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**This article originally ran on the horror blog Death Ensemble as an induction into the site’s “Hell of Fame.” It is reposted here, along with links to the respective movies whose themes are listed here. I hope you enjoy!** The music is usually the final piece of any film to fall into place. It can also be the most influential in how we feel about a film after the fact. […]

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**This article originally ran on the horror blog Death Ensemble as an induction of The Predator into the site’s “Hell of Fame.” It is reposted here, along with some postscript to discuss Shane Black’s “The Predator” in the context of what it brings to the creature.** The name Kevin Peter Hall is not one that many people know, but those that know his name no doubt think of it with […]

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Sonic Cinema Podcast

Hello readers and listeners! For this year’s discussion on horror, I decided to have a friend of mine on the show from work, Jay Barber, to relive some of the discussions we had on not just the “Friday the 13th” series in particular, but also the larger landscape of horror watching, in general. I hope you enjoy! Episode 47- Jay Barber & I on “Friday the 13th” and Horror Movies […]

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Hello readers and listeners! For my first episode this month, I’m delighted to be joined by Mathew Timms and his wife Bailey as we discuss the cinema, life and legacy of Edward D. Wood Jr. We have a larger discussion going on about all sorts of cinema, and how it brings meaning, that you will not want to miss. I hope you enjoy! Episode 46- Mathew & Bailey Timms and […]

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A Movie A Week

A decade ago, I started “A Movie a Week,” wherein I would catch up on reviewing movies I’ve loved over the years, as well as some movies I had never seen before. The inspiration at the start was Roger Ebert’s “Great Movies” series, although I would not limit myself to great films. The series has had its ups and downs in terms of regularity, but it has some consistency when […]

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Ok, so I’m going to be blunt about this- 2017 was a fucking disaster for my “Movie a Week” series. This is not a reflection on the films that were watched and reviewed, but in how chaotic my life got, and how it got in the way of doing this series on a regular basis. From January on, this run was a mess in terms of staying on schedule, so […]

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Music News

It has been quite a while since I posted in this section. Four years, in fact. It is representative of the significant change in focus in my life, and in Sonic Cinema, since I was coming off of taking online courses through the Berklee College of Music for Film & TV Music composition. I’ve already touched on that change of focus in earlier posts- this is about some musical ideas […]

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It’s been nearly a year since I last updated on Sonic Cinema on my musical exploits. Truth is, I’ve been pretty busy with a lot of balls juggling in the air, so I haven’t been able to update quite as regularly as I’d prefer. But here we are, almost done with the first third of 2015, and it’s definitely been a ride. Last year, most of the year saw my […]

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