Monday, May 31, 2010
With a gravelly voice and a menacing appearance, he was one of the most distinctive actors of his era. he was also a supremely gifted director.
While his heyday was in the 60s and 70s, he reinvigorated his career in later life, playing ‘baddies’ in films such as Blue Velvet and Speed.
Like many of the great stars, he learnt his trade in the Actors Studio, making his debut television appearance in 1955 and his film debut in Rebel Without a Cause, starring James Dean, in the same year.
He came to prominence in the cult classic Easy Rider, which he also directed with great success. the film also starring Peter Fonda and Jack Nicholson is perhaps the greatest – and certainly best known – of American road movies.
The film won an award at Cannes while Hopper was nominated for an Oscar for best original screenplay.
He never really reached such heights again although he went on to enjoy critical acclaim in Apocalypse Now (1979), playing a manic photojournalist, while in recent years he became known to younger audiences for intense performances in the action movie Speed, where he played a bomber terrorising a bus full of passengers, and True Romance.
In March this year he was received his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame – the 2,403rd star on Hollywood Boulevard.
Hopper was also a prolific photographer, painter, and sculptor whose works are exhibited worldwide.
Off-screen his life was every bit as colourful as the movies he made.
He was married five times and frequently embarked on drug and drink binges before periodically checking himself in to rehab clinics.
He had recently been involved in a bitter divorce case against Victoria Duffy-Hopper, 42, who had been his wife of 14 years.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Soundtrack Treasures Collection is a collection of all three soundtrack albums for Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean Trilogy along with some exclusive extra features including several suites of never-before-released music and a bonus DVD containing videos from behind the scenes, making of the music and interviews with composer Hans Zimmer. The set was released on December 4, 2007
Disc 1: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
1.Fog Bound 2:16
2.The Medallion Calls 1:53
3.The Black Pearl 2:16
4.Will and Elizabeth 2:08
5.Swords Crossed 3:16
6.Walk the Plank 1:59
7.Barbossa is Hungry 4:06
8.Blood Ritual 3:33
9.Moonlight Serenade 2:09
10.To the Pirates' Cave! 3:31
11.Skull and Crossbones 3:24
12.Bootstrap's Bootstraps 2:39
13.Underwater March 4:12
14.One Last Shot 4:46
15.He's a Pirate 1:30
Disc Time: 43:38
Disc 2: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
1.Jack Sparrow 6:06
2.The Kraken 6:55
3.Davy Jones 3:15
4.I've Got My Eye on You 2:25
5.Dinner is Served 1:30
6.Tia Dalma 3:58
7.Two Hornpipes (Tortuga) 1:14
8.A Family Affair 3:34
9.Wheel of Fortune 6:46
10.You Look Good Jack 5:34
11.Hello Beastie 10:16
12.He's a Pirate (Tiesto Remix) (Bonus) 7:03
Disc Time: 58:36
Disc 3: Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
1.Hoist the Colours 1:31
3.At Wit's End 8:06
4.Multiple Jacks 3:52
5.Up is Down 2:42
6.I See Dead People in Boats 7:09
7.The Brethren Court 2:21
10.What Shall We Die For 2:03
11.I Don't Think Now is the Best Time 10:45
12.One Day 4:02
13.Drink Up Me Hearties 4:32
Disc Time: 55:57
Disc 4: Pirates of the Caribbean: Remixed & Unreleased
1.Pirates, Day One, 4:56am 3:46
2.Marry Me 11:37
3.The Heart of Davy Jones 3:14
4.Lord Cutler Beckett 8:47
5.Jack's Theme Bare Bones Demo 4:05
6.Hoist the Colours Suite 5:44
7.The Pirate Lord of Singapore 5:58
8.Just Good Business 5:56
9.He's a Pirate (Pete n' Red's Jolly Roger Mix) 3:13
10.He's a Pirate (Friscia & Lamboy Tribal Treasure Mix) 4:38
11.He's a Pirate (Pelo Verde Mix) 4:40
12.He's a Pirate (Chris Joss Ship Ahoy Tribal Mix) 4:03
13.Jack's Suite (Paul Oakenfold Mix) 3:35
14.Jack's Suite (The Crystal Method Mix) 3:48
15.Pirates Live Forever (Ryeland Allison Mix) 3:51
Disc Time: 76:55
Total Album Time: 235:06
- Chapter 1: Hans Zimmer: The Man Behind The Pirate's Music
- Chapter 2: Making of A Score
- Chapter 3: Premiere
Waiting for this one haha
Based on Bryan Lee O’Malley’s comic book series, the film stars Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kieran Culkin, Chris Evans, Anna Kendrick, Alison Pill, Brandon Routh and Jason Schwartzman.
Meet charming and jobless Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera). A bass guitarist for garage band Sex Bob-omb, the 22-year-old has just met the girl of his dreams…literally. The only catch to winning Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead)? Her seven evil exes are coming to kill him.
Genre-smashing British filmmaker Edgar Wright (Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead) tells the amazing story of one romantic slacker’s quest to power up with love in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. Scott Pilgrim has never had a problem getting a girlfriend. It’s getting rid of them that proves difficult. From the girl who kicked his heart’s ass—and now is back in town—to the teenage distraction he’s trying to shake when Ramona rollerblades into his world, love hasn’t been easy. He soon discovers, however, his new crush has the most unusual baggage of all: a nefarious league of exes controls her love life and will do whatever it takes to eliminate him as a suitor. As Scott gets closer to Ramona, he must face an increasingly vicious rogues’ gallery from her past—from infamous skateboarders to vegan rock stars and fearsomely identical twins. And if he hopes to win his true love, he must vanquish them all before it really is game over.
Sunday, May 30, 2010
A man struggles to resolve a potentially deadly case of mistaken identity in this thriller. Though he stubbornly insists he is innocent, Race Darnell (Patrick Swayze) is sentenced to a term in prison for the murder of his wife. While behind bars, he begins corresponding through tape-recorded "letters" with several women at once; he mistakenly sends the wrong letter to the wrong woman one day and gets a recording back in which he angrily claims she is going to kill him. Race soon has other things to think about; he's finally cleared of his wife's murder and is released from jail, only to be accused of two other killings. Race is determined to prove he's not the man to blame, and this time he has the help of the guard who used to watch over him.
Dennis McCarthy might be best known in fandom for his numerous next-gen STar Trek TV scores, let alone his feature entry with GENERATIONS. But it’s his score for Enterprise collaborator David Carson’s Letters From a Killer that proves to be one of McCarthy’s most interesting, and atypical works. For where the TREK galaxy may have mostly consigned him to not making much of a musical commentary, KILLER is an all-out opportunity for southern-style menace. Having played nicer country rhythms for Glenn Campbell and Barbara Mandrell, McCarthy greedily dived into this film’s far darker bluegrass possibilities, mixing a sinister orchestra with an underworld of snarling guitars as Patrick Swayze’s parolee gets stalked. With echoes of Ry Cooder, McCarthy’s sinister, and always captivating approach is as atmospheric as a foggy bayou.
01. Letters from a Killer: Main Title (02:58)
02. Visitor for you, Studly / Bishop to Rook Three / Race Remembers His Wife (04:22)
03. Morgan's Time / Bad Letters (03:43)
04. Retrial (01:45)
05. After the Fight (05:33)
06. Race Tells Lita / Race Plays the Tapes (03:22)
07. Race Follows Stephanie (02:05)
08. Pakula on the Air / Race on TV (02:47)
09. Cop Chase Race / Kansas, Huh? (03:16)
10. Fire Talk / Race & Horton Arrive (02:15)
11. The Farmhouse Shire / Race & Horton Search Barn / Murder by Car Horn (05:42)
12. Cotton Field Chase / Yee Ha Chase (03:03)
13. Helicopter Chase (03:59)
14. You've Got to Trust Me (04:45)
15. Stake Out Plan (04:18)
16. Lita's Anger (03:30)
17. Gloria Spills It / It's All on Tape (05:54)
18. Yee-Ha / Salt Plain (01:47)
19. Letters from a Killer: End Credits (03:21)
20. Bonus Track: Film Noir Suite (07:23)
Total Time: 01:15:48
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Set during the height of the First World War, Passchendaele tells the story of Sergeant Michael Dunne (Paul Gross), a Canadian soldier who is brutally wounded in France and returns home emotionally and physically scarred. While in the military hospital in Calgary, he meets Sarah (Caroline Dhavernas), a mysterious and attractive nurse for whom he develops a passionate love. When Sarah's younger, asthmatic brother, David (Joe Dinicol), signs up to fight in Europe, Michael feels compelled to return to Europe to protect him. Michael and David, like thousands of Canadians, are sent to fight in the third battle of Ypres, a battle against impossible odds, commonly known as "Passchendaele." It is a story of passion, courage and dedication, showing the heroism of those that fought in battle, and of the ones that loved them.
Polish composer Jan A.P. Kaczmarek has created a powerful, beautiful and dramatic score for the Canadian film Passchendaele. Newly released on DVD and Blu-Ray, Kaczmarek's stunning score at last comes to CD in this special limited edition!
01. Passchendaele (06:16)
02. The Attack (02:06)
03. Separation (10:31)
04. Little Town (03:07)
05. Pain (02:54)
06. There Is A River... (04:54)
07. Frontline Moves 100 Yards (00:59)
08. The Cross (02:25)
09. No Solution (07:25)
10. The War (05:35)
Total Time: 00:46:12
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Meet Georgia Lass (who prefers to be called George). She is a young Seattle college dropout who is unhappy with life. She is always at odds with her mom, Joy. One day coming back from her temp job as a filing clerk, she is hit by the toliet seat of the re-entering Space Station Mir. Finding out she is now dead, she is recruited to become a grim reaper. As in life, she is a pain in the butt in death. She does not like the details of her job, and is always at loggerheads with her boss Rube. Her fellow grim reapers don't really take much of a liking to her either. She also learns grim reapers don't even get a free ride in death, as they must hold down regular jobs along with their death duties.
01. DEAD LIKE ME - Main Title (01:03)
02. Frogs Bounce (04:26)
03. Bank Montage (04:23)
04. Visit Mom (03:11)
Tracks 2-4 - THE PILOT
05. Suite from "Reaping Havoc" (01:57)
06. “Dead Like Me Pilot” - Fall To Earth (Alternate Opening) (01:37)
07. Suite from "A Cook" (02:12)
08. Part I (03:22)
Tracks 8-12 - Suite from "Rest In Peace"
09. Part II (00:55)
10. Part III (02:08)
11. Part IV (02:26)
12. Part V (01:41)
Tracks 5-12 - from SEASON #1
13. Part I (02:13)
Tracks 13-14 - Suite from "The Ledger"
14. Part II (02:33)
15. Part I (07:59)
Tracks 15-16 - Suite from "Ghost Story"
16. Part II (01:00)
17. Part I (02:56)
Tracks 17-18 - Suite from "The Escape Artist"
18. Part II (02:11)
19. Part I (03:23)
Tracks 19-20 - Suite from "Be Still My Heart"
20. Part II (02:49)
21. Suite from "Always" (04:50)
22. Suite from "Haunted" (07:44)
Tracks 13-22 - from SEASON #2
23. Que Sera Sera (Bonus Track) (04:10)
Performed by Pink Martini; Written by Raymond Evans and Jay Livingston
Total Time: 01:11:09
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Thursday, May 27, 2010
Carrie is a big-city teenager whose life is turned upside down when she moves to a horse ranch in Wyoming to live with her father. But everything changes when Carrie meets Flicka, a wild, jet-black mustang who's just as free-spirited and strong-willed as Carrie. The two form a special bond and Carrie opens her heart to her father and a handsome, local boy, but when a jealous rival puts Flicka's life in jeopardy, Carrie must do whatever it takes to save her best friend.
Mark Thomas presents his wonderfully spirited, melodic and Americana-tinged score for Flicka 2, 20th Century Fox's sequel to the 2006 theatrical feature. This is Mark Thomas' third score for director Michael Damian, who is an accomplished musician himself and has a strong belief in the role of melody and the power of music in his storytelling. The Flicka 2 score features many tender moments where the solo guitar takes the lead over soft strings, but also darker orchestral music as well as big, sweeping thematic writing matching the grand vistas of the film's Wyoming setting.
1. Opening Titles (01:04)
2. Time To Go (00:54)
3. Saddle Up (01:31)
4. Flicka Appears (01:29)
5. Snake Bite (00:58)
6. Carrie Nurses Flicka (01:20)
7. Stampede (01:34)
8. Flicka Recovers (01:53)
9. Chores (02:45)
10. Ranch At Night (01:25)
11. Bonfire (01:22)
12. The Diary (02:07)
13. They Take Flicka (01:50)
14. Carrie Reads To Flicka (01:19)
15. Flicka Runs Away (00:59)
16. The Search (02:13)
17. See You In Court (01:03)
18. Before The Show (00:19)
19. The Show (01:54)
20. Slaughterhouse (00:46)
21. Use Some Help (01:34)
22. Back To The Wild (02:35)
23. Flicka Returns (02:33)
Total Duration: 00:35:27
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Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Set during the first outbreak of the bubonic plague in England, Black Death is a dark horror adventure movie that features a highly original score by Christian Henson. In his third collaboration with director Christopher Smith, Henson (whose scores for The Secret of Moonacre and Triangle are also available from MovieScore Media) has created a sonic world that fuses a modern approach to film scoring with a strikingly authentic sound.
Using modern instruments, including a guitar quartet, and unusual playing techniques such as singing through a traditional tuba or playing the violin in a “primitive” viol-like style, Henson has created one of the most original film scores we’ve come across in recent time.
Standout elements of the score is the contrast between relentless action and sparse melodic themes. A musical work filled with darkness, beauty and mystery. Not to be missed!
Film opens in UK cinemas on June 11 with international distribution to follow.
1 Pestilence 3.04
2 Lovers 2.19
3 Flaggelants 1.46
4 Marsh 2.32
5 Mercy 3.52
6 Banquet 2.01
7 France 1.23
8 Word 1.25
9 Departure 1.52
10 Brotherhood 2.09
11 Fireside 1.34
12 Necromancer 1.34
13 Company 2.42
14 Averil 1.14
15 Dalywag 2.37
16 Reunion 1.49
17 Ulrich 4.44
18 Flight 2.40
19 Osmund 3.49
20 Epilogue 2.33
21 End 2.52
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Tuesday, May 25, 2010
A heartfelt tale of inspiration, hope and redemption, Letters to God is the story of what happens when one boy’s walk of faith crosses paths with one man’s search for meaning the resulting transformational journey touches the lives of everyone around them. The soundtrack to Letters to God compliments the film’s inspirational and uplifting message.
The letters find their way into the hand of Brady McDaniels (Jeffrey S.S. Johnson), a beleaguered postman standing at a crossroads in his life. At first, he is confused and conflicted over what to do with the letters. Overtime he begins to form a friendship with the Doerty family - getting to know not just Tyler but his tough, tender yet overwhelmed mom (Robyn Lively), stalwart grandmother (Maree Chatham) and teen brother Ben (Michael Christopher Bolten) - who are each trying to stand strong against the doubts that come with the chatic turn their lives have taken.
Moved by Tyler's courage, Brady realize what he must do with the letters, a surprise decision that will transform his heart and uplift his newfound friends and community in an exhilarating act of testament to the contagious effect of one boy's unwavering faith against the odds.
Inspired by a true story, Letter to God is an intimate, moving and often funny story about the galvanising effect one child's belief can have on his family, friends and communitiy.
The original motion picture soundtrack for Letter to God is a 2 disc collection for works consisting of original songs and score, much of which in the heart-felt film. Included in the soundtrack are melodic pop-rock favorites Jemery Camp, Between the Trees, and Dishwalla singer J.R. Richards. Singer-songwriters Aaron Barnhart, Ann Marie Boskovich, and Matthew West, all contribute beautiful tracks. Country fans also have something to be happy about with the inclusion of artists like Warrn Brothers and Due West.
Track Listing ::
1. Letters to God – Main Title (Original Score) Colin O’Malley
2. Dear Mr. God – Warren Brothers
3. A Beautiful End – J.R. Richards
4. Tyler’s Letters – (Original Score) Colin O’Malley
5. Have You Met Jesus – ReGeneration
6. Everything is Beautiful – Anne Marie Boskovich
7. You Give Me Hope (acoustic) – Ryan Kirkland
8. Hope Now – Addison Road
9. Letters on the Altar – (Original Score) Colin O’Malley
10. Throw Me A Line – Michael Gleason
11. The Water’s Edge – Aaron Barnhart
12. The Great Daduska – (Original Score) Colin O’Malley
1. Hold Out Your Hands – (Original Score) Colin O’Malley
2. We Can Try – Between The Trees
3. Bracelet – (Original Score) Colin O’Malley
4. Amazing Grace – Wintley Phipps
5. You Are Everything – Matthew West
6. Take A Little Time – Jeremy Camp
7. Come Around – Stars Go Dim
8. He Is Alive – Paul Colman
9. You Give Me Hope – Between The Trees
10. We Need Each Other – Sanctus Real
11. Everything Is Beautiful – Due West
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Predators, a bold new chapter in the Predator universe, shot under the creative auspices of Robert Rodriguez, stars Adrien Brody as Royce, a mercenary who reluctantly leads a group of elite warriors who to come to realize they’ve been brought together on an alien planet…as prey. With the notable exception of a disgraced physician, they are all cold-blooded killers-mercenaries, Yakuza convicts, death squad members – human “predators” that are now being systemically hunted and eliminated by a new breed of alien Predators.
Predators also stars Topher Grace, Laurence Fishburne, Alice Braga, Laurence Fishburne, Walton Goggins, Danny Trejo, Oleg Taktarov and Mahershalalhashbaz Ali. It is directed by Nimrod Antal (Armored, Vacancy).
Composer John Debney will be composing an original score for Predator. Not a hugely surprising choice as Debney has worked with Rodriguez many times in the past, including Sin City, The Adventures of Shark-Boy and Lava-Girl, and the Spy Kids films. Debney got his big break with the 1993 Disney film Hocus Pocus, and has worked mostly on comedies and family films. He composed additional music for the Spider-Man sequels, and this year red Iron Man 2.
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Two brothers. One mountain. Their fate. Even as children brothers Günther and Reinhold Messner shared the ambition of one day climbing the 8000 metre high "naked mountain", Nanga Parbat, in the Himalaya. Under the leadership of expedition head Dr. Karl Maria Herrligkoffer (Karl Markovics) they get their chance in 1970. At this point Reinhold Messner is 25 years old, his brother just 23. An international mountain-climbing elite is to conquer to the mountain on the legendary Rupal face.
After a warning of adverse weather Reinhold Messner (Florian Stetter) makes the decision to reach the peak of the mountain alone. The younger brother, who has less experience, follows Reinhold Messner. During the descent begins their fight for survival, Günther succumbing to altitude sickness. Only Reinhold returns to the valley alive ...
01. The Spirit of the Mountains
02. Dreams of Higher Altitudes
03. Leaving Home
04. New Old Land
06. Ice Glass
07. When There’s Will
08. Moving Up
09. Cold Solitude
10. Reaching the Top
11. Lost and Confused
12. The Spirit Will Survive
13. The Rescue
14. The Inner Road
15. The Aftermath
16. The Dark Solitude of Angels
17. Visions of the End / The Second Summit
18. Among the Mortals Again
19. Epilogue / The Circle of Life and Death
20. Where the Mountains Meet the Sky - Hubert von Goisern
Total Time: 00:45:32
Megamind is the most brilliant supervillain the world has ever known. And the least successful. Over the years, he has tried to conquer Metro City in every imaginable way. Each attempt, a colossal failure thanks to the caped superhero known as ‘Metro Man,’ an invincible hero until the day Megamind actually kills him in the throes of one of his botched evil plans. Suddenly, Megamind has no purpose. A supervillain without a superhero. He realizes that achieving his life’s ambition is the worst thing that ever happened to him.
Megamind decides that the only way out of his rut is to create a new hero opponent called ‘Titan,’ who promises to be bigger, better and stronger than Metro Man ever was. Pretty quickly Titan starts to think it’s much more fun to be a villain than a good guy. Except Titan doesn’t just want to rule the world, he wants to destroy it. Now, Megamind must decide: can he defeat his own diabolical creation? Can the world’s smartest man make the smart decision for once? Can the evil genius become the unlikely hero of his own story?
MegaMind is directed by Tom McGrath (Madagascar) and is set to hit theaters on November 5th, 2010.
"Kick-Ass" tells the story of average teenager Dave Lizewski (Johnson), a comic-book fanboy who decides to take his obsession as inspiration to become a real-life superhero. As any good superhero would, he chooses a new name -- Kick-Ass -- assembles a suit and mask to wear, and gets to work fighting crime. There's only one problem standing in his way: Kick-Ass has absolutely no superpowers.
His life is forever changed as he inspires a subculture of copy cats, is hunted by assorted violent and unpleasant characters, and meets up with a pair of crazed vigilantes, including an 11-year-old sword-wielding dynamo, Hit Girl (Moretz) and her father, Big Daddy (Cage).
01. Henry Jackman - The Armenian Superhero (2:00)
02. The Prodigy - Stand Up (3:32)
03. Marius Vries - Forcefield (1:05)
04. Henry Jackman - Watching (1:02)
05. Henry Jackman - Man In The Mirror (1:08)
06. Marius Vries - A Punch In The Chest (0:46)
07. Marius Vries - Roof Jump (1:32)
08. Henry Jackman - Time To Engage (0:27)
09. Marius Vries - Stabbing-Morphine (1:57)
10. Henry Jackman - I'm Kick Ass (1:17)
11. Marius Vries - Famous (2:22)
12. Marius Vries - A Friend Like You (0:43)
13. Danny Elfman - Walk To Rasul's (0:59)
14. Marius Vries - Trick Or Treat? (2:44)
15. John Murphy - Leaving Rasul's (1:19)
16. Marius Vries - Hit Girl & Big Daddy (2:39)
17. Henry Jackman - Damon & Marcus Comic Book (3:24)
18. Ilan Eshkeri - I Miss You Both (1:41)
19. Henry Jackman - Hunting Kick Ass (1:05)
20. Henry Jackman - MistMobile (1:40)
21. Henry Jackman - Big Daddy Kills (2:50)
22. Marius Vries - One Last Time (0:58)
23. Marius Vries - Sleepover (1:57)
24. Marius Vries - To Brooklyn Bridge (1:42)
25. John Murphy - Safehouse / Ambush (2:35)
26. John Murphy - Showtime Pt 2. (It's Only The End Of The World) (2:25)
27. John Murphy - Nightvision (1:58)
28. John Murphy - Strobe (Adagio in D Minor) (2:03)
29. Henry Jackman - Big Daddy Dies (1:33)
30. John Murphy - Hit Girl Drives Home (1:42)
31. Henry Jackman - Marshmallows (1:12)
32. Ilan Eshkeri - Choose Your Weapon (1:26)
33. Marius Vries - You Got Five Minutes (0:36)
34. Henry Jackman - No Power, No Responsibility (1:16)
35. John Murphy - The Corridor (1:17)
36. Ilan Eshkeri - Kitchen Stand Off (1:20)
37. Marius Vries - The Fight (3:12)
38. Marius Vries - Flying Home (1:50)
39. Henry Jackman - True Identity (1:39)
Total Time: 01:06:51
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Thursday, May 20, 2010
Clive and Elsa are superstars of the genetic engineering world. They specialize in splicing together DNA from different animals to create fantastical new hybrids. The charismatic couple wants to use human DNA in a new hybrid – something that could yield astronomical medical benefits. The pharmaceutical company that funds their research, however, is more interested in exploiting their earlier triumphs for easier, short-term profit. Clive and Elsa secretly conduct their own experiment. The result is Dren: an amazing creature who exhibits an array of unexpected developments, both physical and intellectual. Dren exceeds their wildest dreams... and, ultimately, their most terrifying nightmare.
IP MAN 2 picks up the action in 1950 as Ip Man, with young son and heavily pregnant wife (Xiong Dai Lin) in tow, arrives in Hong Kong. Ip establishes his own Wing Chun martial arts school but struggles to bring in students, and therefore an income for his impoverished family, until the arrogant, yet inquisitive Wong Leung (Huang Xiaoming) appears. After taking a thrashing, Leung signs up along with a group of his friends and interest finally blossoms for this new fighting style. However, the other martial arts schools, in particular that of Hung Chun Nam (Sammo Hung), are reluctant to let Ip simply set up shop on their turf. When Leung gets into a fight with one of Hung's students (To Yu Hong) and is subsequently held for ransom, Ip Man is forced to face Hung and barter for his release.
The burning question going into IP MAN 2 was always whether or not it would touch on the great teacher's schooling of Bruce Lee. Suffice to say that the question is answered, albeit fleetingly, and suggests that if there is ever an IP MAN 3 it really has no excuses for not tackling that particular relationship head on. For now, however, what we get in large part is more of the same. For the first half at least, IP MAN 2 is every bit as good as its predecessor and although it does slip into more generic, melodramatic territory in its second half, perhaps even at the expense of showcasing the fighting talents of its stars, there is still plenty of top-drawer wing chun and hung kuen action to keep martial arts lovers satisfied. And after all, who are we to begrudge a film for attempting to infuse a bit of story in between its dispersing fists?
4.Master and apprentice
10.See compete with established
13.Only Military Prowess
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Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Writer/director Rodrigo García (Nine Lives) teams with executive producer Alejandro González Iñárritu to craft MOTHER AND CHILD, a drama highlighting the powerful bond between a mother and her son. It's been years since Karen (Annette Bening) gave her daughter, Elizabeth, up for adoption, and the decision to abandon her child has always haunted her. Upon meeting laid-back Paco (Jimmy Smits), Karen permits her anxiety and mistrust to get the best of her. On the surface it appears that Elizabeth (Naomi Watts) is none the worse for never knowing her biological mother; she's a fast-talking lawyer who's just landed a high-profile job at a firm fronted by Paul (Samuel L. Jackson), though her unsavory penchant for exploiting others is about to blow up in her face.
Composer Edward Shearmur, known for his scores for Reign Of Fire, Charlie’s Angels and Miss Congeniality, proves equally adept at providing a sympathetic and touching musical palette for Mother and Child.
Mother and Child made its US premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, and Sony Pictures Classics will start its theatrical rollout May 7.
1. Little One (03:11)
performed by Lucy Schwartz
2. Karen (02:13)
3. A Dream (01:32)
4. Nora Takes A Turn (01:50)
5. Elizabeth (04:19)
6. Elizabeth And Paul (03:11)
7. A Kind Word (00:37)
8. Paco (02:29)
9. A Wedding (00:55)
10. Elizabeth Alone (04:40)
11. Elizabeth's Letter (02:56)
12. Mother And Child (00:48)
13. Ray Keeps The Baby (01:54)
14. The Letter Is Found (02:06)
15. A Waltz For Karen (03:05)
16. Karen's Letter (04:26)
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The score for Robin Hood is epic and blissful. Telling the story of Robin Hood's early days, composer Marc Streitenfeld captures the essence of the time period and the feeling of medieval Britain. The music is melodic and strong in the necessary places, yet driving and full of action in others. This is a packed album. There are 22 tracks of score music, all tracks are fully enjoy as you pass through the album.
Streitenfeld, whose other works include American Gangster and Body of Lies, or just a fan of film scores, you'll definitely enjoy this one. Some of the album highlights are "Siege," "Returning the Crown," and "Preparing for Battle," but there really aren't any bad tracks on the album. Distributed by Varese Sarabande, Streitenfeld is an obvious protégé of Academy Award nominee Hans Zimmer. Streitenfeld served as an assistant and editor on Zimmer's albums for Mission: Impossible II, The Last Samurai, The Rock, and many more.
It is late 12th century England and Robin Longstride (Russell Crowe) is a common archer in the Third Crusade. Following the death of Richard the Lionheart in battle, Robin and three other common soldiers- Alan A'Dale, Will Scarlett, and Little John- attempt to return to their homeland, having spent ten years fighting abroad. Along the way they come across an ambush of the King's guard by Sir Godfrey (Mark Strong), an English Knight with French lineage and allegiance. The King of France had ordered Sir Godfrey to assassinate Richard. Having discovered the King is already slain Sir Godfrey is chased off by the arrival of Robin and his companions. Aiming to return to England safely and richer in pocket than they left it, Robin and his men steal the armour of the slain Knights and head for the English ships on the coast under the guise of noblemen. Before leaving the scene of slaughter Robin promises a dying Knight, Sir Robert Loxley, to return a sword to the man's father in Nottingham.
Upon arrival in England, Robin (who has assumed the identity of Loxley) is chosen to inform the Royal family of the King's death and witnesses the crowning of King John (Oscar Isaac), who is the younger brother of the recently-deceased Richard. The arrogant King John shows no remorse to his poor Kingdom and demands harsh taxes to be collected, sending Sir Godfrey off to the North with the task of raising revenue. Unbeknownst to King John, Sir Godfrey is an agent of the French King and uses this Royal Decree to stir up enough unrest to cause Civil War in England.
Robin and his companions head to Nottingham, where Loxley's father, Walter (Max von Sydow) asks him to continue impersonating his son, in order to prevent the family lands being taken by the crown. Loxley's widow, Lady Marion (Cate Blanchett), is initially distrustful of Robin, but soon warms to him when he recovers taxed grain for the townsfolk to plant.
Meanwhile, Godfrey's actions have stirred up the northern Barons, who march to meet King John, and demand the signing of a charter of rights. Having realized Godfrey's deception, and knowing he must reunite his people in order to meet an imminent French invasion, the King agrees. A battle follows shortly where Godfrey's men are interrupted while ransacking Nottingham, and chased off by Robin and the northern Barons.
The film climaxes with an invasion on England's south coast by the French, who are met as they land by the English army. The English are victorious in the ensuing battle, during which Robin slays Godfrey with a well-placed arrow from a long distance. However, King John perceives the French surrendering to Robin, rather than to him, and John sees this as a major threat to his power. In the final scenes, King John reneges on his word to sign the Magna Carta, and declares Robin to be an outlaw. Thus, Robin moves to Sherwood Forest with Marian and his friends to form what will become the Merry Men of Sherwood Forest and win the accolade of Robin of the Hood (Robin Hood), becoming a legendary figure in English folklore.
01. Destiny (03:35)
02. Creatures (02:09)
03. Fate Has Smiled Upon Us (02:01)
04. Godfrey (03:32)
05. Ambush (01:14)
06. Pact Sworn In Blood (02:52)
07. Returning The Crown (01:13)
08. Planting The Fields (01:17)
09. Sherwood Forest (02:19)
10. John Is King (04:01)
11. Robin Speaks (02:31)
12. Killing Walter (01:58)
13. Nottingham Burns (02:11)
14. Siege (02:09)
15. Landing Of The French (02:46)
16. Walter’s Burial (03:04)
17. Preparing For Battle (02:38)
18. Charge (01:18)
19. Clash (02:41)
20. The Final Arrow (02:29)
21. The Legend Begins (01:27)
22. Merry Men (01:48)
Total Time: 00:51:13