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  1. I think it's more than its references. The characters are well rounded, the setting well developed, and the mythology intriguing. In many ways it actually uses the tropes to subvert them.
  2. I friggin' love Stranger Things. One of the best pieces of media I've seen all year.
  3. That's certainly what we'll see. Rey and Kylo's training will parallel. The immediate start to VIII is strange to me, but I think there was enough time between Starkiller Base's destruction and Rey meeting Luke for there to be something to put in the crawl. Probably stuff about how the First Order is recuperating after their defeat and how the Resistance is trying to levy support from the New Republic.
  4. BVS was like a collection of all of Zimmer's worst impulses ratcheted up to 11. Just loud, repetitive, and obnoxious. Each part of The Dark Knight Trilogy is about even-keel for me. I think Begins is the best album but I consider it just as much of a JNH score and my affection for it is largely because of his involvement. I like Man of Steel fine, outside of the action stuff which gets to be too much.
  5. And lend a higher degree of nobility and heroism to him. He is, after all, a superhero. There's a certain stubbornness to him not killing. It would be so much easier if he just carried a gun and shot people. But he would then be no different than the murderers he pursues, and for there to be any kind of greater purpose to his crusade beyond a nihilistic cycle of violence and death there has to be a clear delineation between Bruce and the "bad guys", however thin it might be.
  6. Seeing Bale react to Affleck mowing people down is priceless.
  7. I thought this season was great, personally. Certainly not without its peaks and valleys but I felt like the narrative was moving with a purpose, unlike last season. It is faster and less meticulous but disparate elements are coming together in satisfying ways, punctuated by some of the more audacious things they've ever pulled.
  8. It's kind of weird that they didn't make the whispering in that scene more legible, because it completely confirms the theory anyway.
  9. Rory Kinnear is fantastic on that show. He'd make a great replicant.
  10. I absolutely adore the travel music in A.I., this track and "Man-Hattan".
  11. I'm really glad that score got some attention. Obviously all the classics are great but after a while all the gushing becomes redundant and ebbing a little too far on the side of sycophantic (the whole show can be described that way). So seeing a less known work like that get its due was refreshing.
  12. It's because it was shot on film and used comparatively more practical effects and sets.
  13. I've gone back and forth on this, but Last Crusade might be my favorite Indy score.
  14. He's dead... ... to me. He's dead to me.
  15. I love the B-theme to this piece, though it only appears a scant few times.
  16. Not surprising, but still a shame. It was a good little show about a really good character.
  17. The films have already started to fade from relevancy from what I've noticed. I have a couple friends who are massive Tolkien fans and they haven't even been bothered to see the third movie. And it can't be overstated how much they love Jackson's Rings trilogy. To me, that's the worst omen I can think of for the lasting legacy of the Hobbit movies.
  18. It's always been weird to me how much Harley Quinn, a mentally ill murderer, gets fetishized.
  19. I played suites from Empire Strikes Back and Jurassic Park in high school orchestra. I played viola, the red headed step child of the string section.
  20. After listening to that, I'm not sure the force theme should have a concert arrangement. It's weird.
  21. Spielberg still has it. He doesn't knock it out of the park every time but he stills knows how to craft fine cinema. I wouldn't call War Horse a great movie for example but there are interesting moments in it. To insinuate he's only concerned with cashing checks at this point is, of course, ridiculous.
  22. Yeah, how dare they enjoy a movie. They should only have morose, cynical disdain for everything.
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