Newest Major Reviews:.This Month's Most Popular Reviews: Best-Selling Albums:
. 1. Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker
2. Men in Black: International
3. Dark Phoenix
4. The Secret Life of Pets 2
5. Godzilla: King of the Monsters
. . 1. Gladiator
2. Batman
3. Nightmare Before Christmas
4. Titanic
5. Justice League
6. Star Wars: The Last Jedi
7. Harry Potter: Sorcerer's Stone
8. Maleficent
9. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
10. Edward Scissorhands
. . 1. LOTR: Fellowship/Ring (2018)
2. Beauty and the Beast (Legacy)
3. Predator
4. Solo: A Star Wars Story
5. LOTR: The Two Towers (2018)
Filmtracks On Cue

On Cue for December, 2012:

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12/22/12 Hoosiers  (Jerry Goldsmith) - Updated Review, With Additional Album
Buy it... on the expanded 2012 album if you maintain any collection of Jerry Goldsmith's works, for Hoosiers is not only a major achievement in the composer's balance of symphony and electronics, but it remains one of the best sports genre scores of all time.
Avoid it... if you're so cold-hearted that the best of the inspirational sports genre of film music, including Goldsmith's Rudy, does nothing to successfully engage you.

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12/17/12 Capricorn One  (Jerry Goldsmith) - Updated Review, With Additional Album
Buy it... on the 1993, 2009, or 2012 CD re-issues of the original LP presentation if you seek a fantastic rearrangement and re-recording by Jerry Goldsmith of this brutally propulsive score.
Avoid it... on those albums if you prefer the sparse and harshly raw version of the score recorded by Goldsmith at MGM for the film itself, of which the 2005 Intrada Records album is a very loyal representation.

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12/12/12 Hitchcock  (Danny Elfman) - All New Review
Buy it... if you seek a throwback to Danny Elfman's early orchestral works of fiendish humor, his personality implanted well upon the topic despite limited opportunities to develop his effective themes for the famed director and his wife.
Avoid it... if you wish to hear Elfman channel Bernard Herrmann for the entirety of Hitchcock, for while he certainly rolls out such nods several times, this remains a score saturated with Elfman's own style.

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12/7/12 Silver Linings Playbook  (Danny Elfman) - All New Review
Buy it... on the score-only album if you wish to hear the best material Danny Elfman wrote for this picture, the song compilation product inexplicably including the least redemptive portions of the score.
Avoid it... unless you are an Elfman completist and can justify an unsubstantial, 20-minute album with your established soft spot for his heartfelt, contemporary romance style for small, light pop ensembles.

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12/3/12 Conan the Barbarian  (Basil Poledouris) - Updated Review, With Additional Album
Buy it... if you seek one of the most powerful, robust fantasy adventure scores in the history of film music, especially on the incredibly faithful and resounding 2010 re-recording that will exceed your highest expectations.
Avoid it... on all the pressings of its original recording if archival sound quality and questionable performances outweigh your already marginal interest in the fantasy adventure genre, though the comprehensive 2012 Intrada set is as polished as any presentation of the score could be.

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