Sonic Cinema

Sounds, Visions and Insights by Brian Skutle

Our commentary for “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” is available for download at Zarban.com. Date of Track: December 2009 Style of Track: Geeks divided. After taking in the “Star Wars Holiday Special” for the first time, our intrepid Yahoos didn’t feel they had enough punishment, so they put their varying opinions on record for Michael […]

Our commentary for “Speed Racer” is available for download at Zarban.com. Date of Track: March 2009 Style of Track: A tad unusual. Our good friend Mike joined us for this track, which we chose to record at the last minute before our good friend Dave moved away. The result is an interesting listen for a […]

Our commentary for “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” is available for download at Zarban.com. Date of Track: December 2008 Style of Track: Nostalgic but fair. The Yahoos look at the long-gestating fourth entry in Spielberg and Lucas’s fan favorite adventure franchise. Was it worth the wait? Yes and no. Read Brian’s […]

Our commentary for “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” is available for download at Zarban.com. Date of Track: March 2004 Style of Track: We like, we love it. Largely considered the best of the “Star Trek” franchise, Ron and Dave are hard-core fans of the film from way back, while- at the time- I […]

Our commentary for “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” is available for download at Zarban.com. Date of Track: August 2003 Style of Track: Literate and critical. There were times when this commentary had to be rerecorded, but in discussing the extended edition of Peter Jackson’s Oscar-winning beginning to his epic trilogy, […]

Our commentary for “Planet of the Apes” (2001) is available for download at Zarban.com. Date of Track: Summer 2004 Style of Track: Affectionate and analytical. Going through their first film of personal favorite Tim Burton, the Yahoos also happen to choose arguably the most divisive. Most people don’t care for Burton’s “reimagination” of the Pierre […]

Our commentary for “Independence Day” is available for download at Zarban.com. Date of Track: Summer 2003 Style of Track: Nerd anyone? Before he made crap-fests like “Godzilla” and “10,000 B.C.” (with “The Day After Tomorrow” not far behind), Roland Emmerich hit fanboy worship critical mass with this phenomenon alien invasion thriller where the White House […]

Our commentary for “Serenity” is available for download at Zarban.com. Date of Track: December 2005 Style of Track: Argumentative. The Yahoos clearly love Joss Whedon’s TV show “Firefly,” and their passion lead them to an advance screening of the show’s big screen incarnation. But as Whedon wrote in his “Buffy” musical, “Where Do We Go […]

Our commentary for “Toy Story” is available for download at Zarban.com. Date of Track: December 2004 Style of Track: Overly lauditory. Shortly after “The Incredibles” and on the doorstep of 10 years since the film’s release, the Yahoos finally comment on the wonderful world of Pixar. The results? What do you think? Read Brian’s Review […]

A.I. Artificial Intelligence (part 1 of 3) A.I. Artificial Intelligence (part 2 of 3) A.I. Artificial Intelligence (part 3 of 3) Date of Track: July 2003 Style of Track: Reflective and analytical. On this track for Spielberg’s flawed and fascinating science-fiction epic (Brian’s favorite film from the director), the Yahoos are once again joined by […]