King Does The eSerial!


HellBoy2: The Golden Army

Liked it, didn’t love it. These tongue-in-cheek movies frustrate me. Why go to all that effort in design and effects etc and then undermine the story with cheesy jokes? It kills any sense of tension or dread.

Though I have to admit the Barry Manilow scene had me laughing in tears.

I prefer these type of movies played straight with the humour more organic to the moment. Reminds of the Men In Black movies. I can enjoy and like movies of this ilk but they’ll nae make a regular tipple with me.

And HB2 further reinforces how much more I enjoy del Toro’s non-Hollywood films like The Devil’s Backbone and the classic – Pan’s Labyrinth.

And How Is Your Summer?

Hope things are better in your neck of the woods. In Southern Ontario its been seemingly raining every day.

From a local newspaper:

“After unprecedented amounts of snow kicked off the year, the past two months are now the rainiest on record for the city.

Another thunderstorm yesterday left Toronto sloshing in 272 mm of rain for June and July, breaking the 1980 record of 271.5 mm.

All the wet stuff is also threatening to flush the record of 630 mm for the first seven months, set in 1945. By noon yesterday, 624 mm had fallen in the first seven months –and there’s rain in the forecast for today and Saturday.”

Needless to say, the weather has put a damper – pun intended – on many summer plans.

Lost Word Play

One of my favourite things about the show is the word play that goes on with episode titles.

It appears that composer Michael Giacchino who does the music for Lost is not above that himself. Witness some track titles from Season 1 music cues:

The Eyeland
World’s Worst Beach Party
Credit Where Credit Is Due
Run Like, Um… Hell?
Hollywood and Vines
Just Die Already
Crocodile Locke
Win One for the Reaper
Departing Sun
Charlie Hangs Around
Getting Ethan
Thinking Clairely
Locke’d Out Again
Kate’s Motel
Monsters Are Such Innnteresting People

I have become a big fan of his work and love what he did for MI3, The Incredibles and Ratoutille. His Roar! track over the ending credits of Cloverfield is awesome as well.

Can’t wait to hear what he does for the new Star Trek movie score.