Sonic Cinema

Sounds, Visions and Insights by Brian Skutle

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 […]

Angel: Orpheus Date of Track: March 2005 Style of Track: Doubly geeky fanboy. His latest solo track, Brian discusses the importance within the Buffyverse of this Season Four episode from the Joss Whedon-David Greenwalt series, and why it’s his favorite in the series’ five-year history. Read Brian’s Print Review of “Angel” here

Fantasia/2000 (part 1 of 2) Fantasia/2000 (part 2 of 2) Date of Track: April 2003 Style of Track: Amateur analysis. His third solo commentary, Brian looks at Disney’s underrated continuation of Walt Disney’s 1940 landmark in an engaging and thoughtful commentary. Click here to read Brian’s print review of “The Fantasia Anthology.”

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Amends Date of Track: March 2003 Style of Track: Geeky fanboy. His second solo track, Brian talks with passion and intelligence- sometimes- about his favorite TV show, and his personal favorite episode, this Joss Whedon gem from Season Three. Read Brian’s Print Review of “Buffy” here

The Simpsons: Moaning Lisa Date of Track: February 2003 Style of Track: Highly personal. His first solo commentary, Brian looks at the themes of this classic early episode of TV’s most iconic cartoon and relates them to his own experiences. He also laughs every once in a while, too.

Star Wars: Episode I- The Phantom Menace (part 1 of 3) Star Wars: Episode I- The Phantom Menace (part 2 of 3) Star Wars: Episode I- The Phantom Menace (part 3 of 3) Date of Track: January 2004 Style of Track: Infectious hilarity. Listen as Ron, Dave & Brian point out both the good and […]

Our commentary for “The Matrix” is available for download at Zarban.com. Date of Track: April 2003 Style of Track: Critical, and a little reminiscent of “Spider-Man,” though not THAT antagonistic. Listen to Ron and Dave as they discuss their feelings about this innovative cult favorite while Brian goes in depth about one of his favorite […]

This track is available for download at Zarban.com. Date of Track: April 2003 Style of Track: Fan-boyish and critical. The Yahoos range from haven’t read- Brian- to in the middle of reading- Ron- to has read- Dave- in their experience with J.K. Rowling’s popular literary boy wizard, but their experience with the film is undeniable…they’ve […]

Our commentary for “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (S.E.)” is available for download at Zarban.com. Date of Track: March 2003 Style of Track: Leisurely and blantently kiss-ass. The Yahoo’s take a fond look at the childhood classic in it’s 20th Anniversary special edition version. Read Brian’s Print Review of “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial” here

Back to the Future (part 1 of 3) Back to the Future (part 2 of 3) Back to the Future (part 3 of 3) Date of Track: September 2003 Style of Track: Pure geeky pleasure. A good friend of ours- who cites Robert Zemeckis’ time-travel comedy as his favorite film- joins the Yahoos in going […]