Tag: Movies

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DVD Reviews

DVD Review: “Max Payne”

For the benefit of those who haven’t seen Max Payne yet, but are considering renting the DVD, I’m going to spoil as much of it...

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Motion Picture Soundtrack

Motion Picture Soundtrack: “Free Bird”

There was an episode of television’s Friday Night Lights when a new character plays in his first game and forces a game-changing...

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Motion Picture Soundtrack, Music

Motion Picture Soundtrack: “I’ve Had Enough”

Teen angst is one of the most tempting lodes for an ore-seeking filmmaker to mine. It’s something of a shared experience; the...

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Motion Picture Soundtrack

Motion Picture Soundtrack: “The End”

In my post about The Rules of Attraction a few weeks back, commenter Idp presented the idea that many of the heroes in action movies fall...

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Motion Picture Soundtrack, Music

Motion Picture Soundtrack: “All These Things That I’ve Done”

There’s a certain art to crafting a great movie trailer that is sort of a scale model of the art of crafting the advertised movie...

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Motion Picture Soundtrack, Music

Motion Picture Soundtrack: “I’ll Fly Away”

Sometimes, when you’re choosing the soundtrack for an adapted screenplay, the source material hands your songs right to you (such as...

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Motion Picture Soundtrack, Music

Motion Picture Soundtrack: “Momma Told Me Not to Come”/ “Spill the Wine”

The first time I ever visited Sherman Oaks and saw the childhood home of my old roommate Miles (this was back when we lived in San Diego,...

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Exit Music, Music

Exit Music (For an Actor): Heath Ledger

As I expect every one of you knows, Heath Ledger died yesterday. I won’t speculate as to the details of his death (I’m sure the...

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Exit Music, Music

Exit Music (For a Film): Leonard Cohen, “The Future”

Exit Music is a sister series to Motion Picture Soundtrack. Yeah, they’re both named after Radiohead songs. So what? You wanna fight...

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No Concessions

No Concessions: “Cloverfield”

Never in my life have I been so glad that I wasn’t caught up in the hype for a film. Yes, obviously, I was aware of Cloverfield....

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Motion Picture Soundtrack

Motion Picture Soundtrack: Elliott Smith, “Needle in the Hay”

To begin: Music has been a essential part of movies since the very first images were committed to celluloid — in fact, motion picture...