Recent content by Chauncey_G

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    Different films, Same score

    One of the most blatant that I ever noticed was with the first Die Hard in the scene where Karl shows back up at the very end and is about to shoot Bruce Willis before being shot himself. The music is a straight lift from James Horner's score for Aliens in the scene where they're flying away...
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    Need advice on Crown amps

    Thanks for the info, guys! Everyone else - the more, the merrier, so keep any advice coming! Jerry, I'm actually unsure about my budget. I'd started out thinking that I wouldn't upgrade anything this year, but when this friend of mine started offering deals, I couldn't just say "no" to the...
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    Need advice on Crown amps

    A friend of mine works at a good local guitar shop which can order and/or stocks various models of Crown rack-mounted amps. He has offered to look into getting me a good deal on some amps if I'm interested. I've asked him to look into 2-channel amps at 120W/channel and at 150W/channel. Some...
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    Boondock Saints....WOW

    Yeah, this was a fun film, and I think that's why I like it so much. It just felt like everyone in the film was having a great time making it. My brother introduced me to this one about 6 months ago; at Christmas he gave just about everyone the DVD! The director has a sequel planned, though...
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    Post Older-movie watching depression...

    Tom, I totally hear what you're saying. I had an eye-opening moment watching a film that was near-and-dear to my heart as a child as well. When I was a kid, I was absolutely blown away by Disney's The Black Hole. As far as I was concerned at the time, it was a flawless film! However, I was...
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    What...no midnight Matrix reloaded showing???!!!

    Every reformatted 35mm film to the 15/70 format (the IMAX format) has been letterboxed. I can only assume that Matrix will be the same way. Admittedly, the letterboxing does not always match the OAR of the 35mm print, Episode 2 is a prime example of this, but at the very least some...
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    What...no midnight Matrix reloaded showing???!!!

    I didn't see this already posted anywhere, so I thought I'd break the news. Sorry if it's already out there. Evidently, a few weeks after Matrix: Reloaded hits theaters, it will be hitting IMAX as well. Even better, IMO, is that Matrix: Revolution will day-and-date in IMAX theaters and...
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    Which studio has butchered the most of your favorite films?

    I'm still hacked at Columbia for their mistreatment of A Midnight Clear.
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    I think I want to live at the Egyptian...

    I attended the Egyptian's John Carpenter tribute. VERY cool theater, INCREDIBLY cool program, and UNSPEAKABLY cool that such a place even exists.
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    Let theaters compete !!!! I hate it when a good movie shows at a crappy theater...

    I worked for a theater company that had to deal with this very problem a couple of years back. The Dickinson SouthGlen 12 was within spitting distance of the AMC Town Center 20. The Town Center was much newer, and when it went in they worked out a deal in which they sort of swapped...
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    Help on finding a "Dog Soldiers"-ish movie?

    That's it! In reading the cast list, seeing that Andy Serkis was in it was enough to ring the bell. Thanks for the help!
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    Help on finding a "Dog Soldiers"-ish movie?

    Hi all. I just watched Dog Soldiers for the the first time the other day. Though not perfect, it was an admirable low-budget horror film. Just enough of a spin on the werewolf theme to keep it fresh, IMO. But that's not why I started this thread. I remember seeing a reply to a Dog Soldiers...
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    Getting ready for FP purchase..some questions for the experts

    Manny, Here's a link to my review of the Piano HE-3200. It's a great little unit for the money. However, be warned that whereas it does accept a high-def signal, it can't output high-def resolution. It will downconvert it to it's own resolution of WSVGA. If you're getting into the FPTV thing...
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    Underappreciated film scores...

    In no particular order: Paperhouse - Hans Zimmer & Stanley Meyers Krull (Extended Edition) - James Horner Cutthroat Island - John Debney Passion (The Last Temptation of Jesus Christ) - Peter Gabriel The Dark Crystal - Trevor Jones Dark City - Trevor Jones The Crow - Graeme Revell...