There is no other franchise in film where the music is as integral as the Star Wars franchise. John Williams seven scores have been as much a character in the saga as any onscreen presence, and there’s scarcely a person in Western Civilization who doesn’t know a few pieces from Star Wars scores (even if they don’t realize it). Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, in addition to being the first non-episodic Star Wars film, is also the first film to not be scored by John Williams. Oscar-winner Alexandre Desplat (who took over for Williams on the Harry Potter series) was slated to score the film, but today The Hollywood Reporter announced that due to a scheduling conflict the new composer of the film will be Michael Giacchino. Continue reading Rogue One Gets a New Composer! Michael Giacchino Replaces Alexandre Desplat!!!→
I’m anticipating a busy week on KT. I have a lot of backlog that I’m newly recommitted to bringing to you and reviews of movies in the theater (Divergent and Muppets) as well as Noah floating his merry way into the cinema on Friday. So it’s a bit ironic that I’m going to start all that by telling you I’m going to be writing LESS of the most popular column on the site: Latest vs. Greatest. Hear me out though.
In over 450 days, I’ve never failed to get at least one article a day up here for readers. I almost never miss a deadline on the other three features. However with Latest vs. Greatest, if it comes out on time, it’s a minor miracle. The reasons for this are manifold. I’ve exhausted the people who I can just sit down and write their article with no research. By “research” I mean, watching their latest and best films which can sometimes mean 1-2 movies and sometimes 6-8 movies. Being currently a non-profit organization, that gets expensive if I can’t track them down on a streaming site (I have Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu and HBO at my disposal) but the ones that I haven’t seen are usually obscure and require either renting or buying. I quite honestly can’t afford to do that four times a month. Two, yes. Four, no. Continue reading SITE NOTE: Latest vs. Greatest Moving to Bi-Monthly Feature. Help Pick the Next Five Subjects!→