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Oscars: Best Sound Predictions 2021

How fortuitous that we have some of the most innovative and imaginative use of sound in the very first season that the Academy merged sound editing and sound mixing into a single category. From now on, it’s about the total sound craft, and “Sound of Metal,” “Mank,” “Tenet,” and “Soul” are the standouts, with “The […]

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‘Malcolm & Marie’ Soars at Netflix as ‘Greenland’ Continues to Score at a Premium VOD Price

Just as the Super Bowl traditionally inhibits studios from releasing new titles to theaters, there were few fresh films available on home platforms. As a result, four titles — all previously ranked #1 on multiple charts — took the top spots again. The exception was Netflix, which debuted “Malcolm & Marie” February 5. Starring Zendaya […]

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“Mank” leads the Critics Choice Nominations

Mank and Minari led the 26th annual Critics Choice nominations with 12 and 10 nods respectively. This post is in progress so please refresh for updatesBest PictureDa 5 Bloods (Netflix) Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Netflix) Mank (Netflix) Minari (A24) News of the World (Universal Pictures) Nomadland (Searchlight Pictures) One Night in Miami (Amazon Studios) Promising […]

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Hollywood Music in Media Award Winners Include Scores for ‘Soul,’ ‘News of the World,’ ‘Minari,’ ‘Queen’s Gambit’

Songs or scores from “Soul,” “Minari,” “Tenet,” “News of the World,” “”Euphoria” and “The Queen’s Gambit” were among the winners Wednesday night at the 11th annual (and first virtual) Hollywood Music in Media Awards.Breaking down categories by genre affords the HMMAs the opportunity to cast a wide net in its awards. Film-related trophies went to […]

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Weekend Box Office: ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Falls Sharply, Again, With $3 Million

Since no new films opened wide this weekend, the 30 percent drop in post-holiday box office isn’t quite as bad as it looks. However, the news was worse for “Wonder Woman 1984, which grossed $3 million with a 45 percent drop.The total for the weekend was around $10 million, with 11 films. (Disney’s reissue of […]

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Thomas Newton Howard Says He Worked With Terrence Malick On An Unreleased Film Called ‘Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners’

A new Terrence Malick film is always a cause for excitement because of how spread out they are released, with anything between a year and 20 years between projects. But Malick, like any other filmmaker, has a long list of unproduced projects, one of which involved a score written by Thomas Newton Howard titled “Grace […]

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Tom Hanks Says Movie Theaters Will ‘Absolutely’ Survive Covid-19, Calls Shift to Streaming a ‘Due’ Change

Tom Hanks has no doubt that movie theaters will survive the Covid-19 pandemic.During an interview with Collider for his new film, “News of the World,” Hanks addressed the impact this year has had on the movie theater business and the subsequent shift of many films to release on streaming services.“A sea change was due, anyway. […]

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‘News of the World’ Composer James Newton Howard on Giving the Music ‘a Jagged, Tattered, Rough-Hewn Edge’

“When I get a call saying, ‘Do you want to do a Western?,’ my answer is always yes,” says “News of the World” composer James Newton Howard. “I love Westerns.”Previous horse dramas for the eight-time Oscar nominee have included “Wyatt Earp” and “Hidalgo.” His collaboration with director Paul Greengrass was his first, and he visited […]

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