Music Break: ABBA’s songs in Mamma Mia!

Happy midweek everyone! It's kind of a sleepy Wednesday even though just exactly a week ago I was extremely busy casting for my upcoming short film project, Master Servant. It was my first time holding auditions (as I didn't have to do that Hearts Want) and let's just say it was quite an experience. I …

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Music Break: St Patrick’s Day Special – Favorite songs from movies set in Ireland

HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY everyone! I'm wearing green today… we're all Irish on March 17th, right?  In my Sing Street review I said I was going to make a Music Break post dedicated to that movie. Well I haven't got a chance to do so but hey, it's perfect for today! Since I haven't done …

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Music Break: 5 Favorite TV shows’ Opening Credit Themes

My hubby was listening to Spotify the other day and he was playing some really great music, which turned out to be scores from some TV series. It might have been the Westworld one that made me take notice, and of course it's by one of my fave composers, Ramin Djawadi. I remember growing up …

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Music Break: The Age of Adaline soundtrack & interview w/ composer Rob Simonsen

I've been featuring various soundtracks on my Music Break Feature, so I'm thrilled that on my 71st Music Break post, we actually get insights from the composer of the piece I'm featuring: Rob Simonsen! I've mentioned in my review of The Age of Adaline how much I adore the music. I've been quite obsessed with the dreamy, …

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Music Break: Favorite songs from Garry Marshall’s classic ‘Pretty Woman’

I was still in high school when Pretty Woman came out and it was a pretty huge hit back then. I haven't seen this movie in over twenty years, but the passing of director Garry Marshall this past week made me re-watch some of the clips. This and Beaches are my two favorite films from the late filmmaker, …

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Music Break: Hunky Dory (2011) featuring Minnie Driver & Aneurin Barnard

I have to admit I stumbled upon this movie as I'm currently besotted with this freakishly talented Welsh actor Aneurin Barnard. Yep, same guy who got me all obsessed with Richard III  😉 Having enjoyed Sing Street recently and the fact that this is from the creator of Billy Elliot, I knew I'd enjoy it. To be honest though, …

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Everybody’s Chattin + A tribute to Prince… a towering music icon gone too soon

Oh what a day it's been… It's another sorrowful day for music lovers as another music icon just passed away. I had prepared this post for community links & highlight some new trailers, but in light of Prince's death, there's obviously a change of plans. But before we get to that… Let's get to those awesome …

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Everybody’s Chattin + Music Break: Pride + Prejudice + Zombies (2016)

Happy Midweek everybody! Well after a balmy March, April has been pretty darn cold, windy and downright blech! I can't believe I had to wear my parka today and still I'm freezing my pants off. Well, I remember a snow storm a couple of years ago made me miss the screening for Mud during MSPIFF, so hopefully …

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Music Break: the music of Joy Division performed by Sam Riley in CONTROL (2007)

It's been nearly a month since I saw this rock biopic, but I'm still haunted by Control. I mentioned in this post that no other film affected me quite like this one. It's a beautiful film in so many ways, the cinematography, the acting, the dialog… but it's also a sad, utterly heartbreaking film that …

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Everybody’s Chattin + Music Break: SPECTRE’s Instrumental Theme

Happy Wednesday everybody! Can you believe it it's almost mid December? It's been quite a balmy Winter in Minnesota (thanks El Niño!), with lows in mid 30s which is warmer than the highs in a typical Winter. Hey, I ain't complaining! Well, I'm still working daily on my script. As they say, it's 10% writing and …

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