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La La Land: Review

Director Damien Chazelle continues his success after 2014’s Whiplash with another incredible music centered drama starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling.  This modern-day musical set in LA is gaining hype and praise, which I can safely say is very well deserved. Continue reading “La La Land: Review”


Oscar Nominations Are Out!

Here they are!  This year’s list is pretty stacked!  La La Land leads the race with 14 nominations and is poised to take home a lot of gold statues.  Check out a few of The Academy’s nomination videos and the full list of nominees here! Continue reading “Oscar Nominations Are Out!”

Hans Zimmer

A good score should have a point of view all of its own. It should transcend all that has gone before, stand on its own two feet and still serve the movie. A great soundtrack is all about communicating with the audience, but we all try to bring something extra to the movie that is not entirely evident on screen.

LOTR: How Music Elevates Story

Nerdwriter1 dives into what I believe is the greatest score in cinematic history; The Lord of the Rings.  This video is an incredible study of what makes music in film so powerful and breaks down Howard Shore’s masterpiece in a extensive and comprehensive way.  Bravo Nerdwriter1, bravo.

Hans Zimmer and Pirates of the Carribean

My favorite composer matched with my favorite movie (Curse of the Black Pearl), sounds like Christmas!

How I Rate Movies

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