Newest Major Reviews:.This Month's Most Popular Reviews: Best-Selling Albums:
. 1. The Lego Batman Movie
2. Fifty Shades Darker
3. Hidden Figures
4. La La Land
5. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
. . 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, 2013:





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4/28/13 Quills  (Stephen Warbeck) - All New Review
Buy it... if you want a touch of class to go with your serving of insanity, Stephen Warbeck's music for this film a roller coaster ride of mostly insufferable, challenging ideas meant to represent madness and sexual deviancy.
Avoid it... if you have small children in your home and wish to remain lucid and cognizant until they reach adulthood, at which point you can pray that they will never love this score.


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4/23/13 The Forbidden Kingdom  (David Buckley) - All New Review
Buy it... if you have enjoyed the many similar blends of muscular Western orchestra, varied choir, and intoxicating Eastern specialty instruments in the numerous equivalents from other offshoots of the Hans Zimmer and Harry Gregson-Williams sound.
Avoid it... if no amount of awesome melodic beauty in the melodramatic portions of this score can compensate for its rather sterile and inelegant posture in the action cues.


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4/18/13 Beastmaster 2: Through the Portal of Time  (Robert Folk) - Updated Review, With Additional Album
Buy it... if you're a sucker for high-quality, orchestral fantasy and adventure scores, always in search of the genre's hidden gems.
Avoid it... if the genre of 1980's spin-off fantasy music sounds tired, derivative, and badly dated to you, especially when it attempts to borrow frequently from James Horner's vintage techniques.


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4/13/13 Star Trek: Generations  (Dennis McCarthy) - Updated Review, With Additional Album
Buy it... if you appreciated the conservative sound of Dennis McCarthy's music for the concept's episodes on television, for Star Trek: Generations is largely a simple expansion of that sound.
Avoid it... if you expect the memorable themes or dramatic majesty of the superior film scores that came before and after this comparatively dull entry in the franchise.


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4/8/13 Anna Karenina  (Dario Marianelli) - All New Review
Buy it... if you noted the superior combination of Russian folk and classical waltz techniques in the context of the film and have less interest in hearing Dario Marianelli's faintly functional romance writing.
Avoid it... if you expect your heart to be moved by the melodrama of this tragic tale of societal asininity, the lack of depth in the romantic element of the music causing this score to rotate between grim, cold undertones and source-like applications.


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4/3/13 Godzilla  (David Arnold) - Updated Review, With Additional Album
Buy it... on any of the limited albums for this score (ranging from the original 1999 promo to the official 2007 and 2012 sets) if you have any affinity for David Arnold's large-scale style of patriotic action and drama.
Avoid it... on the original Sony product of 1998, even at its dismally perpetual sale price of $0.01 on the used market.







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