Top 10 TV Themes of the ’70s

The art of the TV theme song is a lost one these days. After all, why waste 90 seconds playing music at the beginning of a show when you can just cram in an extra commercial break? But there was a time, ...

The Composers: Alan Silvestri

Alan Silvestri has a singular sound that announces his work as few can. His brassy fanfare punches are synonymous with the movies they appeared in, and his themes catch the spirit of the characters and propel the story like any other ...

Soundtrack Saturday: “Dutch”

I will admit that when I chose Dutch (1991) to finish out this month of Thanksgiving-themed Soundtrack Saturday posts, I wasn’t terribly excited about it. I’d only seen it once, eons ago, and it didn’t make much of an impression on ...

The Movie Music Megamix

So, how has the summer of ten been treating you, cinematically? While I was genuinely looking forward to seeing Toy Story 3 and Inception in the theaters, my score card as it currently stands has only one visit to the multiplex ...

Blu-ray Review: “Predator: Ultimate Hunter Edition”

Like wrinkles on a middle-aged man, time has a way of making even the most mundane movie appear distinguished. Maybe you were a kid when you first saw that middlebrow comedy; maybe it’s been awhile since you’ve watched that predictable ...