You'll excuse Hans Zimmer if he feels tired, and tries to chill in Malibu. Between spoonfuls of oatmeal at a favorite beachside breakfast place near his home, Zimmer almost shudders when estimating…
Lost amidst the ballyhoo surrounding Danny Elfman's re-orchestration of Lalo Schifrin's propulsive, jazzy theme for "Mission: Impossible" in 1996 was this crucial fact: Schifrin based the theme on…
What are the best movies of all time -- to listen to? Conditioned by years of techno-blockbusters presented via digital sound systems, nonpro auds tend to respond to the loudest movies. Sound…
The dirty, little, poorly kept secret in Hollywood -- that an actress's value quickly declines after she passes age 40 -- is only highlighted this year by a number of films in which older (read: past…
Logic might hold that for movie actors - come the Christmastime doling-out of critics awards and the rise in Oscar buzz to deafening levels - the more performances, the merrier. But logic may also be…
For the millions of commuters who sit in rush-hour traffic on L.A.'s terminally congested freeways, the radio becomes a refuge like no other urban center on the globe.
In a movie year that the critical consensus is already reducing to an afterthought, something remarkable happened in 1997.
The Oscar race for best foreign language film is one of the fastest paths to Hollywood opportunity for overseas moviemakers. A nomination gets the attention of the major players and a win buys a…
As all lovers and friends know, chemistry is something like witchcraft: It comes from somewhere, but why does it work -- or, when lovers break up, why does it fail?
They're not likely to grab the post-nomination headlines, but a handful of films may grab a few Oscars along the way ---with luck, good timing, and the Academy's continued attention span.