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SG Cinema Sounds Composer Profile – Thomas Newman

The word “lyrical” is often used to describe the film compositions of Thomas Newman, whose work is as diverse as it accomplished. Anyone who has done the music for Cinderella Man AND The Lost Boys has some serious geek cred, … Continue reading

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Sydney Pollack: 1934-2008

  natura diet Sadly, we lost one of the great ones yesterday, a warm, extraordinarily talented and accomplished filmmaker and actor in Sydney Pollack. Following a solid career as a theater and television actor (including parts on Playhouse 90, Alfred … Continue reading

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TMNT – One Year Later

how to learn japanese Dave's Note:  This was supposed to go up in March, but I slacked and lost track of it. It’s been exactly one year since the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles made their return to the big screen … Continue reading

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SG Cinema Flashback – Star Trek: Insurrection

  From the oft-heard complaints you hear from Trekkies about the fourth, fifth and ninth Star Trek films, you’d think we Spock-eared, Klingon-spouting fanboys (and girls) had no sense of humor. I’m referring to the “too much humor” issue that … Continue reading

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SG Cinema Flashback – Willow

  This month marks 20 years since the theatrical release of Willow, the fantasy written and produced by George Lucas and directed by Ron Howard.  When it was revealed that the film was being made, many believed that the title … Continue reading

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Starfest Report: Horrorfest Premiers

While much of the Denver Marriot blanketed the sci-fi and fantasy-heavy genre celebration, the far right wing of the hotel, draped by dark clouds and ominous sparrows circling, was the base of the relatively new (11-years old) Horrorfest.  What was … Continue reading

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Starfest Report: WB Panel for Get Smart and Speed Racer

What most believed would be the highlight and centerpiece of the entire weekend convention ended up being an uneven exhibit of footage from Get Smart and Speed Racer. The short version is that the Get Smart footage and presentation was … Continue reading

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SG Cinema Sounds Composer Profile – Jerry Goldsmith

The late Jerry Goldsmith (1929-2004) has composed (and conducted) some of the all-time most beautiful, exciting, versatile and haunting volumes of film music and is unquestionably one of the masters of the art form.  He first gained notoriety for composing … Continue reading

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SG Cinema Flashback – Big

  Big is a film that surprised audiences when it premiered 20 years ago and, even today, the movie takes you off guard in unexpected ways.   In 1988, Big was opening at the tail end of a movie year … Continue reading

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A Fanboy’s Reponse To the Incredible Hulk and Lost Boys 2 Trailers

In one night, the trailers to two of the most curiously anticipated films of the year unveil to varying responses. I wrote “curiously anticipated”, because most seem to want a glimpse at “The Incredible Hulk” and “Lost Boys- The Tribe” simply to … Continue reading

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