This week, I played music from the following films:
The Wicker Man - Angelo Badalamenti - (2006)
Event Horizon - Michael Kamen & Orbital - (1997)
Uomo, un cavallo, una pistola, un - Stelvio Cipriani - (1967)
Tucker: The Man and His Dream - Joe Jackson - (1988)
Escape from New York - John Carpenter - (1981)
Splendor - Armando Trovajoli - (1986)
Come Blow Your Horn - Nelson Riddle - (1963)
Stranger Than Fiction - Brian Reitzell, Britt Daniel - (2006)
My Stepmother is an Alien - Alan Sylvestri - (1988)
Have you heard about the new movie G-Force? Disney is really punching me in the kidneys with this one. Here's the tag line: "A specially trained squad of guinea pigs is dispatched to stop a diabolical billionaire from taking over the world." Hooked yet? No? How about we sweeten the deal and make it a CGI / Live action combo flick, because we all know how awesome the Alvin and the Chipmunks remake is going to be. Or how great The Garfield Movie was. Still not hooked? Let's throw in the voices of Steve Buscemi, Tracy Morgan and Nicolas Cage to solidify ticket sales. They should also rename it CGI-Force.
I know you've heard me talking a lot about ole' Nick Cage lately, but there's a reason us media flies are always buzzing around him, it's because he always seems to be knee deep in crap. He really has a gift I think...though I don't like to put all the blame on the poor guy (Vampire's Kiss, The Weatherman, and Raising Arizona were all good flicks, I even liked Lord of War. I guess he just plays great deadbeats). You know who I DO like to blame for cruddy Hollywood productions? Jerry Bruckheimer, that's who. You'll never find this guy in front of the camera, and you probably don't even know his name cause you're too busy being bombarded with ridiculously long fight scenes, car crashes, explosions, and other actiony stuff when he's around. This whip-lash wizard has produced such film gold as Kangaroo Jack, Bad Boys II, National Treasure, Coyote Ugly, and Con Air(The list goes on and on)...so we should all hold on to our butts. Or at least our wallets anyway.
PS - If you listened to the show, you'd know about the free tickets to the North Arkansas Symphony show "Christmas at the movies" on Dec. 8th. If you'd like to have your chance at free pair, leave a comment and answer this question: What famous actor/comedian played the voice of the spaceship in the 1986 film "The Flight of the Navigator"?