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  1. It definitely won't be a retread of Jurassic Park 3, thank God. And depending on how the plot goes, it leaves room for other JP actors to appear. (Laura Dern apparently wants back in.) I agree with the FK script, it's a hot mess. But Bayona directs the daylights out of it, especially the first hour of the movie (love the opening scene!). The script could've been condensed for the second half without losing anything. But seriously, JW: FK has some terrific direction and camerawork going for it. Giacchino's score could've quoted Williams' themes at least more prominently, rather than subtly and at the end of the film. And even though the second half of the film is slow going, I love the villains' deaths. Especially the last one which is done almost verbatim from The Lost World.
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    What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)

    The Witches It's an underrated gem. Anjelica Huston is reliably delicious as the main villain, while Rowan Atkinson is delightful as the hotel manager. Nicholas Roeg manages to capture the dark humor and cynicism of Dahl's novel, even with the changed ending. That is one instance where the film's ending is preferable to the original book's. I can kinda see why Dahl was pissed with the changed ending, but you need an emotional catharsis in this instance. (Plus, Dahl's description of the witches as "all bad" comes off as sexist.) Stanley Myers' score is another underrated find. I'm surprised LaLaLand or Intrada haven't snapped the rights to this up.
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    What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)

    Feel free to skip that one. The constantly shifting aspect ratio (1.66:1 to 1.78:1 to 2.40:1) alone makes me dizzy.
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    Incredibles 2 (Brad Bird 2018)

    It wasn't as good as the first film, but it was fun and most fans should be happy. And of course, it leaves room open for Incredibles 3.
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    What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)

    Girls Trip It's not my kind of movie, and it goes off on irritating tangents sometimes. Tiffany Haddish was hysterical, but even her antics grow annoying after an hour.
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    What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)

    Bumblebee actually looks decent. Amazing what happens when you ditch Michael Bay for Laika's Travis Knight.
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    What Is The Last Score You Listened To?

    The Wind and the Lion -- Jerry Goldsmith I feel like he was channeling Rosza and Jarre here, stylistically, with the wild percussion and complex brass lines. Lots more energy and his usual energetic action writing, the Graunke players really get put through their paces here. Another one of my favorites.
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    DC Cinematic Universe Thread

    Like Keira Knightley.
  9. Hey, Ocean's 8 was a decent summer flick. Ignore the ensemble billing, it's the Bullock/Blanchett/Hathaway show with everyone else playing a supporting role.
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    What Is The Last Score You Listened To?

    If you haven't listened to "The Cape" yet, McCreary channels 1990s Elfman and Walker throughout. Nothing RCP about that score, it is pure fun and thematic. Actually surprised he hasn't been approached to score a comic book film.
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    What Is The Last Score You Listened To?

    Powell's score is beautifully effective in the film. It doesn't come off well if you listened to the score before seeing the movie like I did with The Prestige.
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    What Is The Last Score You Listened To?

    United 93 -- John Powell For those wanting a restrained and somber Powell score, this is it. He had a fine line to walk when spotting it, and given how it works painfully well in the film... he did it. The consistent synthesizer beat keeps the tension throughout, but when the orchestra swells to represent the passengers' heroism and desperation ("Phone Calls", "The End") -- Powell elicits genuine emotion without all-out melodrama. One of Powell's more underrated titles.
  13. Does anyone else think that Lucasfilm gave a montage of footage to Williams, and said: "Write a theme for that"?
  14. I thought you liked Goldsmith's fanfare too... And the newer opening for WB/New Line keeps both themes...
  15. This is a problem I have exclusively with Kennedy. Feige is on the same page with directors in terms of tone and what they want to do. For some reason, Kennedy isn't, at least with vetting the spinoff directors or damage control.