make it work, »

- Russell Goldman and Sarah Colvin

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Horror Highlights: Joker Suicide Squad Sixth Scale Figure, Exclusive Track from Satanic, Bed Of The Dead

9 July 2016 8:07 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Hitting the big screen on August 5th, Suicide Squad's Joker comes to life in a new sixth scale figure from Hot Toys and Sideshow. In addition to images and release details on the Toy Fair figure, we also have an exclusive audio excerpt from composer Todd Haberman's score for the horror film Satanic, as well as details on the Fantasia 2016 world premiere of Bed of the Dead.

Joker Sixth Scale Suicide Squad Figure: From Sideshow Collectibles: "Hahahaha...in DC Comics' upcoming blockbuster film, Suicide Squad, the new portrayal of the infamous The Joker has captured many fans attention since the character's first reveal! As a secret government agency recruits and imprison supervillians to execute dangerous black ops missions in exchange for clemency and saving the world from an unknown but powerful threat, fans are anxious to see the Joker's role in the epic summer hit!

Today Sideshow »

- Derek Anderson

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On this day in pop culture history: ‘The Lion King’ stepped into the sun

24 June 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

One of Disney’s greatest treasures has been with us for 22 years. It was on June 24, 1994 that The Lion King opened in theaters across the country. The tale of a Simba stepping into the light and into his father’s footsteps was an instant hit with both audiences and critics, and it earned four Oscar nominations for its breathtaking music, winning two of those — one for Hans Zimmer’s score and one for Elton John and Tim Rice-penned song “Can You Feel the Love Tonight.” The Lion King has remained one of Disney’s most celebrated and beloved films, and that was clear when its 3D re-release hit theaters in 2011, becoming a box office juggernaut as parents who were young upon the original release of the film towed their young ones to the theater for the treat of seeing the beauty of the animated savannah on the big screen again. »

- Emily Rome

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30 Things We Learned About the Justice League Movie

23 June 2016 1:25 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Tai Freligh with 30 things we learned about the Justice League movie…

News about Zack Snyder’s follow up to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice had been few and far between in terms of photos, logos, plot descriptions, etc.  Then late last week the news leaked that several reporters were heading to London to do a Justice League set visit.  It looked like they spent a full day on set and then flew back over this past weekend.  And that’s when the rumour that something big was going to drop on Tuesday started to circulate and grow and take on a life of its own.  It wasn’t until we started to see various entertainment news outlets start to confirm that big Justice League news was dropping on Tuesday morning at 6am Pt/9am Et/2pm UK time that we started to believe the hype.  We didn’t know what to expect. »

- Tai Freligh

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‘Justice League’ Set Report: How Zack Snyder is Attempting to Rescue a Franchise

21 June 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

And now, the big “Justice League” reveal you’ve been waiting for: The Flash is really into competitive ice dancing. Like, “very competitive ice dancing.”

Or at least that’s what Barry Allen (Ezra Miller) tells Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck). It’s his way of explaining why a college student owns a bright-red suit made from the same heat-resistant material as the space shuttle.

The scene was one shown to a small group of journalists last Friday at Leavesden Studios, outside London, where “Justice League” is in the middle of shooting. Director Zack Snyder had just wrapped for the week, and he wanted to show what he’d been working on. So he cued up a clip that had been assembled only the day before, where Bruce, aka the Batman, recruits Barry, not yet aka the Flash, to join what will become the Justice League.

It’s a matter of grave importance, »

- Sam Adams

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Hardware Review – Doom Edition Y-300Cpx Headset

2 June 2016 6:40 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Villordsutch reviews the Doom Edition Y-300Cpx Headset…

To celebrate the release of Doom from Bethesda and id Software Thrustmaster have issued two officially licensed headsets, the Y-350X – a totally new Xbox One/Windows headset, and a repainted release of their Y-300Cpx which is classed as their Universal model, covering all machines which includes the Mac, PC, PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and also the WiiU.  It’s this latter headset I’ve been lucky enough to review.

For the nearly two years now I’ve been playing with a Turtle Beach PC4, and although this has served its purpose – I can speak, I can hear – it hasn’t been the most comfortable piece of equipment to have perched on the side of your head, nor is it really that aesthetically pleasing to the eye.  So instantly when you open the box the first tick for the Doom »

- Villordsutch

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Examining Hollywood Remakes: Man of Steel

29 May 2016 8:49 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

 Since it’s Memorial Day, this seems like a good time to dissect the remake of the film about a (super) man who represents “truth, justice and the American way.” This week, Cinelinx looks at Man of Steel.

 He may not be quite as popular as Batman anymore, but there is no comic book superhero is who is more iconic and influential than Superman. He is one of the most well-known fictional characters world-wide (along with Sherlock Holmes, Tarzan and Dracula). Just as the introduction of the man of steel in 1938 began the super hero genre in comics, the debut of Superman: The Movie (1978) in theaters initiated the cinematic super hero genre.  It spawned 4 sequels (counting Superman Returns) and a spin-off (Supergirl). Years later, after numerous Marvel films had pulled in big wads of box office cash, Warner Brothers joined forced with Legendary Pictures to re-film the story of the last son of Krypton. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Rob Young)

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Thelma & Louise Part 1: Girls' Trip, Interrupted

22 May 2016 7:30 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

25th Anniversary Five-Part Mini Series Event 

Thelma & Louise

Directed by Ridley Scott

Written by Callie Khouri

Released by MGM on May 24th, 1991

Nominated for Six Oscars

To celebrate the anniversary of this bonafide girls gone wild classic from 1991, Team Experience is revisiting the picture, tag-team style all week long (like we did with Rebecca & Silence of the Lambs, y'all!).

While the film begins in Arkansas, we're taking an alternate route. Grabbing the keys to begin this road trip is our own dazzling female duo over in Los Angeles, Anne Marie and Margaret. - Editor

Pt 1 by Anne Marie and Margaret

Anne Marie: 00:01. Fade in on an opening credit sequence that pulls every single late 80s/early 90s cliche. Heat-baked street? Check. Twanging guitar? Check. Harmonica solo? Check.

Margaret: Based on this alone, I would definitely expect to be watching a serious action-drama about a lovable renegade cop

Anne Marie: I mean, »

- Margaret de Larios

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