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CD Reviews: Caveman and Magnum Force
Posted By: Nick Joy 8/9/2005 - 9:00 PM

CD Reviews: Caveman and Magnum Force

by Nick Joy



Caveman *** 1/2

LALO SCHIFRIN

Aleph 032

10 tracks - 56:02

"Fun" is the key word when describing Lalo Schfrin's score to Carl Gottlieb's fantasy dinosaur comedy. Released in 1981, this prehistoric caper featured former Beatle Ringo Starr, a very young Dennis Quaid
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CD Reviews: Team America and Polar Express
Posted By: Nick Joy 2/27/2005 - 9:00 PM

CD Reviews: Team America and Polar Express



Team America: World Police ****

TREY PARKER, HARRY GREGSON WILLIAMS, ET AL

Atlantic

16 tracks - 67:09

After the profanity-laced extremes of former big-screen adventure South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut, it can hardly be a surprise that Trey Parker and Matt Stone'
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CD Reviews: Caroline or Change and The Battle of Britain
Posted By: Nick Joy , Cary Wong 1/16/2005 - 9:00 PM

CD Reviews: Caroline or Change and The Battle of Britain


Caroline or Change *** 1/2

JEANINE TESORI AND TONY KUSHNER

Hollywood 2061-62436-2

Disc One: 29 tracks - 59:42    Disc Two: 24 tracks - 61:18

In the biggest "Best Musical" upset in the Tony's history since Nine won over Dreamgirls in
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CD Reviews: Starship Troopers 2 and The Enemy Below
Posted By: Nick Joy , Darren MacDonald 1/11/2005 - 9:00 PM

CD Reviews: Starship Troopers 2 and The Enemy Below


Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation *** 1/2

JOHN MORGAN AND WILLIAM STROMBERG

Varèse Sarabande VSD-6581

38 tracks - 72:56

The prospect of a low-budget straight-to-video sequel to Paul Verhoeven's Starship Troopers didn't generally set any hearts racing with anticipation, particula
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CD Reviews: The Terminal and Piano Works
Posted By: Nick Joy , John Takis 1/2/2005 - 9:00 PM

CD Reviews: The Terminal and Piano Works


The Terminal ***

JOHN WILLIAMS

Decca

14 tracks – 57:50

Light, breezy, lengthy, occasionally amusing and fairly inconsequential. Those were my general feelings after seeing Steven Spielberg's latest, not-quite-greatest effort, which held my attention but failed to make any real impression. Straddling the line between drama and comedy, Spiel
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CD Reviews Thunderbirds and Thunderbirds 2
Posted By: Nick Joy 12/26/2004 - 9:00 PM

CD Reviews Thunderbirds and Thunderbirds 2

By Nick Joy


Thunderbirds *** 1/2

HANS ZIMMER

Universal

18 tracks - 50:23

A sense of nostalgia pervades Hans Zimmer's score for Jonathan Frakes' "Spy Kids with Spaceships." It's not just the fact that the movie nods affectionately towards the original '60s puppet show, but because Zimmer regres
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CD Reviews Dances with Wolves and Robocop
Posted By: Luke Goljan , Nick Joy 11/28/2004 - 9:00 PM

CD Reviews Dances with Wolves and Robocop



Dances with Wolves (Expanded) *****

JOHN BARRY

Epic Soundtrax EK 63555

24 tracks - 75:29

As with this year's expanded The Good, The Bad and the Ugly and Once Upon a Time in the West re-releases, there's something strange about
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CD Reviews: Van Helsing The London Assignment and Terror Tract
Posted By: Luke Goljan , Nick Joy 11/7/2004 - 9:00 PM

CD Reviews: Van Helsing The London Assignment and Terror Tract



Van Helsing: The London Assignment **

JOHN VAN TONGEREN

Decca 0002757-02

16 tracks - 31:09

It's a strange world we live in. While the blockbuster scores to The Ring and 2 Fast 2 Furious
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CD Reviews Secret Weapons Over Normandy and Ennio Morricone Remixes Volume 1
Posted By: Nick Joy , Steven A. Kennedy 5/2/2004 - 9:00 PM

CD Reviews Secret Weapons Over Normandy and Ennio Morricone Remixes Volume 1



Secret Weapons Over Normandy ****

MICHAEL GIACCHINO

La La Land 1013

Disc One: 16 tracks - 68:57    Disc Two: 14 tracks - 14:02

Michael Giacchino is a name familiar to many video game fanatics. His scores for the Lost World
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CD Reviews: Veronica Guerin and The Rundown
Posted By: Andrew Granade , Nick Joy 4/13/2004 - 9:00 PM

CD Reviews: Veronica Guerin and The Rundown



Veronica Guerin ***

HARRY GREGSON-WILLIAMS

Hollywood 5050466-5820-2-7

15 tracks - 41:03

Harry Gregson-Williams is without exception the most interesting composer operating out of the Media Ventures stable. While that forthright statement will undoubtedly garner an equal number of oppos
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