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Ghostbusters 2016 Director Keeps Hope Alive for Answer the Call Sequel

Ghostbusters 2016 Director Keeps Hope Alive for Answer the Call Sequel
As some of you guys might know, director Paul Feig's 2016 Ghostbusters reboot starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones - now evidently going by the title Ghostbusters: Answer the Call - has its share of rabid supporters. In fact, the fanbase is currently trying to convince the powers that be behind the scenes at Columbia Pictures to greenlight a sequel, and today it looks like Feig is still interested in returning for more busting of the ghost variety.

Paul Feig was recently interviewed about the movement for Ghostbusters: Answer the Call 2 and said this.

"Thank you so much, thank you for keeping the torch alive for Answer the Call. We're hoping there's a second call, and if we do get it, it's all because of you."

While I'm glad to see Feig and friends still stand by their movie (which isn't terrible), I'm wondering how fans
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‘Destroyer’ Review

  • Nerdly
Stars: Nicole Kidman, Toby Kebbell, Tatiana Maslany, Sebastian Stan, Scoot McNairy, Bradley Whitford, Toby Huss, James Jordan, Beau Knapp, Jade Pettyjohn, Shamier Anderson, Zach Villa, Natalia Cordova-Buckley, Colby French, Kelvin Han Yee | Written by Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi | Directed by Karyn Kusama

Destroyer is director Karyn Kusama’s first cinematic venture in four years after her well-received feature The Invitation finding success on the streaming service Netflix in 2015. Kusama, famed for Aeon Flux and Jennifer’s Body in 2005 and 2009 respectively, has been in box office stagnation with the films stated above performing to mixed to disastrous results. Even with the latter teenage sadistic comedy having more and more of a cultural re-evaluation of sorts in recent years, it still wasn’t enough for Kusama to reignite her career.

A seasoned stint in television and a patient waiting in the wings outlook for her next cinematic project has Kusama bring her
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Childish Gambino Surprises Beverly Hills Crowd With Reimagined ‘Redbone’

  • Variety
Childish Gambino Surprises Beverly Hills Crowd With Reimagined ‘Redbone’
Donald Glover made an unexpected appearance at Film Independent’s “An Evening With…” series on Tuesday, held at the Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts in Beverly Hills and presented by the HFPA.

Joining “Black Panther” composer and Childish Gambino collaborator Ludwig Göransson, who was the subject of a Q&A conducted by “The Treatment” host Elvis Mitchell, Glover emerged wearing a burgundy track suit and sunglasses to rousing applause and launched into the hit song “Redbone,” which had been rearranged by Göransson’s wife Serena to include a string quintet along with African conga in addition to the traditional electric bass, guitar and keyboards.

The performance was the last in the hour-long event highlighting Göransson’s work. Earlier in the evening, a drum ensemble performed score music from pivotal scenes in “Black Panther,” as did the quintet. Göransson also led band members in music he composed for the movie “Creed,
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Oscar Hopeful Review Round-Up: “Destroyer”, “On the Basis of Sex”, and “Stan & Ollie”

Merry Christmas! As a little gift under your stocking today, I have three reviews of would be Academy Award players to share with you. The films in question are the Nicole Kidman vehicle Destroyer, the Ruth Bader Ginsburg biopic On the Basis of the Sex, and the fellow biopic Stan & Ollie. They still might end up Oscar nominated before all is said and done, but their battles are all a bit uphill, as of today. These movies offer up the end of the 2018 release year, so they’re literally wrapping things up. There will be more reviews in January, but they’ll be for early year releases, just keep that in mind (spoiler alert: January releases tend to be rough). Anyway, onward… Here we go: — Destroyer Anything that Nicole Kidman and Karyn Kusama join forces on immediately demands your attention. When it was announced that they were doing a gritty cop drama,
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‘Destroyer’ Review: Pulpy Cop Thriller Is Pure Nicole Kidman Unleashed

‘Destroyer’ Review: Pulpy Cop Thriller Is Pure Nicole Kidman Unleashed
Nicole Kidman strips away every trace of star glamour to play Erin Bell, an Lapd detective and boozy burnout trying to close the books on the cold case that ruined her life 17 years ago. The star and director Karyn Kusama (Girlfight, Jennifer’s Body) take no shortcuts to the dark night of this woman’s soul. Eyes red-rimmed and skin fried by the sun, this cop looks beaten. It’s easy to see why.

We first meet Erin in the present as she staggers out of her car and into a crime scene.
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Ben Mendelsohn, Karen Gillan, Rashida Jones, DJ Khaled and Masi Oka Join Voice Cast Of Fox Animation ‘Spies In Disguise’

  • Deadline
Ben Mendelsohn, Karen Gillan, Rashida Jones, DJ Khaled and Masi Oka Join Voice Cast Of Fox Animation ‘Spies In Disguise’
Exclusive: Ben Mendelsohn (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), Karen Gillan (Doctor Who), Rashida Jones (Parks and Recreation), DJ and music producer DJ Khaled and Masi Oka (Hawaii Five-0) have joined Will Smith and Tom Holland in the voice cast of Fox’s animated film Spies In Disguise.

Directed by Epic animator Nick Bruno and Ferdinand storyboard artist Troy Quane, the Fox Animation production is being made with Blue Sky Studios and Chernin Entertainment. The release is set for September 2019.

Pic follows Lance (Smith) and Walter (Holland). The former is a cool and charming spy, while Walter invents the gadgets Lance uses. When a dangerous situation arises, they must rely on each other to save the world. It is based on Lucas Martell’s 2009 animated short Pigeon: Impossible.

The film is understood to have a ‘60s spy movie look but is set in a modern context. Much of it takes
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2018 BFI London Film Festival Review – Destroyer

Destroyer, 2018.

Directed by Karyn Kusama.

Starring Nicole Kidman, Sebastian Stan, Toby Kebbell, Tatiana Maslany, Scoot McNairy, Bradley Whitford, and James Jordan.

Synopsis:

Whilst a young Lapd detective, Erin Bell (Nicole Kidman) was sent undercover with her partner Chris (Sebastian Stan) to infiltrate a crime gang headed up by the messianic Silas (Toby Kebbell). Almost twenty years later, the irreparable scars of what took place have left her a barely functioning human, estranged from her husband (Scoot McNairy), despised by her daughter, and now Erin must confront her fears when the demons of her past begin to crawl out from the La underbelly.

With eyes set back in the shadows of her face, features defined by red rings and sun scorched skin, Nicole Kidman’s Erin Bell stares down the lens of the camera. You’re unsure of how much life can be found behind this cold visage, and for how
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Oscars 2018: Listen to Selections from 141 Scores Eligible for This Year’s Academy Award

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Oscars 2018: Listen to Selections from 141 Scores Eligible for This Year’s Academy Award
141 original scores just made the Oscar shortlist, meaning that we have no real idea which soundtracks will go on to be nominated for the actual Academy Award — “Phantom Thread” composer Jonny Greenwood looks poised to finally be recognized for his work, but might “Baywatch” be a spoiler? We simply don’t know, dear reader. We simply don’t know.

As you await the nominations — which will be announced on Tuesday, January 23 — treat yourself to this selection of tracks from the shortlist.

Read More:2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Original Score



Read More:Oscars 2018: Best Original Score Shortlist Includes ‘The Shape of Water,’ ‘All the Money in the World,’ and More

Here are the 141 scores vying for an Oscar nod:

Alien: Covenant,” Jed Kurzel, composer

“All I See Is You,” Marc Streitenfeld, composer

“All the Money in the World,” Daniel Pemberton, composer

“Annabelle: Creation,” Benjamin Wallfisch, composer

“Band Aid,” Lucius, composer

“Battle of the Sexes,
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Weird Al Yankovic's Captain Underpants Theme Song Is Awesome

Weird Al Yankovic's Captain Underpants Theme Song Is Awesome
Weird Al Yankovic has composed the theme song for the upcoming DreamWorks animated superhero adventure Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie. The movie, based off of Dav Pilkey's best selling children's book series, isn't set to hit theaters until June 2nd but today DreamWorks has shared "Weird Al" Yankovic's perfect theme song. Yankovic proves that he was born to sing a song about a superhero that only wears underwear and a cape.

"Captain Underpants Theme Song" basically sets up the movie, mentioning key details including that the students only need to snap their fingers to hypnotize their principle turning him into his alter ego, Captain Underpants and his call of "Tra La La." Yankovic calls him the "waistband warrior" and then sings that it's "wedgie power time," while also calling him "the freaky bald dude in his underwear." The two and half minute song is catchy and perfect for
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“Snatched” teams Goldie Hawn and Amy Schumer in a comedic adventure

Ever since the release of Trainwreck established Amy Schumer as a big screen comedy star, it has been a waiting game to find out how she would fair as an A list leading lady, following that hit. Schumer has already conquered the small screen with Inside Amy Schumer, but now she tries cinemas again with Snatched. It’s out today and represents the best option in theaters this week. Keep in mind, it’s not amazing, but it’s solidly entertaining and more than amusing enough to recommend. Plus, Schumer has gotten Goldie Hawn back on screens, which is an absolute delight. If you’re a fan of either, you should be in for a treat. The film is an action comedy that wants to be as much an adventure as it is a laugh riot. Emily Middleton (Schumer) is the complete opposite of her mother Linda Middleton (Hawn). In
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Snatched Trailer #2 Takes Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn Hostage

Snatched Trailer #2 Takes Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn Hostage
If you didn't have plans this Mother's Day weekend, you do now! As 20th Century Fox is rolling out the comedy Snatched on May 12th. Following a hilarious red band trailer debut late last year, the studio has dropped a second trailer, and it promises to be one comedy that will bring mothers and daughters closer together.

Today, 20th Century Fox has released a brand new trailer for Snatched starring Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn. You can check it out below! After her boyfriend dumps her on the eve of their exotic vacation, impetuous dreamer Emily Middleton (Amy Schumer) persuades her ultra-cautious mother, Linda (Goldie Hawn) to travel with her to paradise. Polar opposites, Emily and Linda realize that working through their differences as mother and daughter, in unpredictable, hilarious fashion, is the only way to escape the wildly outrageous jungle adventure they have fallen into.

This is the first-ever
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Oscars 2017: Listen to Selections from 110 Scores Eligible for This Year’s Academy Award

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Oscars 2017: Listen to Selections from 110 Scores Eligible for This Year’s Academy Award
A total of 145 scores were recently announced as being eligible for this year’s Academy Award, with everything from perceived frontrunner “La La Land” (Justin Hurwitz) and “Jackie” (Mica Levi) to outliers like “Sausage Party” and “Elle.” The final five will be nominated on January 24. In the meantime, avail yourself of this Spotify playlist featuring selections from 110 of the eligible scores — as well as the full list of every eligible score.

Read More: Oscar Best Score Contenders: The Inside Story of Creating 5 Diverse Frontrunners

Read More: Oscars 2017: Listen to 70 Songs Eligible for This Year’s Academy Award

The Abolitionists,” Tim Jones, composer

Absolutely Fabulous The Movie,” Jake Monaco, composer

The Accountant,” Mark Isham, composer

Alice through the Looking Glass,” Danny Elfman, composer

Allied,” Alan Silvestri, composer

Almost Christmas,” John Paesano, composer

American Pastoral,” Alexandre Desplat, composer

The Angry Birds Movie,” Heitor Pereira, composer

Anthropoid,” Robin Foster, composer

“Armenia, My Love,
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Catching up with the Best Original Score/Original Song long lists and the Foreign Language short list

In case you didn’t notice last week, a number of categories had their ranks thinned out by the Academy. Well, in that regard, I’m here to help. Yes, AMPAS thinned the herd in Best Original Score, Best Original Song, and Best Foreign Language Feature. They also managed to include a handful of snubs, as always is the case. Those will be listed in just a moment, but definitely study these lists, as there are Oscar hints to be found within. For now though, these are just the remaining titles fighting it out for nominations. Take a look and be sure to see how it all impacts predictions going forward. Below you will see the 145 films in Original Score that are still eligible, the 91 tunes in Original Song, and the nine in Foreign Language Feature that remain in play. There were no real Song snubs, but notably Score has eliminated presumed nominee Arrival,
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145 Film Scores In Running For 89th Academy Awards

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 145 scores from eligible feature-length motion pictures released in 2016 are in contention for nominations in the Original Score category for the 89th Academy Awards.

The eligible scores along with their composers are listed below, in alphabetical order by film title:

“The Abolitionists,” Tim Jones, composer

Absolutely Fabulous The Movie,” Jake Monaco, composer

The Accountant,” Mark Isham, composer

Alice through the Looking Glass,” Danny Elfman, composer

Allied,” Alan Silvestri, composer

Almost Christmas,” John Paesano, composer

American Pastoral,” Alexandre Desplat, composer

The Angry Birds Movie,” Heitor Pereira, composer

Anthropoid,” Robin Foster, composer

“Armenia, My Love,” Silvia Leonetti, composer

Assassin’s Creed,” Jed Kurzel, composer

Autumn Lights,” Hugi Gudmundsson and Hjörtur Ingvi Jóhannsson, composers

The Bfg,” John Williams, composer

Believe,” Michael Reola, composer

Ben-Hur,” Marco Beltrami and Buck Sanders, composers

“Bilal,” Atli Ӧrvarsson, composer

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk,” Mychael Danna and Jeff Danna,
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Oscars 2017: Best Original Score Category Whittled Down, with ‘La La Land’ and ‘Jackie’ Moving Forward

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Oscars 2017: Best Original Score Category Whittled Down, with ‘La La Land’ and ‘Jackie’ Moving Forward
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) has announced the 145 scores eligible in the Best Original Score category, includeing work from “Jackie” and “La La Land.” The latter film, a musical directed by “Whiplash” helmer Damien Chazelle, picked up the Los Angeles Film Critics Association’s award for Best Music earlier this month; “Jackie” was the category’s runner-up. Notably absent, meanwhile, are “Arrival” (which just landed a Golden Globe nod), “Manchester by the Sea” and “Silence.”

Read: ‘La La Land’: Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling’s ‘City of Stars’ Duet Will Sweep You Off Your Feet – Listen

Justin Hurwitz composed and orchestrated the “La La Land” score, while “Jackie” marks “Under the Skin” composer Mica Levi’s second silver-screen effort. Decades after becoming one of the world’s most renowned film composers, Ennio Morricone won last year’s Oscar for his work on Quentin Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight.
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Win Passes To The Advance Screening Of Collateral Beauty In St. Louis

When a successful New York advertising executive suffers a great tragedy he retreats from life. While his concerned friends try desperately to reconnect with him, he seeks answers from the universe by writing letters to Love, Time and Death.

But it’s not until his notes bring unexpected personal responses that he begins to understand how these constants interlock in a life fully lived, and how even the deepest loss can reveal moments of meaning and beauty.

From Oscar-winning director David Frankel, the thought-provoking drama Collateral Beauty features an all-star cast, including Will Smith (“Suicide Squad,” “Concussion”), Edward Norton (“Birdman or [The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance]”), Keira Knightley (“The Imitation Game”), Michael Peña (“The Martian”), Naomie Harris (“Spectre”), Jacob Latimore (“The Maze Runner”), with Oscar winners Kate Winslet (“The Reader,” “Steve Jobs”) and Helen Mirren (“The Queen,” “Trumbo”).

Frankel (“Marley & Me,” “The Devil Wears Prada,” “Dear Diary”) directs from a screenplay written by Allan Loeb (“Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps,
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Ghostbusters (2016)

It's a spooktacular reboot with nothing we haven't seen before -- but the jokes are good and the comediennes form a welcome ensemble. You'd think that this one would have been committee'd and PC'ed to within an inch of its proton packs, but the personalities make it entertaining. Ghostbusters Blu-ray Columbia Pictures/SonyColumbia Pictures / Sony 2016 / Color / 2:39 widescreen 1:37 flat full frame / 116 min. theatrical, 134 min. extended / Answer the Call / Street Date October 11, 2016 / 34.99 Starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, Chris Hemsworth, Elizabeth Perkins, Ed Begley Jr,. Charles Dance, Zach Woods, Karan Soni, Katie Dippold, Nate Corddry, Bill Murray, Ozzy Osbourne, Andy Garcia, Annie Potts, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver. Cinematography Robert D. Yeoman Film Editors Melissa Bretherton, Brent White Original Music Theodore Shapiro Written by Katie Dippold, Paul Feig based on the 1984 film written by Ivan Reitman, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis Produced by Amy Pascal, Ivan Reitman
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'Ghostbusters' Theme -- School Teachers Ain't Afraid to Rock ... Score Record Deal (Video)

  • TMZ
[[tmz:video id="0_irfkptoq"]] The three elementary school teachers who reworked the "Ghostbusters" theme for the new movie are about to get some green dumped on them, but it's not slime. No Small Children -- drummer Nicola Berlinsky, singer Joanie Pimentel and her sister/guitarist Lisa -- just scored a deal with RCA for their punk rock overhaul, which plays during the film credits. It's an amazing story ... the 3 decided to start Nsc 4 years ago during recess at their North Hollywood school.
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Movie Score Review – Ghostbusters (2016)

Tony Black reviews the Ghostbusters score…

Music has always been synonymous with Ghostbusters, part of its intrinsic place in pop culture thanks to Ray Parker Jr’s iconic theme tune which helped cement the original movie as one of the key films of the 80’s. The score often gets lost in the shadow of that, so without another barnstorming chart topping hit to dominate, does Theodore Shapiro’s score for Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters remake strike a chord and linger in the memory? To my surprise, it does, given Shapiro previously has been best known for a string of unremarkable, largely comedy movie scores, though he did decent work last year for Feig on his fun comedy Spy.

Here, Shapiro crafts a score which may end up lingering in the memory longer than the movie, delivering a mixture of not just traditional orchestral action beats but also a reworked, chugged
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Cinematic Sound Radio: Ep. 19 — Ghostbusters, The Legend of Tarzan, Swiss Army Man, and More

On this week’s episode of Cinematic Sound Radio we’ll be featuring music from three brand new film scores. We open the program with music from Theodore Shapiro’s score to the rebooted version of Ghostbusters. You’ll also hear selections from Rupert Gregson-WilliamsThe Legend Of Tarzan and music from one of the scores of the year, Swiss Army Man by Andy Hull and Robert McDowell...Listen on PodTyrant

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