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Aisle Seat 7-26: Revisiting the Body Snatchers
Posted By Andy Dursin , Andy Dursin 7/25/2016 - 9:00 PM
Philip Kaufman’s acclaimed remake of the ‘50s Don Siegel sci-fi classic INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (***, 115 mins., 1978, PG) hasn’t aged quite as well as its predecessor, in part because of its unrelentingly ‘70s bleak ending and commentary on the “Me” generation. Still, while I feel there’s a tendency to over-rate Kaufman’s film, it’s nevertheless a compelling, intelligently presented version of the Jack Finney tale, with Donald Sutherland starring as a health inspector who begins to wonder what’s going on with the body-switching paranoia overcoming the region.
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Film Score Friday 7/22/16
Posted By Scott Bettencourt 7/21/2016 - 9:00 PM
Intrada plans to release one new CD next week.


The recent decision of the mainstream CD labels to change their weekly release dates from Tuesdays to Fridays has made it tougher to present an accurate list of new releases each Friday. I try to double-check each Thursday to make sure that the schedule of release in my Friday column is up to date, but unfortunately sometimes it won't become clear that a CD isn't actually getting released until after the fact.

So despite the fact that Lakeshore Records has been remarkably prolific with score CD releases in the last few years, some of the releases they have announced -- Pawn Sacrifice (Howard), Elvis & Nixon (Shearmur), Zoolander 2 (Shapiro) -- were seemingly canceled at the very last minute, so I apologize for mistakenly including them in the CDS AVAILABLE THIS WEEK section of this column. (though Amazon now claims that Elvis & Nixon will still be coming out -- on May 5th of next year).

On the hand, some other Lakeshore releases (specifically Portman's Dolphin Tale 2) are merely difficult to find, while sometimes I've been able to find used/cutout copies of other ones (A Hologram for the King, The Young Messiah) even before their official release dates).

With Varese CDs, I wait until they are announced on the Varese site, since ostensible Varese releases keep popping up on Amazon long before they are actually released -- Ray Donovan only just came out, Jesse Stone: The Ultimate Collection got moved back again, to August 5, and it's been years since Amazon first listed a Varese soundtrack for HBO's The Newsroom, with no actual CD in sight. 

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July FSMO Is Live!
Posted By Tim Curran 7/21/2016 - 2:00 AM
The July edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. This month's controversial cover story is an interview with THEODORE SHAPIRO on his score for Paul Feig's GHOSTBUSTERS reboot. Also this issue, ALEX SOMERS discusses the Viggo Mortensen-led CAPTAIN FANTASTIC; a chat with CHRIS HAJIAN about his music for the '80s-themed undercover narcotics saga THE INFILTRATOR, starring Bryan Cranston; JEFF RUSSO scores HBO's THE NIGHT OF for Steven Zaillian; MAC QUAYLE tackles Season Two of USA's acclaimed MR. ROBOT; the fourth and final part of GOLD RUSH’s retrospective on the life and times of DIMITRI TIOMKIN; WONG'S TURN chronicles the latest season on BROADWAY; a NEW SCORES edition of EAR OF THE MONTH; reviews of THE BFG, FINDING DORY and more; plenty of embedded audio clips, and more.

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Aisle Seat 7-19: Scorpion, Superman & The New World
Posted By Andy Dursin 7/18/2016 - 9:00 PM
Before it becomes a wan recycling of its classic 1984 predecessor, Paul Feig’s GHOSTBUSTERS (**½, 117 mins., PG-13) is, if nothing else, an energetic attempt at revitalizing one of the most popular – and certainly groundbreaking for its genre-bending mix of humor and cutting-edge special effects – comedies of all-time.
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Film Score Friday 7/15/16
Posted By Scott Bettencourt 7/14/2016 - 9:00 PM
The latest release from Intrada features Christopher Young's score for the Chinese fantasy adventure THE MONKEY KING 2 (the label released Young's score for the first Monkey King last year).


La-La Land plans to release their latest CDs at ComicCon on July 20 before making them available for sale on their website on July 26. Along with the previously announced Batman: The Killing Joke, they will release a two-disc, fourth volume of music from BATMAN: THE ANIMTAED SERIES, by Shirley Walker and more than a dozen of her collaborators; a CD of Blake Neely's music for the first season of SUPERGIRL; Neely's music for season two of THE FLASH; and music from JUSTICE LEAGUE, by Michael McCuistion, Lolita Ritmanis and Kristopher Carter.


The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has announced this year's nominations for the Primetime Emmys, including the following music categories:

OUTSTANDING MUSIC COMPOSITION FOR A LIMITED SERIES, MOVIE OR SPECIAL (ORIGINAL
DRAMATIC SCORE)
 
ALL THE WAY - James Newton Howard 
DESCENDANTS -  David Lawrence 
FARGO: Loplop - Jeff Russo 
JESSE STONE: LOST IN PARADISE - Jeff Beal 
THE NIGHT MANAGER : Episode 2  - Victor Reyes 
WAR & PEACE: Part 1 -  Martin Phipps 
 
OUTSTANDING MUSIC COMPOSITION FOR A SERIES (ORIGINAL DRAMATIC SCORE)
 
BATES MOTEL - Forever - Chris Bacon 
CHEF'S TABLE - Grant Achatz -  Duncan Thum 
LIMITLESS  - Pilot - Paul Leonard-Morgan 
MINORITY REPORT - Pilot - Sean P. Callery 
MR. ROBOT - eps1.0_ hellofriend. mov -  Mac Quayle 
PENNY DREADFUL - And They Were Enemies - Abel Korzeniowski 
 
OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL MAIN TITLE THEME MUSIC
 
CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND -  Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger
MARVEL'S JESSICA JONES -  Sean P. Callery 
NARCOS -  Rodrigo Amarante 
THE NIGHT MANAGER -  Victor Reyes 
SENSE8 -  Johnny Klimek, Tom Tykwer 
THE WHISPERS – Robert Duncan 
 
OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL MUSIC AND LYRICS
 
CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND - I'm Going on a Date with Josh's Friend!  - “ Settle For Me” - Music by Adam Schlesinger, Lyrics by Adam Schlesinger, Rachel Bloom, Jack Dolgen
EMPIRE - A Rose By Any Other Name  - “Good People” - Music & Lyrics by Jim Beanz, 
GALAVANT - A New Season aka Suck It Cancellation Bear – “ A New Season”  - Music by Alan Menken,  Lyrics by Glenn Slater  
GARFUNKEL AND OATES: TRYING TO BE SPECIAL -  “Frozen Lullaby" -  Music & Lyrics by Riki Lindhome, Kate Micucci 
THE HUNTING GROUND – “ 'Til It Happens To You” - Music & Lyrics by Diane Warren 
 
OUTSTANDING MUSIC DIRECTION
 
DANNY ELFMAN'S MUSIC FROM THE FILMS OF TIM BURTON (LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER) -  Danny Elfman 
JAZZ AT THE WHITE HOUSE - John Beasley 
SINATRA: VOICE FOR A CENTURY (LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER) - Alan Gilbert 
SMITHSONIAN SALUTES RAY CHARLES: IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE - Rickey Minor, Christian McBride 
A VERY MURRAY CHRISTMAS - Paul Shaffer  
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Aisle Seat 7-12: Summer Horror Edition
Posted By Andy Dursin 7/11/2016 - 9:00 PM
An overlooked chiller making its Blu-Ray debut at long last, Eric Red’s 1996 werewolf flick BAD MOON (***, 79 mins., 1996, R) highlights Shout Factory’s sizzling slate of summer releases.
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Film Score Friday 7/8/16
Posted By Scott Bettencourt 7/7/2016 - 9:00 PM
Last week's new release from Intrada is a two-disc set featuring James Horner's rousing music for the 1991 pulp adventure movie THE ROCKETEER, with both the complete, expanded score as well as the original CD sequencing.

The label plans to release one new CD next week.


The latest release from La-La Land is a reissue of the two-disc remastered edition of John Debney's old fashioned symphonic score for the lavish 1995 pirate swashbuckler CUTTHROAT ISLAND. It is expected to begin shipping next week.


The latest release from Kritzerland is of unusual historical importance  -- the unused score for the 1971 drug addiction drama THE PANIC IN NEEDLE PARK, which gave Al Pacino his first starring role. The film was ultimately released with no score, but an original score was actually composed and recorded for the film by none other than Ned Rorem, the acclaimed concert composer and equally acclaimed memoirist.


The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is inviting a record 683 actors, filmmakers, executives and publicists to join their membership, including the following prospective music branch members: score composers Lesley Barber, Wendy Blackstone, Kathryn Bostic, Carl Davis, Fitzgerald Diggs (RZA), Germaine Franco, Peter Golub, Deborah Lurie, Heather McIntosh, Marcus Miller, Antonio Pinto, Raphael Saadiq, Joseph Trapanese, Shigeru Umebayashi, Fernando Velazquez and Marcelo Zarvos; songwriters Mary J. Blige, Sia Furler, Taura Stinson and Will.i.am; and music editors Joseph S. DeBeasi, Joanie Diener, Amanda Goodpaster, Tanya Noel Hill, Jim Schultz and Del Spiva. 

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Aisle Seat 7-4: Festive 4th Edition
Posted By Andy Dursin 7/3/2016 - 9:00 PM
Kicking off the 4th of July fireworks this year is Kino Lorber’s “42nd Anniversary Edition” of Joseph Sargent’s tense, terrific 1974 thrillerTHE TAKING OF PELHAM ONE TWO THREE (****, 105 mins., R). For those unfamiliar with this classic New York City-set picture, Walter Matthau stars as a subway transit chief plunged into a terrorist situation when a trio of armed robbers (led by Robert Shaw, just before he set sail in “Jaws”) take hostage of a subway train. Shaw’s plan? Extortion, of course, but despite being assisted by Martin Balsam and Hector Elizondo, Matthau has a few tricks up his own sleeve that prove to be a bit more than the terrorists can handle.
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Film Score Friday 7/1/16
Posted By Scott Bettencourt 6/30/2016 - 9:00 PM
I am currently on vacation, which should explain the lack of updates like the latest Intrada release (information about which you should be able to find on this page). 


CDS AVAILABLE THIS WEEK

Adios Gringo - Benedetto Ghiglia - Digitmovies
Assassin's Creed: Syndicate - Austin Wintory - Sumthing Else
The BFG
 - John Williams - Disney
The Department Q Trilogy: The Absent One
 -  Johan Soderqvist, Uno Helmersson, Patrik Andren - MovieScore Media
The Department Q Trilogy: A Conspiracy of Faith
 - Johan Soderqvist, Uno Helmersson, Patrik Andren - MovieScore Media
Independence Day: Resurgence
 - Thomas Wander, Harald Kloser - Sony
Morte Sospetta Di Una Minorenne
 - Luciano Michelini - Digitmovies
Now You See Me 2
 - Brian Tyler - Varese Sarabande
Roots - Quincy Jones - Varese Sarabande

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