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10/14/18 Small Soldiers   (Jerry Goldsmith)
Updated Review, With Additional Album
Buy it... if you have an affinity for the parody style of Jerry Goldsmith's The 'Burbs and don't mind hearing the composer's prior work and numerous outside sources pulled together for a robust, militaristic barrage of comedy.
Avoid it... if you expect the 2018 expansion of the original album to yield uniquely satisfying music, for this work's extensive redundancies are exposed in the longer Varese Sarabande presentation.
9/30/18 Romancing the Stone   (Alan Silvestri)
Updated Review, With Additional Album
Buy it... if and only if you maintain a complete collection of Alan Silvestri's works and want to hear the dated, light rock style that guided his career before his consistent orchestral success.
Avoid it... if campy, contemporary pop and comedic jazz reminiscent of the worst of 1980's romance don't float your boat, no matter the composer.
9/18/18 Close Encounters of the Third Kind   (John Williams)
Updated Review, With Additional Album
Buy it... on the 1998 Arista or 2017 La-La Land albums with reservations, because such expansive presentations of the intellectually fascinating score fully reveal the challenging atonal ambience that John Williams wrote for the first half of the film.
Avoid it... on any of the albums for this score before 1998, for the sound quality of these products is significantly inferior and they might contain a horrendous disco version of the main theme that is best left forgotten.
8/31/18 Alien Nation   (Jerry Goldsmith/Curt Sobel)
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Buy it... if you either demand every incarnation of Jerry Goldsmith's classic theme from The Russia House or were among the minority to appreciate the composer's equally synthetic futuristic detective score for Runaway.
Avoid it... if you seek otherwise interesting and distinctive music from Goldsmith or replacement Curt Sobel in either of their badly dated, underachieving scores for this forgettable film.
8/19/18 The Missouri Breaks   (John Williams)
Updated Review, With Additional Album
Buy it... only if you are trying to complete a John Williams film score collection and are fully prepared for perhaps his most eccentric and dysfunctional genre-bending effort.
Avoid it... if the idea of 1970's pop rhythms and instrumentation in conjunction with comical Western honky-tonk elements seems like a recipe for disaster to you; this score has always struggled to appeal because of its bizarre personality.
8/2/18 Titanic   (James Horner)
Updated Review, With Additional Album
Buy it... if you somehow missed the engrossing phenomenon when it debuted in 1997 and you have an open mind about what is commonly considered (and ridiculed) as the most famous and romantic film score of the digital era.
Avoid it... if even the price of $0.01 for the first Titanic album on the used-CD market cannot entice you to explore the James Horner new-age triumph that resulted in the best-selling film score album in history.
7/15/18 Ed Wood   (Howard Shore)
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Buy it... only if you are familiar with the film and seek an outstanding companion piece to the Ed Wood experience, in which case Howard Shore's music (along with dialogue from the film) will be equally entertaining.
Avoid it... if you're investigating the score blindly, because even enthusiasts of B-rate 1950's sci-fi and horror schlock may find this throwback score too challenging in its often grating authenticity for casual enjoyment.
7/9/18 The Blue Planet (TV)   (George Fenton)
Updated Review, With Additional Album
Buy it... if you seek the impressive symphonic score that inspired George Fenton's glorious music for the subsequent nature productions Deep Blue and Planet Earth.
Avoid it... if the lighter, acoustic side of The Blue Planet, far more prevalent here than in those subsequent works, fragments the listening experience too badly to justify the purchase of material that was improved upon for Deep Blue anyway.
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