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3/17/17 Assassination Classroom: Graduation   (Naoki Sato)
All New Review
Buy it... if you appreciate the schizophrenic nature of Naoki Sato's pop-culture scores, this one supplying twenty minutes of extremely attractive melodic grace amongst its rocking action.
Avoid it... if you have been particularly unimpressed with Sato's ability to jam hard rock, sensitive piano, orchestral action, and ambient electronic suspense into the same score, this one requiring some patience to appreciate in its whole.
3/11/17 Pete's Dragon   (Daniel Hart)
All New Review
Buy it... if there is no such thing as too heavy a dose of schmaltz in your children's adventure scores, Daniel Hart infusing a satisfyingly emotional narrative to his occasionally overblown score.
Avoid it... if you reject the mere premise of this remake, because nothing of the affable 1977 soundtrack survives in this impressively executed but potentially shallow, workmanlike effort.
3/2/17 Tale of a Lake   (Panu Aaltio)
All New Review
Buy it... if you can't miss one of the most accomplished nature documentary film scores in the history of the genre, a sonic delight that easily transcends Panu Aaltio's prior work in the franchise.
Avoid it... if you have little tolerance for the necessary leaps in tone and style required from cue to cue in this genre, because although Aaltio masterfully weaves his themes through these changing scenes, you still have to accept the occasionally jarring transitions.
2/26/17 Lost in Space   (Bruce Broughton)
Updated Review, With Additional Album
Buy it... on either of the Intrada Records score-only albums if you generally support the label's efforts to promote Bruce Broughton's career and appreciate even the composer's less inspired action material.
Avoid it... on the 1998 TVT Soundtrax album at all costs, for it serves very little purpose other than to taunt the film score community with its wretched collection of songs.
2/20/17 Joe Versus the Volcano   (Georges Delerue)
Updated Review, With Additional Album
Buy it... if you're enamored by each of Georges Delerue's highly melodic romance scores, for Joe Versus the Volcano is among his last great genre entries in a career sadly cut short.
Avoid it... if you have only a casual interest in Delerue's highly predictable styles, because the unyieldingly optimistic whimsy of the composer's techniques could potentially test your patience.
1/28/17 The Shawshank Redemption   (Thomas Newman)
Updated Review, With Additional Album
Buy it... if you are among the Thomas Newman collectors who prefer the composer's sincere, stately melodies and expertly layered orchestral constructs.
Avoid it... if not even one of Newman's most effective and popular scores in the orchestral realm can compete with your preference for his more common, instrumentally eclectic and synthetic techniques.
1/22/17 Big Trouble in Little China   (John Carpenter/Alan Howarth)
Updated Review, With Additional Album
Buy it... if you enjoy an enduring taste for synthetic rock scores of the 1980's and revel in their inherently shameless cheesiness.
Avoid it... if you have no love at all for the body of musical work from John Carpenter during this period of time, for this score reflects the best and worst of his badly dated style.
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