Archive for November 9, 2012

Ranking the Bond Title Songs, Scores, and Credit Sequences

Okay, so we’ve ranked all the films, now let’s get to the fun part. The music. We’ve all heard the Bond songs. Shit, at least one of these is played on the radio every single day. Plus, it’s music, so all we really need to do is listen to the songs and we’re able to participate in ranking our favorites. So we’ll start with those, get those out of the way. Of course, we all have our own tastes, so my list is likely to very different from other people’s lists. Not that I care. I go by what I hear (and for tiebreakers, the nature of the song, how iconic it is, etc).

Then, we’ll rank the credit sequences. All of the songs (save Skyfall, which I won’t rank there, even though I’ll have seen the film by the time this goes up. I don’t want to spoil it for TokyoRemix. He won’t be able to see it for another month) will have their respective credit sequences in to the song videos, so it’ll be easy to do.

Then we’ll end with my favorite scores of the franchise. While setting up all the articles (do you know how much time goes into uploading 500 screenshots into an article like that? Try it sometime), I had lots of time to listen to the scores all the way through, so I’ll give my thoughts on those and list some of my favorite tracks from each of the scores (not counting the title songs, of course). And tomorrow will be more lists.

So let’s get ranking: (more…)


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The Box Office Report – November 9-11

SKYFALL!

I’m sorry, I have to pretend to give a shit about what happened last week. Let’s get that out of the way first.

Last week, in Box Office…

Wreck-it Ralph riggity wrecked the competition with $49 million. I expected this. And I hear it’s great, so, good for them. More power to them. I need to see this.

Flight opened to a really strong $24.9 million. I hear this is great too, so, good for them. Wanna see this too.

Argo held really well and made $10.2 million They’ve made $76 million here, and Affleck has a real nice hit streak going at the box office. It was also really solid. So that’s good.

The Man with the Iron Fists opened to $7.9 million, which is not surprising at all. This is a DVD movie. People will see this on DVD and VOD. Plus they only spent $15 million to make it, so I wouldn’t be too worried about its future. This will be a cult film soon enough. (more…)