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Review: Schwarzenegger leads a rowdy ensemble in the crazy sleazy action film 'Sabotage'

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Review: Schwarzenegger leads a rowdy ensemble in the crazy sleazy action film 'Sabotage'
From the moment "Sabotage" begins, it's obvious that David Ayer has something nasty in mind, but it's only once you've settled in and spent some time with it that the truly sleazy heart of "Sabotage" becomes clear. This is a movie set in a world where everyone is a giant piece of garbage, and even the ostensible hero of the movie is a horrible person, corrupt and broken and incapable of recognizing justice, much less dispensing it. Ayer took a Skip Woods action script and turned it into something more distasteful, and I mean that with all due affection. This feels like the '80s action films where established icons suddenly showed up in these genuinely dirty movies, graphic simply for the sake of being graphic. "10 To Midnight" and "Tightrope" are two films that immediately jumped to mind when I saw this, or Stallone's "Nighthawks" or "Cobra." In this, Schwarzenegger stars as John Wharton,
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Laff 2013: 10 Things We Learned About Composing From Atticus Ross, Brian Tyler, and David Sardy

One of the staples of the Los Angeles Film Festival is the festival’s Coffee Talk series which bring together top names in the industry to discuss their craft and offer inside insights on what it is like to be a working director, screenwriter, actor, or composer. This year’s “Coffee Talks: Composers” panel featured The Social Network and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo composer, Atticus Ross, John Dies at the End and Iron Man 3 composer, Brian Tyler, and Zombieland and End of Watch composer, David Sardy. It was an interesting panel with Tyler and Sardy sharing the experience of composing for big budget films while Ross had avoided some of those studio pressures to pave his own way through the industry. All three have different backgrounds with Ross coming from a band member’s perspective, Sardy a music producer’s perspective, and Tyler from an indie film into big blockbuster perspective, making
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104 Scores in the Race for Best Original Score at the Oscars

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The Oscars are a little over two months away, and with so many fantastic films released throughout this year, the anticipation surrounding the announcement of the nominations next month is running on high.

So far, we’ve had the shortlists for the Best Animated Feature, the Best Visual Effects, and the Best Documentary categories.

Now the Academy has announced the list of 104 films that are eligible in the Best Original Score category, and it’s going to be very interesting to see what makes the final cut come nominations time next month.

I think Hans Zimmer’s score for The Dark Knight Rises is, hopefully, a lock, because it is amazing. I also loved James Horner’s score for The Amazing Spider-Man, but can’t decide whether or not I think it will earn a nomination.

Alexandre Desplat has three films in the running this year, with Argo, Rise of the Guardians,
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A. R. Rahman in Oscar race once again

A. R. Rahman in Oscar race once again
Indian composer A.R. Rahman is in the Oscar race once again for the original score at the 85thAcademy Awards. His composition for the film “”People Like Us” has found place in the long list of 104 composers vying for the nominations.

Rahman composed for the Alex Kurtzman directed “People Like Us” starring Chris Pine, Elizabeth Banks, Olivia Wilde, Jon Favreau and Michelle Pfeiffer.

Rahman won two Academy Awards for Best Original Music Score and Best Original Song at the 81st Academy Awards in 2009 for “Slumdog Millionaire”.

104 scores from eligible feature-length motion pictures released in 2012 are in contention for nominations in the Original Score category.

The 85th Academy Awards nominations will be announced on Thursday, January 10, 2013.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on February 24, 2013. The eligible scores along with their composers are listed below in alphabetical order by film title:

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter,” Henry Jackman, composer “After the Wizard,
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Lincoln, The Dark Knight Rises, Cloud Atlas Among 104 Scores To Advance In 2012 Oscar Race For Best Score

One hundred four scores from eligible feature-length motion pictures released in 2012 are in contention for nominations in the Original Score category for the 85th Academy Awards, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today. As noted by various online Oscar pundits, most noticeably missing is Moonrise Kingdom. A Reminder List of works submitted in the Original Score category will be made available with a nominations ballot to all members of the Music Branch, who shall vote in the order of their preference for not more than five achievements. The five achievements receiving the highest number of votes will become the nominations for final voting for the award. Click Here for the complete rules.

In February, Ludovic Bource won the Oscar for Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Score) for The Artist at the 84th Academy Awards.

The eligible scores along with their composers are listed below
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Some Thoughts on the 104 Original Scores Competing for 2013 Oscar Nominations

As far as I'm concerned, the two most memorable scores of the year belong to Cloud Atlas and Beasts of the Southern Wild. That said, I made an egregious and unforgivable mistake when filling out my Critics' Choice nominations and forgot to include not one of them, but Both of them! Shame. I feel it. Now I have to hope my fellow Bfca members came through where I failed. However, we will discuss Critics' Choice nominations more on the upcoming episodes of the RopeofSilicon podcast, for now we're talking Oscar as the Academy has released a complete list of all 104 original scores competing for Best Original Score at the 2013 Oscars. I have not yet posted my predictions for Best Original Score and while I am making a fuss above concerning Cloud Atlas and Beasts of the Southern Wild, I think both of those stand a very strong chance at a nomination this year.
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104 Original Scores In 2012 Oscar® Race

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One hundred four scores from eligible feature-length motion pictures released in 2012 are in contention for nominations in the Original Score category for the 85th Academy Awards®, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today. The eligible scores along with their composers are listed below in alphabetical order by film title: “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter,” Henry Jackman, composer “After the Wizard,” Stephen Main, composer “Alex Cross,” John Debney and Sebastian Morton, composers “The Amazing Spider-Man,” James Horner, composer “Anna Karenina,” Dario Marianelli, composer “Argo,” Alexandre Desplat, composer “Battleship,” Steve Jablonsky, composer “The Bay,” Marcelo Zarvos, composer “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” Dan Romer and Benh Zeitlin, composers “Being Flynn,” Damon Gough, composer “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” Thomas Newman, composer “Big Miracle,” Cliff Eidelman, composer “Booker’s Place: A Mississippi Story,” David Cieri, composer “Brave,” Patrick Doyle, composer “Brooklyn Castle,” B. Satz, composer “Chasing Ice,” J. Ralph, composer “Chasing Mavericks,
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'End Of Watch' Soundtrack Features Public Enemy, The Delfonics & Bonus Cut From Josh Homme

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Released on September 18th, we're a little bit behind the eight ball on "The End Of Watch" soundtrack. However, thanks to LoudWire, we've come across an additional extra musical tidbit which is arguably more interesting than the original release. While the soundtrack disc itself features an original score composed by David Sardy ("Zombieland," "21"), a classic track from Public Enemy ("Harder Than You Think")  and cuts by the Latin Rascals and The Delfonics, the iTunes release features an extra original new song from Queens of The Stone Age Frontman Josh Homme.  Titled, "Nobody To Love" and also featuring Sardy, the cut is apparently heard in the film's final credits (and you can listen to it below) and was released in low-key form on iTunes only. As you likely already know, "End Of Watch" was directed by David Ayer and stars Jake GyllenhaalMichael PenaAnna...
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Nick Cave, Mark Lanegan, Emmylou Harris, Velvet Underground Covers & More: All The Music Featured In 'Lawless'

Perhaps consider this a bit of a spoiler post, at least musically. So if you want to go in blind to John Hillcoat's prohibition drama "Lawless," we suggest you divert your eyes now. For the rest of you still with us, man, the soundtrack to "Lawless" is just one more reason to get excited for the film which lands on August 29th. By now you know it boasts an incredible cast including Tom Hardy, Jessica Chastain, Guy Pearce, Mia Wasikowska, Gary Oldman, Shia Labeouf and Jason Clarke. You also know that the score was written by longtime Hillcoat collaborators Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, who wrote the haunting scores for "The Proposition," "The Road" and "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford" (the multi-hyphenate Cave, an author, also wrote the "Lawless" screenplay).

What we didn't know was that their musical contributions to the film would be
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Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance Site Launches With Goodies

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Columbia Pictures has launched the official site for Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor's Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, opening in 3D and 2D theaters on February 17 and starring Nicolas Cage, Fergus Riordan, Ciaran Hinds, Violante Placido, Idris Elba and Johnny Whitworth.

The new site gives you a look at the storyline, the cast & filmmakers, a gallery of photos from the film, downloads such as animated GIFs, wallpapers, icons and Twitter skins, as well as videos. The site also features samples of the score by David Sardy.

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Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance Official Site Launched

Columbia Pictures has launched the official site for Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor's Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance , opening in 3D and 2D theaters on February 17 and starring Nicolas Cage, Fergus Riordan, Ciaran Hinds, Violante Placido, Idris Elba and Johnny Whitworth. The new site gives you a look at the storyline, the cast & filmmakers, a gallery of photos from the film, downloads such as animated GIFs, wallpapers, icons and Twitter skins, as well as videos. The site also features samples of the score by David Sardy. Click the image below to view the site!
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Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds soars to the top of the U.K. charts

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds soared to the No. 1 spot in the U.K. with 122,000 copies sold in the first week of release. The album was released in Europe on October 18th and is already ranking among the highest selling debuts of 2011. The album will hit the U.S. on November 8th on the Mash/Mercury Records label and the band will follow the release with their network television debut on The Late Show with David Letterman on November 10th. Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds was recorded in London and completed in Los Angeles during 2010 and the first half of 2011. The album was co-produced by Noel Gallagher and Dave Sardy, who produced the last Oasis album, Dig
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Nycc'11: Ghost Rider Panel Highlights

Source: Shh -Dave Sardy, composer of Zombieland, is doing the music for it. -3D trailer for Underworld played first. A giant über Lycan was revealed. -Scenes from Total Recall were next. New scenes were revealed that weren't shown at Sdcc. -Behind the scenes featurette for Ghost Rider was revealed. The footage featured director Mark Neveldine on skates being dragged by a motorcycle to capture footage. Reportedly, this was more dangerous than what the actual stuntmen were doing in the film. -Behind the scenes footage ended with F*cking Your Sh*t Up in 3D to wild roars from the crowd. -Quotes from Brian Taylor: "We never had a 2nd Unit director cause that's the most fun so why would we have someone else do it?" "We just wanted to break cameras, and break stuntguys and break our own necks." "Nicolas Cage can actually piss fire, no CG required.
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Top 10 autumn albums | review

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From Feist, Björk and Laura Marling, to Noel Gallagher, Roots Manuva and Tom Waits – plus a promising debut by one David Lynch, director – our writers run you through the most anticipated releases of the season

BJöRK: Biophilia

(One Little Indian)

Usually with each new Björk album comes the often wishful mutterings of it finally representing her "return to pop", as if she's about to recreate Debut, move back to London and start dating Goldie again. Needless to say, Biophilia – an album prefaced by an elaborate iPad app and thematically encompassing the entire universe – isn't loaded with singles. Björk chooses instead to flit between the beautiful ("Cosmogony"), the downright creepy ("Hollow") and, in "Mutual Core", the world's first song about tectonic plates set to a ravey mesh of bleeps and whooshes. Lyrically, it finds Björk musing on both the universal and the personal in a way she's only hinted at before,
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Noel Gallagher unveils new album 'High Flying Birds'

Noel Gallagher unveils new album 'High Flying Birds'
Noel Gallagher's new band High Flying Birds have revealed details about their self-titled debut album. The former Oasis guitarist will release the record on October 17 through his own independent label Sour Mash Records. Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds is the first of two albums already recorded, with the second LP being his ongoing collaborative project with Amorphous Androgynous, which will be released in 2012. The self-titled debut will consist of ten tracks and include songs titled 'Stop The Clocks', 'If I Had A Gun' and 'The Death Of You And Me', which is rumoured to be the record's trailer single. The album was recorded in London at the end of 2010 and finished in Los Angeles at the beginning of this year. It was produced by Gallagher and Dave Sardy, who previously worked with Oasis on 2005's (more)
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Noel Gallagher's new band High Flying Birds unveil debut album

Noel Gallagher's new band High Flying Birds unveil debut album
Noel Gallagher's new band High Flying Birds have revealed details about their self-titled debut album. The former Oasis guitarist will release the record on October 17 through his own independent label Sour Mash Records. Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds is the first of two albums already recorded, with the second LP being his ongoing collaborative project with Amorphous Androgynous, which will be released in 2012. The self-titled debut will consist of ten tracks and include songs titled 'Stop The Clocks', 'If I Had A Gun' and 'The Death Of You And Me', which is rumoured to be the record's trailer single. The album was recorded in London at the end of 2010 and finished in Los Angeles at the beginning of this year. It was produced by Gallagher and Dave Sardy, who previously worked with Oasis on 2005's (more)
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Airborne Toxic Event and Steve Earle lead April 26 new album releases

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There’s plenty of nice stuff out Tuesday, April 26, but, quite honestly, it feels a little like a warm-up for next week’s Super Tuesday. On May 3, we’ll get new albums from Beastie Boys, Jennifer Lopez, Stevie Nicks, and Fleet Foxes, among others. The big names this week include The Airborne Toxic Event, who may crack the top 10 on the Billboard 200, as well as new sets from Steve Earle and Of Montreal. The Airborne Toxic Event, “All At Once” (Island): Alternative music darlings best known for breakthrough single “Sometime Around Midnight” pairs with producer Dave Sardy (Oasis, Band of...
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