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Aisle Seat 9-20: Kino Lorber, VALLEY OF THE DOLLS & More
Posted By Andy Dursin 9/19/2016 - 9:00 PM
A product of the ‘80s in every way, GRANDVIEW, U.S.A. (**½, 97 mins., 1984, R) was “Grease”/”Blue Lagoon” director Randal Kleiser’s “contemporary” drama about a teenager’s coming of age, as well as the lives and loves of other residents of a small midwestern town. The movie can’t ever figure out specifically what it wants to be – either a typical ‘80s teen picture or a more adult soap opera – so it roughly splits itself in half, one portion dealing with star student C. Thomas Howell aspiring for more than the life his real estate mogul dad has in store for him, the other revolving around tough girl Jamie Lee Curtis’ frustration at running a demolition derby in town.
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Film Score Friday 9/16/16
Posted By Scott Bettencourt 9/15/2016 - 9:00 PM
Varese Sarabande plans to announce their latest batch of limited edition CD Club releases next Monday.

The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences awarded several of this year's Creative Arts Emmys last Saturday night, including the following music categories:

The Night Manager, Episode 2 - Victor Reyes

Mr. Robot: "eps1.0_" - Mac Quayle
Marvel's Jessica Jones - Sean Callery
Danny Elfman's Music From The Films Of  Tim Burton (Live From Lincoln Center) - Danny Elfman
"Til It Happens To You" - The Hunting Ground - Music and Lyrics by Diane Warren 
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Aisle Seat 9-13: 19th Anniversary Edition
Posted By Andy Dursin 9/12/2016 - 9:00 PM
In Frank LaLoggia’s wonderful LADY IN WHITE (***½, 118 mins., 1988, PG-13; Shout Factory), Lukas Haas plays a young boy in early ‘60s upstate New York who encounters the restless spirit of a murdered girl. After being locked up in his school closet on Halloween and witnessing the apparition, Haas’ Frankie Scarlatti attempts to convince his family (father Alex Rocco, brother Jason Presson) that the haunting is real, and the girl’s killer is still at large in the quaint, picturesque town they reside in.
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Film Score Friday 9/9/16
Posted By Scott Bettencourt 9/8/2016 - 9:00 PM
Intrada's new CD this week presents the first release of Richard Band's score for the 1989 sci-fi action movie ARENA.

La-La Land has announced their planned schedule of CD releases for this month. On September 13, they will release the soundtrack to John Hughes' beloved 1986 high school comedy FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF, featuring songs from the film as well as the score by Ira Newborn. On September 27, they will present three new releases -- the first ever soundtrack release of Thomas Newman's score for the 1987 film version of LESS THAN ZERO; a second volume of music from STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE, with music by regular composers Dennis McCarthy and Jay Chattaway as well as many guest composers including John Frizzell and Brian Tyler; and the soundtrack to director Tim Burton's new fantasy adventure, MISS PEREGRINE'S SCHOOL FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN, starring homely character actress Eva Green, with music by Danny Elf-- sorry, I meant Mike Higham and Matthew Margeson.

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Aisle Seat 9-6: Post-Labor Day Edition
Posted By Andy Dursin 9/5/2016 - 9:00 PM
Paul Schrader’s tough 1979 thriller HARDCORE (108 mins., 1979, R) debuts on Blu-Ray this month from Twilight Time as part of the label’s continuing series of 3,000 copy limited editions. Schrader’s original script pits church-going, Midwestern father George C. Scott against the seedy underbelly of Southern California, where his daughter has run away from home and gotten involved in the porn industry.
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Film Score Friday 9/2/16
Posted By Scott Bettencourt 9/1/2016 - 9:00 PM
Quartet has announced four new CDs planned for release this month -- Fernando Velazquez's latest collaboration with director J.A. Bayona (The Orphanage, The Impossible), the children's fantasy A MONSTER CALLS (according to the label, Backlot will be handling the U.S. release of this score); Velazquez's score for the wartime romance GERNIKA; Gabriel Yared's score for Xavier Dolan's all-star family drama, IT'S NOT THE END OF THE WORLD; and Eric Neveux's score for CEZANNE ET MOI.
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The "Last" Top Forty Countdown, Part Five: Composers On The Rise
Posted By Scott Bettencourt 8/26/2016 - 9:00 PM
AGE: Unavailable
BIRTHPLACE: Elkhorn, Wisconsin
REPRESENTATION: Gorfaine/Schwartz
BACKGROUND: McNally Smith College of Music, recipient of BMI Pete Carpenter Fellowship, trailer composer
1. Elysium--93 (U.S. gross in millions)
It was Ryan Amon’s work as a trailer composer that rapidly transformed him from a virtual unknown to the composer of a $100 million-plus Matt Damon sci-fi action movie from an Oscar-nominated filmmaker. Neill Blomkamp, whose feature debut District 9 was a box-office smash and a surprise Best Picture nominee, was inspired to hire Amon when he heard one of the composer’s trailer pieces on a fan-posted YouTube video, and signed him to score his sophomore feature, Elysium. The pair worked closely on the score, with Amon giving the film what he called “a melding of organic synthesis and orchestral instrumentation.” While grossing a respectable $93 million in the United States (and a much more impressive $193 million in other countries), the film was considered a disappointment, especially compared to the lauded District 9, and while at one point Amon was announced to score Blomkamp’s third feature, Chappie, that troubled film ended up with a Hans Zimmer score and was released last year to weak box-office and worse reviews. Though he has not yet scored another feature, he was one of several composers whose music was featured in Michael Mann’s 2015 cyberthriller Blackhat, and last year he scored the videogame Bloodborne
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Film Score Friday 8/26/16
Posted By Scott Bettencourt 8/25/2016 - 9:00 PM
Intrada has temporarily postponed their planned multi-disc set originally announced for this week, and instead has released a remastered version of their expanded release of one of Pino Donaggio's finest scores, for Brian DePalma's 1980 hit DRESSED TO KILL.

La-La Land plans to release two new TV soundtracks next week, both from composer Blake Neely -- for the DC supehero series LEGENDS OF TOMORROW, and for the mystery series BLINDSPOT

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Aisle Seat 8-23: TV on Video Blowout
Posted By Andy Dursin 8/22/2016 - 9:00 PM
When THE WONDER YEARS (58 hours, 1988-93; Time Life) debuted following the Super Bowl in January, 1988, the American TV sitcom would be changed forever. The ABC comedy-drama from creators Neal Marlens and Carol Black made an immediate impact on viewers – with its perceptive nostalgia and lack of a laugh track, the series helped to innovate the stagnant genre and has remained a fan favorite ever since.
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The August Issue of FSMO Is Now Live!
Posted By Tim Curran 8/20/2016 - 2:00 AM
The August edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. This month's cover story is a discussion with DARIO MARIANELLI about his score for Laika Studios’ KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS. Also this issue is an interview with DANIEL HART about the music of Disney's PETE’S DRAGON remake; MARCO BELTRAMI tackles a new take on BEN-HUR; detailed coverage of the 15th New York Asian Film Festival; SEAN CALLERY chats JESSICA JONES, DESIGNATED SURVIVOR and 24; an investigation into MIKLÓS RÓZSA'S classic score for JULIUS CAESAR; WONG'S TURN looks at the VINYL craze; an interview with Dr. Noreen Green of the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony; more embedded audio clips, and more.

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