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New Trailer Drops for Free Guy

A new trailer for the adventure-comedy Free Guy has dropped. In the movie, a bank teller discovers he is actually a background player in an open-world video game, and decides to become the hero of his own story…one he rewrites himself. Now in a world where there are no limits, he is determined to be the guy who saves his world his way…before it is too late. 

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Starring Ryan Reynolds, Jodie Comer, Joe Keery, Lil Rel Howery, Utkarsh Ambudkar and Taika Waititi.

Free Guy is currently set to open on 11 December in North America.

Featured image & promotional art: Free Guy (2020), 20th Century Studios

Robert Zemeckis-directed The Witches Trailer has Dropped

Witches are real, and they are everywhere! From Robert Zemeckis and Guillermo del Toro comes the remake of Roald Dahl's The Witches.

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From Oscar-winning director Robert Zemeckis (“Forrest Gump”) comes the fantasy adventure “Roald Dahl’s The Witches.” The film stars Oscar winners Anne Hathaway (“Les Misérable,” “Ocean’s 8”) and Octavia Spencer (“The Help,” “The Shape of Water”), Oscar nominee Stanley Tucci (“The Hunger Games” films, “The Lovely Bones”), with Kristin Chenoweth (TV’s “Glee” and “BoJack Horseman”) and award-winning comedy legend Chris Rock. Newcomer Jahzir Kadeem Bruno (TV’s “Atlanta”) also stars, alongside Codie-Lei Eastick (“Holmes & Watson”).

Reimagining Dahl’s beloved story for a modern audience, Zemeckis’s visually innovative film tells the darkly humorous and heartwarming tale of a young orphaned boy (Bruno) who, in late 1967, goes to live with his loving Grandma (Spencer) in the rural Alabama town of Demopolis. As the boy and his grandmother encounter some deceptively glamorous but thoroughly diabolical witches, she wisely whisks our young hero away to an opulent seaside resort. Regrettably, they arrive at precisely the same time that the world’s Grand High Witch (Hathaway) has gathered her fellow cronies from around the globe—undercover—to carry out her nefarious plans.

Based on the book by Roald Dahl, the screenplay is by Robert Zemeckis & Kenya Barris (TV’s “black-ish,” “Shaft”) and Oscar winner Guillermo del Toro (“The Shape of Water”). Zemeckis is also producing, alongside Jack Rapke, del Toro, Alfonso Cuarón and Luke Kelly. Serving as executive producers are Jacqueline Levine, Marianne Jenkins, Michael Siegel, Gideon Simeloff and Cate Adams.

Zemeckis’s behind-the-scenes team includes a roster of his frequent collaborators, including Oscar-nominated director of photography Don Burgess (“Forrest Gump”), production designer Gary Freeman, editors Jeremiah O’Driscoll and Ryan Chan, Oscar-nominated costume designer Joanna Johnston (“Allied,” “Lincoln”), and Oscar-nominated composer Alan Silvestri (“Polar Express,” “Forrest Gump”).

Warner Bros. Pictures Presents, an Image Movers/Necropia/Experanto Filmoj Production, a Robert Zemeckis Film, “Roald Dahl’s The Witches.” 

Featured image & promo art: The Witches (2020), Warner Bros. UK

Missing Movie Music – Nightmare On Elm Street 4 – The Dream Master (1988)

The year was 1988, the rock hair bands that once dominated the music scene were slowly being pushed aside for a new type of music. The 4th entry into the immensely popular Nightmare on Elm Street series marked a notable change musically. The MTV generation was now in full swing and Elm Street 4 embraced both its cultural influences and its new variety of international music.

The soundtrack album for part 4 is one of, if not the best in the series, featuring bands such as The Divinyls, Go West , Blondie and a few lesser known bands that provided some very memorable music.

But when watching the film, you notice that some of the most memorable tracks didn’t actually make it to the soundtrack album.

There were some weird choices made for this album. Whether these were down to time restraints, cost or licensing remains unknown.

However in this edition of Missing Movie Music, we are going to highlight some of those missing tracks.

Bill & Teds Excellent Adventure (1987) 4K Ultra HD Review – Excellent or Bogus?

Bill & Teds Excellent Adventure hits 4K Ultra HD Bluray from Studio Canal in anticipation of the 3rd film in the series "Bill & Ted Face The Music".But is this an Excellent 4K transfer, or Bogus?

Watch the video review below to find out!

The Running Man Deluxe Edition Soundtrack Vinyl Review – Varese Sarabande

The Running Man: The Deluxe Edition, was composed by Harold Faltermeyer (Beverly Hills Cop, Top Gun, Cop Out, and the upcoming film Top Gun, Maverick). The original (1987) 17 track album has been expanded to 35 tracks, which includes additional music and unreleased and alternate cues. The album was remastered by Chas Ferry from the original Paramount Pictures sources.The 2 LP gatefold package features original artwork created by Florian Mihr and includes images from the film and extensive liner notes by Daniel Schweiger on the inner sleeves.In the year 2019, America is a totalitarian state where the favorite television program is The Running Man -- a game show in which prisoners must run to freedom to avoid a brutal death. Having been made a scapegoat by the government, an imprisoned Ben Richards (Arnold Schwarzenegger) has the opportunity to make it back to the outside again by being a contestant on the deadly show, although the twisted host, Damon Killian (Richard Dawson) has no intention of letting him escape. 

Flash Gordon (1980) 4K Ultra HD Review – Is it worth it?

Flash Gordon finally hits 4K Ultra HD Bluray in a special 40th anniversary collectors edition from Studio Canal.But is it worth the upgrade if you already own it?

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Missing Movie Music – Creepshow 2 & The Living Daylights – “Sacred Heart”

What do The Living Daylights & Creepshow 2 have in common? Both of these 1987 films use the same piece of music that was absent from their respective soundtrack / score releases. "Sacred Heart" was a stock piece of music by Christopher Blackwell which was used for both films from production music company Dewolfe.

Library music is often used in film and television when it is quicker or cheaper to use existing music rather than comppose and record new music. Back in the day, the film studios would get sent catalogues of Library music to use in their productions. Once the had selected a suitable piece of music they would then order a master tape from the music company.

The music in this case was the track "Sacred Heart", taken from the library album "See The Day" from back in 1986.

These industry catalogue records were not available for sale to the public, however they can be found easily on the 2nd hand market such as ebay.

The Most Excellent New Trailer for ‘Bill & Ted Face the Music’ is Here, Dudes!

It’s time to save the world, dudes! Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter return in the all-new trailer for Bill & Ted Face the Music.

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The film will be released in the US on 1 September on video-on-demand and in select theatres.

Feature Image and Promo Art: Bill & Ted Face The Music (2020), Orion Pictures, Hammerstone Studios, Tin-Rez Entertainment and United Artists Releasing

Missing Movie Music – The Running Man – “Paula’s Theme”

The track credited at the end of the movie - "Paula's Theme" has never appeared on any of the soundtrack releases of The Running Man, including the new expanded edition released in 2020.The track was named so as it was played during the opening of the show in the movie - for which Paula Abdul choreographed the dance routines for.

"Paula's Theme".

Written & Produced by Jackie Jackson and Glen Barbee

Published by Siggy Music

Teco / Barish MusicThe Production Network, Inc.

d/b/a The Production Network MusicTaft / Barish Music

Performed by Jackie Jackson and Glen Barbee

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