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Filmtracks On Cue


On Cue for August, 2007:





8/30/07Disturbing Behavior: (Mark Snow) - Expanded Review
Buy it... only if you have witnessed the film and have appreciated the music, and/or you are an absolute die-hard fan of the more mundane underscores from The X-Files.
Avoid it... if you value any resemblance of intelligent design, creative spark, or thoughtful inventiveness in your low-budget scores.
Rating:*   Read the entire review


8/27/07Deep Rising: (Jerry Goldsmith) - Expanded Review
Buy it... if you never tire of stereotypical Jerry Goldsmith action and horror scores, no matter how derivative and predictable they are.
Avoid it... if you lament the lack of a distinct personality in many of the late-era Goldsmith autopilot scores.
Rating:**   Read the entire review


8/24/07Dark City: (Trevor Jones) - Expanded Review
Buy it... if you seek dense and complicated action music amongst the most challenging of Trevor Jones' career.
Avoid it... if you don't typically care for synthetic alterations to orchestral music, especially when it involves an extreme enhancement of the bass region.
Rating:****   Read the entire review


8/19/07Beloved: (Rachel Portman) - Expanded Review
Buy it... only if you are familiar with the novel and film, and are thus prepared for an extremely restrained, minimalistic, and sparse score for a very small African-based ensemble.
Avoid it... if you expect anything in this score to have characteristics common to Rachel Portman's more common light romance and comedy works.
Rating:**   Read the entire review


8/16/07As Good As It Gets: (Hans Zimmer) - Expanded Review
Buy it... if you seek the tender, romantic side of Hans Zimmer's writing, confined here mostly to lovely string, piano, and woodwind melodies.
Avoid it... if hearing Zimmer write essentially a Rachel Portman score is a twisted reality too horrific for your masculine ears to handle.
Rating:****   Read the entire review


8/12/07Armageddon: (Trevor Rabin/Harry Gregson-Williams) - Expanded Review
Buy it... only if you want the ultimate anthem representing of the Media Ventures glory days, with simplistic pounding and extremely basic harmonic themes in their fullest synthetic and organic blend.
Avoid it... if you've never cared for Hans Zimmer's trademark, synth-dominated action music or any of its variants.
Rating:***   Read the entire review


8/8/07Antz: (John Powell/Harry Gregson-Williams) - Expanded Review
Buy it... if you enjoy these composers' work for more recent animated films and are interested in hearing their extremely spirited initial mainstream venture.
Avoid it... if hyperactive mambo and jazz music for a full symphony is a recipe that'll send you looking for the Rolaids.
Rating:****   Read the entire review


8/5/07Space and Beyond : (Compilation) - Expanded Review
Buy it... if you seek one of the best compilations of science fiction film music ever to be recorded for album.
Avoid it... if the set's large collection of tired Star Trek concert arrangements would send you looking for one of this product's more varied sequel sets.
Rating:*****   Read the entire review


8/2/07The Hollywood Sound: (Compilation) - Expanded Review
Buy it... only if you are interested in strong performances by the London Symphony Orchestra on some of the individual themes included.
Avoid it... if you expect the compilation to be a valid representation of the best score themes in the history of Hollywood.
Rating:***   Read the entire review







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