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    Aquarius is a great, interesting album. The demo...

    Aquarius is a great, interesting album. The demo from 2008 has some excellent stuff. The rest got to the formula - sort of more matured, cohesive, but also boring and less adventurous. The last album...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNpuMJRJ7EM

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNpuMJRJ7EM
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    The first time it seems very good. So good that...

    The first time it seems very good. So good that you want to spin it a few more times. But then after a couple more it seems uneven. Best songs are Tip Of The Hat and I Am Wire. Earthbound is decent...
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    It's good. Maybe third best after the first two....

    It's good. Maybe third best after the first two.
    Some of the songs are excellent, others not so much.
    It's better than the previous one and the two with Munroe.
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    If you want to do "pretentious" long instrumental...

    If you want to do "pretentious" long instrumental sections in an interesting way...well, Rush had in in them. The first six minutes here are great


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ahqS2b_2fs
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    The first three minutes have some good spots....

    The first three minutes have some good spots. Then after that there's that instrumental section which is just boring. Their work is very patchy. A couple good moments between a lot of mechanical...
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    Scroll down and there's a short clip from one of...

    Scroll down and there's a short clip from one of the songs

    https://www.rafabasa.com/2018/11/27/slipknot-alter-bridge-presto-ballet-hate-squad-bang-your-head/
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    There's a short clip of one of the songs on their...

    There's a short clip of one of the songs on their FB page
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    Apparently they recorded the upcoming album...

    Apparently they recorded the upcoming album already in 2014 or so. They just haven't released it until now. The lineup is the same as on Relic, just a different drummer.

    They say it's one of the...
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    Every article contains speculation. As I...

    Every article contains speculation. As I understand it, Johansson did his job, but Villeneuve wanted something more, so the others were brought in. It's anyones guess who'll contribute what. The...
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    These were the latest which were made public - a...

    These were the latest which were made public - a making of video and the last trailer.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBsjZgu7T2U


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZOaI_Fn5o4
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    Listened to some of Zimmer's score for Dunkirk....

    Listened to some of Zimmer's score for Dunkirk. Very interesting. Very synthy.
    And this in the context that he has been brought on board (together with Wallfisch) to compose additional music for...
  13. Some of the sounds are interesting, well...

    Some of the sounds are interesting, well produced. It's well played. Intrumentally it works. I expected more from Morgan. But it's just one song. Here some of the sound together with the singing...
  14. If you mean this one, that was Andrew Mcdermott...

    If you mean this one, that was Andrew Mcdermott who sadly passed away a few years ago


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jetVB7HYByo

    Morgan is this one

    ...
  15. Threshold - new double concept album "Legends Of The Shires"

    Threshold have a new album coming out later this year.

    The fact itself is maybe no big surprise. Apparently they've been posting about it since last year.

    But the big change is that Damian...
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    Tried to watch it sometime but the film didn't...

    Tried to watch it sometime but the film didn't have that little something that captured my attention. There is a scene in Tarkovsky's Solaris with the car in a POW shot just riding across bridges and...
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    :up Some ambition needed to pull it off :)

    :up Some ambition needed to pull it off :)
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    I think he's too conservative. No more than 18...

    I think he's too conservative. No more than 18 prequels will do and they should be in the same cinematic universe as The Resurrection of Zachary Wheeler and the Psycho remake with William Macy...
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    Recently saw one of the Friedkin masterclasses...

    Recently saw one of the Friedkin masterclasses where he said that he has never seen the sequel to French Connection and he even wrote a letter to Frankenheimer asking not to do it.
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    They've talked about one or even two more films...

    They've talked about one or even two more films after this. So...
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    If I may...I haven't seen it but there are lots...

    If I may...I haven't seen it but there are lots of reviews where the plot elements are mentioned so I have an idea where it's gone. The story is a continuation of Prometheus. At least in some ways. I...
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    The reaction to it is enthusiastic. T The look...

    The reaction to it is enthusiastic. T
    The look is more in correspondence with today's clean and digital stuff than the design of the 80's. I'd call it synthetic. Some of it reminds me of Tron.
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    Lots of people have already seen it and there are...

    Lots of people have already seen it and there are lots of reviews on all kinds of sites/forums. The verdict is that it's watchable, decent.

    I just can't see someone making a very good film out of...
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    Some of it looks interesting, some of it not so...

    Some of it looks interesting, some of it not so much...the same can be said about the sound.
    There's still a real possibility of it being a big pretty product which stands out from the pack as far...
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    The first full trailer for Blade Runner 2049... ...

    The first full trailer for Blade Runner 2049...


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFfiWDMYZ2c
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    For a long time it was not confirmed if Rapace...

    For a long time it was not confirmed if Rapace would return. Very late in production it was announced that she would. She's in the credits on imdb too. Guess it's not a big role.

    I expect this to...
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    Seemingly Scott wanted to make a continuation of...

    Seemingly Scott wanted to make a continuation of Prometheus. Then Blompkamp came out with his sequel idea. That got delayed and instead there's this - a sequel to Prometheus which has more alien...
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    Just like Blade Runner. Some of it looks...

    Just like Blade Runner. Some of it looks watchable, some of it strange. But the trailer for the 1982's BR doesn't fill you with confidence either (if you haven't seen the film and don't know what to...
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    The new Blade Runner is not a remake, it's a...

    The new Blade Runner is not a remake, it's a sequel set 30 years after the first ones events.
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    This one is not directed by Scott. Denis...

    This one is not directed by Scott. Denis Villeneuve is directing it. Everyone is saying that he's awesome. I've no idea as I haven't seen Prisoners, Arrival or his other films. Scott is only a...
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    I just read a few reactions on the net. Most are...

    I just read a few reactions on the net. Most are praising it for being authentic/true to the originals look and feel. I didn't exactly get that from this teaser. The night scenes look more like the...
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    I've posted about this film here several times...

    I've posted about this film here several times but my guess is a lot of people think it shouldn't be made in the first place.

    I follow the developments of this all the time. This must be new as I...
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    I watched it but don't remember almost anything...

    I watched it but don't remember almost anything of it. The same director made Blue Ruin which was a couple inches better.
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    The worm could have been an experienced stunt man...

    The worm could have been an experienced stunt man in a suit.
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    Star Trek: Wrath Of Khan. Saw it all for the...

    Star Trek: Wrath Of Khan. Saw it all for the first time.
    Good visuals.
    Mostly very good acting.
    There is hardly any story in there for a full feature. It seemingly has intentions of not being...
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    I think the second CA film - Winter Soldier - is...

    I think the second CA film - Winter Soldier - is the only so called comic book film where they managed to make at least something approaching an artistically competent flick. All of the other ones...
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    Haven't seen Arrival or any other Villeneuve...

    Haven't seen Arrival or any other Villeneuve flicks (some I plan on seeing) but it better be good as his next film is Blade Runner 2049 which is already shooting and will be released next year.
    ...
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    The similarities is only one thing. There wasn't...

    The similarities is only one thing. There wasn't much to hold onto for me. I liked It Follows far better as a film that brought on board the 70's and 80's sensibilities.
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    Before it I saw the 1979 version of Salem's Lot...

    Before it I saw the 1979 version of Salem's Lot and it brought the sense of a small town community far better. Plus the cast in that film is far far stronger. And the scenes where Bonnie Bedelia...
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    At first I wanted to mention the one which I...

    At first I wanted to mention the one which I think was recommended - the film with James Brolin, I think it was called Trapped or smth like that. But if that's not the one, then it should be...
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    There's tons of great European films (French,...

    There's tons of great European films (French, Italian etc.). Even the subtitles shouldn't be an obstacle :)
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    Watch Expendables 2 and 3. The second one has...

    Watch Expendables 2 and 3. The second one has more Willis, more Schwarzenegger (although the role they gave him is a bit disrespectful) and there's Van Damme as the villian and Chuck Norris appears...
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    The biggest problem with De Palma is that he...

    The biggest problem with De Palma is that he practically rips off (a word I don't particularly like but here it fits) Hitchcock and namely some particular films: Rear Window, Vertigo and Psycho....
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    Believe it or not but I've committed a sin in...

    Believe it or not but I've committed a sin in this respect - I haven't seen it :)
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    There was this one but it's from the 80's and the...

    There was this one but it's from the 80's and the protagonists are two, not one. And the year is 1989, not 1987 as is noted here:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0dUAirXNos
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    I think Duel is Spielberg's best film. Definitely...

    I think Duel is Spielberg's best film. Definitely his most interesting picture. No Jaws or Indiana Jones beats it. Not even talking about his post 80's filmography.
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    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/7f/Red...

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/7f/Red_sun_movieposter.jpg
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    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/97/Bre...

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/97/Breakheart_Pass_1975.png
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    I've never seen all of Silverado, just some...

    I've never seen all of Silverado, just some episodes. On the plus side, it has Scott Glenn and Brian Dennehy. Costner is often described as being annoying in it and he himself has said that he would...
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    That is really the problem - that it doesn't set...

    That is really the problem - that it doesn't set the world alight. Even worse is that it will not have an impact in the grand scheme of things. Although I think it's up to the individual viewer.

    I...
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    Not very fond of the instrumental parts, but...

    Not very fond of the instrumental parts, but that's my perspective on them since Ode To Echo.

    The thing I like the most on this are the male vocals.

    I'll be dissappointed if they hire somebody...
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    I liked Frances Sternhagen in it. And to think -...

    I liked Frances Sternhagen in it. And to think - at first it was a role for a male actor. The first couple scenes of her and Connery are priceless.
    They managed to make an interesting space...
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    One of Peter Hyams best films. Could be better...

    One of Peter Hyams best films. Could be better than Capricorn One and 2010.
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    I've never seen it all but I've read that Richard...

    I've never seen it all but I've read that Richard Lynch had an interesting role here before he started playing all kinds of badies.
    I think Pacino and Hackman didn't get along too well on the set....
  55. Thread: Tangerine Dream

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    I agree that not everything that they did in...

    I agree that not everything that they did in movies is very good, but listen to their scores for Thief, The Keep and Wavelength. Or better - watch the films as the music is meant to accompany the...
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    They both have some screen presence but that's...

    They both have some screen presence but that's about it. Reeves was good in Speed, a perfect role for him. But nothing beats Dennis Hopper with his "Are these seats taken?"
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    The paradox of British film acting is that even...

    The paradox of British film acting is that even in something like the Pete Walker horror films they managed to bring on board some fantastic talent. I saw House Of Whipcord recently (not for the...
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    Scheider played Hoffman's brother in Marathon Man...

    Scheider played Hoffman's brother in Marathon Man :) And Olivier told Hoffman on the set something like: "When are you going to start to act?" :D
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    If somebody tried to make a sequel to Don't Go In...

    If somebody tried to make a sequel to Don't Go In The Woods Alone...I'm sure it would be better than the original :)
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    It's the same with First Blood (as with Rocky). I...

    It's the same with First Blood (as with Rocky). I think First Blood is a good film, the rest of the sequels don't come even close.

    Speaking about Omen, I saw the second and third films which I...
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