Newest Major Reviews:.This Month's Most Popular Reviews: Best-Selling Albums:
. 1. Fifty Shades Darker
2. La La Land
3. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
4. Moana
5. Fantastic Beasts/Find Them
. . 1. Star Wars: Force Awakens
2. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
3. Titanic
4. Avatar
5. Nineteen Eighty-Four
6. Gladiator
7. Star Wars: A New Hope
8. Animal Farm
9. LOTR: Fellowship of the Ring
10. Harry Potter: Sorcerer's Stone
. . 1. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
2. Fantastic Beasts/Find Them
3. Willow
4. The Ghost and the Darkness
5. An American Tail
Filmtracks On Cue


On Cue for October, 2006:





10/29/06Narrow Escape: (David Michael Frank) - Expanded Review
Buy it... if you're a sucker for hopelessly optimistic and lovable small-scale orchestral scores for feel-good television films.
Avoid it... if you've heard some of David Michael Frank's more diverse music for films and television and are searching for more of that robust sound.
Rating:***   Read the entire review


10/25/06Ladyhawke: (Andrew Powell) - Expanded Review
Buy it... only if you still have big hair and can't get enough of that early-80's Alan Parsons Project keyboard and guitar sound.
Avoid it... if you were as horrified by the inappropriateness of the score in the film as 98% of the public was.
Rating:*   Read the entire review


10/22/06Die Nibelungen: (Rolf Wilhelm) - Expanded Review
Buy it... if you enjoy the romantic, lush, and brass-laden epic scores of Hollywood's Golden Age and would be interested in one of Germany's best entries in that genre.
Avoid it... if the scarcity of the score on album doesn't merit the slightly European flavor on the formula described above.
Rating:****   Read the entire review


10/17/06Fantastic Voyage: (Leonard Rosenman) - Expanded Review
Buy it... only if you are explicitly aware of Leonard Roseman's score for the film and, like many collectors, have waited decades to hear it on album.
Avoid it... if you don't care for the consistently messy layers of atonal dissonance that Rosenman can often produce.
Rating:**   Read the entire review


10/11/06Last Stand at Sabre River: (David Shire) - Expanded Review
Buy it... if you're a fan of generic symphonic Western scores in all their forms.
Avoid it... if an anonymous Western score with few distinguishing qualities isn't worth your time.
Rating:***   Read the entire review


10/8/06Mr. Destiny: (David Newman) - Expanded Review
Buy it... if you want an alternately magical and conservative symphonic score of redemption from a veteran of B-rate comedy compositions.
Avoid it... if you've never been wildly enthusiastic about David Newman's significant collection of lighthearted orchestral writing.
Rating:***   Read the entire review


10/4/06Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: (Jay Gruska) - Expanded Review
Buy it... without hesitation if you are a fan of the show and own its DVD release, for Jay Gruska's music was a significant part of its success.
Avoid it... if you demand the production quality of a feature film ensemble and only John Williams' theatrical themes suffice for these characters.
Rating:***   Read the entire review


10/1/06Twelfth Night: (Shaun Davey) - Expanded Review
Buy it... if you enjoy the very similar flighty lightheartedness of Patrick Doyle's early 1990's scores for Shakespeare adaptations.
Avoid it... if the Bard gives you hives, or if for some reason you're allergic to Shaun Davey's Irish tilt on parts of the score.
Rating:****   Read the entire review







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