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. 1. Beauty and the Beast
2. The Boss Baby
3. Logan
4. The Lego Batman Movie
5. Fifty Shades Darker
. . 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 April, 2007:





4/29/07Bopha!: (James Horner) - Expanded Review
Buy it... if you enjoy Horner's minimally rendered, ethnically charged works.
Avoid it... if another blast of the sakauhachi flute over tired percussion and bland electronic soundscapes is not your cup of tea.
Rating:*   Read the entire review


4/26/07The Lord of the Rings (1978): (Leonard Rosenman) - All New Filmtracks Review, Replacing a Donated Review
Buy it... if you are accustomed to Leonard Rosenman's dense and dissonant styles and are able to separate his interpretation of Tolkien's world from Howard Shore's.
Avoid it... if you expect Rosenman's score, despite its complexity and creative instrumentation, to in any way approach the grandeur and elegance of Shore's commonly accepted masterpieces.
Rating:**   Read the entire review


4/21/07Alien 3: (Elliot Goldenthal) - Expanded Review
Buy it... only if you enjoyed the score's majority in the film itself and are already well aware of (and prepared for) Elliot Goldenthal's progressive styles.
Avoid it... if you believe that the score maintained a failed balance between frenzied, obnoxious horror and misplaced religious romanticism in the film.
Rating:**   Read the entire review


4/18/07A View to a Kill: (John Barry) - Expanded Review
Buy it... if you've never given this Bond score a second chance, for it features a strong action theme, outstanding flute solos, and vibrant instrumentation.
Avoid it... on the 2003 EMI album if you already own the 1991 Japanese import, for the 2003 "remastering" adds extremely distracting levels of tape hiss.
Rating:****   Read the entire review


4/15/07Terminator 2: Judgment Day: (Brad Fiedel) - Expanded Review
Buy it... only if you want two muscular, superior performances of the title theme from the first film.
Avoid it... if you're asking for headache by sitting through Brad Fiedel's library of screeching and grinding metallic sound effects over pounding, brutal percussion.
Rating:**   Read the entire review


4/12/07Sleeping with the Enemy: (Jerry Goldsmith) - Expanded Review
Buy it... if you enjoy Goldsmith's delicate themes of innocence performed by solo woodwinds over lofty strings and tingling electronics.
Avoid it... if you prefer your thriller scores to actually thrill you, for the most interesting parts of this one will deceive you in their delightful beauty.
Rating:****   Read the entire review


4/9/07The Man in the Moon: (James Newton Howard) - Expanded Review
Buy it... if you're intrigued by a good cross between the small town romance techniques of Rachel Portman and the instrumental creativity of Thomas Newman.
Avoid it... if light folk rhythms with wild mandolin, guitar, fiddle, and exotic flute are too much of a contrast to the score's soft string and woodwind melodies.
Rating:****   Read the entire review


4/5/07Always: (John Williams) - Expanded Review
Buy it... only if you are a John Williams completist and appreciate even the composer's most unassuming and mundane efforts.
Avoid it... if you, like most others, are baffled by Williams' inability to conjure any magic, romance, or other spirit for this film's subject matter.
Rating:**   Read the entire review


4/2/07Star Trek V: The Final Frontier: (Jerry Goldsmith) - Expanded Review
Buy it... if you're interested in hearing one of Jerry Goldsmith's most vibrant, thematically diverse, and forgotten Star Trek scores.
Avoid it... if you just can't shake that image of Uhura dancing and don't want to get anywhere close to the hapless 80's song she was dubbed to.
Rating:****   Read the entire review







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