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Listen To The First Sample Of Henry Jackman’s ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ Soundtrack
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Captain America: The Winter Soldier

One of the highlights of 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger was the rousing and adventurous orchestral score composed by the great Alan Silvestri (Back to the Future, Predator). It had plenty of brassy, militaristic swagger but also managed to hit a few emotional sweet spots. Whether listened to on its own or enjoyed with the rest of the movie, Silvestri’s music just flat-out worked.

Thus I couldn’t help but be a little disappointed when it was announced that Silvestri — who also did a bang-up job scoring last year’s Marvel mega-blockbuster The Avengers — would not be returning to provide the musical accompaniment for the Sentinel of Liberty’s super sequel Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Instead, the task was handed over to Henry Jackman, who has proven his worth in recent years with terrific scores for Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class, Wreck-It Ralph, and most recently This is the End.

Now, Marvel Studios posted a brief snippet of Jackman’s score for Winter Soldier — you can listen to the music sample here below.

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Disney In Depth: Blu-ray Review: Wreck-It Ralph
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Wreck-It Ralph Blu-ray cover

Wreck-It Ralph
4-Disc 3D/Blu-ray/DVD/Digital l 2-Disc Blu-ray/DVD l DVD
Directed by Rich Moore
Starring John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Alan Tudyk, Mindy Kaling, Ed O’Neill, Dennis Haysbert
Walt Disney Pictures
Release Date: March 5, 2013

Get your head in the game. Disney’s best video game is not one you can play, but rather one you watch, as Wreck-It Ralph jazzes up the screen with pure fun and affection. Now the giant hit movie arrives on Blu-ray shelves. Press start for this Disney In Depth Blu-ray review of Wreck-It Ralph.

The bad guy doesn’t want to be a bad guy. Have we seen this plot before? Maybe to some respect, but Ralph takes this concept to a most pioneering level where puns and references a plenty do not interfere with sophisticated storytelling. Supposedly-villainous Ralph just wants some appreciation, so he ventures outside his ’80s-era game to prove his worth. He attains that value via unexpected means, meets some crazy folks along the way, and realizes his potential in who he has always been.

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