Here’s your rhetorical question of the day: could Marvel Studios be looking to directly confront its music problem? There are thirteen films set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but you’d only need a few fingers to count the memorable scores that have come out of these movies. This is one area where Warner Bros. and DC have Marvel throughly beaten. Say what you want about Man of Steel and Batman v Superman (I’ve certainly said plenty), but Hans Zimmer’s Superman score is triumphant and bold in a way that Marvel scores simply are not.
So take from this what you will: Alan Silvestri, the composer behind the only memorable MCU musical scores so far, is returning for both Avengers: Infinity War films.
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Mondo is announcing a beautiful 6-LP vinyl box set for the Back to the Future trilogy, in addition to individual album releases. The vinyls feature fully restored music from original master recordings under the supervision of composer Alan Silvestri, never-before-released tracks from the sequels, exclusive liner notes contributed by series screenwriter Bob Gale, and incredible artwork by DKNG Studios and Matt Taylor. The box set and individual vinyls will both go on sale on Back to the Future Day, October 21st 2015. Find out a lot more information about the Mondo Back to the Future vinyl set and see some images of the fantastic art, after the jump.
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Ant-Man wouldn’t be a Marvel movie if it didn’t contain a bunch of fun easter eggs and references to comic book creators, storylines and side characters. We’ve chronicled many of the references and hidden details in previous Marvel movies (like this in-depth dissection of Guardians of the Galaxy’s many easter eggs), and now its time to take a look at Peyton Reed‘s Ant-Man. After the jump you will find over 20 easter eggs for the latest Marvel superhero movie starring Paul Rudd.
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Last night at the Hollywood Bowl, the record was broken for the largest Back to the Future screening. An estimated crowd of over 16,000 people watched the film on the big screen, accompanied by live orchestration.
As you know, I’m a huge Back to the Future fan, so of course I was in attendance for the monumental event. After the jump you can find more information, alongside my thoughts and also some photos and video of the event.
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Today is October 21, 2014. In exactly one year, we’ll have Hoverboards, flying cars, Jaws 19 and a Cubs World Series victory. At least, that’s what Robert Zemeckis’ Back to the Future Part II surmised. And while it’s going to end up being totally wrong about all of it, it’s a date everyone is looking forward to.
2015 also marks the 30th anniversary of the first Back to the Future film, released on July 3, 1985. Much like we saw with Ghostbusters this year, plenty of celebrations are expected for the milestone from merchandise and screenings to documentaries and more. One new addition to the list is the announcement of special 30th anniversary screenings that’ll play at concert venues all over the world. There, the soundtrack of the film will be edited out so a full orchestra can perform Alan Silvestri‘s iconic score live. Even better? Silvestri is writing 15 minutes of new score for the performances. Read More »
Want to see Iceman filming X-Men: Days of Future Past? How does Joss Whedon say Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. fits into the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Why can’t you buy Iron Man 3 tickets yet at certain theaters? Who said the Captain America: The Winter Soldier script is the best Marvel movie yet? Are there big names in Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
I love the process of filmmaking and seeing eye on the wall footage from the making of big films. Today Hollywood doesn’t produce many behind the scenes documentaries in this style. Studios do release reels of b-roll footage to tv outlets at junkets to cut into those 4-minute on camera interviews. Over the years we’ve posted embeds of the raw video material on the site for everyone to enjoy.
After the jump you can watch 20 minutes of spliced footage from the set of The Avengers. There is some very enjoyable moments, watching Joss Whedon direct the cast, seeing Mark Ruffalo seeing models of himself as The Incredible Hulk for the first time, seeing Jeremy Renner and Chris Evans run around a stunt stage with plastic weapons learning their action sequence choreography, and much more. Unfortunately they don’t let us hear what is being said, but instead its all set to Alan Silvestri‘s score for the film.
Warning: The b-roll clips probably contain some behind the scenes footage of scenes and sequences being filmed that some of you would rather not see before seeing the film. I’m not sure I consider any of the footage “spoilers”, but you might. You have been warned.
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Posted on Friday, February 3rd, 2012 by Angie Han
Well, we did warn you that the project was still in the very early stages — but it now seems like that Back to the Future stage show may be even farther away than we’d thought.
Yesterday, news broke that director Robert Zemeckis, his co-writer/producer Bob Gale, and the film’s composer Alan Silvestri were in early talks to bring Marty McFly, Doc Brown, and their iconic DeLorean to Broadway, and Zemeckis’ rep even confirmed that the three were “in preliminary creative discussions.” However, Gale is now cautioning that the story should be taken with a giant grain of salt. Read his comments after the jump.
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We’ve seen quite a few examples of cross-pollination between Broadway and film, but typically via a Broadway show that is turned into a movie. One of the projects that might go the other direction, however, is Back to the Future. The enduring ’80s film still boasts a strong fanbase, and so producers are starting to explore the idea of a stage musical version. This is a project that is in very early stages, but the appeal is pretty obvious. I have to admit, recreating the apparent murder of Doc Brown by Libyans in song and dance sounds like something I could be talked into seeing without much effort at all. Read More »
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