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It’s back… but should it be?

Imagine a synth score. Imagine it’s well documented which machines were used to create it. Imagine a sequel with more synths and still plenty of info about the devices used. Then imagine a few more sequels, but this time they are largely orchestral (though possibly sampled). Finally, imagine someone with a wholly different set of synths performing various cues taken from across the franchise. Welcome to London Music Works’ “Music from the Terminator Movies“.

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Save the dinos!

Oh the irony! “Jurassic World: Primal Ops” is soon to be extinct. It’s a mobile game and if you want to play it you had better be quick, as it will be discontinued in about a month from now. In the game you travel across North America saving dinosaurs. Having seen several documentaries such as “Jurassic Park” and “Jurassic World“, rescuing dinosaurs does not sound like a sensible idea to me, but what do I know?! I’m no mad scientist.

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Uh oh, Pinocchio

Disney revisits “Pinocchio” with Robert Zemeckis at the helm and Alan Silvestri providing the score. It’s a recipe for greatness; and yet reviews across the board are negative calling the movie soulless, an awkward combination of reality and CGI and, reading between the lines, an unnecessary remake. When mentioned, the music seems to garner some faint praise for being ‘familiar’ and ‘cozy’.

Alan Silvestri got me hooked on filmmusic and I’ve been a massive fan of his for over thirty years. For me, “Pinocchio” was one of the most eagerly anticipated filmscores this year. And boy does it hurt me to say it doesn’t live up to expectations.

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