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    Matt C got a reaction from bruce marshall in What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)   
    You can watch any episode of "Ghost Whisperer" for Hewitt's cleavage. Much less excruciating. 
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    Matt C reacted to Edmilson in What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)   
    The Rocketeer
     
    Entertaining and watchable, but also a little boring. The action scenes and the special effects are great for its time though.
     
    Horner's score is great, but he repeats both the heroic theme and the villain theme A LOT. For some reason this didn't bothered me when I listened to the score, but in the movie he quotes at least the first few notes of the theme in almost every scene the main character appears.
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    Matt C reacted to Jay in Here we go again: MGM Looking to Sell Entire Film Library and Studio   
    That's not true.
     
    In 1986, Ted Turner bought MGM.  He later sold it off, but kept their entire pre-1986 library for himself under "Turner Entertainment".  He later sold Turner Entertainment to Time Warner in 1996.
     
    So all pre-1986 MGM films have been controller by Warners since 1996
     
    It's only 1986-present MGM films that Amazon just bought (along with the brand)
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    Matt C got a reaction from His Royal Noelness in Here we go again: MGM Looking to Sell Entire Film Library and Studio   
    They had a spat over the theme park rights. Disney originally signed a letter of intent in 2004 but didn’t want to spend the kind of money JKR and WB wanted for the park. Then Universal swooped in, offered up carte blanche and profited handsomely.
     
    Say what you want about JKR, but she is one savvy and astute businesswoman.

    AT&T is spinning off WarnerMedia and merging it with Discovery.
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    Matt C got a reaction from His Royal Noelness in Here we go again: MGM Looking to Sell Entire Film Library and Studio   
    I would've thought that antitrust law would've kept Disney from purchasing Fox in the first place.
     
    It's shameful seeing the Mouse House basically turn a powerhouse like 20th Century Fox into a label like WB did with New Line Cinema.
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    Matt C got a reaction from TSMefford in Here we go again: MGM Looking to Sell Entire Film Library and Studio   
    Had Jeff Bewkes annulled the AT&T/Warner deal, the mega merger could've been Disney buying Warner Bros. instead of 20th Century Fox.
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    Matt C got a reaction from Yavar Moradi in Here we go again: MGM Looking to Sell Entire Film Library and Studio   
    Tom & Jerry are owned by Warner Bros (and stream on HBO Max). When Ted Turner bought MGM in 1986, he kept the pre-1986 film library before selling the studio off.
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    Matt C got a reaction from Edmilson in Here we go again: MGM Looking to Sell Entire Film Library and Studio   
    I would've thought that antitrust law would've kept Disney from purchasing Fox in the first place.
     
    It's shameful seeing the Mouse House basically turn a powerhouse like 20th Century Fox into a label like WB did with New Line Cinema.
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    Matt C got a reaction from TSMefford in Here we go again: MGM Looking to Sell Entire Film Library and Studio   
    I would've thought that antitrust law would've kept Disney from purchasing Fox in the first place.
     
    It's shameful seeing the Mouse House basically turn a powerhouse like 20th Century Fox into a label like WB did with New Line Cinema.
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    Matt C got a reaction from Chen G. in What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)   
    I tried watching The Princess Bride multiple times... it comes off as a too cutesy, self-aware adventure film. I can't get into it... and I really do like Elwes and Wright in it. The supporting characters are what kill the movie for me.
     
    When Stardust first came out, people were comparing it favorably to Princess Bride. I think it's better than Bride, because Matthew Vaughn hits the right tone, the movie is humorous without winking at itself, the stakes feel real, the whole cast is excellent and there's a genuine sense of fun and adventure.
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    Matt C got a reaction from bruce marshall in What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)   
    The Dark Knight
     
    Actually saw this on the big screen again since summer 2008. The plot largely still holds up, Bale's deeper Bat voice still annoys, Pfister's lensing is still impeccable. Zimmer reusing his material doesn't bother me the way it did when it first came out. The ending is just as cathartic and beautifully cinematic.
     
    And Ledger... it's crazy how he was in the film for only 20+ minutes but he OWNED each scene he was in. And his last scene is just haunting. I am honestly curious, had he not died, whether he would've appeared in TDKR.
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    Matt C reacted to Yavar Moradi in Michael Kamen's X-MEN (2000) - 2021 2-CD Expanded Original Soundtrack from La-La Land Records   
    I'm pretty sure the complete score runs about an hour and 33 minutes, so there's more unreleased music than you think.
     
    Yavar
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    Matt C got a reaction from HunterTech in What Is The Last Score You Listened To? (older scores)   
    Spider-Man 3 -- Christopher Young
     
    Still bummed that this doesn't have a proper release. He deconstructs and plays around with Elfman's thematic material more -- but still in that musical family. It's amazing how many themes Young composed for the film (that got cut out) -- and it's all wonderful. The lack of electronic percussion doesn't hurt the score.
     
    I actually prefer his arrangement of Elfman's opening titles theme over Elfman's original two.
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    Matt C got a reaction from bruce marshall in What Is The Last Score You Listened To? (older scores)   
    Spider-Man 3 -- Christopher Young
     
    Still bummed that this doesn't have a proper release. He deconstructs and plays around with Elfman's thematic material more -- but still in that musical family. It's amazing how many themes Young composed for the film (that got cut out) -- and it's all wonderful. The lack of electronic percussion doesn't hurt the score.
     
    I actually prefer his arrangement of Elfman's opening titles theme over Elfman's original two.
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    Matt C got a reaction from Permanent Waves in What Is The Last Score You Listened To? (older scores)   
    Spider-Man 3 -- Christopher Young
     
    Still bummed that this doesn't have a proper release. He deconstructs and plays around with Elfman's thematic material more -- but still in that musical family. It's amazing how many themes Young composed for the film (that got cut out) -- and it's all wonderful. The lack of electronic percussion doesn't hurt the score.
     
    I actually prefer his arrangement of Elfman's opening titles theme over Elfman's original two.
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    Matt C reacted to Jay in What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)   
    It does, expect for the computer monitors
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    Matt C got a reaction from May the Force be with You in What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)   
    Alien
     
    Ridley Scott's best movie, period. It still feels contemporary, and the slow buildup still works well. The shocks still pack a punch, effects are seamless and Sigourney Weaver's performance still engaging.
     
    Even though Scott and editor Terry Rawlings butchered Goldsmith's wonderful score in the film, how they used it with the "Freud" cues makes the film so wonderfully effective.
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    Matt C got a reaction from Holko in What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)   
    Alien
     
    Ridley Scott's best movie, period. It still feels contemporary, and the slow buildup still works well. The shocks still pack a punch, effects are seamless and Sigourney Weaver's performance still engaging.
     
    Even though Scott and editor Terry Rawlings butchered Goldsmith's wonderful score in the film, how they used it with the "Freud" cues makes the film so wonderfully effective.
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    Matt C got a reaction from TSMefford in DC Extended Universe Thread   
    I feel pretty confident Wallfisch is going to quote Elfman's Batman theme (especially since Keaton has officially signed on), and possibly his Flash motif. 
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    Matt C reacted to LewWho95 in Official Danny Elfman Thread   
    I relistened to Elfman's Justice League score in full a few days ago. If I'm honest, it's not as bad as people make it out to be (and even then I think most just dislike it because it doesn't use most of Zimmer's themes). It's actually quite good IMO. There's a lot of stuff that works. Steppenwolf's theme is amazing, the usage of the 89 Batman theme are great, Flash's theme is great, the orchestral version of the Wonder Woman theme is really good etc. It's a pretty decent score. I think it has a lot more going on musically than Holkenborg's score for the Snyder cut and is ultimately a better listen. 
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    Matt C reacted to Unlucky Bastard in What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)   
    Joan was perhaps a bit mumsy compared to Liz's unapologetic sultriness. Both the De Havilands had a matronly squarishness about them that made them both a bit outdated by the newly developing edginess of the 1950s.
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    Matt C got a reaction from filmmusic in What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)   
    Ivanhoe (1952)
     
    It’s not a bad film, a decent swashbuckler with a fantastic Miklos Rozsa score and a stunningly hot Elizabeth Taylor as Rebecca. Seriously, Taylor is distractingly beautiful compared to the dowdy looking Joan Fontaine as Rowena. The score, Taylor and the technicolor cinematography do a lot of the major lifting .
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    Matt C reacted to Romão in Indiana Jones 5 (James Mangold, July 29 2022)   
    Mangold is, at the very least, a better filmmaker than JJ Abrams
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