FlixChatter Review: Hidden Figures (2016)

Directed by: Theodore Melfi Written by: Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi Runtime: 2 hrs 7 minutes Hollywood loves BOAT, that is, films Based On a True Story, and few are as overdue yet timely as Hidden Figures. Based on the nonfiction book of the same name by Margot Lee Shetterly, it tells the story of a team of African-American …

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Everybody’s Chattin’ + Trailer Spotlight: DUNKIRK (Trailer #1)

Happy Wednesday! It feels like a sluggish past few weeks… especially when I got barely ANY vacation left through the end of the year. My European friends, you guys are lucky you get at least a month worth of vacation, I mean I've worked in the same company for a decade and only got three …

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Week In Review: Hunt For the Wilderpeople + Loving + The Little Prince

How's your weekend everyone? It's been a while since I did a roundup post, but I figure it's a good way for me to ease my way into blogging again. It's been a particularly gratifying week as I saw two of my highly-anticipated films, Loving and Hunt For the Wilderpeople. As Winter has officially arrived, …

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Music Break: Top 5 Fave Soundtracks from Henry Jackman

I had been listening to X-Men: First Class during my workout lately, one of my favorite scores of the past few years. Henry Jackman was a protégé of one of my favorite composers, Hans Zimmer, and he's been churning out great works himself. Born in Middlesex, UK, Jackman studied classical music at St. Paul's Cathedral Choir School, Eton College …

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Music Break: Five favorite scores from sci-fi movies about robots

As Ted just reviewed Chappie this weekend, he mentioned that the only thing he liked in the movie was Hans Zimmer's score. So it made me think of other robot movies that have great, memorable soundtracks. First thing that came to mind is of course Pacific Rim, boy I love that movie and its soundtrack, …

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Music Break: 5 Great Themes from 5 Favorite Action Flicks

As an action movies fanatic, I also love the music that accompanies them. Here's a list of some great themes from action movies throughout the years. Black Rain Chase to the Steel Plant by Hans Zimmer http://youtu.be/779h6lm2Z-w Hans Zimmer has been the go to guy for composing big Hollywood tent pole pictures within the last 15 …

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Music Break: Top 10 Favorite Film Scores of 2014

I'm so behind on my year-end top ten lists, but hey, I think January is still a great time for those lists right? 😉 I was listening to NPR two nights ago and caught host Robert Siegel interviewing composer Thomas Newman (The Shawshank Redemption, The Road To Perdition, Wall•E, etc.) and naturally I started thinking …

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Music Break: Favorite Music Scores from BATMAN Screen Adaptations

Happy Wednesday everyone! Inspired by the GOTHAM pilot on Monday night, I thought I'd do a Batman-themed Music Break today. Before I do that, here's my two cents on the show: #GothamPremiere's not perfect but I'd still be up for more #GothamOnFox. We'll see how long it'll keep me tuning in tho. — FlixChatter (@FlixChatter) September 23, …

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Five for the Fifth: JULY 2014 Edition

Welcome to FlixChatter's primary blog series! As is customary for this monthly feature, I get to post five random news item/observation/poster, etc. and then turn it over to you to share your take on that given topic. You can see the previous five-for-the-fifth posts here. 1. Well, since yesterday is Fourth of July, aka Independence Day for …

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Music Break: Five Favorite JOHN POWELL Scores

John Powell is one of the most versatile composers working today. Just looking at his filmography, his work spans multiple genres: animation, romantic dramas, action/adventure, thrillers, etc. I've been a fan of his work for some time, but for some reason I don't always recognize that it's him behind the great music I enjoy. So …

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