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Aisle Seat 10-17: Shout! October Wrap
Posted By Andy Dursin 10/16/2017 - 9:00 PM
At the head of the class among October’s catalog releases is Shout Factory’s “Shout Select” Blu-Ray edition of THREE O’CLOCK HIGH (***½, 90 mins., PG-13), director Phil Joanou’s underrated 1987 high school gem that was stealth-produced by Steven Spielberg, who either couldn’t – or wouldn’t – put his name on the film, depending on whose story you believe.
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Film Score Friday 10/13/17
Posted By Scott Bettencourt 10/12/2017 - 9:00 PM
The latest release from Varese Sarbande's "We Hear You" series, limited to 2000 units, is a two-disc edition of music from NBC's long-running THE WEST WING, featuring episode scoring by W.G. Snuffy Walden, who earned an Emmy and two nominations for his contribution to the series.

Next week Varese plans to announce three new releases in their Limited Edition CD series of contemporary scores. 


La-La Land has announced their latest batch of releases, with an emphasis on composer Blake Neely -- CDs of Neely's music for ARROW: SEASON 5, DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW: SEASON 2, THE FLASH: SEASON 3, and SUPERGIRL: SEASON 2, as well as a two-disc set of Harry Manfredini's scores for the second and third films in the FRIDAY THE 13TH franchise.  

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Film Score Friday 10/6/17
Posted By Scott Bettencourt 10/5/2017 - 9:00 PM
Intrada has announced two new releases this week, both multi-disc, greatly expanded versions of epic adventure scores by Oscar-winning composers -- a three-disc set of Maurice Jarre's score for the lavish 1980 TV miniseries adaptation of James Clavell's SHOGUN; and a two-disc set of James Horner's score for director Wolfgang Peterson's 2004 TROY
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Aisle Seat 10-3: October Arrival Edition
Posted By Andy Dursin 10/2/2017 - 9:00 PM
The modern preoccupation with belated film sequels and remakes has trickled down to even “Blade Runner,” Ridley Scott’s seminal sci-fi classic that drew neither widespread critical kudos or commercial acceptance when it was first released in 1982. A cult favorite that’s obviously been more warmly embraced as the years have passed, Scott is onboard as a producer of BLADE RUNNER 2049 (***, 163 mins., R), an ambitious follow-up from one of its predecessor’s original writers and director Denis Villeneuve, architect of glacially paced works like “Sicario” and “Arrival.”
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Film Score Friday 9/29/17
Posted By Scott Bettencourt 9/28/2017 - 9:00 PM
Intrada plans to release two new CDs next week


CDS AVAILABLE THIS WEEK

Cello
 - Randy Kerber - Varese Sarabande
Fuller at Fox
 - Leigh Harline, Alfred Newman - Kritzerland
Game of Thrones: Season 7 - Ramin Djawadi - WaterTower
Hellraiser 
- Christopher Young - Lakeshore
Incompreso, Vita Col Figlio
 - Fiorenzo Carpi - Music Box
Popeye - Harry Nilsson, Tom Pierson - Varese Sarabande
Rebel in the Rye - Bear McCreary - Sparks & Shadows
Super Dark Times - Ben Frost - The Orchard
The Young Karl Marx/I Am Not Your Negro
 - Alexei Aigui - Music Box 

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Aisle Seat 9-26: IT, CE3K, Fall Kickoff Edition
Posted By Andy Dursin 9/25/2017 - 9:00 PM
The wonder of Cinemascope and the majesty of Bernard Herrmann’s score are the two main reasons to take a trip BENEATH THE 12-MILE REEF (102 mins., 1953), a musty old 20th Century-Fox melodrama that’s been supremely rendered in high-definition this month by Twilight Time. Given the movie’s checkered past of tepid home video releases, the glossy high-def Blu-Ray image may come as a revelation for many viewers, presenting a vibrant color presentation that enhances this early Fox anamorphic adventure.
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September FSM ONLINE Is Live!
Posted By Tim Curran 9/25/2017 - 2:00 AM
The September edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. In this month’s double cover story, FSMO takes you to the NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC and STAR WARS IN CONCERT: first, an in-depth look at how an arranging team and conductor DAVID NEWMAN prepared the classic films for performance; then, a detailed account of the opening night of A NEW HOPE. Also this month, BENJAMIN WALLFISCH floats away with IT; a well-mannered MATTHEW MARGESON chats KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE; MICHAEL BROOK makes Jake Gyllenhaal STRONGER; JEAN-MICHEL BERNARD and LALO SCHIFRIN discuss their new album and upcoming concerts; JOE KRAEMER dives behind the iron curtain for COMRADE DETECTIVE; WONG’S TURN scrutinizes the “best” film music according to non-film music sites; an interview with ANDY HILL on his book SCORING THE SCREEN: THE SECRET LANGUAGE OF FILM MUSIC; a HENRY MANCINI Score Restore of THE GREAT RACE; more embedded audio clips, and more.

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Film Score Friday 9/22/17
Posted By Scott Bettencourt 9/21/2017 - 9:00 PM
The latest release from Intrada is an expanded edition of ROBOT JOX, the 1989 sci-fi action movie directed by Stuart Gordon (Re-Animator, From Beyond) -- sort of like Pacific Rim without the kaiju -- with a score by Frederic Talgorn (Fortress, The Temp). 
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Aisle Seat 9-19: Wonder Woman, Sgt. Pepper on Blu-Ray
Posted By Andy Dursin 9/18/2017 - 9:00 PM
The fact that we haven’t had many female super-hero flicks makes  WONDER WOMAN (***, 143 mins., PG-13; Warner) a novelty by itself – and within the parameters of the genre, this lavish DC Comics box-office smash is a sturdy and well-made fantasy that pits the Amazon Princess against the German forces of WWI…or, to be more precise, Aries, the God of War, whom Diana (Gal Godot) believes is the source of all of mankind’s horrifying military struggles.
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Film Score Friday 9/15/17
Posted By Scott Bettencourt 9/14/2017 - 9:00 PM
The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has announced this year's winners for the Creative Arts Emmys, including the following music winners:

Outstanding Music Composition For A Limited Series, Movie Or Special (Original Dramatic Score)
FARGO: Aporia - Jeff Russo

Outstanding Music Composition For a Series (Original Dramatic Score)
HOUSE OF CARDS: Chapter 63 - Jeff Beal

Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music
STRANGER THINGS - Michael Stein, Kyle Dixon

Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics
"Letter to the Free" (from 13TH) - Common, Robert Glasper, Karriem Riggins

Outstanding Music Direction
TAKING THE STAGE: AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSIC AND STORIES THAT CHANGED AMERICA - Rickey Minor

Outstanding Music Supervision
BIG LITTLE LIES: You Get What You Need - Susan Jacobs 

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