Soundtrack Revue: Dawn of The Planet of The Apes

July 20, 2014


Dawn of the Planet of the Apes


Music Revue by Lauren Beverly

It’s no secret that a reboot of a film series can either be a hit or miss. “Dawn of The Planet of The Apes” has the potential to be an absolute hit, as does its musical counterpart. Composed by Michael Giacchino (Star Trek, Star Trek: Into Darkness, Call of Duty Series), this soundtrack has the wow factor that will send the listening audience into a wild frenzy.

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MOVIE REVUE: My John Carter Can Beat Up Your John Carter

March 8, 2012

Director Andrew Stanton helps put Pixar on the map in the mid-nineties. He has made a couple of successful animated Disney films about a love story between two robots and a father who goes through the entire Pacific Ocean to find his young clownfish. You may have heard of them. For his first live-action feature, he has taken a classic novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs and churned a $250 million epic fail. John Carter, an adaptation of the 1917 novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs, A Princess of Mars, should have stay lying dead on the red planet.

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MOVIE REVUE: Ghost Protocol – Mission Accepted

December 25, 2011

The collaboration of director J.J. Abrams and Tom Cruise in 2006′s Mission:Impossible III marked a vast improvement over John Woo’s awkwardly trendy, over-stylized sequel six years prior. Also referred to as Me:Too, Woo’s crossover effort seemed self-indulgent for Cruise and unnaturally trigger-happy for the series, a flash-in-the-pan box office juggernaut to follow the success of Brian De Palma’s sleepy 1996 noir-based original. So here we are at number four, ditching the Roman numeral for the mysterious subtitle Ghost Protocol, which sounds vaguely like something out of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six collection. With the hope that director Brad Bird would continue the momentum given to the stalling franchise by Abrams five years earlier, I found myself succumbing to some pretty high expectations. Thankfully, just a few minutes in to Ghost Protocol‘s opening prison break sequence, I felt assured that disappointment was not imminent. Thirty minutes later, when Cruise’s Ethan Hunt is sprinting from the grounds of the Kremlin as it bursts apart in a succession of massive explosions reminiscent of War of the Worlds, I found myself already praying for an M:I5.

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