Matt C

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  1. An orchestra for $99!

    You can now hire L.A. session musicians (20 musicians) for $469 per 7-minute session. No indication whether the L.A. option is a buyout.
  2. What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)

    Dawn of the Dead (1978) Another day, another overrated Romero zombie flick. Do horror buffs give this a pass due to the gore? That's the most impressive aspect of this film. Like with Night, Dawn is glacial but has a slightly better cast and better production values. Goblin and Dario Argento's score makes the film rather comical in parts, which I'm not sure is intentional. Romero may have birthed the zombie movie genre, but his movies left a lot to be desired.
  3. What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)

    Night of the Living Dead Again, for a horror classic, it's amateurish and drags in places. Judith O'Dea is fucking terrible as Barbra (as is most of the cast), while Duane Jones is pretty good. The late George Romero occasionally conjures up some unsettling scenes (mainly due to the B&W cinematography), but the camerawork and editing is pedestrian at best. Some parts are laugh-out-loud funny, like the supposedly horrific scene of an undead Karen stabbing her mother to death.
  4. Well, you have to be open-minded about some films... I have to say, Emily Blunt can carve out a second job in voice acting if she wants to. -- Kids -- Wow. Some aspects are pretty shocking (especially back in 1995), but it's crudely scripted, acted, and put together. The dialogue isn't meaningful or memorable, just teenagers cussing, acting up and mostly talking about sex. Leo Fitzpatrick's character is despicable, and yet it's hilarious how his character manages to devirginize all these girls. Chloe Sevigny and Rosario Dawson are the bright spots in this ugly, nihilistic film.
  5. My Little Pony Considering that the show has a rabid "Brony" fanbase in addition to little girls -- and didn't do anything for me -- the movie is more of the same. It's the new characters (voiced by an all-star cast) that make the film bearable. Fans will love the movie. Everyone else won't.
  6. Danny Elfman's JUSTICE LEAGUE (2017)

    The crew credits have been updated for JL (not my pic BTW).
  7. Blade Runner 2049

    The length and pacing of Blade Runner 2049 is partially what crippled it. Villeneuve could've trimmed 10-20 minutes from the film to give it more momentum without making the plot more confusing. And the massive budget is another thing. Surely the company could've produced the film for $100M with the same cast (or with Gosling and Ford) and director, but made the story less lengthy. And lastly, it's a pure auteur film. Sometimes an auteur film made by a major studio clicks commercially (like Dunkirk), but for something as ambitious as BR2049, some of the younger audience is turned off by the length and pacing.
  8. Danny Elfman's JUSTICE LEAGUE (2017)

    "Justice League" CD pre-order on Amazon Ships December 8.
  9. Danny Elfman's JUSTICE LEAGUE (2017)

    EDIT: Double post
  10. Blade Runner: The Final Cut -- The atmosphere, production design, music, and editing really come together as a hypnotic and intoxicating experience. The themes presented are woven deeply into the script and there's something new to discover with each viewing. Acting is pretty solid overall, although Sean Young still comes off pretty stiff and the action scenes are nothing to write home about. Still, it's no wonder it became a cult classic. Blade Runner 2049 -- Still processing and thinking about it. To Dennis Villeneuve's credit, he does not copy the structure of the first film nor make it too visually similar to the original. There are a few callbacks, but production designer Dennis Gassner and DP Roger Deakins smartly go their own way. Despite Harrison Ford getting second billing, this is Ryan Gosling's show all the way through (Deckard is more of a supporting character). The film expands upon the themes from the original while presenting new ones to the forefront. Gosling is fantastic here, as is Ford, with an impressive supporting cast (especially Mackenzie Davis and Dave Bautista). However, the pacing is even slower than the original and the pacing could've been tightened in a few places. But the biggest failing of the film is Benjamin Wallfisch and Hans Zimmer's score, which is wildly intrusive in places, overmixed in the film, and lacks the grace and subtlety of Vangelis' original score (one cue is used near the end of the film). I would love to hear Jóhann Jóhannsson's rejected score for this.
  11. Big thumbs down on the music. It was horribly intrusive and way overmixed in the film. Vangelis' original score was a thing of beauty, and it was a damn shame Jóhann Jóhannsson was forced off this film. He would've made the film even better.
  12. The Official Debbie Wiseman Thread!

    Wiseman is now a member of the Academy Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. Very happy to see her get some international recognition!
  13. For all her dastardly schemes and testing her henchmen's loyalties, Poppy just wasn't threatening. (That opening bit with the meat grinder came close but no cigar.) Moore played it too sweet and quirky, she needed a bit of her ice queen villainy from Seventh Son. It also didn't help that she had guys and robot dogs doing her dirty work.
  14. Danny Elfman's JUSTICE LEAGUE (2017)

    I'm certain we'll get one, probably two editions if we're lucky. That was actually Snyder's. WB invited bloggers to the set when that scene was shot.
  15. Danny Elfman's JUSTICE LEAGUE (2017)

    Absolutely! Another editor was brought on when Snyder stepped away (Richard Pearson), so it should be interesting how cohesive it flows. The added scenes in the newer trailer don't feel like Whedon (like Alfred's crack about "explosive wind-up penguins").