Howlin' Wolf Records: Six Strings - Season 2 Issue 1 [2017]


It's a highlight of the best soundtrack/score music
and some of those we lost.
Goodbye 2016, Hello... 2017

And all our favorite things; FILMS, MUSIC, BOOKS, ETC.
Giveaways... are everywhere!!  


Jeremy [Six Strings]

Six Strings - Season 2 Issue 1:  [CLICK HERE]  
Past Issues: [CLICK HERE]

THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN (2016) When is a remake not a remake?

Well they did it, didn't they?  They finally did it.  The Hollywood Remake machine has finally claimed another American classic.  Never in my wildest dreams would I have believed they would have the tenacity to attempt to redo a nearly perfect classic film.  How much more taboo can you be?  The film that I am talking about of course is WORLD GONE WILD.  The post apocalyptic action western starring Bruce Dern is about a hippie from the sixties living in a world ravaged by nuclear warfare.  He lives in a small settlement of peaceful pioneers in the desert who find themselves under threat of Adam Ant and his cult of followers.  Out gunned Bruce Dern goes out and recruits about five other tough guys who manage to fight back and save the town from the weirdo attackers.  Of course the most memorable moment in the film is when Bruce Dern kills a bad guy by flipping a hub cap into his throat with the flick of a stick.  Oscar worthy and totally possible in real life I am sure.

Of course I am being silly.  Yes, WORLD GONE WILD is a remake (or homage) of the classic western, THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN, which was a remake of the classic samurai film, THE SEVEN SAMURAI, directed by Akira Kurosawa.  But we are here to review the new Denzel Washington film directed by Antoine Fuqua.  I bring up WORLD GONE WILD to make a point.  WGW has the spirit of the original as well as some lines of dialogue and some visual cues as well.  THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN 2016 only has a few lines of dialogue from the original.  The spirit of the original is completely absent from the new film.  The new MAGNIFICENT SEVEN barely even qualifies as a remake.  I would argue that it is not a remake at all, but just another "Men on a Mission" movie.  However, the idea that this is not a remake does not make the new movie better.  There is no fresh or new approach to the material.  CLICK HERE TO READ THE REST!

Jason

HWR RELEASES... THE SAND / SONATA and TETRO ROUGE


THE SAND / SONATA - by Vincent Gillioz... Howlin' Wolf Records proudly presents a premiere double-bill release of Vincent Gillioz's original scores to SONATA (2004) and THE SAND (2015). Gillioz, raised in Geneva, Switzerland, currently lives in Los Angeles and has scored no less than 35 feature films accumulating numerous scholarships and awards throughout his career, including 9 best score awards. This is Howlin' Wolf Records' third project with composer Vincent Gillioz following LAST BREATH and COLLAPSE.


TETRO ROUGE [2CD] - by Pablo Croissier... Howlin' Wolf Records is proud to present a Two-Disc Set for Pablo Crossier's score for TETRO ROUGE. Pablo Croissier is from the Atlantic Canary Islands, Spain, but currently calls Los Angeles home. He is a classically-trained composer who has scored soundtracks for a variety of film styles, ranging from fast-paced action flicks to modernized Westerns. His work has been heard both on the concert stage, with his first symphony performed in the US in 2012, and in worldwide trailers and national commercials for blue chip brands such as Toyota. Recently Croissier was honored with a "Best Song" award by the Society of Composers and Lyricists of America and accepted into the prestigious Los Angeles Mentor Program for the fall 2016 term. He is currently working on his next feature score THE ESPADRILLO FORTUNE.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]
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ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS (What If) STORY

Just like THE EWOK ADVENTURE and EWOKS: THE BATTLE FOR ENDOR, ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY is a stand alone film that takes place in the STAR WARS universe only without Ewoks.  The film is about Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) being recruited by the Rebellion to locate her father who was taken from her when she was a child to work on weaponizing the Death Star.  Eventually this quest leads her and some new allies on the path to steal the plans for the Death Star and get them to the Rebellion.  The story is serviced by a forgettable music score, some breath-taking visuals and horrible horrible fan service.  If you like STAR WARS for it's explosions, lazers and spaceships then ROGUE ONE is the greatest movie of them all.  If you like STAR WARS for its endearing timeless story and memorable characters then you will be disappointed.

When I first saw the trailer for ROGUE ONE I was immediately impressed by the character of Jyn Erso.  The trailer portrays her as a Snake Plissken type character.  My favorite line from the trailer is when she says "This is a rebellion, isn't it? I rebel."  That's a great line.  Unfortunately that line was cut out as well as any other possible scene or moment that would make her a strong or even memorable character.  Instead she comes across as a scared little girl forced into a situation she never would have put herself in.  Yeah, the film makes it a point to show her beat up a bunch of storm troopers but that doesn't make her a strong character.  She is just an action figure.  Jyn has no good moments.  She gives a couple of speeches that come across as out of step with her character.  Jyn is a non-character in her own story.  She has not earned the right to be the biggest character on the movie poster.  She never really seems to be a part of the Rebellion even though she has experienced personal loss at the hands of the Empire.  You would think she would have been in the Rebellion from day one.  I'm not even sure what she was doing before being rescued/captured by the Rebellion and setting her on the mission to find her father.  CLICK HERE TO READ THE REST!!!

Jason

Howlin' Wolf Records: Six Strings - Issue 9 [2016]


RETRO [INTERVIEW] with actor Chris Sarandon from Days of the Dead [Chicago]
Our FRIGHT NIGHT [REUNION] at Days of the Dead | http://www.daysofthedead.net
Thank You, Zack Snyder for BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE!!! by: Jason Lee Knight [KNIGHT at the MOVIES]
BLUE ROOM [INTERVIEW] - with Composer... David Schwartz - Netflix’s “Lady Dynamite” [2016]
“Getting” Weird: When a Subgenre is a Subgenre and its Shadow is Over More Than Innsmouth (Part Two) - By: KC Redding-Gonzalez
The Side-Effects of Special Effects in Horror - by: By: Christina Persaud
RED ROOM [INTERVIEW] -  with Musical artists... King Llama “RETURN TO OX” [2016]
Sixth Annual Maleficium Dark Art Exhibition. Westmont, Illinois

And all our favorite things; FILMS, MUSIC, BOOKS, ETC.
Giveaways... are everywhere, well you just need to look!!

This is the last issue of the year, it's been a long year... some of you might know I ended up in the hospital twice with Pneumonia and having my Gallbladder removed. Both times I waited to go to the hospital, for that reason both were serious adventures. My attention to SIX STRINGS became my only priority and sadly lost many of my internet friends, well not lost... just moved around. 

With this issue I would love if you are reading this, please share it I would like to end this year with a bang, I know I am asking a lot... but I do that. :)
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Six Strings - Issue 9 [2016] [CLICK HERE]  
Past Issues: [CLICK HERE]

Jeremy [Six Strings]

A TASTE OF KILLING needs a re-release!

Tonino Valerii has directed about five Spaghetti Westerns in his day.  DAY OF ANGER aka GUNLAW is probably his best with the help of the two main stars Lee Van Cleef and Giuliano Gemma.  His most famous is MY NAME IS NOBODY which stars Henry Fonda and Terence Hill and may have been co-directed by Sergio Leone.  It is terrible and boring.  The ending is good but it belongs in a better film.  The movie as a whole is bad which is why I find it strange that so many critics familiar with Italian Westerns would often have it ranked somewhere in their top ten lists.  I guess they need to see more Spaghetti Westerns.  If they had then maybe they would have seen the far more satisfying A TASTE OF KILLING.

The film stars Craig Hill (A sort of cross between Eastwood and Bronson) as Lanky, a bounty hunter who has been tasked to protect a shipment of gold locked in the town's bank vault from a small army of bandits.  The leader of the bandits, Gus Kennebeck (George Martin) also just happens to be the man who killed Lanky's brother back in the day.  Time for some payback, right?  Well sort of.  Lanky may not be the hero we have been so accustomed to in other Westerns from Italy.  CLICK HERE TO READ THE REST!

Jason

SHOOT FIRST, DIE LATER (1974)

SHOOT FIRST, DIE LATER sounds more like a title for a Spaghetti Western than a modern day Eurocrime.  I'm sure this film has many different titles and translations depending on what market of the world it was distributed to.  Director Fernando Di Leo has made an excellent entry into the genre.  The first thirty minutes or so I wasn't very impressed.  The film is kind of ordinary in it's initial appearance.  Most likely the film was quickly shot.  There isn't any well thought out creative camera angles and compositions to make the film any different from all the other hastily made Dirty Harry knock offs from seventies Italy.  I can't even remember the music.  However, if you wait you will be rewarded with a simple but very compelling story about the consequences of police corruption.  Its the story that makes SHOOT FIRST worth a watch.  The ending is great too which I will be spoiling completely in this review because I love it!

SHOOT FIRST, DIE LATER opens with a large bow tied mafia boss named Pascal having a bunch of local drug dealers shot in the legs for doing business behind his back.  Later an eccentric old man tries to leave his house to get milk for his cat but his gate has been blocked by a couple of cars to where he can't get out.  This prompts the old man to file a police report.  Meanwhile police officer, Domenico (Luc Merenda) busts some gun runners.  After being glorified for the bust Domenico gets word to show up to a meeting.  That meeting ends up being with Pascal.  Domenico is actually working for the mob!  They inform Domenico that there was a report filed involving the parked cars that links Pascal to a recent murder.  Domenico is to get rid of that report.  The problem is that with the escalation of the murder investigation everyone involved with filing that report is now a witness and Domenico knows it.  The police officer who wrote down and filed that report just happens to be Domenico's father.  CLICK HERE TO READ THE REST!!!

Jason

Howlin' Wolf Records: Six Strings - Issue 8 [2016]


Here is the latest issue of Six Strings, biggest issue yet...!!

BLUE ROOM [INTERVIEW] - Musical Artist... Stan Bush - VIDEO GAME “Shadow Warrior 2” [2016]
"Final Girls [2015]" by: Jason Lee Knight [KNIGHT at the MOVIES]
"Grandma Drove a Hearse (or, Why I Write Horror)" By: KC Redding-Gonzalez
RED ROOM [INTERVIEW] - Model/Actress  “Kelsey Zukowski” [2016]
World Exclusive: Liner Notes  - BEHIND THE PORCELAIN MASK: THE MUSIC OF BRUISER and
FIGHTING THE DEVIL: THE MUSIC OF BLENDER
with composer Donald Rubinstein
Interview with Joseph LoDuca - ASH VS. EVIL DEAD (courtesy of VARESE SARABANDE)
Fans Of Film Music [2016] | http://fansoffilmmusic.com/
coverage by: Kaya Savas (Film.Music.Media)

And all our favorite things; FILMS, MUSIC, BOOKS, ETC.
Giveaways...  are everywhere, well you just need to look!!

Six Strings - Issue 8 [2016]
[CLICK HERE]  

Past Issues: [CLICK HERE]

Some needed changes, I updated the service to better suit the SIX STRINGS MAGAZINE... so one link to each available issue.
Jeremy [Six Strings]

INFO: Here like we have said, it's a compilation of this website's items compiled... compressed into something more and we hope you stick around for all the changes. It's going to be a free styled magazine for those of you who like the read without all the fluff as this site has become. We want to give you what is out there, what is cool... who is cool and to do this we give you "SIX STRINGS". Featuring music, film, book, interviews, etc. hopefully you will find something great within the pages. 

A Howlin' Wolf Records "Exclusive" announcement from Director Ulli Lommel's Project!


In 2016 Hollywood Action House began developing "Boogeyman Chronicles," a series of eight 45-minute episodes. The first episode is currently in post-production and the series will start airing on Halloween 2018 world-wide. It is inspired by Ulli Lommel's 1980 cult hit "The Boogeyman." The new story line was developed after test audiences in the U.S. and Europe saw various cuts of a series of plot-possibilities and characters entitled "Boogeyman Reincarnation." The writing team headed by Colin McCracken is currently working on episodes 2 - 8 with the plan to create a total of up to 64 episodes. Lommel has indicated that, even though he directed episode 1, most of the remaining episodes will be directed by a series of young directors from the U.S, Europe and Asia. Starring in episode 1 are Skylar Radzion, Laurence R. Harvey, Andreea Boyer and Tristan Risk. It was produced by Frank Dragun, Ulli Lommel and David Bond.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

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SUMTHING ELSE MUSIC WORKS AND CAPCOM RELEASE DEAD RISING® 4 ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK... Download 12 Christmas songs from the soundtrack for free...for a limited time only!

 
Sumthing Else Music Works, the premier record label dedicated to licensing and distributing video game soundtracks, proudly presents the Dead Rising 4 Original Soundtrack featuring the original music score from the new chapter of one of the most popular zombie game franchises of all time. The Dead Rising 4 Original Soundtrack will be available digitally at iTunes, Sumthing.com, and other music sites on December 2, 2016. As a bonus, Sumthing Else and Capcom are giving away 12 Christmas songs from the Dead Rising 4 Original Soundtrack, until December 2nd. To download these free tracks, visit http://www.sumthing.com/deadrising4 and enter the code: dr42016. For a limited time, the Dead Rising 4 Original Soundtrack will also be available at a discount price of $9.99.

The Dead Rising 4 Original Soundtrack features four and a half hours of original score composed and produced by Canadian Academy Award nominee Oleksa Lozowchuk (Dead Rising Watchtower, Dead Rising 3, Dead Rising® 2, Dead Rising® 2: Off The Record, Dead Rising® 2: Case Zero, Dead Rising® 2: Case West) including additional music by various artists such as Traz Damji, Boris Salchow, Jamie Christopherson, Robert Elhai, Stu Goldberg, Kevin Doucette, Melissa Kaplan, the Braxton Cook Quartet, Dominic and Rachael Davis and Jon Hassell. The soundtrack features all original music written for orchestra, string ensembles, big band, jazz combos, crooners, country duos, Americana roots/bluegrass bands and much more...

"Dead Rising 4's soundtrack is best described as - atonal zombie action meets Classic Christmas in the Midwest," said Oleksa Lozowchuk, Dead Rising 4 composer and soundtrack producer. "Our hero, Frank West, returns to Willamette, Colorado this holiday season, amidst a glorious cacophony of Americana, swooning sounds of Christmas cheer, and pure orchestral horror bliss."

-Jeremy [SIX STRINGS]

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DOCTOR STRANGE is Magically Delicious!

I have to admit that I didn't expect a lot from DOCTOR STRANGE.  ANOTHER ORIGIN STORY?!!!  Is it really necessary to do another story about the beginnings of another super hero?  I know next to nothing about Doctor Strange but I don't feel the need to have my hand held and explained how he came to be even with all the magic mumbo-jumbo.  I have seen enough to know how this whole super hero thing works.  The whole movie looked like it was going to be some kind of INCEPTION knock-off.  Now that I have seen the movie I can say that I was wrong.  Not only is DOCTOR STRANGE good, it's one of Marvel's best!

Dr. Strange is one of the best surgeons in the world.  He is a man of great arrogance fully aware of how much smarter he is than everyone else around him.  Not a bad guy but he has a couple of large character flaws.  After a car wreck of his own doing, Strange finds himself no longer able to be a surgeon due to the crippling of his hands.  Humbled in body but not in mind, Strange's desperation to get his former life back leads him to look into possible magic remedies.  This journey leads him to the discovery that there is real magic in the universe and there are unseen threats that will use magic to bring destruction to our world.  CLICK HERE TO READ THE REST!!!!

Jason



THE NEON DEAD is worth a look!

When it comes to low budget movies made by people who actually care about film I am very forgiving.  Low budget films obviously have more challenges and obstacles to overcome to get made and shown in the public eye.  I am a big believer in art through adversity.  The challenge and limitations from the lack of money and resources can inspire wonderful results.  THE EVIL DEAD is a terrific example of this.  I am always looking to low budget films for inspiration since I myself am part of the world of no budget film making.  I want more people to know about the good ones and get motivated to support these films and maybe make their own.  I am looking for horror movies that are not homages or at least influenced by THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE.  I like that film but it has been too big of an influence on many horror films in the last 20 years or so.  There are so many horror film makers that seek to out shock that classic movie through the on screen suffering of characters that a new genre of horror was created.  Torture Porn.  You can't count the number of horror movies whose plot summary is about a group of young teens and twenty-somethings who go out to the middle of nowhere and become the victims of a crazed cannibal inbred family of yahoos.  I bet there are more movies about crazed cannibal inbred families than there are about Dracula and Frankenstein combined.  People looking for new ideas to be inspired by to create new kinds of horror need to limit their intake of such films unless they just like that kind of film.  I myself like the WRONG TURN movies for some reason.  But if you are looking for something new and different I would recommend THE NEON DEAD.

When Allison discovers a violent ghost in her house she calls Desmond and Jake, an amateur paranormal exterminating duo, to find out what is going on in her house.  The investigation leads our two ghost fighters to uncover the bigger problem of an interstellar demon trying to get to earth and destroy all life as we know it.  CLICK HERE TO READ THE REST.....



Jason

FINAL GIRLS!

I would compare FINAL GIRLS to THE LAST ACTION HERO but that might infer some negative connotations to the film.  I can't deny that FINAL GIRLS does have a similar concept of people getting trapped in a movie through the magic of cinema.  Instead of getting stuck in JACK SLATER part IV starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, our protagonists find themselves in a slasher flick from the 80's titled CAMP BLOODBATH having to battle a Jason Vorhees type slasher named Billy Murphy.  Both are highly imaginative but LAST ACTION falters by being too zany with the concept adding an out of place cartoon cat that is a detective and having that annoying kid from PREHYSTERIA as the lead actor.  FINAL GIRLS does a better job with the concept.  It manages to stay on the line between between horror and comedy to deliver a sincere heartfelt drama that is surprisingly effective.

Max (The exceptional Taissa Farmiga!) loses her mom (The also exceptional Malin Akerman!) in a car wreck at the beginning of FINAL GIRLS.  Her mom was an actress who played one of the doomed counselors in the cult classic CAMP BLOODBATH.  Max is talked into going to see her mom's film playing at a nearby movie theater.  When a fire breaks out in the theater Max and her friends escape through the movie screen and find themselves in the actual movie.  Trapped Max and her friends try to work with the fictional characters to fight off Billy the invincible slasher who gave the camp its notorious name of CAMP BLOODBATH.  CLICK HERE TO READ THIS...



Jason

ALEXANDRE DESPLAT CONDUCTS CONCERT WORLD PREMIERE OF THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS AT “HOLLYWOOD IN VIENNA”


ALEXANDRE DESPLAT CONDUCTS CONCERT WORLD PREMIERE OF
THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS AT “HOLLYWOOD IN VIENNA”
 
Vienna and Los Angeles, Oct 3, 2016:
On Oct. 14, 2016 the THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS, the 2016 released animation film will come to life again in the historic Vienna Concert Hall (Wiener Konzerthaus), where Oscar, BAFTA, Golden Globe and Grammy winning film composer Alexandre Desplat takes over the baton to conduct the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra.

In the course of the “Hollywood in Vienna” gala, which is broadcast on TV to 36 countries, Desplat will receive the prestigious Max Steiner Film Music Achievement Award, presented by the City of Vienna. Desplat will be the 8th composer after John Barry, Howard Shore, Alan Silvestri, Lalo Schifrin, James Horner, Randy Newman and James Newton Howard to receive the Viennese award.

“Hollywood in Vienna” announced concert world premieres of Desplat’s scores to THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS, ARGO, JULIE & JULIA, LUST & CAUTION and the song “Still Dream” from RISE OF THE GUARDIANS.

Howlin' Wolf Records: SIX STRINGS [Volume 07]

 

Well, look we made another issue... it's a good one, some great interviews... and of course music, movies and mayhem!

INFO: Here like we have said, it's a compilation of this website's items compiled... compressed into something more and we hope you stick around for all the changes. It's going to be a free styled magazine for those of you who like the read without all the fluff as this site has become. We want to give you what is out there, what is cool... who is cool and to do this we give you "SIX STRINGS". Featuring music, film, book, interviews, etc. hopefully you will find something great within the pages. 

In this issue:
GREEN ROOM [INTERVIEW] - Composer... Holly Amber Church - FILM “WORRY DOLLS” [2016]
"GHOSTBUSTERS (2016) : Be afraid of this one. " by: Jason Lee Knight [KNIGHT at the MOVIES]
BLUE ROOM [INTERVIEW] - Willing to Travel with Talent/Actor "Kevin Chua" [2016]
"Getting” Weird: When a Subgenre is a Subgenre and its Shadow is Over More
Than Innsmouth (Part One)" By: KC Redding-Gonzalez
RED ROOM [INTERVIEW] - SCOTT GLASGOW - FILM “The Curse of Sleeping Beauty” [2016]
Flashback Weekend Chicago Horror Convention [2016]
coverage by: The Horror & SciFi Prop Preservation Association, LLC

And all our favorite things; FILMS, MUSIC, BOOKS, ETC.
Giveaways... are everywhere, well you just need to look!!

CURRENT ISSUE:

Past Issues: [CLICK HERE]
We love this stuff, so we share... thank you!
Jeremy [The Wolf]

MEET THE MAESTROS OF VIDEO GAMES AT PAX WEST 2016 IN SEATTLE

 
Seattle, WA - On Sunday, September 4, hear from the award-winning composers of ABZÛ, ASSASSIN'S CREED, THE BANNER SAGA, BORDERLANDS, CALL OF DUTY, DEUS EX, DRAGON AGE, FALLOUT, FANTASIA, JADE EMPIRE, JOURNEY, MASS EFFECT, PRINCE OF PERSIA, QUAKE, SYBERIA, THOMAS WAS ALONE, TRON and VOLUME at the 2016 PAX West 'Maestros of Video Games' panel in the Sphinx Theatre, Sheraton Seattle (10:00AM-11:00AM).  

Then join the composers in the Queue Room, Westin (2nd Floor) at 11:30AM for a meet and greet / autograph session immediately following the panel.

The 'Maestros of Video Games' are:

SARAH SCHACHNER
CALL OF DUTY: INFINITE WARFARE, ASSASSIN'S CREED UNITY.

INON ZUR
FALLOUT 4, SYBERIA 3, DRAGON AGE, PRINCE OF PERSIA, EAGLE FLIGHT.

JACK WALL
CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS 3, MASS EFFECT, JADE EMPIRE, INTO THE STARS.

SASCHA DIKICIYAN (aka SONIC MAYHEM)
DEUS EX: MANKIND DIVIDED, MASS EFFECT 3, TRON: EVOLUTION.

AUSTIN WINTORY
ABZÛ, ASSASSIN'S CREED SYNDICATE, THE BANNER SAGA, JOURNEY.

DAVID HOUSDEN
VOLUME: CODA, THOMAS WAS ALONE, VOLUME.

Moderated by EMILY REESE, award-winning radio host and producer of "LEVEL with Emily Reese" podcast.

For more information:

'Maestros of Video Games' Composer Panel (10:00AM)
http://west.paxsite.com/schedule/panel/maestros-of-video-games

'Maestros of Video Games' Autograph Session (11:30AM)
http://west.paxsite.com/schedule/panel/autograph-session-maestros-of-video-games

Jeremy [Six Strings]

Howlin' Wolf Records: SIX STRINGS [Volume 06]


Well, look we made another issue... it's a good one, some great interviews... and of course music, movies and mayhem! 

INFO: Here like we have said, it's a compilation of this website's items compiled... compressed into something more and we hope you stick around for all the changes. It's going to be a free styled magazine for those of you who like the read without all the fluff as this site has become. We want to give you what is out there, what is cool... who is cool and to do this we give you "SIX STRINGS". Featuring music, film, book, interviews, etc. hopefully you will find something great within the pages.

FIND OUT MORE: [CLICK HERE]

We love this stuff, so we share... thank you!
Jeremy [The Wolf]

Thank You, Zack Snyder for BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE!!!

Spoilers Ahead!

I want to use this post to write about my love for BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE and use it as a 'Thank You' to Zack Snyder and everyone involved in making one of the greatest super hero films ever.  The hate this movie has received is unwarranted and quite perplexing.  I thought the theatrical cut was great but the restored true version was perfect and I mean that in all sincerity.  The movie delivers a serious story that treats the audience with respect.   It doesn't dumb down the plot by adding action beats every ten minutes or comedy at inappropriate times just to appeal to mainstream audiences who view the super hero genre as nothing more than "leave your brain at the door popcorn fare".  Thank you, Zack Snyder for this film.  Like Superman doing great deeds and still being greeted with fear and hate, you too have given us a great film that has received the same.  Everyone is entitled to their opinions but I find it so strange that this film and MAN OF STEEL have been held under a higher magnifying glass while other films with more problems are given a pass.  See the CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR for example.  CIVIL WAR is pretty much the same freaking movie yet receives high positive ratings!  Don't get me wrong.  I loved CIVIL WAR too but I think BVS was way better.  By the way the Ultimate Edition of BVS is what I will be writing about.  That is the true intended version of the film.  As far as I am concerned the theatrical cut no longer exists.

Essentially BVS is a Man vs. God story.  Because of the abuse he had to endure as a child by his father, Lex Luthor (Jessie Eisenberg) has grown into a man who believes that there no such thing as a god who is good.  To him people only pretend to be good but deep down inside they are selfish frightened creatures.   Superman's existence contradicts Luthor's religion undermining his whole wold view by giving people hope of a better future. Lex sees no such future.  CLICK HERE TO READ THE REST!!!!

Jason

GHOSTBUSTERS (2016): Be afraid of this one.

Beware!  There be spoilers ahead!

The new GHOSTBUSTERS is not funny or imaginative.  You kind of need those two main ingredients for a good Ghostbusters film.  The jokes falter due to over reliance on improvisation casting suspicion that there wasn't much of a script to begin with.  The jumbled, poorly paced, nearly incoherent story is evidence of that.    Worst yet the characters have very little on screen chemistry and provide absolutely no laughs no matter how hard they try.  Being a Ghostbusters fan I wanted to love this movie but I couldn't.  To put it bluntly this film insults the fans of the old generation while dumbing down the new.

As the film plays before your eyes you can't help but imagine better ways to tell a story about the Ghostbusters.  It would be so easy to put out a third film in the franchise and still have the four protagonists be the new all female Ghostbusters.  We wanted a sequel.  What we got is remake that is suppose to reboot the franchise.  Oh, goody!  We get the same old story of four friends getting together to form a business about catching ghosts and at the end a big giant thing stomps through the streets of Manhattan.  I guess that is the only story that can be told about the Ghostbusters in movie form.  They have told this story three times now!  If you stay to the end you get a mention of Zuul during a post credits scene.  Oh, no!  Ghostbusters is a prequel!!!  What is the deal with Sony and their reboots?  It takes two movies to tell one story that has already been told in a previous film.  It took two new AMAZING SPIDER-MAN movies to equal the amount of narrative put to screen in the first Sam Raimi Spider-Man.  CLICK HERE TO READ THE REST.....

Jason

Howlin' Wolf Records: SIX STRINGS [Volume 05]


Well, look we made another issue... it's a good one, some great interviews... and of course music, movies and mayhem! 

INFO: Here like we have said, it's a compilation of this website's items compiled... compressed into something more and we hope you stick around for all the changes. It's going to be a free styled magazine for those of you who like the read without all the fluff as this site has become. We want to give you what is out there, what is cool... who is cool and to do this we give you "SIX STRINGS". Featuring music, film, book, interviews, etc. hopefully you will find something great within the pages.

FIND OUT MORE: [CLICK HERE]

We love this stuff, so we share... thank you!
Jeremy [The Wolf]

INTERVIEW WITH LUKE GOSS [ACTOR]