This week on The Score, with Edmund Stone: movies featuring bumbling and bungling characters, including The Pink Panther, The Lady Killers, The Naked Gun, Austin Powers and more on the next edition of The Score. Tune in to All Classical Portland this Saturday, June 24 at 2 PM. www.allclassical.org/... See MoreSee Less
This week on The Score, with Edmund Stone: we honor fathers in movies, including Father of the Bride, Big Fish, Finding Nemo and more on the next edition of The Score. Tune in to All Classical Portland this Sunday, June 18 at 2 PM. www.allclassical.org/... See MoreSee Less
This week on The Score with Edmund Stone and guest Suzane Nance: they explore three hours of great Summer Blockbuster movie themes, including Pirates of the Caribbean, Jurassic World, Guardians of the Galaxy, the one that started this genre 40 years ago - Jaws. Tune in to All Classical Portland this Saturday, June 17 at 2 PM www.allclassical.org/... See MoreSee Less
This week on The Score, with Edmund Stone: the many ways movies showcase mythical and fantastic creatures, including Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Pan's Labyrinth, Spirited Away and more on the next edition of The Score. Tune in to All Classical Portland this Saturday, June 10 at 2PM. www.allclassical.org/... See MoreSee Less
Wonder Woman blazes across the box office today, delivering a super hero movie that audiences – movie goers and comic book fans alike – have been waiting for. Wonder Woman is dazzling, alternately fierce and funny and entirely entertaining.
Gal Gadot is believable and brilliant as her character grows from idealistic to fiercely inspired as she sees the horrors of the inhumanities of man. Wonder Woman fights the war on several fronts – deflecting the chauvinism of the era as elegantly and effectively as she deflects bullets. She imbues the character of Diana, warrior and princess, with the Amazon ideals of grace, power, wisdom and yes, wonder.
Comic book fans will like the many touches that honor its pulp fiction lineage – including some stunning slow motion action scenes that capture Gadot in iconic Wonder Woman style. True to it’s DC origins the plot starts with Diana rescuing American pilot Steve Trevor, played by Chris Pine, when he is shot down by German Forces in World War I. After learning of the “war to end all wars” Diana decides to leave Theymscira (Paradise lsand) to honor the sacred Amazon trust to protect the world.
Composer Rupert Greggson-Williams (“The Crown” , “The Bee Movie” and “Over the Hedge”) weaves a score that is a perfect accompaniment to the fast-paced action, skillfully moving between lighter music underscoring dialog and gradually building tension with powerful percussion for battle scenes.
The editing is tight, and the script peppered with wit. The story line is filled with comic-book-esque villians, and unexpected twists, and sets the stage for more Wonder Woman epics – something that everyone can cheer about. ... See MoreSee Less