CassaFire by Alex J. Cavanaugh

CassaFire
by Alex J. Cavanaugh

CassaStar was just the beginning…...

The Vindicarn War is a distant memory and Byron's days of piloting Cosbolt fighters are over. He has kept the promise he made to his fallen mentor and friend - to probe space on an exploration vessel. Shuttle work is dull, but it's a free and solitary existence. The senior officer is content with his life aboard the Rennather.

The detection of alien ruins sends the exploration ship to the distant planet of Tgren. If their scientists can decipher the language, they can unlock the secrets of this device. Is it a key to the Tgren's civilization or a weapon of unimaginable power? Tensions mount as their new allies are suspicious of the Cassan's technology and strange mental abilities. 

To complicate matters, the Tgrens are showing signs of mental powers themselves; the strongest of which belongs to a pilot named Athee, a woman whose skills rival Byron's unique abilities. Forced to train her mind and further develop her flying aptitude, he finds his patience strained. Add a reluctant friendship with a young scientist, and he feels invaded on every level. All Byron wanted was his privacy…

Available Today!
Science fiction - space opera/adventure
Print ISBN 978-0-9827139-4-5, $15.95, 6x9 Trade paperback, 240 pages
EBook ISBN 978-0-9827139-6-9, $4.99, available in all formats

CassaFire is the sequel to Cavanaugh's first book, CassaStar, an Amazon Top Ten Best Seller:
'calls to mind the youthful focus of Robert Heinlein's early military sf, as well as the excitement of space opera epitomized by the many Star Wars novels. Fast-paced military action and a youthful protagonist make this a good choice for both young adult and adult fans of space wars.' - Library Journal

You can visit the author's site at http://alexjcavanaugh.blogspot.com/


Okay if you make it to this part that I am helping my good... great friend Alex, but maybe you didn't read my interview last year [CLICK HERE].
-Jeremy [Two Thumbs]

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Being Flynn [2012] - Badly Drawn Boy

Being Flynn [2012]
Available: Digital February 28th, 2012 and CD March 20th
Released By: Lakeshore Records
Composer: Badly Drawn Boy



Salmon Fishing In The Yemen [2012] - Dario Marianelli

Salmon Fishing In The Yemen [2012]
Available: Digital February 28th, 2012 and CD March 20th
Released By: Lakeshore Records
Composer: Dario Marianelli



There Be Dragons [2012] - Robert Folk

There Be Dragons [2012]
Available: February 13th
Released By: Varese Sarabande
Composer: Robert Folk



Dawn Of The Dragonslayer [2012] - Panu Aaltio

Dawn Of The Dragonslayer [2011] [500 Units]
Available: February 21, 2012 [CD]
Released By: MovieScore Media
Composer: Panu Aaltio


Panu Aaltio's score for The Home of Dark Butterflies, released on CD by MovieScore Media in 2009, received a lot of acclaim from fans and critics alike. The Finnish composer is now back with an impressive score that showcases another side of his musical vocabulary: this is a big, epic, majestic, exciting and powerful adventure score where an outstanding thematic approach to the heroic aspects of the story forms the backbone of the score.

Also known as Paladin, Dawn of the Dragonslayer is a fantasy epic that is released on DVD in UK on February 13, co-coinciding with our soundtrack album release. There is some truly ear-shattering, 'on-the-edge-of-your-seat' action scoring in Aaltio's score, but it's probably the driving and up-beat heroic themes that will make this score very popular among fans of big and epic film music. Enjoy!

First edition of the CD is limited to 500 copies.

Track titles:
01 Paladin's Theme (Search for the Dragon)
02 You're Doing it All Wrong
03 A Paladin's Journey   
04 The Dragon Kills   
05 In Training   
06 Will and Kate  
07 Dragon at the Castle 
08 The Search for Kate 
09 The Dragon Lurking 
10 Forbidden Love  
11 The Battle   
12 Alone in the Cold  
13 Rise of a Paladin  
14 The Duel and the Dragon  
15 A Triumphant Return (Suite from Dawn of the Dragonslayer)

Okay I am digging this score Panu Aaltio is virtually new onto the new composer scene, this doesn't mean this isn't an amazing score... it is amazing. It's got style and grace which will bring you whisking you to a time of dragons that is scattered in a epic fantasy. Aaltio really holds his own and finds himself welcomed and accepted into the league of other great composers. Those who don't agree with me, look behind you there is a dragon... and you without a sword, how sad for you.

 -Jeremy [Two Thumbs]

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Music Of John Williams: The Definitive Collection

Music Of John Williams: The Definitive Collection
Available: February 21, 2012 [USA - Amazon Exclusive]
Released By: Silva Screen Music
Composer: The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra


Riddick - Coming Soon!

Cast: Vin Diesel, Karl Urban, Jordi Mollà, Matt Nable, Katee Sackhoff, Bokeem Woodbine, Dave Bautista, Conrad Pla, Raoul Trujillo, Nolan Funk, Keri Hilson

Riddick, the latest chapter of the groundbreaking saga that began with 2000's hit sci-fi film Pitch Black and 2004's The Chronicles of Riddick reunites writer/director David Twohy (A Perfect Getaway, The Fugitive) and star Vin Diesel (the Fast and Furious franchise, xXx). Diesel reprises his role as the antihero Riddick, a dangerous, escaped convict wanted by every bounty hunter in the known galaxy.

The infamous Riddick has been left for dead on a sun-scorched planet that appears to be lifeless. Soon, however, he finds himself fighting for survival against alien predators more lethal than any human he's encountered. The only way off is for Riddick to activate an emergency beacon and alert mercenaries who rapidly descend to the planet in search of their bounty.

The first ship to arrive carries a new breed of merc, more lethal and violent, while the second is captained by a man whose pursuit of Riddick is more personal. With time running out and a storm on the horizon that no one could survive, his hunters won't leave the planet without Riddick's head as their trophy.

-Jeremy [Two Thumbs]

Planet Of The Apes: Limited Edition (3-CD SET) - Danny Elfman

Planet Of The Apes: Limited Edition (3-CD SET)
3500 UNITS

La-La Land Records, 20th Century Fox and Sony Music present the remastered and expanded version of acclaimed composer Danny Elfman's (BATMAN, BATMAN RETURNS, MARS ATTACKS!, WANTED, ALICE IN WONDERLAND) thunderous original score to Twentieth Century Fox's 2001 blockbuster sci-fi adventure PLANET OF THE APES, starring Mark Wahlberg, Tim Roth, Helena Bonham Carter and Michael Clarke Duncan, and directed by Tim Burton. The now legendary pairing of director Tim Burton and Danny Elfman again yields an immensely creative and complex film score that melds orchestra, percussion and electronics to enrich the film's subtext and characters, all the while propelling its large-scale action. Featuring OVER 212 MINUTES of music, this comprehensive 3-CD SET set is the definitive release of Elfman's APES score-Discs One and Two contain the film version of the score, with source cues and alternates, while Disc Three features the original 2001 soundtrack album assembly, including the RULE THE PLANET remix by Paul Oakenfold. Produced by Nick Redman, restored by Mike Matessino and edited and mastered by Daniel Hersch at d2 Mastering, this significantly expanded limited edition release of 3500 units also features exclusive liner notes by film music writer Jeff Bond.

Black Gold [2012] - James Horner

Black Gold
Available: February 13th
Released By: Varese Sarabande
Composer: James Horner



Three Stooges at the Races...

It's Coming Up Fast.
Sean Hayes, Chris Diamantopoulos, and Will Sasso -- starring as Larry, Moe & Curly – in the all new The Three Stooges movie from Twentieth Century Fox, will start the action by delivering the green flag at the Daytona 500, NASCAR’s most prestigious race, on Sunday, February 26th (FOX, 1 p.m. ET).

As Grand Marshals, co-stars from  the new Three Stooges movie  Jane Lynch and Kate Upton will deliver the four most famous words in motorsports – “Drivers, start your engines.” 

Fans can stay connected with Daytona International Speedway on Facebook (www.facebook.com/DaytonaInternationalSpeedway) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/disupdates) and fans can also follow NASCAR (@NASCAR) and hashtags #NASCAR and #DAYTONA500.
Visit www.threestooges.com and Facebook (www.facebook.com/thethreestooges) for all the latest Three Stooges movie news.

In The Three Stooges, which hits theaters everywhere April 13, 2012, newborns Larry, Moe and Curly are left on the doorstep of an orphanage run by nuns.  The boys grow up finger-poking, nyuk-nyuk-nyuking and woo-woo-wooing their way to uncharted levels of knuckleheaded misadventure.  Out to save their childhood home, only The Three Stooges could become embroiled in an oddball murder plot…while stumbling into starring in a phenomenally successful TV reality show. 

-Jeremy [Two Thumbs]

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Gone [2012] - David Buckley

Gone [2012]
Available: Digital February 21st and CD March 20th
Released By: Lakeshore Records
Composer: David Buckley




The Woman In Black [2012] - Marco Beltrami

The Woman In Black [2012]
Available: February 6 Digital, 27th March 2012 - CD
Released By: Silva Screen Music
Composer: Marco Beltrami



Doctor Who [2Cd] Series 6 [2012]

Doctor Who [2Cd] Series 6 [2012]
Available: February 28, 2012
Released By: Silva Screen Music
Composer: Murray Gold



Chillerama [2012] - I Was A Teenage Werebear

Chillerama [2012] - I Was A Teenage Werebear
Available: February 24, 2012
Released By: BuySoundtrax Records
Featuring Original Songs By PsychoCharger, Briana Nadeau, Bobby Vinton and Robert Vinton,
With Score by Patrick Copeland

Rampart [2012] - Dickon Hinchliffe

Rampart [2012]
Available: Digital on January 24th, 2012 and CD February 14th
Released By: Lakeshore Records
Music: Various Artists/Score by: Dickon Hinchliffe



Sneak Peek: Resident Evil: Retribution, September 14, 2012


The wildly successful film franchise adaptation that has grossed nearly $700 million worldwide to the  popular video game series, Resident Evil, returns in its highly anticipated fifth installment, RESIDENT EVIL: RETRIBUTION in state-of-the art 3D.

The Umbrella Corporation’s deadly T-virus continues to ravage the Earth, transforming the global population into legions of the flesh eating Undead. The human race’s last and only hope, ALICE (Milla Jovovich), awakens in the heart of Umbrella's most clandestine operations facility and unveils more of her mysterious past as she delves further into the complex. Without a safe haven, Alice continues to hunt those responsible for the outbreak; a chase that takes her from Tokyo to New York, Washington, D.C. and Moscow, culminating in a mind-blowing revelation that will force her to rethink everything that she once thought to be true. Aided by newfound allies and familiar friends, Alice must fight to survive long enough to escape a hostile world on the brink of oblivion. The countdown has begun. 

And CLICK HERE: for more behind the scenes...

-Jeremy [Two Thumbs]

The Woman In Black - Art I Made

The Woman In Black - February 3rd, 2012

Are you Afraid, you SHOULD...
In this supernatural thriller, Arthur Kipps (Daniel Radcliffe), a widowed lawyer whose grief has put his career in jeopardy, is sent to a remote village to sort out the affairs of a recently deceased eccentric. But upon his arrival, it soon becomes clear that everyone in the town is keeping a deadly secret. Although the townspeople try to keep Kipps from learning their tragic history, he soon discovers that the house belonging to his client is haunted by the ghost of a woman who is determined to find someone and something she lost…and no one, not even the children, are safe from her vengeance.
 

 
By far one of the creepiest films in the new year, Radcliffe brings life to story of fear... as we will watch him throw away any relation to his Potter days.
-Jeremy [Two Thumbs]

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