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    Docteur Qui got a reaction from A. A. Ron in Michael Giacchino's SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME (2021)   
    Still can’t get over that godawful “Scooby Doo” line in the latest trailer.
     


    Poor Cumberbatch.
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    Docteur Qui reacted to Koray Savas in SPOILER TALK: NO TIME TO DIE (2021, Cary Fukunaga)   
    Yeah that’s a stellar cue on album, and you can barely hear it in the film. 
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    Docteur Qui reacted to Koray Savas in SPOILER TALK: NO TIME TO DIE (2021, Cary Fukunaga)   
    I watched all the Craig films over the past week to refresh/catch-up for this film.
     
    I seriously don’t understand all the criticism leveled at these movies. Spectre was good and so was this.
     
    The stairwell oner that starts with the mimic of the gun barrel sequence was awesome. The “9-minutes to impact” actually being 9 real life minutes was also a nice touch. 
     
    I’m sure gkgyver is having an aneurism somewhere. 
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    Docteur Qui got a reaction from Yavar Moradi in Michael Giacchino's SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME (2021)   
    Still can’t get over that godawful “Scooby Doo” line in the latest trailer.
     


    Poor Cumberbatch.
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    Docteur Qui reacted to Disco Stu in The Beatles: Get Back (Peter Jackson, 2021)   
    Sorry Richard, documentaries are made in the editing room.  The raw footage is just building material.  Jackson’s credit is accurate and earned.
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    Docteur Qui reacted to Disco Stu in The Beatles: Get Back (Peter Jackson, 2021)   
    I used to be the kind of person that loved artists that  were "the studio is itself an instrument" type of groups but I feel this artifice has reached such an extreme in the digital age that lately I much prefer music that is produced simply by people playing instruments in a room together (or at the very least studio recordings that seek to produce that effect/feeling in the listener).
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    Docteur Qui reacted to JNHFan2000 in SPOILER TALK: NO TIME TO DIE (2021, Cary Fukunaga)   
    If you think about it, the ending is similar too On Her Majesty's Secret Service. Although in that film his wife dies. Both films make it clear that Bond can't retire and live a 'normal' life. He always has to look over his shoulder. And I think that's a really interesting concept. 
     
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    Docteur Qui got a reaction from JNHFan2000 in SPOILER TALK: NO TIME TO DIE (2021, Cary Fukunaga)   
    I saw it last night, and thought it was good fun!
     
    The action scenes were all very well staged; I particularly loved the Cuba sequence (and Ana de Armis 😍) and the brutal staircase one-shot sequence at the end was thrilling. The score was surprisingly good, probably my favourite since Casino Royale (I never quite got into QoS, and I’m not at all a fan of Newman’s scores). Loved all the Barry quotes, and more than a few cues could’ve been by Arnold.
     
    I don’t understand all the grumbling about the ending. It was perfectly fine having this Bond die; his story started in Casino and ended here. And what a twist of the knife it was having him infected with the nanobots so he couldn’t return to Madeline and Mathilde. Of course Bond can’t settle down, it could never work even if he’d not been infected and survived - he’s not a “good” man and he can’t have a happy ending. 

    The death of Blofeld, Bond having a child, and the prospect of a simpler life were all nods to Fleming’s final novel “You Only Live Twice”. If you’re going to tell the story of Bond’s end then you may as well get it from the creator.
     
    I’m very curious to see where they take the franchise next. I expect it’ll be much more episodic like the old days. Craig’s era was one long story, and while very flawed I appreciated the fact it tried something different. I’ll miss Craig a lot.
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    Docteur Qui got a reaction from Naïve Old Fart in SPOILER TALK: NO TIME TO DIE (2021, Cary Fukunaga)   
    I saw it last night, and thought it was good fun!
     
    The action scenes were all very well staged; I particularly loved the Cuba sequence (and Ana de Armis 😍) and the brutal staircase one-shot sequence at the end was thrilling. The score was surprisingly good, probably my favourite since Casino Royale (I never quite got into QoS, and I’m not at all a fan of Newman’s scores). Loved all the Barry quotes, and more than a few cues could’ve been by Arnold.
     
    I don’t understand all the grumbling about the ending. It was perfectly fine having this Bond die; his story started in Casino and ended here. And what a twist of the knife it was having him infected with the nanobots so he couldn’t return to Madeline and Mathilde. Of course Bond can’t settle down, it could never work even if he’d not been infected and survived - he’s not a “good” man and he can’t have a happy ending. 

    The death of Blofeld, Bond having a child, and the prospect of a simpler life were all nods to Fleming’s final novel “You Only Live Twice”. If you’re going to tell the story of Bond’s end then you may as well get it from the creator.
     
    I’m very curious to see where they take the franchise next. I expect it’ll be much more episodic like the old days. Craig’s era was one long story, and while very flawed I appreciated the fact it tried something different. I’ll miss Craig a lot.
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    Docteur Qui got a reaction from Koray Savas in SPOILER TALK: NO TIME TO DIE (2021, Cary Fukunaga)   
    I saw it last night, and thought it was good fun!
     
    The action scenes were all very well staged; I particularly loved the Cuba sequence (and Ana de Armis 😍) and the brutal staircase one-shot sequence at the end was thrilling. The score was surprisingly good, probably my favourite since Casino Royale (I never quite got into QoS, and I’m not at all a fan of Newman’s scores). Loved all the Barry quotes, and more than a few cues could’ve been by Arnold.
     
    I don’t understand all the grumbling about the ending. It was perfectly fine having this Bond die; his story started in Casino and ended here. And what a twist of the knife it was having him infected with the nanobots so he couldn’t return to Madeline and Mathilde. Of course Bond can’t settle down, it could never work even if he’d not been infected and survived - he’s not a “good” man and he can’t have a happy ending. 

    The death of Blofeld, Bond having a child, and the prospect of a simpler life were all nods to Fleming’s final novel “You Only Live Twice”. If you’re going to tell the story of Bond’s end then you may as well get it from the creator.
     
    I’m very curious to see where they take the franchise next. I expect it’ll be much more episodic like the old days. Craig’s era was one long story, and while very flawed I appreciated the fact it tried something different. I’ll miss Craig a lot.
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    Docteur Qui reacted to crumbs in La-La Land Records Black Friday 2021   
    I'm not sure LLL will ever be able to top 2019, with the Potter box and Schindler's List.
     
    They'd practically have to drop all the remaining Spielberg/Williams titles in one hit!
     
    ...and I would have no issues with that
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    Docteur Qui got a reaction from Tom Guernsey in The Doctor Who Thread.....   
    Gold’s best work for me will always be Series 5. You could tell how rejuvenated he was, and leant perfectly into the fairytale aesthetic of that series. “Madman with a Box” remains one of the best things he’s ever written for the show.
     
    One thing I’ll never forgive Moffat for is how he treated the music in Day of the Doctor. Between the reused Dalek music from Series 4 and the endless tracking of Eleven’s theme/“I am the Doctor” he really robbed us of some potential Who gold (hehe). Thankfully the score album is a much better  presentation, but even then I was disappointed not to hear a bold new theme for the 50th.
     
    “Am I a Good Man”/Twelve’s theme is pretty great, but it’s too similar to Eleven’s (and I heard that it took a lot of convincing to even include the theme, because Moffat was so obsessed with the other one and wanted to keep using it for Twelve). After that, “Shepherd’s Boy” is probably the last thing Gold wrote that I think deserves a spot among his finest work. The way it’s used in the climax of Heaven Sent, and the reprise for Twelve’s regeneration is *chef’s kiss*
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    Docteur Qui reacted to pixie_twinkle in The Doctor Who Thread.....   
    Curious to eventually see all these episodes. Right now we don't get BBCA and I don't fancy signing up for it just for Chibbers Who. If it was RTD  I'd have signed up in a heartbeat. Hell, we even signed up for Starz just to watch Torchwood: Miracle Day, which turned out to be a mistake (on our part and theirs!). Reading through all the comments on this thread (can you tell I'm so fed up with Who I don't even care about spoilers?) it looks like Flux might actually be a step up in quality finally. I hope so. I REALLY wanted to like Jodie and Chibnall - I was fed up with the overly silly dialog and convoluted plots of Moffatt's later era. The silly dialog carried right over though. If I ever hear the word Fam again... Still, it's only a show, and as always I hold out hope a fourth (or fifth) golden age of Who will be forthcoming. In the meantime I'm loving the recently animated Evil of the Daleks. Fan-bloody-tastic!
    Murray Gold had long since passed his prime. By the end of the Matt Smith era he'd become a parody of himself. All big fanfares and action ostinatos. The one thing I did find refreshing about the early Jodie episodes was the change in music. Shame it wasn't all that good. Refreshing, but meh.
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    Docteur Qui reacted to Thor in The Doctor Who Thread.....   
    The whole 'Division' thing must have passed me by. Had to google it after the latest episode to remember what it was. I thought it was the name of the devil-looking antagonist pair. I've seen every Dr. Who episode in history, but I'm by no means an expert in the lore. A lot of stuff just pass me by.
     
    I liked the latest episode. It makes sense to involve the Angels in a story that is all about time in flux.
     
    Another thing that has passed me by is that Russell T. Davies is returning in 2023. Wow, what great news! I never thought it could happen, it was just a pipedream. But lo and behold, here we are.
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    Docteur Qui reacted to Sweeping Strings in The Doctor Who Thread.....   
    As it's Doctor Who Day and bloody freezin' into the bargain, I donned a certain scarf for the walk to work today - 


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    Docteur Qui reacted to AC1 in What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)   
    I completely agree, Docteur Qui. I already forgot that I watched it. It shows you can't fabricate another Lost In Translation just by snapping your fingers. Coppola's previous movie The Beguiled was a lot better.
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    Docteur Qui got a reaction from AC1 in What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)   
    On the Rocks, written and directed by Sofia Coppola, starring Rashida Jones and Bill Murray.
     
    I'm a big fan of Lost In Translation, and this one feels a bit like a spiritual successor to that in many ways, playing off the generational dynamics and themes of isolation in that film but in a more familial setting. Murray is his usual exquisitely charismatic self; he brightens up the movie in every scene he's in and he has excellent chemistry with Jones, who I've always found very likeable. Unfortunately most of the film just feels a bit damp and shallow.
     
    The story is quite straightforward; a frazzled mother suspects her workaholic husband is being unfaithful and reluctantly accepts the help of her eccentric, womanising father to investigate. But the film never really takes off, relying far too much on the charms of its leads to paint over a fairly thin script. There's none of the brilliant non-sequiturs of Lost in Translation here, nor does the New York setting come to life in the way Tokyo did in that film. A few moments shine, like a funny late-night stakeout resulting in an amusing interaction with some beat cops; or glimpses of decrepit, Old New York Wealth and extravagance. The whole thing feels very old-fashioned and reverent to a bygone era, and ironically far less modern than the nearly 20-year old Translation. Without spoiling too much I feel that it's far too generous to its very flawed male characters while squaring all of the emotional labor on Jones' character, a choice that feels very out of touch.
     
    I don't regret watching it, as Coppola still knows how to stage her scenes well and the actors really do their best with what they're given. But it's inessential viewing, and left me wanting so much more.
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    Docteur Qui got a reaction from Holko in Michael Giacchino's SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME (2021)   
    Personally I'm hoping we hear "Hero" by Nickelback. Those early 00's soundtrack albums was where all the real music was at, none of this boring classical stuff!
     
     
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    Docteur Qui reacted to Jay in Michael Giacchino's SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME (2021)   
    Funnily enough, that's not a Nickelback song!  It's a collaboration between Nickelback's lead singer and some other dudes
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    Docteur Qui got a reaction from Not Mr. Big in Michael Giacchino's SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME (2021)   
    Personally I'm hoping we hear "Hero" by Nickelback. Those early 00's soundtrack albums was where all the real music was at, none of this boring classical stuff!
     
     
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    Docteur Qui got a reaction from Jay in Michael Giacchino's SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME (2021)   
    Personally I'm hoping we hear "Hero" by Nickelback. Those early 00's soundtrack albums was where all the real music was at, none of this boring classical stuff!
     
     
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    Docteur Qui got a reaction from Disco Stu in Michael Giacchino's SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME (2021)   
    Personally I'm hoping we hear "Hero" by Nickelback. Those early 00's soundtrack albums was where all the real music was at, none of this boring classical stuff!
     
     
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    Docteur Qui reacted to Richard Penna in Harry Potter 7CD Collection - MUSIC discussion   
    I just compared them - that's nearly as blatant as the Qudditch lift.
     
    Man, why couldn't Ross just have composed a few bits himself.
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    Docteur Qui reacted to Datameister in Harry Potter 7CD Collection - MUSIC discussion   
    It's virtually note for note - more so than the AOTC speeder chase.
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