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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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Aisle Seat 6-28: Movies! Olive & Twilight Time
Posted By Andy Dursin 6/27/2016 - 9:00 PM
James Wan’s arguably even more confident follow-up to his 2013 horror smash, THE CONJURING 2 (***½) isn’t just a superior sequel: it’s one of the creepiest, and all around most-satisfying, supernatural thrillers since the original “Poltergeist.” Bucking the trend of disastrous horror follow-ups like “The Exorcist II” and “Poltergeist III,” Wan here tackles the controversial “Enfield Haunting” of the 1970s, wherein a working class British family was allegedly attacked by a poltergeist, garnering worldwide media attention in the process.
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Film Score Friday 6/24/16
Posted By Scott Bettencourt 6/23/2016 - 9:00 PM
This week's new release from La-La Land is FAMILY GUY: MOVEMENT 1, a collection of score cues from the first four seasons of the long-running animated series, composed by Ron Jones (Star Trek: The Next Generation) and Walter Murphy (Ted). Jones and Murphy both received multiple Emmy nominations for their work on the show, and Murphy won for one of its songs.


Intrada plans to release one new CD next week. 

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June FSMO Is Live!
Posted By Tim Curran 6/22/2016 - 2:00 AM
The June edition of FSM ONLINE is now live. This month's cover story is an in-depth look at the DC television universe with BLAKE NEELY, who is currently scoring ARROW, THE FLASH, SUPERGIRL and LEGENDS OF TOMORROW. Also this issue is an interview with ALEX HEFFES about The History Channel's new adaptation of ROOTS; BRIAN TYLER has nothing up his sleeve for NOW YOU SEE ME 2; the conclusion of our extensive report on the TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL; a concert review of HANS ZIMMER LIVE ON TOUR; the third part of Gold Rush's retrospective on the life and times of DIMITRI TIOMKIN; a Score Restore of THE PANIC IN NEEDLE PARK by NED ROREM; Cary Wong wades through a plethora of sequels, prequels and reboots; SCOTT GLASGOW chats THE CURSE OF THE SLEEPING BEAUTY; more embedded audio clips, and more.

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Aisle Seat 6-21: Summer Arrival Edition
Posted By Andy Dursin 6/20/2016 - 9:00 PM
June is typically a big month for home video releases – especially TV on Video anthologies, where CBS has repackaged both STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES (1966-69, aprx. 69 hours) and STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION (1987-94, aprx. 135 hours) in deluxe, complete-series Blu-Ray sets.
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Film Score Friday 6/17/16
Posted By Scott Bettencourt 6/16/2016 - 9:00 PM
Intrada's one new release this week is a remastered edition of an earlier Special Collection release, Henry Mancini's typically charming score for the smash hit 1976 comedy-thriller SILVER STREAK. Because of damage to the original tapes, Intrada' s original Silver Streak was a mixture of stereo and mono cues, but thanks to advances in restoration, their new edition presents the score entirely in stereo. 
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