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10 Best Uses of Music in Movies in 2017

10 Best Uses of Music in Movies in 2017
Music and film formed a potent partnership over the past 12 months, whether it was Hans Zimmer’s jarring score for Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk,” which served as another character in providing the on-screen tension, or the choreographed mayhem of Edgar Wright’s “Baby Driver” and David Leitch’s “Atomic Blonde,” or Iggy Pop’s sepulchral presence in Oneohtrix Point Never’s stunning soundtrack for the Safdies’ “Good Time.”

Here is a countdown of the individual songs — some original, others re-contextualized — which provided those magic cinematic moments where sound and vision perfectly meshed to become seamlessly part of a greater whole.

1. The Damned, “Neat Neat Neat” (“Baby Driver”): Wright’s heist movie re-genrefication is a feature-length music video choreographed to the nines with a decibel-raising soundtrack of ‘70s and ‘80s new wave, none better than this revved-up speed-punk blaring in star Ansel Elgort’s ubiquitous headphones as he gets set to put pedal to the metal. “Wait
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Blade Runner 2049 home entertainment release details revealed

Warner Bros. has revealed details for the home entertainment release of Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi sequel Blade Runner 2049 which is set for a Digital release on December 26th followed by a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, and DVD release on January 16th; check out the 4k artwork below along with an announcement trailer and a list of special features…

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— #BladeRunner 2049 (@bladerunner) December 7, 2017

Special Features:

Designing The World of Blade Runner 2049

To Be Human: Casting Blade Runner 2049

Prologues: 2036: Nexus Dawn

Prologues: 2048: Nowhere to Run

Prologues: 2022: Black Out

Blade Runner 101: Blade Runners

Blade Runner 101: The Replicant Evolution

Blade Runner 101: The Rise of Wallace Corp

Blade Runner 101: Welcome to
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Blade Runner 2049 Blu-Ray Arrives Early Next Year

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Denis Villenueve's follow-up to the science fiction classic may not have blown up the box office, but it's stunning visuals and story delighted fans/critics alike who saw it. Soon, you'll get your chance to view it in the comfort of your own home, as announced today. Come inside for all the details!

What better way to ring in the New Year than with a gorgeous new blu-ray? Warner Bros. announced today that Blade Runner 2049 will arrive on 4K Ultra HD/Blu-Ray on Januray 16, 2018, with a slew of bonus features that will help you dive deeper into the world they crafted. If you can't wait that long, the digital version will arrive on December 26th, giving you something to do while resting from the Christmas madness:

See what critics are calling “the best movie of the year” when “Blade Runner 2049” arrives onto 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack,
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‘Blade Runner 2049’ 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Release Dates and Details

Warner Home Video has announced the release dates for director Denis Villeneuve's Blade Runner 2049 starring Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford.

Your first chance to watch Blade Runner 2049 at home comes on December 26th with the Digital HD release. Turn the calendar to 2018 for Blade Runner 2049 on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD as those formats are slated for a January 16th, 2018 release.

Blade Runner 2049 also stars Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri, Lennie James, Dave Bautista, and Jared Leto.

Pre-order Blade Runner 2049 on 4K or other formats for a discounted price at Amazon.

Bonus features include:

Designing The World of Blade Runner 2049

To Be Human: Casting Blade Runner 2049

Prologues: 2036: Nexus Dawn

Prologues: 2048: Nowhere to Run

Prologues: 2022: Black Out

Blade Runner 101: Blade Runners

Blade Runner 101: The Replicant Evolution

Blade Runner 101:
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John Mayer Admits He 'Checked In' with Katy Perry's Livestream: 'It's Odd to Watch Your Ex-Girlfriend Asleep'

John Mayer Admits He 'Checked In' with Katy Perry's Livestream: 'It's Odd to Watch Your Ex-Girlfriend Asleep'
John Mayer may not “have a cool-enough thought” about his top rank on Katy Perry‘s lovers list — but admits he tuned into his ex-girlfriend’s Witness livestream anyway.

“Yeah, I did,” the musician revealed on Monday night’s episode of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, where he appeared alongside pal Bob Saget. “I think you’d have to watch all 96 hours to get the final verdict. That’s her thing, man, to go big and bold. Yeah, I checked in with it. It’s definitely odd to watch your ex-girlfriend asleep.”

When Cohen commented that it may
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John Mayer Says He’s His Own Best Lover, Admits He Watched Katy Perry’s Livestream

John Mayer Says He’s His Own Best Lover, Admits He Watched Katy Perry’s Livestream
John Mayer isn’t worried about playing it cool! The 40-year-old musician appeared on Monday night’s Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen where he freely opened up about his ex, Katy Perry.

Mayer even admitted that he watched part of the “Swish Swish” singer’s 96-hour livestream last summer.

“Yeah, I did. I think you’d have to watch all 96 hours to get the final verdict,” he said, when asked what he thought of it. “That’s her thing, man, to go big and bold. It’s definitely odd to watch your ex-girlfriend sleep.”

When Cohen commended him for being so honest about watching, Mayer added, “The way I see things now, I call it stand in the middle of the boat. If someone says, ‘I don’t watch that.’ It’s like, yes, you do.”

He also noted that he sent his ex a very early birthday text, saying, “I texted
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Wonder Woman score tracklisting offers up plot details

We’re just a few weeks away from the release of Wonder Woman, the fourth instalment of the DC Extended Universe, and today we have the official tracklisting for Rupert Gregson-Williams’ original motion picture score, which offers up plenty of details about what we can expect from the plot of the Amazon Princes’ solo movie.

1. Amazons Of Themyscira

2. History Lesson

3. Angel On The Wing

4. Ludendorff, Enough!

5. Pain, Loss & Love

6. No Man’s Land

7. Fausta

8. Wonder Woman’s Wrath

9. The God Of War

10. We Are All To Blame

11. Hell Hath No Fury

12. Lightning Strikes

13. Trafalgar Celebration

14. Action Reaction

15. To Be Human – Sia (feat. Labrinth)

See Also: Final Wonder Woman trailer teases the rise of a warrior

See Also: New Wonder Woman set photo shows Diana Prince with Chief

Based on what we’ve seen from the trailers and other promotional material, the above titles give us a pretty clear idea of
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Wonder Woman Soundtrack Offers Up Some New Plot Details

There’s less than a month to go now until the release of Wonder Woman, but Warner Bros. has already revealed soundtrack details for the highly anticipated movie. As if so often the case, there are some possible spoilers sprinkled throughout here, but for the most part, the listing offers just a vague outline of how things will play out.

As expected, the action will quickly move from Themyscira to the battlefields of World War I and the mention of Ares around the halfway mark of the soundtrack points to him showing up sooner than the final act. Beyond that, these titles don’t make it too easy to figure out what’s to come, but it’s hard not to wonder if “Trafalgar Celebration” is an indication that Wonder Woman will be getting a happy ending rather than just having the hero go into hiding once the war ends.
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‘The Hidden’s Meaning: What It Means To Be Human

The zeitgeist of one of the 80s more insane buddy cop flicks.

Buddy cop movies are plentiful to be sure, in fact, when The Hidden was released in 1987, it wasn’t even the biggest buddy cop flick of the year. Ironically, The Hidden costar Michael Nouri turned down the role of Detective Martin Riggs in Lethal Weapon to star in this sci-fi actioner about an alien inhabiting the bodies of various law-abiding citizens and using their bodies as vessels to engage in brazen crime sprees.

If that synopsis doesn’t grab you, then you really should start evaluating your cinematic perspectives. To those of you who hear that logline and immediately begin prepping your The Hidden/I Come in Peace double feature, bravo. You’ll probably glean a lot from this week’s episode of the Junkfood Cinema podcast.

A common trope of sci-fi movies in which we, at least for a time, follow
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Llama Llama Red Pajama Author Anna Dewdney Dies at 50

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Llama Llama Red Pajama Author Anna Dewdney Dies at 50
Llama Llama Red Pajama author Anna Dewdney had one final request before she died at 50 on Sept. 3 after a battle with brain cancer. The children's book author and illustrator didn't want a funeral. Instead, she asked fans to celebrate her life by reading a book to a child. This last wish was in keeping with Dewdney's lifelong mission - educating children. The author, beloved by toddlers and adults alike, is best known for her heartwarming Llama Llama books - a series that has sold a combined total of 10 million copies. Before she became a full-time author, Dewdney was a daycare provider and teacher.
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Llama Llama Red Pajama Author Anna Dewdney Dies at 50

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Llama Llama Red Pajama Author Anna Dewdney Dies at 50
Llama Llama Red Pajama author Anna Dewdney had one final request before she died at 50 on Sept. 3 after a battle with brain cancer. The children's book author and illustrator didn't want a funeral. Instead, she asked fans to celebrate her life by reading a book to a child. This last wish was in keeping with Dewdney's lifelong mission - educating children. The author, beloved by toddlers and adults alike, is best known for her heartwarming Llama Llama books - a series that has sold a combined total of 10 million copies. Before she became a full-time author, Dewdney was a daycare provider and teacher.
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I Want To Be Human Review

Just when you think the vampire craze is over, someone inevitably creates a new piece of media to keep the hype train running. Though, to be fair to I Want To Be Human, this is a vampire who opts for a shotgun instead of her teeth, and has a snarky, albeit adorable, hat for a boyfriend.

Why? I don’t know.

Smile Tech is trying to find the secret to eternal life, and the most comfortable hat. They also got around to banning romance at some point, and punished our smitten heroes by experimenting on them. The pair now seek revenge for their new forms, so they’ve joined together to take down the corporation and search for a cure. It’s a silly but fun premise shown through comic book-styled pages, and sets the tone for the title’s specific style of humour. Unfortunately, the story doesn’t go
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I Want to Be Human Launch Trailer Goes on a Bloodthirsty Rampage of Death

The launch trailer for the side-scrolling vampire game I Want to Be Human doesn’t do subtlety: It proudly declares that the game contains “Lashings of Pixelated Gore” and “Massive Fucking Bosses” and that it will take you on “A Bloodthirsty… Continue Reading →

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New Trailer for Vampire Game I Want To Be Human Has Plenty of Bite

If you feel that your day needs more bite, then here’s a blood-soaked trailer for I Want to Be Human, a side-scrolling vampire action game that will be hitting consoles and PC in April, as confirmed in the trailer’s description.… Continue Reading →

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New Novel Former Questions What It Means to Be Human

If you like a side serving of social commentary along with your zombie apocalypse tales, then you’ll want to check out A.E. Stueve’s Former, an insightful look at zombie culture and what it means to be human, which just came… Continue Reading →

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Into 'The Expanse': Great Sci-Fi Doesn't Require A Good Hat, But It Helps

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Into 'The Expanse': Great Sci-Fi Doesn't Require A Good Hat, But It Helps
As of last night, "The Expanse" has officially premiered on Syfy, meaning that fans of the books written by James S.A. Corey and newcomers alike have the opportunity to discover this dense new world of political intrigue and hard sci-fi. In earlier installments of Indiewire's interview with "Expanse" executive producers Mark Fergus, Hawk Ostby and Naren Shankar, conducted at the TCA 2015 Summer Press Tour (see below), we talked about the technology. We talked about their influences. This week, to wrap things up, we get into the really important stuff: the hat. Specifically, the hat worn by Detective Miller (Thomas Jane), offset by a very distinctive haircut that sets him apart as a character — as it turns out, by design. Part One: What Syfy's New Sci-Fi Gamble Learned From 'True Detective' Part Two: What It Means to Be Human, and Why 'Sci-Fi Ended With Ridley Scott' Part Three: How 'Game
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Into 'The Expanse': How 'Game of Thrones' Guided The Making of '"Chinatown" in Space'

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Into 'The Expanse': How 'Game of Thrones' Guided The Making of '
One of the most exciting aspects of Syfy's upcoming series "The Expanse" is the fact that the show strives to create an entirely new universe in its first few episodes; one laden with new technology, but one that uses it in an authentic way. Read More: Into 'The Expanse' Part 1: What Syfy's New Sci-Fi Gamble Learned From 'True Detective' That's part of what Indiewire digs into this week, in our continuing discussion with "Expanse" executive producers Mark Fergus, Hawk Ostby and Naren Shankar, conducted at the TCA 2015 Summer Press Tour. What's key to making this sort of advanced technology feel authentic? What's unusual about the make-up of the show's writing staff? How did "Game of Thrones" inspire them, in developing the first season?  Read More: Into 'The Expanse' Part 2: What It Means to Be Human, and Why 'Sci-Fi Ended With Ridley Scott' An edited transcript is below.
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European Film Communities Support Refugees With ‘For A Thousand Lives’ Appeal

European Film Communities Support Refugees With ‘For A Thousand Lives’ Appeal
A powerhouse of film industry players including Michel Hazanavicius (“The Artist”), Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Laurent Cantet, Béla Tarr will be speaking out for refugees at the European Parliament today.

Their appeal, named “For a Thousand Lives: Be Human,” aims at bringing European governments to “respond to refugee matters by acting jointly, in solidarity, and with humanity, in accordance with the EU’s founding values,” stated the delegation.

“The European Union must offer legal ways for people fleeing war and terror to seek protection in the EU.

European nations must act in solidarity. The Dublin Convention has led to precarious situations for refugees and unjust burdens on the EU’s border countries,” read the appeal.

The petition also says equitable relocation of refugees among the E.U. states is not enough — “European countries must create living conditions for refugees that embrace personal freedom, physical safety without restriction, and offer access to work and education.
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For a 1000 Lives: Be Human campaign backed by San Sebastian Film Festival by Jennie Kermode - 2015-09-28 11:27:03

For A 1000 Lives

San Sebastian International Film Festival director José Luis Rebordinos has announced the festival's backing for the For A Thousand Lives: Be Human campaign, which was launched September 2. The campaign calls for people fleeing war, terror, or political persecution to be provided with legal means of receiving protection from the EU. It calls on EU countries to work in solidarity, repealing the Dublin convention that says refugees mus seek asylum in the first country they reach, and ensure better distribution of those in need between different nations. The emphasis mus be on showing respect and giving people the chance to work, study and rebuild their lives, it argues.

The campaign already has the support of over 5,000 film industry professionals, including Brits Daniel Craig, Jonathan Pryce, Ken Loach and Mike Leigh. Other big names involved include Isabella Rossellini, Michael Haneke, Bertrand Tavernier, Agnieszka Holland, Thomas Vinterberg and Michel Hazanavicius.
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Yermek Tursunov on his Kazakh Oscar entry 'Stranger'

Stranger focuses on one boy’s meditative search for the meaning of life.

Like many countries formerly under communist rule, transitioning towards a modernised society has not been universally embraced in Kazakhstan.

Writer-director Yermek Tursunov, whose films have (twice) been put forward as his country’s Oscar submission, addresses this delicate issue with Stranger (Zhat), which had its world premiere at Toronto and makes its Kazakh Premiere at the Eurasia Film Festival.

Once again selected as the country’s official entry for next year’s Academy Awards, Stranger focuses on one boy’s meditative search for the meaning of life, set during a time when ancestral tradition was being pitted against Soviet industrialisaton.

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This subject is very important to Kazakhstan. It was a time in the 1930s and 1940s, when Soviets were implementing collective farming and leaving many villages to starve. For the nomadic people, it meant deeply
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