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Matt C last won the day on September 26 2013

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  1. Remake time... Dumbo (2019) - Actually surprised with this film. I didn't care for the original film, but Burton smartly crafts a better framework and expanded story. I don't think some of his decisions work (namely the B-plot that mirrors Disney's buyout of 20th Century Fox), but it engaged me. (Although Michael Keaton and Danny DeVito were wasted here.) The titular elephant was convincingly rendered and adorable. It's one of Disney's live-action remakes that stands on its own without copying the animated film beat by beat. Elfman's score is another Burton staple, but only really soars (pun intended) when Dumbo takes off. Pet Sematary (2019) - It's rushed and Jason Clarke is miscast as the lead character, although Amy Seimetz is wonderful as Rachel Creed. The major changes to the story (especially the ending) doesn't change the tone or themes of King's novel, although the new ending comes off like a typical horror movie rather than something tragic. That said, the directors deserve credit for doing something different and not copying Mary Lambert's movie. Christopher Young's score is yet another Sinister-type soundscape horror score, I was hoping for something like The Uninvited / The Grudge.
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    What Is The Last Score You Listened To?

    The Shadow - Jerry Goldsmith It's undeniably a Goldsmith score through and through, but you can tell the director wanted it in the vein of Danny Elfman's Batman and Dick Tracy, like in the slower brass and woodwind sections. Great theme too.
  3. If the Skywalker score is as focused and energetic as The Force Awakens, it will be a great capper to Williams' work on the films.
  4. I liked the teaser. Definitely a tease for the main trailer next fall -- I expect we'll get a better glimpse of the storyline and the new characters then. Palpatine's return is definitely intriguing. The Rise of Skywalker is cryptic, but I wish Abrams had gone for a singular word to signify the finale's significance. You know, like Avengers: Endgame.
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    The Lion King (Jon Favreau)

    This is a freaking animated movie. You don't have to be PC when casting for animation, you get the right actor with the voice you're looking for (and not what their skin color is). Irons and Jones' banter in the original animated film was one of the highlights, why not keep that for the remake? They brought back Jones and Zimmer, it wouldn't have cost much for them to bring back Irons and have Ejiofor play a new character.
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    The Lion King (Jon Favreau)

    Nope, Disney and Jon Favreau didn't ask him back. https://www.digitalspy.com/movies/a849114/the-lion-king-jeremy-irons-grumbles-disney-live-action-remake/ A missed opportunity.
  7. I wasn't the one who claimed B&R regurgitated BF's score, that was someone else.
  8. It does have a better score than all three Nolan films combined...
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    What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)

    Oh come on, part of the appeal of shows like "Game of Thrones" is the gratuitous sex and nudity. It's not like the actors aren't made aware about the nude scenes before they sign on.
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    What Is The Last Score You Listened To?

    Alien -- Jerry Goldsmith I'm actually surprised this wasn't nominated for Best Original Score, because as a whole it's impressive. Even though it was cut to pieces and replaced with temp in some scenes, Goldsmith really crafted a score that elevated the movie. The alternate cues Goldsmith composed for the main and end titles have this dark beauty to them, while the film version utilized the creepier and more 'alien' aspect of the film. But the brass runs in cues like "Parker's Death" and "The Shaft" are impressive, and he truly outdid himself with conveying the atmosphere and terror of the story so well. I miss Jerry.
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    DC Cinematic Universe Thread

    I like Dwayne Johnson, but I want a Shazam! sequel first.
  12. Gertie is pretty cute. Elle looked pretty good back in the 1990s. Anne Hathaway would be right at home in a Schumacher Batman film with Silverstone, Thurman, and Kidman. She has that mischievous girl next door quality. In her own Gallic way.
  13. B&R would've been so much more enjoyable if they added the "ZAP"s and "POW!"s to the fight scenes. That said, it's a guilty pleasure of mine. And let's face it, Alicia Silverstone and Uma Thurman were far better eye candy than Katie Holmes, Maggie Gyllenhaal or Marion Cotillard were.
  14. It's interesting how John Glover gets cast in a lot of DC properties as a villain/villain's parents. First it was Batman & Robin as Dr. Jason Woodrue, then the voice of the Riddler in the "Superman/Batman" animated series, then Lex's father in "Smallville" and then Sivana's domineering father in Shazam!
  15. Bumblebee It's actually refreshing to see a Transformers movie where we like the human leads -- and that's due to Hailee Steinfeld and a terrific supporting cast (especially John Cena and Pamela Adlon). Steinfeld, director Travis Knight and the VFX artists work to sell the improbable friendship between her character and the titular robot character. At times it doesn't feel like a big studio film, but a slice-of-life indie. And thanks to writer Christina Hodson, we're not forced-fed expositional dialogue like in the Bayformer movies, but shown in a smooth and organic fashion. Of course, being a Transformers movie, there is the obligatory robot-on-robot action but it's coherently staged and edited. And it serves the story, rather than the other way around. I really enjoyed this.
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