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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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Film Score Friday 8/19/16
Posted By Scott Bettencourt 8/18/2016 - 9:00 PM
Intrada plans to release a new multi-disc set next week.
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Aisle Seat 8-16: Catalog Wrap & New Releases
Posted By Andy Dursin 8/15/2016 - 9:00 PM
The latest Shout Select Blu-Ray title, MIDNIGHT RUN (***½, 127 mins., 1988, R) is a top-notch ‘80s action/buddy comedy with bounty hunter Robert DeNiro tracking down an accountant (Charles Grodin) who just embezzled a whole bunch of cash from the mafia and gave it to charity.
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Film Score Friday 8/12/16
Posted By Scott Bettencourt 8/11/2016 - 9:00 PM
The latest release from Intrada is a two-disc, complete and remastered version of one of Jerry Goldsmith's biggest box-office hits, the 1985 blockbuster sequel RAMBO: FIRST BLOOD PART II.


Howard Shore has announced two upcoming CDs on his Howe label -- a complete version of one of his most chilling scores, for David Fincher's 1995 classic SEVEN, due on September 16, and the fact-based drama DENIAL, starring Rachel Weisz, Tom Wilkinson and Timothy Spall, on September 30.


Next week, La-La Land will release an expanded version of James Newton Howard's score for the 1996 thriller PRIMAL FEAR, with Richard Gere, Laura Linney, and an Oscar-nominated performance by Edward Norton, and a two-disc set of two animation scores by Frederik Wiedmann -- JUSTICE LEAGUE VS. TEEN TITANS and BATMAN BAD BLOOD.

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Aisle Seat 8-9: KL Studio Classics, Kino & More
Posted By Andy Dursin 8/8/2016 - 9:00 PM
If there was a fitting way to put a cap on what’s been the singular Worst Movie Summer in Hollywood history, it’s with Warner’s latest, confounding attempt to springboard their DC Comics characters into Marvel-sized box-office behemoths. This time it’s not Batman and Superman doing battle, but rather the villains of SUICIDE SQUAD (**, 123 mins., PG-13), a film that resembles Marvel’s “Avengers” less than it does a Warner August flop from years gone by: their ill-fated 1998 adaptation of TV’s “The Avengers,” which showed as many signs of post-production tinkering as this picture does.
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Film Score Friday 8/5/16
Posted By Scott Bettencourt 8/4/2016 - 9:00 PM
Intrada plans to release one new CD next week.


The latest CD from Kritzerland pairs the first-ever release of Maurice Leroux's score for the classic short film THE RED BALLOON, which won the Oscar for Original Screenplay, with the score for Red Balloon director Albert Lamorisse's first feature LE VOYAGE EN BALLON, by Jean Prodromides.

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Aisle Seat 8-2: August Arrival Edition
Posted By Andy Dursin 8/1/2016 - 9:00 PM
Twilight Time’s mid-summer offerings are highlighted by a delirious Busby Berkeley musical – the 1943 20th Century Fox extravaganza THE GANG’S ALL HERE (103 mins.) – that marked the director/choreographer’s first foray into the glory of Technicolor. The result is one of the more outlandish genre excursions one could anticipate, made all the more enthralling by the film’s first HD presentation in TT’s Limited Edition Blu-Ray.
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Film Score Friday 7/29/16
Posted By Scott Bettencourt 7/28/2016 - 9:00 PM
The latest release from Intrada is a two-disc set of the 1990 Chuck Norris action sequel DELTA FORCE 2, with music by Frederic Talgorn (Fortress, Robot Jox, The Temp), featuring both the complete score as well as the original soundtrack sequencing, which divided the score into orchestral and electronic suites.


For those who feel the Friday columns have not had enough random film music lists lately, please scroll to the bottom of this page.

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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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