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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). 


CDS AVAILABLE THIS WEEK

Annabelle: Creation
 - Benjamin Wallfisch - Silva
Awaken the Shadowman - Douglas Pipes - La-La Land
A Doggone Hollywood
 - Chuck Cirino - Dragon's Domain
The LEGO Ninjago Movie - Mark Mothersbaugh - WaterTower [CD-R]
Robot Jox - Frederic Talgorn - Intrada Special Collection
Time Walker
 - Richard Band - Dragon's Domain
Victoria & Abdul 
- Thomas Newman - Backlot
The Vietnam War - Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross - Universal


IN THEATERS TODAY

Battle of the Sexes - Nicholas Britell - Score CD due Oct. 27 on Sony
Big Bear - Anton Sanko
Boston - Jeff Beal - Score CD-R on Sony
Ex Libris: New York Public Library - no original score
The Force - Justin Melland
Gaga: Five Foot Two - Patrick Belaga
The King’s Choice - Johan Soderqvist
Kingsman: The Golden Circle - Henry Jackman, Matthew Margeson
Last Rampage - Richard Patrick, Tobias Enhus
The LEGO Ninjago Movie - Mark Mothersbaugh - Score CD-R on WaterTower
1 Buck - David Imbault
Shot - Bruce Broughton
Stronger - Michael Brook
The Tiger Hunter - Amy Correia, Paul Masvidal
Victoria & Abdul - Thomas Newman - Score CD on Backlot
Welcome to Willits - Jeremy Little
Woodshock - Peter Raeburn - Score CD on Milan

COMING SOON

September 29
Cello
 - Randy Kerber - Varese Sarabande
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial 
- John Williams - La-La Land
Game of Thrones: Season 7 - Ramin Djawadi - WaterTower
Hellraiser 
- Christopher Young - Lakeshore
Loving Vincent 
- Clint Mansell - Milan
Popeye - Harry Nilsson, Tom Pierson - Varese Sarabande
Super Dark Times - Ben Frost - The Orchard
October 6
Ben-Hur (re-recording)
 - Miklos Rozsa - Tadlow
Henry May Long - Max Richter - Deutsche Grammophon
Jane - Philip Glass - Sony
Victoria - Martin Phipps, Ruth Barrett - Sony (import)
October 13
Black Mirror: Nosedive - Max Richter - Deutsche Grammophon
Breathe - Nitin Sawhney - Varese Sarabande
Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning - Jami Sieber, Evan Schiller - Out Front Music
October 20
Anthology: Movie Themes 1974 - 1998 - John Carpenter - Sacred Bones
The Mountain Between Us - Ramin Djawadi - Lakeshore
Wonderstruck - Carter Burwell - Lakeshore
October 27
Battle of the Sexes - Nicholas Britell - Sony 
Goodbye, Christopher Robin - Carter Burwell - Sony
Rage - Ryuichi Sakamoto - Milan
Thank You for Your Service - Thomas Newman - Sony
November 3
Hans Zimmer: Live in Prague - Hans Zimmer - Eagle Rock
Murder on the Orient Express - Patrick Doyle - Sony
November 10
All I See Is You - Marc Streitenfeld - Milan
Loveless - Evgueni Galperine, Sacha Galperine - Varese Sarabande
December 15
Star Wars: The Last Jedi - John Williams - Disney
Date Unknown
Fuller at Fox
 - Leigh Harline, Alfred Newman - Kritzerland
Hammer Horror: Classic Themes (1958 - 1974)
- various - Silva
Incompreso, Vita Col Figlio
 - Fiorenzo Carpi - Music Box
La Cordillera
- Alberto Iglesias - Quartet
L'Amant Double
- Philippe Rombi - Quartet
Made in Italy 
- Carlo Rustichelli - Digitmovies
Scusi, Lei E Favorevole O Contrario
 - Piero Piccioni - Digitmovies
Tadeo Jones 2: El Secreto Del Rey Midas
 - Zacarias M. de la Riva - Quartet
The Young Karl Marx/I Am Not Your Negro
 - Alexei Aigui - Music Box


THIS WEEK IN FILM MUSIC HISTORY

September 22 - Robert Mellin born (1902)
September 22 - Nick Cave born (1957)
September 22 - Dimitri Tiomkin begins recording his score for Last Train from Gun Hill (1958)
September 22 - Samuel Matlovsky's score for the Star Trek episode "I, Mudd" is recorded (1967)
September 22 - Tuomas Kantelinen born (1969)
September 22 - Charles Previn died (1973)
September 22 - John Addison wins his only Emmy, for the Murder, She Wrote episode “The Murder of Sherlock Holmes;” Allyn Ferguson wins his only Emmy, for Camille (1985)
September 22 - Pat Metheny records his score for the Amazing Stories episode "Grandpa's Ghost" (1985)
September 22 - J.A.C. Redford records his score for the Twilight Zone episode “What Are Friends For?” (1986)
September 22 - John Williams begins recording his score for Home Alone (1990)
September 22 - Konrad Elfers died (1996)
September 23 - Clifford Vaughan born (1893)
September 23 - Gino Paoli born (1934)
September 23 - David Raksin begins recording his score for The Magnificent Yankee (1950)
September 23 - Lionel Newman begins recording his score for North to Alaska (1960)
September 23 - Bernard Herrmann records his score for The Alfred Hitchcock Hour episode “The Life Work of Juan Diaz” (1964)
September 23 - Jerry Fielding records his score for the Mission: Impossible episode “The Cardinal” (1968)
September 23 - Richard Hazard records his first Mission: Impossible score, for “Commandante” (1969)
September 23 - Dave Grusin begins recording his score to The Yakuza (1974)
September 23 - Craig Safan records his score for the Amazing Stories episode "The Main Attraction" (1985)
September 23 - Dennis McCarthy records his score for the Star Trek: Enterprise episode “Shockwave, Part II” (2004)
September 23 - Malcolm Arnold died (2006)
September 24 - Leonard Salzedo born (1921)
September 24 - Douglas Gamley born (1924)
September 24 - Michael Tavera born (1961)
September 24 - Bernard Herrmann begins recording his score to Joy in the Morning (1964)
September 24 - Walter Scharf records his score for the Mission: Impossible episode “The Survivors” (1967)
September 24 - Jerry Goldsmith begins recording his score for Star Trek - The Motion Picture (1979)
September 24 - Billy Goldenberg records his score for the Amazing Stories episode "What If...?" (1986)
September 24 - Jay Chattaway begins recording his score for the two-part Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “Gambit” (1993)
September 25 - Dmitri Shostakovich born (1906)
September 25 - Eric Rogers born (1921)
September 25 - Michael Gibbs born (1937)
September 25 - Richard Harvey born (1953)
September 25 - Randy Kerber born (1958)
September 25 - Danny Elfman and Steve Bartek's score for the Amazing Stories episode "Mummy Daddy" is recorded (1985)
September 25 - Ron Jones records his score for the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Where No One Has Gone Before" (1987)
September 25 - Alan Silvestri begins recording his score for The Bodyguard (1992)
September 26 - George Gershwin born (1898)
September 26 - Simon Brint born (1950)
September 26 - Maureen McElheron born (1950)
September 26 - Joseph Mullendore records his score for the Lost in Space episode "The Haunted Lighthouse" (1967)
September 26 - Henry Mancini begins recording his replacement score for The Molly Maguires (1969)
September 26 - Edward Ward died (1971)
September 26 - Robert Emmett Dolan died (1972)
September 26 - Les Baxter records his score for the Buck Rogers in the 25th Century episode “Vegas in Space” (1979)
September 26 - Shelly Manne died (1984)
September 26 - Jay Chattaway records his score for the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode “The Search - Part 2” (1994)
September 27 - Recording sessions begin for Sol Kaplan’s score for Niagara (1952)
September 27 - Cyril Mockridge begins recording his score for Many Rivers to Cross (1954)
September 27 - Jay Chattaway records his score for the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “Silicon Avatar” (1991)
September 28 - Evan Lurie born (1954)
September 28 - Leith Stevens begins recording his score for The Scarlet Hour (1955)
September 28 - Laurent Petitgand born (1959)
September 28 - John Williams records his score for the Lost in Space episode "The Hungry Sea" (1965)
September 28 - Geoff Zanelli born (1974)
September 28 - Miles Davis died (1991)
September 28 - John Williams begins recording his score to Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)
September 28 - Jay Chattaway records his score for the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “Relics” (1992)

DID THEY MENTION THE MUSIC?

DOUGH - Lorne Balfe
 
"This all sounds rather madcap, but the prevailing tone throughout the film is one of dripping schmaltz, enhanced by an overtly sentimental piano score that plays even over ostensibly comedic scenes. The script takes every opportunity it can to manufacture lessons about the importance of harmony between Muslims and Jews, and you can bet that any stereotype voiced by one of the characters will be disproven at some point. The preachiness adds to a general well-meaning but clueless vibe, like an elderly uncle performing a rap about staying in school for an audience of dumbstruck kids. Dough really does mean well: Pryce makes an excellent father figure, giving his scenes with Holder some real warmth, and who can disagree with an anti-racist message? But without any real laughs -- and with a number of logical gaps, paper-thin supporting characters, and tired gags -- ultimately viewers may feel like they’re just humoring the movie."
 
Katie Rife, The Onion AV Club
 
GODS OF EGYPT - Marco Beltrami
 
"The closest 'Gods of Egypt' gets to a credible relationship is the mismatched buddy-banter between Horus and Bek -- if, as to credibility, you're willing to overlook the fact that the actors bringing these two men of Egypt to life are Danish and Australian, respectively, part of a larger pattern in the cast for which Proyas apologized in November, long before the film's release. But Proyas' investment in world-building takes precedent over all other considerations anyway. In that respect, the film resembles George Lucas' airless 'Star Wars' prequels, which play around in an dazzling sandbox of visual effects, but seem incapable of communicating in language other than zeroes and ones. Many of the images in 'Gods of Egypt' would make for a fetching prog-rock album cover, but Proyas has populated his digital paradise with banal characters, cherry-picked mythology, and a score just a few notes off from 'Lawrence of Arabia.' Out of the old comes nothing new."
 
Scott Tobias, NPR

"First, however, Horus must address a few complications, such as the fact that his former squeeze, Hathor (Elodie Yung), is now bedding down with his nemesis; their love nest is strategically positioned next to a towering obelisk that underscores Set’s lust for conquest and his nagging infertility issues. Hathor, incidentally, is described in the production notes as 'the goddess of love, music and alcohol,' which means that she presumably would be in a position to do something about Marco Beltrami’s epically tumescent score, or at least to ensure that no one walks into 'Gods of Egypt' without a beer in hand. In a movie where the deities transform at will into winged, animal-headed Hasbro figurines, or where Geoffrey Rush’s white-robed sun god Ra reliably bursts into craptacular CG flames, the drinking games pretty much write themselves."
 
Justin Chang, Variety
 
MEN & CHICKEN - Frans Bak, Jeppe Kaas
 
"No matter how weird and unruly the rest of the film (a feeling accentuated by its creepy zither-like musical score), this wonderfully off-putting building serves to unify these five guys’ perverse family saga, art-directed to evoke another line from 'Hamlet': ''tis an unweeded garden, That grows to seed; things rank and gross in nature.'"
 
Peter Debruge, Variety
 
RISEN - Roque Banos
 
"'Risen,' about a Roman soldier searching for the resurrected Christ in the 40 days following the crucifixion, is an old-fashioned Biblical spectacular with fresh blood in its veins.  As directed by Kevin Reynolds ('Waterworld,' 'Fandango') and co-written by Reynolds and Paul Aiello, you could program it in a triple feature with 'The Robe' and 'King of Kings.' It has battle sequences, CinemaScope images of scrub-dotted plains and hills, a swelling orchestral score by Roque Baños that sometimes evokes the late, great John Barry ('Out of Africa'), white English actors playing Romans, and actors of various nationalities and darker complexions playing Hebrews. The strategy works well until the second half, which resorts to pictorial cliches you associate with kitschy religious art and lets its story devolve into a series of clunky set-pieces."
 
Matt Zoller Seitz, RogerEbert.com

THE NEXT TEN DAYS IN L.A.

Screenings of older films, at the following L.A. movie theaters: AMPASAmerican Cinematheque: AeroAmerican Cinematheque: EgyptianArclightLACMANew BeverlyNuartSilent Movie Theater and UCLA.

September 22
HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH (Stephen Trask) [Nuart]
INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS [New Beverly]
MACHETE KILLS (Robert Rodriguez, Carl Thiel), THE MAN WITH THE IRON FISTS (RZA, Howard Drossin) [New Beverly]
THE RED SHOES (Brian Easdale) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]

September 23
BARE KNUCKLES (Vic Caesar), FEARLESS FIGHTERS [New Beverly]
COME BACK TO THE FIVE AND DIME, JIMMY DEAN, JIMMY DEAN, DEATH OF A SALESMAN [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
ENAMORADA (Eduardo Hernandez Moncada) [UCLA]
MACHETE KILLS (Robert Rodriguez, Carl Thiel), THE MAN WITH THE IRON FISTS (RZA, Howard Drossin) [New Beverly]
THE MUPPET MOVIE (Paul Williams, Kenny Ascher) [New Beverly]
STILL ALICE (Ilan Eshkeri) [LACMA]

September 24
DUCK SOUP [UCLA]
THE MUPPET MOVIE (Paul Williams, Kenny Ascher) [New Beverly]
NAUSICAA OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND (Joe Hisaishi) [Arclight Santa Monica]
NAUSICAA OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND (Joe Hisaishi) [Arclight Sherman Oaks]
PATHER PANCHALI (Ravi Shankar), APARAJITO (Ravi Shankar), APUR SANSAR (Ravi Shankar) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
THE REAL BRUCE LEE, LEE LIVES WITHIN (Fu Liang Chou) [New Beverly]
SANTA (Augustin Lara), LA MUJER DEL PUERTO (Max Urban) [UCLA]

September 25
LA OTRA (Raul Lavista), EN LA PALMO DE TU MANO (Raul Lavista) [UCLA]
PRETTY MAIDS ALL IN A ROW (Lalo Schifrin), REVENGE OF THE CHEERLEADERS (John Sterling) [New Beverly]
ZOOT SUIT (Daniel Valdez) [AMPAS]

September 26
MACHINE GUN MCCAIN (Ennio Morricone), WIPEOUT (Luis Bacalov) [New Beverly]
THE WIZ (Charlie Smalls, Quincy Jones) [LACMA]

September 27
AUTOPSY (Ennio Morricone), EYEBALL (Bruno Nicolai) [New Beverly]
BACK TO THE FUTURE (Alan Silvestri) [Arclight Hollywood]
REBECCA (Franz Waxman) [New Beverly]

September 28
ANGELS OF IRON (Christian Kunert), BRUNO THE BLACK [UCLA]
BROTHERHOOD OF DEATH, JOHNNY TOUGH (Dennis Coffey) [New Beverly]
PATHS OF GLORY (Gerald Fried) [Cinematheque: Aero]

September 29
A BERLIN ROMANCE (Gunter Kluck), ZWEI UNTER MILLIONEN (Franz Grothe) [UCLA]
THE HOLY MOUNTAIN (Alejandro Jodorowsky) [Nuart]
ICHI THE KILLER (Karera Musication, Seiichi Yamamoto) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS [New Beverly]
THE KILLING (Gerald Fried), THE BEDFORD INCIDENT (Gerard Schurmann) [Cinematheque: Aero]
THE MACK (Alan Silvestri), CHINESE MACK (Fu Liang Chou) [New Beverly]

September 30
BATMAN: MASK OF THE PHANTASM (Shirley Walker) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
ECLIPSE DEL SOL, EL CURA LORENZO (Julian Bautista) [UCLA]
THE GRAPES OF DEATH (Philippe Sissman) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
GRAVE OF THE VAMPIRE (Jaime Mendoza-Nava), JAILBAIT BABYSITTER (Jaime Mendoza-Nava) [New Beverly]
LOLITA (Nelson Riddle), DR. STRANGELOVE (Laurie Johnson) [Cinematheque: Aero]
THE ROOM (Mladen Milicevic) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
WALKING THE EDGE (Jay Chattaway), SLITHIS (Steve Zuckerman) [New Beverly]

October 1
BOILING POINT (John D'Andrea, Cory Lerios), COP (Michel Colombier) [Cinematheque: Aero]
INSURE YOUR WIFE! (Samuel Kaylin), NADA MAS QUE UNA MUJER (Samuel Kaylin) [UCLA]
PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE (Paul Williams, George Ailceson Tipton) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
THE SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE (Ralph Jones), SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE II (Richard Cox) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
SUSPIRIA (Goblin) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]

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