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 January, 2014:

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1/30/14 Der Medicus (The Physician)  (Ingo Ludwig Frenzel) - All New Review
Buy it... if you appreciate thematically rich, ethnically diverse scores of introspective beauty and occasional full ensemble romanticism, in this case yielding a handful of stunning cues.
Avoid it... if you cannot handle scores for which the best thematic ideas were those rejected from the picture, one outstanding vocal recording made during the production process not included on the album alongside the other alternate cues.

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1/26/14 Now You See Me  (Brian Tyler) - All New Review
Buy it... if you are accepting of an intelligently groovy blend of Lalo Schifrin and David Holmes' caper style with Hans Zimmer action muscularity, a striking combination for this equally hybrid story.
Avoid it... if anything that reminds of 1960's caper music repels you without a second thought, because many of the highlights of this score do require at least some tolerance of that retro vibe.

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1/19/14 Romeo & Juliet  (Abel Korzeniowski) - All New Review
Buy it... if you can take your epic romance scores wholesale, the tonality extremely easy to digest, the instrumentation clearly predictable, and the tone unashamedly tragic.
Avoid it... only if you boycott Abel Korzeniowski's music for this film out of respect for James Horner, though the veteran's replacement allowed for a truly inspired and outstanding last-minute effort for a badly flawed production.

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1/5/14 Filmtracks announces its 2012 award nominees and winners
Filmtracks celebrates the best film music of 2012 with its annual nominees and winners in the categories of "Top Film Scores," "Top Composers," and "Top Film Cues." The awards for 2012 were delayed by this site's move to new offices, but they debut now ahead of the awards for 2013, which will be revealed in a few weeks. The nominees for "Top Film Scores" in 2012 are:

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1/2/14 Black Beauty  (Danny Elfman) - Updated Review, With Additional Album
Buy it... if you are entranced by Danny Elfman's early scores of intense tragedy and orchestral beauty, this one classically lyrical and containing a few noteworthy action diversions.
Avoid it... if you object to Celtic undertones in inappropriate contexts or expect the music to brood with as much melodramatic weight as Elfman's closely related score for Sommersby.

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