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The Week in Spandex – Avengers 4 wraps filming, Gambit loses another director, The New Mutants delayed, Justice League extended cut rumours and more

In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers 4, Spider-Man: Homecoming 2, Silver & Black, Venom, Thor: Ragnarok, Ant-Man 3, Black Widow, Captain America: Civil War, Runaways, Inhumans, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Gambit, Deadpool 2, The New Mutants, Kitty Pryde, Doctor Doom, Justice League, Shazam, Wonder Woman, Suicide Squad 2, Green Lantern Corps, Batgirl, Supergirl, The Flash, Black Lightning, Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Krypton, Watchmen, Teen Titans Go! to the Movies, Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay, Scooby-Doo! & Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Bloodshot and more…

We’re just over a month away from the release of the first superhero movie of 2018, and it looks like Marvel can expect another solid hit with Black Panther, with the film setting a new Marvel Cinematic Universe record for advance ticket sales, shifting more than any other Marvel movie in its first 24 hours (even Lupita Nyong’o couldn’t get one!
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Alan Silvestri’s Avengers Theme, and That Infinity War Trailer

Matt Taylor on the music of Avengers: Infinity War trailer…

On September 12, 2016, YouTube channel ‘Every Frame a Painting’ published a video entitled The Marvel Symphonic Universe. In it, channel creators Tony and Taylor interview members of the public around Vancouver, asking them to sing theme songs from famous movies, in particular the themes of Star Wars, Harry Potter, and James Bond. Unsurprisingly, the themes are nailed by the public. They are then asked to sing any song from a Marvel movie. Here, everyone is stumped. Tony and Taylor wonder why this is, and in the video essay that follows, they put it down to three reasons:

1) The idea of safety; if we see something funny or sad, this is reflected in the music we hear

2) Distractions; some excellent pieces of music are covered by things such as narration

3) Much of the music doesn’t evoke an emotional response; it’s
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Jeremy Renner Shows Off New Hawkeye Look In Avengers 4 Set Video

As a two-minute preview of what’s to come, the Avengers: Infinity War trailer was a spectacular vertical slice of 2018’s most-anticipated movie.

Between Alan Silvestri’s rousing score and that awesome slow-motion shot of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes – a common filmmaking device that’s now appeared across all three of Marvel’s team-up movies – Joe and Anthony Russo’s sneak peek undoubtedly delivered the goods.

But if there’s one McU stalwart who was unfairly relegated to the sidelines, it was Clint Barton. Yes, Hawkeye was conspicuously absent from Infinity War‘s first-look teaser, but make no mistake about it, he’ll play a big role in both that film and its currently untitled sequel, Avengers 4. And that’s because if rumors are to be believed, Renner’s hero will actually be taking on a new identity.

Initially dreamed up by comic book duo Brian Michael Bendis and Joe Quesada,
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Will Avengers: Infinity War Herald The Advent Of Ronin? Jeremy Renner Weighs In

As a two-minute preview of what’s to come, the Avengers: Infinity War trailer was a spectacular vertical slice of 2018’s most-anticipated movie.

Between Alan Silvestri’s rousing score and that awesome slow-motion shot of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes – a common filmmaking device that’s now appeared across all three of Marvel’s team-up movies – Joe and Anthony Russo’s sneak peek undoubtedly delivered the goods.

But if there’s one McU stalwart who was unfairly relegated to the sidelines, it’s Clint Barton. Yes, Hawkeye was conspicuously absent from Infinity War‘s first-look teaser, and that’s something that Jeremy Renner has addressed head-on in recent interviews. Not only that, but the actor also touched on those allegations that his on-screen archer is poised for a huge and potentially “wondrous” character arc across Avengers: Infinity War and its untitled sequel.

It’s difficult, because you want to speak about
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10 Magical Christmas Movie Soundtracks

Sean Wilson gets ready for the festive season by firing up a playlist of essential seasonal tunes…

What’s a Christmas movie without a sprinkling of musical magic? Many of our favourite festive hits are defined by their soundtracks, so, in the spirit of the season, I’ve rounded up 10 classic scores that never fail to put a smile on our faces.

Home Alone

One simply cannot celebrate Christmas, or indeed compile a Yuletide soundtrack list, without John Williams’ heartwarming masterpiece. A late replacement for Young Sherlock Holmes composer Bruce Broughton, Williams once again demonstrated his ability to redefine practically any genre. Featuring a host of memorable themes, anchored by the whimsical ‘Somewhere in My Memory’, plus some drum-machine laden action material and some truly heavenly original carols (‘Star of Bethlehem’ being the absolute highlight), Home Alone set a new standard for Christmas scores.

Die Hard

Yes, despite all the current internet speculation,
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The Top Five Alan Silvestri Movie Scores of His Career

Alan Silvestri is an American composer that started out at the age of 21 and hasn’t slowed down since. Composing the music for a low-budget film called The Doberman Gang was one of his first, but when he met up with famed director Robert Zemeckis his career really started to take off. Silvestri is known for producing powerful works that lift up the picture no matter if it’s critically acclaimed or not. His use of powerful undertones and triumphant pieces is so masterful that despite not knowing his name many people have grown very attached to the movies that he’s

The Top Five Alan Silvestri Movie Scores of His Career
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Tye Sheridan And Mark Rylance Star In The Fantastic Trailer For Ready Player One

From filmmaker Steven Spielberg comes the science fiction action adventure Ready Player One, based on Ernest Cline’s bestseller of the same name, which has become a worldwide phenomenon.

The film is set in 2045, with the world on the brink of chaos and collapse. But the people have found salvation in the Oasis, an expansive virtual reality universe created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday (Mark Rylance). When Halliday dies, he leaves his immense fortune to the first person to find a digital Easter egg he has hidden somewhere in the Oasis, sparking a contest that grips the entire world. When an unlikely young hero named Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) decides to join the contest, he is hurled into a breakneck, reality-bending treasure hunt through a fantastical universe of mystery, discovery and danger.

As you watch the first trailer, be on the listen for a Back To The Future flourish.
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Enter a Competitive Virtual Reality Universe in the Official Trailer for Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One

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Virtual reality isn't just an escape f0r Wade Watts, it's a chance for a better real life. Following its infectiously fun trailer debut at San Diego Comic-Con this past summer, the official trailer for Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One (based on the book of the same name by Ernest Cline) has been released by Warner Bros., giving viewers the chance to rock out to Van Halen's "Jump."

"From filmmaker Steven Spielberg comes the science fiction action adventure “Ready Player One,” based on Ernest Cline’s bestseller of the same name, which has become a worldwide phenomenon.

The film is set in 2045, with the world on the brink of chaos and collapse. But the people have found salvation in the Oasis, an expansive virtual reality universe created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday (Mark Rylance). When Halliday dies, he leaves his immense fortune to the first person
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Ready Player One Trailer #2 Is Here and Full of 80s Nostalgia

Ready Player One Trailer #2 Is Here and Full of 80s Nostalgia
The second trailer for Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One is here and it's even better than the first trailer that debuted over the summer at San Diego Comic-Con. There's less of a focus on the Iron Giant this time around and more emphasis on the book as we see Parzival and Art3mis dancing at James Halliday's former partner Ogden Morrow's 73rd birthday party. We see the Stacks blow up at the hands of Nolan Sorrento (Ben Mendelsohn) and the Ioi. This new trailer really gives fans of the book a better look at the words that they have read on the page and paints a surprisingly accurate view of the dystopian nature of the book.

Based on Ernest Cline's novel of the same name, Ready Player One tells the story of Wade Watts (Parvizal), an impoverished 18-year old who would rather spend the bulk of his
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DreamWorks Animation in Concert with The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra December 29th and 30th

Universal Brand Development and CineConcerts, along with The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, announce DreamWorks Animation in Concert engagements at Powell Hall on December 29, 2017 at 7:00pm and December 30, 2017 at 7:00pm. The concert features favorite moments from DreamWorks’ most beloved films including Shrek, Kung Fu Panda, How to Train Your Dragon and many more with music performed by The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra.

Enjoy a celebration of more than 20 years of inspired animation and iconic music scores by Hans Zimmer, Harry Gregson-Williams, John Powell, Alexandre Desplat, Alan Silvestri, Danny Elfman and many others. The audience will relive their favorite moments from DreamWorks most celebrated films including,Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, How to Train Your Dragon, and more, as they are projected in HD onto the big screen, while the music is played live by a symphony orchestra.

Tickets can be purchased Here or by calling the Slso box office
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Predator: 9 Unforgettable Moments from Alan Silvestri’s Soundtrack

With the Arnie classic enjoying a one-day re-release to mark its 30th anniversary, Sean Wilson unpacks the secrets of Predator’s genre-defining score…

It’s a very good time to be an Alan Silvestri fan at the moment. Not only is the veteran Back to the Future composer assigned to both Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One and Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War (both released next year), but one of his pivotal soundtracks is now back in the spotlight.

Composed in 1987 Predator remains one of the defining moments of Silvestri’s career, not to mention one of the most memorable soundtracks for an Arnold Schwarzenegger movie. The film itself, currently enjoying a one-day re-release to mark its 30th anniversary, needs little introduction: an unfeasibly macho, jungle-based thriller about a group of highly skilled military operatives who are picked off one by one by a camouflaged alien killer from another world.
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How the film score has entered the mainstream

Sean Wilson looks at the rise in popularity of soundtrack concerts…

It’s Friday October 20th 2017. I step into the crowded, expectant Royal Albert Hall to witness Rogue One composer Michael Giacchino’s 50th birthday celebration. Within the comforting circular space so famous from the BBC Proms, the sense of excitement is palpable. And, as is always the case with live soundtrack concerts, I’m once again struck by the sheer age spread of those who have turned up.

Young, old, teenage, middle-age – a remarkably diverse crowd has turned out to watch Giacchino bring the musical fireworks, everyone from young kids to adults and grandparents. It’s another heartening reminder of the power soundtrack music wields in evoking the memories of our favourite movies, even when separated from its symbiotic twin, the moving image.

Indeed, it’s often argued that only the very best film scores work when separated from their respective movies,
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First Look at Steven Spielberg’s ‘Ready Player One’

First Look at Steven Spielberg’s ‘Ready Player One’
Ready Player One” fans finally got their first look at Steven Spielberg’s upcoming adaptation of Ernest Cline’s novel on Friday.

The photo, released exclusively in Entertainment Weekly, shows Tye Sheridan’s Parzival (aka Wade Watts) in an old van (his “hideway”) covered in old comics, newspaper clippings, and other artifacts from the ’80s.

Parzival is up against the world in order to win a pop culture treasure hunt. An orphan living in a destitute trailer with his aunt and 15 other strangers, he escapes into The Oasis, a virtual reality created by famed developer James Halliday, played by Oscar winner Mark Rylance. When Halliday dies, he reveals a game to the world that will leave the winner in control of The Oasis. Parzival becomes obsessed with the competition — and finding the Easter eggs hidden around The Oasis that are the key to victory — and eventually becomes at odds with the Innovative Online Industries organization and the
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Tye Sheridan takes centre stage in First Look Image from Spielberg’s Ready Player One

Author: Zehra Phelan

Entertainment Weekly have bagged another exclusive this week and it comes in the first look image from Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One with Tye Sheridan taking centre stage.

Related: Ready Player One News

The image features Sheridan as Wade Watts, one of the world’s foremost aficionados on all-things-’80s, operating under the online name Parzival (a variation on the Arthurian Knight Percival.) wearing his virtual reality Oculus and haptic glove positioned in a van whilst immersed in his virtual world. The image is said to have many clues and 80’s pop-culture references, including a He-Man lunchbox and nods to Wade’s idol James Halliday the games founder of the Oasis simulated world, to keep the biggest of fans busy for some time.

Set in the near future, Ready Player One follows outcast teenager Wade Watts (Sheridan), who escapes from his bleak surroundings by logging in to the Oasis,
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Alan Silvestri Will Score Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One, Not John Williams

Legendary Composer John Williams has scored all but two of Steven Spielberg’s feature films over the past four decades (The Color Purple and Bridge of Spies). But now Williams will not be composing the musical score for Spielberg’s Ready Player One, that job will go to Forrest Gump composer Alan Silvestri.

Post-production is happening simultaneously on both Ready Player One and Spielberg’s other film, The Papers, so Williams will score The Papers, it will mark their 28th time collaborating on a feature.

Variety reported that Amblin Productions released a statement on the decision:

Steven and John decided Alan Silvestri was the perfect choice for ‘Ready Player One’ since Steven has worked (as a producer) with Alan on the ‘Back to the Future’ films in the ’80s and Alan has scored other films for Steven’s Amblin and DreamWorks.”

The Papers hits theaters on December 22 while Ready Player One
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Steven Spielberg sets composers for Ready Player One and The Papers

Variety is reporting that the ever-busy Steven Spielberg is set to reunite with John Williams on his Pentagon Papers movie The Papers, which will mark their 28th collaboration. However, with post-production on The Papers set to take place alongside Spielberg’s next film Ready Player One, Williams will be sitting out the latter, with Alan Silvestri stepping in to compose the score for the book adaptation.

Steven and John decided Alan Silvestri was the perfect choice for ‘Ready Player One’ since Steven has worked (as a producer) with Alan on the Back to the Future films in the 1980s and Alan has scored other films for Steven’s Amblin and DreamWorks,” reads the official statement from Amblin Entertainment.

Williams, who is currently working on the score for December’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, has worked with Spielberg on all but two of the filmmaker’s movies – The Color Purple and Bridge of Spies.
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Film Score Review – Spider-Man: Homecoming

Tony Black reviews the Spider-Man: Homecoming score…

Michael Giacchino continues his journey to become the heir apparent to John Williams by delivering two very different, major blockbuster movie scores this month, yet both of which are distinctly Giacchino to anyone with an ear for film music. Spider-Man: Homecoming is Giacchino at play, very much in the wheelhouse he imbues when scoring a Mission Impossible or Star Trek movie; rousing, fast-paced themes filled with championing brass, triumphant piano and blasting drums. And yet it also feels like a Marvel score, if there is such a thing. The franchise has been accused of, musically, having little to say but over the last couple of years, that consensus is changing. Giacchino impressed with Doctor Strange last year but with Homecoming he’s having as much fun as we are listening, and it shines through. It would be impossible not to be smiling the
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Alan Silvestri Replacing John Williams on Steven Spielberg’s ‘Ready Player One’

Alan Silvestri Replacing John Williams on Steven Spielberg’s ‘Ready Player One’
With the exception of The Color Purple and Bridge of Spies, composer John Williams has been responsible for scoring every single feature film that Steven Spielberg has directed. However, we’ll be adding one more movie to that list in the near future. Though John Williams was previously attached to provide the score for Steven Spielberg’s […]

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