Even though Rob Zombie‘s remake of John Carpenter’s Halloween arrived with a bit of a thud in 2007, the slasher had at least one redeeming quality that made the movie a suspenseful reimagining of the horror classic. Tyler Bates delivered a haunting score that put a modern spin on the classic theme created by Carpenter himself. The composer brought in experimental instrumentation to make it sound a little more aggressively menacing, and the primary theme sounds as if it’s coming from a slightly out of tune piano or a broken music box.
Now you can bring home Rob Zombie’s Halloween scores, from both the first movie and the sequel, in the form of a pair of new vinyl soundtracks from Waxwork Records. Not only do the vinyl soundtracks feature cues from the scores, but also dialogue from the movies, and classic rock songs from the movie’s soundtrack. Get the details on Rob Zombie’s Halloween vinyl soundtracks and find out where you can get them below. Read More »
Update: A report has been making the rounds claiming that Tyler Bates, writer/director James Gunn‘s longtime composer, would be reuniting with Gunn to compose the score for the upcoming Warner Bros. and DC superhero sequel The Suicide Squad. While that report came from a normally-reliable source, people close to the production have informed us that it was incorrect. We’ve learned that John Murphy (Kick-Ass, Sunshine) will actually be providing the new score. Read more about The Suicide Squad composer and listen to a few of his songs below. Read More »
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum blasts into theaters this week. In honor of the return of Keanu Reeves and his many methods of killing people, we have an exclusive John Wick: Chapter 3 visual soundtrack for you to feast your ears and eyes on. The visual soundtrack features a selection of cuts from the score Tyler Bates and Joel J. Richard, along with footage from the film. Check it out below.
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This week already brought us the gem that was a Deadpool 2 music video featuring Celine Dion belting out an incredible ballad that wouldn’t be out of place on the soundtrack for a sweeping, epic romance. But instead, it’s the breakout single from the Deadpool 2 soundtrack, and it’s one of the funniest music videos I’ve seen in awhile. However, the Deadpool 2 score isn’t going to take this lying down.
Sony Classical has announced the release of the Deadpool 2 score: next week, just one week before the movie hits theaters. Under normal circumstances, this would be business as usual, but the Deadpool 2 score isn’t your average composition for a motion picture. Instead, the music composed by Tyler Bates has become the first score to earn the famous Parental Advisory warning parents that their children might hear some naughty language while listening to the album in question. Read More »
Even though the new Disneyland attraction Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! just opened in May in the California Adventure Park area, the ride is already getting a makeover to go along with the theme park’s Halloween festivities.
Beginning on September 15 and lasting through All Hallows’ Eve on October 31, Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! will be transformed into Guardians of the Galaxy – Monsters After Dark. The ride will take on a new storyline during this time involving Rocket Raccoon and his tree pal Groot. Find out more about the Guardians of the Galaxy Mission BREAKOUT Halloween updates below. Read More »
Disneyland is getting ready to open their first Marvel attraction next month. As you know, Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! is a retrofit of Twilight Zone’s Tower of Terror in Disney California Adventure park. Yesterday, Walt Disney Imagineering gave a hardhat tour of the ride to a bunch of journalists. We weren’t invited, because why would a movie website that writes daily about the MCU and theme park rides be invited to such an event? We have compiled together the more interesting information revealed during the tour. Hit the jump to learn more about the Guardians of the Galaxy ride.
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Posted on Thursday, January 26th, 2017 by Angie Han
It seems like every week we get a new look at something or someone in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, but today we’ve got a little something to listen to. Director James Gunn has shared the first snippet of the score from his upcoming Marvel sequel, which was once again composed by Tyler Bates. Listen to a Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 score preview below. Read More »
Guardians of the Galaxy composer Tyler Bates will return for director James Gunn‘s Guardians of the Galaxy sequel Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. More on the Guardians of the Galaxy 2 composer after the jump.
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In filmmaking, the score is almost always one of the last pieces of the puzzle. By the time a composer completes and records their score, the movie is almost always in the can. It just needs a tweak here or there before it’s done. That’s the usual order of things. For James Gunn‘s Guardians of the Galaxy though, things moved in a different order.
Gunn worked with composer Tyler Bates (300, Watchmen, Super) very early in the process so the actors could listen to the film’s eventual score during the creation of the movie’s most emotional moments and action scenes. The hope was hearing the film’s score so early in the process would let them better understand the film’s tone. Read the full quote below. Read More »
A composer has been set for Marvel Studio’s August 2014 galactic adventure, Guardians of the Galaxy. Tyler Bates will write the music for the James Gunn directed film. Bates has worked with Gunn on his previous two films, Super and Slither, plus he’s also well-known for his work with Batman vs. Superman director Zack Snyder on films like Watchmen, 300 and Sucker Punch. We’ll next hear his work on the thrillers 7500 and The Sacrament. [The Wrap]
Below, read Gunn’s thoughts on the hire. Read More »