The Princess Diarist - 2018 Grammy Winners

Last night saw the 2018 Grammy Awards air on CBS. Since that’s music’s biggest night, it’s not something we usually cover, but the Grammys also honor achievements in music from the world of cinema, as well as work that is cinema-adjacent.

Even though La La Land is old news to us by now, the Grammy Awards’ very different deadlines meant the Damien Chazelle musical ended up taking home the Grammy for both Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media and Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media. Meanwhile, the late Carrie Fisher and the great John Williams also took home awards.

Find out more about the (movie relevant!) 2018 Grammy winners below. Read More »

Doug Kenney - Morning Watch

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, John Williams conducts the orchestra during a recording session for the Star Wars: The Last Jedi score. Plus, learn how National Lampoon co-creator Doug Kenney changed the face of comedy forever, and see the amazing visual effects in the Best Picture winning Call Me By Your Name. Read More »

new ready player one featurette

If there’s one element that ensures a ticket to see Ready Player One, it’s Steven Spielberg. Spielberg’s big screen adaptation of Ernest Cline‘s pop-culture-stuffed novel has the potential to be something very entertaining, and an opportunity for Spielberg to create a film more akin to the more wide-appealing blockbusters of his early days. A new Ready Player One featurette understands that, and serves as a both an advertisement for the film, and a tribute to Spielberg.

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John Williams Will Score Star Wars Episode IX

John Williams, who has provided iconic music for every Star Wars film (save Rogue One, which nonetheless used his themes), is all but confirmed to score Star Wars: Episode 9. You know this, I know this, Williams knows this. A new interview with the master composer has Williams confirming that he would very much like to finish out the new trilogy, and that he made this known to director J.J. Abrams. It’s not a firm confirmation, but we can just go ahead and assume that John Williams will provide the Episode 9 score.

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Han Solo Theme - John Williams

Over five months ago we found out that John Powell would be composing the score for Solo: A Star Wars Story. Though composer John Williams has been responsible for providing the score for every film in the primary Star Wars saga, Disney and Lucasfilm have opted to let other composers take over for the spin-offs under the Star Wars Story moniker. However, when it comes to Solo: A Star Wars Story, fans will hear some new music composed by John Williams after all.

In a recent interview with the legendary composer, John Williams revealed that he will be composing a theme for the Han Solo movie while John Powell will handle the rest of the score. Find out more about the Han Solo theme revelation below. Read More »

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Score

Today is the day that Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters. That means it’s also the release date for the new score composed by the legendary John Williams, the man who created the iconic themes we all know and love and has scored every primary chapter in the Star Wars saga. The good news is if you’re not ready to buy the soundtrack just yet (or you’re waiting for someone to give it to you for Christmas), you don’t have to wait to listen to it.

The full Star Wars: The Last Jedi score is available to stream online right now for your listening enjoyment. Read More »

Justice League soundtrack

Justice League clobbers its way into theaters until next week, but you can get a jump on the epic superhero team-up film by listening to its score right now. Danny Elfman‘s musical return to the superhero genre is now streaming. Check it out the Justice League soundtrack below in all its bombastic glory.

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Star Wars 40th anniversary vinyl soundtrack

It’s getting to the point where there are nearly as many different versions of the Star Wars soundtracks as there were home video releases of the Star Wars trilogy. The latest addition to the Star Wars soundtrack collection is a brand new 40th anniversary release of the soundtrack to Star Wars: A New Hope on vinyl.

Walt Disney Records is releasing a special edition Star Wars 40th anniversary vinyl soundtrack that not only comes with the entirety of the motion picture score by John Williams, but a couple other cool features as well. Find out more below. Read More »

Harry Potter Vinyl Soundtrack Set

Though vinyl is now enjoying quite a resurgence among music fans as a popular format for listening to music, during most of the time that the Harry Potter franchise was hitting theaters, it was an almost entirely dead form of media. That means most of the soundtracks for each of the movies never got released on vinyl. But that’s about to change.

Rhino has announced a new Harry Potter box set that will include the scores from the first five films in the franchise on vinyl for the first time ever. Find out more about the Harry Potter vinyl soundtrack set coming in November. Read More »

Justice League Score

Danny Elfman, who has composed the scores for superhero movies ranging from Tim Burton’s Batman to Joss Whedon’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, was hired to provide the score for Whedon and Zack Snyder’s superhero sequel Justice League a few months ago, and we haven’t heard much about his approach to the material. But today in a new interview, Elfman revealed that he’ll be including John Williams‘ instantly-recognizable and beloved Superman theme in the new film…in a way that we might not expect.
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