Complaints about the “Interstellar” soundtrack popped up before the film even opened.
First reporters and bloggers, then ticket buyers, complained that the sound effects were abrasive, the dialogue tracks muddled and Hans Zimmer’s score overpowering.
Sound pros Variety spoke with over the summer were critical. One said: “People felt like they were pummeled during that film. How did they think that was going to serve the film?”
Yet the Acad’s sound branch nommed it for both sound mixing and sound editing.
“One good thing about this is that it’s inspired conversation,” said a multiple Oscar winning re-recording mixer recently. “I’ll always applaud ambitious filmmakers because they’ll do something outside the norm.”
Still reeling from the cancellation of the theatrical release of its blockbuster “The Eight Hundred,” production studio Huayi Brothers has been hit with another setback: Its comedy “The Last Wish” has also been quietly pulled from China’s summer lineup. Both films have fallen afoul of China’s increasingly heavy-handed censors. The unwelcome development comes as Huayi [...]
China’s internet is thrilled by news that Marvel appears to be insisting on casting an ethnic Chinese actor as Shang-Chi in the master of kung fu’s own spinoff film and has begun scouting out candidates for the role. Variety reporter Justin Kroll tweeted Sunday that Marvel is apparently “putting out test offers for a group [...]
In today’s film news roundup, Sean Astin gets two roles, two “Peanuts” movies are set for release, “One Last Night” gets distribution and Brian De Palma gets honored. CASTINGS Sean Astin has been cast in a pair of upcoming feature films: “Mayfield’s Game” opposite Mira Sorvino and “Charming The Hearts of Men” opposite Kelsey Grammer. Astin [...]
ArcLight Hollywood is celebrating the release of Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood” with a three-day tribute from July 19-21 showing all the director’s previous films. Ahead of the nationwide release on July 26, Tarantino fans can also catch 70mm advance screenings of “Once Upon a Time” on Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 [...]
In the “Fast & Furious Presents Hobbs & Shaw,” the movie’s villain Brixton, played by Idris Elba, spreads his arms out wide and declares “I’m black Superman.” It turns out that might not have been the original line. Dwayne Johnson tells Variety that Elba was first asked to proclaim he’s “black James Bond,” but the [...]
“Jane the Virgin” Star Justin Baldoni is adapting Colleen Hoover’s romance novel “It Ends With Us” for film through his Wayfarer Entertainment company. Baldoni announced Monday that he had optioned the project on his Instagram account. “It Ends With Us” first published in 2016 and follows a young woman through the tumultuous stages of an [...]