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Gone Girl Soundtrack: Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross offer fans an eerie taste of what’s to come

- September 24th, 2014

Gone Girl – out next week – marks the third collaboration between director David Fincher and musicians Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. Anyone who is a fan of movie soundtracks, knows that the music for The Social Network and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo was irresistibly creepy. Well now you can get a preview of what’s to come when the 24-track disc is released on Sept. 30. Reznor and Ross posted the first four songs up on their Soundcloud page.

You can pre-order the soundtrack over at nin.com.

In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Reznor said Fincher painted a very detailed picture he wanted the duo to use as a jumping off point when crafting music for the film. “He said, ‘Think about the really terrible music you hear in massage parlors,’” says Reznor. “The way that it artificially tries to make you feel like everything’s OK. And then imagine that sound starting to curdle and unravel.”

Take a listen below and let us know what you think in the comments.

Track List:
01 What Have We Done to Each Other?
02 Sugar Storm
03 Empty Places
04 With Suspicion
05 Just Like You
06 Appearances
07 Clue One
08 Clue Two
09 Background Noise
10 Procedural
11 Something Disposable
12 Like Home
13 Empty Places (Reprise)
14 The Way He Looks at Me
15 Technically, Missing
16 Secrets
17 Perpetual
18 Strange Activities
19 Still Gone
20 A Reflection
21 Consummation
22 Sugar Storm (Reprise)
23 What Will We Do?
24 At Risk

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Liam Neeson says ‘Taken 3′ ‘the end’ of series

- September 23rd, 2014

Liam Neeson’s Bryan Mills might have a “particular set of skills,” but it looks like he will only be renewing his license to kill foreign bad guys one final time when Taken 3 hits theatres.

The veteran actor was speaking to USA Today about plot details for the third film in the series that turned him into a late-blooming action hero, but he did let slip that this might be his last outing.

“It’s a rollicking good story,” he said. “But I think this is the end.”

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Liam Neeson in a scene from Taken 3.

 

In Taken 3, which will be christened Tak3n, Mills finds himself on the run after he’s framed for murder. When he spoke to my colleague Steve Tilley at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2013, Neeson said he had one ground rule for the doing the sequel. “I said, ‘I’ll do it as long as nobody gets f—ing taken.’ They assured me no one was going to get taken, and I said, ‘OK!’”

Describing Taken 3 to USA Today, Neeson said: “I have to go on the run, I’ll put it that way, from the not-so-lawful types and the lawful authorities… Bryan Mills served his country faithfully, but now even they are after him. They must not like me.”

Tak3n opens in theatres Jan. 9, 2015. Neeson’s A Walk Among the Tombstones is out now.

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Forest Whitaker and Liam Neeson in a scene from Taken 3.

 

Millennium Falcon in Star Wars: Episode VII – check out the first official footage

- September 18th, 2014

I guess the thinking from J.J. Abrams and Co. is, ‘Leaks be damned.’

After a series of tweets that have shown full-size versions of the Millennium Falcon and X-Wing being built for Star Wars: Episode VII, and Adam Driver in good guy gear, Abrams’ production company, Bad Robot, tweeted out a YouTube video showing the exterior of Han Solo’s famous ship. The brief 37-second clip – titled Hunka Junk – starts off with John Williams’ famous Star Wars theme, before using snippets from Hans Zimmer’s music from Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy. The spot ends with what looks like the Batmobile stuck on the bottom of the Falcon.

This is a none-too-subtle dig at Batman v Superman director Zack Snyder, who has been tweeting photos blaming a Stormtrooper for swiping the Batmobile, and others showing Superman as a Jedi and Batman with R2BIN.

 

 

 

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Star Wars: Episode VII is filming now in the U.K. and opens Dec. 18, 2015.

Adam Driver playing a good guy in ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’?

- September 17th, 2014

For a guy who is notoriously great at keeping plot details a secret, J.J. Abrams has been faced with a variety of leaks from the set of Star Wars: Episode VII – shooting now in England.

Last week, images from an aviation company showed Han Solo’s Millennium Falcon under construction and an X-Wing Fighter under a tarp. Today, eagle-eyed Twitterers @henricku75 and @JamesDeanGB posted photos of Adam Driver in what looks like an X-Wing pilot uniform.

Until now, the scuttlebutt on the Internet had posited that Driver would be playing a Vader-like villain in Episode VII. So if he’s playing a good guy, then who’s the baddie? Or maybe he starts out good and turns bad a la Anakin Skywalker?

With all these leaks, it doesn’t look like Abrams is going to be able to keep the plot genie in the bottle.

Check out the new poster for Matthew McConaughey’s ‘Interstellar’

- September 16th, 2014

It’s still a little over a month away, but Paramount is giving us a fresh look at Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar that shows star Matthew McConaughey exploring a foreign planet’s icy terrain. “The end of Earth will not be the end of us,” the tagline reads.

The plot details for the film are a tightly guarded secret, but we do know that McConaughey plays an engineer who is sent into space to help save humanity. A short synopsis from a fan website says the film is “Mainly based on the scientific theories and script treatment of renowned theoretical physicist, Kip Thorne.”

In the future, governments and economies across the globe have collapsed, food is scarce, NASA is no more, and the 20th Century is to blame. A mysterious rip in spacetime opens and it’s up to whatever is left of NASA to explore and offer up hope for mankind.
Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.

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Interstellar opens Nov. 7.