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 August, 2013:

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8/29/13 Star Trek: Insurrection  (Jerry Goldsmith) - Updated Review, With Additional Album
Buy it... if you're ready for a strong and rewarding Jerry Goldsmith experience that only skirts the edge of the "Star Trek" universe with subtle franchise connections while exploring freshly tender romanticism and Total Recall-styled action cues.
Avoid it... on the 1998 commercial album if you expect to hear a satisfyingly rounded presentation of the entertaining score, for either the widespread bootlegs or the 2013 official expanded album merit the only consideration you should give to this score.

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8/23/13 Jurassic Park  (John Williams) - Updated Review, With Additional Album
Buy it... if you want a superior John Williams crossover score that connects the high-flying fantasy of his early 1980's efforts with the more complex rhythms, instrumentation, and density of his 1990's scores.
Avoid it... on the lossy versions of the expanded 2013 album that, by their compressed nature, nullify the benefits of the remastering of this classic, large-scale adventure and horror work.

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8/16/13 Rio Conchos  (Jerry Goldsmith) - Updated Review, With Additional Album
Buy it... on the 2013 album featuring Jerry Goldsmith's own re-recording of most of the score if you seek an early glimpse at the composer's darker, folksy Western style in pristine digital sound.
Avoid it... on that re-recording if you are a Goldsmith purist interested instead in a superior presentation of the original recording on the Film Score Monthly product, regardless of how badly aged the sound may be.

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8/9/13 White House Down  (Thomas Wanker/Harald Kloser) - All New Review
Buy it... if zoning out to dull and ineffectual Harald Kloser and Thomas Wanker music is your idea of a pleasantly brainless background listening experience.
Avoid it... if you're hoping for these men to snap out of their funk with this, their fifth Roland Emmerich project and yet another example of timid intent and compositional ineptitude.

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8/2/13 The Bible (TV)  (Hans Zimmer/Lorne Balfe/Various) - All New Review
Buy it... if you think it's great that the actor who plays Satan in "The Bible" looks like Barack Obama, because you'll also probably excuse the fact that the score for this immense topic is cheaply synthesized by a famous composer.
Avoid it... if you have no interest in hearing Hans Zimmer and his crew of ghostwriters piece together a greatest hits collection from his past and render it in an inadequately electronic fashion.

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