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12/8/18 Who Framed Roger Rabbit   (Alan Silvestri)
Updated Review, With Additional Album
Buy it... if you can't get enough of that old Warner Brothers, Looney Tunes style of frenetic, enthusiastic orchestral slapstick music, Alan Silvestri mingling it with noir sentiment for this rowdy venture.
Avoid it... on any album other than the 2018 Intrada set if you seek a satisfying presentation of music from the film, assuming its dizzying personality doesn't make you want to strangle an animated character.
12/2/18 Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan   (James Horner)
Updated Review, With Additional Album
Buy it... if you're interested in hearing the roots of many of James Horner's great career motifs and thematic styles in one of the best scores in the history of the "Star Trek" franchise and the science fiction genre at large.
Avoid it... if an abrasive and harsh performance tone and somewhat archival recording quality, especially on the 1991 album, gives you pause, or if Horner's broad, sea-faring style seems out of place for you in this franchise.
11/25/18 Star Trek: The Motion Picture   (Jerry Goldsmith)
Updated Review, With Additional Album
Buy it... if you are unfamiliar with the feature Star Trek scores and seek Jerry Goldsmith's original classic of romance, adventure, and suspense that influenced most of the subsequent music in the franchise.
Avoid it... on any album prior to the 2012 3-CD set from La-La Land Records, the nearly comprehensive presentation of the score and its early, rejected alternative by Goldsmith in the best sound quality available.
11/12/18 The Incredible Hulk (TV)   (Joe Harnell)
Updated Review, With Additional Albums
Buy it... only if you still have a soft spot for the lonely piano theme that usually accompanied David Banner on his quest for a cure to his maddening problem, its melody prevailing as the lasting identity of the concept.
Avoid it... if you expect that solitary theme for the scientist, as well as the pretty theme for his love interests, to be capable of carrying the otherwise badly dated action cues and disco music from the series.
11/3/18 The Predator   (Henry Jackman)
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Buy it... if you seek a competent extension of Alan Silvestri's original Predator themes and sensibilities in a broadly expanded fantasy and action mode that offers a few notable highlights.
Avoid it... if you demand a truly cohesive evolution of vintage and fresh ideas in this, a basically satisfying but still somewhat perfunctory merging of styles that doesn't always make complete sense as arranged.
10/27/18 The Mole (TV)   (David Michael Frank)
Updated Review, With Additional Album
Buy it... if you are a fan of the concept whatsoever and are prepared to pay higher prices for either of the two impressive albums featuring David Michael Frank's accomplished library cues for the show's American run.
Avoid it... if the stylish exploration of almost every musical genre known to man is too disjointed on its two long album presentations to function as a coherent listening experience.
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.
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