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John Carpenter ‘Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998’ Review

John Carpenter ‘Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998’ Review: iconic filmmaker/composer goes down memory lane with new interpretations of his classic film scores.  Full disclaimer:John Carpenter is my favorite filmmaker of all time. Sure, he hasn’t made a truly great movie since the 80’s, but his body of work from 1976’s Assault on Precinct 13 through 1988’s They […]

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Movies Revisited: ‘Big Trouble In Little China’ Turns 30

Movies Revisited: ‘Big Trouble In Little China’ Turns 30: Celebrating John Carpenter’s oddball martial arts opus on its 30th anniversary.  When some wild-eyed eight foot tall maniac grabs your neck, taps the back of your favorite head up against the bar-room wall, and he looks ya crooked in the eye and he asks you if you’ve […]

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John Carpenter ‘Lost Themes’ Review

John Carpenter ‘Lost Themes’ Review: he’s all out of bubblegum, because this album kicks ass.  When filmmaker/composer John Carpenter announced his new album Lost Themes, one assumed it contained unused music from his impressive filmography. When he later clarified it’s actually his first album of non film-related music, it was an equally exciting proposition. But it also begged the […]

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7 Best John Carpenter Soundtracks

7 Best John Carpenter Soundtracks: in anticipation of Carpenter’s new album ‘Lost Themes’, we take a look back at his most iconic synth-laden film scores. John Carpenter has the unique distinction of being one of the best directors and composers of the 70’s and 80’s. His pioneering use of synthesizers to create taut hypnotic tension for his iconic […]

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John Carpenter Releases ‘Vortex’ From ‘Lost Themes’ Album

John Carpenter Releases ‘Vortex’ From ‘Lost Themes’ Album: horror director and composer teases fans with new track from forthcoming Lost Themes Album Earlier this month, director/composer John Carpenter appeared at L.A.’s Beyond Festival, where he and Jamie Lee Curtis hosted a screening of his influential horror classic Halloween. Afterwards, the duo did an audience Q&A, […]

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11 Best Movie Commentaries

Check out our Top 11 List of The Best, most informative and entertaining Movie Commentaries. For film geeks like myself, nothing beats a good DVD or Blu-ray movie commentary track. A great commentary gives insight into the creative process; how cast and crew solved conceptual problems, salvaged happy accidents, and willed their vision into being. […]

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The Top 30 best film soundtracks of all time Part 3

The Top 30 best film soundtracks of all time Part 3

  Okay, so we’re in the final stretch of the best film soundtracks of all time.  Assuming, you’ve read the 1st 2 entries (which you recap here and here), then off we go. And remember any click on image will take you to Amazon if you’re looking to add one to your collection. These to […]

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Escape From San Francisco

So a few weeks ago my wife and I had the opportunity to take a brief vacation. She’d always wanted to go to San Francisco, and we had friends there, so it seemed like a good choice. I’ve visited San Fran several times throughout the years and it always makes for a great getaway. So […]

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