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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Reshoots Cause More Changes As Michael Giacchino Takes Over As Composer

15 September 2016 6:04 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

We've known for a while that John Williams wouldn't be providing the score for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, but it's fair to say that the majority of fans were pleased with the announcement that Alexandre Desplat (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Godzilla) would be working on the movie. Well, that's changed as he is no longer available due to reshoots altering the scoring calendar. Instead, Michael Giacchino will be taking over. He's obviously best known for his work on the Star Trek and Pixar movies, while his next movie is Marvel's Doctor Strange. Some might call this an upgrade, but you can't help but wonder if Disney and Tony Gilroy - who is rumoured to have helmed the reshoots and taken over the post-production process - may have forced Gareth Edwards to make the change.   Giacchino actually made a cameo appearance in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, »

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‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ Gets a New Composer

15 September 2016 4:40 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Disney has replaced original “Star Wars: Rogue One” composer Alexandre Desplat with “Star Trek Beyond” composer Michael Giacchino, an individual with knowledge of the project has told TheWrap. Desplat, who scored Gareth Edwards‘ previous movie “Godzilla,” was originally attached to compose the music for “Rogue One.” The musician won an Oscar for his score for Wes Anderson‘s “The Grand Budapest Hotel.” That year, his score for “The Imitation Game” was also nominated. The much-publicized reshoots on “Rogue One” were a factor, affecting the scoring calendar and Desplat’s availability. Also Read: Riz Ahmed Says 'Rogue One' Will Be »

- Umberto Gonzalez

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'Star Wars: Rogue One' Replaces Its Composer (Exclusive)

15 September 2016 4:10 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the first stand-alone movie in the Star Wars franchise, will be whistling a new tune. Michael Giacchino, the composer behind such films as the Star Trek reboot and Pixar movies ranging from The Incredibles to Inside Out, will score the upcoming pic, stepping in for Alexandre Desplat, who was originally slated to work on the movie. The recent reshoots are behind the switch, according to sources. Rogue One underwent extensive reshoots this summer that saw writer Tony Gilroy take on a filmmaker role during the shoot and the postproduction process as Disney and

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- Borys Kit

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New Video Outlines A Big Problem With The Marvel Films, And Why It Exists

12 September 2016 2:10 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

I've said this on multiple occasions: the Marvel Cinematic Universe is great, but their music leaves a lot to be desired. In many ways, the problem is counter-intuitive. These are big superhero flicks -- and these superheroes are practically begging for their themes to be big, bombastic, and memorable. Unfortunately, what we're left fails to leave a lasting impression.

The YouTube channel, Every Frame a Painting, which produces videos that analyze many different aspects of film, addressed this very issue. Interestingly enough, this problem in movie scores isn't just a Marvel problem, but a problem that permeates the entire industry.

Check out the video below and see why this issue exists.

I'll admit, I'm very biased. I call this a problem, when in reality, it's all a matter of perspective. As a movie junkie, a lot of my emotions are directly linked to the themes from the movies I watched »

- Joseph Medina

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Horror Highlights: New American Murder Song Ep, Voyeur, Q&A with Z Nation Composer Jason Gallagher

31 August 2016 10:05 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Details on American Murder Song‘s third Ep, The Reckoning, kicks off today’s Horror Highlights. Also: Jennifer Blanc-Biehn joins the cast of Voyeur and a Daily Dead Q&A with Z Nation composer Jason Gallagher.

American Murder Song’s The Reckoning Details: Press Release: “1816, The Year Without A Summer, was an infamous year. A natural disaster blew its vengeance over the American northeast until every damn thing was froze, and the ground became death. Trapped indoors, Mary Shelly penned her classic novel Frankenstein. Two hundred years later, cult film composers Terrance Zdunich (Repo! The Genetic Opera) and Saar Hendelman (The Devil’S Carnival franchise) are resurrecting that fateful year as the setting for a bitter new batch of murder ballads. Prepare thyself for American Murder Song’s third extended play album, III. The Reckoning.

On American Murder Song’s first Ep, I. Dawn, Terrance and Saar led listeners through »

- Tamika Jones

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Key lessons learned from this summer’s blockbuster movies

24 August 2016 8:40 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Matt Edwards Aug 30, 2016

From Captain America: Civil War through to Ghostbusters, what did we learn from summer blockbuster season 2016?

If it wasn’t for summer blockbuster season it would be a nightmare for Den of Geek to maintain our chic pale complexions. We’ve seen so many films this summer that we look like porcelain dolls (the shine comes from popcorn grease).

It was never our intention to learn anything other than imperative information about Jason Bourne’s backstory. None the less, 2016 had proven to be such an interesting year for cinema that we couldn’t help but be struck by the following observations.

A quick note before we dig in. We’re counting summer blockbuster season as March to the end of August. We know that’s not how seasons work, but that feels like a tidy set of dates to use to capture the films that are part of the mid-year blockbuster flurry. »

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Devo's Mark Mothersbaugh Will Score the Thor: Ragnarok Soundtrack

22 August 2016 5:32 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

I think we can all agree, that while we may love Chris Hemsworth as Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, his solo adventures have left a little something to be desired. That being said, Thor: Ragnarok is shaping up to be something very interesting, and potentially special. Things just got even more interesting, as Marvel Studios has tapped Devo co-founder Mark Mothersbaugh to compose the original score for Thor's third solo outing.

Entertainment Weekly confirmed the news that Mothersbaugh will be joining the project, which was originally reported by The Wrap. The studio has yet to make the announcement official. Many may feel that he is a peculiar choice to put together the music for Thor: Ragnarok, but Mothersbaugh has actually had a very impressive career outside of writing 80s hits like "Whip It" and "Uncontrollable Urge." He has nearly 200 composing credits to his name, dating back to the late 1980s. »

- MovieWeb

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Trailer for Doc 'The Giant's Dream' on the Making of 'The Iron Giant'

9 August 2016 7:01 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Warner Bros is going all-out with the release of the Signature Edition of The Iron Giant on Blu-ray this fall. One of the Special Features included is this documentary - called The Giant's Dream, a comprehensive look at the Making of Brad Bird's animated classic The Iron Giant, which first hit theaters in 1999. This is directed by Anthony Giacchino, brother of composer Michael Giacchino, who has been making docs for years. It seems like much more than some 20 minute extra, diving deep into the production and process of creating this beloved animated film. They have tons of behind-the-scenes footage of Brad Bird riling up everyone trying to pull off something unique. But it ends on such an ominous note - "what could go wrong?" Here's the first teaser trailer for Anthony Giacchino's doc The Giant's Dream, on Vimeo (via SlashFilm): The Giant's Dream - An all new »

- Alex Billington

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Doctor Strange: Test Audiences Love Benedict Cumberbatch, Director Scott Derrickson Says

27 July 2016 2:45 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

There isn't really a film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that I dislike. Sure, the Thor films aren't my favorites, and Iron MAN2 could have been better, but I don't outright dislike them. As far as the upcoming McU films are concerned, Marvel's Doctor Strange is one I have no real expectations for. I never read the comics, so I don't know what to expect; which means I'll be going into it with no opinion on how it "should" be.

At this year's Comic Con in San Diego Scott Derrickson, director of Marvel's Doctor Strange, spoke to Collider about his upcoming film and how its star Benedict Cumberbatch has been "wowing" test audiences with is portrayal of the Sorceror Supreme. Derrickson also talks about the film's running time and Oscar winner Michael Giacchino's score.

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What do you think? Are you psyched for Doctor Strange?

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- Philip Sticco

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Marvel Studios Countdown: Everything You Need to Know About Marvel Movies at Sdcc

26 July 2016 9:30 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

News from Marvel’s panel in San Diego was hitting the internet faster than we could hit refresh. We got you covered on the television side, and now in one handy-dandy post is the rest - all of the movie news, casting, and announcements that Marvel dropped last week. Hopefully, this will keep you daydreaming until Marvel’s next big bombshells. Marvel Studios Has All New Fanfare! Instead of playing up the brand name alone, Marvel has tinkered with their studio intro credit to focus on their characters. The original fanfare, composed by Brian Tyler, has been replaced by a new composition from Michael Giacchino (Star Trek, Up). While the new intro works fine, the long-running one focused on the rustling flips of comic book pages and glimpses of comics that reminded...

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- John Gholson

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Movie Score Review – Star Trek Beyond (2016)

25 July 2016 9:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Tony Black reviews the Star Trek Beyond score…

If there is one composer who in the last decade has truly risen to be one of the greats in cinema, it’s Michael Giacchino, and his scores for the J.J. Abrams spearheaded Star Trek reboot series have been among his glittering achievements. He managed to blend for the first 2009 movie a soaring mesh of Alexander Courage’s classic original 1960’s TV theme with a rip roaring adventure sensibility, while in the 2013 sequel he added dark, melancholic and sinister details within the tapestry to deliver a score in many respects better than the movie itself. Star Trek Beyond, his third orchestral work in the series, is a lighter and brighter score to reflect Justin Lin’s lighter & brighter picture; a bravura mixture of themes he’s been weaving since the first reboot film, fused with a brace of exciting action beats and »

- Tony Black

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Sdcc: Marvel Studios unveils new logo and opening fanfare

24 July 2016 3:58 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With Warner Bros. delivering an exciting DC panel at Comic-Con yesterday featuring trailers for Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman and Justice League, Marvel Studios has to pull of something pretty spectacular in Hall H last night.

Sure enough they delivered, showcasing Black Panther, Doctor Strange, Thor: Ragnarok, Spider-Man: Homecoming and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, as well as confirming Brie Larson’s casting in Captain Marvel.

However, they did have one other reveal, debuting the new Marvel Studios logo seen above, as well as a new opening fanfare complete with music from composer Michael Giacchino; check it out here…

See Also: Follow all of our Comic-Con coverage here

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- Gary Collinson

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Marvel Studios Gets A New Logo

24 July 2016 2:03 AM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

In amongst all the big reveals during Marvel Studio’s Comic-Con Panel, the super hero movie giant dropped a spiffy new logo and an awesome new opening to get your blood pumping every time you sit down to watch an upcoming installment of the McU, complete with a rousing fanfare by Michael Giacchino. Check it out below. Check out the new Marvel Studios logo that just debuted at #Sdcc in Hall H!https://t.co/xUX0WTvCyB — Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) July 24, 2016 »

- noreply@blogger.com (Tom White)

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Star Trek Beyond Has Some Badass Songs on Its Soundtrack

22 July 2016 5:31 PM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

The music of Star Trek Beyond is kickass - fitting, since it features a badass heroine and a gnarly villain played by Idris Elba. While most of the soundtrack is a score by composer Michael Giacchino, the movie uses a handful of excellent songs that punctuate the characters and a radical space scene, plus Rihanna's gorgeous new single. If you're like Jaylah and wondering what those great "oldies" were, check out the songs that make an impact in the new Star Trek movie. »

- Shannon Vestal Robson

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Music That Takes Us Beyond: A Guide to the Star Trek Movie Soundtracks

22 July 2016 4:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

To mark composer Michael Giacchino’s triumphant return with Star Trek Beyond, Sean Wilson explores the extraordinarily rich legacy of music from the Star Trek movies…

From being initially written off on the basis of the underwhelming trailers to its emergence as a funny, fast-paced and fan-pleasing summer blockbuster, Star Trek Beyond has according to most critics done a bang up job of both honouring and continuing the classic franchise on the eve of its 50th anniversary.

Key to its impact is yet another rousingly adventurous and rich score from Michael Giacchino, whose return to the Trek realm for the third time was launched with a spectacular live concert performance at the movie’s premiere in Los Angeles. But then music has always been one of the most important and powerful weapons in the Star Trek arsenal, several of Hollywood’s most legendary composers having beamed us into the unknown. »

- Sean Wilson

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Listen To Michael Giacchino’s Star Trek Beyond Soundtrack Plus Comic-Con Photos

21 July 2016 1:24 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

(Photo: Alex J. Berliner/ABImages)

Check out images and video from the premiere of Star Trek Beyond at San Diego Comic-Con.

The premiere featured the first ever outdoor IMAX screening as well as Academy Award®-Winning Composer Michael Giacchino’s thrilling film score performed live-to picture by the San Diego Symphony Orchestra.

(L-r) Actors Chris Pine, John Cho, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, Zachary Qunito, Justin Lin, Zoe Saldana, Sofia Boutella and J.J. Abrams pose together at the world premiere of the Paramount Pictures title “Star Trek Beyond” at Embarcadero Marina Park South on July 20, 2016 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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Actor Idris Elba attends the world premiere of the Paramount Pictures title .Star Trek Beyond. at Embarcadero Marina Park South on July 20, 2016 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images)

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- Michelle McCue

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“Star Trek Beyond” is a rare success for the 2016 summer movie season

21 July 2016 12:19 PM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

It hasn’t been a particularly great summer movie season, I think we can all agree with that sentiment. Outside of a small handful of releases, it has been one disappointment after the next. This week, however, things pick up with the emergence of Star Trek Beyond, a sequel that not only manages to improve on what came before it, but really fits in with the entire franchise so far to date. It was very impressive what this film does, without ever really calling attention to itself. I suspect it’s going to be a pretty big hit, and rightly so, as it’s a high quality effort. The sequel picks up a while after the events of Star Trek into Darkness (itself taking place a bit after Star Trek). The crew of the Enterprise, led by Captain James T. Kirk (Chris Pine), is in the middle of a five »

- Joey Magidson

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Steven Spielberg and Laura Dern Join Motion Picture Academy Board of Governors, Elected Under New Rules

18 July 2016 12:21 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Thanks to new rules, this year’s Academy Board of Governors race was more intense than usual. The Academy’s 17 branches each has three governors on the board; they can serve three consecutive three-year terms. One seat is up for reelection every year. The Board of Governors actually runs the show at the Academy, determining the strategy and mission, and keeping tabs on its financial health.

(The full list of Governors is here.)

This year, the race was opened up to allow any of the 6200-plus Academy members to run for the board. Before, the membership voted for 50% of a nominating committee that selected candidates to present to the Board. This yielded the same favorites over and over again.

Now, members of each branch can pick their own contenders. Academy CEO Dawn Hudson clearly sees the benefit of a more diverse board of Governors. In an email to members announcing »

- Anne Thompson

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Steven Spielberg and Laura Dern Join Motion Picture Academy Board of Governors, Elected Under New Rules

18 July 2016 12:21 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Thanks to new rules, this year’s Academy Board of Governors race was more intense than usual. The Academy’s 17 branches each has three governors on the board; they can serve three consecutive three-year terms. One seat is up for reelection every year. The Board of Governors actually runs the show at the Academy, determining the strategy and mission, and keeping tabs on its financial health.

(The full list of Governors is here.)

This year, the race was opened up to allow any of the 6200-plus Academy members to run for the board. Before, the membership voted for 50% of a nominating committee that selected candidates to present to the Board. This yielded the same favorites over and over again.

Now, members of each branch can pick their own contenders. Academy CEO Dawn Hudson clearly sees the benefit of a more diverse board of Governors. In an email to members announcing »

- Anne Thompson

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Review: 'Star Trek Beyond' is a terrific 50th anniversary salute to the series appeal

16 July 2016 9:15 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Star Trek Beyond is, for lack of a better description, the goods. When I walked out of the Jj Abrams reboot in 2009, I was giddy about the potential for the series. I thought they did a terrific job casting the film, and by the time the movie ended, they were set to head out into space on their five year mission, seeking out, boldly going, and it felt like they had wiped the slate clean as storytellers so they weren’t beholden to anything anymore other than the characters. That’s what made Star Trek Into Darkness so confounding. I think there’s great energy to the filmmaking, which I liked when I first saw it, but I’ve never seen a movie more tied in knots to try to trick an audience, and for so little payoff. The moment they decided to make a movie that hinged on Khan as a villain, »

- Drew McWeeny

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