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Composer Harry Gregson-Williams’ The Martian Score And “Songs From The Martian” Available Now

2 October 2015 1:17 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Columbia Records is releasing “Songs From The Martian” and “The Original Motion Picture Score” by composer Harry Gregson-Williams to the critically acclaimed and much anticipated movie The Martian, available digitally today at iTunes here: Songs Album and Score.

A deluxe edition of the album, “The Martian Deluxe Soundtrack” (Songs Album and Score) is exclusively available at Amazon here.

The Martian also opens nationwide today and features a star-studded cast, including Matt Damon in the lead role as Astronaut Mark Watney. (Review)

The ’70s-laden album is comprised of some of the greatest classics from disco’s golden era (tracklist below) including “Turn The Beat Around” (Vickie Sue Robinson), “Hot Stuff” (Donna  Summer), “Rock The Boat” (Hues Corporation), “Waterloo” (Abba), and “I Will Survive”(Gloria Gaynor), and others.

The music evinces the plight of the film’s protagonist, Astronaut Mark Watney, played by Matt Damon (the Bourne film series), who during a »

- Michelle McCue

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Interview: Harry Gregson-Williams talks his score for The Martian

25 September 2015 4:43 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Amon Warmann sits down with composer Harry Gregson-Williams to discuss Ridley Scott’s The Martian

There are few composers working today who are as prolific as Harry Gregson-Williams. A veteran of over 20 years, his impressive career spans television, video games, and films such as the Shrek and The Chronicles of Narnia franchises.

Last August we were invited to the world famous Abbey Road Studios where Gregson-Williams was finishing up his score for The Martian, Ridley Scott’s highly anticipated fall blockbuster. We were lucky enough to see 15 minutes of footage set to his musical cues, with the quickly catchy theme being employed in interesting ways. The finished product is sure to be a memorable addition to both Scott’s filmography and Gregson-Williams’ discography.

Before that aural treat, we had the opportunity to sit down with Gregson-Williams, and during the course of our illuminating tête-à-tête the composer talks about working with the Scott brothers, »

- Luke Owen

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Austin Film Festival to Honor ‘L.A. Confidential’ Screenwriter Brian Helgeland

2 September 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Austin Film Festival has selected Brian Helgeland as recipient of its Distinguished Screenwriter Award, to be presented Oct. 31.

Helgeland won the Oscar for best adapted screenplay for “L.A. Confidential” and was nominated for “Mystic River.” He directed and wrote “Legend,” “42,” “A Knight’s Tale” and “Payback” and wrote “Man on Fire,” “The Taking of Pelham 123,” “Conspiracy Theory,” “Green Zone” and “Blood Work.”

Helgeland has also won awards from the Writers Guild of America, as well as the Pen Center Literary Award, the Edgar Allan Poe Award and the USC Scripter Award. Universal launches “Legend,” starring Tom Hardy, on Oct. 2.

Previous Distinguished Screenwriter Award recipients include James L. Brooks, Lawrence Kasdan, Callie Khouri, Frank Pierson, Harold Ramis, Caroline Thompson and Steven Zaillian.

The festival, which launches Oct. 29, will also present a reading of Norman Lear’s un-produced teleplay “Guess Who Died?” The writing team, Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, »

- Dave McNary

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Off The Shelf – Episode 59 – New DVD & Blu-ray Releases For Tuesday, August 4th 2015

5 August 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | CriterionCast | See recent CriterionCast news »

This week on Off The Shelf, Ryan is joined by Brian Saur to take a look at the new DVD and Blu-ray releases for the week of August 4th, 2015, and chat about some follow-up and home video news.

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Episode Links & Notes Follow-up Vudu News Miyazaki Box Set BFI titles announced Land Before Time Kl Studio Classics: Phantom of the Opera / The Knack Criterion’s Dressed To Kill stretched, resolved Funimation to release Speed Racer on Blu-ray + (Ghost in the Shell to theaters) Clue Club from the Warner Archive on August 11th The Hunger from the Warner Archive on August 18th The World According To Garp from the Warner Archive on August 25th The Iron Giant New Releases Big House, U.S.A. Blast from the Past Flamenco, Flamenco Foreign Intrigue Free Willy He Ran All the Way I Love Lucy: The Ultimate Season 2 Innerspace The Man from U. »

- Ryan Gallagher

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Fundamental Films Buys Action Pitch From Nicholl Fellowship Winners (Exclusive)

3 August 2015 3:07 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Fundamental Films has picked up an untitled action pitch from Frank DeJohn and David Hedges, TheWrap has learned. Plot details are being kept under wraps, though the pitch is said to be in the vein of “Taken” and “Man on Fire.” Gary Glushon brought in the pitch for Fundamental Films, the Shanghai-based film financing/distribution/production company that co-produced the upcoming “Transporter” reboot with Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp. Also Read: Fundamental Films, Todd Garner Team on Action-Comedy Pitch (Exclusive) DeJohn and Hedges won the 2013 Nicholl Fellowship award for their script “Legion,” a historical drama that’s currently in development at Dibonaventura Pictures. »

- Jeff Sneider

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New Full Trailer For Kray Twins Thriller Legend

16 July 2015 2:19 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Last time there was a major Kray Twins film it starred those Kemp brothers out of Spandau Ballet. 25 years later it's a job for a single man, with Tom Hardy playing both Ronnie and Reggie in Brian Helgeland's Legend. Following the teaser and the recent poster, here's the latest full trailer, showcasing the humour as much as the violence. And, of course, Hardy's amazing solo double-act.For a time in the ‘50s and ‘60s, Ronnie and Reggie Kray ruled East London with fists, pistols and pure, simple intimidation. Their gang, the unimaginatively-named but viciously effective The Firm, took control of the shadowy underworld and carried out armed robberies, arson, racketeering, assaults and murder.Brian Helgeland (writer of La Confidential and Man On Fire, director of Payback) is piloting us through this crime arena. Legend dips into the dark underbelly of the swinging ‘60s, when sharp-suited gangsters warred for turf and control, »

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Sony Greenlights The Equalizer 2 for 2017

12 June 2015 9:49 AM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

Sony sets Release Date for Sequel to Antoine Fuqua‘s The Equalizer. Sony has officially given The Equalizer 2 a release date, providing complete assurance that this is actually happening. The Equalizer 2 will be released on September 29, 2017.

I haven’t seen the initial entry into this soon-to-be-franchise yet, but from what I’ve heard its a fairly average Denzel Is The Man action-thriller. I’ve seen my fair share of those, and don’t feel the need to spend time on the lesser ones. After all, can you get a cooler Denzel than the Man on Fire (2004), Training Day (2001), or American Gangster (2007) variety? In any case, Denzel Washington is set to return, no word on Antoine Fuqua yet.

On the production of the first film:

The Equalizer is a 2014 American neo-noir action thriller film directed by Antoine Fuqua and written by Richard Wenk, nominally based on the television series of the same name. »

- Marco Margaritoff

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Vincenzo Natali No Longer Directing Neuromancer

20 May 2015 5:09 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

There's good and bad news this morning for anyone following the tortuous and slow development of Neuromancer. The good news is that the adaptation of William Gibson's cyberpunk classic is still out there and has just secured some new funding. The bad news is that the long-attached Vincenzo Natali (Cube, Splice) is no longer directing. And with him has gone the Gibson-approved screenplay that was supposed to have been cracked.The UK-based Gfm films remain in play on the project, and the company has now partnered with the Chinese C2M Media Group for co-financing and further development. Producer Lucas Foster (Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Man On Fire) is currently in talks with unspecified new writers and a new director.Published in 1984 (two years after Blade Runner, which, when he saw it, almost caused him to stop writing), William Gibson's book was part of the vanguard of the cyberpunk movement. »

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Chinese outfit boards sci-fi 'Neuromancer'

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

Exclusive: Gfm Films hopes to feed film through UK-China co-pro agreement.

Chinese outfit C2M Media Group has come on board to co-develop and co-finance long-gestating sci-fi feature Neuromancer with UK sales team Gfm Films.

C2M, a co-production partner of Cj Entertainment, recently backed successful Chinese-Korean productions A Wedding Invitation and Miss Granny.

William Gibson’s influential sci-fi novel from 1984 follows a smooth ‘computer cowboy’ who is banished from cyberspace after double-crossing the wrong people until a shadowy conspiracy offers him a second chance at redemption.

Mr & Mrs Smith and Man on Fire producer Lucas Foster is currently in talks with new writers and a director on the project.

Foster said: “William Gibson’s books have been very prescient on the topic of Super Intelligence, which people variously call Machine Intelligence or A.I. As we surrender more and more of our thinking and imagining over to software, we lose something important and tangible in ourselves »

- (Andreas Wiseman)

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Dakota Fanning Talks Relationship With Tom Cruise, Says She's Lied To Get A Role!

25 February 2015 7:30 AM, PST | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Dakota Fanning's in the hot seat! The actress stopped by "Watch What Happens Live" on Tuesday, where she was grilled during a game of "Plead the Fifth" and "Never Have I Ever Whatsoever." Check out the video above to see what the "Man on Fire" star said about Tom Cruise and which "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star she thinks should get the boot! So who would the blonde beauty like to see off the reality show? "Brandi [Glanville]," Fanning confessed. "She's just a little aggressive for me on the show, I think." Dakota was also grilled about working with the 52-year-old action star and asked what was the weirdest thing he ever did on the set of their movie "War of the Worlds." "Nothing," the 21-year-old admitted, "Honestly, I have nothing odd that he did." But the fun didn't stop there, host Andy Cohen also convinced Fanning and fellow »

- tooFab Staff

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Omg T.G.I.T.! This Week's Jaw-Dropping Moments From 'Grey’s Anatomy,' 'Scandal' and 'Htgawm'

12 February 2015 8:45 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

This week, Shondaland's jaw-dropping Thursday shows delivered more Omg moments than we could count! The doctors on Grey's Anatomy gave sight to a blind man, Scandal First Lady Mellie announced her lofty political aspirations, and a new suspect was introduced (and arrested) in the murder of Sam Keating on How to Get Away with Murder.

Last Week: Omg T.G.I.T.! The Jaw-Dropping Moments From 'Grey’s Anatomy,' 'Scandal' and 'Htgawm'

Here's a look at the Omg moments from the latest episodes of Grey's Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get Away With Murder.

Grey's Anatomy

The Omg Moment:

Tonight’s episode was a heartbreaker for Jackson and April, as they had to say both hello and goodbye to their baby boy, who was diagnosed with the much more dire type 3 osteogenesis imperfecta. However, the real Omg moment came at the episode's end, in the hospital’s chapel. Owen walked »

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‘Blackhat’ Composer Backs Down After Slamming Michael Mann Over Score

13 January 2015 2:40 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Controversy struck Michael Mann’s new cyberhacker actioner from within this week when composer Harry Gregson-Williams accused the director of “slicing and dicing” his work on the film. So who wants credit for Blackhat’s hacked-up score?

“I would like it to be known for what it’s worth that the ‘score’ for Blackhat maybe credited to me, but contains almost none of my compositions,” Gregson-Williams declared Monday on Facebook, four days after the Chris Hemsworth starrer premiered in Los Angeles. It was only during Thursday’s premiere, Gregson-Williams wrote, that he “discovered, to my horror, music that shocked and surprised me…quasi emotional (synth) string pieces that I’d never heard in my life before.

“I knew of at least one other composer, a good one at that(!), that had put in months of work on this movie just as I had, but this appeared to me to be »

- Jen Yamato

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George Lucas coming to Sundance for new 'Art of Film Weekend' series

8 January 2015 12:39 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The Sundance Film Festival announced today that it will hold a series of panels titled the "Art of Film Weekend" which will take place Jan. 29-31. This new initiative should create more buzz worthy moments during a period when the Festival is traditionally winding down. The slate will kick off with a conversation between Festival founder Robert Redford and George Lucas that will be streamed online at In a release, Festival Director John Cooper noted, "Exploring cinema, body and soul, Art of Film Weekend will take aspiring filmmakers and film-loving audiences behind the scenes to see the creative, collaborative spirit of artists at every stage of the independent filmmaking process that is so core to our Festival." A full rundown of the panels are as follows: Power of Story: Visions of Independence — Kicking off Art of Film Weekend, join Robert Redford and George Lucas—two iconic filmmakers who »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Sundance Sets ‘Art of Film Weekend’ with George Lucas, Robert Redford

8 January 2015 12:00 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Sundance Film Festival is launching an “Art of Film Weekend’ series of programming, kicking off Jan. 29 with Sundance founder Robert Redford and George Lucas discussing their careers and creative process with Leonard Maltin.

“Exploring cinema, body and soul, Art of Film Weekend will take aspiring filmmakers and film-loving audiences behind the scenes to see the creative, collaborative spirit of artists at every stage of the independent filmmaking process that is so core to our festival,” said festival director John Cooper.

The first panel — “Power of Story: Visions of Independence” —  will be live streamed on

Other panels include “Art of the Score: A Performance and Discussion with Harry Gregson-Williams.” His credits include the “Shrek” series, “The Chronicles of Narnia” series, “The Town,” “Man on Fire,” “Kingdom of Heaven,” “Spy Game” and the upcoming “Blackhat.”

A panel on “A New Language in Filmmaking: Virtual Reality” will include Chris Milk (Beck’s “Sound and Vision, »

- Dave McNary

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