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  1. Henry Jackman would've been perfect, but no, we had to get Holkenborg. 😡
  2. I know we have several Walker-themed threads on this board, but many of them pertain to the various CD releases LLL did for Batman: The Animated Series (I'm listening to V1 right now) and Mask of the Phantasm. I wanted to start a thread just devoted to her career in general. It's a shame that all she's known for is the first three Final Destination films and her more noteworthy work on the WB animated series such as Batman Beyond, the aforementioned B:tAS, Superman: The Animated Series, and The New Batman Adventures. Anyone have a personal favorite Walker score, or thoughts in general?
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    Shirley Walker appreciation thread

    A tribute to her. Has some comments from Zimmer about working with her.
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    The Birthday Thread

    Thank you!
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    What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)

    The earlier cut has some things that should've been retained in the theatrical cut. People would hate the movie less had the butler scene hit the floor originally.
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    What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)

    For me, the editor's cut is a mixed bag. Murawski dropped two bad scenes (the butler scene for example), but added one good scene: an extra Sandman scene which should've been part of the theatrical cut. There's a bit more nuance to the symbiote suit (you hear it breathe and pulsate) in one scene. But one good scene in the theatrical cut -- the second Peter/Aunt May scene at the apartment -- is cut entirely. Young's score really shines here. Most of his original themes for Mary Jane, Peter, et al are restored.
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    What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)

    Spider-Man 3: Editor's Cut I didn't even realize this existed until I stumbled upon it, which is actually a few minutes shorter than the theatrical edition. The main problems in the film are still present (like Peter Parker jive dancing), but there are a few plot holes filled in. A few scenes are removed or placed elsewhere, which marginally improve the film. Young's score also gets more airtime, replacing a lot of the tracked-in Elfman material from the theatrical cut. Still, those who hated the movie aren't going to change their tune.
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    What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)

    Everest It probably would've been more impactful had I seen this in IMAX 3D, but on TV, it's pretty decent. The film is blessed with a killer ensemble cast, especially Jake Gyllenhaal, Keira Knightley, Robin Wright and Emily Watson. Baltasar Komakur keeps things moving at a good clip, without losing the emotional depth of the tragedy. Knightley and Wright definitely make the most out the small amount of screentime they get, while lead Jason Clarke is rather bland as Rob Hall. Definitely see this on a large screen.
  9. Is the $60 price due to reuse fees? That's high for one movie.
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    The Official La-La Land Records Thread

    I'm puzzled at the $60 asking price for the TTRL expanded set. Is it partly due to reuse fees?
  11. On the Basis of sex A better-budgeted biopic you would normally see on broadcast TV or Lifetime. Felicity Jones is quite good as Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Mimi Leder's direction is good and the supporting cast is top-notch -- but it can't quite escape the usual biopic tropes (even with Ginsburg's grandson penning the screenplay). Go with RBG instead.
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    DC Cinematic Universe Thread

    Giacchino was always going to be in the mix for a Reeves film. I'm curious whether he'll pay homage to the composers that came before him or completely clean slate like he did with Spider-Man Homecoming.
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    DC Cinematic Universe Thread

    Warners has announced a slew of release dates for future DC films, including Matt Reeves' Batman film and James Gunn's Suicide Squad. (Affleck is out as Batman to no one's surprise.)
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    What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)

    The Eyes of My Mother This would be one hell of a disturbing short film but as a feature film (and only 76 minutes long), it just seems to drag on. There are some good bits here, but it doesn't have that slow burn good thrillers do (and the acting is iffy in places). And while the choice to shoot in black-and-white is a neat stylistic touch, the digital cameras used are too crisp and sterile. It just doesn't look quite right.
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    What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)

    Wizards What a strange animated relic from 1977. It's clear from the outset Ralph Bakshi's themes are about the dangers of modern technology and potentially toxic propaganda can be, and it's wielded like a blunt instrument in its final 10-15 minutes. Most of the animation is serviceable, occasionally good, but the usual Bakshi designs (like the female characters being scantily clad). I wouldn't say it's good, but an interesting experiment.
  16. Aquaman Too much Avatar-meets-Jurassic-Park CG, goes on too long, and it doesn't feel like it should work. It's a hodgepodge of genres and definitely cheesy in places but for some reason, director James Wan and star Jason Momoa make it fairly diverting. Rupert Gregson-Williams comes up with an anonymous guitar riff for the character surrounded with generic Williams/Silvestri-inspired writing (more orchestral than Wonder Woman), but fairly forgettable. For an advance free screening, I can't complain too much. It could've been a lot better, but then it could've been MUCH worse.
  17. The Deathly Hallows suite was twice as long than I expected, but it was beautiful.
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    What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)

    The camp sequences are comedy gold. Christine Baranski doesn't get enough props for playing a goody-two-shoes counselor, because she and Peter McNichol play off well against Ricci and David Krumholtz. And the Wednesday/Amanda rivalry is a hoot on its own.
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    What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)

    Addams Family Values Probably one of the most underrated sequels of the 1990s. The first one was marginally amusing, but with Paul Rudnick writing this on his own, he delights in macabre and subversive humor. Christina Ricci and Joan Cusack are the main reasons to see this (especially Ricci's deadpan delivery), but the whole cast is winning especially Christopher Lloyd, Anjelica Huston, and the late Raul Julia. The movie is endlessly quotable and Marc Shaiman's score accentuates the humor nicely, especially the interpolations and deconstruction of Vic Mizzy's iconic theme.
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    The Lion King (Jon Favreau)

    I saw the trailer... yeah, I'm skipping out on this. And furthermore, you DON'T need the cast cards at the end (touting Beyonce's involvement) -- people will come to see it even if Disney reused the original vocal tracks from 1994. If Disney likes remaking their animated films in live action (or realistic CG), they need to set them apart more and let them stand on their own merits. This and last year's Beauty and the Beast remake is just pointless.
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    What Is The Last Score You Listened To?

    I think the end titles are just "Haunted Halloween" and "Gummy Bears" cut together.
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    What Is The Last Score You Listened To?

    Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween -- Dominic Lewis I think it's better than Elfman's score, actually. There's energy to spare and Lewis really taxes the brass and woodwind sections with complex counterpoint writing and melody to spare. Lewis wrote a new motif that meshes well with Elfman's theme (which pops up in several cues like "Witch, Please!" and "Allegro con spirito") and the score feels more robust overall. It's a very fun score!
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    What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)

    It's a shame Neve Campbell kept her clothes on in that one, she's hotter than Denise. -- Prom Night Jamie Lee Curtis must have been hard up for money when she did this because this is shockingly boring. Hardly any T&A, the plot is hard to follow, and the deaths aren't that creative. The only non-Halloween horror films in her resume worth a damn are Terror Train.
  24. @Jay Does the set credit the session musicians that performed on the three scores? It's not a make-or-break deal for me, I'm just curious. I'm not anal retentive about the Indy scores. They sound just fine to my ears and while they're not C&C, Temple was what I wanted and it was nearly complete anyway.
  25. I bought the IJ set solely for Temple of Doom, but I have a newfound appreciation for Last Crusade.
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