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 February, 2013:





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2/24/13 Flight of the Intruder  (Basil Poledouris) - Updated Review, With Additional Album
Buy it... if you can be satisfied with a dull but sufficient extension of the basic war genre sound you heard in The Hunt for Red October, in this case bracketed by a ridiculously transparent primary theme of heroic bravado.
Avoid it... if you seek an engaging score with any truly intelligent, fresh constructs or dynamic performances from orchestra and synthesizers, elements that you often find well balanced in Basil Poledouris' works but not here.


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2/19/13 Congo  (Jerry Goldsmith) - Updated Review, With Additional Album
Buy it... only if you regularly appreciate every variant of Jerry Goldsmith's jungle-related compositions of the 1990's, even if that material strays towards mundane and anonymous reflections of ideas better developed in its peers.
Avoid it... if you expect this score to exhibit the same spirit, enthusiasm, energy, or sustained thematic integrity of The Ghost and the Darkness or Medicine Man.


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2/15/13 Othello  (Charlie Mole) - All New Review
Buy it... if gloomy, depressing scores of exotic and orchestral beauty feed your hunger for tragic melodrama, Charlie Mole's first major career score an essential entry in any collection of music for Shakespearian adaptations.
Avoid it... if the resounding elegance of deeply brooding film music has no place in your otherwise bright and cheery life.


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2/10/13 Kiss of Death  (Trevor Jones) - All New Review
Buy it... if you have always appreciated Trevor Jones' knack for engaging melodies, that trademark yielding some striking orchestral and hard rock highlights in Kiss of Death.
Avoid it... if you seek interludes of unfettered awe or beauty in your Jones scores, emotional appeals not possible in this rather gloomy and gritty suspense work.


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2/5/13 Desperate Measures  (Trevor Jones) - All New Review
Buy it... if the most ambitious ensemble ruckus from Dark City has always impressed you, that sound reflected to a greater degree in the action highlights of this score.
Avoid it... if you rely upon the dominance of themes in Trevor Jones' music to sustain your interest, for his two main identities for this work are not spectacular and take a while to develop.







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