Travel back in time with me to 2001. This is Christmas and I am wondering which movies to see, and take the kids and their friends to, so they can have fun. My daughter suggests that we see A Christmas Carol: The Movie. I told her that we had seen it so many times, the same old Ebenezer Scrooge and his three weird spirits. But they wanted to see this animated version anyway. I looked at the list, bought the tickets and we went inside.
1899 is the latest horror series coming to Netflix. This German series is from the makers of the hit series Dark. Jantje Friese and Baran bo Oda may just had created their next masterpiece. Dark lasted for three seasons and it got a satisfying conclusion to it’s fans. So I have a feeling that 1899 can have the same achievement because of the people behind it.
My newest interview subject, John Bruno, is an accomplished visual effects artist. He’s helped to create some of the most memorable images of the last few decades of blockbuster cinema in projects ranging from Ghostbusters and the first two Poltergeist films to Terminator 2: Judgment Day and Batman Returns to Avatar and the Twilight films. He’s even won an Oscar, taking home the Best Visual Effects Oscar for The Abyss. I spoke to John Bruno recently about his long and diverse career, and we put this together over the course of two phone calls. I hope you all enjoy getting to know this amazing talent.
On Monday, June 22nd, the world of film music suffered a devastating loss when James Horner, winner of two Oscars for his musical contributions to Titanic, died in a plane crash. Mr. Horner’s death sent shockwaves through the film community. He scored three movies awaiting release and was on-board to do the scores for the Avatar sequels. I’ve been a fan of Mr. Horner’s work for years now, and so I would like to take a look back at some of the scores he wrote that either had an impact on me or I just enjoyed for what they were…Wonderful music.