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    Oomoog the Ecstatic got a reaction from Once in Favorite short musical moments in Williams scores?   
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    Oomoog the Ecstatic got a reaction from Tallguy in Describe yourself with a film or series title   
    Pokémon the Movie: Kyurem vs the Sword of Justice
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    Oomoog the Ecstatic got a reaction from GerateWohl in Tarantino dubs Hollywood his best film   
    Quentin Tarantino firmly meditated this November over all his films that "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is really the best thing I've ever done." I'm wondering if he'll ever "change his mind." Yet, despite overwhelmingly poorer reviews compared to his other works, Django (8.3), Pulp Fiction (8.9), Hollywood (7.6), I just watched this film and can see a bit where he's coming from, but in terms of his reportoire only. Character-wise, these are maybe the best batch of characters we've seen from the writer slash director, but in an understated meaning. For one, I didn't really care about a movie generalizing 60s 'kids' and featuring their silly trends, but for a Tarantino film you could feel the talent click into place from the main stars. Now, the film is a fictional drama, but based on some historical stories of whose preknowledge isn't remotely necessary to understand. "Ugh another DiCaprio movie" I said, about an actor I'm lukewarm about, where by the end I felt he played one of the best co-stars in his career. Understated, like a salad, or a tape worm. A great match all three. The cinematography was literally 20-20s, relevance intended, as it was also understated, like utterly simple themes but, only Tarantino could make this feel way better than it looked? He made simple flashy stills of concepts come actually alive, like a real home that would be ours. And aside from the actors, the writing may have played a huge role, although on the surface simple [1]. There was a lot of simple in this movie. Simple story, simple tropes, simple dialogue, simple meaning. So was this movie, simple? Or one of his best ever? For me, I only enjoyed it a lot after it was over, because only then I realized how much it truly transported me... this time it was similar to a David Lynch show or movie in this sense. World building. That was it. Tarantino had crafted this other world so well, but out of such very simple pieces, and some great role fits. As a cohesive piece, I feel that DiCaprio had too many 'acting' scenes. I still would've trimmed his time in the movie and focused on writing a second act for Brad instead. The use of the dog as a character was genius, in fact I gladly recognize him as the fourth main character of the film, and was overall happy to see good major films still being made. Beforehand I just got done rewatching Scorsese and his Wolf of DiCaprio, and was utterly disappointed by the triteness and lack of novelty. The movie seemed like all shock and no content to me, feeling like a good director was starting to decay, but from the reviews it should have been something meaningful, no? With Hollywood I had the exact opposite reaction, and have placed this film closer to Pulp Fiction, in an understated way, or perhaps, one single overstatement.
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    Oomoog the Ecstatic got a reaction from karelm in Video Game Music   
    Escape from Monkey Island, the fourth entry of this series, is the most underrated video game I believe in history. They've made one huge social mistake, in trying to distance themselves from what a niche breakthrough it was, incorrectly deeming it like "dated potentials of a done generation" in its appeal, graphics, art, and world-building. Although I'm thrilled to play such marvelous news as Return in what's otherwise a somewhat silly and backward gaming generation now, I can't help but express, what a clusterf*** of gamers and consumers we have representing this industry sometimes. Zero sense of imagination. Easily one of the Top 20 best video games. Ever. It's so incredibly awesome that you could be part of its lineage! and am looking forward to being very open and excited with Return. Congrats!
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    Oomoog the Ecstatic got a reaction from GerateWohl in The most underrated and the most overrated Williams score   
    Confidence level
    75%
     
    Note
    Something being overrated or highly overrated doesn't entail one doesn't love it, right, as clearly some popular Williams scores that are overrated are still amazing. Therefore, scores in the same category of "overratedness" are not equally good, in fact they're just as varied as any other scores. With this being clear, these are my personal tiers, subjective to me.
     
    Highly Overrated (---)
    Born on the Fourth of July
    The Lost World
    Saving Private Ryan
    1941
     
    Overrated (--)
    Jaws Saga
    Far and Away
    Seven Years in Tibet
    Catch Me If You Can
     
    Slightly Overrated (-)
    Schindler's List
    Close Encounters of the Third Kind
    Jurassic Park
    Hook
    Empire of the Sun
     
    Finely rated (0)
    Star Wars Saga
    Indiana Jones Saga
    Memoirs of a Geisha
    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
    The Cowboys
     
    Slightly Underrated (+)
    E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
    Superman
    Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
    Stepmom
    Amistad
     
    Underrated (++)
    Sabrina
    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
    A.I. Artificial Intelligence
    Always
    The Towering Inferno
     
    Highly Underrated (+++)
    Home Alone 2
    The Patriot
    Angela's Ashes
    The Accidental Tourist
    The Terminal
     
    Conclusion
    Since my confidence is 75%, I'd be open for suggestions as to what I should reevaluate or put in.
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    Oomoog the Ecstatic got a reaction from MrJosh in The most underrated and the most overrated Williams score   
    Confidence level
    75%
     
    Note
    Something being overrated or highly overrated doesn't entail one doesn't love it, right, as clearly some popular Williams scores that are overrated are still amazing. Therefore, scores in the same category of "overratedness" are not equally good, in fact they're just as varied as any other scores. With this being clear, these are my personal tiers, subjective to me.
     
    Highly Overrated (---)
    Born on the Fourth of July
    The Lost World
    Saving Private Ryan
    1941
     
    Overrated (--)
    Jaws Saga
    Far and Away
    Seven Years in Tibet
    Catch Me If You Can
     
    Slightly Overrated (-)
    Schindler's List
    Close Encounters of the Third Kind
    Jurassic Park
    Hook
    Empire of the Sun
     
    Finely rated (0)
    Star Wars Saga
    Indiana Jones Saga
    Memoirs of a Geisha
    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
    The Cowboys
     
    Slightly Underrated (+)
    E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
    Superman
    Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
    Stepmom
    Amistad
     
    Underrated (++)
    Sabrina
    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
    A.I. Artificial Intelligence
    Always
    The Towering Inferno
     
    Highly Underrated (+++)
    Home Alone 2
    The Patriot
    Angela's Ashes
    The Accidental Tourist
    The Terminal
     
    Conclusion
    Since my confidence is 75%, I'd be open for suggestions as to what I should reevaluate or put in.
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    Oomoog the Ecstatic got a reaction from BB-8 in Fit for a King?   
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    Oomoog the Ecstatic reacted to Jay in Alan Rickman Thought Williams’ Potter Score Was “Hideous”   
    @mrbellamy why did you use the Report button on your own post?
     
    I didn't even know that was possible! 
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    Oomoog the Ecstatic got a reaction from Cerebral Cortex in Your 10 Favorite Tunes   
    A milestone. I added The Legend of Ashitaka to the list and to the top 10 and I now feel so proud to have this excellent and coherent Top 10, as per the thread. It feels complete!
     
    Still probably missing a lot of Uematsu and other composers, but working in progress...
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    Oomoog the Ecstatic reacted to Jurassic Shark in Underrated and Overrated Movies   
    I'd rather paint them. In Paint.
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    Oomoog the Ecstatic reacted to bollemanneke in Underrated and Overrated Movies   
    Underrated: Basic Instinct 2.
    Overrated: the godfather. OPEN. YOUR. MOUTH.
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    Oomoog the Ecstatic reacted to Bayesian in Underrated and Overrated Movies   
    Waterworld is seriously underrated. And Spielberg's West Side Story. IMHO.
     
    Overrated? Anything by Christopher Nolan following Dark Knight. Not to say that movies like TDKR and Interstellar weren't entertaining, but they are not the messianic work of the savior of upper middlebrow cinema that his acolytes claim.
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    Oomoog the Ecstatic got a reaction from bruce marshall in Underrated and Overrated Movies   
    For underrated I think I'll add to the top Eyes Wide Shut definitely, and perhaps maybe(?) Waterworld, The Man From Earth, and Total Recall (need to rewatch them first.) Just trying to think of more movies.
     
    We probably get a lot of flack for posting overrated lists, so Godspeed you martyrs. Try just taking your own Top 100 list and write if they're overrated and underrated on IMDb. That should be easy, then do the opposite for IMDb's Top 100--write if they're over or under.
     
     
    Which ones do you recommend based on my preferences?
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    Oomoog the Ecstatic reacted to Edmilson in Underrated and Overrated Movies   
    Underrated: Chris Nolan's Interstellar, Zack Snyder's Watchmen
    Overrated: Mad Max: Fury Road
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    Oomoog the Ecstatic got a reaction from Davis in Underrated and Overrated Movies   
    You can utilize critic reviews and awards, though I will be utilizing IMDb scores because it's the only thing which doesn't seem fake and curated as propaganda in the world today.
     
    Anyway, a film I just saw recently that strikes me as definitely underrated on IMDb is Top Gun. I thought it was brilliant, visionary, well directed and acted, and much preferred it to movies that essentially seem overblown in attributes or ie. less significant in message, like Shawshank Redemption and other films on the IMDb Top 250. I think these certain films are technically right, but don't cut at the heart of story-telling like a good David Lynch film for instance.
     
    My short list for now,
     
    Very Underrated
    The Family Man
    Top Gun
    Riding in Cars with Boys
    The Time Machine (2002)
    A Scanner Darkly
    Now and Then
    Waterworld
     
    Underrated
    Lost Highway
    Mulholland Dr.
    Kingpin
    Predestination
    The Thing
    Memento
    Eyes Wide Shut
    Homeward Bound
    Dark City
    That Thing You Do!
    Ponyo
    Boiler Room
    E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
    All Dogs Go To Heaven
    Magnolia
    Troy
    The Count of Monte Cristo
    Almost Famous
    Harry Potter 1 & 2
    Casino Royale (2006) and older Bond movies
    Home Alone
    Howl's Moving Castle
     
    Overrated (in the IMDb Top 500)
    The Green Mile
    Se7en
    Shawshank Redemption
    Leon: The Professional
    Prisoners
    Schindler's List
    Django Unchained
    Joker
    The Dark Knight Rises
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
    Princess Mononoke (one of the greatest maybe the greatest score though)
    Avengers movies
    Fargo
    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    2001: A Space Odyssey
    Whiplash
    Before Sunrise/Sunset
    Zootopia
    12 Monkeys
    The Hobbit films
    Arrival
    District 9
     
    I'm sure I missed a lot or haven't seen every movie on IMDb, but I'll come back to add more. But what's cool about this is, others can recommend you movies based on what you like.
     
    What does your overrated and underrated list look like? What movies would you recommend me based on mine?
     
    Also, the greatest horror movie I've seen is Until Dawn, so it would be considered an underrated movie since it's usually not classified as a film.
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    Oomoog the Ecstatic got a reaction from Cerebral Cortex in Princess Mononoke rescoring project   
    Wow. Someone is rescoring maybe the greatest film score of all time.
    My reaction
     

     
     
    Incredible job so far  Upon hearing the first couple tracks I love the use of textures and melodies. I understand this project is also for fun and something which is repeatable later.
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    Oomoog the Ecstatic reacted to karelm in Video Game Music   
    Pyschonauts 2 vol 2 now available with many more great cues, these are jazz and rock.  Lots of groovy tunes including Cosmic 1, sung by regular castmate, Jack Black.
     
     
     
     
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    Oomoog the Ecstatic reacted to Jurassic Shark in Where is the thematic identity in recent film scores?   
    Soon, they'll drop harmony and rhythm as well.
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    Oomoog the Ecstatic got a reaction from blondheim in TWIN PEAKS   
    Or a good video game with NPC exploration and investigation ?
     
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    Oomoog the Ecstatic got a reaction from Bespin in Beethoven's 10th Symphony completed by an AI   
    Don't even want to listen to the first 9.
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    Oomoog the Ecstatic got a reaction from The Great Gonzales in Beethoven's 10th Symphony completed by an AI   
    Don't even want to listen to the first 9.
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    Oomoog the Ecstatic got a reaction from bruce marshall in Troy: Gabriel Yared   
    Great movie.
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    Oomoog the Ecstatic got a reaction from bruce marshall in Greatest track or movement of All Time?   
    Holst: Jupiter! I'll add you to the pro PRO list, for honesty and for being correct.
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    Oomoog the Ecstatic reacted to bruce marshall in Greatest track or movement of All Time?   
    " Jupiter" from THE PLANETS
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