Ubeda Film Music Festival, Day 1

Dan Spain (2011)

After getting about 10 hours of much needed sleep, I went down to get breakfast, where I bumped into composer Mark Isham and his wife, as well as publicists Ray Costa and Beth Krakower. ¬†Eventually we made our way up to the Hospital de Santiago, where I met up with some more people, and checked out some of the rehearsals – in particular, Blake Neely and Chris Lennertz practicing the three Michael Kamen songs that would be part of tonight’s …

Bondfest 2006: The Living Daylights / Licence to Kill

Dan Bondfest 2006

Holy crap, I only have like 3 days left to get through six Bond films. I guess I know what I’ll be doing! The Living Daylights: This was weird to watch. It’s Timothy Dalton’s first outing as Bond, and this time he’s up against a corrupt Soviet general – and it takes him all the way to Afghanistan, where he joins up with the Mujahadeen. Yeah, it’s pre-Osama Bin Laden, but hey, go Taliban! (Eeks!!) Licence to Kill: Bond goes …

Open Range

Dan Movie Reviews

After snagging some dinner in Westwood, John and I went to see Open Range, Kevin Costner’s latest flick about two freegrazers (Costner and Robert Duvall) who seek out justice and revenge when their party is attacked by cattlemen. I can’t say I was really excited for the film from the trailers – it looked alright, but nothing to rush out and see. But then Justus raved about it, and a few other folks expressed their enthusiasm for it. So, I …