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Our good friends at La-La Land Records, have just released two new limited edition scores. The first of which is Speed 2: Cruise Control.

This is the premiere release of composer Mark Mancina’s powerhouse score to the 1997 Twentieth Century Fox feature film Speed 2: Cruise Control, starring Sandra Bullock, Jason Patric and Willem Dafoe, directed by Jan De Bont. Orchestra and electronics combine in spectacular Mancina fashion, resulting in a full-throttle score that skillfully revisits the composer’s classic Speed score, while also spinning off from it in exhilarating new directions. Produced by Nick Redman and Mike Matessino, and digitally edited and mastered by Mike Matessino and Neil S. Bulk, this dynamic album presentation includes a notable amount of music that wasn’t used in the film (due to the picture’s ever-changing edits right up to its release date). More than 70 minutes of pure adrenaline! Exclusive, in-depth liner notes by Daniel Schweiger, feature new comments from the composer. This is a limited edition of 3000 units, so act fast and buy your copy today!

To celebrate La-La Land’s release of Speed 2: Cruise Control, they’re also offering Mark Mancina’s classic Bad Boys Limited Edition score at a special sale price of only $14.98. But, this is a limited time offer so get it while you can.

Next up is the remastered and expanded release of composer Jerry Goldsmith’s powerful orchestral score to the 1997 Twentieth Century Fox feature film The Edge, starring Anthony Hopkins, Alec Baldwin and Bart The Bear, directed by Lee Tamahori. Considered by many to be one of Jerry Goldsmith’s last great scores, his music to The Edge is at once thrilling, thoughtful and breathtakingly beautiful. Managing to not only convey the film’s majestic backdrop, but also it’s complex struggles of Man vs. Beast, Man vs. Nature and Man vs. Man. Produced by Nick Redman, Mike Matessino, and Didier C. Deutsch, this expanded presentation of The Edge features more than 65 minutes of pure Goldsmith, including bonus tracks, and a CD booklet containing exclusive liner notes by Jeff Bond. This is a limited edition of 3500 units, so act fast and buy your copy today!

NEW RELEASE SPECIAL: Order Speed 2: Cruise Control now and get The Edge at a special sale price of only $14.98. When ordering Speed 2, you will be asked at checkout if you wish to get The Edge at the sale price. This is a limited time offer, so be sure to act fast!


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“It’s Complicated”
a review by Darby O’Gill

There’s nothing complicated about it; Nancy Meyers has once again delivered a hit! It’s Complicated is great! The story may not be new, but the way it’s told is. Meyers has written a script that Hollywood would love to make with a 20 or 30 something cast, but she didn’t write it for them. No, she wrote it for a cast in their 60’s, and I for one am really glad that she did.

In It’s Complicated, we follow the story of Jane, played by Meryl Streep, a woman that finds herself in her 60’s and single. Her ex-husband of many years, Jake, played by Alec Bladwin, has remarried; in fact he has married the younger woman he was having an affair with while with Jane. Thanks to their three kids, Jane and Jake have managed to keep a civil relationship with each other despite their divorce. But, when the family travels to New York, for one of their daughter’s college graduation, the unthinkable happens. Jane and Jack hook-up after a late night of drinking, and Jane now finds herself being her ex-husband’s mistress. If now being the other woman to the woman who broke up your marriage didn’t complicate things enough for poor Jane, she suddenly finds herself sparking up a budding relationship with her architect Adam, played by Steve Martin. John Krasinski gives a nice performance as the son-in-law that knows about Jane and Jack’s secret relationship, and is tortured by keeping it just that, a secret.

I really enjoyed this film. I don’t know if it was the mood I was in, or if it’s just Nancy Meyers’ refreshing spin on things. The really nice thing is that there are no tacky jokes about age. If anyone other than Meyers had written this story it would be full of “at my age” jokes. Like I said, the movie really could have been made with a cast of thirty year olds, but there is something great about the fact that it’s not. Now, don’t get me wrong. There are jokes about being older, but the nice thing is that they don’t rely on it like most films would. The cast, as you would expect, is fantastic! The pacing is pitch perfect. And if nothing else, Nancy Meyers has once again proved that she truly is the queen of romantic comedies.

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