The SoundCast

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Talking all things film, tv, and video game soundtracks. Soundtrack news, reviews, composer interviews.

With the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker on home video, we release our bonus discussion of the highly polarizing film. In this hour-long, bonus episode, you will hear some deep "foilers" (film spoilers) and a bit more spoiler-score discussion (scoilers) that is sure to console you or enrage you. This was originally recorded shortly after the film's feature release and so you will hear a lot of opinion and speculation that has since been addressed in the film's novelization. Whether you loved the film, hated it, or fall somewhere in between, please enjoy Kristen, Erik, Dane and …

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