Monday, 28 July 2014

Hercules (2014) Film Review

Check it out... if you're interested in watching a (somewhat) action-centric Hercules film, which does a portion of justice for the Greek mythology character.

Skip it... if Dwayne Johnson as Hercules is your primary reason for even considering to see this film, as his screen time and importance seems diminished in-and-amongst the sometimes convuluted plot and over abundance of unnecessary and uninteresting characters

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Score Review

Check it out... if you're willing to embark on a listening experience that touches upon sombre and emotional moods, and executes them with slow and intelligent music. 

Skip it... if you'd rather not sit through another Giacchino Lost-like score, as all the slow string riffs are here in their grand and plodding glory.

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Fargo Score Review

Check it out... if you're a fan of the 1996 score, which Russo very much takes inspiration from for this spin-off, or if you rather enjoy heavy-handed string work, paired with some of the more loud and impressive brass of the summer.

Skip it... if a loud, slow and often repetitive television score, from a composer who does not often delve into this genre of music, is the kind of thing that doesn't catch your attention.

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) Film Review

Check it out... if you're an avid fan of sci-fi, though you crave a summer blockbuster which fits into this genre whilst transcending it's usual barriers, so as to allow through emotional themes alongside the awe-inspiring effects and action sequences.

Skip it... if you expect Reeve's second installment into this reboot of the Planet of the Apes franchise to conform to your normal Sci-Fi film layout, and you wish nothing for the emotional spectacle and social commentary that make this film stand out from the crowd of blockbusters swarming us this summer.

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Life Itself (2014) Film Review

Check it out... if you take interest in the prolific and entertaining life and story of film critic Roger Ebert, whose life story is a joy to watch unfold upon the screen.

Skip it... if either you've never heard or cared for Roger Ebert, or you don't consider film criticism an art in and of itself.

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Transformers: Age of Extinction Score Review

Check it out... if you're ok with the previous score's consistently blatant thematic material, as well as the often artificial soundscape that Jablonsky incorporates into near every score he composes, for Age of Extinction is exactly the same as those prior efforts.

Skip it... if the electronic thumping that Jablonsky has taken to form for his most recent endeavors has not had you at all entertained. 

The Double Score Review

Check it out... if the gloom and repetitiveness of previous Hewitt works suit your preferences enough to last you through a 52 minute long album.

Skip it... if you'd rather stay clear away from the slow, mournful music that Hewitt has provided in prior releases, for this is more of his usual work, only extended to a greater running time. 

Friday, 4 July 2014

Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) Film Review

Check it out... if you crave the often spectacular, though still non-redemptive special effects, colours and action that Michael Bay gifted the world with his previous mediocre Transformers films.

Skip it... if the racist tendencies, cringe-worthy humour, pathetic performances and plot, as well as a bloated canvas, as were all the cases for the previous three films in the franchise, haven't had you rushing to your seats already.