The whole movie world seems to have gone crazy over Juno – it’s nominated for Oscars, the soundtrack is topping the charts, and Ellen Page is on the cover of this week’s Entertainment Weekly.
If you’re scrambling for your Juno fix, you can buy the Juno Shooting Script on Amazon. It contains the entire script, a forward by director Jason Reitman, an introduction by writer Diablo Cody (whose couple of ET pieces I’ve loved), and a section of color photos. That should hold you over until the DVD is released.
2008 got off to a great start with the release of Cloverfield, but ended in tragedy with the death of Heath Ledger, an extremely talented young actor. It was a busy month for movie news, and a sad month for Hollywood. Here’s what was most popular on MovieSnobs for January 2008.
The Third Annual Snobbies – Every year since we started the MovieSnobs we have held our own movie awards, voted on by our readers. The readers who vote for the most number of movies that win are eligible to win great prizes. This year the grand prize is free movies for an entire year. First prize is an 8 GB Apple iPod Touch.
40 Hottest Women Over 40 – Mike took a look at the lovely ladies of Hollywood that have passed their 40th birthday. The list includes Eva LaRue, Maria Bello, and Famke Janssen. Have one you’d like to add to the list? Tell Mike about it in the comments.
As the new year begins, we tend to look back over the past year. This past year at MovieSnobs, we started a new weekly post called Movie Tunes, which features reviews of movie soundtracks. We covered some great ones last year, so we thought we’d recap them before moving on with 2008.
The first Movie Tunes was one of my favorite soundtracks ever, one of my favorite CDs ever, in fact – Underworld, the Kate Beckinsale vampire movie with the hard rock soundtrack.
For Halloween, we had a review of the deluxe edition of the soundtrack for The Nightmare Before Christmas, which includes both the original soundtrack and new cover versions of the classic songs by Marilyn Manson, Fall Out Boy, and others.
Starting with my review of the Resident Evil: Apocalypse soundtrack, Mike implemented a nifty “Listen” button like the one below.
Happy New Year! The DVD releases start the year strong with three kickass movies. Resident Evil: Extinction, a movie I absolutely loved, comes out (you can also get the awesome soundtrack), as well as one of the most ridiculously awesome movies I’ve ever seen – Shoot ‘Em Up. I’ll be picking up those two, as well as War, because I’ll watch anything with Jason Statham in it.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas is one of the classic Christmas movies that my family and I watch every year. In fact, when I first moved in with my fiance, I insisted that we buy The Grinch on DVD so I could keep up the tradition.
Listening to the soundtrack is just like watching the movie. If you’ve seen the movie enough times, you can picture the story unfolding. It includes all the storytelling parts, the sound effects, and the songs (“You’re a mean one…..Mr. Grinch”).
The story is a charming one, and tells that the true meaning of Christmas isn’t in the presents or the food (although Mike would disagree and say it’s all about his Mom’s turkey and the new HD TiVo he bought). It’s about spending time with those you love.
If you love the movie, the soundtrack is worth it, especially at just about $10 on Amazon, and only $7.99 on iTunes.
Tracks You Can’t Miss:
Track 1 – Opening
Track 3 – Tomorrow Is Christmas, It’s Practically Here