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      Donation time at JWFan   01/16/18

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      For those who may not know, JWFan relies entirely on donations to keep running.  Donations pay for our server bills, as well as keeping our domain and Invision Powerboard fees.
      As an incentive to donate, I am offering a series of free CDS to anyone who donates over a certain amount!   Last time this was a modest success, where I raised $500 of our desired $1,000 and mailed out 3 free CDs to lucky JWFanners.  This time I'll be doing the raffling a littler different!   Our goal is $1000 once again, and I will have four tiers of free CDs you can win once again.  But this time, the more you donate, the more entries into each raffle you'll get!   Each $10 you donate gets your name put into the raffle mug once for the $10 pool, twice for the $20 pool, thrice for the $30 pool, and five times into the $50 pool.  Here is the list of CDs you can win - and I have more to add at a later time when I get a little more organized (I'll post what they are by Friday at the latest)   The $10 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you one ticket into this pool) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $250 donated Tyler Bates - God of War; Ascension (OST, La La Land Records) Danny Elfman - Planet of the Apes (OST, Sony) Danny Elfman - Taking Woodstock (OST, La La Land Records) Christopher Lennertz - Identity Thief (OST, La La Land Records) Christopher Lennertz - Medal of Honor: Rising Sun (OST) Michael Giacchino - Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (OST, Varese Sarabande) Dave Holmes & Various - Ocean's 11 (OST, WB Records) Joel McNeely & Various - Hollywood '94 (Varese Sarabande) Joe Kraemer - Jack Reacher (OST, La La Land Records) John Williams - Born on the Fourth of July (OST, MCA Records)   The $20 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you two ticket into this pool, must donate at least $20 to be eligible) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $500 donated John Barry - First Love (La La Land) Jerry Goldsmith - The Challenge (La La Land) Jerry Goldsmith - In Harm's Way (2009 Intrada edition) Jerry Goldsmith - The Red Pony (Varese) Alan Silvestri - Dutch (La La Land) Shirley Walker - Willard (La La Land) John Williams - Family Plot (Varese Sarabande) or, any of the above CDs if you prefer   The $30 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you three ticket into this pool, must donate at least $30 to be eligible) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $750 donated James Horner - Gorky Park (OOP Kritzerland Edition) James Newton Howard - Outbreak (2CD, Varese Deluxe Edition) Laurence Rosenthal - Clash of the Titans (2CD, Intrada) John Williams - The Fury (2CD, La La Land) John Williams - Jane Eyre (OOP, La La Land) or, any of the above CDs if you prefer   The $50 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you five ticket into this pool, must donate at least $50 to be eligible) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $1,000 donated Jerry Fielding - The Wild Bunch (3CD, FSM) Ira Newborn - The Naked Gun trilogy (3CD, La La Land) Shirley Walker and Various - Batman: The Animated Series Volume 3 (4CD, La La Land) or, any of the above CDs if you prefer     All shipping will be paid by me to anywhere in the world!   I will pull names from a hat for each pool, and you get to pick whatever CD set you want if I pull your name!   To be eligible, leave your JWFan username in the comments area of your donation.  If you want to donate but not be in the running for a free CD, mention that in the comment.   Use this link or the link on the mainpage.       Thank you!   Jason, Ricard, and Andreas.
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Michael Giacchino's War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)

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I watched this on Tuesday. Clearly this Reeves guy has some talent, but the movie was quite disappointing, especially since it's being hyped as the greatest thing since sliced bread. In the end, it's just more of your usual blockbuster fare but slowed down and more dressed up. Oh, and the score really loses its steam by the first half hour.

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28 minutes ago, KK said:

I watched this on Tuesday. Clearly this Reeves guy has some talent, but the movie was quite disappointing, especially since it's being hyped as the greatest thing since sliced bread. In the end, it's just more of your usual blockbuster fare but slowed down and more dressed up. Oh, and the score really loses its steam by the first half hour.

 

Pretty much my feelings as well!

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Listen, it is just purely sick and disgusting that you are constantly so negative about me!  It is really annoying to read your trolling every time I sign in.  Please, find something more positive and interesting to talk about. 

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7 minutes ago, TheGreyPilgrim said:

Listen, it is just purely sick and disgusting that you are constantly so negative about me!  It is really annoying to read your trolling every time I sign in.  Please, find something more positive and interesting to talk about. 

 

I am positive that you are wrong!

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People today are just allergic to quality. The box office is showing that in spades.

 

They complain and try to find ways to insult a fantastic film and score. Almost everyone on here that has insulted this score has passionately expressed their dislike for Giacchino before. It's merely stubbornness. They're too embarrassed to admit how great this score is and how well it works in the film, because it will damage their Giacchino hater image.

 

Today is filled with too many boringly negative people. Give them a subject to discuss, and they immediately find a way to insult it, instead of finding a way to compliment it. Sad sad people.

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42 minutes ago, leeallen01 said:

They complain and try to find ways to insult a fantastic film and score. Almost everyone on here that has insulted this score has passionately expressed their dislike for Giacchino before. It's merely stubbornness. They're too embarrassed to admit how great this score is and how well it works in the film, because it will damage their Giacchino hater image.

 

Today is filled with too many boringly negative people. Give them a subject to discuss, and they immediately find a way to insult it, instead of finding a way to compliment it. Sad sad people.

 

You're such a bozo, it's not even funny anymore.

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It's like watching a girl who's really wasted and should just go home just walk from room to room at the house party embarrassing herself.  Except in this situation she probably won't even have the decency to feel shame when she wakes up the next afternoon.

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I knew he was questionable since he expressed similar sentiments a while back, decrying everyone on here as stubborn and incapable of handling differing opinions - this was, I believe, his debut post.  An interesting strategy.

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45 minutes ago, BloodBoal said:

So, I take it you guys disagree with him?

 

Not relevant.  It's like with the drunk girl at a party, it doesn't even matter what she's talking about, you're just trying to avoid her.

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Ha!  I went out to get the mail this afternoon, and this CD was in my mailbox!  I totally forgot we didn't have it yet; It's been on spotify for what, a month?  I don't even know if the film is playing near me any more.  I wonder if this will go OOP soonish like like John Carter and Tomorrowland OSTs did (I know those were both on Disney Records, but still).

 

And yea, the credit for Track 1 to Griffith Giacchino is a bit odd; First that its a pretty big credit right on the back of the CD, and not something left for inside the booklet.  But also because its a huge, 11 minute track, that kind of sets up the whole score.  It's a bit odd to me out of all the cues to pass off to a co-composer, he went with that one.  Of course, since its his own son, its completely possible they collaborated on it, or he guided Griffith heavily, but still gave him full credit, etc.

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It's just like when any of your parents make a school project for you...

 

There is no way the teacher is going to believe you did it alone :P

 

Though i must say, i did some of those projects all by my own...and some teachers asked if i had been helped...

 

So maybe Griffith is the next Michael!.

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Kind of bonkers that we have yet to see any major non-Star-Trek Giacchino expansions from the labels.  Wonder if it's because he started film so recently.  Is 15 years still the point where royalties drop to the point of feasibility on scores?  If so, we may be seeing those earlier Giacchino scores fairly soon.

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I wasn't counting that one because it was more of a premiere release, but you're right - it looks complete, so it counts!  Also reminds me that I still need to pick that one up.  Maybe someday somebody will expand Speed Racer, Giacchino's perfect angel.

 

I'll likely be getting War for POTA for Christmas so I haven't heard it separately yet, but in the movie I enjoyed it more than his Dawn.

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