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Filmtracks On Cue


On Cue for June, 2007:





6/30/07Hercules: (Alan Menken) - Expanded Review
Buy it... only if you are a absolute, die-hard collector of the Disney musicals and were a young, appreciative teen at the time you first saw the film.
Avoid it... if you grew accustomed to the quality of the serious, magical, and dramatic musicals that Alan Menken produced for Disney in the early 1990's.
Rating:*   Read the entire review


6/27/07The Edge: (Jerry Goldsmith) - Expanded Review
Buy it... if you collect Jerry Goldsmith's soaring and majestic title themes and want to hear the composer orchestrate most of his own material for the first time in decades.
Avoid it... if you expect Goldsmith's trademark strength in the action and suspense sequences.
Rating:****   Read the entire review


6/24/07Contact: (Alan Silvestri) - Expanded Review
Buy it... if you want a touch of sentimentality from Forrest Gump and a short burst of brilliant Alan Silvestri action in one early cue.
Avoid it... if you expect a thoughtfully creative score to rival the intellectual nature of Carl Sagan's ideas.
Rating:***   Read the entire review


6/21/07Con Air: (Mark Mancina/Trevor Rabin) - Expanded Review
Buy it... only if you are an extremely hardcore collector of Media Ventures scores and are prepared for the electronic mayhem on display here.
Avoid it... if you expect any minimal level of intelligence in your blockbuster action scores.
Rating:*   Read the entire review


6/18/07Vertigo: (Bernard Herrmann) - Expanded Review
Buy it... on the early 1996 Varese Sarabande re-recording if you seek the pinnacle in the collaboration between Alfred Hitchcock and Bernard Herrmann in stunning, digital sound.
Avoid it... on the re-recorded album only if you are a purist for original recordings and can tolerate the damage that the years have done to the score's mono and stereo master tapes.
Rating:*****   Read the entire review


6/15/07Star Trek: First Contact: (Jerry Goldsmith/Joel Goldsmith) - Expanded Review
Buy it... on the 1996 GNP Crescendo album if you are a casual fan of the film and score, and your interest in the music stems from the noble "First Contact" theme.
Avoid it... on the 1996 album and seek one of the numerous bootleg variants only if you already have that commercial album and are specifically unsatisfied with its missing cues.
Rating:***   Read the entire review


6/12/07Restoration: (James Newton Howard) - All New Filmtracks Review, Replacing a Donated Review
Buy it... if you appreciate intelligent adaptations of baroque style into a modern, richly melodic, and powerfully performed score.
Avoid it... if you've never cared for the 17th Century style of Henry Purcell and his contemporaries, for such works both exist as source material throughout the film and are the basis for the original score.
Rating:*****   Read the entire review


6/9/07Sudden Death: (John Debney) - All New Filmtracks Review, Replacing a Donated Review
Buy it... only if you're a sucker for stale, predictable orchestral action music for an equally formulaic film.
Avoid it... if you seek any kind of redeeming element to elevate this otherwise competent score beyond the rest of its tired class.
Rating:**   Read the entire review


6/6/07SeaQuest DSV: (John Debney) - All New Filmtracks Review, Replacing a Donated Review
Buy it... if you want a preview to the ambitious action rhythms and thematic progressions of John Debney's classic score to the 1995 dud Cutthroat Island.
Avoid it... if you are a devoted SeaQuest DSV fan seeking an all-encompassing selection of the best music from throughout the series.
Rating:***   Read the entire review


6/3/07Mortal Kombat: (George S. Clinton) - Expanded Review
Buy it... only if you are a die-hard enthusiast for the video game and its screen adaptations.
Avoid it... if you expect even a minimal level of intelligence in your film scores.
Rating:FRISBEE   Read the entire review







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