[INTERVIEW] How the soundscape of ‘CHILD’S PLAY’ slays – and might win an Oscar

June 17th, 2019 | Interviews, Movie Interview, Movie News | 0 Comment

Gabriel Bateman plays with "Chucky" (voiced by Mark Hamill) in CHILD'S PLAY. Courtesy of Orion Pictures. Courtney Howard // Film Critic It’s not only the design of the “Chucky” doll that’s different about the re-envision of CHILD’S PLAY. Director Lars Klevberg’s splatteriffic slasher delivers an entirely different portrait of the creepy doll. While the skeleton of the story remains the same, the look, the feeling and the sound have changed. This ...

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[INTERVIEW] Michael Dougherty creates his dream giant monster movie with ‘GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS’

May 31st, 2019 | Interviews, Movie Interview | 0 Comment

Courtney Howard // Film Critic Michael Dougherty is the perfect person to have been given the job of co-writing and directing GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS. With a career steeped in genre filmmaking, he is experienced in cinematically realizing the satisfactory thrills from both a creative and audience perspective. And he delivers exactly what fans of kaiju movies have always loved seeing: giant monsters battle it out on the big screen. In his sequel to ...

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[INTERVIEW] Where Michael Dougherty hid celebrity cameos in ‘GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS’

May 31st, 2019 | Interviews, Movie Interview, Movie News | 0 Comment

Courtney Howard // Film Critic It’s not unusual for a director to cast themselves in a cameo role in their film. It’s a long tradition – one perhaps made most famous by Alfred Hitchcock. Since then, filmmakers like Martin Scorsese, Richard Linklater, M. Night Shyamalan, Quentin Tarantino, Oliver Stone, Terry Gilliam (and many more) have utilized the disarming fun of surprise for both their own personal sense of enjoyment and the audience’s. While ...

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