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Filmtracks On Cue


On Cue for September, 2007:





9/30/07Patch Adams: (Marc Shaiman) - Expanded Review
Buy it... if no measure of positive spirit, even in short length and powerful doses, is too small to deter you from a predictably feel-good score.
Avoid it... if you're typically bothered by anonymous light-drama scores that constantly make you think you've heard the music somewhere before.
Rating:***   Read the entire review


9/28/07The Object of My Affection: (George Fenton) - Expanded Review
Buy it... only if you are either a Sting fan or you don't mind somewhat outdated light rock music for a harmless drama/romance environment.
Avoid it... if you expect George Fenton's score to exhibit the inspired, genre-bending intelligence of his larger career.
Rating:**   Read the entire review


9/26/07The Negotiator: (Graeme Revell) - Expanded Review
Buy it... on the commercial album only if you seek the major action cues and end credits from the film.
Avoid it... on the commercial album if you want to hear the opening credits or many of the pivotal choral pieces heard in the film.
Rating:***   Read the entire review


9/24/07Merlin: (Trevor Jones) - Expanded Review
Buy it... if you have traditionally enjoyed Trevor Jones' simple, majestic themes and wouldn't be adverse to a reprise of action material from the just previous Dark City.
Avoid it... if Jones' consistent sound for television epics and Hollywood blockbusters of the 1990's remains too predictable, despite each score's individual qualities.
Rating:****   Read the entire review


9/22/07Meet Joe Black: (Thomas Newman) - Expanded Review
Buy it... if you were whisked away by the romantic swirls of Thomas Newman's score at the bittersweet finale of the film.
Avoid it... if you want to believe the hype that Meet Joe Black is that rare, truly heartfelt and consistent romance score from Newman.
Rating:***   Read the entire review


9/20/07Little Boy Blue: (Stewart Copeland) - Expanded Review
Buy it... only if you specifically noticed the songs or the score's pleasant synthetic tones and female vocals in the film itself.
Avoid it... if you expect any basic emotional development representative of the film's brutal story.
Rating:**   Read the entire review


9/18/07A Kid in Aladdin's Palace: (David Michael Frank) - Expanded Review
Buy it... if you appreciate large symphonic scores that overachieve in otherwise extremely dumb circumstances within the children's genre.
Avoid it... if you don't care for B-grade video-film scores that make obvious references to famous themes from major Hollywood pictures, no matter how well they're integrated with each other.
Rating:****   Read the entire review


9/16/07Hard Rain: (Christopher Young) - Expanded Review
Buy it... if you'd be enticed by a merging of Media Ventures synthetic bass and drum pads with Jerry Goldsmith's ambitious rhythms and Bruce Broughton's brass layers.
Avoid it... if you prefer your Christopher Young music to be unpredictable and laced with the more challenging dissonance that defines his horror scores.
Rating:****   Read the entire review


9/14/07Ever After: (George Fenton) - Expanded Review
Buy it... if you enjoy George Fenton's varied romantic and comedy techniques for lively orchestral performances or were enchanted by the whimsical string title theme in the film itself.
Avoid it... if you're in the majority of listeners out there in search of the wildly popular new age songs used in the film's trailers.
Rating:****   Read the entire review


9/12/07Enemy of the State: (Trevor Rabin/Harry Gregson-Williams) - Expanded Review
Buy it... if you aren't bothered by a predictable combination of the simple themes from Armageddon and the wildly frenetic, electronic chase cues from Con Air.
Avoid it... if you consider either or both of the above elements to be trashy, or if you expect your techno-thriller scores to exhibit some true sophistication.
Rating:**   Read the entire review


9/3/07Filmtracks has hired a new staff member!
Christian and Stella, co-owners of Filmtracks, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Caelen, and his hiring as an assistant reviewer for the site. For an update on his arrival and the review schedule for the site, read the official announcement!







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