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'Fantastic Beasts' and 'The BFG' Tap Into Magical Musical Worlds

Magic, wizarding, giants, strange creatures — fantasy always needs music to help us suspend disbelief and imagine new worlds.

This year, two of Hollywood’s most acclaimed composers tackled big special-effects fantasies: five-time Oscar winner John Williams, in his 27th film with director Steven Spielberg, “The BFG”; and eight-time Oscar nominee James Newton Howard, launching the new J.K. 785 more words

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"Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them"

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”
Directed by David Yates

With the disclaimer that I never read the books, I’ve found the Harry Potter film series to be  delightful, charming and often wondrous. 411 more words

Film Review

Score Saturday: Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them - James Newton Howard

I’ve seen this film a couple of times now (hurray!) and hoping I’ll get to see it a handful times more before it leaves the theaters. 723 more words

Score Saturday

Discovering “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”

Almost 20 years ago, J.K. Rowling’s first book in the Harry Potter series was published, capturing the imagination of a worldwide audience. Now, Warner Bros. and Rowling have collaborated on a new film with ties to Potter. 845 more words

5 Star Film- Excellent

FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM – James Newton Howard

Original Review by Jonathan Broxton

WARNING: THIS REVIEW CONTAINS PLOT SPOILERS. IF YOU HAVE NOT YET SEEN THE FILM, YOU MIGHT WANT TO CONSIDER WAITING UNTIL AFTER YOU HAVE DONE SO TO READ IT. 2,857 more words

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FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM.

One of the most anticipated movies of 2016 is soon to hit screens in the UK and U.S. FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM is yet another addition to the already popular and fantastical HARRY POTTER franchise. 1,170 more words

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What Cost?

I’m the kind of guy who cannot go to sleep if I feel I haven’t accomplished enough in a day.  Sometimes, I wish there were twenty-six hours in the day, so I could actually get eight hours of sleep.   910 more words