When you enter Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge for the first time, you’ll will be transported to a distant planet in the Star Wars Galaxy. There you’ll be able to explore the planet Batuu and the Black Spire Outpost in fully realized detail. You won’t believe… Read More »Listen to the music of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge today
American composer John Williams will turn 86 in a few weeks on February 8. Among his many notable film scores are Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Superman, Indiana Jones, and the themes for early Jurassic Park and Harry Potter films. He’s clearly a… Read More »VIDEO: John Williams conducts Star Wars opening fanfare for score of Star Wars: The Last Jedi
It’s hard to believe that Star Wars: A New Hope came out 40 years ago. The movie made history with its groundbreaking story, its never before seen visuals, and of course, John Williams’ memorable soundtrack. A new collectors edition remastered 3-LP set of the original… Read More »Star Wars: A New Hope soundtrack 40th anniversary vinyl collectors set
If there’s one name that’s almost as synonymous with Star Wars and George Lucas it is John Williams. Williams, of course, is responsible for the amazing iconic musical scores of all seven of the Star Wars movies. The good news for fans of Williams’ great… Read More »Star Wars: The Force Awakens Soundtrack by John Williams now available
Now that we’ve had a few moments to digest the first trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and get ‘the feels’ out of the way, it’s time for a deeper look at what we see in our first glimpse of the Star Wars universe as brought to you by J.J. Abrams and team. If there’s one thing this trailer does, is it alleviates your fears. No, J.J. Abrams isn’t going to cram a million lens flares into every frame like he did with the Star Trek series. In fact, it is very much in keeping with the cinematography of the original trilogy.
In fact, this trailer appears designed to make you forget about the second trilogy (the prequels) entirely. I’d say it just about succeeds. It has the scope and adventure of the original trilogy, it evokes the dirty worn down tech we were used to, and it transports you to an otherworldly and exotic place. By the time we get to the new John Williams score, we’re ready to believe that this is going to be an awesome film.
The narrator appears to be Andy Serkis. While we know he’s been cast, we don’t know quite what character he’s playing in the film, but it might be one of the force wielding bad guys. We see the new look Storm Troopers, very close to the classic look, but just different enough to be amazing and menacing.Read More »Review: Star Wars – The Force Awakens Teaser Trailer
It’s often said that music helps set the tone for a film, so what happens when you take a classic scene and remove the soundtrack? In a comedic video posted by Auralnauts, we find out when the famous score by composer John Williams is removed… Read More »Watch a Clip from Star Wars IV: A New Hope Without John Williams’ Score
“I, Albert Narracott, do solemnly swear that we shall be together again.” War Horse easily ranks as one of my most anticipated films this year. Since reading the book by Michael Morpurgo back in February, I looked forward to seeing Steven Spielberg’s big screen treatment… Read More »Review: War Horse is Traditional, Sentimental
LaughingPlace.com has some interesting news about the changes coming to the popular Star Tours attraction. Pixar and Lost composer and Academy Award winner Michael Giacchino will be scoring the soundtrack for Star Tours: The Adventures Continue, the new version of the attraction coming in 2011.… Read More »Michael Giacchino to compose Star Tours soundtrack