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CC's No Time to Die Review   Friday, November 5, 2021 (10:10 a.m.) 

"Zimmer's infusion of MANLY DESPAIR to the Bond franchise"

Christian, your phraseology... *chef's kiss* I'm dying. It is THE reason I look forward to your reviews.
I cannot wait for your take on Dune.


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CC's No Time to Die Review   Friday, November 5, 2021 (10:27 a.m.) 

Iíll admit, my strongest disagreement isnít even about the music- itís his apparent intense dislike of the film, modern Bondís tone, and the ending (all of which I adored, and found perfectly suiting this stage of the franchise). If Casino Royale hadnít worked to make things more grounded, weíd probably have a campy Tomorrow Never Dies style Bond competing for the MCU audience.


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Re: CC's No Time to Die Review   Friday, November 5, 2021 (10:54 a.m.) 

> Iíll admit, my strongest disagreement isnít even about the music- itís his
> apparent intense dislike of the film, modern Bondís tone, and the ending
> (all of which I adored, and found perfectly suiting this stage of the
> franchise). If Casino Royale hadnít worked to make things more grounded,
> weíd probably have a campy Tomorrow Never Dies style Bond competing for
> the MCU audience.

Yeah, and...that might've been just fine :P

When Casino Royale and Batman Begins came out within a year of each other, it felt fresh, taking a more gritty, darker approach to silly material.

But 15 years later, it's very stale, overdone, and frankly, not much fun anymore. I don't really like the Brosnan Bonds or anything, but I would happily welcome the next round of Bond flicks to be that level of self-aware and goofy. I'm done with the mopey.


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Re: CC's No Time to Die Review [EDITED]   Friday, November 5, 2021 (11:35 a.m.) 

> Yeah, and...that might've been just fine :P

> When Casino Royale and Batman Begins came out within a year of each other,
> it felt fresh, taking a more gritty, darker approach to silly material.

> But 15 years later, it's very stale, overdone, and frankly, not much fun
> anymore. I don't really like the Brosnan Bonds or anything, but I would
> happily welcome the next round of Bond flicks to be that level of
> self-aware and goofy. I'm done with the mopey.

I'm fine with Bond films being a tad more gritty and realistic every once in a while. The Franchise did this occasionally, even before Craig, in (for example) 'For your Eyes only' and - best example - 'Licence to Kill'. 'Casino Royale' falls into the same category as 'Licence', more realistic and down to earth (which was badly needed after 'Die Another Day') while still managing to feel like a Bond-Movie (which I mostly attribute to Martin Camphells direction, David Arnolds' Score and the genuine chemistry between Craig and Eva Green). If Craigs tenure had continued in that vein, I would have been totally okay with that.
Unfortunately, 'Quantum of Solace' hardly moved the story forward (feeling like an appendix/epilogue to its superior predecessor) and came across as just... inconsequential. In addition, in terms of tone and style it was way more Bourne than Bond. And the last three Bond-Movies just lack genuine *fun* for the most part, and this comes from someone who would actually place 'Skyfall' in the top-five of the Franchise. 'Spectre' was insultingly lacking, though, while I'd place 'No Time to Die' somewhere in the middle. Its fine and better than expected and neatly brings Craigs' tenure to a close but if they continue the franchise, something like 'Tomorrow never dies' is something I'd like to see.
The biggest problem I have with the last couple of Bond-Films is that they were treated as such big EVENTs, with all those expectations riding on them. Part of me is just yearning for *just another Bond-Film*, one which neatly follows the established and well-proven formula without becoming too gritty or going too overboard, directed by a workmanlike Filmmaker who knows how to tell a story and shoot Action scenes but has no delusions of grandeur, no urge to subvert expectations or being too pretentious, but is also sensible enough to keep it real and not turn everything up to eleven, running amuck with CGI. I don't want another 'Die Another Day', but 'Living Daylights', 'Goldeneye' and 'Tomorrow never dies' (and yes, 'Casino Royale') all managed to strike this balance.


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Re: CC's No Time to Die Review   Friday, November 5, 2021 (2:12 p.m.) 
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> I'm fine with Bond films being a tad more gritty and realistic every once
> in a while. The Franchise did this occasionally, even before Craig, in
> (for example) 'For your Eyes only' and - best example - 'Licence to Kill'.
> 'Casino Royale' falls into the same category as 'Licence', more realistic
> and down to earth (which was badly needed after 'Die Another Day') while
> still managing to feel like a Bond-Movie (which I mostly attribute to
> Martin Camphells direction, David Arnolds' Score and the genuine chemistry
> between Craig and Eva Green). If Craigs tenure had continued in that vein,
> I would have been totally okay with that.
> Unfortunately, 'Quantum of Solace' hardly moved the story forward (feeling
> like an appendix/epilogue to its superior predecessor) and came across as
> just... inconsequential. In addition, in terms of tone and style it was
> way more Bourne than Bond. And the last three Bond-Movies just lack
> genuine *fun* for the most part, and this comes from someone who would
> actually place 'Skyfall' in the top-five of the Franchise. 'Spectre' was
> insultingly lacking, though, while I'd place 'No Time to Die' somewhere in
> the middle. Its fine and better than expected and neatly brings Craigs'
> tenure to a close but if they continue the franchise, something like
> 'Tomorrow never dies' is something I'd like to see.
> The biggest problem I have with the last couple of Bond-Films is that they
> were treated as such big EVENTs, with all those expectations riding on
> them. Part of me is just yearning for *just another Bond-Film*, one which
> neatly follows the established and well-proven formula without becoming
> too gritty or going too overboard, directed by a workmanlike Filmmaker who
> knows how to tell a story and shoot Action scenes but has no delusions of
> grandeur, no urge to subvert expectations or being too pretentious, but is
> also sensible enough to keep it real and not turn everything up to eleven,
> running amuck with CGI. I don't want another 'Die Another Day', but
> 'Living Daylights', 'Goldeneye' and 'Tomorrow never dies' (and yes,
> 'Casino Royale') all managed to strike this balance.

I agree with a lot of what you said, and that may be part of the reason I've really fell in love with the Mission: Impossible series over the last few years. I find it has the perfect balance of a fun spy adventure, but not at the expense of becoming too goofy at the sake of the drama of the plot. Also, each one has just felt like the next film in a series, and not a big event (at least not more than the average blockbuster).

It sounds like my ranking of the Craig films is similar to yours, with Casino Royale and Skyfall as the best, Quantum of Solace and Spectre at the lower end, and No Time to Die in the middle. However, since Connery and Bronsan both had to end their tenure with their weakest film, the fact that No Time to Die is a legit good film (and Bond film) is a big, big win in my book.


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Re: CC's No Time to Die Review   Friday, November 5, 2021 (2:31 p.m.) 

I don't need them to be "gritty", but I don't want Bond to return to a caricature. One of my favorite aspects of Casino Royale was that it humanized Bond. And I think that's a lot more interesting than just a "Bond under the sea" now "Bond in space" flavor of the week.
So I'd like to see the character continue to grow and evolve in some respects without completely betraying it's roots.
Sidenote: I have yet to see NTTD, waiting for home release.


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Re: CC's No Time to Die Review   Friday, November 5, 2021 (12:40 p.m.) 

> Yeah, and...that might've been just fine :P

> When Casino Royale and Batman Begins came out within a year of each other,
> it felt fresh, taking a more gritty, darker approach to silly material.

> But 15 years later, it's very stale, overdone, and frankly, not much fun
> anymore. I don't really like the Brosnan Bonds or anything, but I would
> happily welcome the next round of Bond flicks to be that level of
> self-aware and goofy. I'm done with the mopey.

I guess Iím a little exhausted with how much mainstream media is following the MCUís tongue in cheek tone, so I donít feel at all the same way. Craigís Bond films are still a breath of fresh air for me.


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Re: CC's No Time to Die Review   Saturday, November 6, 2021 (4:04 a.m.) 

> I guess Iím a little exhausted with how much mainstream media is following
> the MCUís tongue in cheek tone, so I donít feel at all the same way.
> Craigís Bond films are still a breath of fresh air for me.

I think films can be fun in ways that aren't the sarcastic quippy meta-humor of the MCU. I agree with you that that has gotten old but there are more ways to skin a cat.


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Re: CC's No Time to Die Review   Saturday, November 6, 2021 (9:40 a.m.) 

> I think films can be fun in ways that aren't the sarcastic quippy
> meta-humor of the MCU. I agree with you that that has gotten old but there
> are more ways to skin a cat.

Well yeah- and I think one of the ways that they can be fun is the tone of Craigís Bond films!


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Re: CC's No Time to Die Review   Friday, November 5, 2021 (7:19 p.m.) 

> Yeah, and...that might've been just fine :P

> When Casino Royale and Batman Begins came out within a year of each other,
> it felt fresh, taking a more gritty, darker approach to silly material.

> But 15 years later, it's very stale, overdone, and frankly, not much fun
> anymore. I don't really like the Brosnan Bonds or anything, but I would
> happily welcome the next round of Bond flicks to be that level of
> self-aware and goofy. I'm done with the mopey.

Amen.

I just watched Diamonds are Forever, and I'm not gonna claim it's better than... I mean, any of the Craig Bonds, but in terms of what I want more of? No question. The thing is, a back-to-its-roots Bond would stick out so much more these days even than it did in the 60s, tonally, in its lightness. I get that they have to abandon aspects of that era's humour (sigh) but that doesn't mean they have to abandon charm so utterly (and I liked No Time to Die a lot, don't get me wrong).


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Re: CC's No Time to Die Review   Monday, November 8, 2021 (3:16 a.m.) 

> Yeah, and...that might've been just fine :P

> When Casino Royale and Batman Begins came out within a year of each other,
> it felt fresh, taking a more gritty, darker approach to silly material.

> But 15 years later, it's very stale, overdone, and frankly, not much fun
> anymore. I don't really like the Brosnan Bonds or anything, but I would
> happily welcome the next round of Bond flicks to be that level of
> self-aware and goofy. I'm done with the mopey.

Damn, you doing it again, Riley. To each his own, but maybe you should just take a break for a month or so? I don't know what happened, but you've become so annoying and whining in this year. I remember how I read your posts and comments with opinions about music with enjoyment, and it helped me to look at some soundtracks from a different angle, but now (except your post about Gustavo Santaolalla music for 'Maya and the Three') I feel only annoying from you.



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...Ouch. [EDITED]   Monday, November 8, 2021 (6:27 a.m.) 

> Damn, you doing it again, Riley. To each his own, but maybe you should
> just take a break for a month or so? I don't know what happened, but
> you've become so annoying and whining in this year. I remember how I read
> your posts and comments with opinions about music with enjoyment, and it
> helped me to look at some soundtracks from a different angle, but now
> (except your post about Gustavo Santaolalla music for 'Maya and the
> Three') I feel only annoying from you.

Ö.wow. Sorry for annoying you, and likely many others. Find it a bit strange this is the post that broke your camelís back with me, considering I wasnít talking about scores at all, just Bond movies and modern trends in action flicks, butÖok then.

Iíll only post comments that are positive from here on, and if I want to talk about a score I donít feel that positive about, Iíll lie.


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Re: ...Ouch. [EDITED]   Monday, November 8, 2021 (7:33 a.m.) 

> Ö.wow. Sorry for annoying you, and likely many others. Find it a bit
> strange this is the post that broke your camelís back with me, considering
> I wasnít talking about scores at all, just Bond movies and modern trends
> in action flicks, butÖok then.

> Iíll only post comments that are positive from here on, and if I want to
> talk about a score I donít feel that positive about, Iíll lie.

No, please, just do what you do and be yourself. Personally, I'm not the slightest bit annoyed by your posts expressing your disappointment. Infact, the most I feel is sympathy because I often feel the same way about modern film music. But I generally made myself scarce the last couple of months, for the most part I simply don't feel like writing about it.

But anyway, writing about your opinions and feelings is something you are absolutely entitled to. As long as you don't step on anyones' toes and *really* alienate/offend people, its completely fine.

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Re: ...Ouch.   Monday, November 8, 2021 (8:01 a.m.) 

> No, please, just do what you do and be yourself. Personally, I'm not the
> slightest bit annoyed by your posts expressing your disappointment.
> Infact, the most I feel is sympathy because I often feel the same way
> about modern film music. But I generally made myself scarce the last
> couple of months, for the most part I simply don't feel like writing about
> it.

> But anyway, writing about your opinions and feelings is something you are
> absolutely entitled to. As long as you don't step on anyones' toes and
> *really* alienate/offend people, its completely fine.

Thanks, but yeah...I'm still not sure, to be honest. I guess if this gets 15 replies like yours then maybe I don't have to change and hide, but if it gets 15 replies agreeing with the other guy and that I'm actively dampering the fun around here, I'll feel goddamn terrible and will retire all negativity for as long as I can.


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Re: ...Ouch.   Monday, November 8, 2021 (9:06 a.m.) 

> Thanks, but yeah...I'm still not sure, to be honest. I guess if this gets
> 15 replies like yours then maybe I don't have to change and hide, but if
> it gets 15 replies agreeing with the other guy and that I'm actively
> dampering the fun around here, I'll feel goddamn terrible and will retire
> all negativity for as long as I can.

Don't change what you want to post because of this dumb comment. You post just as much praise of stuff you love. You and I rarely agree on tastes, but that's totally fine. Keep doing you, man.


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Re: ...Ouch.   Monday, November 8, 2021 (1:49 p.m.) 

> Thanks, but yeah...I'm still not sure, to be honest. I guess if this gets
> 15 replies like yours then maybe I don't have to change and hide, but if
> it gets 15 replies agreeing with the other guy and that I'm actively
> dampering the fun around here, I'll feel goddamn terrible and will retire
> all negativity for as long as I can.

Dampening the fun around here? A lot of the time youíre the source of it.

As for the Ďnegativityí, donít change. This idea that everything has to be sunshine and rainbows all the time or itís Ďtoxicí is actually toxic. If we canít express our fears, anger and disappointments and are forced to perform positivity and happiness all the time, that is far more damaging to our mental states than reading an adverse opinion about something.

Also, just to be selfish for a moment, I want to read your end of year rambles in their traditional form, not some sanitised version.



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Re: ...Ouch. [EDITED]   Monday, November 8, 2021 (1:09 p.m.) 

> No, please, just do what you do and be yourself. Personally, I'm not the
> slightest bit annoyed by your posts expressing your disappointment.
> Infact, the most I feel is sympathy because I often feel the same way
> about modern film music. But I generally made myself scarce the last
> couple of months, for the most part I simply don't feel like writing about
> it.

I admit to finding myself more ambivalent towards film music this year. I canít quite muster the same level of enjoyment or enthusiasm for it. Listening to new releases has become a struggle. I much prefer the comfort of old, and not so old, favourites. But then I wonder if this is more a reflection of my despair at the state of the world at the moment than it is of the music.


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Re: ...Ouch.   Monday, November 8, 2021 (7:39 a.m.) 

> Ö.wow. Sorry for annoying you, and likely many others. Find it a bit
> strange this is the post that broke your camelís back with me, considering
> I wasnít talking about scores at all, just Bond movies and modern trends
> in action flicks, butÖok then.

> Iíll only post comments that are positive from here on, and if I want to
> talk about a score I donít feel that positive about, Iíll lie.

I'm torn over how seriously you should take this comment. On the one hand, everyone's opinions are worthwhile and a lot of people just read the board without commenting. On the other, how seriously can any of us take the criticism of people we don't know? And if it was a regular, I wish they'd feel comfortable just expressing their concerns without the fake name and proxy address.


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Re: ...Ouch.   Monday, November 8, 2021 (7:59 a.m.) 

> I'm torn over how seriously you should take this comment. On the one hand,
> everyone's opinions are worthwhile and a lot of people just read the board
> without commenting. On the other, how seriously can any of us take the
> criticism of people we don't know? And if it was a regular, I wish they'd
> feel comfortable just expressing their concerns without the fake name and
> proxy address.

That's part of the problem - someone went to the trouble of hiding their name and proxy in order to tell me what they really think. That, to me, means it was probably not just a regular, but likely a friend. And to be honest, it stings a little bit; I'd feel awful if my bitterness has actually helped ruin the Scoreboard for some people these past couple years.

Wrote quite a long post about it but haven't actually posted it yet....still trying to determine how to properly take this, and if I really do need to change my writing attitudes and shut up for a while.


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Re: ...Ouch.   Monday, November 8, 2021 (9:15 a.m.) 

> Ö.wow. Sorry for annoying you, and likely many others. Find it a bit
> strange this is the post that broke your camelís back with me, considering
> I wasnít talking about scores at all, just Bond movies and modern trends
> in action flicks, butÖok then.

> Iíll only post comments that are positive from here on, and if I want to
> talk about a score I donít feel that positive about, Iíll lie.

Please don't. Part of the reason I love this community is the different opinions and discussions. I may not agree on everything but I really do appreciate you contributions to the conversation. Plus, you did point to me to Maya and The Three which wasn't even on my radar this year.


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Re: ...Ouch.   Monday, November 8, 2021 (11:43 a.m.) 
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> Iíll only post comments that are positive from here on, and if I want to
> talk about a score I donít feel that positive about, Iíll lie.

Uh, yeah, no. Don't do this. You are Riley, not someone who goes around blowing sunshine up other people's asses and smiling like a Stepford Wife. You like what you like, and why should anyone judge you about it. If he really doesn't like your point of view, he can ignore your posts. But you shouldn't have to censor yourself because someone else is being annoying and whiney about you. smile

It's not like you are being cruel or malicious. You are just being you. So dude, just be you.


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Re: ...Ouch.   Monday, November 8, 2021 (3:03 p.m.) 
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> Ö.wow. Sorry for annoying you, and likely many others. Find it a bit
> strange this is the post that broke your camelís back with me, considering
> I wasnít talking about scores at all, just Bond movies and modern trends
> in action flicks, butÖok then.

I think you should continue to do what you've been doing, don't let one random comment make you change your honest feelings towards music, films, etc. The fact that we all have different opinions on something is what makes for great discussions around these parts. Even if I don't agree with them, I have enough respect for the regulars like you and others to understand where those opinions are coming from.



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Re: ...Ouch.   Monday, November 8, 2021 (4:03 p.m.) 

> Ö.wow. Sorry for annoying you, and likely many others. Find it a bit
> strange this is the post that broke your camelís back with me, considering
> I wasnít talking about scores at all, just Bond movies and modern trends
> in action flicks, butÖok then.

> Iíll only post comments that are positive from here on, and if I want to
> talk about a score I donít feel that positive about, Iíll lie.

I'll join the crew trying to get the responses here to the requisite 15. I'm all for ignoring either 1) random person on the internet, or 2) non-random person who didn't care enough to address you directly and own their opinion. As others have said, you're the opposite of annoying and a downer - I think you bring a lot of fun and life to the board. And censoring negative opinions, especially ones expressed as entertainingly as yours, is a terrible idea, not to mention a ridiculous expectation for a community like this (the board is literally formatted so you have to click on individual posts to see what someone wrote! (on desktop at least)).


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Re: ...Ouch.   Monday, November 8, 2021 (4:20 p.m.) 

> Ö.wow. Sorry for annoying you, and likely many others. Find it a bit
> strange this is the post that broke your camelís back with me, considering
> I wasnít talking about scores at all, just Bond movies and modern trends
> in action flicks, butÖok then.

> Iíll only post comments that are positive from here on, and if I want to
> talk about a score I donít feel that positive about, Iíll lie.

Yeah, no. Don't change. I know I josh and tease, but the bottom line is that I consider you a friend, and friends can always be honest and truthful with no repercussions. Just be you.


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Re: ...Ouch.   Monday, November 8, 2021 (8:01 p.m.) 

> Yeah, no. Don't change. I know I josh and tease, but the bottom line is
> that I consider you a friend, and friends can always be honest and
> truthful with no repercussions. Just be you.

Honestly, whoever posted this must have loved the past week, what with how often you and I dunked on Riley! big grin


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Thanks everyone   Monday, November 8, 2021 (5:57 p.m.) 

> Ö.wow. Sorry for annoying you, and likely many others. Find it a bit
> strange this is the post that broke your camelís back with me, considering
> I wasnít talking about scores at all, just Bond movies and modern trends
> in action flicks, butÖok then.

> Iíll only post comments that are positive from here on, and if I want to
> talk about a score I donít feel that positive about, Iíll lie.

I'd love to respond to everyone individually, but considering I'm even getting texts and PM's over this, I'll just say a big "cheers" and "appreciate it" to those of you saying kind words and letting me know it's Ok to be my cranky self (also, not to brag, but I'm now officially in the "friends circle" with Jon. Next stop, the Desplat Circle Jerk!)

But yeah, jokes aside I do appreciate it, cause I was genuinely worried after seeing "Eduel"'s post that I've been this big wart on the community all year and no one's wanted to say anything about it. Hopefully that's not the case. I will continue to speak what I feel although I will actually tone down some of the "everything sucks now" vibe -- it's something I've felt might be an issue for several months, and Edeul's post merely confirmed it.

My new goal for 2022 is that every time I make a post expressing disappointment or anger over a modern score/score trend, I should also make a seperate post championing a score/score trend I love. I mean, we're all here specifically cause we like this weird little niche, so why not celebrate it more, even if it's pointing at old stuff or something written by a guy who rhymes with Brevor Mabin?

Also, quick extra thanks to Kippie -- I was seriously considering forgoing the year end write up this year (even before today's shenanigans) because I was worried it would come across too bitchy or would irritate some readers. But now, I mean...if even just one person wants it, I'm happy to oblige.

Title of your sex tape.


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Re: Thanks everyone   Tuesday, November 9, 2021 (8:15 a.m.) 

> But yeah, jokes aside I do appreciate it, cause I was genuinely worried
> after seeing 'Eduel''s post that I've been this big wart on the community
> all year and no one's wanted to say anything about it. Hopefully that's
> not the case.

I'm a bit late chiming in, but I don't think you've been a blight on the community at all.

> I will continue to speak what I feel although I will
> actually tone down some of the 'everything sucks now' vibe -- it's
> something I've felt might be an issue for several months, and Edeul's post
> merely confirmed it.

Nothing wrong with some healthy introspection and course correction. All the same, my perspective is that "Eduel" is either a troll or an ill-mannered lurker, and shouldn't be taken seriously.


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Re: ...Ouch.   Tuesday, November 9, 2021 (9:39 a.m.) 

> Ö.wow. Sorry for annoying you, and likely many others. Find it a bit
> strange this is the post that broke your camelís back with me, considering
> I wasnít talking about scores at all, just Bond movies and modern trends
> in action flicks, butÖok then.

> Iíll only post comments that are positive from here on, and if I want to
> talk about a score I donít feel that positive about, Iíll lie.

Motion Denied. Carry on being Riley, the Man from Vulcan, AB. I have it on pretty good authority from Voice #14 in my head that you're a swell fellow. A swellow, so to speak. 10/10, would have wings with again.

COME HERE YOU! *glomphugs*



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And who the fuck are you, exactly?   Tuesday, November 9, 2021 (8:56 a.m.) 

Never seen you before. You don't have a profile. I have no idea why you expect your opinions to carry any weight, especially when you revive a three-day-old thread with the sole purpose of putting down a close member of the community.


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Re: CC's No Time to Die Review   Saturday, November 6, 2021 (5:26 a.m.) 

> 'Zimmer's infusion of MANLY DESPAIR to the Bond franchise'

> Christian, your phraseology... *chef's kiss* I'm dying. It is THE reason I
> look forward to your reviews.
> I cannot wait for your take on Dune.

Indeed, likely a one star score or less. A rating I would agree with having listened to album and seen the film.

However, I do feel that CC was a little bit harsh with this rating for No Time To Die. The score is superior to say Skyfall (which I like and I am Newman fan), and yet both get ***


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Re: CC's No Time to Die Review   Saturday, November 6, 2021 (12:37 p.m.) 

I don't need to see the movie in order to know that Sean Connery would turn in his grave.

> 'Zimmer's infusion of MANLY DESPAIR to the Bond franchise'

> Christian, your phraseology... *chef's kiss* I'm dying. It is THE reason I
> look forward to your reviews.
> I cannot wait for your take on Dune.



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