Don’t let your chest burst open from nerdiness, but it’s officially Alien Day! In honor of LV-426, there are all sorts of celebrations happening today including double feature screenings of Alien and its sequel, releases of new memorabilia, and a handful of new collectible prints from a few different artists.
Today Bottleneck Gallery has three new prints that are going on sale. One of them may be more difficult to get than the other two, but if you’re a fan of artwork by Laurent Durieux, Mark Englert and Chris Skinner.
Plus, Mondo has two new vinyl releases featuring the scores for Prometheus and Aliens. Get a look at the Alien Day artwork and the Mondo vinyl releases after the jump. Read More »
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Posted on Wednesday, March 30th, 2016 by Angie Han
Superheroes are forever. Even the ones that don’t count immortality among their special powers have a way of surviving, provided they’re popular enough that it makes more financial sense to resurrect them than to let them stay dead. But the humans behind superheroes are not forever, and even as these characters’ stories continue on and on for decades, the people helping to tell those tales will come and go.
All of which brings us to two stories today of two comic book movie staples who seem ready to move on. In the DC corner, composer Hans Zimmer says he’s done with superhero scores after Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, while over in Marvel-land, Tom Hiddleston suggests Thor: Ragnarok could be the end of the line for fan-favorite villain Loki. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, February 17th, 2016 by Angie Han
We don’t know yet what Quentin Tarantino‘s next movie will be, but we now have some idea of what it might sound like. Composer Ennio Morricone, who previously worked with Tarantino on Django Unchained and The Hateful Eight, has revealed that he’s planning to reunite with Tarantino for a future project. Though it’s not clear if even Morricone knows what that is at this point. More about the ongoing Quentin Tarantino Ennio Morricone collaboration below. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, January 20th, 2016 by Angie Han
The now-Oscar-nominated VFX team of Star Wars: The Force Awakens is making the press rounds, and they’ve got a lot of interesting details to share. After the jump:
- A fan reimagines The Force Awakens as a high school saga.
- Does the Force Awakens score hint at Rey’s parentage?
- The Force Awakens crosses $1 billion at the international box office.
- Was Maz Kanata in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace?
- Confirmed: BB-8 was giving Finn a thumbs-up, not flipping him off.
- Meet Cailey Fleming, who played young Rey in The Force Awakens.
- Here’s how the Star Wars crew brought BB-8 to life.
- More Easter eggs have been revealed by the VFX team.
- Get a detailed description of a deleted scene featuring Maz Kanata.
- Flip through hi-res stills of Unkar Plutt, Admiral Ackbar, and more.
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In addition to fantastic artwork, Mondo has also been churning out some incredible, exclusive vinyl albums for some of your favorite film scores and soundtracks. And kicking off 2016 with a bang is a vinyl re-release of the late James Horner’s score for Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan. Making this vinyl even sweeter is some stellar cover art created by Matt Taylor, but the real draw is that this vinyl has the extended score on two LPs. Read More »
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When the theme song for this year’s James Bond adventure Spectre, recorded by Grammy winner Sam Smith, was released, the reaction was mixed. The song mostly sounded like a signature 007 ballad, but it felt like it was missing something. There was plenty of crescendo but it never seemed to go anywhere. But did you know there was another Spectre theme song that was left behind?
Radiohead actually recorded an opening theme for Spectre, but it just didn’t end up getting used. But as a bit of a Christmas present this weekend, the band as made the track available for you to listen to right now. Read More »
The trailers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens have been filled with temp and trailer music, so we’ve yet to really hear John Williams‘ score for Episode VII… until now. 60 Minutes is doing a profile on the new Star Wars film and in a preview released online we get to see director JJ Abrams direct John Williams on the scoring stage. Williams conducts an orchestra playing new music from Star Wars: The Force Awakens in this preview clip. Watch and listen to the John Williams Force Awakens score in the clip embedded after the jump.
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If you’re a huge fan of filmmaker Tim Burton and his collaborations with brilliant composer Danny Elfman, then sometime over the past couple of years you might have been able to catch the special concert running through a wonderful collection of music from their work together. But if you weren’t able to attend this incredible event, you can still watch it right now.
A recent episode of PBS series Live from Lincoln Center broadcast a nearly two-hour cut of the concert which features selections from Batman, Beetlejuice, Alice in Wonderland, Big Fish, Edward Scissorhands and more. But the real treat is the segment for The Nightmare Before Christmas which has Danny Elfman singing a few signature Jack Skellington songs, just as he did for the soundtrack. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, November 12th, 2015 by Angie Han
If you grew up in the ’90s, you grew up listening to Alan Menken‘s work. The composer was behind some of the biggest hits of the Disney Renaissance era, including The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin, as well as non-animated classics like Little Shop of Horrors and Newsies. But the kids of the ’90s have now grown up to become foul-mouthed adults, and Menken has evolved along with them.
One of Menken’s latest projects is Sausage Party, Seth Rogen‘s R-rated animated comedy. Rogen recently shared a photo from their collaboration to give us just a tiny idea of what this completely bizarre-sounding feature has in store for us. Check it out after the jump. Read More »