Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Preview The Mummy, Soundtrack Edition.

  1. The Mummy
  2. The Secret of the Mummy
  3. Nick's Theme
  4. Prodigium
  5. Egypt's Next Great Queen
  6. Sandstorm
  7. The Call of the Ancients
  8. A Sense of Adventure
  9. Haram
  10. A Warning of Monsters
  11. The Lost Tomb of Ahmanet
  12.  Providence
  13. The Sand of Wrath
  14. Enchantments
  15. Concourse of the Undead
  16. World of Monsters
  17. She Is Risen
  18. Chaos, Mayhem, Destruction
  19. Sanction of the Gods
  20. Unstoppable
  21. Beyond Evil
  22. Power and Temptation
  23. Inquest
  24. Forward Momentum
  25. Set
  26. Pathogen of Evil
  27. Liberators of Precious Antiquities
  28. Dawn of Evil
  29. Sepulcher
  30. Iniquity
  31. The Calling
  32. Possession of the Knight's Tomb
  33. Destiny 
  34. Sentience
  35. Between Life and Death
  36. The Mummy End Title Suite
The Review from Roper and Ebert (Spelled it Right This Time):
http://www.fox32chicago.com/mornings/259753449-video

Richard Reoper says its about a mummy princess in modern day London. There is much hope with the cast Crowe and Cruise. He says it was horrible dialogue which sounds pretty fitting with today's time. Nothing like extremely underwhelming so I'll go right into the preview.

  It's the Mummy, and doesn't expect to take home any oscars but to just put a new coat of paint on the original big time blockbuster the mummy. The soundtrack says it stays true to its toolkit of ancient hieroglyphs, true underlying plot twists, and the occasional bad person turns good. So the artist's work is in how they have defined a new ancient goddess into today's society. I give to director who stay within the frame of a plot and doesn't go off the rails. Could you imagine a WWII movie that showed a fantasy side, or that aliens came in to support the Germans? No! The director stays within their frame and walks a line in the sand (no pun intended) I have sat through really boring history lessons on the Romans and more, but I was intrigued because it was true or at least some of it. Here are some things I learned from the soundtrack.

Prodigium: Monstrous in Latin
Amunet: A primordial goddess around 2000 BC
Enchantments: A spell magic shit
Sanctum: A sacred phace within a temple or church
Pathogen: A Bacterium, virus that can cause disease, otherwise the opposite of a enchantment
Sepulcher: A small room built in a rock which a dead person is laid or buried
Senteince: Able to perceive feeling or Feel things (a 6th sense)

    Verdict, I believe the pathogen will be released and the dark princess and Russel Crowe will call it an enchantment, but Tom Cruise will be realistic. I also believe that they will end the plot with a transfer of power to another location, for instance they found the Mummy at place X, and then will end the movie with another find at place Y and will come in a complete circle, and some knight in shining armor will destroy the mummy princess. I also see either Russel Crowe and Tom Cruise not ending the series here, as they are both very into their work whether it be about Scientology or a drama movie by Crowe, it was a very intentional choice of roles.


Monday, May 29, 2017

Alien: Covenant (part two)

Here is the review of Kong Skull from Roger Epert:

I’m not mentioning the difference in approach to condemn the new Kong: quite the contrary. This one—about a team of soldiers and scientists that gets stranded on Skull Island during a mission to map the island’s geological interior with explosive charges, which you absolutely should not do when visiting a place called Skull Island—is a half-magnificent, half-misguided example of a “show me the monster” movie. At its best it reminded me of “The Mysterious Island” and “The Land that Time Forgot,” films that were little more than collections of monster-driven action scenes hitched to a perfunctory story about explorers wandering a jungle, doing stuff they were warned not to do, and getting eaten.


Basically, my point is that Alien: Covenant is a futuristic version of Kong Skull Island. In a future of Robots searching for origin of life instead of humans searching for origin of man.  Instead of who we were (monkeys) its who we become, aliens.
   As with the crew separation seems almost exactly like Kong:Skull Island, and the plot’s storylines was also a crew separated by a storm going to an extraction point. At the end, It turned into a space opera (literally space opera music on the ship.)

My final remark is that I can wait another 5 years for Prometheseus 3 because I could watch the first two over again. Overall enjoyed the alien chase sequences, with a little bit of pop out scares, mutilation and final battle scene. I think an alien should be introduced to the Godzilla, King Kong, and monster universe.


Rating 8/10

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Alien: Covenant

Review: Alien (part 1)

Soundtrack Track List:
  1. Incubation
  2. The Covenant
  3. Neutrino Burst
  4. A Cabin on The Lake
  5. Sails
  6. Planet 4/ Main Theme
  7. Launcher Landing
  8. Wheat Field
  9. Spores
  10. The Med Bay
  11. Grass Attack
  12. Dead Civilization
  13. Survivors
  14. Payload Deployment
  15. Command Override
  16. Face Hugger
  17. Chest Burster
  18. Lonely Perfection
  19. Cargo Lift
  20. Bring It To My Turf
  21. Terraforming Bay
  22. Alien Covenant Theme

Huge fan of pop culture in general but as a writer on blogs, I write screen plays written tailored to epic scenes, and dramatic plots unfolded rather than dialogue. I am sure there is not more than 5% of dialogue. With that being said I introduce you to this section of the blog, Review of the Top 10 Movies (see previous blog post)

First up is Alien, directed by Ridley Scott. You know the man who makes epic movies. You know this is a series of horror film I follow.

My favorite scene from the original Alien is the scene where one guy grabs the hand of the crew members and does five finger fillet on the table. The whole scene captures you and makes your hand want to cringe, and then later there is a scene where he jumps up from the table and realizes that an alien is in his chest.

The whole design of the movie is mind-blowing, direct shots. That is just my opinion in general of the series. I am hoping the movie is going to be great. 

I am listening to the soundtrack and looking at the titles, I can see there is an element of Prometheus in this movie. I actually just listened to Prometheus and the dialogue was great and each character stayed the same, so it was easy to determine who was who by the voice. Alien would just be a more visually appealing version of Prometheus so that’s why I recommend seeing it in theaters.This is perfect because I can now take apart the soundtrack just by the track titles. I can see this has a premise of a location different than the space station. 

Right now, I am going back and rewatching Prometheus and seeing the importance of the planet. They had arrived at a planet, and they have done scientific data from the origins of humans.

The soundtrack says there is a compromise of the mission, a lot of action, maybe slow action (chase), and personal deaths. It seems like it will be like the arrival/ the Martian/ and Prometheus. Basically, one perspective with the enemy using smoke and mirrors. That’s fine, as long as there is killing. I can also estimate there will be flashbacks to the original story, but I am going to watch Prometheus anyway. Then I will put the review of Alien: Covenant. 

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Preview: Top 10 Best Movies of 2017

Predictions for Best Movies of 2017
1. A cure for Wellness
17, February
















2.The Circle
28, April














3. Alien Covenant
19 May


4. The Mummy
9, June


5. Dunkirk
21, July


6. Annihilation
September


7. The God Particle, Cloverfield 3
27, October



Unknown Release Date:
8.Lady Bird

9.Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing Missouri

10.Death of Stalin

Best of 2016: (not another list!)



App of the Year: Stitcher

Gadget of the year: Huwaei Phone with fingerprint scanner[on back *.*]

Article: Wait but why, and anything on AI, http://waitbutwhy.com/2015/01/artificial-intelligence-revolution-1.html

Top New Show: Westworld, http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0475784/


Top Podcast: Decoding Westworld/ Gen Pop, https://soundcloud.com/decodingwestworld


Top Podcast episode: Political Podcast: Aftermath of Orlando, http://www.npr.org/2016/06/17/482454191/politics-podcast-the-aftermath-of-orlando

Top Fiction Book: The Circle, by Dave Eggers. http://news.psu.edu/story/379221/2015/11/05/academics/%E2%80%98-circle%E2%80%99-chosen-penn-state-reads-2016-17-common-text

Top Non-fiction book: Tools of Titans, by Tim Ferriss, https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31823677-tools-of-titans


Front Page Tech: Uber’s Self-Driving Cars Debut in Pittsburgh
http://www.wsj.com/articles/inside-ubers-new-self-driving-cars-in-pittsburgh-1473847202

Top Failure: United States Economy, https://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/compare_cities.jsp?country1=United+States&country2=China&city1=Philadelphia%2C+PA&city2=Beijing