Posts Tagged ‘Charlie Clouser’


September 21, 2007 Leave a comment

Original Review by Jonathan Broxton

After three movies, the Resident Evil franchise is still – amazingly – still going strong, with Milla Jovovich still kicking mutant ass as freedom fighter Alice, who has made her way to what remains of Las Vegas and trying to stay alive and stay out of the way of the evil creatures that now roam the earth, following the catastrophes of the first two films. Extinction is directed by veteran Russell Mulcahy, and also stars Oded Fehr, Ali Larter and Iain Glen.

After efforts by Marco Beltrami, Marilyn Manson and Jeff Danna, this movie features a score by the inexplicably popular Charlie Clouser, hot of his success on the similarly-grotesque Saw franchise. True to his roots as a former member of the metal rock band Nine Inch Nails, the score is entirely synthesized, performed by Clouser himself and his former band mate, guitarist Danny Lohner Read more…

DEATH SENTENCE – Charlie Clouser

August 31, 2007 1 comment

Original Review by Clark Douglas

There are few things I enjoy more than discovering that a movie I expected to be dumb and poorly made is actually smart and well-crafted. In addition, there are few things that disappoint me as much as discovering that a movie that seems smart and fresh is actually dumb and routine. Watching “Death Sentence”, I unusually experienced both the former and the latter.

The film begins by introducing us to a very happy family of four. The father is played by Kevin Bacon, the mother is played by Kelly Preston, both sporting cheerful grins. Their two teenage boys are generally upstanding, well-behaved kids, and things are just hunky-dory. As you might expect from a movie with such a cheerful opening, tragedy soon occurs. The oldest son is killed by a young gang member. After the legal system fails to bring this young man to justice, Bacon hunts the kid down and kills him in a rage of anger Read more…

DEAD SILENCE – Charlie Clouser

March 16, 2007 2 comments

Original Review by Jonathan Broxton

The popularity of the Saw and Hostel franchises, and the subsequent arrival of the so-called ‘torture porn’ sub-genre, has spawned a number of imitations, one of which is this film: Dead Silence. Directed by James Wan and starring Ryan Kwanten, Amber Valletta, Donnie Wahlberg and Bob Gunton, the film is a mean-spirited horror flick about a man who, having endured his wife’s ghastly and unexplained death, returns to his home town, to try to find the connection between a series of grisly murders and the old ghost tale of Mary Shaw and her vengeful ventriloquists dummies. Read more…