Solo: A Star Wars Story – John Powell & John Williams

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WARNING: THIS REVIEW CONTAINS HEAVY PLOT SPOILERS!

When actor Harrison Ford first appeared as Han Solo, a cynical smuggler and pilot from the planet Corellia, in George Lucas’s space opera “Star Wars” in 1977, neither film critics nor the director himself would have thought that this character would soon become one of the most beloved characters ever to be written for the cinema screen. Now, fourty-one years and nine live-action films, four of them involving Solo, later, Disney’s campaign of anthology films set in the Star Wars universe finally allows for a standalone feature focussing on Han’s origin story.  Continue reading

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The Dark Tower – Tom Holkenborg

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Stephen King is often referred to as the most financially successful author of our time. His works such as the legendary horror efforts that remain “It” and “Shining” have sold more than 350 million copies worldwide, many of which have been adapted for television or the cinema screen. With the author’s seventeeth birthday soon ahead, not only a remake of his timeless classic “It” seems to be on the horizon, but plans to bring his epic saga “The Dark Tower”, which King himself describes as his ultimate magnum opus, to film audiences worldwide have finally been realised.  Continue reading

The Emoji Movie – Patrick Doyle

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Have you ever wondered if there is a world existing inside your smartphone – a world populated by emojis? What seemed to be a completely stupid idea at first has now evolved into an animation film: Produced by Sony Entertainment and distributed by Columbia Pictures, “The Emoji Movie” rushes to its worldwide theatrical release – probably the world’s next great shock after the Trump election and the Brexit referendum.  Continue reading

War for the Planet of the Apes – Michael Giacchino

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“Apes together strong!” – helmed by director Matt Reeves and once again featuring actor Andy “Gollum” Serkis in his famous performance capture role as Caesar, an intelligent chimpanzee, “War for the Planet of the Apes” races to cinemas worldwide, providing a satisfying conclusion to the epic saga.  Continue reading

Wonder Woman – Rupert Gregson-Williams

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So far, Disney’s Marvel Studios have always been a step ahead of their fellow rival DC, at least quality-like. However, with the latest installment in the DC Extended Universe, Patty Jenkins’s “Wonder Woman”, the critical missteps that were “Batman vs Superman” and “Suicide Squad” might not be forgotten, but the newest franchise entry luckily proves that it has finally been put back on track. Continue reading

The Mummy – Brian Tyler

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As if there weren’t enough cinematic universes soon to be developed, Universal Studios jumped upon the popular train of establishing new franchises by creating the series of “Dark Universe” films focussing on the studio’s classic monsters such as Frankenstein, Dracula and, last but not least, “The Mummy”, with the latter becoming the first entry in the soon-to-be expanding list. Continue reading