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Aisle Seat 8-15: THE GOOD, THE BAD and MR.MOM
Posted By: Andy Dursin 8/14/2017 - 9:00 PM
One of three John Hughes-written vehicles from the summer of ’83, MR. MOM (***, 91 mins., 1983, PG) was a box-office hit that kicked off a run of domestic comedies making Hughes one of Hollywood’s major players throughout the rest of the decade. Now on Blu-Ray – and in widescreen for the first time ever on home video – Shout Factory’s upcoming Collector’s Edition pays tribute to this admittedly-antiquated audience favorite that was released at a time when such comedies could actually become commercial hits in the marketplace (not so much today, obviously).
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The "Last" Top Forty Composer Countdown, Part Nine: Where Are These Other Composers Now?
Posted By: Scott Bettencourt 8/11/2017 - 9:00 PM
CHRISTOPHER GORDON
 
1 EMMY NOMINATION 
BEST PICTURE NOMINEE: Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World 
TOP GROSSING FILMS: 
1. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World--93 (U.S. gross in millions)
2. Daybreakers--29  
3. Mao’s Last Dancer--4  
 
His most recent feature to get a U.S. release was Anne Fontaine’s Adore, starring Naomi Watts, Robin Wright and Xavier Samuel, with fellow Australian Antony Partos receiving an additional music credit. 
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Film Score Friday 8/11/17
Posted By: Scott Bettencourt 8/10/2017 - 9:00 PM
Composer Daniel Licht died on Wednesday, August 2nd, of natural causes. Born in Detroit, he followed his music studies at Hampshire College with a career as a jazz musician in New York. It was his college friend and classmate Christopher Young who encouraged him to move to Los Angeles, where he worked as a programmer and synth player on Young's scores before launching his own composing career. A fan favorite for such orchestral genre scores as Thinner and Bad Moon, Licht had his greatest success as the episode composer for all seven seasons of Showtime's Dexter. He is survived by his wife and son as well as a sister and other relatives; his family requests that any donations in his honor be made to Hampshire College or the National Cancer Institute. A more detailed obituary, written by Jon Burlingame, can be found in Variety.
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The "Last" Top Forty Composer Countdown, Part Eight: Where Are They Now?
Posted By: Scott Bettencourt 8/4/2017 - 9:00 PM
CRAIG ARMSTRONG
 
1 GRAMMY, 2 NOMINATIONS
BEST PICTURE NOMINEES: Moulin Rouge, Ray 
TOP GROSSING FILMS: 
1. The Great Gatsby--144  (U.S. gross in millions)
2. The Incredible Hulk--134  
3. Ray--75 
4. World Trade Center--70 
5. The Bone Collector--66 
6. Love, Actually--59 
7. Moulin Rouge--57 
8. Me Before You--56 
9. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps--52  
10. William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet--46 
 
Baz Luhrmann’s 2013 3D remake of The Great Gatsby proved to be the composer’s highest-grossing film, as well as moving his work into an appealingly melodic direction, a trend he has continued with such scores as Far from the Madding Crowd, Victor Frankenstein, and Me Before You.  He has been unusually prolific in mainstream cinema recently, with other recent projects including Bridget Jones’s Baby and a shared scoring credit (with Adam Peters) on Oliver Stone’s Snowden. This June he was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 
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Film Score Friday 8/4/17
Posted By: Scott Bettencourt 8/3/2017 - 9:00 PM
The latest release in Varese Sarabande's limited edition We Hear You CD series presents the LP tracks from Cannon Films' 1987 romantic thriller DOWN TWISTED, starring Carey Lowell. The score was composed by Berlin Game, who were actually Eric Allaman (Elvira's Haunted Hills, Latter Days) and Reinhard Scheuregger.


CDS AVAILABLE THIS WEEK

Down Twisted - Berlin Game - Varese Sarabande
The Emoji Movie - Patrick Doyle - Sony (import)
Fargo: Season 3 - Jeff Russo - Sony (import)
Robin Hood
 - George Bruns - Disney
Roma Violenta
 - Guido & Maurizio De Angelis - Beat
War for the Planet of the Apes 
- Michael Giacchino - Sony 

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CineRadio Top 20 for June 2017
Posted By: Kristen Romanelli 8/2/2017 - 2:00 PM
The CineRadio Top 20 has been released for June 2017, highlighting music played on soundtrack music radio specialty shows, online radio stations and podcasts.
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