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Independence Day: Resurgence  Sadly David Arnold does not return from the first film to conutine scoring duties on this 20 year in the wai sequel. Instead we get Thomas Wander and Harold Kloser taking over. And if anything they...
 
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Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice Soundtrack Review
Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice Soundtrack Review
Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice Soundtrack Review

Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice Soundtrack Review

There hasn’t been many subtle things about Hans Zimmer’s work in recent years. Chart back to the trailer blazing and blaring notes from inception, and then his recent fad for Taiko drums and it’s all be a thunderous headache of...
 

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Soundtrack Review Round-up
Soundtrack Review Round-up
Soundtrack Review Round-up

Soundtrack Review Round-up

Concussion Composer: James Newton Howard Very steady is the work of James Newton Howard, and rarely does he ever slip up, and Concussion is no exception to that rule. But he is veering into Thomas Newman early on here with a li...
 
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John Williams Conducts John Williams: The Star Wars Trilogy – CD Review
John Williams Conducts John Williams: The Star Wars Trilogy – CD Review
John Williams Conducts John Williams: The Star Wars Trilogy – CD Review

John Williams Conducts John Williams: The Star Wars Trilogy – CD Review

Sony Classical originally released this album in 1990, and now twenty-five years later, it has crash landed again in the outer rim, and Filmwerk are here to review it, perhaps for a whole new generation of listeners. Firstly, a...
 

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Soundtrack Review Round Up
Soundtrack Review Round Up
Soundtrack Review Round Up

Soundtrack Review Round Up

Pan Soundtrack Review Composer: John Powell   Pan may have been “panned” upon its release (and if our review is anything to go by: it bloody well deserved it) – but let us shed some light on an area of the film that is per...
 
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The Gift Soundtrack Review
The Gift Soundtrack Review
The Gift Soundtrack Review

The Gift Soundtrack Review

The score for Joel Edgerton’s effective thriller The Gift is as understated and sly as the characters within the film itself. Dany Bensi and Saunder Jurriaans have created a moody and atmospheric score that broods throughout co...
 

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Slow West Soundtrack Review
Slow West Soundtrack Review
Slow West Soundtrack Review

Slow West Soundtrack Review

Slow West is soundtrack of 25 songs but only 16 actual songs and the rest a mixture of sound bites from the film that connect to an actual song that will follow after. Easy to listen to musical and made with creativity for how ...
 
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Southpaw Soundtrack Review
Southpaw Soundtrack Review
Southpaw Soundtrack Review

Southpaw Soundtrack Review

Composer: James Horner The late James Horner has got quite a CV to his name, composing the scores for Braveheart, Aliens and Titanic to name a few. But, with the final score he wrote, he takes a departure from his usual motif t...
 

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The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Soundtrack Review
The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Soundtrack Review
The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Soundtrack Review

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Soundtrack Review

Anyone familiar with the likes of the Ipcress File, the funk times and bizarre travels of the 60’s are likely to run with the feel of this one. Daniel Permberton delivers a jazzed up score that delivers a strong flavour of the ...
 
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Fantastic 4 Soundtrack Review
Fantastic 4 Soundtrack Review
Fantastic 4 Soundtrack Review

Fantastic 4 Soundtrack Review

We now come to the reboot (and looking very much like a re-imagining of the Fantastic Four franchise) – and it’s a double teaming of composers Marco Beltrami and Philip Glass we get for this one. You can’t help but feel that th...
 

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Mad Max: Fury Road Soundtrack Review
Mad Max: Fury Road Soundtrack Review
Mad Max: Fury Road Soundtrack Review

Mad Max: Fury Road Soundtrack Review

With George Miller’s critically acclaimed fourth Mad Max instalment now disappeared from theatres around the country; we have the soundtrack album in for review. In truth, we’ve had the review disc in for a while now, but as ca...
 
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Game Of Thrones Season 5 Soundtrack Review
Game Of Thrones Season 5 Soundtrack Review
Game Of Thrones Season 5 Soundtrack Review

Game Of Thrones Season 5 Soundtrack Review

Game of thrones came upon us again for a fifth time this year, and for a fifth time composer Ramin Djawadi has delivered superior results for a superior show. The show itself has is in a place where story lines barley have char...
 

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Soundtrack Review Round Up
Soundtrack Review Round Up
Soundtrack Review Round Up

Soundtrack Review Round Up

Woman in Gold Is a well crafted and beautifully arranged soundtrack that has the typical characteristics of Hans Zimmer, flexing a mixture of grand orchestral pieces, diving and in to dark and dramatic elements with Fleeing Vie...
 
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The Sound Of Music 50th Anniversary Soundtrack Review
The Sound Of Music 50th Anniversary Soundtrack Review
The Sound Of Music 50th Anniversary Soundtrack Review

The Sound Of Music 50th Anniversary Soundtrack Review

“The hills are alive with the sound of music”. Or so the song goes. The Sound of Music is a staple – its popularity still endures, unlike other such great classic and hugely popular Broadway musicals turned into epic features i...
 

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Soundtrack Review Round-Up
Soundtrack Review Round-Up
Soundtrack Review Round-Up

Soundtrack Review Round-Up

  The Vikings Season 3 Trevor Morris picks up where he left off and continues the good work on The Vikings. This epic 36 track CD covers the bredth of season 3. This is all largely incidental music (orchestrated). A nice b...
 
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The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Soundtrack Review
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Soundtrack Review
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Soundtrack Review

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Soundtrack Review

Thomas Newman returns for this sequel and like the first he is full of chimes, gleams, enthral and pizzazz. Newman has been scoring quite a few of these vibrant little charmers recently (See: the aforementioned first instalment...
 

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Exodus: Gods and Kings Soundtrack Review
Exodus: Gods and Kings Soundtrack Review
Exodus: Gods and Kings Soundtrack Review

Exodus: Gods and Kings Soundtrack Review

Alberto Iglesias come on board for this latest Ridley Scott epic – and it’s nice to see some good being delivered marking Iglesias as a fine choice for the subject matter. They have gone as all out as they can to support the en...
 
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The Imitation Game Soundtrack Review
The Imitation Game Soundtrack Review
The Imitation Game Soundtrack Review

The Imitation Game Soundtrack Review

Composer Alexandre Desplat is craving quite the name for himself with his mix of big and small movies he has scored. A name familiar now to awards voters, and slowly getting recognition in households. His work for The Imitation...
 

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Interstellar Soundtrack Review
Interstellar Soundtrack Review
Interstellar Soundtrack Review

Interstellar Soundtrack Review

Hans Zimmer once again teams up with Christopher Nolan for another science fiction epic, this time with wormhole exploring Interstellar. Anyone familiar with the back catalogue between these two will know about The Dark knight ...
 
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The Book Of Life Soundtrack Review
The Book Of Life Soundtrack Review
The Book Of Life Soundtrack Review

The Book Of Life Soundtrack Review

It’s mainstream anime time again and this time it’s the sounds of culture south of the border in The Book of Life. This is largely a song compilation of the soundtrack from various featured artists with film composer Gustavo Sa...
 

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Henry Mancini: The Classic Soundtrack Collection
Henry Mancini: The Classic Soundtrack Collection
Henry Mancini: The Classic Soundtrack Collection

Henry Mancini: The Classic Soundtrack Collection

Henry Mancini gets the boxset treatment with this nicely packaged 18 soundtrack set. There are 9 CDs in all – each comprising of two soundtracks each. Each CD comes in a cardboard case (Each side of the case has the appropriate...
 
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Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes Soundtrack Review
Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes Soundtrack Review
Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes Soundtrack Review

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes Soundtrack Review

Michael Giacchio steps in to have a bash and a bong on the Apes soundtrack. And there are plenty of bongs and bashes to hear on this decent foray into soundtrack work for the long running franchise. And franchise work seems to ...
 

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Game Of Thrones Season 4 Soundtrack Review
Game Of Thrones Season 4 Soundtrack Review
Game Of Thrones Season 4 Soundtrack Review

Game Of Thrones Season 4 Soundtrack Review

Ramin Djawadi is still delivering commanding work for this very hot show at the moment. Developing his work in all directions he understands how to deliver the action and drama. The music really supports the shows mystery. The ...
 
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Rio 2 Soundtrack Review
Rio 2 Soundtrack Review
Rio 2 Soundtrack Review

Rio 2 Soundtrack Review

Composer: John Powell John Powell isn’t a name worth dismissing in the realms of movie scores. He made his bones and worked his way up the food chain in the industry – and has a variety of works to his name that stand out stron...
 

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Soundtrack Review
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Soundtrack Review
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Soundtrack Review

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Soundtrack Review

Hans Zimmer seems destined to now conquer the world of superheroes. He did sterling work for Chris Nolan on the Dark Knight trilogy (The first two instalments he also invited acclaimed composer James Newton Howard aboard as co-...
 
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The Lego Movie Soundtrack Review
The Lego Movie Soundtrack Review
The Lego Movie Soundtrack Review

The Lego Movie Soundtrack Review

Mark Mothersbaugh has been scoring films since the early 90’s as well as various TV and video games (Crash Bandicoot series). He also penned the score for the Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs (which was also directed by Phil l...
 

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300: Rise of An Empire Soundtrack Review
300: Rise of An Empire Soundtrack Review
300: Rise of An Empire Soundtrack Review

300: Rise of An Empire Soundtrack Review

This is a surprisingly layered soundtrack that matches the visual style of the 300 series and offers plenty of varied themes along with the expected thundering and crashing of percussion you might expect for such a visceral fea...
 
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Robocop Soundtrack Review
Robocop Soundtrack Review
Robocop Soundtrack Review

Robocop Soundtrack Review

Whilst there is plenty to get on board with in the action department – the score misses out any of the “Theme” based glories of Robocop’s past. OK, there is also a quick revisit to Basil Poledouri’s Robocop Theme from the origi...
 

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The Monument’s Men Soundtrack Review
The Monument’s Men Soundtrack Review
The Monument’s Men Soundtrack Review

The Monument’s Men Soundtrack Review

French composer Alexandre Desplat is fast becoming one of the big boys in Hollywood with 6 nominations for score under his belt.  And whilst he has his name on some huge blockbusters liek the last two films in the Harry Potter ...
 
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August: Osage County Soundtrack Review
August: Osage County Soundtrack Review
August: Osage County Soundtrack Review

August: Osage County Soundtrack Review

Traci Lett’s play has hit the big screen and the soundtrack hits shelves featuring a mix of songs selected and score composed materials. There are plenty of “country” leanings in this compilation that will appeal to tastes depe...