Soundtrack Pick: Warrior

It has taken me an awfully long time to finally sit down and watch Warrior. I’ve had it in my possession for months, but it felt like the the kind of film I needed to be 100% awake for and devote my full attention to. (I have a bad habit of just nodding off if I’m tired when I’m watching a film.) For that reason, it just kept getting put off.

As well as being a great film it’s also got a solid score, by Mark Isham. While I do enjoy the whole album, it’s the opening track, Listen to the Beethoven that gives me those good goosebumps. Continue Reading

Film score pick: Mission: Impossible 2

The Mission: Impossible film franchise looks like it’s as unstoppable as the Fast & Furious franchise seeing as there’s a fifth one on the way soon.

Mission: Impossible II just happened to be on TV the other day over here. You could probably call this a guilty pleasure film of mine. As I’m quite happy just watching it whenever it’s on. Though, in all honesty, I’m don’t feel guilty that I do enjoy watching this film! Continue Reading

Soundtrack pick: The Knick

The Knick is the best TV show you’re not watching right now. FACT. Directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring Clive Owen, it is quite possibly my favourite thing to watch on TV at the moment.

But, I’ll wax lyrical about the actual TV show another time. Right now, I want to introduce you to the soundtrack. The Knick is scored by Cliff Martinez of Drive, Contagion, Traffic and Solaris fame. And he brings exactly what you would expect to The Knick: Continue Reading

Film score pick of the mo: How to Train Your Dragon 2

Took a little bit longer than I had anticipated, but finally got around to seeing How to Train Your Dragon 2, and it was everything I could have wanted out of a sequel to one of my favourite animated films of recent years.

Even better, the film score from John Powell delivered yet again. Though, a couple of times it felt like it was trying to slip into Brave’s score, especially the track For the Dancing and the Dreaming.

What I was incredibly glad for was having Jónsi back with a track on the album. The whole reason I got into Jónsi in the first place was all down to How to Train Your Dragon! Continue Reading

Film score pick of the mo: X-Men: Days of Future Past

Completely and utterly enjoyed X-Men: Days of Future Past. I might still be trying to reconcile the ramifications of the film on past X-Men films. But I’m dealing with that.

For the ‘revamped’ X-Men films’ second outing, John Ottman has taken the reigns on the scoring duties. Personally, I really, really enjoyed Henry Jackman’s score for First Class. Which is probably a big reason why I’ve chosen the track I have as my favourite pick of the bunch. Continue Reading