In Memoriam: James Horner

James Roy Horner, August 14, 1953 – June 22, 2015

Wolfen
Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan
48 Hrs.
Krull
Star Trek III: The Search For Spock
Cocoon
Commando
Aliens
The Name Of The Rose
An American Tail
*batteries not included
Willow
Red Heat
The Land Before Time
Cocoon: The Return
Field Of Dreams
Honey, I Shrunk The Kids
Glory
Another 48 Hrs.
The Rocketeer
An American Tail: Fievel Goes West
Thunderheart
Sneakers
Patriot Games
Legends Of The Fall
The Pagemaster
Braveheart
Casper
Jade
Apollo 13
Jumanji
Titanic
(best selling orchestral film soundtrack of all time)
Deep Impact
The Mask Of Zorro
Bicentennial Man
How The Grinch Stole Christmas
Enemy At The Gates
A Beautiful Mind
Windtalkers
Troy
The Legend Of Zorro
Apocalypto
Avatar

And those are just the ones I’ve seen. What a huge loss…

Chris Loves Cowboys & Aliens

Caught an advanced screening of Cowboys & Aliens last night. Totally dug it. Not once was my intelligence insulted. Sci-fi fans and fans of Westerns will love it. Huge thanks to Craig Binder for hooking me up with the pass.

Daniel Craig was great. No accent slips, no cheesiness. He was a great outlaw. And Harrison Ford almost redeemed himself for Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull. But only almost.

Mrs. X, you need to see this film. Several times during the movie I thought, “This is exactly what Carrie’s been asking for.” It was sci-fi that actually takes place in the Old West. I think you’ll like it. For the most part it’s more Western than sci-fi, until the end. And it has a lot more comedy than I expected. Don’t rent it. It’s definitely an owner.

To the haters, allow me to address your most common complaint. Of course it’s far-fetched. It’s a movie about aliens. There’s no “x & Aliens” where x = anything that’s going to make the premise less unrealistic. And I thought the title sucked, too, but after seeing the movie I think it’s perfect. It tells you 100% of what you need to know without spoiling anything.

See this movie. Chris tested, Chris approved.