Wednesday, November 28, 2007

in search of a skull

Well, it is not the Indiana that we knew but the image of an aging Harrison Ford illuminated from the back, whip, leather jacket, hat and surrounded by cobwebs gives me hope. More at

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

all will be revealed

So I love Batman. The whole brooding hero thing is all me. Plus, the guy has no powers . What is more sexy than a caped crusader who can fight like a ninja. It is the best of both worlds. That being said, I was not a fan of Batman Begins because it was too dark (not thematically but the film was actually too dark). And the editing was atrocious, à la Bourne Supremacy, where the choreography was lost. Don't get me wrong, the look and feel of Gotham was superb and Bale was spot on. Plus, Gary Oldman as Gordan makes the entire film. I just wanted something a bit cleaner with more detail. I hope they take this into consideration when they release The Dark Knight. I love the fact that it isn't "Batman 2" or "Batman Returns" or some other silly second movie title. Instead it feels like it is another story. If you have not glanced lately, take a look at the promotion. It is already big.

update: the cards are now gone and the joker is fully creepy

and if you can't wait that long, here is a sneak peak: The Joker

complete the set

Gosh, so much going on and not enough time to blog. I was happy to hear today that NBC has picked up "Life" for the rest of the season. I love this drama and hope that it continues for a while. I completed two soundtrack sets this past week. One was the fantastic game series, Halo by Martin O'Donnell and Michael Salvatori. Now that Halo 3 has been released for Xbox 360 (I still have not played it yet!) the story and its score are complete. The soundtracks are an amalgamation of drama and action with a nice electronic blend, except in 3 the themes have been rerecorded orchestrally and with a choir. I love the themes and can not wait to hear it with the game. And last but certainly not least, I received the final installment of Howard Shore's The Lord of the Rings The Complete Recordings which is a five disc version of The Return of the King. How wonderful to finally hear the portions of the score which were not on the soundtrack in all their glory; that little violin at the end of the lighting of the beacons, the fellowship theme sung by choir on the side of mount doom, and the little breathers which hint at each and every theme with only a few notes. These soundtracks have given me hours upon hours of listening and have changed my interpretation of the story through the dissecting of every motif. However, it is not over. A book about Shore's score is still to be released and I look forward to its analysis.

Friday, November 09, 2007

legano, ni legano, is gray area

Cutting Edge quote there. Too bad I had to miss the goal of the season last night. If you are looking for good soccer, head over to Twellman's